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Posted on: November 22, 2019

2020 Adopted Westmoreland County Budget

2020 Adopted Budget Cover Sheet

Please use this budget document to gain a better understanding of County funding. 

Thank you for taking the time to read more about Westmoreland County. 

Respectfully yours,

Meghan A. McCandless, Director of Financial Administration

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

RACW Executive Director Opening

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Applicants must meet the following Qualifications: 

Candidates must have: a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred in Business Management or related field of study; Three to five years’ experience in a progressive management&nbs...

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Details and directions on how to apply 1. County
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Foster Parents Needed for Older Youth

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Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent? The Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau has an overwhelming need for foster parents for older youth (ages 12-21) . Please call today (724) 830-3301.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

Hiring

Jobs (deadlines): Ass't Records Supv, Prison (Jan 21); Judicial Law Clerk, Courts (Jan 24); Executive Director, RACW (Jan 25); Menal Health Pgm Specialist, BH/DS (Jan 30); Legal Secretary, Adult Probation (Jan 31); Mechanic, Public Works

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Westmoreland courts holding $80,000 owed to crime victims

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Nearly $80,000 owed to about 250 crime victims is being held by Westmoreland County, according to Clerk of Courts Bryan Kline.

The cash represents court-ordered restitution payments to victims who moved and have not updated their home addresses with the co...

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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: 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 8, 2019

Violent-intruder drill held in Greensburg

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A violent-intruder drill Monday in Greensburg was the result of about five years of preparation by the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety and Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc.

Public safety officials used the drill as a way to gau...

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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.

View Tribune-Review article and video 911 Public Safety
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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Additional Info... 911 Public Safety
Posted on: September 16, 2015

Follow us on Twitter!

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Volunteers Needed - Westmoreland County Meals on Wheels Programs

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Volunteers deliver more than meals. Each friendly visit is a safety check enabling our community's seniors to live less isolated, nourished lives with independence and dignity. Find a Westmoreland County's Meals on Wheels program near you.

Additional Info... Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: January 9, 2020

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, February 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for Active...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

PA Hotline to Assist Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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A new hotline to help connect thousands of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren to the resources and programs available to them is now live. 

The KinConnector hotline was established through Act 89 of 2018 to address the growing number...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Senior Community Service Employment Program

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On-The-Job Training Program for Mature Workers

Additional Info... Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Twilight Wish

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Celebrating Seniors and Making Dreams Come True

Additional Info... Area Agency on Aging
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: January 24, 2020

Transgender Training Opportunities

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Supporting Transgender Clients- Training Series

The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is sponsoring our second annual “Supporting Transgender Clients” Training Series in partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Devel...

Transgender Training Opportunities

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

CPS Certification Trainings

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THREE CPS CERTIFICATION TRAININGS SCHEDULED!

Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc. is sponsoring three (3) training events for CPS (Certified Peer Specialist) Certification in 2020!

Training is provided at NO COST for Residents of Armstrong, Indiana,...

CPS Certification Trainings

CPS Certification Trainings Form BH/DS
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Problem Gambling Conference

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Featuring Industry Professionals speaking on Gambling-related behaviors

  • Similarities/Differences Between Substance Use Disorder and Disordered Gambling
  • Older Adults and Gambling
  • Online Sports Betting Now and the Future

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Problem Gambling Conference

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Becoming a Geriatric Competent Clinician

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The training consists of two In-Person trainings and a series of seven webinars.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Webinar Series: Supporting Transgender Clients

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Interested in learning more on how to best support your transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients? CHOP’s Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, in partnership with the Department of Human Services, will host four separate Webinar d...

WEBINAR SERIES: SUPPORTING TRANSGENDER CLIENTS

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

STEP UP WESTMORELAND

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== Students, Therapists, Educators and Parents United in Prevention ==
Step Up's goal is to support the academic, social, and emotional success of ALL students by creating caring, safe and positive educational environments.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

CareerSTEPS Job Assistance

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Did you graduate and need a job? Need a GED? Want a PAID work experience?
CareerSTEPS Can Help!

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Adult Basic & Literacy Education Program

FREE education classes for adults can help improve your reading, writing, and math skills to prepare you for GED® exams, high school equivalency exams, post-secondary entrance exams, and jobs!

Westmoreland County Adult Education Services 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: November 18, 2019

Foster Parents Needed for Older Youth

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Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent? The Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau has an overwhelming need for foster parents for older youth (ages 12-21) . Please call today (724) 830-3301.

Additional Info... Children's Bureau
Posted on: September 10, 2018

National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen 2018 Service Project

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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 impacted their lives.

Sh...

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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: 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.

Read on... Children's Bureau

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Join the Westmoreland County Local Youth Advisory Board

See the IL Calendar for Westmoreland County local YAB meeting dates.

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: November 14, 2019

Westmoreland courts holding $80,000 owed to crime victims

Gavel on top of 20 dollar bills

Nearly $80,000 owed to about 250 crime victims is being held by Westmoreland County, according to Clerk of Courts Bryan Kline.

