The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Ethel B. Burgei, 92, of Delphos, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. She was born June 26, 1925, in Columbus Grove, to Steve and Mary (Weber) Miller, who both preceded her in death. On November 20, 1946, she married Orville H. Burgei, who died […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 4:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information Van Wert Manor, an HCF Management Inc. skilled nursing center, has received a deficiency-free survey from the Ohio Department of Health. Each year, therapy and skilled nursing care communities in Ohio are subject to unannounced surveys by the State’s Department of Health. The inspection team evaluates all aspects of resident care, procedures and […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Lifestyles

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Week No. 1 of the high school football season is in the books, along with my predictions for 29 area games. I was able to correctly pick 22 (76 percent) of those games, which is good but not great. I did predict the Van Wert Cougars would defeat Bryan, but I […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The second week of the high school football season will bring a different set of challenges for the Van Wert Cougars. Defending Western Buckeye League tri-champion Wapakoneta (0-1) will visit Eggerss Stadium, in the WBL opener for both teams. It’s also the home opener for Van Wert (1-0). The Cougars snapped […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — After a 38-26 season-opening victory at Parkway, the Crestview Knights will open the home portion of their schedule tomorrow night against Hicksville. The Knights used a pair of third quarter scores by Trevor Gibson and a fourth quarter interception return for a touchdown by Drew Kline to secure the […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:35 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The 2017 Van Wert County Fair got underway officially on a foggy Wednesday morning with a ribboncutting in front of the main gate at the fairgrounds by Junior Fair King and Queen Austin Sorgan and Frankie Carey. Fair Board directors, Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce board members, and city and county […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) and the Ready campaign are focusing on planning, with its theme: Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can. Everyone can take actions to prepare. And everyone should be able to help first responders in the community by training how to respond during an emergency and knowing what to do […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Wassenberg Art Center in Van Wert will be accepting entries for its 40th annual Wassenberg Art Center Photography Exhibit. Amateur, professional, and youth photographers are encouraged to submit their work for this photography tradition. This is a juried exhibit, so entry does not guarantee exhibition, while the show includes $1,300 in total cash […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News

VW independent/submitted information BOWLING GREEN — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, toured the Ohio State University (OSU) Spine Research Institute on Wednesday to learn about its research and discuss the real-world application of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Spine Research Institute […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Republicans will resume their Friday luncheons on Friday, September 15. State Senator Frank LaRose, a candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, will be the featured speaker at that luncheon. Also speaking will be Judge William Zimmerman of the Third Ohio District Court of Appeals, who will talk about his new position […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:13 am. FILED UNDER: News