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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Public Meeting Notice - April 2, 2020

Public Meeting Notice

The public meeting of Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners and the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation will continue as scheduled on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10am.  Per CDC guidelines, seating will be limited.

If any mem...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Survey for adults aged 60 and over in Pennsylvania

Quick Survey

Due to these unprecedented and challenging times, the Pennsylvania Council on Aging is conducting a statewide survey in order to assess what the immediate needs and capabilities are of older adults due to COVID-19. Our goal is to collect...

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TAKE SURVEY 1. County
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Stay informed with the latest county-wide and departmental updates regarding COVID-19. Learn how to opt-in to email and/or text notifications each time the COVID-19 information is updated.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

New PA Primary Date - Letter from PA Department of State

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The PA Primary will be held on June 2, 2020. PA holds closed primary elections. You must be a member of the Democratic or Republican party to vote for that party’s candidates. However, all registered voters can vote on ballot questions.

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Additional Info About June 2 Primary 1. County
Posted on: February 26, 2020

2020 Census - Count on Westmoreland

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Did you know? For every family of 5 that does NOT complete the census , our county loses roughly $100,000 in funding! Learn more about why the 2020 Census matters for Westmoreland County.

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Westmoreland County Five-Year Consolidated Draft Plan FY 2020-2024

Westmoreland County Consolidated Plan

The purpose of Westmoreland County’s Consolidated Plan (CP) is to guide funding decisions in the next five years regarding specific federal funds received for housing and community development activities.  

The CP is guided by three over...

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View the Draft Plan 1. County
Posted on: February 25, 2020

PA Department of State Voting Related Information

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Visit the PA Department of State website to learn about Voter Registration, Your County's New Voting Systems, Mail-in Voting and more.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Searching for Homes with a Heart

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Provide Domiciliary “Dom” Care from your home while earning a reliable monthly payment.

Work from Home and Make a Difference!

The Dom Care program provides a homelike arrangement in the community for adults ages 18 and older who are unab...

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Visit Domiciliary Homes website 1. County
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Are You Over 60 and Need Eyeglasses?

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The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging operates a Vision Center located at Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg for county residents age 60 and older. The Vision Center is staffed by a licensed optometrist and offers cataract and glaucoma screenings. Ey...

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Visit our Vision Center website for more details 1. County
Posted on: January 30, 2020

WCIDC approves option agreement with Red Fish LLC for 10.99 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II

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The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors today approved an option agreement with Red Fish, LLC for two lots that comprise 10.99 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II in Hempfield Township.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

Hiring

Jobs (deadlines): Nursing Supervisor, Westmoreland Manor; Experienced Telecommunication Officer, Department of Public Safety; Court Reporter, Court of Common Pleas

County Job Postings 1. County
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Foster Parents Needed for Older Youth

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Westmoreland County is Now Operating Under Stay at Home Order

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety Stay At Home Order in Effect

Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:

  • Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (includi...
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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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Check out the draft documents for hazards identified in the Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This will be our third major update since 2000.  

View New Plan Drafts View previous plans 

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Westmoreland displays new high-tech mobile command center

Bud Mertz demonstrating interior features of Mobile Command Center

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

View Tribune-Review article and video 911 Public Safety
Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

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

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Follow us on Twitter!

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

Go to WCDPS Twitter page 911 Public Safety

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Survey for adults aged 60 and over in Pennsylvania

Quick Survey

Due to these unprecedented and challenging times, the Pennsylvania Council on Aging is conducting a statewide survey in order to assess what the immediate needs and capabilities are of older adults due to COVID-19. Our goal is to collect...

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TAKE SURVEY Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Senior Centers and Satellite Centers Closures

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The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging is announcing the closure of all Senior Centers and Satellite Centers effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice, due to concerns about the 2019-novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As this is a rapidly evo...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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Helping the Caregiver take care of themselves.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

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The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for Active Adu...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Searching for Homes with a Heart

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Work from Home and Make a Difference!

The Dom Care program provides a homelike arrangement in the community for adults ages 18 and older who are unable to live independently.  Dom Care providers open up their homes to provide supervision, support,...

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Visit Domiciliary Homes website Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Are You Over 60 and Need Eyeglasses?

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The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging operates a Vision Center located at Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg for county residents age 60 and older. The Vision Center is staffed by a licensed optometrist and offers cataract and glaucoma screenings. Ey...

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Visit our Vision Center website for more details Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Volunteers Needed - Westmoreland County Meals on Wheels Programs

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

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Peer to Peer support during COVID-19. STARTING THIS THURSDAY, April 2, 2020, 7:00 PM. Join us for a LIVE Zoom session | Every Thursday: same place, same time.

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Flyer BH/DS
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Autism: Stronger Together for a Lifetime

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Autism: Stronger Together for a Lifetime

Thursday, April 30, 2020

DoubleTree by HIlton Hotel910 Sheraton DriveMars, PA 16046

This conference will feature topics covering needs across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, such as: Mindfulness for All, Per...

Autism: Stronger Together for a Lifetime

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

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White Oak Vet Center in partner ship with Mental Health America SWPA and the Blackburn Center invite you to take part in an event to promote MST awareness and more…

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Stomp Out the Stigma Walk

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Stomp Out the Stigma Walk Flyer

We’re looking for Sponsors!

We are seeking community sponsors to ensure our first annual walk is a success. Donations will be used to help with costs for participant t-shirts, food, and music. Sponsors giving a dona...

Stomp Out the Stigma Walk

BH/DS
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Transgender Training Opportunities

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Supporting Transgender Clients- Training Series

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

Transgender Training Opportunities

BH/DS
Posted on: January 14, 2020

CPS Certification Trainings

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THREE CPS CERTIFICATION TRAININGS SCHEDULED!

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

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

CPS Certification Trainings

CPS Certification Trainings Form BH/DS
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Becoming a Geriatric Competent Clinician

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

Becoming a Geriatric Competent Clinician Flyer BH/DS
Posted on: September 9, 2019

STEP UP WESTMORELAND

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

Step Up Flyer BH/DS
Posted on: August 30, 2019

CareerSTEPS Job Assistance

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

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Adult Basic & Literacy Education Program

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

Westmoreland County Adult Education Services BH/DS
Posted on: February 20, 2013

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

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

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

Outpatient Directory BH/DS

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Foster Parents Needed for Older Youth

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

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen 2018 Service Project

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

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

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Child Welfare Professional Week in Harrisburg

Shara Saveikis in Harrisburg

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

Sh...

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: 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 Westmoreland County Local Youth Advisory Board

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

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

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Posted on: 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: March 3, 2020

Westmoreland County Five-Year Consolidated Draft Plan FY 2020-2024

Westmoreland County Consolidated Plan

The purpose of Westmoreland County’s Consolidated Plan (CP) is to guide funding decisions in the next five years regarding specific federal funds received for housing and community development activities.  

The CP is guided by three over...

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View the Draft Plan Community Development
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Feedback Opportunities for Community Development

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

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Coroner

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Posted on: January 5, 2020

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

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

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

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Courts

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

LICENSE SUSPENSION APPEAL HEARINGS CANCELLED FOR APRIL 21,2020

The license suspension hearings previously scheduled for April 21, 2020 at the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas are cancelled. The cases will be rescheduled to a future date and parties will receive notification of the new hearing date.

Courts
Posted on: March 27, 2020

CIVIL ARBITRATION IS CANCELLED FOR APRIL 28, 2020

Civil Arbitration cases previously scheduled for April 28, 2020 are cancelled and will be rescheduled by the Civil Court Administrator's office. Parties will receive notification of the new Arbitration date in the near future.

Courts
Posted on: March 30, 2020

PFA HEARING CHANGES - APRIL 6 AND 7 - JUDGE SILVIS

All final protection from abuse hearings scheduled for April 6 and April 7, 2020 before Judge Silvis have been continued. The Temporary PFA will remain in effect until the new hearing date. Final hearings are continued FROM April 6 TO May 4, 2020...

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Courts
Posted on: March 22, 2020

COMMON PLEAS CRIMINAL SUMMARY APPEALS FOR APRIL ARE CANCELLED

The Summary Appeal trials previously scheduled before the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas for April 21, April 23, and April 30, 2020 are cancelled. The hearings will be rescheduled and parties will receive notice of the new hearing date.

Courts
Posted on: March 27, 2020

COMMON PLEAS CRIMINAL COURT CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 17

Common Pleas Criminal Court proceedings previously scheduled for April 6-10, 2020 are cancelled per the Judicial Emergency Order and will be rescheduled. Parties will receive a notice in the mail with the rescheduled date.  As a reminder the Crim...

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Courts
Posted on: March 27, 2020

FILING A PRAECIPE FOR WRIT OF SUMMONS - CIVIL

The Supreme Court supplemented its March 18, 2020 emergency declaration order. Specifically, the Court provides a procedure for filing a praecipe for a writ of summons in the Superior Court  "in the event a court of common pleas is unable to...

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Courts
Posted on: March 20, 2020

PRESIDENT JUDGE RITA DONOVAN HATHAWAY SCHEDULE - UPDATE

Please be advised that all hearings(with the exception of emergencies) before President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway scheduled from March 17,2020 to April 3,2020 are continued and shall be rescheduled by the Court upon expiration of the Judicial Emergency.

Courts
Posted on: March 20, 2020

CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FOR APRIL CANCELLED

The criminal jury trial term scheduled for April 13-17, 2020 has been cancelled. There will be no jury trials scheduled for this term and no jurors will need to report in anticipation of selection this week.

Courts
Posted on: March 20, 2020

PFA HEARING CHANGES - MARCH 30 AND 31 - JUDGE WALSH

Protection from Abuse Hearings and Indirect Criminal Contempt hearings scheduled before Judge Walsh on March 30 are continued to April 20,2020 and hearings scheduled for March 31 are continued to April 21, 2020.

Courts
Posted on: March 20, 2020

PROTECTION FROM ABUSE - COMMON PLEAS FILING - UPDATED INFORMATION

Due to the current emergency declaration, individuals may file for a Temporary Protection from Abuse at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, Court of Common Pleas, lobby daily between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Protection from Abuse fi...

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Courts
Posted on: March 20, 2020

PFA HEARING CHANGES - MARCH 23 AND 24 - JUDGE SILVIS

All final protection from abuse hearings scheduled for  March 23 and March 24 have been continued. Final hearings for March 23rd are rescheduled to Monday April 6, 2020 before Judge Silvis in Courtroom #10.  Final Hearings for March 24th...

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Courts
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts

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On March 16, 2020, President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway declared a judicial emergency in the Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County).  View details of this declaration 

In addition, on March 17th, President Judge Hathaway issued a ...

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Courts
Posted on: March 18, 2020

CIVIL COURT MOTIONS FOR FRIDAYS ARE CANCELLED

 This is due to the declaration of a judicial emergency in the 10th Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Uncontested motions may be submitted by MAILING the original to the assigned judge for signature.  This in effect until further notice...

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Courts
Posted on: March 18, 2020

CIVIL COURT MOTIONS FOR FRIDAYS ARE CANCELLED

 This is due to the declaration of a judicial emergency in the 10th Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Uncontested motions may be submitted by MAILING the original to the assigned judge for signature.  This in effect until further notice...

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Courts
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COMMON PLEAS CRIMINAL COURT PROCEEDINGS CANCELLED MARCH 18 - APRIL 3,2020

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Common Pleas Criminal Court proceedings previously scheduled for March 18 -April 3, 2020 are cancelled per the Judicial Emergency Order and will be rescheduled. Parties will receive a notice in the mail with the rescheduled date.

Courts
Posted on: March 17, 2020

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY

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Per Supreme Court’s Order dated March 16, 2020, President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway has declared a judicial emergency in the Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County) for the period of March 17, 2020 to April 14, 2020.  The Operat...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

CONTEMPT/COMPLIANCE HEARINGS CANCELLED FOR MARCH 23RD

Contempt and Compliance hearings before Senior Judge Driscoll on March 23rd are cancelled due to the current health situation. Please do not report to the courthouse for contempt/compliance hearings. The hearings will be rescheduled.

Courts
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Scam Notification

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The public is advised that currently there may be telephone scams being placed to County residents. One scam alleges that the caller is from the County Sheriff’s department demanding payment of money for failing to appear for jury duty. &nbs...

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Courts
Posted on: March 10, 2020

APRIL CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST IS AVAILABLE

The April civil Arbitration List is available. The list can be found on the Civil Court page of the Court's website.

Courts
Posted on: February 6, 2020

JUDGE SILVIS APRIL MOTIONS COURT CHANGE

Motions Court before Judge Silvis on Monday, April 20, 2020 is cancelled. Judge Silvis will hear Motions Court on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.

Courts
Posted on: March 2, 2020

CIVIL ARBITRATION - UPDATE TO THE SCHEDULE

The civil Arbitration date for April has been changed from April 28th to April 29th. The civil Arbitration date for October has also been changed from October 27th to October 23rd due to room unavailability.

Courts

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Westmoreland County is Now Operating Under Stay at Home Order

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety Stay At Home Order in Effect

PLEASE DO YOUR PART BY FOLLOWING ORDERS MANDATED BY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE.

Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:

  • Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (includi...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Westmoreland County Government Limited to Essential Functions

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The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners has decided to limit Westmoreland County government to essential functions only beginning Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 am running through April 30, 2020, pursuant to both federal and state guidelines.

The Commissioners have charged each Department and Row Office with evaluating essential vs. non-essential personnel and functions, based upon the County statutes.  Westmoreland County will operate as normal until Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:00...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Clerk of Courts - Online Payments

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Learn how to make a payment on a case while the Clerk of Courts office is closed to the public

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

All park facilities, gates, and restrooms are CLOSED until further notice

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As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all park facilities, gates, and restrooms will be closed to the public until further notice. We recommend people not visit our parks during this time. We will update as more information becomes available.&nbs...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts

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Judicial Emergency in Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County) and Judicial Emergency Order, Judicial Order Closing Magisterial District Courts to the Public

On March 16, 2020, President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway declared a judicial emergency in the Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County).  View details of this declaration 

In addition, on March 17th, President Judge Hathaway issued a ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Recorder of Deeds Related Modified Hours & Services

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Due to the Covid-19 threat to the public at large and Recorder of Deeds personnel, as well as Governor Wolf’s order to close all businesses that are not life sustaining, the Recorder of Deeds’ Office will be closed to the public, but t...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Temporary Office Closure Tax Claim Bureau

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Tax Claim Bureau is currently closed to the public during these trying and unprecedented times.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Tax Claim Bureau is currently closed to the public during these trying and unprecedented times.  

For your convenience, please take advantage of our alternate means of paying delinquent taxes: Mail the payment through the...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Treasurer's Office

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In light of the State of Emergency that has been declared by Westmoreland County, we urge all business for dog licenses, small games, bingo licenses etc., be done through the mail.

Yearly dog licenses can be purchased via the online dog licensing system 

 This is for your protection and our staff.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Veteran Affairs Office Closed to the Public

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Due to COVID 19 the Westmoreland County Department of Veteran Affairs office will not be offering in-person services until further notice. We are available to assist via phone, email, and mail.

March 31, 2020

Due to COVID 19 the Westmoreland County Department of Veteran Affairs office will not be offering in-person services until further notice.  We are available to assist via phone, email, and mail.

Call 724-830-3530 for assistance and p...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Sheriff's Office - Firearms Division

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Effective Monday, March 30, 2020: Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office will issue Gun Permits by appointment only. Call 724-830-3457 to make an appointment. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Please be advised that according to Title 18, Section 6106 b(12) as long as you are eligible to renew your license, said license is still valid for six months beyond the printed expiration date on the license.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Development Council - Updated Office Hours

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Westmoreland Development Council is following emergency safety measures to protect the health of our employees and community. All non-essential offices will be closed until further notice, effective March 18, 2020.

