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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

Redevelopment Authority's Efforts Admired In Community Progress Blog

Center for Community Progress

Westmoreland County has a large, growing, aging population and a housing affordability problem. A new grant award will make it possible for the redevelopment authority and land bank to help with those challenges

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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: August 9, 2017

We're hiring: Current Job Postings (with application deadlines)


Jury Scheduling Coordinator, Court Administrator's Office (Aug 14), Correction Officer, Prison (Aug 18), Legal Secretary, Juvenile Probation (Aug 18), County Engineer (Aug 25)

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Amateur Photo Contest!

Photography contest newsflash

Calling all photographers! The Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation Citizens Advisory Board is sponsoring an amateur Photography Contest for the month of August!  Submit your best photos taken in a County-owned park or trail in the followin...

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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: July 14, 2017

Veterans Benefits Questions answered August 17 in Latrobe

American Flag

Are YOU a Veteran OR do you KNOW a Veteran?

Learn about  benefits for Veterans/Spouses/Widowers

Speakers include: Matthew Zamosky, Director of Dept of Veterans Affairs in Westmoreland and Mary Jo Zubaty, RN BSN COD of Westmoreland Veterans Clinic


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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Annual Tax Sale - Properties with Delinquent Taxes


Save the date - Monday, September 11, 2017.

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Siemens Corporation Invests at RIDC Westmoreland


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.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

First Graduates from Westmoreland's Drug Court Program

Judge awarding drug court graduate

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...

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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

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: May 24, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Receives $600,000 to Clean Up Brownfield Sites

US Environmental Protection Agency

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.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Partners with County Land Bank for Community Greening Project

Latrobe Park Site

(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...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

ALERT: PA Supreme Court prothonotary’s office phone number is being used in consumer scam

Scam Alert Sign

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 — ...

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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

Donation jars with cash inside

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: 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.


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