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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Westmoreland County Community and Holiday Meals

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Westmoreland County area agencies and churches will be serving community holiday meals throughout the upcoming holiday season.  

Please note reservations are requested for holiday meals.

Holiday Community Meals

On-going Community Meals

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Westmoreland County Land Bank Featured in Statewide Revitalization Publication

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The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania released a comprehensive revitalization report of problems and solutions in the commonwealth for blight management.
WCLB was highlighted in their growing efforts and success stories.

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland Groundbreaking Ceremony

Commerce Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

The WCIDC held a groundbreaking ceremony today at Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland. The 206-acre site will be developed into the county's newest industrial park and will consist of five pad-ready sites each ranging in size from 18 to 29 acres.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Open House Public Meetings - Final Draft of New Comprehensive Plan

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Westmoreland County welcomes you to review the final draft of the new comprehensive plan, Reimagining Our Westmoreland

Come learn more about the final draft and provide comments regarding seven core objectives:

  • Align Workforce, Education, Employe...
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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Land Bank Acquires Its 100th Property

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The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced it has reached two milestones in its efforts to revitalize communities – the acquisition of its 100th property and the sale of its 70th property.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Aid to Support Recovery Efforts from Severe Storms in Southwestern Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Westmoreland County after significant flood damage to homes and businesses from a severe storm on Sept. 9, 2...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Westmoreland Connect Mobile App Available to Download

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The quickest way to stay connected to Westmoreland County news and events when you're on the go is to download the Westmoreland Connect mobile app.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

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Jobs posted (with deadlines): Parks Manager, Public Works (Nov 14); Clerk, Clerk of Courts Office (Nov 28)

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Applications Being Accepted for New Demolition Program

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DEMOFUND program guidelines, along with project applications, have been sent to each municipality within the County.  Furthermore, the County will be hosting an informational Q&A meeting for municipal officials and/or their engineers. &nb...

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Press Release... 1. County
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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Prepare now for Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling’s upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection, being held on Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, 113 Innovative Lane, Latrobe, PA 15650....

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Flood Disaster Assistance Available through Catholic Charities

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Funds are available for furnace and hot water tank replacement and repair as well as rental assistance for displaced flood victims.

Contact: Donna Hagan, Catholic Charities at 724-837-1840, ext 1661.

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Western PA Affected by Flooding

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Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by flooding in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on June 20-21, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The filing deadline to return applications for phy...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Inmate Mail Procedures Amended

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Effective July 2, 2018, Policy S-470, Mail and Incoming Publications, shall be amended to provide that the Prison will begin photocopying in black and white, all incoming articles of mail (letters, drawings, greeting cards and photographs, etc. with the e...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Senior Farmer's Market Nutritional Program

Produce at a Farmer's Market

The 2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Program provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides eligible individuals four $5.00 checks to use...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

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All Encouraged to Sign-up for Emergency and Non-emergency Alerts at County Website

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety is encouraging all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for a new mass notification system known as CodeRED that wi...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Lien Certificates Now Available to Purchase Online

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The Tax Claim Bureau provides lien certifications which are a means of determining whether taxes are owed or have been paid for prior years.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Westmoreland County collects more than $100k in owed court fees through tax returns

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A new program diverts state tax refunds from criminal defendants who owe court costs, fees and restitution.

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

FBI Background Fingerprint Cards Now Processed at Courthouse

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Effective April 9, 2018, FBI Background fingerprint cards can be processed at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. Main St. Greensburg, PA. 15601 through the Westmoreland County Park Police Department (724-830-3567). Processing will be done during nor...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Tax Claim Bureau Repository List - Now Available

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Properties still unsold after the Tax Claim Bureau's Annual, Judicial, and Repository bid-off sale are placed in the regular repository, at which point anyone, with the exception of the property owners, may bid on the property.

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Levin Furniture, others donate 125 beds to needy kids in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland Children First vice president Veronica Ent with donated mattresses

With one donation, the waiting list for beds for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County has been eliminated. 

On Wednesday, 125 beds were delivered to the Kris Feliciani State Farm Insurance office in Youngwood, where they will await...

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Read full February 28, 2018 Tribune-Review article 1. County
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Westmoreland displays new high-tech mobile command center

Bud Mertz demonstrating interior features of Mobile Command Center

The $516,000 center includes a large trailer with internet, mapping and communications equipment and two mobile surveillance units that feature cameras atop 37-foot masts and six drones for aerial reconnaissance activities.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Aid to Support Recovery Efforts from Severe Storms in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Small Business Association logo

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Westmoreland County after significant flood damage to homes and businesses from a severe storm on ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Flood Disaster Assistance Available through Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Diocese of Greensburg Logo

Funds are available for furnace and hot water tank replacement and repair as well as rental assistance for displaced flood victims.

Contact: Donna Hagan, Catholic Charities at 724-837-1840, ext 1661.

911 Public Safety
Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

CodeRED mobile app logo

All Encouraged to Sign-up for Emergency and Non-emergency Alerts at County Website

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety is encouraging all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for a new mass notification system known as CodeRED that wi...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

County buying specialized Hazmat boat with federal money

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The grant through the Department of Homeland Security, will for the first time enable response teams to work on the five rivers that border Westmoreland County as well as local lakes and reservoirs.

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Westmoreland County Community and Holiday Meals

Hands serving hot meal to outreached hands

Westmoreland County area agencies and churches will be serving community holiday meals throughout the upcoming holiday season.  

Please note reservations are requested for holiday meals.

Holiday Community Meals

On-going Community Meals

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Twilight Wish

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Celebrating Seniors and Making Dreams Come True

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Free Training-Dementia, Caregiver Communication and Placement

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An In-Depth Look at Dementia, Caregiver Communication and Community Placement.

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Medicare Annual Comparison

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Free Medicare Information and Comparison Events

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Herminie Center for Active Adults Named Best in the State

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Herminie Center for Active Adults

Named Best in the State

If you talk to one of the approximate 125 Herminie Center for Active Adults participants, it should come as no surprise that the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers (PASC) selected the group a...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Agency Career Opportunities

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Looking for a rewarding career?

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Learn While You Earn

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Senior Employment Program-SCSEP- Learn While You Earn

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

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The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center f...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Farmer's Market Nutritional Program

Produce at a Farmer's Market

The 2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Program provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides eligible individuals four $5.00 che...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Westmoreland County Community and Holiday Meals

Hands serving hot meal to outreached hands

Westmoreland County area agencies and churches will be serving community holiday meals throughout the upcoming holiday season.  

Please note reservations are requested for holiday meals.

Holiday Community Meals

On-going Community Meals

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BH/DS
Posted on: February 20, 2013

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

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

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

Outpatient Directory BH/DS

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen 2018 Service Project

Michelle Brandt with Arielle Teppert

Congratulations to Arielle Teppert, from Latrobe, National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen 2018 winner, whose service project focused on providing foster children with back to school items.

On behalf of Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, w...

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Child Welfare Professional Week in Harrisburg

Shara Saveikis in Harrisburg

In recognition of the Governor’s Proclamation for Child Welfare Professional week, it was an honor to accompany Anna and Idelia to our state capitol, whom both shared their heartfelt stories on how their caseworkers’ had positively imp...

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Levin Furniture, others donate 125 beds to needy kids in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland Children First vice president Veronica Ent with donated mattresses

With one donation, the waiting list for beds for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County has been eliminated. 

On Wednesday, 125 beds were delivered to the Kris Feliciani State Farm Insurance office in Youngwood, where they will await...

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Read full February 28, 2018 Tribune-Review article Children's Bureau
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kid-friendly room at Westmoreland courthouse designed to ease anxiety

Toys, books and mural in Westmoreland Family Court Comfort Room for kids

A special thank you to Adam Garrity, a program Specialist for Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, who had the vision to transform the family court waiting room into a child-friendly comfort room to occupy the children and ease their minds while they wa...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Join the Youth Advisory Board


The Mission of the Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is to educate, advocate, and form partnerships to create positive change in the child welfare system. 

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Christmas Party

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Children's Bureau - Independent Living

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Fee Increase Notice

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In accordance with Act 5 of 2016 the criminal expungements fee will be set at $154 plus a $5 notary fee effective October 10, 2018

Clerk of Courts
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Owed money? In Westmoreland, some will get restitution on prepaid debit card

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A pilot program starting next month at the Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts office will give crime victims another option to access their restitution funds.

Read full May 22, 2018 Tribune-Review article Clerk of Courts
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Westmoreland County collects more than $100k in owed court fees through tax returns

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A new program diverts state tax refunds from criminal defendants who owe court costs, fees and restitution.

Read complete Tribune-Review article Clerk of Courts

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Notice of Amendment

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

Notice is hereby given that the County of Westmoreland is proposing amendments to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

The County proposes amendments to the following FY 2016 CDBG activities:

Westmoreland County Mammoth Park Removal of Arch...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Applications Being Accepted for New Demolition Program

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DEMOFUND program guidelines, along with project applications, have been sent to each municipality within the County.  Furthermore, the County will be hosting an informational Q&A meeting for municipal officials and/or their engineers. &nb...

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Press Release... Community Development
Posted on: April 8, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

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

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Community Development

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

2017 Annual Report

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Courts

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST FOR DECEMBER 2018

The Arbitration list for December 2018 has been posted on the Westmoreland County website, under the Civil Court Division.

Courts
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.  Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...

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Courts
Posted on: October 30, 2018

2019 CIVIL COURT CALENDAR IS AVAILABLE

The 2019 Civil Court Calendar has been printed and is now available in the Civil Court Administrator's office, Room M10, on the Mezzanine of the Courthouse.

Courts
Posted on: November 1, 2018

JUDGE MARSILI'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

Judge Marsili will not conduct motions court on December 14, 2018.

Courts
Posted on: October 19, 2018

GUARDIAN TRACKING SYSTEM TRAINING

Westmoreland County is using this statewide guardian tracking system. The direct links to view these helpful videos are:Guardian Help Home Page: http://help.pacourts.us/gtsg

Guardian Video Page (within the Help): http://help.pacourts.us/g...

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Courts
Posted on: October 9, 2018

November 2018 Arbitration List

The November 2018 Arbitration List is available on the Westmoreland County Website.

Courts
Posted on: October 9, 2018

ATTORNEYS NEEDED

The Board of Judges encourages attorneys to consider donating a day of your time to representing a litigant in a Protection from Abuse matter.  The Pro Bono office will coordinate all representation.  A day of representation consists of ...

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Courts
Posted on: October 2, 2018

NOVEMBER CIVIL JURY TRIAL LISTS

The November 2018 civil jury trial lists for the Civil judges have been posted on the County Website.

Courts
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

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

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Visit Westmoreland County Veterans Court website Courts

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Applications Being Accepted for New Demolition Program

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DEMOFUND program guidelines, along with project applications, have been sent to each municipality within the County.  Furthermore, the County will be hosting an informational Q&A meeting for municipal officials and/or their engineers. &nb...

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Press Release... Development Council
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland Groundbreaking Ceremony

Commerce Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

The WCIDC held a groundbreaking ceremony today at Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland. The 206-acre site will be developed into the county's newest industrial park and will consist of five pad-ready sites each ranging in size from 18 to 29 acres.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Development Council Summer Newsletter

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Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Open Enrollment

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It’s that time of year again… Open Enrollment. The County has been preparing and making changes for this year’s enrollment. We are moving to a core enrollment process which with be administered with the help of. Colonial Lif...

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Employee Resources

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Open Enrollment

Fall trees with words Open Enrollment 2019

It’s that time of year again… Open Enrollment. The County has been preparing and making changes for this year’s enrollment. We are moving to a core enrollment process which with be administered with the help of. Colonial Lif...

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Human Resources

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Federal government announces new physical fitness guidelines; fewer than one in three Americans meet

Excercise helps reduce anxiety, blood pressure and Alzheimer's disease and improve brain function and learning.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

New Ken Points of Light honors 4 for giving back to community

The New Kensington Points of Light Committee this week honored four people who have helped others and given back to their communities in different ways.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Greensburg group spreads warmth with hat, glove distribution

Zippered bags stuffed with winter hats, gloves and scarves appeared Sunday afternoon hanging from trees, fences and parking meters in downtown Greensburg.

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Monessen Senior Center seeking input

If you're an older adult in the Monessen area, they'd like to hear what you want in your center. Please take this quick, online survey.

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Westmoreland County Community and Holiday Meals

Hands serving hot meal to outreached hands

Westmoreland County area agencies and churches will be serving community holiday meals throughout the upcoming holiday season.  

Please note reservations are requested for holiday meals.

Holiday Community Meals

On-going Community Meals

Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Veterans disability benefit criteria expanded

Military veterans and veterans’ widows now may be eligible for disability benefits under new guidelines the federal government issued recently, expanding income eligibility criteria.

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

VA launches new one-stop shop website

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Visit the new va.gov website to access all of your Veterans benefits in one place.

Human Services
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Derry Salvation Army Treasures for Children applications open Nov. 15

The Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children program, which provides Christmas gifts for families in need with children, will accept applications from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 North Ligonier St...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Don't spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms

The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm.

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Go Westmoreland transit ride now can be scheduled by home computers

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Passengers who travel on Go Westmoreland, the transit authority’s shared-ride program, will now be able to schedule trips by using computers at home.

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

New AHN hospital in Hempfield to include cancer treatment center

The Allegheny Health Network hospital and emergency room under construction in Hempfield will includ

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

ail cars to pick up Toys for Tots donations Nov. 17 along Westmoreland railroad

A caravan of rail cars collecting donations for Toys for Tots again will make its way from East Huntingdon to Hempfield this month.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Blood pressure drug recalled for possible cancer risk, FDA says

Certain lots of a blood pressure medication have been recalled because they may contain an impurity believed to cause cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Toys for Tots sign-up in Latrobe

Toys for Tots registration set for this month

Families who want to be included in the annual Toys for Tots Program this Christmas season must sign up between the times of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18 and Nov. 24 and 25 at the Latrobe American Legio...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 2, 2018

United Way seeks proposals for grants to address education, labor

United Way officials want children to be as prepared as possible when they start kindergarten.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.   Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represe...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Obamacare signup starts Thursday under new Trump rules: Know the risks, limitations of short-term in

Consumers will have more choices when shopping for insurance when the six-week open enrollment period for health plans under the Affordable Care Act begins Thursday.

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Nov. 1 begins open enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through Dec. 15, with coverage beginning Jan. 1.

Pennsylvanians looking to enroll in a health insurance plan for next year can compare plans and sign up on Healthcare.go...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Authorities say scammers are looking to cash in on Tree of Life tragedy

Scammers are fraudulently soliciting money that they say will support victims of Saturday’s Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Squirrel Hill, the FBI said Wednesday.

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Blackburn Center, Autism Connection partner for abuse program in Murrysville

People coping with disabilities already have their share of challenges without adding abuse to the list.

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Posted on: November 3, 2018

Cold weather shelters reopen for fourth season

Westmoreland County cold weather shelters will open Thursday, offering emergency lodging to residents who are homeless or without heat on cold winter nights. They will remain in operation through March 31.

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

VA amends regulations on VA pension and other needs-based programs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, which are need-based programs. &n...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Heating Assistance Program to Open This Week

Residents who are struggling with their home heating bills can apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning Thursday, Nov. 1. LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families p...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 28, 2018

Service problems, other issues at Westmoreland Transit are being corrected, operator says

Service delays that have plagued Westmoreland Transit and its paratransit programs in recent months — along with costing its Ohio-based operator $24,000 in penalties — are, hopefully, in the rear-view mirror.

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Adaptive classes help people with special needs get in the swim

The class is open to anyone dealing with “anything that is considered a special need — Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, anything, Participants range in age from preteens, like Luke, to adults.

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

To keep your blood pressure in check, don't forget to brush and floss

Researchers reported Monday that in adults whose hypertension was being treated with medications, systolic blood pressure — which measures pressure in the vessels when the heart beats — got higher as the health of their teeth and gums declined.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Latrobe widower easing others' burdens with emergency medical packets

When Paul Volkmann returned to his Latrobe home one day last April from a morning out, he found his wife, Teri Volkmann, collapsed on the floor.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Legislature approves ending license suspensions for certain crimes in Pa.

Joyce Douglass, a retired state parole agent, can recall many initial conversations with the parolees she supervised. She would tell them that they had to get a job and support their families, and pay their court fines and restitution.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

What does it feel like to be an older person? Aspiring physical therapists find out

Nick Schrader, a Chatham University graduate student, for a few moments wears foggy goggles that depict the visual effects of glaucoma. He squints at the classmates and objects around him in a laboratory.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Applications available from Press Club of Western Pennsylvania for journalism scholarships

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications until Feb. 4 from current college sophomores/juniors for scholarships.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and others to break ground for new playground in Northmoreland Park

CNX Resources Corp., Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Westmoreland County Commissioners will break ground for a new $75,000 playground at Northmoreland Park in Allegheny Township at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Big Lots in Harrison to donate to Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley

Big Lots will launch a new donation program Friday to help Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley provide a home for a single mom and her son.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Pitt Greensburg students work on service projects for Make a Difference Day

On Saturday morning, the view was rather dismal both inside and outside of a Long Street home in Hempfield.

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Posted on: October 20, 2018

PIC offering free training

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Private Industry Council is offering free, paid training. Click links to download flyers.

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18-24 year olds: OSHA 10, Safeland/Safegulf, Hazwoper, Welding, Blueprints /DocumentCenter/View/15162

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Human Services
Posted on: October 19, 2018

CommuteInfo offers a better 'way to work'.

With the goal of increasing the number of people who travel to work or school by riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, bikepooling or even walking, CommuteInfo offers valuable resources for commuters.

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

'Elder orphans' often face challenges of aging on their own

It was a memorable place to have an “aha” moment about aging.

Peter Sperry had taken his 82-year-old father, who’d had a stroke and used a wheelchair, to Disney World.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Monessen Family Center receives funding to increase home visiting programs

The Monessen Family Center, an agency that conducts home visits in communities affected by the opioid epidemic, was one of several across the state to receive an increase of funding for that program.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Local doctors say Seasonal Affective Disorder not just winter time blues

While fall brings all things pumpkin spice, colored leaves and sweater weather, it isn’t always something that everyone looks forward to.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

As opioid crisis creates orphans, grandparents take on parenthood again, often with few resources

As the opioid epidemic continues to kill thousands, social safety nets and the foster system appear ill-equipped to handle the crisis surrounding the youngest victims of the epidemic: children left behind when parents die.

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Posted on: October 13, 2018

Manage stress & smell the roses

The past two decades have seen an increase in prescriptions for medications to treat mental health disorders. While medications may be a part of the solution, treatment needs to include a plan and efforts to self-regulate.

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer's

It may be too late to stop Alzheimer’s in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact, in hope of preventing the disease?

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters rebrands, targets diverse volunteer recruitment

In an effort to recruit more diverse volunteers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region , along with more than 270 affiliates nationwide, today is unveiling a new, modern look, according to a news release.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Latrobe WIC office closed

WIC Locations

As of October 1st the Latrobe WIC Office will be closed permanently. Please see flyer for where to go now for WIC Services.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Ligonier VFW celebrates continued success, community support

BY DEBORAH A. BREHUN

For The Latrobe Bulletin

Recently elected VFW Post 734 Commander Chris Smith is congratulated by Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Scott Haines.The Fort Ligonier Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 734 canteen was o...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Flood Disaster Assistance Available through Catholic Charities

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Funds are available for furnace and hot water tank replacement and repair as well as rental assistance for displaced flood victims.

Contact: Donna Hagan, Catholic Charities at 724-837-1840, ext 1661.

Human Services
Posted on: September 13, 2018

What's the Western PA Diaper Bank?

Western PA Diaper Bank at Public Meeting

If you had to choose between buying groceries and keeping your baby in a clean diaper, what would you do? The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank doesn’t think families should have to make that choice.

The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (WPDB) is ...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Driving factor behind eating disorders is a matter of control

Kelly Harwood, the clinical manager of outpatient therapy, training and development with Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services in Uniontown, said there are three primary eating disorders she tends to see.

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Need Help Lowering Your Electric Bill?

What are the benefits of the WARM program?

    Customers participating in WARM:

  • Receive an in-home energy usage evaluation
  • Work with a trained energy educator to create an energy-savings plan
  • Have the opportunity to receive energy-saving hom...
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Human Services

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Mt Pleasant Community Mural Dedication

Mt Pleasant Community Mural

The Community Arts Integration Project (CARP) for Westmoreland County will dedicate it's completed mural at American Architectural Salvage on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 am.  The mural, 15 feet high by 40 feet wide shows the rich history t...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Westmoreland County looks to restore troubled youth through refurbished furniture program

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

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

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

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Read full Tribune-Review article... Juvenile Probation

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Land Bank

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Land Bank Acquires Its 100th Property

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The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced it has reached two milestones in its efforts to revitalize communities – the acquisition of its 100th property and the sale of its 70th property.

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

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

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

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Land Bank

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

FBI Background Fingerprint Cards Now Processed at Courthouse

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Effective April 9, 2018, FBI Background fingerprint cards can be processed at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. Main St. Greensburg, PA. 15601 through the Westmoreland County Park Police Department (724-830-3567). Processing will be done during nor...

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Park Police

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Take home a piece of the originial Mammoth Park Giant Slide!

Giant Slide keepsake

4-inch ornaments are $25/each, and 9-inch plaques are $50/each. Please mail your order form before November 30 to have your keepsake in time for the holidays! Click here to download the order form. Cash or checks accepted; please make checks payable to WC...

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Giant Slide keepsake order form Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 13, 2012

Like Us on Facebook!

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2012

Follow us on Twitter!

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

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Prison

2 Stories
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Inmate Mail Procedures Amended

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Effective July 2, 2018, Policy S-470, Mail and Incoming Publications, shall be amended to provide that the Prison will begin photocopying in black and white, all incoming articles of mail (letters, drawings, greeting cards and photographs, etc. with the e...

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Prison
Posted on: June 21, 2018

TouchPay - Inmate Account Funding for Trust/Commissary

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Toll free: 1-866-232-1899
Online: www.TouchPayDirect.com
TouchPay Kiosk: Located in the jail lobby

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Prothonotary Office Now Offers Notary Services

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Notary Services available during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

View Notary Service Fees Prothonotary
Posted on: May 3, 2017

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

Christina O'Brien speaking at Naturalization ceremony

In all, there were 16 candidates. 

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

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

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Read complete May 3, 2017 Tribune-Review Article Prothonotary

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Reuse Study Underway for Bridgeport Street Site in Mount Pleasant Borough

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The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW) today announced the beginning of an economic analysis for the Bridgeport Street Site in Mount Pleasant Borough to evaluate the best use for its redevelopment.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Governor Wolf Approves Support for 22 Community Revitalization Projects Throughout Pennsylvania

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Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank (WCLB) will receive $200,000 to acquire, demolish and/or rehab blighted properties throughout Westmoreland County

Additional Info... Redevelopment Authority

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Lien Certificates Now Available to Purchase Online

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The Tax Claim Bureau provides lien certifications which are a means of determining whether taxes are owed or have been paid for prior years.

Additional Info... Tax Office
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Tax Claim Bureau Repository List - Now Available

Repository-List

Properties still unsold after the Tax Claim Bureau's Annual, Judicial, and Repository bid-off sale are placed in the regular repository, at which point anyone, with the exception of the property owners, may bid on the property.

Additional Info... Tax Office

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

2018 Dog Licenses are now available

Black Labrador Retriever

Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Armistice forgotten? Region musters little interest in marking centennial of end of World War I

It was said to be the “war to end all wars,” and when World War I ended at 11 a.m., on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, in part because of America’s intervention 19 months earlier, the world, and Pittsburgh, rejoiced.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Women comprise a growing part of combat veterans in Western Pennsylvania, America

Women have become a crucial part of United State’s all-volunteer military. Those close to them, however, fear the story of America’s military women too often goes untold.

And it’s a big story.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 13, 2018

'War to end all wars' fights to be remembered on 100th anniversary of its ending

Sunday marked Veterans Day &the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I — often forgotten amidst the nation’s numerous 20th century conflicts, others which include Korean War, Vietnam War, the Gulf wars and the War on Terrorism.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 13, 2018

In Pittsburgh and beyond, the bells toll for veterans, Armistice Day

Bells rang out at several Pittsburgh-area landmarks at 11 a.m. Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Area Veterans Day observances set Saturday, Sunday, Monday

BY LOUISE F. FRITZ

Bulletin Lifestyles Editor

Sally and (right) James Hook, married for 77 years, show the afghan flag presented to them at their home in Derry as part of the observance of November as Home Care and Hospice Month — as well as Veter...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 9, 2018

New VA.gov website

A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie Announces 

the New VA.gov website

See Video Here 

Fellow VA Employees, since my arrival, you’ve heard ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 8, 2018

PA National Guard Carnegie Science Camp applications open

FY19 Carnegie Science Center Campin Flyer

Carnegie Science Center Camp-in

Only for PNG dependents 6-13 years old

Only 30 spots available!

16-17 November: Overnight camp at the museum. A true 'night at the museum' experience!

See flyer for more info. This is free to eligible PNG kids.

REGISTRATION &...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 9, 2018

VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance

If you need help with your daily activities, or you’re housebound, you may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound allowances in addition to your pension benefits. Find out if you can get these monthly payments...

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 8, 2018

A program for veterans' medical expenses gets an overhaul

Three years ago, the column addressed the proposed rule changes by the Department of Veterans Affairs to the extremely beneficial program typically referred to as “aid and attendance.”

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Veterans disability benefit criteria expanded

Military veterans and veterans’ widows now may be eligible for disability benefits under new guidelines the federal government issued recently, expanding income eligibility criteria.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 8, 2018

VA launches new one-stop shop website

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Visit the new va.gov website to access all of your Veterans benefits in one place.

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 8, 2018

New website launches today: apply for your Veterans ID Card online

There are many types of identification cards you can use to show you’re a Veteran. You only need to have one of them for this purpose. Learn about the different types of ID cards you can get.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 8, 2018

WWI COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 'BELLS OF PEACE' ON ARMISTICE CENTENNIAL

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WASHINGTON DC: The World War One Centennial Commission, along with the Pritzker

Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown/DocumentCenter/View/15333

Soldier, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Derry Township pilot killed in WWII to be laid to rest

BY GREG REINBOLD

Bulletin Staff Writer

1ST LT. EUGENE FORDA Derry Township pilot lost when the B-24 bomber he was piloting went down in the Adriatic Sea during World War II is coming home nearly 74 years after his final mission.

U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Veterans Day offers Nov 10-12.

Key points:

  • Proof of military service is frequently required---military I.D, VA ID, retiree ID card, picture in uniform, DD-214.
  • Each restaurant chain/franchise/business have their own rules of when they are offering discounts/free meals /services so please...
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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Military Child of the Year Award nominations open

Operation Homefront is sponsoring a Military Child of the Year Award for a dependent child, age 13-18 of a military member of each service. Also an award is given for innovation to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Soldiers and Sailors will toll 'Bells of Peace' in World War I centennial commemoration

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, with free public programming from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 3, 2018

New lawsuit seeks VA compensation for veterans' unpaid emergency room costs

ASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of veterans could be eligible for sizeable reimbursements of unpaid medical bills if a new class-action lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs is successful.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

5 Things Military Families Must Know About Tricare's New Open Enrollment

For the first time ever, Tricare will host an open enrollment period next month for military families and retirees who want to change their coverage plans.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Info for Justice-involved Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.  Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Veterans Day around the state, employment, more

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 31, 2018

 DMVA News 

DMVA To Host Open House At Southwestern Veterans' Center In Pittsburgh: 

You're invited to an open house at Southwes...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 1, 2018

VA amends regulations on VA pension and other needs-based programs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, which are need-based programs.   

“The a...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 25, 2018

PA Veterans News 25 Oct 2018

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 24, 2018

 DMVA News 

Gov. Wolf Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Opportunities: 

Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the Department...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 22, 2018

New Pentagon Ad Campaign Asks Parents to Support Military Service

The Pentagon announced Friday it has launched a new media campaign to encourage parents and educators to "engage youth in conversations about military service.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 22, 2018

'Rest easy, Lieutenant': WWII pilot from Derry Township is finally coming home

His last mission in World War II was piloting a B-24 Liberator in a bombing run on the second day of the Battle of the Bulge. Nearly 74 years later, that Derry Township airman is finally returning home.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Murrysville Garden Club dedicates Blue Star military memorial at Route 22 trailhead

The Murrysville Garden Club typically raises money for student scholarships, hosts its annual garden tour and extols the virtues of a well-tended flower bed. This fall, however, they decided to do something to honor local veterans.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 19, 2018

New Flags Flying Proudly at Westmoreland County Courthouse

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Visitors to the County Courthouse will notice new flags snapping smartly in the breeze as of Thursday, October 18th. In a noontime ceremony, Commissioners Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles Anderson, and Director of Veterans Affairs Matt Zamosky were jo...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Veterans appreciation events, COLA boost, Employment

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 17, 2018

Veteran Events 

This listing is offered as a service to individuals and organizations to promote their veteran and military-oriented events being...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 20, 2018

Scholarship for Westmoreland Co. HS student child of military

The 14th Quartermaster/ Desert Storm Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to Westmoreland County HS students considering a career in the military or w/ a veteran/currently serving parent....

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Veterans' Day Proclamation

Governor's  Veterans Day Proclamation 2018

In special recognition of the courageous efforts of our distinguished Veterans, November 11, 2018, is proclaimed by the Governor of PA as Veterans Day.

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Dinner to honor veterans set for Nov. 15 at Lamplighter

The 11th “Honoring Our Veterans” dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 15 at the Lamplighter, 6566 William Penn Highway in Delmont.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 15, 2018

How to Find Cheap Military Flights and Baggage Discounts

Military families are always on the go. That's why they're always on the lookout for cheap airline flights to make travel easier on their bank accounts.

One cheap way to fly is Space Available, or Space A. However, these flights frequently change and seats...

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 11, 2018

She can be a 'bad ass' when it comes to making sure Tricare patients get care

Some Tricare beneficiaries still have problems trying to get medical care, and officials have taken actions to try to improve the performance of contractors, said Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Vet Center News 11 Oct 2018

Tactical Taco Tuesdays; Veterans Write; Groups: African American Vets, Yoga, OIF/OEF, more.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 11, 2018

DMVA Digest 10 October 2018

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 10, 2018

 DMVA News 

DMVA To Host Open House At Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home In Blair County: 

You served us, now let us serve you! You'r...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Retirees, Disabled Vets Get Biggest Raise in 7 Years for 2019

Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees, and social security recipients will see a 2.8 percent pay raise in their monthly checks in 2019.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Tour highlights successes of Southwestern Pennsylvania's military veterans turned farmers

Pennsylvania Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli took one swig of the chocolate-banana milk, and his eyes lit up.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 3, 2018

DMVA Digest 3 October 2018

A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 3, 2018

 DMVA News 

DMVA To Host Open House At Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home In Blair County: 

You served us, now let us serve you! You're invited to...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Marines to Ramp Up Tests on Hearing Protection Troops Might Actually Wear

Hearing loss is one of the most common claims the VA sees once troops leave the military. In 2014, nearly 1 million veterans received disability compensation for hearing loss and another 1.3 million for tinnitus, or ringing of the ears.

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Vets Groups Urge Trump Administration to Keep Pressure on GI Bill Fraud

Twenty-eight veterans groups and military service organizations have called on the Trump administration to scrap deregulation proposals that they said would limit oversight of "bad actor" schools preying on veterans using the GI Bill.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Ligonier VFW celebrates continued success, community support

BY DEBORAH A. BREHUN

For The Latrobe Bulletin

Recently elected VFW Post 734 Commander Chris Smith is congratulated by Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Scott Haines.The Fort Ligonier Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 734 canteen was o...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 1, 2018

A Vietnamese native thanks veterans for war's window to democracy

. Mr. Tran looked out into an audience heavy with veterans and told them their service had been a gift to many in South Vietnam, where he grew up.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Here are the new rates for military retiree dental coverage under new FEDVIP benefit

Military retirees eligible for the new dental and vision coverage can start researching their options now, with the release of new rates for 2019. See the online plan comparison at https://www.tricare.benefeds.com/InfoPortal/findPlan?ctoken=rZhPg5db

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Know before you give: Charity Navigator rates Veteran Non-profits

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The Federal Trade Commission, along with 70 other agencies, has announced 100 law enforcement actions across all 50 states against fraudulent charities stealing from individuals looking to give to nonprofits that support veterans and military members. Dur...

Follow the link to see top-rated charities...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

VA warns elderly beneficiaries about financial scams

The VA reminds you that the Department of Justice is striving to combat financial crimes against older Americans.  Learn about prevalent financial scams so you can guard against them, and get involved in making your community safer.  If ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Military Retirees To Gain Access To Wider Menu Of Dental Plans

Sometime in October military retirees can begin to review online the various features and monthly premiums of dental plan options for replacing their TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), which is set to expire after Dec. 31.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Retiree Dental open season is 12 Nov. to 10 Dec. only

Enroll in FEDVIP before Dec. 10

As you've probably already heard, on December 31, 2018 the Defense Health Agency's TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will end. Don't worry! You can enroll in dental coverage for next year under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program...

Visit the FEDVIP website...

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 16, 2018

4 More Things to Know About the New Military Retiree Dental Coverage

Dentist on Comfort (c. 1915-1920, Lib. of Congress)

As Tricare's retiree dental program prepares to shut down Dec. 31, military retirees will be able instead to choose dental insurance from a buffet of options through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Need Help Lowering Your Electric Bill?

What are the benefits of the WARM program?

    Customers participating in WARM:

  • Receive an in-home energy usage evaluation
  • Work with a trained energy educator to create an energy-savings plan
  • Have the opportunity to receive energy-saving hom...
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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Retiree Tricare Dental to end--open enrollment in new program begins 12 November

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On December 31, 2018, the Defense Health Agency's TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will end. However, as directed in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, retired uniformed service members and their families, who were el...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Help a veteran in crisis--keep these resources on hand

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If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about suicide, contact the toll-free, 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line to speak with a trained, caring VA responder. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLin...

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Veteran's Affairs

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WCFA

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Annual School Poster & Essay Contest Entries Accepted Through December 8

4th grade 1st place WCFA poster winner

The fire safety poster and essay contest is open to all public and parochial schools in Westmoreland County. Students in 4th and 5th grades can participate in the poster contest and 6th and 7th grades can participate in the essay contest.

Details and Entry forms. WCFA

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WCIDC

3 Stories
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland Groundbreaking Ceremony

Commerce Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

The WCIDC held a groundbreaking ceremony today at Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland. The 206-acre site will be developed into the county's newest industrial park and will consist of five pad-ready sites each ranging in size from 18 to 29 acres.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Featured Site

Westmoreland County Airpark

The Westmoreland County Airpark is adjacent to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and has lots available ranging in size from 2 to 8 acres. 9-Year LERTA is available.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Excel Glass Continues Expansion at Jeannette Industrial Park

Jeannette Industrial Park

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation’s (WCIDC) Board of Directors, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, announced today the closing of Lot 7, totaling 3.3 acres, in Jeannette Industrial Park.

The purchaser, Will...

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Press Release... WCIDC

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Twilight Wish gives Westmoreland Manor resident gambling experience with slots, table games

Della Lewis, Twilight Wish recipient

Della Lewis wanted one more trip to the casino. 

But the 89-year-old South Greensburg resident stays at Westmoreland Manor, and isn't physically able to make the journey these days — so a national nonprofit brought the casino to her.

Phot...

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Read full March 5, 2018 Tribune Review article... Westmoreland Manor