The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Summer conditioning programs and off-season coaching have concluded, giving way to the start of practices for fall sports around the state of Ohio. High school football practices began this morning, with practices for all other fall sports – cross country, golf, soccer, girls tennis and volleyball slated to begin tomorrow. For […]

POSTED: 07/31/17 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview High School’s Alumni baseball game was played Saturday. Pictured are Alumni from 1984 through 2017 that participated in the event.  (photo submitted)

POSTED: 07/31/17 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Hundreds of people attended the Wetzel Motorcycle Club’s annual Wetzelland 2017 swap meet and party this past weekend. Shown is the band 1000 Horses, from Nashville, Tennessee. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 07/30/17 at 11:02 pm. FILED UNDER: News

One of over a dozen working model railroad at this past weekend’s show at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. video by Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 07/30/17 at 11:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information It’s time to get ready for the new school year at Vantage Career Center in Van Wert. There will be two orientation meetings to welcome new students and their parents to the school. The first orientation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, August 7. This is for students who are enrolled […]

POSTED: 07/30/17 at 10:59 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 has listed the following highway projects for the week of July 31: Van Wert County The following routes and locations will be restricted at times to one lane through the work zone until fall for resurfacing. Work is being performed by Shelly Company of […]

POSTED: 07/30/17 at 10:58 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently donated $750 to the Van Wert City Parks and Recreation Department. The monies were used by the department to purchase 10 55-gallon plastic dome-top drum lids for trash receptacles in the city parks. The funds are distributed by the Ohio Elks Association […]

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Submitted information WAPAKONETA — Riverside Art Center, 3 W. Auglaize St. in Wapakoneta, has issued a call for entries for the Greater Wapakoneta Community Art Exhibit. The exhibit is open to all artists age 18 and older from Auglaize County and any county that abuts Auglaize County. A non-refundable entry fee of $20 entitles artists to […]

POSTED: 07/30/17 at 10:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment

Submitted information First United Methodist Preschool welcomes back Patti Cox as one of its pre-kindergarten teachers. Mrs. Cox was hired in 2015 after teaching first grade at Lincolnview Local Schools for 37 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education, as well as a master’s degree in teacher leadership. Her education, […]

POSTED: 07/30/17 at 10:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, Youth

Marguerite J. Young, 77, of Van Wert, passed away at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born June 20, 1940, the daughter of Ivan Rudd and Cora Jean (Mosier) Corlew, who both preceded her in death. On August 20, 1958, she married the Rev. Jack […]

POSTED: 07/30/17 at 5:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries