The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Local resident Ed Glossett said his stint as a volunteer American Red Cross disaster worker in Houston following Hurricane Harvey was interesting, but added his Red Cross training helped him cope with the experience. Just getting into Houston was a problem, Glossett said. He noted that he and other relief workers had […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 9:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

The 2017 Day of Caring event sponsored by the United Way of Van Wert County was another success. Shown are Vantage Career Center students helping unload and sort food and other donated items as part of the Day of Caring Food Drive. A total of 38,200 items were donated, according to the United Way. Area […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 8:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Board of Elections is looking for people interested in serving as poll workers in Van Wert County. Being a poll worker is a great opportunity for registered voters who have the time to commit on Election Day.  It’s a great way for students, part-time employees, retired citizens, and […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

Senior Julianna Vanbrabant was crowned 2017 Van Wert Homecoming Queen before Friday night’s Van Wert football game at Eggerss Stadium. Shown are (from the left) McKenzie Berry, sophomore attendant; Isabella Carr, freshman attendant; Kylee Bagley, senior attendant; Queen Julianna; Cassidy Meyers, senior attendant; and Michaella Johnson, junior attendant. photo by Jerry Mason for the Van […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 8:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Manor is hosting a London trip giveaway to benefit the newly-established Van Wert Manor Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund will reward local seniors with a scholarship to continue their education. The London Trip Giveaway package, which was donated to Van Wert Manor, includes a $3,100 voucher to be used towards […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 8:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Kids in third-, fourth-, and fifth grades at Van Wert Elementary enjoyed the 11th annual Kids Health Fair, sponsored by Van Wert County Hospital, with assistance from several community partners. Kids learned a variety of health information at stations set up by event partners. Supporting partners for the health fair include Van Wert County General Health […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information CONVOY — Crestview Local Schools’ Superintendent Mike Estes has announced a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, in the school auditeria, with the community invited to attend. The purpose of the meeting is for the community to review proposed plans to add classrooms and parking to the Crestview Local School District’s […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Crestview Student Council announces its fall homecoming festivities for the upcoming week. Wednesday, October 4, will officially begin the festivities with the Homecoming Parade at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Powder Puff game. The parade route begins at Convoy United Methodist Church and ends at the school. Homecoming ceremonies will take place at 6:30 […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 8:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Spencerville rolled up 436 yards rushing, and the Bearcats topped the Crestview Knights 49-34 on Friday night. It was the first loss of the season for the Crestview Knights (5-1, 2-1 Northwest Conference). After dropping their first two games, the Bearcats improved to 4-2 (3-0 NWC). “We played hard, […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Two junior quarterbacks put on quite a show during Friday’s homecoming game at Eggerss Stadium. Van Wert’s Nate Place completed 29-of-40 passes for 286 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, and rushed 21 times for 125 yards. Kenton’s Jaron Sharp countered by going 16-of-42 for 314 yards, three touchdowns and two […]

POSTED: 09/30/17 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: Sports