West Newton Borough


Like many pioneer towns in Western Pennsylvania, West Newton earned its early historical relevance by playing a key role in the westward expansion of the United States. The Simerals, the first family to settle in the area, operated a small ferry on the banks of the Youghiogheny River halfway between Connellsville and McKeesport. In 1788, a group of Revolutionary War veterans from Ipswich, Massachusetts spent the winter at Simeral’s Ferry, making boats in order to travel west.  Those veterans went on to settle the first town in the Ohio Territory: Marietta.

Council Work Session and Regular Meeting Schedule


Council work sessions are generally held on the first Monday of each month, with the voting meeting second Monday @ 6:30. Until further notice – meetings will be held in Social Hall of Presbyterian Church. 

Please contact the Borough via telephone, email or this website to have local events listed on the calendar.


News/Announcements


Redevelopment Authority seeking applicants for Countywide Demolition Program

NEWS RELEASE  Redevelopment Authority of Westmoreland County FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       &...

Youth Baseball Signups

FOR ALL KIDS IN THE YOUGH SCHOOL DISTRICTPlayer Registration 2021 Spring Baseball Season February 26th 2021 - Borough Building - 5...

Public Notices Change

Due to the closure of the Times Sun, all public notices and advertisements will be in the Mon Valley Independent.

Appeal for FEMA Flood Map changes

To appeal a home’s placement in what is officially called a Special Flood Hazard Area, the homeowner must show the lowest adjace...

Property Foreclosure Registration

To register a foreclosure property (or to file a citizen complaint regarding a property issue), please visit http://community.pro...

House Numbers Are Required

Ordinance 2001-3-Section I - Numbering of Buildings and Structures This is in the best interest for you, the resident, in the eve...

Upcoming Events


Week of Feb 8th

  • West Newton Borough Council Voting Meeting

West Newton Borough


112 South Water Street
West Newton, PA 15089

724-872-6860

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm.

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