Penn Area Library planning unique kids' events for this summer

From an Appalachian corn-shuckin' party to an African 21-stringed harp player, the Penn Area Library has a host of unique programs on tap for children and parents this summer. Read more....

PA Child Welfare Professionals Week photo

Children's Bureau lauded in Harrisburg

Westmoreland Children's Bureau Executive Director Shara Saveikis traveled to the state capitol last week in recognition of the Governor's Proclamation for Child Welfare Professional week.
Locally, at last week's public meeting, County Commissioners paid similar tribute to Westmoreland County child welfare professionals.
For both recognition events, Ana and Idelia shared stories on how their caseworker positively impacted their lives. Their heartfelt stories were a true testament to the amazing work done by the Children's Bureau every single day. (Photo: Westmoreland Co. Children's Bureau administrator Shara Saveikis and family members)

Norwin Elks Father's Day Charity Car Cruise, more events

Proceeds to benefit local and national charities. More events...

Export Summer Playground Program kicks off next week

Export Borough's annual Summer Playground Program will kick off on June 18, giving local children a chance to spend a few mornings each week enjoying activities, games, arts and crafts. More...

Things to do around Westmoreland County through Sunday

Creative Arts for Preschoolers, Human Trafficking event, Fireman's Carnival, more!

Bach, 11 other seniors honored at state Capitol for anti-fraud work

Murrysville consumer advocate Mary Bach was among 12 senior citizens recognized at the state Capitol on Monday for their work against frauds and scams.More...

National Law Review synopsis of VA MISSION Act

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Networks Act” a.k.a. the VA MISSION Act of 2018 (“VAMA”), a $52 billion reform bill aimed at improving access to, and the quality of, medical services provided to veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). Read more...

Pathways to Pardons event Wed., Aug. 8th in Greensburg

Pathways to Pardons Community Event
Hosted by Lt. Governor Mike Stack and Westmoreland Drug Overdose Task Force
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Westmoreland County Courthouse – Commissioner’s Meeting Room
2 N Main Street Suite 101, Greensburg, PA 15601


  • Welcome and Introductions by Tim Phillips, Director, Westmoreland Drug Overdose Task Force
  • Remarks by Lt. Governor Mike Stack about the Pathways to Pardons Program
  • Carol Ramsey Video
  • Pardons, Expungements, and Commutations presentation led by:

    1. Steve Burk, Secretary, Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, on Pardons
    2. Matt Franchak, Chief of Staff to the Lt. Governor Mike Stack, Limited Access Orders and Expungements
    3. Thurmond Berry and Tyrone Werts Video
    4. Ross Miller, Chief of Assessment & Classification, PA Department of Corrections, Bureau of Treatment Services, on Commutations
    5. Ryan Yoder, PA Department of Corrections, Statewide Veterans Coordinator, Veterans Initiatives
  • Public Q&A Session
  • Closing Remarks

NOTE: The presenters will stay after the close of the event to answer questions privately and speak to people one on one

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