Below you will find information on hours of operation and business-specific contact information for the Westmoreland Development Council. Please note that this is a fluid and ever changing situation and information is subject to change. Thank you for your...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Register of Wills Office

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Upon order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, all courts in PA are to close with the exception of essential businesses.

Effective at 4:00pm today (March 19, 2020) until April 3rd, the Westmoreland Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans’ Court will be closed for all functions except Emergency Guardianship Petitions.  In this case, please contact 724-830-...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Senior Centers and Satellite Centers Closures

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The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging is announcing the closure of all Senior Centers and Satellite Centers effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice due to concerns about the 2019-novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As this is a rapidly evolving event, and out of concern for our participants who are typically 60 years of age or older, this action is being taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Center participants will be afforded the opportunity to &rs...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

BH/DS Office Limitations

Behavioral Health Developmental Services Early Intervention

Due to COVID-19, Westmoreland County BHDS has minimized its staff to essential personnel in the Courthouse complex.

To contact us:

For emergencies, please contact the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at 1-800-836-6010.

Otherwise, please contact:

Dirk Matson, BHDS Administrator, Work Cell Phone: 724-787-1634, matsond@westmoreland.swsix.com

Toni Dubovsky-Modar, Administrative Assistan...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Passport Applications

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As of tomorrow, March 17, 2020, the Prothonotary Office will not be taking Passport applications until further notice.

COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Cancellation of Inmate Visits - Attorney Visitation Limited Hours at Westmoreland County Prison

Westmoreland County Prison

Due to recent events with the Coronavirus, the following changes have been implemented regarding visitation to the Westmoreland County Prison

General Visitation

Beginning Monday March 16, 2020, all inmate visits have been cancelled.  Inmates will be given one (1) free video visit per week.  The visit will last for ten (10) minutes.  Your family/friends will be able to ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Updated Visitation Policy Westmoreland Manor

Westmoreland Manor

Residents, Staff, Families, and Visitors

With the Coronavirus Pandemic constantly evolving, Westmoreland Manor has put many protective measures in place to provide the safest care for your loved ones.  We want to assure our families that we are co...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Saturday, March 14 - Press Conference

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The Westmoreland County Commissioners held a press conference to address COVID-19 on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

Press Conference video via WTAE TV COVID-19 Updates

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

Guide to CARES Act

Where should you begin when trying to understand how the $2 trillion federal CARES Act can help your business? The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act is a pretty good starting point. Download it from our COVID-19 business resource pag...

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COVID-19 Updates Business Resources
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PIDA approves COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program

PIDA loan

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority board has approved guidelines for a new emergency response program that provides zero-percent interest loans of up to $100,000 with terms of three years. This COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program will b...

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COVID-19 Updates Business Resources
Posted on: March 23, 2020

SBA Is Taking Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

SBA loan

On March 19, the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance approved the statewide disaster declaration application submitted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s office. Small businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus now...

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COVID-19 Updates Business Resources
Posted on: March 26, 2020

PA’s Shared-Work Program offers innovative alternative to layoffs

Shared Work

Shared-work plans enable employers to temporarily reduce the work hours of employees and divide the available hours equally rather than laying off any employees. Those employees who are covered by a shared-work plan receive a percentage of their unemploym...

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COVID-19 Updates Business Resources

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

UPDATE: SBA IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS

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The SBA approved the program this afternoon, and Westmoreland County COVID-19 Leadership Team is now urging small businesses negatively impacted by the emergency to immediately begin the application process for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

County COVID-19 team urges businesses to familiarize themselves with SBA emergency loan process

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The Westmoreland County COVID-19 Leadership Team urges small businesses and nonprofits to familiarize themselves with application process for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Development Council - Updated Office Hours

Westmoreland County Development Council Building

ATTENTION: In response to the recent statewide shut down ordered by Governor Tom Wolf, the Westmoreland Development Council is following emergency safety measures to protect the health of our employees and community. All non-essential offices will be clos...

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Development Council
Posted on: March 5, 2020

WCIDC Purchases 110 Acres in Hempfield and Unity for Office Park Development

IDC Landing page logo

The WCIDC has agreed to buy 110 acres in Hempfield and Unity townships for a mixed-use development that could support as many as 500 jobs and include residential development and potentially a small commercial district.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: January 30, 2020

WCIDC approves option agreement with Red Fish LLC for 10.99 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II

Tech Park II

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors today approved an option agreement with Red Fish, LLC for two lots that comprise 10.99 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II in Hempfield Township.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: June 24, 2019

WCIDC Signs Option Agreement with Al. Neyer

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

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Elections

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

New PA Primary Date - Letter from PA Department of State

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The PA Primary will be held on June 2, 2020. PA holds closed primary elections. You must be a member of the Democratic or Republican party to vote for that party’s candidates. However, all registered voters can vote on ballot questions.

The PA Primary will be held on June 2, 2020. PA holds closed primary elections. You must be a member of the Democratic or Republican party to vote for that party’s candidates. However, all registered voters can vote on ballot questions.

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Additional Info About June 2 Primary... Elections
Posted on: February 25, 2020

PA Department of State Voting Related Information

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Visit the PA Department of State website to learn about Voter Registration, Your County's New Voting Systems, Mail-in Voting and more.

Additional Info... Elections

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

March 25 Test of CodeRED system

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Department Heads, if you receive notice from any of your employees, please update your CodeRED spreadsheets with the new information and forward it to Cass Kovatch, ckovatch@co.westmoreland.pa.us.

Amanda Bernard BA, MBADirector of Human Resources

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Employee Resources
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Employee Information

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Please review the following links for information regarding policies pertaining to COVID-19.

Staff Memo

Application Process for Requesting COVID-19 Specific Leave

Pandemic Activation and Response Policy

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Employee Resources

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Summer 2019 Inside Line

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

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Human Services

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Land Bank

3 Stories
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Irwin’s Taco and Tequila Restaurant Gato Expands Downtown Revitalization

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Residents of Irwin should prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Gato, a new taco-centric restaurant located at 207 Main Street plans to open its doors later this month, continuing the small business growth in the area.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Vandergrift Borough Receives $151,000 for Downtown Recreational Space

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

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Westmoreland County Land Bank Featured in Statewide Revitalization Publication

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

Read through the full report Land Bank

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

UPDATE: Westmoreland County Parks

As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all park facilities, gates, and restrooms will be closed to the public until further notice. We recommend people not visit our parks during this time. We will update as more information becomes available.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 5, 2018

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

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

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

Like Us on Facebook!

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2012

Follow us on Twitter!

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

Check out our Twitter page! Parks & Recreation

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Prison

1 Story
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Cancellation of Inmate Visits - Attorney Visitation Limited Hours

Visitation-Policy-Update

General Visitation

Beginning Monday March 16, 2020, all inmate visits have been cancelled.  Inmates will be given one (1) free video visit per week.  The visit will last for ten (10) minutes.  Your family/friends will be able to ...

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Prison

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Passport Application Information

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As of tomorrow, March 17, 2020, the Prothonotary Office will not be taking Passport applications until further notice.

Prothonotary
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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Recorder of Deeds Related Modified Hours & Services

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Due to the Covid-19 threat to the public at large and Recorder of Deeds personnel, as well as Governor Wolf’s order to close all businesses that are not life sustaining, the Recorder of Deeds’ Office will be closed to the public, but t...

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Recorder of Deeds

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

RACW Executive Director Opening

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Applicants must meet the following Qualifications: 

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

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Register of Wills Office

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Upon order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, all courts in PA are to close with the exception of essential businesses.  Effective at 4:00pm today (March 19, 2020) until April 3rd, the Westmoreland Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans&rsq...

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Register of Wills

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Sheriff

2 Stories
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Sheriff's Office - Firearms Division

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Effective Monday, March 30, 2020: Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office will issue Gun Permits by appointment only. Call 724-830-3457 to make an appointment. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Please be advised that according to Title 18, Section 6106 b(12) as long as you are eligible to renew your license, said license is still valid for six months beyond the printed expiration date on the license.

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Sheriff

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Temporary Office Closure

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Tax Claim Bureau is currently closed to the public during these trying and unprecedented times.  

For your convenience, please take advantage of our alternate means of paying delinquent taxes: Mail the payment through the...

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Tax Office

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Office Update Regarding COVID-19

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In light of the State of Emergency that has been declared by Westmoreland County, we urge all business for dog licenses, small games, bingo licenses etc., be done through the mail.

Yearly dog licenses can be purchased via the online dog licensing system&am...

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Treasurer's Office
Posted on: November 26, 2019

2020 Dog Licenses are now available

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Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Cancellation Grave Flag/Marker Pickup

Due to COVID 19 the Westmoreland County Department of Veteran Affairs is cancelling the Grave Flag/Marker pick-up that was to be held between 4/27 – 5/8.

We have been in contact with the manufacturers and are cautiously optimistic that we&rsq...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Updated Office Hours

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March 31, 2020

Due to COVID 19 the Westmoreland County Department of Veteran Affairs office will not be offering in-person services until further notice.  We are available to assist via phone, email, and mail.

Call 724-830-3530 for assistance and p...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Veterans' GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic

President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 19, 2020

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices closed to the public starting March 19

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Regional offices will remain open, but no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 20, 2020

New Procedures at VA National Cemeteries due to COVID-19

All Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, the National Cemetery Administration is continuing to adjust its services in light of the best pra...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 13, 2020

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center

Click on the link below for more info.

War Related Illness and Injury Study CenterClick on the link below for more info.


Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Blue Water NAVY Communications Toolkit

Please follow the links below for more information on the NAVY Blue Water Act.

Blue Water Navy Communications Toolkit

NAVY Blue Water Topline Report

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Having a VA Disability Rating Doesn't Prevent You from Serving in the Military

There are many myths about having a Department of Veterans Affairs' disability rating and serving in the military. The most common is that, if you have a VA disability rating, you can never serve in the military again.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Military Medals

Search our Unclaimed Property database for
military decorations from various conflicts.

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

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 Circulars

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

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

First Graduate of Westmoreland County's Veterans Court Says He’ll Return as a Mentor

Veterans Court Graduation Ceremony November 2019

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

On Tuesday, Skuta, 33, of Irwin, be...

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Read full Tribune-Review article Veterans Court

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WCIDC

5 Stories
Posted on: March 19, 2020

UPDATE: SBA IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS

County Sealcolor

The SBA approved the program this afternoon, and Westmoreland County COVID-19 Leadership Team is now urging small businesses negatively impacted by the emergency to immediately begin the application process for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: March 19, 2020

County COVID-19 team urges businesses to familiarize themselves with SBA emergency loan process

County Sealcolor

The Westmoreland County COVID-19 Leadership Team urges small businesses and nonprofits to familiarize themselves with application process for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: March 5, 2020

WCIDC Purchases 110 Acres in Hempfield and Unity for Office Park Development

IDC Landing page logo

The WCIDC has agreed to buy 110 acres in Hempfield and Unity townships for a mixed-use development that could support as many as 500 jobs and include residential development and potentially a small commercial district.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: January 30, 2020

WCIDC approves option agreement with Red Fish LLC for 10.99 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II

Tech Park II

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors today approved an option agreement with Red Fish, LLC for two lots that comprise 10.99 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II in Hempfield Township.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: June 24, 2019

WCIDC Signs Option Agreement with Al. Neyer

News Flash - Tech II

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

Additional Info... WCIDC

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Corona Virus Update

Residents, Staff, Families, and Visitors

With the Coronavirus Pandemic constantly evolving, Westmoreland Manor has put many protective measures in place to provide the safest care for your loved ones.  We want to assure our families that we are co...

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