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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...
Westmoreland County Hazardous Materials Response Team 800 and the Department of Public Safety were joined September 28 by the Westmoreland County Commissioners for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate and officially place Hazard 800 in service. Hazard 80...
During an extreme heat event, check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day. The elderly, people with a chronic medical condition, children, homeless or poor, outdoor workers, and athletes are most at-risk to heat sickness.
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...
Westmoreland County DPS took possession of two 175 kW generators this week to be available during disasters to augment emergency power for municipal emergency operations in three municipalities.
The disasters of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee...Read on...
Some exciting news for one of our own Dispatchers, Rachel Kuras Nolf was able to assist a family in Murrysville on September 9th with the delivery of a healthy baby girl! Director Mertz along with his staff was able to present Rachel with a Certificate a...Read on...
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Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians can use free tools available from the ReadyPA app to take simple steps to make sure they’re ready for any type of incident. September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide month-long effort to encourage households, b...Read on...
The WestmorelandCounty <_st13a_personname _w3a_st="on">Area Agency on Aging extendsan invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held atthe McKenna Center f...
Provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania at participating Farmer's Markets from June 1 to November 30, 2017.
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.
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
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...
On April 5, 2017, the Capitol Rotunda was filled with people supporting awareness of child abuse and gathering to recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals who are shining examples of people working to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengtheni...
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...
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...
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...
Electronic filing of juvenile court and child dependency documents have started in Westmoreland County.
The Jeannette Homebuyer Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 on South Sixth Street in Jeannette. Attendees will be able to participate in a Q & A Homebuyer Panel, meet personally with pre-purchase counselors and loan offi...
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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Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meetings of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners and the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:00am will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at...
Westmoreland County is seeking applicants for the position of Sergeant for the Westmoreland County Prison. The purpose of this position is to maintain prison security and supervise and direct the activities of prison staff.
This position is the first line ...
Please note that Domestic Relations Office has a position for Domestic Relations Aide open for placement. Any interested candidates should submit in writing their interests no later than July 14 at 4:00pm to the Director:
Siemens Corporation is establishing a 290,000-square-foot presence at RIDC Westmoreland. Siemens Energy division expects to employ about 200 people at the facility when it opens in 2018.
The special court was initiated in 2015 as county officials struggled with a growing drug epidemic that has flooded courtrooms with cases and prisons with addicted defendants. The number of fatal drug overdoses in Westmoreland County has set rec...
Notice is hereby given that the Tax Assessment Roll shall be open for public inspection at Office of the Westmoreland County Board of Assessment Appeals, 40 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 440, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601, on the dates from July 1, 20...
The Westmoreland County Land Bank & the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking developers for the purchase & development of prime commercial property along the Route 30 corridor in Jeannette.
“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 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
The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland announced the agency is the recipient of a $600,000 federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to perform environmental assessments countywide in an effort to address brownfield sites.
(May 15, 2017) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank, is providing seed money to Adelphoi USA for the development of a pocket park on Ligonier Street in Latrobe. The site is a former bakery that has bee...
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Office of the Prothonotary is warning people about a telephone scam being used to get money or personal information.
The scam begins when the caller ID indicates the incoming call is coming from the PA Courts — ...
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...
Westmoreland County Juvenile Detention and Shelter successfully completed their PREA Audit on Monday, March 27, 2017.
One day in January last year, she didn't come out.
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...
The Westmoreland County Local Rules (complete set) and the Orphan’s Rules have been updated in re-pagination and can be reprinted by users.
The printable version of both the local Orphans’ Court rules and the complete set of Westmoreland County Local Court Rules are now available on the County Website under Local Rules on the Court Administration web page. Please disregard the previ...
The scam begins when the caller ID indicates the incoming call is coming from the PA Courts &a...
Please note: Westmoreland County Local Orphans’ Court Rules were published in the PA Bulletin Volume 47, Number 17 on April 29, 2017. They will become effective on May 29, 2017. “
Jeffrey Patterson broke a smile and said he didn't expect a standing ovation from 18 members of a state legislative panel who listened Wednesday to his emotional testimony about his drug addiction.
He said it made him feel good about himself, somethin...Read on...
Beginning on this date, state forms MUST be used where applicable. Local forms can no longer be used where a state form exists. Please consult the Unified Judicial System website linked below. Sherry Magretti Hamilton, Esq. Register of Wills and Clerk of ...
