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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Christmas "Tree-cycling"

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With the holiday season upon us, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling would like to encourage everyone to give one more gift, a gift to Mother Nature, by recycling your live Christmas tree. After the festivities are finished, you can take your tree to one...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Notice of Change of Meeting Date

Public Meeting Schedule Change

Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Session of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners which was rescheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10am in the Westmoreland County Commissioners Conference Room, 2 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA wi...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

2018 Proposed Budget Available

2018 Proposed Budget Cover Sheet

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires county budgets be prepared on a calendar year basis and be presented and placed on display for a minimum of twenty days prior to adoption.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

We're hiring!

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Job Postings (with deadlines): Probation Officer, Adult Probation & Asst Records Supv, Prison (Dec 19), Court Assistant, Court Admin Office (Dec 14), Conflict Counsel for Criminal Court Cases, Court of Common Pleas (Dec 12), and County (Civil) Engineer.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Notice of Change of Meeting Date

Public Meeting Schedule Change

Notice of Change of Meetings

Notice is hereby given that the following regularly scheduled meetings of the Westmoreland County Commissioners have been cancelled:

Commissioners Public Meeting and the Industrial Development Corporation Meeting of Thursday, De...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Community Holiday Meals in Westmoreland County

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There's no need to be alone on the holiday. Please see this list of area agencies and churches that will be serving community holiday meals.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Westmoreland County to help Vandergrift raze blighted, unsafe buildings

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Vandergrift officials have reached an agreement with the Westmoreland County Land Bank to demolish vacant buildings in the borough in an effort to revitalize the area.

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Amendment to the Westmoreland County Community Development Block Grant Program

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

The County proposes budget amendments to the following FY 2016 CDBG activities.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

WCIDC Board Accepts Proposal for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Colony Holding Companies' proposed design for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Greensburg, Pa., September 7, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC), Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, today announced their acceptance of a proposal from Colony Holdin...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA) joins the ConnectHome Nation initiative

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Media Contact: Michael L. Washowich, Executive Director                          724-832-7248

Greensburg, PA, August 21, 2017 – We...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Land Bank Awarded Grant to Boost Community Pride in Sutersville Borough

Community Foundation Summer Interns with April Kopas

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators Awarded CCAP 2017 Affiliate of the Year

2017 CCAP Award

Each year, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) selects an organization they are associated with as the Affiliate of the Year to recognize outstanding efforts in moving the county mission forward.

The 2017 Outstanding Affiliate of th...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

WCIDC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony at Jeannette Glass Site

Jeannette Groundbreaking

The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

$600K grant aims to clear Westmoreland brownfield sites for repurposing

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“These brownfield sites, perceived to be contaminated spaces, can be converted for another industrial or commercial use,” said April Kopas, executive director of Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority. Photo credit: Kyle Hodges

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Receives $175,000 for Accessible Housing Programs

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland

The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency has been awarded a $175,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund to rehabilitate single-fami...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Juror Donation Program - Update

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Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

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Great things have been done with the help of Westmoreland County citizens serving as jurors since the inception of the juror donation program in September, 2016. Over $10,00...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Mom Credits Caseworker for Saving Life from Addiction

Bailey Noll, Photo credit: Steph Chambers, Tribune-Review

Bailey Noll hid her heroin addiction from her young son's curious eyes.

“I never let Paxton be around when I was using,” she said.

She would lock herself in her North Huntingdon bedroom to inject the drug.

One day in January last year, she didn't come out.

He...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Prepare Your Home for Winter

How Prepared Are You for Winter infographic

Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its winter outlook, which calls for a cooler and wetter than usual winter for the northern United States. As winter moves closer by the day, prepare your home now for tomorrow’s bitt...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

State Fire Commissioner Announces $30 Million Available for Fire/Volunteer Ambulance Grants

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 Feb. 3, 2017

State Fire Commissioner Announces $30 Million Available for Fire and Volunteer Ambulance Grant Applicants

 Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay an...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Governor Wolf Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today declared a state of emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Pennsylvania, especially in the southeast and south central regions of the state. The disaster emergency proclamatio...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Safety and Precautionary Measures Urged Ahead of Potentially Severe Storm (PA Dept of Agriculture)

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Harrisburg, PA - With winter weather poised to strike the Mid-Atlantic this weekend, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding urged Pennsylvanians to take precautions should the threat of potentially-severe storms hold true.

“Snowfall and low temperatu...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

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Follow us @WCDPS911 for the latest Westmoreland County DPS news and updates.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Caregiver hands

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone ...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

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1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for A...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

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November 8, 2017
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the McKennaCenter for Ac...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

Details, including meeting dates and registration

Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: December 30, 2015

4 gain access to Derry-area home after 1 falsely claims to work for Area Agency on Aging

Warnings of a scheme that targets the elderly were issued Tuesday because a group of people deemed “suspicious” gained entry to a Westmoreland County resident's home.

