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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: September 19, 2018

SPC Public Meeting - Forces of Change & Our Region's Future

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Join SPC (Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission) and give input on smart moves for transportation and development in southwestern Pennsylvania now and into the future!

Where?

Westmoreland County Public Meeting

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Tourism Grant Program - Grant Chat

Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program

Westmoreland County tourism-related businesses and organizations can learn about the county's annual Tourism Grant process at a free Grant Chat October 1 facilitated by Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau.  

When:   Monday, Oct. 1, 9-11 a.m....

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Cedar Creek Dog Park Grand Opening, September 26

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Cedar Creek Dog Park Grand Opening, September 26

The grand opening ceremony for the recently completed Cedar Creek Dog Park will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 beginning at 11:30am. The event is open to the public and no RSVP is required. Dogs...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Find Your Fit Volunteer Fair - Sept. 21st

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The Westmoreland  Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA) are facilitating their annual Find Your FitVolunteer Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9am-noon at Westmoreland County Community College, Founder’s Hall, Youngwood, PA. &n...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Wine & Chocolate Gala - Saturday, October 6, 2018

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Each October, Westmoreland Children First sponsors this large fundraiser to provide support for children under the care of the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau. This gala raises funds for essential needs not covered by governmental funds.

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

September is National Senior Center Month – “Building Momentum” at your Center for Active Adults

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Each September we celebrate National Senior Center Month at 13 Centers for Active Adults throughout Westmoreland County.  

This year’s theme “Building Momentum” highlights how centers build momentum for aging well in ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

Hiring

Jobs (with deadlines): Corrections Officer - Prison (Sept 24); Parks Manager, Public Works (Sept 27); Director of Case Management, Westmoreland Manor (Sept 28)

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Campaign Kicks Off for Sutersville Park Expansion

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Sutersville Borough and the Westmoreland County Land Bank are seeking local businesses and individuals to fund an expansion project for Suterville’s Community Park on First Avenue.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Community Health Clinic week proclaimed in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County Commissioners with John Docherty of Community Health Clinic, Inc.

The Westmoreland County Commissoiiners have proclaimed Aug. 12-17,2018, National Health Center Week, in recognition of the medical and behavioral health services provided by community health clinics nationwide. Here in Westmoreland County, Community Healt...

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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: 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: 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: 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.

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Tips for Staying Safe & Cool During Extreme Heat

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Summer is here, and much of the U.S. continues to deal with abnormally hot weather. And even if your community hasn’t experienced hotter weather yet, there are ways you can stay safe and cool when warmer temperatures arrive.

Here are some tips on...

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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: 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: August 30, 2017

2018 Health & Education Expo - October 24

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Free Admission, Refreshments and Health Screenings. Door prizes. Information & Resources.

Learn more about this Event Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: August 21, 2018

September is National Senior Center Month – “Building Momentum” at your Center for Active Adults

National Senior Center Month Promo - Growing, Learning, Giving and Connecting

September is National Senior Center Month – “Building Momentum” at your 

Center for Active Adults

 

Each September we celebrate National Senior Center Month at 13 Centers for Active Adults throughout Westmorela...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for Activ...

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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: June 5, 2018

Save the Date - Pennsylvania Department of Aging LGBTQ Aging Summit

PA Department of Aging LGBTQ-Aging-Summit

Connecting Communities and Inspiring Change: October 9-10, 2018 at Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. (4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111)

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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: February 5, 2018

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Program

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Training is provided at NO COST for Residents of Armstrong, Indiana, Butler, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland, Crawford, Mercer or Venango Counties(Participants from other Counties are welcome; space permitted, but will incur a cost). Specific dates, ti...

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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...

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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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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Wine & Chocolate Gala - Saturday, October 6, 2018

Table with candle, chocolate, wine bottles and raffle baskets

Each October, Westmoreland Children First sponsors this large fundraiser to provide support for children under the care of the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau. This gala raises funds for essential needs not covered by governmental funds.

