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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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.
The County proposes budget amendments to the following FY 2016 CDBG activities.
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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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...
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
“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
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...
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...
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.
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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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...
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...
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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1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for A...
The Westmoreland County <_st13a_personname _w3a_st="on">Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthlyCaregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday,November 8, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKennaCenter for Ac...
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...
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.
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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SPHS Behavioral Health will have Supportive Group for Family Members of Overdose Victims
Please see the attached document for official date/time and locations
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...
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...
One day in January last...
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...
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.
Bryan L. Kline, your Clerk of Courts is looking for crime victims who did not update their address with the Clerk of Courts Office.
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...
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...
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)...
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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Judge Marsili will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, December 29, 2017.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Latisha Igoe was ready to let the world know about the 1-year-old boy she has mothered for months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
(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, ...
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.
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!
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...
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April Kopas WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK firstname.lastname@example.org 724.830.3050 Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank...
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...
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 ...
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:
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!
Follow us @WestCoParksRec to stay up-to-date on news from your Westmoreland County Parks & Trails!
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...
Surcharge increase as of December 1, 2017 per Act 40 and 44 of 2017
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...
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.
An environmental study will help determine the appropriate reuse of a former Mt. Pleasant glass factory by assessing the level of any residual contaminants.
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 ...
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1st, 2017
JCP on New Numbers: $40.25.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st, 2018
Award of Real Estate: $10.00.
Recording Fee: As set forth by Recorder of Deeds.
Additional UPI: As set forth by Recorder of Deeds.
 Effective December 1, 2017, p...
Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.
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...
Military/Veteran Day at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg is January 11, 2018. Download the flyer for the schedule.
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....
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).
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.
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.
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.
Combat Veterans GroupTuesday, Jan. 9, 6-7:30 pmSmithtonPlease see flyer
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 ...
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.
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.
Vet Center Spouse Support Group, Operation Troop Appreciation, Toys for Tots, Semper Fi Odyssey, more
A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 29, 2017
Tell Us About Events Or Jobs For Veterans:
As a service to Pennsylvania’s veteran community, DMVA is committed to sharing notices fro...
Wondering if your provider will still be in-network after Jan. 1st? Search online at https://www.humanamilitary.com/provider-locator
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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-...
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 1, 2017
DMVA Still Needs To Locate 57 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:
Help honor the men and women from Pennsylvania who paid t...
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.
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...
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.
Starting next month, veterans can register for identification cards that prove their military history -- but not everyone who has served will get one.
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.
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...
OUR MISSION:“We welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing readjustment counseling in a caring manner."
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
Latrobe Bulletin--Some once family-run farms, including several here inWestmoreland County, are in need of skilled workers to continuethe tradition of growing crops, raising livestock and otheragricultural ventures.
Guidestar offers this concise guide to downloadable aide donors considering supporting veterans' organizations.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.