The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — A second-straight near-record construction season is underway across Ohio, including three state projects and one local government project in Van Wert County. This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation will invest $2.3 billion into the state’s roads and bridges, just shy of the record $2.4 billion in investments made in […]

POSTED: 03/31/17 at 7:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The West Ohio Community Action Partnership (WOCAP) is working with the Van Wert County Ohio Means Jobs Center, YMCA, and other community partners to enroll youths in the STEP Up! Youth Employment Program! STEP Up! will help young adults ages 16 to 24 years old explore their skills and interests, research future […]

POSTED: 03/31/17 at 7:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Rotary Club donated $21,000 to the Salvation Army Capital Campaign. The building has been completed and an open house has been scheduled for Saturday, April 8. Shown are (from the left) Aaron Baker, Lt. Josh Morales, Gary Taylor, and Sherri Clay. (photo submitted)  

POSTED: 03/31/17 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — State Representative Craig S. Riedel (R-Defiance) announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation to assist local governments when the Auditor of State has declared a fiscal emergency within a municipal corporation, county, or township. House Bill 103 makes reforms to the appointing authorities and updates the composition of financial planning […]

POSTED: 03/31/17 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has announced that high school students in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District can now submit original artwork as part of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. All artwork will be displayed at the Marathon Center for Performing Arts in April. The winning piece of art will be displayed for one year at the […]

POSTED: 03/31/17 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert Area Boychoir needs a new director due to its current director moving. The Board of Directors is seeking someone that is already an accomplished musician and someone able to work with boys in grades 1-8. The director should also have energy and enthusiasm for musical performance, understand the developing young male […]

POSTED: 03/31/17 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Weather permitting, the 2017 high school tennis season will begin Monday for the Van Wert Cougars. It will be a busy opening week, as the defending Western Buckeye League champion Cougars (13-2, 8-1) host Elida Monday, travel to Defiance Tuesday, then will return home for Wapakoneta Friday, and traditional state power […]

POSTED: 03/31/17 at 6:07 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Mother Nature wiped out Thursday’s planned high school athletic events. Among the postponements: Hicksville at Crestview baseball, Fort Jennings at Crestview baseball, Van Wert at Crestview softball, and Lincolnview at Minster baseball. Rain also led to the cancellation of Van Wert at Napoleon track and Crestview’s home track quad with Fort […]

POSTED: 03/31/17 at 6:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Timothy Max Taylor, 62, of Van Wert, passed away surrounded by his family at Lima Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, March 30, 2017, following a short illness. He was born January 18, 1955, in Van Wert, the son of Max H. Taylor, who precede him in death, and Deloris M. (Ford) McMillen, who survives, along with […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 8:18 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY –- The Crestview Knights won Wednesday’s season opener against Delphos St. John’s in bizarre fashion. Down 7-5 entering the seventh inning, Crestview’s Spencer Rolsten and Luke Geradot walked. Rolsten went on to score on a wild pitch, then Geradot scored two walks later. With the bases still loaded, Derek Stout […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 1:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports