The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Van Wert independent sports FINDLAY — Van Wert High School runners Emma Kohn, Megan Braun, and Austin Clay will represent VWHS at the 2017 State Indoor Track Meet at Akron University Saturday, March 4. Kohn qualified in the triple jump with a jump of 34 feet, 8¾ inches, and is ranked currently second in the […]

POSTED: 02/28/17 at 9:22 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Van Wert High School alumna Tiffany Ricketts will be featured in the March/April issue of Our Ohio magazine, detailing her recent travel to Panama with Wright State University to learn about agriculture. Ricketts is a sophomore studying agriculture at Wright State University-Lake Campus in Celina. She is profiled alongside a select group of […]

POSTED: 02/28/17 at 9:19 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

The Van Wert Knights of Columbus recently announced the winners of its “Keeping Christ in Christmas” poster contest. Winners include Katie Gross, first place, and Annabelle Horstman, second place, 5-7-year-olds; Harper Reindel, first place, and Madelyn Berryman, second place, 8-10-year-olds; Tyler Spray, first place, and Haley Owsley, second place, 11-14-year-olds. First place winners received $25 […]

POSTED: 02/28/17 at 9:17 am. FILED UNDER: Church, Youth

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council heard an update on county activities from Van Wert County Commissioner Todd Wolfrum, as well as an update on local economic development activities from city-county development director Stacy Adam during its meeting Monday. Council also returned to the drawing board on the issue of city trash pick-up and […]

POSTED: 02/28/17 at 9:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert High School Symphonic Band will host a free “pre-contest” exchange concert with Wauseon Symphonic Band tonight at 7 in the Saltzgaber Music Hall of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio. Both bands will present music to be performed at the upcoming Ohio Music Education Association district band contest […]

POSTED: 02/28/17 at 9:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Two longtime members of the Van Wert County Veterans Service Commission will be honored during a reception on Sunday, March 5. Dennis Kimmet, president of the commission and a longtime at-large representative, and James Mox, DAV representative and commission vice president, are stepping down from their positions. Both have served more than 20 years […]

POSTED: 02/28/17 at 9:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood came to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio on Saturday, with two performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. A large audience for both shows had the chance to see characters made famous by the late Fred Rogers from his award-winning PBS children’s show: “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Dave Mosier/Van […]

POSTED: 02/27/17 at 8:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Local musicians had the chance to show off their virtuosity on Sunday as part of the 14th annual Van Wert County Young Artists Recital. The event, held in the sanctuary of Van Wert’s First United Methodist Church, is sponsored by the Van Wert County Foundation. The individual and ensemble performers were all […]

POSTED: 02/27/17 at 8:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28 per […]

POSTED: 02/27/17 at 8:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports HARROD — The Upper Scioto Lady Rams pulled away in the fourth quarter, and topped the Crestview Lady Knights 57-41 in Saturday’s Division IV upper bracket sectional championship game at Allen East High School. Already leading 33-27, the second-seeded Lady Rams opened the fourth quarter on an 11-0 run, including six points […]

POSTED: 02/26/17 at 2:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports