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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Westmoreland County Names Comprehensive Plan Consultant

The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners approved today a contract with Houseal Lavigne Associates to serve as the consulting firm assisting the Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development with the county's comprehensive plan update.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Settlement Reached In Former Jeannette Glass Plant Acquisition

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation's Board of Directors announced today the approval of a settlement agreement with Zion Bullitt Avenue LP concerning the former Jeannette Glass Plant property.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Notice of Change of Meeting Date

Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meetings of Thursday, June 9, 2016 for the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners and the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation at 10am at the Westmoreland County Courthouse have bee...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Job Posting: Office Manager, Sheriff's Office

Job Posting

Westmoreland County’s Sheriff is seeking an Office Manager to supervise civilian staff and to ensure the financial facets of the office in compliance with state and local auditing requirements as well as organize and maintain the budget. Responsibilities ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Job Posting: District Justice Secretary Trainee

Job Posting

The purpose of this position is to provide secretarial and administrative support in an automated environment to the Magisterial District Judge, including maintaining court dockets and files, collecting and disbursing monies and preparing reports, etc.
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Posted on: May 20, 2016

MDJ Alternative Adjudication Program - WESA Radio Interview

WESA radio

District judges in Westmoreland County are trying a new approach to addressing drug abuse in their community. They’ve implemented an Alternative Adjudication Program for defendants charged with minor drug crimes focusing on rehabilitation rather than jail...Read on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

Free shuttle service between VA Highland and University begins April 25th

VA Parking Shuttle

Free shuttle service from Highland Drive to
University Drive begins April 25 and runs until fall 2016!

• Shuttle departs every 30 minutes from 6a.m. to 6p.m., Monday through Friday.
• Parking lot located at 7180 Highland Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 1520...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Westmoreland County’s Substance Abuse Helpline Goes Live April 20, 2016

Westmoreland County Substance Abuse Helpline

(Greensburg, PA – April 19, 2016) – Westmoreland Community Action announces that the county’s first helpline dedicated solely to drug and alcohol issues will go live on Wednesday, April 20.

Those with substance abuse questions or concerns can call toll...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Job Posting: Temporary Juvenile Youth Worker - Juvenile Detention

Job Posting

Associate degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or a related field.

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

New Administrator Named for Westmoreland Manor

The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners today announced a new administrator for Westmoreland Manor, the county-owned 408-bed nursing home and geriatric hospital. John Austin of Murrysville will begin service in mid-April.

"I am most confident i...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling Still Recycling Televisions

Westmoreland Cleanways

(Latrobe) With all of the news lately about the difficulty of properly recycling your television according to the Covered Device Recycling Act passed in 2010, be assured that the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center is still accepting them at no cost,...Read on...

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

Westmoreland Land Trust and Westmoreland County Parks to Add 28 Acres to Cedar Creek Park

Cedar Creek Park Expansion

The Westmoreland Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that seeks to conserve open space in Westmoreland County, and the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation have announced that 28 more acres will be added to Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver Tow...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Full-body scanner on way to Westmoreland lockup to ensure inmates don't bring in contraband

Westmoreland County Prison

Looking to keep drugs, weapons and tobacco out of Westmoreland County Prison, officials said Monday that a full-body scanner will be installed early next year to ensure contraband can't be smuggled into the facility.

County commissioners are expected ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Local municipalities receive Generators with the help of the PEMA Disaster grant

PEMA Generators enroute to Westmoreland County

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...

Hazard Mitigation Plan website
Posted on: October 1, 2015

200 BUSINESS, EDUCATION LEADERS ATTEND INAUGURAL WORKFORCE PROGRAM

Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development

Nearly 200 hundred business, community, and education leaders from across Westmoreland County learned about a new group that is working to improve workforce quality and economic development.
The Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development held it...
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Posted on: September 24, 2015

Manor Borough Joins in the Fight Against Blight

Manor Borough joined the Westmoreland County Land Bank, making it the 15th municipality to participate in the countywide effort to eliminate blight in our communities.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

Demolition Bid Accepted for Monsour Demolition

JEANNETTE, Pa., September 10, 2015 – The Board of Directors for the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank, are announcing the acceptance and approval of Dore & Associates Cont...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Westmoreland nears beginning of its drug court

Drug Court

After a year of research, fundraising and planning, Westmoreland County is poised to begin its drug court program later this month as a means to help curb the addiction problem in the region.

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Posted on: August 20, 2015

Westmoreland County Courthouse to be featured in PCN/CCAP Documentary - Public Screening Announced

PCNTV Historic Courthouse Series

Westmoreland County residents are invited to attend a free public screening of the PA Cable Network (PCN)’s documentary series, “Pennsylvania’s Historic Courthouses” featuring the Westmoreland County Courthouse. Free and open to the public, the screening ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Dept of Public Safety Shares Tips on Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat Tips

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.

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

Westmoreland County libraries help inmates keep in touch with loved ones

Warden John Walton had a problem.
He was fielding complaints about a new video visitation program for inmates at the Westmoreland County jail that cut back on in-person visits. And fewer people than he anticipated were ponying up...

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

Westmoreland County Land Bank Clears the Way for Redevelopment of Former Hospital Site

Westmoreland County Land Bank

The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced they have reached an agreement with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) that addresses the last remaining lien on the former Monsour Hospital property located in the C...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Latrobe Agency Receives Gold Hermes Creative Award for County Resource Guide

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West Media Group, a full-service creative advertising agency and internet marketing company based in Latrobe, PA, announced today that the firm received a Hermes Creative Gold Award in this year’s international Marketing and Communication competition. Thi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Redevelopment Authority Receives $500,000 to Clean Up Brownfield Sites

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland

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...Read on...

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs now offering mobile claims assistance program

Laura Offerman, VA Outreach Coordinator

16 June 2014, Greensburg—Veterans and their family members in Westmoreland County now have a new weapon in their arsenals to access benefits and navigate the sometimes tricky maze of veterans benefits. With funding from the Pennsylvania Veterans Trust, We...Read on...

Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs website
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Pennsylvania War Council releases 'Wanted' poster to make veterans aware of 'scammers'

Veterans Scam Alert

There are many out there willing to take advantage of our veterans and/or their families. The Pennsylvania Veterans War Council asks you to display the linked 'Wanted' poster to help raise awareness.

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

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

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 ha...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

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)...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2014

Westmoreland Officials learn of lauded drug life saving Project Lazarus

Alarmed by the growing toll of drug overdose deaths, officials in Westmoreland County are looking south, to a North Carolina county known for moonshine and as the birthplace of NASCAR, for a solution to the problem.

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

Westmoreland County Testifies at the House Education Committee on Truancy

Battling Truancy

Dirk Matson, Shara Saveikis, and Ken Williams addressed the House of Education on September 22, 2014 to testify on truancy.
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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...