Effective January 2016 pursuant to the Pennsylvania Act 54 of 2015, Westmoreland County citizens summoned for jury duty can request to be excused and will be exempted from service if the individual is:
1. 75 years of age or older, or2. A judge, mag...Read on...
More than 100 regional businesses are supporting construction of the 925-megawatt (MW) Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station in Westmoreland County. Work on the natural gasfueled combined-cycle power plant is progressing on schedule
Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.
Commonwealth Alternative Medicinal Options LLC (CAMO) will be leasing approximately five acres of residual farmland in the Phase II/III portion of the I-70 Industrial Park in South Huntington Township.
2016 was another exciting year for the WCIDC. Our annual report highlights the accomplishments, goals and various projects there were completed in the previous year.
The New Kensington campus will be leasing 4,725 square feet at 701 Fifth Ave. in New Kensington from the WCIDC. This space will be home to the new entrepreneurial center set to open in fall 2017.
Standard Envelope company 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.
The Department of Planning & Development has received tremendous community response to the initial phases of the Comprehensive Plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland. More than 2,000 community members have participated in outreach activities thus far.
The WCIDC announced today on behalf of Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, the acceptance of $2.5 M of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant funds to be used at RIDC Westmoreland.
The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development has received a strong response to the initial phases of the Comprehensive Plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland.
The WCIDC Board of Directors, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, approved an Agreement of Sale for the purchase of a building and property in New Kensington that will house Penn State New Kensington’s (PSNK) new Entrepreneurial Center.
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
Notice is hereby given that the official results for the Municipal Primary held on May 16, 2017 were certified today June 12, 2017 at 10:00 am for all local offices.
Notice is hereby given that Monday June 5, 2017 pre-certification of Election results for the May 16, 2017 Municipal Primary for LOCAL offices ONLY was signed at 10:00 am. Final certification of these offices will be signed on June 12, 2017 at 10:00 am.
Notice is hereby given that Monday June 5, 2017 pre-certification of the Election results for the May 16, 2017 Municipal Primary for Statewide and Countywide offices ONLY was signed at 10:00 am.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Juveniles should only rarely be sentenced to life without parole... such cases require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is an unusual example of someone who can never be rehabilitated.
Greensburg nonprofit Homes Build Hope is seeking approval from Latrobe and funding from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency to replace a dozen vacant, dilapidated homes along Latrobe's Mary Street with new, affordable housing.
Nearly 5,000 Westmoreland County Housing Authority tenants have until next summer to be smoke-free or risk being evicted.
Car Seat Safety Check
Thursday, June 29, 10 am to 1 pm
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Dr, Greensburg PA 15601
Sponsored by the PA State Police
Eighteen months ago, Jeffrey Patterson faced a life-altering decision.
He could roll the dice with a judge and take his drug charges to court, potentially landing in jail, or enroll in Westmoreland County's fledgling drug court program.
People deemed too mentally ill to stand trial in Pennsylvania will soon have more places to get help.
Many libraries already have their summer reading programs under way in an effort to provide summer activities and prevent children from losing their reading skills over summer break.
BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER
For The Bulletin
About 150 family members — mostly dads and their kids — attended a picnic Wednesday at the Private Industry Council Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC) on Donohoe Road in Hempfield Township. Th...
Terrence Stubbs has been settling in at his new apartment in South Greensburg for about two weeks.
The former Green Beret counts himself lucky to have found one that will accept his four cats...
The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help.
More than 100 local volunteers, individual donors and corporate partners of United Way attended a luncheon at St. Vincent College, where the details of its most recent Westmoreland campaign were announced. The goal of $3.6 million...
The futures of the baby boom generation and Medicare are inextricably tied.
Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity expected to finish renovating one house this year. Instead
In an effort to cut discretionary spending this year, commissioners slashed $110,000 in funding to seven local social service agencies, including $49,000 to the Westmoreland County Food Bank.
From the Latrobe Bulletin
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved legislation, sponsored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township), to prevent seniors from losing their eligibility for the state’s prescription drug assistanc...
One often-stated problem for family caregivers is their sense of isolation, feeling unable to unburden themselves about their stress from a sense no one wants to listen.
Artistic ability and expression offer unique opportunities for everyone to appreciate and understand the talents and perspectives of Pennsylvanians with a disability. This year's theme: Visions of Pennsylvania
Reaching teenagers with depression and offering them help in a crisis is not easy.