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Westmoreland Area Agency on Aging lends support to caregivers

It's been emotionally draining and heartbreaking for Peg Wiley to watch her husband slip into dementia...

Every month, she looks forward to one day in particular marked on her calendar — the second Wednesday.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

Details, including meeting dates and registration

BH/DS
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Family Overdose Support Group

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Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month in Monessen

Every 4th Tuesday of the Month in Charleroi

SPHS Behavioral Health will have Supportive Group for Family Members of Overdose Victims

Please see the attached document for official date/time and locations 

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Posted on: February 20, 2013

Health Resource Guide for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing Available

The Behavioral Health Task Force for Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing of Allegheny County today announced the updating of the Resource Guide for Southwestern Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Providers.

This resource guide lists regiona...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

Details, including meeting dates and registration

Children's Bureau
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators Awarded CCAP 2017 Affiliate of the Year

2017 CCAP Award

Each year, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) selects an organization they are associated with as the Affiliate of the Year to recognize outstanding efforts in moving the county mission forward.

The 2017 Outstanding Affiliate of th...

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: June 26, 2017

DeLuzio & Company, LLP Donate Over 400 lbs of Clothing to Westmoreland County Children's Bureau

Westmoreland County Children's Bureau and Deluzio & Company staff with Clothing Drive Donations

Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau recently received a generous donation of 482.2 lbs. of clothing by Deluzio & Company, LLP! 

Through networking, the firm learned that the Children’s Bureau keeps a “children&a...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Mom Credits Caseworker for Saving Life from Addiction

Bailey Noll, Photo credit: Steph Chambers, Tribune-Review

Bailey Noll hid her heroin addiction from her young son's curious eyes.

“I never let Paxton be around when I was using,” she said.

She would lock herself in her North Huntingdon bedroom to inject the drug.

One day in January last...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Children's Bureau Director Celebrates Children's Roundtable at Governor's Mansion

Shara Saveikis with Governor and First Lady Wolf

On June 10th Governor Wolf and First Lady Wolf, along with members of the Supreme Court invited approximately 73 professionals and their guest, to the Governor’s Mansion in recognition of their valuable contributions to Pennsylvania Children, in celebrati...Read on...

More info on PA State Roundtable Movement Children's Bureau

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Attention Crime Victims

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Bryan L. Kline, your Clerk of Courts is looking for crime victims who did not update their address with the Clerk of Courts Office.

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

House Judiciary Committee Testimony

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On May 5th 2014, Bryan Kline, your Clerk of Courts testified at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing as a participate of the Restitution in Pennsylvania Task Force. He was appointed to this task force by the governor in 2011. Bryan has been a strong advoca...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Amendment to the Westmoreland County Community Development Block Grant Program

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

The County proposes budget amendments to the following FY 2016 CDBG activities.

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

Mt. Pleasant receives more than $45K to upgrade Frick Park

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By A.J. Panian Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 p.m. The cracks in the asphalt surface of the basketball court at Frick Park in Mt. Pleasant have widened through the years, said James M. Wojnar, a borough councilman and chairman of the council's parks and r...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

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Greensburg, Pa., The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners and the Westmoreland County Land Bank announced the creation of a new program and partnership for homeownership today. $160,000 was secured from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)...

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Community Development

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Controller’s Office garners National Honors for the 30th consecutive year

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The Westmoreland County Controller’s Office has been recognized for the 30th straight year for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.

This is the highest form of recognition afforded to governments for financial r...

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

2016 Annual Report

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Judge Marsili's Motions Court Cancelled - December 29, 2017

Judge Marsili will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Courts
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

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Greensburg, PA November 7, 2017: On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United States and many other countries to advanc...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Juror Donation Program - Update

Juror Donation Program

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

Vincent Van Gogh

Great things have been done with the help of Westmoreland County citizens serving as jurors since the inception of the juror donation program in September, 2016. Over $10,00...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Westmoreland County wage growth among fastest in the nation

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The average weekly wage for Westmoreland County in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $829, a 6% increase over the same period in 2016. The percentage change placed it 18th among the 347 largest counties in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Reaches Construction Milestone

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The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – a cleanburning natural gas-fueled power plant project – has reached a major construction milestone: 1 million work hours stemming from some 600 construction jobs.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

WCIDC Receives $305K in Grant & Loan Funding

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The WCIDC Board of Directors announced today the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund has committed a $285,000 loan and a $20,000 grant to the WCIDC to support renovations at The Corner, an entrepreneurial center located in downtown New Kensington.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Wolf Administration Participates in Recognition of Tucker Auto-Mation

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On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

WCIDC Board Accepts Proposal for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Colony Holding Companies' proposed design for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

The Westmoreland County Land Bank can now enter into a formal agreement with Colony Holding for the 6.4-acre parcel for a purchase price of $2.1 million.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

WCIDC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony at Jeannette Glass Site

Jeannette Groundbreaking

The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program

Press Release... Development Council
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Gov. Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass

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Governor Wolf announced $1.14 million in funding to support work along the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass while minimizing closures and disruptions on the PA turnpike.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

WCIDC announces ownership of former Jeannette Glass plant

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The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) announced today the Westmoreland County Tax Bureau has signed over the deed to the WCIDC for the former Jeannette Glass property

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

2018 Proposed Budget Available

2018 Proposed Budget Cover Sheet

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires county budgets be prepared on a calendar year basis and be presented and placed on display for a minimum of twenty days prior to adoption.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Vaping quadruples chance of smoking cigarettes in young adults, Pitt study says

Young adults who use e-cigarettes or “vape” are four times more likely to pick up a regular cigarette habit, according to a University of Pittsburgh study released Monday.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Westmoreland income figures show county's aging base

Murrysville has one of the highest median household incomes in the region, and that allows it to keep improving the facilities and amenities that attract higher-income residents, Chief Administrator James Morrison said.

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Federal, state budgets could have 'major' impact on local food banks

“Every year, we struggle to make sure we have enough to provide food not only for the holidays but for all the other days.People are hungry all year long.”

Human Services
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign gets off to slow start

The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania's Red Kettle campaign is off to a slower start than last year, sending organizers scrambling to meet their fundraising goal by Christmas Eve.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Local nonprofits can apply for grants from Greensburg Rotary

Greensburg-area nonprofits could be eligible for a grant from the Rotary Club of Greensburg.

The club is accepting applications for grants from its Madeline Nichols Fund for projects that benefit the community.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Westmoreland farm community provides holiday feast for county's homeless

Greensburg homeless shelter residents Beth Briggs and her friend, Sueann Hayden, were amazed at the generosity of those who donated food and volunteered to cook and serve a sumptuous holiday meal at a city church Tuesday for those less fortunate.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Operation Santa Claus

As it has for 33 years, Operation Santa Claus will again make sure that thousands of needy Western Pennsylvania families enjoy the gift of a holiday meal.

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

New Kensington nonprofit co-founder pays visit to White House

A co-founder of the New Kensington-based nonprofit addiction counseling center Lost Dreams Awakening visited the White House on Monday to advocate for increased support of addiction recovery programs.

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Presents for Patients looks for gifts, volunteers to visit 26 nursing homes

For Virginia Latsko, the holidays are a time when the community — such as student groups and church youth organizations — reaches out with gifts and visits elderly patients at The Grove of Irwin, the North Huntingdon nursing home.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Greensburg cathedral's Christmas tree signifies help for the homeless

The Christmas tree erected in front of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral is more than a holiday decoration.

The cathedral community calls it the “Tree of Hope,” a symbol of theBethlehem Project that aims to alleviate homelessness in Westmoreland County.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Tax preparers for senior citizens needed in Westmoreland County

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (TCE) needs volunteers, age 55 and older, to help people file their tax returns, according to Westmoreland County Community College.

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

LIHEAP, Dollar Energy Fund helping low-income residents with winter heating bills

Low-income residents who need help paying for wintertime energy bills and others who encounter major energy-related emergencies are still covered by federal and local programs, but the money usually goes fast.

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Director's leadership has helped Latrobe homeless shelter expand its mission

While a sophomore at Saint Vincent College in 2004, Dan Carney worked as a cook and waiter at a Latrobe restaurant, often serving a handful of homeless men from the nearby Union Mission shelter who came in to use free meal vouchers.

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled

Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled PA recently launched a new state website providing resources for older Pennsylvanians and younger ones with disabilities. Home and community services can be found on this online, easily searchable si...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Bill would simplify process for seniors seeking food aid

Squeezed between a fixed income and rising medical expenses, Pat Taylor, 72, of Penn Hills, said she considers the box of food she and her husband receive every month to be a godsend.

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Police to offer car seat inspections in Westmoreland County

State police will conduct free car seat safety checks in Westmoreland County during the next week as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD

Experiencing sexual assault or child sexual abuse, or living through accidents, disaster or witnessing death can all be contributing factors for PTSD, in addition to time in combat with the military.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Greensburg nonprofit distributes free clothing

Visitors to downtown Greensburg probably noticed a few things that seemed out of place Monday: plastic bags filled with hats, scarves and mittens affixed to light poles, parking meters and other conspicuous locations.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Westmoreland groups raise awareness for homeless, hungry

Westmoreland Community Action officials will recognize National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week with several events, starting with a candlelight vigil Monday night at the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Community Holiday Meals in Westmoreland Co.

There's no need to be alone on the holiday. Please see this list of area agencies and churches that will be serving community holiday meals.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Latrobe, Greensburg homeless shelters have beds ready for winter

When the weather outside is fit for neither man nor beast, a group of Westmoreland County social service agencies is guaranteeing the homeless a place to stay.

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Greensburg now home to clinic that helps veterans with PTSD and addiction issues

The growing problem of substance abuse and the growing numbers of veterans who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder means there are plenty of people who are dealing with both issues.

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Westmoreland County families grow through annual 'Adoption Day'

Latisha Igoe was ready to let the world know about the 1-year-old boy she has mothered for months.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

United Way needs volunteers to provide free tax prep

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania hopes to recruit more than 470 volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to eligible area wage-earners from January through mid-April.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Applications accepted for LIHEAP grants

The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins accepting applications Nov. 1 for cash grants sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Valley Points Family YMCA in New Kensington mentors tomorrow's leaders

Jerry Jefferson asked a roomful of young men at the Valley Points Family YMCA in New Kensington what they would do if they had $2,000.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Help Operation Reindeer make the holidays happier

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Donations Needed for Operation Reindeer!

Operation Reindeer is Mental Health America’s annual drive to provide Christmas gifts for Westmoreland County residents at Torrance State Hospital (TSH), a long term facility for psychiatric patients.

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Human Services
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Here are a few suggestions on how to choose a nursing home

Here are a few suggestions on how to choose a nursing home

JULIAN GRAY AND FRANK PETRICH

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

OCT 23, 2017

Finding a nursing home can be a daunting task whether it is for you or your spouse, parent or friend.

As many as two-thirds of us, at ...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Community HealthChoices meeting draws questions, concern

The state Department of Human Services is presenting more than 40 community meetings over several weeks in the 14 counties for which Community HealthChoices takes effect Jan. 1.

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Tips on making a home more accessible without major construction

For those who need a more accessible living space, outfitting your home for walkers, wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices requires forethought and planning. But it doesn’t have to involve major renovation projects or big budgets.

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

New Faith in Action program launched for active adults

From the Latrobe Bulletin:

Laurel Faith in Action staff member Sibby McLaughlin, rider Minnie Bishop, new rider Beverly Kreuzberger, guide Sandy Romano and staff member Dee Kane participate in first guided trip of the new program.Laurel Faith in Action lau...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Move to close Pennsylvania state-care facilities panned, hailed by advocates of disabled

A bill pending in the Pennsylvania House has exposed fissures in the disability-rights community over the viability of large state-run institutions that care for the disabled.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

Details, including meeting dates and registration

Human Services
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Changes ahead for seniors selecting Medigap supplement insurance

A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance.

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Have you lost a Loved One who suffers from addiction?

Date, time, and location of the grief support groups for Mental Health America

Mental Health America is opening their doors to anyone who has lost a loved one who suffers from addiction. The "Loving and Losing - The War on Addiction" grief support group begins May 31st at 7 p.m. and will meet the last Wednesday of every mo...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Substance Abuse Forum and Education, Penn-Trafford HS, Sept. 20th

(S.A.F.E.) Substance Abuse Forum and Education WHERE: PENN TRAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. In an effort to deal with the ongoing drug crisis and its effect on our youth in Westmoreland County, ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

Pitt study links exercise, delay in mental decline

There's no question exercise is beneficial on many fronts, and a new study links calorie-burning in older people to delaying the onset of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Registration Open for 2018 PTSD Trainings

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Start the New Year off right with our training’s in sight for the 2018 year! The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Project has many different trainings to offer you and your staff, check out our flyers and registrations for the training that fits you best!

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Westmoreland County looks to restore troubled youth through refurbished furniture program

Anthony Cremonese, community service work coordinator for Westmoreland County juvenile probation

A new Westmoreland County program will help restore victims of juvenile crime by restoring and selling old furniture. 

 The juvenile probation program will take offenders who owe both community service and restitution for five weeks and h...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Substance Abuse Forum and Education (S.A.F.E.)

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Community, parents, students, churches, police, businesses, civic organizations: In an effort to deal with the drug crisis and its effect on our youth, this panel focuses on free community drug prevention efforts and intervention and treatment options.

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

New Kensington-Arnold Youth Commission volunteers seek to put youths 'on right track'

Judge Bononi swears in members of New Kensington Arnold Youth Commission

By serving on the New Kensington-Arnold Youth Commission, Aaron Moore hopes to provide troubled children with the father figure he lacked growing up. “I see myself in them,” Moore said. “I've been where they've been.” Moore is one of at least a half-dozen...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Land Bank Hosts Volunteer Home Improvement Event in Jeannette

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Westmoreland County Land Bank is recruiting volunteers to provide interior and exterior cosmetic improvements on a residential structure located in Jeannette. The event will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Westmoreland County to help Vandergrift raze blighted, unsafe buildings

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Vandergrift officials have reached an agreement with the Westmoreland County Land Bank to demolish vacant buildings in the borough in an effort to revitalize the area.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Land Bank Awarded Grant to Boost Community Pride in Sutersville Borough

Community Foundation Summer Interns with April Kopas

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Land bank sells Irwin building

Property at 207 Main Street, Irwin, PA

A long-vacant former restaurant and hotel building in downtown Irwin has been sold to a North Huntingdon man who plans to renovate the three-story structure the borough had condemned into six apartments on the top two floors and possibly a commercial use ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Westmoreland County property auction to expand

Westmoreland County's land bank is expected to add four more parcels to its inventory Wednesday at the first of what could be as many as four judicial sales this year of tax-delinquent properties.

The county land bank, created in 2014 to return bl...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Students tear into work on Greensburg Habitat for Humanity project

Plaster rained from the ceiling and chunks of wall tumbled down the stairs as a group of students eagerly tore through a decrepit Greensburg home Saturday.

Davina Broker, 18, of Irwin especially liked ripping up the lathe boards inside the walls.

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Boroughs Have Another Tool to Fight Blight

Boroughs across Pennsylvania will have another tool to fight blight in their communities with Act 84 of 2016, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. It will exempt land banks from the state realty transfer tax. The legislation, previously HB 1198, co...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April Kopas WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK akopas@co.westmoreland.pa.us 724.830.3050 Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank...

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Land Bank
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Joseph Petrarca D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana www.pahouse.com/petrarca Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties HARRISBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca will introduce...

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Land Bank

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Laugh out loud for a good cause at Comedy Nights!

2018 Comedy Night spotlight

Laugh away the winter blues at two Comedy Nights hosted by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation and the Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trail chapters!

The Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trails are hosting a Comedy Night on Saturday, February ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

When the snow falls... Come to Twin Lakes Park!

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The Twin Lakes Park Boathouse, located along the lower lake, offers cross-country ski rentals for the whole family during the winter months. Rental rates are as follows:

  • $5.00/hour
  • $7.50/half day (less than 4 hours)
  • $12.00/full day (more than 4 hours)
  • $25.00 ...
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Posted on: December 13, 2012

Like Us on Facebook!

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Follow us at "WestmorelandParkandRec" to stay up-to-date on new Parks and Rec information and programs, such as Festivals, Summer Concerts, Camps for Kids, Free Fishing Derbies, and more!

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Posted on: December 13, 2012

Follow us on Twitter!

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Follow us @WestCoParksRec to stay up-to-date on news from your Westmoreland County Parks & Trails!

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Westmoreland County Seeking Community Input for the Upcoming Comprehensive Plan

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

Westmoreland County is looking for community input concerning the upcoming Comprehensive Plan and we need your help! Reimagining Our Westmoreland will be a comprehensive strategy and policy guide for County officials, as well as provide more high level st...

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Project Website Planning

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Fee Schedule Update

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Surcharge increase as of December 1, 2017 per Act 40 and 44 of 2017

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

'Welcome home,' 16 new U.S. citizens told at naturalization ceremony in Greensburg

Christina O'Brien speaking at Naturalization ceremony

In all, there were 16 candidates. 

They came from 13 countries on five continents, ranged in age from 19 to 73 and represented a veritable melting pot of ethnicities. 

All had waited for years and traveled thousands of miles on a journey t...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Fee Schedule

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A new fee schedule will be in effect as of November 30, 2017.  If you have any questions, contact us at (724) 830-3518 or email ROD@co.westmoreland.pa.us. 

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

$600K grant aims to clear Westmoreland brownfield sites for repurposing

Greensburg Transfer & Storage Building, Depot Street

“These brownfield sites, perceived to be contaminated spaces, can be converted for another industrial or commercial use,” said April Kopas, executive director of Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority. Photo credit: Kyle Hodges

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Receives $175,000 for Accessible Housing Programs

The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency has been awarded a $175,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund to rehabilitate single-fami...

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Redevelopment Authority
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Utilizes EPA Grant for Mt. Pleasant Brownfield

An environmental study will help determine the appropriate reuse of a former Mt. Pleasant glass factory by assessing the level of any residual contaminants.

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Penn Park in Mt. Pleasant Borough complete, dedicated by borough

Mt. Pleasant, PA - In the east end of town, on the site of the former Penn Theater, a unique park concept combining a Parklet with a parking lot will be dedicated by the Borough, Thursday, October 20, 2016. Local residents Bob and Donna ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Notice of Fee Changes

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EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1st, 2017

JCP on New Numbers: $40.25.[1]

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st, 2018

Award of Real Estate: $10.00.[2]

Recording Fee: As set forth by Recorder of Deeds.[3]

Additional UPI: As set forth by Recorder of Deeds.[4]

[1] Effective December 1, 2017, p...

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Register of Wills
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

Additional Info... Register of Wills

Posted on: November 30, 2017

2018 Dog Licenses are now available

Black Labrador Retriever

Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

Posted on: December 12, 2017

VA and Humane Society of United States Announce Partnership

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to encourage Veterans to consider pet ownership and volunteer opportunities with community...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 11, 2017

PA Farm Show Salutes Military, Veterans

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Military/Veteran Day at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg is January 11, 2018. Download the flyer for the schedule.

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Navy League Foundation Scholarships

The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Scholarships are available only to children/grandchildren of current/former members of the Sea Services....

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

VA Exploring Alternative Treatments for TBI and PTSD

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will use two innovative treatments to ease the everyday challenges associated with living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Many Tricare Users Must Update Payment Information Soon

Many Tricare users who pay annual or monthly enrollment fees or premiums must update their payment information by the end of the month -- or risk losing coverage.

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Area veterans can be free of hepatitis C with help from VA Pittsburgh

I'm free of hepatitis C. You can be, too.

Those two sentences, appearing on area billboards and buses and in newspapers as 2017 comes to a close, are intended to get the attention of veterans serviced by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

'Wall of Faces' still seeking 1 photo of Westmoreland vet killed in Vietnam

In about a year and a half, the “Wall of Faces” project in Washington, D.C., was able to solicit photos of every nearly every Westmoreland County veteran killed during the Vietnam War.

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Have you deployed?

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Combat Veterans Group
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6-7:30 pm
Smithton
Please see flyer

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 7, 2017

DMVA Digest December 6

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DMVA Still Needs To Locate 51 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:

Help honor those from Pennsylvania who paid the ultimate sacrifice as a result of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund virtual Wall of Faces in ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 5, 2017

VA Suspends Applications for New ID Cards

he Department of Veterans Affairs has suspended applications for its new veteran identification card program due to a large number of applicants, according to a notice on its website.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Military Times Veterans Benefits e-book available now

This year’s Benefits Guide will help service members, veterans & family members navigate some of the changes made to their benefits programs, and provide an overview of other offerings — military child care to moving help to home loans, and many more.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Pittsburgh Vet Center Newsletter, Dec. 1, 2017

Vet Center Spouse Support Group, Operation Troop Appreciation, Toys for Tots, Semper Fi Odyssey, more

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

DMVA Digest

A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 29, 2017

 DMVA News

Tell Us About Events Or Jobs For Veterans:

As a service to Pennsylvania’s veteran community, DMVA is committed to sharing notices fro...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 30, 2017

New Tricare providers for 2018 listed

Wondering if your provider will still be in-network after Jan. 1st? Search online at https://www.humanamilitary.com/provider-locator

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Wreaths sought for veterans' graves in North Huntingdon

Rhonda Hunt is on a mission to place memorial wreaths on the graves of close to 2,100 veterans buried in two North Huntingdon cemeteries this holiday season.

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This h...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Deadly Parasite linked to cancer in Vietnam Veterans

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet... See https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/infectious-diseases/cholangiocarcinoma.asp for VA info on this.

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Pro

VA is taking action in response to a phone line that appears to be set up to take advantage of Veterans who misdial the Veterans Choice Program phone line.

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Veterans Court helps vets get their lives back on track

BECKLEY, W.Va. — In an office outside Judge Andrew Dimlich’s chambers on the bottom floor of the Raleigh County Judicial Annex, nine men and women in professional attire sit at a boardroom table. (Learn about Westmoreland County's Vete...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Tricare Users Must Make Provider, Plan Changes Before Blackout Date

Tricare users soon will be blocked for more than three weeks from making changes to their plans or primary-care providers thanks to the system's upcoming shift to a new pair of contractors and region shake-up.

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with combat, but trauma comes in many forms. About 7 or 8 percent of people experience PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

DMVA Digest November 15

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On Veterans Day, PA Remembers Those Who Served:

"Pennsylvania's Adjutant General Tony Carrelli and I are committed to doing everything we can for our veterans and active military members and have been working to expand services an...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United Statesand many other countries to advance the cause of freedom and justice...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2017

New Veterans ID card application process delayed

The VA has not yet published the process for obtaining the cards but is expected to later this month. Veterans can register now on Vets.gov to verify eligibility, which will be necessary before obtaining the cards.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Veterans with Hearing Loss can obtain a talk-to-text phone at no cost

 Through the Heroes with Hearing Loss program, eligible Veterans can listen and read word-for-word captions of everything said to you over the phone. Please see the program website, then contact Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs office at 724-...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Thornberry: Defense Bill Conferees Kept People a Priority

With military operations staying high, and service member deaths by accident alarming, House-Senate conferees negotiating a final defense bill for fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill rejected most Senate-passed provisions to slow compensation growth...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

DMVA Digest November 8

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 8, 2017

 

DMVA Still Needs To Locate 54 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:

Help honor those from Pennsylvania who paid the ultimate sacrifice ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Nonprofit sets goals for connecting Pittsburgh-area veterans and jobs

At least 50 organizations in the Pittsburgh region have declared a mission to serve veterans in some capacity, from housing assistance to education to social services.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

FTC settles with Moon company over endorsements of schools for veterans

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Victory Media following an investigation of the Moon company for practices used to recommend schools to military veterans.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

IRS has Resources for Veterans, Current Members of the Military

As the nation prepares to celebrate Veterans Day, the IRS reminds them that they may be eligible for certain tax benefits. There are also tax benefits that can affect current members of the military.

The IRS has resources for both these groups. The followi...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Saint Vincent College awards new scholarship for veterans

Navy Veteran and Saint Vincent College Graduate Student August I. Sander, of Greensburg, is the first recipient of the new Saint Vincent College Veterans Scholarship.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

North Huntingdon Civil War veteran gets tombstone, military marker more than 125 years after his dea

A Civil War soldier from North Huntingdon who spent 125 years in an unmarked grave now has a headstone and flag in time for Veterans Day, thanks to a discovery last year that he scrawled his name on a wall of a Virginia house near the battles of Bull Run.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Vets Must Apply Online for New VA ID Card

The online portal to apply will not go live until November 14th; however, if you are not yet registered in vets.gov, you can do so now. For the new ID card you will need to scan and upload a government issued photo ID--driver's license or passport.

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

PA DMVA News Nov. 1, 2017

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 1, 2017

 DMVA News

DMVA Still Needs To Locate 57 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:

Help honor the men and women from Pennsylvania who paid t...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Air Force honors North Huntingdon war hero with building dedication

Ten years to the day after he died on a reconnaissance mission in Iraq, a North Huntingdon man was honored by Air Force officials in California, who named a building at Travis Air Force Base in his memory.

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Veterans Connect newsletter is here

Veterans Connect Pittsburgh-Vol. 3

In this edition:•Director’s message•Emergency Care at a Non-VA Facility (with detachable wallet card)•Connect to Your Care•Environmental Registries•Telehealth Program Spotlight•Healthy Living...

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Posted on: October 28, 2017

Findlay sergeant’s single act of kindness launches effort to help military families

The Air Force civil engineer, now a chief master sergeant, had returned from deployment one week earlier and heard about a couple whose gutters needed to be repaired but whose son could not help because he was on deployment.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Veterans with 'Bad Paper' Won't Get New VA ID Cards

 Starting next month, veterans can register for identification cards that prove their military history -- but not everyone who has served will get one.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

PA Veteran Farm Trail spotlights operations of those who serve

Rising early, working hard and coming back for more the next day. That could be a description of life in a military unit, but it also applies to the routine of Ralph Frye and his son, Todd, on their Unity dairy farm.

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Military Ticket Offers

Below are a variety of offers for military members, (active, reserve, retired) and families.

Military Ticket Offers

 

To purchase tickets, please use the links provided or order by phone by calling the Group Sales Department at 412-804-7904. The spe...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Pittsburgh Vet Center Quarterly Newsletter

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OUR MISSION:“We welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing readjustment counseling in a caring manner."

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

VA technique cuts emergency wait times

Veterans Health Administration hospitals around the country are adopting a Pittsburgh-developed technique for reducing emergency room waits and making sure vets can quickly see a specialist after an ER visit.

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Here's How the 2018 Tricare Changes Impact Retirees

A series of changes to Tricare ushered in through a periodic contractor update or ordered by Congress have major impacts on current and future military retirees, including how they enroll in coverage and what they pay out of pocket.

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Here's How Tricare's 2017 Changes Affect You

A series of sweeping Tricare changes could have a big impact on some of the military health care system's users -- including an extra three months of deductible-free coverage.

Are you one of them? Here's what you need to know.

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Flu Shots for Veterans

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Flu shot season is here again! VAHS Pittsburgh is currently providing the vaccine at HJ Heinz, University Drive, and at all CBOC locations. VA is also partnering with Walgreens to provided shots to enrolled vets at participating locations.

Enrollment in th...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Tet Party 24 February 2017

Tet 50th Anniversary flyer

Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County invite you to the 50th anniversary "Year of the Dog" event at All Saints Brewery, 24 February 2018 from 3 to 9 pm. Route 119 N at Roseytown Rd., Greensburg, PA

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Persian Gulf vets have one year left to apply for state bonus

Veterans who were on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations between Aug. 2, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991, have one year left to claim a state bonus, according to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year

Annville, PA - Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have exactly one year from today to collect a special on...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Changes Are Coming to TRICARE. Are You Ready?

Changes are coming to your TRICARE benefit beginning January 1, 2018. These changes will give you more benefit choices, improving your access to care and simplifying cost shares.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Get the facts about Elder Abuse & Veterans

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National studies find that over 10% of older adults are the victims of elder abuse annually, and almost 10 million Veterans are 65 or older.

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Local group links veterans with farmers for on-the-job training

Latrobe Bulletin--Some once family-run farms, including several here in
Westmoreland County, are in need of skilled workers to continue
the tradition of growing crops, raising livestock and other
agricultural ventures.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers

Guidestar offers this concise guide to downloadable aide donors considering supporting veterans' organizations.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

A message from VA Pittsburgh re: Changes to Homemaker Home Health Aide Program

I am writing to inform you of some important changes we are making to the Homemaker Home Health Aide (HHHA) services program at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. This communication is extensive because this issue is complex, and I would like to provide the...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 19, 2016

Veterans eligible to receive free cybersecurity training

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Hire Our Heroes have teamed up to offer training for Veterans in cybersecurity, in support of Veterans join our nation’s cybersecurity workforce.

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

VA Launches New No-Cost IT Training Programs

VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs

Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Service members and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training progra...Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Annual Poster and Essay Contest Open

Fire Safety Poster Contest winner

Poster contest is for all students in the 4th and 5th grades of public, parochial and private schools in Westmoreland County. Essay contest is open to all 6th and 7th grade students in Westmoreland County schools.

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WCIDC

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Westmoreland County wage growth among fastest in the nation

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The average weekly wage for Westmoreland County in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $829, a 6% increase over the same period in 2016. The percentage change placed it 18th among the 347 largest counties in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Reaches Construction Milestone

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The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – a cleanburning natural gas-fueled power plant project – has reached a major construction milestone: 1 million work hours stemming from some 600 construction jobs.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: October 26, 2017

WCIDC Receives $305K in Grant & Loan Funding

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund

The WCIDC Board of Directors announced today the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund has committed a $285,000 loan and a $20,000 grant to the WCIDC to support renovations at The Corner, an entrepreneurial center located in downtown New Kensington.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Wolf Administration Participates in Recognition of Tucker Auto-Mation

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On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

DEP and Westmoreland County Partners Tour Jeannette Glass Site

DEP Visit to Jeannette Glass Site

PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell toured the Jeannette Glass Site to see first-hand the importance of brownfields program at work. The WCIDC led the tour of the 13-acre site with city, county and state officials.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

WCIDC Board Accepts Proposal for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Colony Holding Companies' proposed design for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

The Westmoreland County Land Bank can now enter into a formal agreement with Colony Holding for the 6.4-acre parcel for a purchase price of $2.1 million.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: June 1, 2017

WCIDC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony at Jeannette Glass Site

Jeannette Groundbreaking

The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: February 8, 2017

Envelope company bringing manufacturing from overseas to South Greensburg

South Greensburg Commons

Standard Envelope plans to expand from six employees to 75 as it moves its operations from Unity to the 68,653-square-foot space in South Greensburg Commons it leases from the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Gov. Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass

Amos K. Hutshinson Toll Plaza

Governor Wolf announced $1.14 million in funding to support work along the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass while minimizing closures and disruptions on the PA turnpike.

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Letter from Commissioners: PA Department of Health Annual Survey

During the week of September 12, 2016 the Pennsylvania Department of Health conducted its annual survey of Westmoreland Manor. We want to be clear to the Manor's residents, their families, and county taxpayers that we take every finding seriously.

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PA DOH Survey 2016 Westmoreland Manor