Learn more about this event... 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: 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: 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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Posted on: April 8, 2015

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

2017 Annual Report

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

JUDGE MARSILI MOTIONS COURT CHANGES

Judge Marsili will not hear civil or orphans' court motions on Friday October 12 or Friday October 19. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on an alternative Friday.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

JUDGE SMAIL'S MOTIONS COURT - OCTOBER CHANGE OF DATE

Judge Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, October 5, 2018. Motions will instead be heard on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Courts
Posted on: July 18, 2018

CRIMINAL COURT - CHANGE IN GUILTY PLEA PROCESS

Defendants with cases before multiple judges will be scheduled before and have to appear before the individual judge assigned to the case.  If a plea agreement has been reached for multiple cases,  each case will still be scheduled befor...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

CRIMINAL TRIAL TERM CHANGES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2018 - Updated Information

Effective with the August 2018 criminal jury trial term, the criminal court judges will consider North Zone trials available during South Zone trial terms. Please click on this link to view the changes to the trial term procedures.

Criminal Trial Term Changes Courts
Posted on: July 18, 2018

ATTENTION CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEYS: UPDATE ON WESTMORELAND COUNTY CRIMINAL CALL OF THE LIST

Effective January, 2017, the criminal court judges implemented an individual trial list. A protocol for the criminal call was established by the judges. Please click on this link to review the requirements of the Criminal Call of the List Protocol.

Criminal Call of the List Protocol 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: 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: February 28, 2018

2017 Annual Report

2017 WCIDC Annual Report

As the primary marketing agent for the county, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation remains committed to promoting growth throughout the county in terms of job creation, economic output and helping to maintain a stable tax base.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Voting Equipment Demo with vendor Clear Ballot

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Commissioners' Meeting Room

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Greater Latrobe foundation awards district $150K for equipment, programs

The foundation supplied more than $13,000 worth of equipment and materials for students with special needs.

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

State grants bolster pre-kindergarten programs in Westmoreland County

State grants help fund centers that provide high-quality pre-K programs to at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Westmoreland County Food Bank 'Day 2 Don8' will match $5,000 gift

The Westmoreland County Food Bank is again teaming up with a Scottdale company to raise money for its food programs.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Bill would aid foster kids in Pennsylvania seeking higher education

When Bryn Elizabeth Albee left foster care in 2004, she did something fairly unusual for a young person aging out of the system — she went to college.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

New Kensington celebrates its diversity Saturday with Ethnic Day Food Festival

New Kensington residents celebrated on Saturday what many of them love about their city: its diversity.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Team Friends helps people with disabilities connect with their community

The members of Team Friends of Westmoreland County are not interested in the outmoded ideas about how people with disabilities should be treated.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Jeannette resident has donated 21 gallons of blood

The average human body has about 1.5 gallons of blood. Jeannette resident Scott Himes has donated that much 14 times over, and he has no intention of stopping.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Group vets disaster relief agencies

A national organization that ranks charities for effectiveness Thursday put up a roster of highly-rated charities that will provide aid and support for hurricane ravished communities throughout the Carolinas.

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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 13, 2018

Census data show region's income up but poverty improvement stalling

The seven-county Pittsburgh metropolitan area had an estimated poverty rate of 11 percent in 2017, slightly worse than the 10.8 percent in 2016, according to results released Thursday from the bureau’s latest American Community Survey.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Some Wesley Family Services programs closing in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Wesley Family Services is closing three Alle-Kiski Valley-based programs, citing low participation and financial constraints among the reasons for the move.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Funding cutbacks could limit Westmoreland Bar Association's pro bono program

Funding cutbacks could limit or potentially shutter the Westmoreland County Bar Association’s pro bono program, which provides free legal representation for low-income residents, officials said Wednesday.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Find Your Fit Volunteer Fair - Sept. 21st

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The Westmoreland  Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA) are facilitating their annual Find Your FitVolunteer Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9am-noon at Westmoreland County Community College, Founder’s Hall, Youngwood, PA. &n...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

FDA declares youth vaping an epidemic, announces investigation, new enforcement

Melissa Sporn, a Fairfax County, Virginia, child psychologist, said teen patients are "self medicating" with e-cigarettes. Usually, she said, it's because they are anxious or depressed.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Adelphoi awarded $2.8 million in grant funding

Construction on two new facilities on main campus underway

Adelphoi recently announced grant awards from three of the region’s most visionary foundations: The Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Allegheny Foundation, and the Katherine Mabis McKen...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Red Cross offers suggestions for storm relief

Western Pennsylvanians looking to help with hurricane and flood relief have three immediate options, said Dan Tobin, a spokesman for the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Red sand in Greensburg to raise awareness of human trafficking

Volunteers grasping bags of red sand carefully poured the contents into the sidewalk cracks along Greensburg’s St. Clair Park on Tuesday.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Senior Center Open Houses, Benefits, Classes, more this week

Westmoreland happenings - Sept. 13 and beyond

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Find Your Fit Volunteer Fair - Sept. 21st

Words Find Your Fit with various shoes

The Westmoreland  Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA) are facilitating their annual Find Your FitVolunteer Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9am-noon at Westmoreland County Community College, Founder’s Hall, Youngwood, PA. &n...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Free Medicare benefits program offered next week in Monroville

A series of free workshops outlining the basics of Medicare will be held next week in McCandless, Monroeville and Mars.

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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: September 10, 2018

Local woman working to raise awareness about eating disorders

Andrea Mapstone of Penn-Craft said from the outside, her high school-age daughter seemed to have everything together.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Parents launching a nationwide anti-hazing campaign

Tim Piazza and Marquise Braham told their parents they just wanted to make some new friends by joining fraternities while away at college. Neither got much of a chance: They died before their 20th birthdays, after brutal fraternity hazing rituals.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

E.C. Cruisers event will benefit county children's bureau Christmas fund

The E.C. Cruisers will host its 24th annual Cruisin’ to Help the Kids car cruise at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Delmont Volunteer Fire Department, 2360 Route 66 in Delmont.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Seton Hill students participate in 24th annual Labor of Love service day

Emily Grove was all smiles as she came in from the chilly rain, led by a black dog eager to dry off and warm up.

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Nonprofit seeking minor grant proposals for Delmont, Export, Murrysville areas

The nonprofit Community Foundation of Murrysville, Export and Delmont is accepting applications for a new round of small, community-based grants.

The foundation provides grants to organizations demonstrating a need for small sums that can make a significan...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Study: About 2 million low-income Americans would lose benefits under House Farm Bill

Nearly 2 million low-income Americans, including 469,000 households with young children, would be stripped of benefits under the House version of the farm bill being considered this week by congressional negotiators...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Veteran ID Card Program to Get Speed Boost in October

eterans who apply for ID cards through the Department of Veteran Affairs program rolled out last year should start to see a faster turnaround time in October, officials said Aug. 31.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

College signals new life for parents, too

There’s an unfamiliar ache now when I walk by Jordan’s bedroom each morning and head downstairs toward the coffee pot

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

'It affects your emotional state': Experts say classroom temperature, noise stifle learning

Pittsburgh scholars who study how young people think and learn say concern over hot classrooms this week is an important part of the larger issue of supporting students and teachers so they can do their best work.

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Posted on: September 8, 2018

Wine and Chocolate Gala to Support our Children--Oct. 6

The Advisory Board of Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau Cordially invites you to ourWine and Chocolate Gala

Saturday, October 6, 2018

7:00 pm—9:30 pm

$40.00 per person

Greensburg Garden and Civic Center

Entertainment: MI2: Multiinstrumentalists Rick Auvil ...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Job posting: Program Manager, Mental Health American SW PA

Program Manager

Greensburg, PA 15601
Full-time
Salary: $38,000.00 /year

Position: Program Manager

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

The Programs Manager provides and coordinates program and personnel management for assigned agency and prog...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Sept. AAA Inside Line is here

Read about the celebrations for Senior Center Month, October's Health & Education Expo, Earn while you Learn, CodeRED. and more!

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

With danger of concussions better known, high school football programs take notice

Running back Logan Harmon took a handoff in Apollo-Ridge’s 2017 season finale against Gateway. He hit the hole, but he didn’t see the Vikings defender converging on him.

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Our Clubhouse Westmoreland September Calendar

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Our Clubhouse provides free emotional and social support to those touched by cancer in western Pennsylvania.  

Those living with cancer at any age, as well as the family and friends who care for them, are welcome to join Our Clubhouse and receive ...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Mental Health America: Let's Make Change, Sept. 27

The 2018 conference will feature a broad array of topics and formats. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and officials will share their work and progress through keynote addresses, workshop presentations, networking, and a special experiential event. Key...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

To Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs, Ask Your Pharmacist For The Cash Price

Under a little-known Medicare rule, they can pay a lower cash price for prescriptions instead of using their insurance and doling out the amount the policy requires. But only if they ask.

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

CDC recommendation gives option for nasal flu vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending a nasal vaccine as a preventive measure against the flu this year, giving people an alternative to the needle that wasn’t recommneded the past two years.

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Pa. School Safety Task Force report emphasizes need for mental health resources in schools

The Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force continued to emphasize in a report released Monday the need for more mental health support in schools.

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Tips and tricks for navigating technology and kids

Dan Dillman knows a thing or two about technology and a thing or two — maybe three — about kids.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Annual Find Your Fit Volunteer Fair is Sept. 21st

Vol Fair Sept. 21 2018

The Westmoreland  Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA) are facilitating their annual Find Your Fit Volunteer Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9am-noon at Westmoreland County Community College, Founder’s Hall, Youngwood,...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Volunteers needed for Red Sand Project next month in Greensburg

The Blackburn Center is seeking volunteers to help with a project next month to bring awareness to human trafficking.

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

September is National Senior Center Month – “Building Momentum” at your Center for Active Adults

Senior Center Month 2018 Poster

September is National Senior Center Month – “Building Momentum” at your 

Center for Active Adults

 

Each September we celebrate National Senior Center Month at 13 Centers for Active Adults throughout Westmorela...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Can you speak my language? Pittsburgh health officials aim to better serve non-English speakers

“Ten years ago, you’d call a doctor’s office, and they’d say ‘We don’t see people who don’t speak English,” said Barbara Murock, manager of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services’ Immigrants and Internationals Initiative.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Giving back produces a paycheck for New Kensington man

New Kensington’s Knead Community Cafe is on a mission to help people — especially those who want to help themselves and aren’t just looking for a handout.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Change in paratransit funding, private vendors worries Westmoreland officials

A change to future operations of the state’s medical assistant transportation program could cripple Westmoreland County’s paratransit system, local officials worry. “This could be devastating for us,” said Alan Blahovec, executive director of the WCTA.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college.

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Posted on: September 3, 2018

Age-Friendly Breakfast Series

Age-Friendly Breakfasts flyer

SW PA Partnership for Aging presents 3 Age-Friendly Breakfasts. Please see flyer for more information.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Community Health Clinic week proclaimed in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County Commissioners with John Docherty of Community Health Clinic, Inc.

The Westmoreland County Commissoiiners have proclaimed Aug. 12-17,2018, National Health Center Week, in recognition of the medical and behavioral health services provided by community health clinics nationwide. Here in Westmoreland County, Community Healt...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Most older drivers outlive the age at which they can drive safely

Older drivers outlive the age when they’re capable of driving safely by seven to 10 years, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety said Tuesday, but more than 80 percent of them never talk with their family or doctor about it.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Control, halt, defeat: Tackling teenage bullying in the digital age

According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, the percentage of teens who have been cyberbullied has doubled since 2007, with an estimated 20 percent to 40 percent of adolescents having been targeted.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Penn Area Library will host two 'Medicare Explained' programs

If you have questions about Medicare, Penn Area Library officials want to help get them answered at one of two “Medicare Explained” programs coming up later this month.

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

GO Westmoreland Fare Increasing Sept. 1st

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority’s (WCTA) door-to-door transportation service, GO Westmoreland will increase fares effective September 1, 2018. The WCTA explored several options in an effort to cover increasing operating costs. The WCTA...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Feds crack down on Veterans 'charities'

How to donate wisely and avoid scams

The FTC, law enforcement officials and charity regulators from 70 offices in every state announced more than 100 actions in “Operation Donate with Honor,” a crackdown on fraudulent charities that con consumers.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds.

Additional Info... Human Services

News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2018

Family FunFest at Twin Lakes Oct. 4th

Three Autumn leaves with Family Fall Fest words over them

Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation invites all to join the celebration of PA Juvenile Justice Week at the Family FunFest on October 4, 2018, at the Nature Center at Twin Lakes Park from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Free!!  

Refreshments, family fun, live ...

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Juvenile Probation
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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Land Bank

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Campaign Kicks Off for Sutersville Park Expansion

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Sutersville Borough and the Westmoreland County Land Bank are seeking local businesses and individuals to fund an expansion project for Suterville’s Community Park on First Avenue.

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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: September 17, 2018

The Twin Lakes Dog Park will be CLOSED September 17-19; will re-open Thursday September 20

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NOTICE: All 3 sections of the Twin Lakes Dog Park will be closed due to current turf conditions from Monday, September 17 through Wednesday, September 19. It will reopen Thursday, September 20 at 8:00am. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Sections of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail are closed due to storm damage

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Due to weather conditions, the Westmoreland Heritage Trail is now closed from Saunders Station Road in Monroeville to Forbes Road in Trafford. There are closed signs posted at each of these locations; we ask that riders and walkers please heed the signs a...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Sections of the Five Star Trail are closed due to weather

Five Star Trail closed

Due to weather conditions, the Five Star Trail is now closed from Willow Crossing to Trolley Line Avenue, and from Depot Street to Hillis Street in Youngwood. There are closed signs posted at each of these locations; we ask that riders and walkers please ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Cedar Creek Dog Park Grand Opening, September 26

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Cedar Creek Dog Park Grand Opening, September 26

The grand opening ceremony for the recently completed Cedar Creek Dog Park will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 beginning at 11:30am. The event is open to the public and no RSVP is required. Dogs...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Free Summer Concert Series

Lovebettie Summer Concert series

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation will host two free summer concert series at Twin Lakes and Cedar Creek Parks. These concerts feature local musicians and bands and offer free admission and parking. Visitors of all ages are encouraged...

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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!

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

SPC Public Meeting - Forces of Change & Our Region's Future

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Join SPC (Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission) and give input on smart moves for transportation and development in southwestern Pennsylvania now and into the future!

Where?

Westmoreland County Public Meeting

Westmoreland County Commissioners' Meeting Room

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Planning

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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

Additional Info... Prison

News Flash

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: 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.

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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

News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2017

2018 Dog Licenses are now available

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Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2018

PIRATES MILITARY & VETERANS APPRECIATION NIGHT Tomorrow

As the Pirates look to Pay It Forward during Fan Appreciation Week, September 17-23, we welcome the first 2,500 active military & veterans to take advantage of two (2) free tickets to Wednesday, September 19 Pirates game vs. the Royals.

Seating is limi...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Starting a Veteran Business--Oct. 18, Pittsburgh

Boots to Business Flyer 2018

Free one day business workshop for Veterans, service members of the National Guard and Reserve of all branches, their spouses and family members. See the flyer for details.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 17, 2018

No shutdown at VA: Congress passes department’s budget on time

House lawmakers finalized the fiscal 2019 Veterans Affairs and military construction budgets on Thursday, sending the full-year spending plan to the president ahead of the new fiscal year deadline for only the second time in nine years.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Student vet enrollment spikes at Ivy League schools

Ivy League school recently reversed its long-standing ban on transfer student admissions, in part to be able to enroll more veterans, who often earn college credit during their military careers.

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

News for Veterans from the PA DMVA--12 Sept 2018

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsSeptember 12, 2018

 DMVA News 

DMVA Still Looking For 19 Photos Of Pennsylvania Veterans Who Paid Ultimate Sacrifice: 

To further honor and prese...

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Veteran's Affairs
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 12, 2018

Here's Why the VA's New Caregiver Center Matters

When the Department of Veterans Affairs last week announced a decision to open a research center for military veteran caregiver issues, it did more than just make a plan to study caregiver needs.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Harrison's 'Moving Flag' a tribute to veterans and first responders

Volunteers again observed the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by keeping an American flag moving through Harrison on Tuesday.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Excellent Care Starts with Access

Healthcare does not have to be elusive. The new leadership team at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Altoona, Pennsylvania, has made it their goal to provide access to care at the time and place that suits the Veteran’s health c...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 10, 2018

VA Study Will Compare Effectiveness of Two Leading PTSD Treatments

Is it better to treat post-traumatic stress by consciously processing traumatic events or by prolonged exposure to memory of the trauma?

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

VA marks Suicide Prevention Month in September with ‘Be There’ campaign

Initiative urges communities to support at-risk Veterans through simple actions

WASHINGTON — To mark Suicide Prevention Month this September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent Veteran sui...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Shaler Eagle Scout reserves seat for Americans who are MIA

In a sports town like Pittsburgh, PNC Park and Heinz Field always have one empty seat each. The “chairs of honor” help sports fans remember military personnel who are prisoners of war or missing in action.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
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.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

In Reversal, DoD Will Let Wounded Warriors Transfer GI Bill Benefits

Purple Heart recipients on active duty will soon be exempt from a new policy barring troops from transferring their post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to their dependents if they cannot commit to an additional four years of service.

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

Delays in Forever GI Bill Implementation Could Affect Veterans' Checks

Student veterans starting the 2018-2019 school year could receive incorrect housing payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Veteran ID Card Program to Get Speed Boost in October

Veterans who apply for ID cards through the Department of Veteran Affairs program rolled out last year should start to see a faster turnaround time in October, officials said Aug. 31. More...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 5, 2018

VA Working to Slash Opioid Use as Study Finds Ibuprofen May Be Just as Effective

After a year-long study showing that non-opioids can be just as effective and far less risky for treatment of most types of chronic pain concluded wrapped up early this year, the VA is seeing marked success in its effort to cut prescription rates for opio...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 5, 2018

PA DMVA News 5 September 2018

Veterans Breakfast Club (VBC) Morning Event: - Sept. 8, 2018, 9:30-11:30 a.m.- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main in Oakland, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny County)- Free Breakfast. R.S.V.P. to 412-623-9029 or Lauren@vetera...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Transitional Tricare Coverage Expanded for Guard, Reserve

Guardsmen and reservists coming off more than 30 days of activation now have 180 days of transitional Tricare coverage, regardless of the reason they were activated.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 29, 2018

DMVA News 29 August 2018

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DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 29, 2018

 DMVA News 

TWO DAYS Remaining For Persian Gulf Veteran Bonus Program: 

The Persian Gulf Veteran Bonus Program, administered by t...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 24, 2018

South Huntingdon road renamed to honor local veteran killed in Vietnam

William J. Kolenc was his family’s hero even before he began his tour of duty with the Army in Vietnam, in 1968.

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

DMVA Digest August 22, 2018

A Soldier from the 28th Military Police Company passes a case of water to a Marine to be loaded onto

A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

  Southwest PA

Veterans Breakfast Club (VBC) Morning Event: 

- Aug. 28, 2018, 8:30-10:30 a.m.- Salvatore’s Banquets, 5001 Curry Hollow Rd., Baldwin, PA (A...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 20, 2018

What Is Hidden Deep in the 2019 Defense Bill That Affects You?

Among other updates, totally disabled veterans are now eligible for Space-A travel, TRICARE Dental changes for retirees

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Allegheny Township man reaches new heights as inspiring wheelchair athlete

Jerry Baylor has spent decades inspiring others.

Sometimes, it’s when he gives them a small stone he has meticulously hand-painted.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Pittsburgh Vet Center Upcoming Events

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Pittsburgh Vet Center Weekly Calendar of EventsAugust 19-25, 2018In the Pittsburgh Vet Center2500 Baldwick Rd 

Suite 15 

Pittsburgh PA 15205Monday:OIF/OEF Group 6:30-8:30 p.m.Tuesday:Veterans Yoga 10:30-11:30 a.m.Vietnam Group 5:00-7:00 p....

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Pentagon delays Trump's veterans parade until at least 2019

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Trump won’t happen in 2018.

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: August 15, 2018

DMVA Digest--15 August 2018

DMVA Digest   A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs  Around the State  Black Valley Farm Hosting Veteran Apprentice: The PA Veteran Farming Project announced that ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Korean War veterans hopeful, but realistic, about peace

More than 65 years have passed since a Demilitarized Zone was established along the 38th parallel as it cuts across the Korean Peninsula.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Bill Including 2.6 Percent Troop Pay Raise

President Donald Trump went to Fort Drum in upstate New York on Monday to sign the nearly $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 2.6 percent military pay raise and could set the stage for creation of a Space Force.

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

Traveling Vietnam Wall will be in Murrysville Oct. 10-14

Traveling Wall Murrysville 2018

See the 80% replica of the Vietnam Wall, with every name on the permanent wall in DC, Oct. 10-14 at Murrysville Community park. Free and open for viewing 24 horus a day.

Click here to see larger flyer.

Learn more about the Traveling Wall...

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

VA volunteer recalls first day of service At VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

VA volunteer recalls first day of service
At VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
 

VA volunteer Beverly Turner had just completed orientation on her first day at the H.J. Heinz campus in Pittsburgh when she saw a man in the cafeteria trying to communica...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 8, 2018

PA DMVA Digest 8 August 2018

DMVA Digest

  A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs  August 8, 2018   Employment Opportunities  This listing is offered as a resource to both Pennsylvania's veteran...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 6, 2018

New VA Secretary Wilkie Puts 'Forever GI Bill' Expansion Into Effect

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun implementing new provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, better known as the "Forever GI Bill."

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

DMVA Digest 1 August

 DMVA News 

"In The War, I Don't Know What I Didn't Do": 100 Years Of Heroes: 

Raymond Jones is a resident at the Delaware Valley Veterans' Home, operated by the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, in Philade...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Walkabout: Former probation officer provides home, 'dignity' for veterans

At Allegheny County’s Veterans’ Court — the subject of a larger story I am working on — I have met people who are thanking veterans for their service and saying “welcome home” in profound ways.

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Forever GI Bill expands VA educational benefits

15 provisions enhance benefits for Veterans

WASHINGTON — Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the Forever GI B...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 31, 2018

White Oak Vet Center Summer Newsletter

Vet Center Staff and Big Frank's BBQ, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Group, The Wall that Heals, Semper Fi Odyssey, Veterans Breakfast Club, Groups, and more.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 31, 2018

The Forever GI Bill will change things for student vets this school year; here’s what you need to kn

If you’re a student using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the stipend you receive for rent each month could look a little different this fall.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Feds crack down on Veterans 'charities'

How to donate wisely and avoid scams

The FTC, law enforcement officials and charity regulators from 70 offices in every state announced more than 100 actions in “Operation Donate with Honor,” a crackdown on fraudulent charities that con consumers.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Free Veterans Health Fair Sept. 29 in Murrysville

