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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Reimagining Our Westmoreland - Comprehensive Plan

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The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development invites you to review the approved Reimagining Our Westmoreland Comprehensive Plan.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

WANT Job & Career Expo

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ATTENTION AREA EMPLOYERS! Don't miss the next WANT (Westmoreland Assists Native Talent) Job & Career Expo: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 1-4 pm.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

2019 Adopted County Budget

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View the 2019 Adopted Budget. For the 14th year in a row, county property tax rate will remain at 20.99 mills.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Notice of Public Needs Hearings

Hearing Notice 2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PLAN

The County will receive FY 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will conduct public he...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

Hiring

Recent Jobs posted (with deadlines): Registered Dietician, Westmoreland Manor (Feb 3); Correction Officers, Prison (Feb 28)

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Local Microbrewery Finds New Home in Downtown Jeannette

500 Clay

Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the sale of 500 Clay Avenue in downtown Jeannette to Sobel’s Obscure Brewery, LLC., a family owned and operated business for its new local microbrewery location.

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Westmoreland welcomes therapy dogs to courthouse

Westmoreland County court therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers

There will be a friendly face on the fourth floor of the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

It has whiskers, a wet nose and soft fuzzy ears.

The wagging tails and patient, friendly demeanor of therapy dogs will greet children who may be nervous about a family ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Westmoreland County Land Bank Featured in Statewide Revitalization Publication

Cover of PA Housing Alliance Report showing Jeannette Community Garden

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

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland Groundbreaking Ceremony

Commerce Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

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

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Posted on: 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: 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: 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: 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: January 15, 2019

Westmoreland County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan - Revision Is Starting!

Cover sheet from Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan must be reviewed and revised every five (5) years to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements. The Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation working group has started the revision process for ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Westmoreland displays new high-tech mobile command center

Bud Mertz demonstrating interior features of Mobile Command Center

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Aid to Support Recovery Efforts from Severe Storms in Southwestern Pennsylvania

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

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911 Public Safety
Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

CodeRED mobile app logo

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

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

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

County buying specialized Hazmat boat with federal money

19-8 Utility boat

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

Follow us on Twitter!

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

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

SNAP Application Assistance

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Westmoreland County Food Bank’s SNAP Application Assistance Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the federal program, formerly known as Food Stamps, that helps low income individuals to purchase nutritious food, such as fruits, v...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: January 3, 2019

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, January 9, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Medicare Preventative Services Calendar Winner

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Congratulations Jackie Snyder! Jackie is a member of the New Alexandria Center for Active Adults. Her drawing was chosen, and published in the Pennsylvania Department of Aging/ APPRISE 2019 Medicare Preventative Services Calendar. Her beautiful p...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Twilight Wish

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Celebrating Seniors and Making Dreams Come True

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Learn While You Earn

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Senior Employment Program-SCSEP- Learn While You Earn

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Herminie Center for Active Adults Named Best in the State

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Herminie Center for Active Adults

Named Best in the State

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

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Agency Career Opportunities

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Looking for a rewarding career?

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BH/DS

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

THREE CPS CERTIFICATION TRAININGS SCHEDULED

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

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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...

Outpatient Directory BH/DS

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen 2018 Service Project

Michelle Brandt with Arielle Teppert

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

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

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Child Welfare Professional Week in Harrisburg

Shara Saveikis in Harrisburg

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

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: March 2, 2018

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

Westmoreland Children First vice president Veronica Ent with donated mattresses

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

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

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

Kid-friendly room at Westmoreland courthouse designed to ease anxiety

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Join the Youth Advisory Board


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

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Posted on: 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: January 7, 2019

Notice of Public Needs Hearings

Hearing Notice 2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PLAN

The County will receive FY 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will conduct public he...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 8, 2015

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

Frick park Welcome Sign

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

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

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Community Development

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

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Coroner

25 Stories
Posted on: March 28, 2018

2017 Annual Report

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Courts

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

JUDGE SILVIS MOTIONS COURT CHANGE - FEBRUARY

Judge Silvis will hear motions court on Tuesday, February 19th ONLY, during the week of February 18th due to the Court Holiday and Judicial Conference that week.
Counsel should plan to present any motions that week on Tuesday.

Courts
Posted on: January 11, 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST AVAILABLE

The February 2019 arbitration list is available on the website under Civil Court.

Courts
Posted on: December 24, 2018

MOTIONS FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE MARSILI

Attorneys who need to present a motion on a case assigned to Judge Marsili that has not been temporarily reassigned to Judge Scherer or Judge Smail, must contact the Civil Court Administrator. Cases must be reassigned before presentation of motions.

Courts
Posted on: December 6, 2018

JANUARY 2019 ARBITRATION LIST PUBLISHED

The January 2019 civil arbitration list is available on the county website under the Civil Court area.

Courts
Posted on: December 4, 2018

CIVIL AND ORPHANS' CASE ASSIGNMENTS

With the January 2019 retirement of Westmoreland County civil court judge Anthony G. Marsili, effective November 19, 2018, all newly filed civil and orphans’ court cases that would have been assigned to Marsili will be assigned on an alternating basis bet...

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Courts
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

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

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Courts

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Notice of Public Needs Hearings

Hearing Notice 2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PLAN

The County will receive FY 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will conduct public he...

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Development Council
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Reimagining Our Westmoreland - Comprehensive Plan

Cover Page of Comprehensive Plan

The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development invites you to review the final draft of Reimagining Our Westmoreland.

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Local Microbrewery Finds New Home in Downtown Jeannette

Site of Proposed Jeannette microbrewery

Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the sale of 500 Clay Avenue in downtown Jeannette to Sobel’s Obscure Brewery, LLC., a family owned and operated business for its new local microbrewery location.

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Development Council Winter Newsletter

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Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Featured Site

Westmoreland County Airpark

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

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland Groundbreaking Ceremony

Commerce Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

2019 Adopted County Budget

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View the 2019 Adopted Budget. For the 14th year in a row, county property tax rate will remain at 20.99 mills.

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

New postings show wide range of Pennsylvania college hazing

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania colleges and universities began posting online reports Tuesday on documented cases of hazing over the past five years, as required by a law passed as a result of the 2017 death of a Penn State fraternity pledge.

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Westmoreland Transit to change bus routes to better suit needs, attract more riders

Westmoreland County Transit Authority officials plan to make changes to the fixed-route bus system this year as part of a restructuring that is expected to spark lagging ridership.

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Westmoreland Transit to buy new buses for paratransit program

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority will buy 16 new buses for its paratransit program this year.

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Hope in the opioid crisis? Overdose deaths appear to be leveling off as states intensify efforts to

Bill Kinkle hasn't worked as a nurse in nearly a decade. But the Pennsylvania man never leaves home without emergency medical supplies.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Pa. food stamp recipients get early payments amid government shutdown

The 1.8 million Pennsylvanians on food stamps will get next month’s benefits Friday — weeks in advance — along with a warning to make them last.

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Derry Township's Torrance State Hospital marks centennial

Patients, staff and retirees from Torrance State Hospital gathered in the public mental hospital’s once grand auditorium Tuesday for a worship service to mark the beginning of the institution’s centennial year.

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Joy Riders program will provide bike rides to people with limited mobility

As soon as Karen Primm of Smithton saw the video — about an Australian man who designed a tandem bicycle with a wheelchair in the front, so that his disabled wife could go out on rides with him — she knew she needed to bring something similar here.

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Westmoreland drug court participants will receive life-saving kits

Westmoreland County’s drug court participants will receive a kit with a life-saving dose of naloxone as part of a grant received Monday.

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

FREE Training for Working Age Adults

Private Industry Council is offering free pre-apprenticeship training for those 18-24 in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. 

  • hands-on experience
  • new skills
  • paid class time, paid work experience

Welding, blueprints, Safeland/Safegulf, Hazwoper, OSHA 1...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Dads Matter--free programming and job assistance

DADS MATTER is a program designed to help fathers be more present in their children’s lives. Studies have shown that a positive father/child relationship not only helps the child grow up to be a productive member of society but also encourages a...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Summer Academy for 9-12th grade Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (BVRS) in partnership with the Bureau of Special Education’s Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) , the PA Office for the Deaf and Ha...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 14, 2019

CASA Volunteer Orientation scheduled for Feb. 20th

Be a voice in court for an abused or neglected child. Volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Westmoreland.

Orientation for anyone seeking information about CASA or who plans to attend Spring Training. Please see flyer for more info.

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Human Services
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Holds Pennsylvania Woman Accountable for Scamming Veterans with Uncert

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Holds Pennsylvania Woman Accountable for Scamming Veterans with Uncertified Claims Benefits Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 11, 2019CONTACT: Joe Grace: 717-574-9095, jgrace@attorneygeneral.govHARR...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Trainings Offered

This Free 5.5-hour training will define the diagnostic terminology regarding FASD. The prevalence, signs, symptoms and impact of FASD will also be presented. Interventions will be explored regarding the overall difficulties when working with individuals t...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Manor Lions mark 70 years of community service

Being a Lion is a family tradition for Joy Clontz of Manor. Her father has served in his local Lions Club in St. Mary’s, Pa., for 50 years.

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Hospital price lists go public online

A new federal mandate could make it a little easier for health care consumers to shop around, or at least get a clearer idea of what hospitals charge.

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

I-pods bring long-ago music to older ears in therapy program

By GARY ROTSTEIN

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sitting in her wheelchair in the library of the Vincentian Home in McCandless, 87-year-old Lois Wolff listened intently to music through the headphones placed over her ears for the first t...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 1, 2019

Tai Chi Series at Valley Center of Active Adults, Ligonier

VCAA Tai Chi series to begin Jan. 7

The next 10-week class for Tai Chi lead by instructor Fran Eddins will begin 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Valley Center for Active Adults, 135 Kalassay Drive, Ligonier Township.

VCAA supervisor Judy Holden said, “Thi...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Top 5: Wearable technology, group fitness and HIIT leading 2019 trends

Is the new year inspiring you to get back into shape? If so, you might want to try an exercise tracker, group fitness or high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Modified interview process could serve as a model for employing people with disabilities

Tom Charley, of the Charley Family Shop’n Save stores, doesn’t see hiring employees with physical and mental disabilities as charity.

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Overdose deaths drop dramatically, bringing hope that awareness is working

As of Friday, 103 people had died from accidental drug overdoses, and 21 additional deaths are being investigated , according to County Coroner statistics. Compared to 2017, the reduction is a sign to some that awareness and other efforts are working.

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Pennsylvania lawmakers ask CMS to help seniors facing end of Highmark-UPMC agreement

The pending UPMC-Highmark split has prompted a bipartisan group from Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation to ask Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma what her agency is doing to help seniors navigate the change.

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Mobile payment coming for Westmoreland Transit riders

Westmoreland County Transit Authority bus riders will soon be able to pay fares through their telephones.

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Posted on: December 22, 2018

More than one ton of unused medication collected throughout Westmoreland County in 2018

The Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force announced Thursday that more than one ton of medication was collected in the 29 drug take-back boxes placed throughout the county over the past year.

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Just 6 months of walking may reverse cognitive decline, study says

Worried about your aging brain? Getting your heart pumping with something as simple as walking or cycling just three times a week seems to improve thinking skills, new research says.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

What You Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act After Texas Ruling

The Affordable Care Act faces a new legal challenge after a federal judge in Texas ruled the law unconstitutional. The decision risks throwing the nation's health care system into turmoil if upheld on appeal. But little will be different in the meantime.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Local mental health professional warns against too much device screen time

Children have been told for years to not sit too close to the television set or they’ll go blind, but with technology providing additional computer and phone screens, now there are other consequences to consider.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

SW PA Diaper Bank now serving Westmoreland County

 The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank has expanded its reach in Westmoreland County!  The Westmoreland Community Action Center's two sites in Greensburg and Ruffs Dale are now partner agencies.  They enhance the services provide...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Free bus transportation to State Correctional Institutions

Families Outside is sponsoring bus transportation to visit inmates at SCIs. Please see flyer for details.