One young man whose anxiety led to depression says that adults don’t always recognize the signs and teens don’t know how to tell them.
Jack Overdorff, 86, often rides the Westmoreland Transit Authority's fixed-route buses. He still drives, but he takes the bus when he can. He rides for free, thanks to state lottery proceeds subsidizing bus services for seniors.
A couple of weeks ago, Michael Anderson did what most people would when their home is damaged: He used his checking account to pay someone to fix some small holes in the wall after his aide accidentally pushed Mr. Anderson’s wheelchair into the wall.
While many government benefit-based programs strictly limit an applicant’s assets and income, PA's medical assistance program recognizes the need to give people who want to work a “helping hand.”
Robin Truax became blind nearly five years ago...Beyond the devastating impact of losing her eyesight, the hardest part for the Bluff neighborhood resident has been figuring out how to navigate the bureaucracy that has the resources to help her...
Steven D'Achille hopes that a treatment center for pregnant women and new mothers scheduled to open this fall in Pittsburgh will prevent deaths such as his wife's.
BY AMY FAUTH
Bulletin Staff Writer
Inmates at the Westmoreland County Prison in need of mental health services will receive the help they need thanks to a pilot program that will provide peer, individual and group counseling services paid for by $194,000 in...
Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he intends to nominate Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to serve as the first secretary of his proposed Department of Health and Human Services.
The Pittsburgh Foundation is narrowing the focus of its former Day of Giving fundraiser to raise money for more than 100 nonprofits in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties that directly support people with needs in five areas.
The Program provides eligible seniors four $5.00 checks to use at any participating Farmers’ Market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from June 1, 2017 until November 30, 2017.
About two-thirds of counties in the state saw an increased number of child abuse reports in 2016, according to the most recent annual child protective services report by the state Department of Human Services.
Zachary Dixon gave a triumphant fist-pump Saturday as he crossed the stage in cap and gown at Saint Vincent College’s commencement.
It was the first time that students in the college’s program for those with intellectual disabilities marched.
CASA volunteers Morgan Bassett, Kathy Shick (of Latrobe), Becky Dillon, Marsha Sherman, Roberta Cook, (back row) Mandy Zalich (executive director, CASA), Judge Timothy Krieger, Janelle Mathe (advocate supervisor, CASA), Denis Darsie, Meredith King (senior...
Staff at Norwin's Sheridan Terrace Elementary School created a sensory room where students with autism spectrum disorders and those facing social, communication and behavioral challenges get time and space to “come into their senses” and “cool down.”
Residents who participated in the early stages of a $250,000 effort to plan for Westmoreland County's future identified needs for better transportation, more jobs and the ability to retain and grow population as the top concerns.
HARRISBURG — State officials are launching the first council to help former prison inmates navigate the challenges of finding housing, work and health care as they adjust to life outside bars.
The bill passed by the U.S. House to repeal the Affordable Care Act, now being considered by the Senate, would make deep cuts to Medicaid — which threatens millions in special education dollars for local school districts.
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...
Grief Share Support Group is led by Heartland Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Karen Sweeney-Ryall and meets Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks beginning May 9 and continuing through August 1, 2017. Group will be held at the Hope Cen...
“You're able to escape and laugh at yourself when everything else in law school seems so serious. It's silly and it's fun and you get to take that moment to yourself and forget about everything legal.”
Juvenile offenders shine the trucks, spiff up the hall, assist at bingo fundraisers and even help roll up the hoses sometimes when trucks pull back into one of Latrobe's five fire stations after a call.
May/June 2017 AAA Newsletter is here hot off the press!
Every day, Perry Blatz knows where his son Bill will be — stuffing and labeling envelopes at the UPMC Vocational Training Center in the South Side, a facility for adults with intellectual disabilities.
As head of Westmoreland County's Drug Overdose Task Force, Tim Phillips routinely talks to addicts and tells them recovery is possible.
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN)--The man was about to snap. He had just lost a child.
"I couldn't really relate to that," Peter Robinson said of his fellow inmate. "I know what loss feels like, though."
Robert Logsdon’s daughter was complaining of swollen feet, seemed to have one dilated pupil, and said no to her favorite flavor of muffin. She was discouraged after six weeks under constant supervision...
The site of the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital will have a new life as a senior citizen living facility, an Excela Health spokeswoman said Thursday.
bout 65 percent of Pennsylvania’s county jail inmates have a substance abuse disorder, 10 to 30 percent suffer from mental illness and up to 14 percent have serious mental illness.
Odds are that if you had asked Loren Davis what was troubling her, she wouldn’t have been able to tell you.
If pressed, the then-student at Park Forest Middle School might have described it as a bad case of nerves
The company you keep has long been thought to be an important factor in both mental and physical well-being. Numerous studies have documented how the quantity and quality of social relationships have effects that emerge in childhood and, as sociologists..
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.
Depression prompts people to make about 8 million doctors' appointments a year, and more than half are with primary care physicians. A study suggests those doctors often fall short in treating depression because of insurance issues, time constraints...
Pittsburgh may be ready to decriminalize marijuana for recreational use, but a new survey suggests local physicians hold widely varying views when it comes to their willingness to prescribe marijuana for medical use, even if it were legal.
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...
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.
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...
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 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...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April Kopas WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK email@example.com 724.830.3050 Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank...
Kids can learn about the great outdoors at the Youth Field Day at Mammoth Park on Saturday, July 29 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Youth Field Day is a free event sponsored by local volunteers, in conjunction with the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recre...
The 18th annual Five Star Trail Poker Run will be held on Saturday, July 22 starting at Lynch Field in Greensburg. Registration begins at 8:00am and the event will start at 9:00am. The registration fee is fifteen dollars for participants who pre-register ...
Cedar Creek Park concert schedule
All concerts start at 4:00 p.m. at the Amphitheater
Pittsburgh Big Band Legends - Sunday, June 4, 2017Perry’s Union - Sunday, June 18, 2017Andy Gregg Country Combo - Sunday, July 2, 2017The Townsmen Plus ...
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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!
The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development announces a Westmoreland County Tour with comprehensive plan consultants, three upcoming community workshops, and an update on community engagement activities.
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...
The Naturalization and Petition of Record books are available in the Prothonotary Office for public viewing.
Ten years ago, concerned about her Butler community, Norma Norris left her job to start a drug awareness program. Today, that community-based program, The Reality Tour, is a nationally recognized one.
A year from now, those using the Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds website should be able to view electronically records dating from the decade before the Civil War back to the organization of the county in the late 1700s.
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 ...
The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency is the recipient of a $500,000 federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to perform environmental assessments countywide in an effo...
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WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.
This is the...
From the Latrobe Bulletin--The PA Hero Walk traveled down Main Street in Ligonier Borough on Wednesday evening, continuing on its annual trek from Philadelphia to Lower Burrell.
A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be on display in Hampton Township from June 29 to July 4.
For Veterans living in the 54th District.Fri., Aug. 4th from noon to 2 pmNorthmoreland Park Pavilion 8280 Markle RdApollo PA 15613RSVP to 724-335-2790 and provide names and number attending.
For veterans and their family residing in the 57th district.Thurs., Sept. 144-7 pmYoungwood Park & Pool801 S 10th St, YoungwoodReserve by Tues., Aug. 1 at 724-834-6400
WASHINGTON — President Trump signed legislation Friday designed to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problem employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
HB 218 Would Jeopardize Military Readiness, Care For Veterans:
Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, said he fears that the cuts contained in the House Republican budget proposal (HB 218) would je...
The former Green Beret counts himself lucky to have found one that will accept his four cats.
From Memorial Day through Flag Day and on to Independence Day, our nation's flag is in the spotlight. Brush up on your flag etiquette here.
Lithuanian Defense Minister Visits Gov. Wolf And PA Guard:
Governor Tom Wolf welcomed Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg to discuss Pennsylvania’s partne...
Veterans are invited to speak directly with educational institution reps and learn guidelines for admission, using GI Bill, and more.
Young boys aren't easily appalled, but 11-year-old Preston Sharp sure knows the feeling.
"Yeah, I was really surprised," Preston said. And really disappointed.
Preston's mom April had never seen him like this before. "Not this angry and passionate."
The Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Health Care System is taking a closer look at how it compares to other hospitals in the region amid a push from VA leaders to correct highly publicized deficiencies in the national system.
VA launched a new online tool this week that will help you compare treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD Treatment Decision Aid is a free, interactive tool that helps educate patients about effective treatment options for PTSD.
Donating To Pennsylvania’s Veterans Memorial Is An Ideal Way To Pay Tribute To Those Who Served During The Memorial Day Holiday:
The Memorial Day holiday is a yearly reminder that the Pennsylvania Veterans&a...