Veterans Health Fair 29 September 2018

Murrysville Alliance Church, 4130 Old William Penn Hwy

Murrysville PA  15668

8 am to 1 pm

Veterans' Benefits info

Free screenings for glaucoma, cataracts, skin cancer, Heart/EKG, blood pressure

Flu shots

Free haircuts and lunch for Veterans

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Save the date: Veterans Health Fair Sept. 29, Murrysville

Veterans Health Fair 29 September 2018

FREE HEALTH FAIR FORVETERANS
WHERE: MURRYSVILLE ALLIANCE CHURCH
4130 OLD WILLIAM PENN HWY.
MURRYSVILLE, PA. 15668
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
08:00 – 13:00

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Understanding VA Minimum Property Requirements

The VA minimum property requirements for mortgages backed through the veterans benefits program can help determine whether the property you’re considering qualifies for a VA loan.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Postcards Warning of Tricare Dental Changes Are in the Mail

Military retirees should soon find a postcard in their mailboxes reminding them that Tricare's retiree dental program will shutter later this year.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 14, 2018

Smartphone feature provides immediate access to Veterans Crisis Line

 VA is excited to announce that service members and Veterans can connect to the Veterans Crisis Line using these simple words. The Siri function on Apple’s iPhone and the Google Assistant function on Android phones now automatically dia...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Changes coming to Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program

Effective August 1, 2018, the entitlement available under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program will be reduced from 45 months to 36 months, but in October, the monthly allowance for eligible reci...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 5, 2018

New device offers solution for ringing in ears

The Levo System retrains the brain to ignore noise by recreating each patient’s unique ringing sound. A recent study reported improvement after three months.

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

Learn how to help a fellow servicemember or veteran in crisis

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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 VeteransCrisisLine.net/Cha...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association Invites New Members

Those who have served honorably with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, The Women's Army Corps, or those who have served or are serving honorably in the US Army, the US Army Reserve or the Army National Guard of the US are eligible for membership.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Pittsburgh Stand Down is Saturday, Sept. 22

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Saturday, Sept. 22

8 am to 3 pm

State AE, 400 North Shore Dr., PIttsburgh 15212

Free breakfast, haircuts, lunch, hot showers, food pantry, ID Cards, reps from VA Healthcare & Benefits, more. See flyer for details.

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Save the date: Pittsburgh Stand Down, Sept. 22

Stand Down poster 2018

Saturday, Sept. 22

8 am to 3 pm

State AE, 400 North Shore Dr., PIttsburgh 15212

Free breakfast, haircuts, lunch, hot showers, food pantry, ID Cards, reps from VA Healthcare & Benefits, more. See flyer for details.

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 25, 2018

VAPHS offers direct scheduling

Direct Scheduling

Veterans enrolled at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System can now schedule routine appointments in a number of specialties without first seeing their primary care physician.

Direct scheduling gets Veterans the care they need sooner by eliminati...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Camp Lejeune Water Veteran & Family Health & Disability Benefits

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In the 1980's, contaminants were found in several wells that provided drinking water at Camp Lejeune, NC. See the flyer for eligibility info, qualifying conditions, and disability compensation information.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs

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WCIDC

3 Stories
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Company Spotlight

South Greensburg Commons

Our latest spotlight is on South Greensburg Commons. In August, the commissioners toured the businesses of South Greensburg Commons' three tenants: Standard Envelopes, AGI Group, and Precision Metal Crafters.

Read on... WCIDC
Posted on: February 28, 2018

2017 Annual Report

2017 WCIDC Annual Report

As the primary marketing agent for the county, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation remains committed to promoting growth throughout the county in terms of job creation, economic output and helping to maintain a stable tax base.

Annual Report... WCIDC
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.

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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
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Letter from Commissioners: PA Department of Health Annual Survey

During the week of September 12, 2016 the Pennsylvania Department of Health conducted its annual survey of Westmoreland Manor. We want to be clear to the Manor's residents, their families, and county taxpayers that we take every finding seriously.

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PA DOH Survey 2016 Westmoreland Manor