Human Services
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Couple 'starrs' at blending kinship, foster family

Tim and Renae Starr raised one family and were enjoying becoming grandparents when, a few years ago, they became kinship foster parents for two of their granddaughters.

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Franklin Regional playschool program accepting applications for spring, fall 2019 sessions

The Franklin Regional High School Playschool program — a preschool program for children ages 3, 4 and 5 — is accepting applications and will start up in February.

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Assistance available for winter heating bills

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FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania Utilities Remind Customers of Available Assistance Programs to Help with Winter Bills

Greensburg, Pa. – With cold weather now affecting the region, financial assistance programs are available for FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) cust...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Westmoreland welcomes therapy dogs to courthouse

There will be a friendly face on the fourth floor of the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

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Posted on: November 23, 2018

Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

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

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Human Services

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Mt Pleasant Community Mural Dedication

Mt Pleasant Community Mural

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

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Westmoreland County looks to restore troubled youth through refurbished furniture program

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

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

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

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Land Bank

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

New Bus Shelter Protects Riders from Elements While Providing Water to Community Garden

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The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the installation of a new rainwater-harvesting bus shelter located at the Jeannette Greenspaces community garden.

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Local Microbrewery Finds New Home in Downtown Jeannette

500 Clay

Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the sale of 500 Clay Avenue in downtown Jeannette to Sobel’s Obscure Brewery, LLC., a family owned and operated business for its new local microbrewery location.

Additional Info... Land Bank
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Westmoreland County Land Bank Featured in Statewide Revitalization Publication

Cover of PA Housing Alliance Report showing Jeannette Community Garden

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
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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Posted on: November 5, 2018

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

Giant Slide ornament

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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Giant Slide keepsake order form Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Laugh out loud for a good cause at Comedy Nights!

2019 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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Comedy Nights flyer Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Save the date for the 2019 March for Parks: Saturday, March 30!

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What is the March for Parks?

The March for Parks is a fun event to raise money for new park & trail projects in Westmoreland County. Marchers can collect donations individually or as a team of 3 or more. Organize friends & family, coworkers, and ch...

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March for Parks event page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 13, 2012

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Reimagining Our Westmoreland - Comprehensive Plan

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The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development invites you to review the final draft of Reimagining Our Westmoreland.

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Prison

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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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Prison
Posted on: June 21, 2018

TouchPay - Inmate Account Funding for Trust/Commissary

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

2019 Fee Increase

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Prothonotary fees will be going up February 1, 2019.

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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: 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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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.

Additional Info... Tax Office

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

2019 Dog Licenses are now available

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Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

How Does the Government Shutdown Affect Your Health Care?

For the most part, Tricare is not hurt at all by the partial shutdown at this time. In part, that's because the Defense Department isn't one of the agencies impacted.

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Level Green veteran with multiple sclerosis enjoys new all-terrain wheelchair

As an active member in the community and Navy veteran who served in Desert Storm, Driscoll, 52, enjoyed coaching wrestling, working at a power plant and spending time outdoors.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 17, 2019

VA Welcome Kit provides road map during life transitions

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in diffe...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Scammer fined, Farm Show, Employment, Events

Mobile Veterans service outreach van at PA Farm Show with staff and visitors

  • DMVA NewsDMVA Still Looking For 11 Photos Of Pennsylvania Veterans Who Paid Ultimate Sacrifice In Vietnam:To further honor and preserve the memory of our veterans for future generations, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in D.C. is leading an initiative ...
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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Scholarship applications now being accepted

Please see the following links to scholarship opportunities for military/veterans/dependents. Spouses maybe also eligible for tuition assistance for training, certifications, etc.

Navy League Foundation (https://www.navyleague.org/programs/scholarships): Th...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Civilians should share, not be spared, veterans' grief (Veterans' Retreat April 11-14)

We met before dinner on a Thursday at St. Thomas Seminary near Hartford, Conn. Each smile and handshake acknowledged that we shared a commitment for the weekend. Most of us had read “War and the Soul.”

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Food Stamp Programs to Remain Available Through February for Troops, Vets

The Agriculture Department has issued assurances that funding is in place to continue its food stamp program through February, despite the government shutdown. Thousands of active-duty troops and about 1.4 million veterans benefit from the program.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 21, 2019

No Veteran Left Behind

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In the U.S., an average of 20 Veterans a day die from suicide. This new PSA is urgently calling on the public to take notice and action by reaching out to a Veteran who may be in crisis. Visit www.BeThereforVeterans.com for more information on ho...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Military veterans warned of benefit scam

Veterans’ affairs officials are cautioning military veterans to be aware of private contractors offering to process claims for them following the announcement that an Allegheny County woman was fined.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Holds Pennsylvania Woman Accountable for Scamming Veterans

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Holds Pennsylvania Woman Accountable for Scamming Veterans with Uncertified Claims Benefits Assistance

 January 11, 2019HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced his Bureau of Consumer Protection and ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 9, 2019

DMVA News, January 9

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DMVA And Department Of Agriculture To Host Veterans, Military & Their Families Day At The 103rd PA Farm Show:

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to host Ve...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Warhawk fighter plane joins World War II program at Westmoreland air show

A restored Air Force P-40 Warhawk fighter plane will join the high-flying spectacle May 25-26 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 8, 2019

REGAN APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF SENATE VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE

HARRISBURG – Today Senator Mike Regan (R-31, Cumberland and York Counties) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve as Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee for the 2019-2020 legislative se...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Submit a Nomination for Pennsylvania Female Veterans Day

Harrisburg, PA – Continuing the Wolf Administration’s effort to support women in the commonwealth and recognize those women who have served their country through the military, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking statewide nominations...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Mil/Vet Day at Farm Show, Winter Fly Fishing, Jobs, Events

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJanuary 3, 2019

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Veterans, Military & Their Families Day At The 2019 PA Farm Show Schedule: 

Veterans, Military & Their Famili...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Gun Locks available for Veterans at Westmoreland County Courthouse

January 2, 2019, Greensburg—Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Administration (VA) are partnering to improve public safety in our communities by making gun locks available to veterans. Locks can be picked up at t...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 4, 2019

New in 2019: The new year brings strict limitations on changing your Tricare plan

Thinking about switching between Tricare Prime and Tricare Select? You’ll have to wait until next November to do it, unless you have some sort of qualifying life event, such as the birth of a baby, a move to a new duty station, marriage or retirement.

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

Vets interested in STEM degrees could get more GI Bill money in 2019

Some college degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields take longer than four years to complete, which is why the new Forever GI Bill authorizes an additional school year of GI Bill funds on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15.

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

Suicide never entered his mind. Then 9/11 happened.

Cliff Bauman was plagued by guilt after the 9/11 attacks. After surviving a suicide attempt, he knew he had to seek help.

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

This hockey league aims to give veterans a temporary reprieve

Growing up in Johnstown, Chad Reesey played roller hockey with friends and followed the Penguins from afar while spending a dozen years in active duty with the Air Force. But until last year, Reesey had never stepped onto the ice.

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

VA announces moratorium on discharges and decreases from comprehensive caregiver program

WASHINGTON – The VA announced today that it will temporarily suspend discharges and decreases in level of support from its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Madeline Buchek, One of First Females to Complete Marine Corps Training, Celebrates 100th

Madeline Buchek with the Westmoreland County Commissioners

Madeline Buchek, one of the first females to complete the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve training in the early 1940s is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Buchek, born and raised in the small, tight-knit community of Whitney, attended St. Cecilia ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 20, 2018

'He loved everything about it': Army serviceman remembered for passion for Army life

Army Sgt. Jason McClary was still a teenager when he and his dad built up a truck together — a father-son project fitted with hulking tires and painted a brilliant shade of neon green. (Video)

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

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Around the State

Wolf Administration Works To Keep Heroin, Fentanyl Out Of PA Communities: 

As part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Evanchick, Acting Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and Maj...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 18, 2018

He Sacrificed It All For Us’: Community Mourns Export Soldier Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan is being remembered this week in Westmoreland County.

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Funeral services held Tuesday for local fallen soldier (Video)

EXPORT, Pa. - Funeral services for a soldier from Export who was killed in Afghanistan were held Tuesday morning.

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Family, community gather to say goodbye to Army Sgt. Jason McClary

Photographs of Army Sgt. Jason McClary — depicting him as a child, adult and with his family — filled the dimly lit interior of Cornerstone Ministries on Tuesday.

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

THE 14TH QUARTERMASTER/OPERATION DESERT STORM SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The 14th Quartermaster/Operation Desert Storm Scholarship Fund was established at The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County to provide scholarship support to Westmoreland County High School students who are considering a career within a military bra...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Pittsburgh Vet Center News

Holiday party Dec. 18th, Vet Center Group Schedule, Vets Write, and more.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Woman finds urn with vet's ashes in Bedford County barn; now seeking kin

A Pennsylvania woman cleaning out a barn discovered an urn containing ashes of an Air Force veteran, as well as an American flag, photos from his life and other items.

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

Avoiding veteran scams, Employment, Veterans Breakfast Clubs, more

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

 DMVA News 

DMVA Digest Holiday Schedule: 

In observance of the Christmas holiday, the DMVA Digest will not be published on Wed...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Assistance available for winter heating bills

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FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania Utilities Remind Customers of Available Assistance Programs to Help with Winter Bills

Greensburg, Pa. – With cold weather now affecting the region, financial assistance programs are available for FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) cust...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Editorial: Lowered flags don't just honor Bush

A soldier died in Germany on Sunday. Army Sgt. Jason McClary died after being wounded in an IED explosion Nov. 27 in Afghanistan.

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

DMVA News: Veteran events, employment opportunities, more

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsDecember 5, 2018

 DMVA News 

Deadline Approaching For Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Applications: 

The Department of Military and Veterans...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Gun locks available at VA

According to a recent, VA-conducted study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, only about one in five gun-owing Veterans keep all their guns locked and unloaded. For someone in crisis, a locked firearm can mean the difference between ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 5, 2018

iPhone users can connect directly with Veterans Crisis Line

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Suicide Prevention

Veterans can now reach the Veterans Crisis Line directly with an iPhone. Simply say, “Hey Siri, call the Veterans Crisis Line,” and it will connect you automatically, even if you don’t have the

number 1-800-273-8255 already sav...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Pentagon Names Fourth Service Member Killed in Afghanistan Blast

Sgt. Jason M. McClary

The Defense Department has identified another U.S. Army soldier killed in the Nov. 27 enemy bomb explosion that killed two other soldiers and an Air Force airman in Afghanistan.

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

'It hits home for everybody': Soldier from Export dies after Afghanistan attack

As a student at Kiski Area High School, Jason McClary talked about how he wanted to join the Army. After he graduated, he kept getting rejected for health reasons -- a broken hand, over the maximum weight, tubes in his ears.

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

WWII vets who met while training reconnect at Monroeville senior living center

Robert Adams handed his camera to someone close by and got a group of other cadets in training to get in line for a photo.

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

Export service member dies after being injured in Afghanistan

Sgt. Jason M. McClary

Updated 19 hours ago

Jason Mitchell McClary was determined to join the U.S. Army.

The 24-year-old Export-area native wanted to dedicate his life to his country. He succeeded in that goal when he enlisted in January 2014.

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

VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Info for Justice-involved Veterans

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

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 20, 2018

Scholarship for Westmoreland Co. HS student child of military

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

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Development Council Winter Newsletter

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Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland Groundbreaking Ceremony

Commerce Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Featured Site

Westmoreland County Airpark

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

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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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