The cash represents court-ordered restitution payments to victims who moved and have not updated their home addresses with the co...

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View Victims with outdated addresses here 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: December 4, 2019

Feedback Opportunities for Community Development

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Do you want your opinion heard regarding your community's priorities? Now is the time to provide us your input! Join the Westmoreland County Community Development Division to provide comments concerning the County's housing and community development needs...

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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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Posted on: January 5, 2020

Multiple Fatalities - Pennsylvania Turnpike - Mount Pleasant Township, Westmorreland County, PA

CURRENT INCIDENT - MULTIPLE FATALITY CRASH ON PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE - JANUARY 5, 2020 

 Current Update: 8:55 AM - Multiple fatality crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike at Mile Post 86.1 Westbound in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County...

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Courts

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

FEBRUARY 2020 CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST IS AVAILABLE

The February 2020 civil Arbitration List is no available on the Court's webpage under the Civil Court section.

Courts
Posted on: December 13, 2019

CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST - JANUARY 2020

The January 2020 civil arbitration list has been published and is available on the civil section of the Court's webpage.

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

WCIDC Signs Option Agreement with Al. Neyer

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Al. Neyer signs option agreement with WCIDC for 13.39 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II

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Elections

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Election Poll Workers Needed for Two Upcoming Elections

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Play a vital role in the democratic process.  Contribute to your community by helping run an election and safeguard our election process.  

March 17, 2020 Special ElectionWorkers are needed in Monessen

April 28, 2020 Primary ElectionWorker...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Notice of Special Election

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In accordance with section 906 of the Act of June 3, 1937, P.L. 1333, as amended, known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, we, Chairman Sean Kertes, Commissioner Douglas W. Chew, and Commissioner Gina Cerilli, the Westmoreland County Board of Elections, h...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

2020 Adopted Westmoreland County Budget

2020 Adopted Budget Cover Sheet

Please use this budget document to gain a better understanding of County funding. 

Thank you for taking the time to read more about Westmoreland County. 

Respectfully yours,

Meghan A. McCandless, Director of Financial Administration

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Posted on: November 16, 2019

Irwin church to serve as warming shelter

Irwin area residents whose power goes out during the winter can use a warming shelter at the First United Methodist Church of Irwin at 310 Oak St.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Applications for heating help through LIHEAP open through April

LIHEAP provides assistance to people who struggle to pay heating bills during the winter. Assistance is available to renters and homeownersl benefits are paid directly to the utility company.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: November 1, 2019

New resource for Coaches

Coaches of youth and young adult athletes can play a vital role in preventing and helping individuals with the disease of addiction. IUP professors Keri Kulik, PhD, and Gabrielle Morreale, MS, collaborated with the Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task F...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Summer 2019 Inside Line

The Summer 2019 Inside Line Newsletter is now available online. The Inside Line is a Newsletter is Published every other month by the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Westmoreland County Commissioners and Pennsylvania Department of Aging

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Land Bank

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Vandergrift Borough Receives $151,000 for Downtown Recreational Space

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Vandergrift Borough, in partnership with Westmoreland County Land Bank, today announced it has been awarded a $151,000 grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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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.

Read through the full report Land Bank

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Comedy Nights are back in 2020!

2020 Comedy Night spotlight

Laugh away the winter blues at two Comedy Nights hosted by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation and the Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trail chapters!

The Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trails are hosting a Comedy Night on Saturday, February ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

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

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5-inch ornaments are $25/each, and 9-inch plaques are $50/each. Click here to download the order form. Cash or checks accepted; please make checks payable to WCPRCAB. Mail your order form to Westmoreland County Parks, 194 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 1560...

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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!

Check out our Twitter page! Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Passport Day

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The Westmoreland County Prothonotary, Christina O'Brien is holding a Passport Day at the Health & Wellness Fair October 23, 2019.  

Passport photos are available.  For identification, please bring: 

  • Birth certificate (must con...
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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.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

RACW Executive Director Opening

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Applicants must meet the following Qualifications: 

Candidates must have: a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred in Business Management or related field of study; Three to five years’ experience in a progressi...

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For details and directions on how to apply visit: Redevelopment Authority

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

2020 Dog Licenses are now available

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Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Veterans need VHIC for in-person Commissary, Military Exchange, MWR access

The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Veterans Can Now Learn About Their Toxic Exposure Risks with New VA App

For veterans who think they were exposed to toxic substances during their service, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a mobile application that will help them answer questions about what this potential exposure means for their long-term health.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 20, 2019

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 Circulars

On August 9, 2019, Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) published VA Circular 26-19-23, which provided interim guidance on implementing The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (the Act).

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

First graduate of Westmoreland County's Veterans Court says he'll return as a mentor

Ryan Skuta was home about a year after his third tour of duty, a four-month stint as a freelance infantryman fighting with the Kurds against ISIS in 2016, when he was arrested in Jeannette and charged with drunk driving.

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WCIDC

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

WCIDC Signs Option Agreement with Al. Neyer

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Al. Neyer signs option agreement with WCIDC for 13.39 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II

Additional Info... 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.

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