For military members and veterans, flying with Allegiant Air just got much cheaper.
The airline, known for its low fares, announced an offer that will give military members free services on its flights.
The PSO will be performing Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland. Reserve your FREE tickets today by calling 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org .
As a maintenance officer in Iraq during the Second Gulf War, Megan Andros commanded more than 100 troops in a heavy brigade combat team, and oversaw millions of dollars worth of weapons and other equipment.
Like the battlefields of Europe, monuments to America's war dead dot the landscape of Westmoreland County, from the smallest rural village to the courthouse plaza.
As a line of motorcycles wound its way down Wildlife Lodge Road in Lower Burrell on Memorial Day, George Bagaley sat on a friend's front porch and thought of his dad.
Russell Moore Jr. makes a pilgrimage every Memorial Day from his home in Orlando, Fla., to a plastic folding chair in Westmoreland County Memorial Park.
PA DMVA News, Around the State, Across the Nation, Employment Opportunities, Veterans Events, and more in this issue.
A permanent reminder of the service men and women who were prisoners of war or never returned home was dedicated Thursday at the Westmoreland County Courthouse.
(Editor’s Note from the Latrobe Bulletin : Master Sgt. Brandon Nicely, who is a native of Derry Township and graduated from Derry Area High School in 2000, where he ran track and cross-country, left to join the U.S. Air Force when he w...
In the past when a veteran wanted to use the VA home loan benefit in order to buy and finance a home with nothing down, the VA would ultimately approve the loan application.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans AffairsMay 17, 2017
Persian Gulf Bonus Program:
Any current or former member of the armed forces who was a Pennsylvania resident ...
Despite a steady rain , a group of Norwin High School students and veterans forged ahead and placed American flags on the graves of about 1,400 veterans at Irwin Union Cemetery in North Huntingdon.
Acceptance of what veterans did during their time in combat — that they did what was asked of them — and understanding the need for them to tell their stories are important elements in helping veterans heal from the emotional wounds of war.
SMART (Self-managed Recovery Training) meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at Westmoreland Hospital, Conference Room A, and is free. See flyer for details.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is adopting American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40. The guidelines also recommend starting y...
For many parents, the idea that their child would sell most of his possessions before a cross-country trip would be cause for concern.
National home improvement retailer Lowe’s has expanded its everyday military discount program to include all honorably discharged veterans, as of May.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs office has issued a warning to the public of a scam targeting veterans. According to the agency, a phone line mimicking the VA phone line called veterans offering them $100 rebate if their credit card is provided.
Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the VA is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.
I wanted to share some big news coming out of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Today, VA took unprecedented steps towards increasing transparency. After working with Veterans and Veterans Service Organizations, VA launched a new online tool that p...
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsApril 12, 2017
97-Year-Old Volunteer Retires From Veterans Center:
For nearly two decades, Wanda Spiering drove herself to ...
The Park & Shuttle between VA Highland Drive and University Drive campuses will no longer be available, effective May 1, 2017.While the service was very well-received by users, the ridership trends and operational costs did not support it as...
Read the Spring 2017 issue
5 April 2017-- Unity Township American Legion Post 982 hosted Westmoreland County’s first VA Town Hall on the Move on Tuesday. 1st Vice Commander of the Post, Matt Zamosky, MSgt, USAF Ret., welcomed the attendees and led the P...
VA Pittsburgh invites you to join us on Teal Tuesdays in April to learn about services we provide to Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
VA provides all care for mental and physical health conditions related to military sexual traum...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing all care for mental and physical health conditions related to military sexual trauma (MST) free of charge, and veterans do not need to have reported their experiences of MST at the time.
The National Guard Educational Foundation will provide up to $1,000 / year higher education scholarships for Guardsmen wounded in OEI, OIF, or OND.
Ten (10) scholarships will be awarded in this round. The deadline for application submission is Ju...
This list current February, 2017.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the pre-need burial eligibility determination program to assist anyone who would like to know if they are eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. VA is promoting pre-need eligibility determination...
Pennsylvania Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and Dept. of Agriculture honor veterans at PA Farm Show
Harrisburg, January 13, 2017--&nb...
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...
More than 100 regional businesses are supporting construction of the 925 MW Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station in Westmoreland County. Work on the natural gasfueled combined-cycle power plant is progressing on schedule.
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.
Built in nine months, the facility is six acres under a roof and has around 250 employees.
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.
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.