The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten are among America’s most popular playwrights and their “Southern-fried” comedies have long been a staple of Van Wert Civic Theatre. Authors of past VWCT productions The Dixie Swim Club and The Red Velvet Cake War, Jones Hope Wooten, as the writing team is mostly known, has […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 9:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information For the second consecutive year, Van Wert Middle School sixth-graders experienced “JA in a Day.”  The event was held November 16. Under the direction of community volunteers, the students rotated through five learning modules, including currency, global workforce, customer service, culture, and trade. “VWMS piloted this program last year with great success,” […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St. in Van Wert, will be having an original, designed-for-you-to-make class on wire-wrapped glass jewelry, ornaments, on-trend garlands, catnip toys, dog squeakies, and more. Come in Tuesdays or Thursdays anytime between 1-8 p.m. for Elf Workshop holiday craft classes. Hot chocolate and other beverages will be […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 9:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Just a reminder that a public meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, December 3, in the Marsh Foundation Auditorium, 1229 Lincoln Highway in Van Wert, to provide information on the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) offered through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). A representative from OPERS will be in attendance […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 9:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

I have been active in photography since the mid ‘50s and have known about the Sunny 16 rule from way back. It says that in bright conditions, such as sunny skies, with snow, beach sand, or sea, set your lens opening to f-16 and your shutter speed to the reciprocal (1/ISO) of your ISO setting. If […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 7:49 am. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Defending Northwest Conference champion Crestview is hoping for an encore performance during the 2018-2019 boys’ basketball season and the Knights just may have the firepower to do it. Crestview went 23-4 (8-0 NWC) and won sectional and district titles before finishing as regional runner-up last season, then lost Derek […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 5:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The baseball program at the University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne is set a distinct Van Wert feel to it. That’s because Van Wert High School seniors Jalen McCracken and Nathan Temple have signed letters of intent to play baseball for the collegiate Cougars. In addition, the team will feature former […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 5:42 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Abby Jackson drives around multiple Delphos Jefferson defenders during Thurday’s non-conference girls’ basketball game at Van Wert High School. The Lady Cougars won the game 49-43 and Jackson finished with a team high 11 points, while Sierra Shaffer and Reagan Priest each chipped in with eight. Jefferson’s Aly Lindeman led all scorers with 14. Van […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 5:41 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview’s Bailey Gregory handles the ball during Thursday night’s non-conference girls’ basketball game at Fort Recovery. Gregory finished with 12 points and the Lady Knights picked up their first victory of the season 42-36. Lexi Gregory scored 10 points and Emma Bowen chipped in with six. Crestview (1-1) will play at Parkway on Tuesday. Wyatt […]

POSTED: 11/30/18 at 5:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor With four returning starters/lettermen from last year’s 13-11 team plus a talented supporting cast, the Van Wert Cougars appear primed to have an enjoyable 2018-2019 boys’ basketball season. Three of the returning starters are seniors: 6-2 wing Nate Place (11 points, four rebounds per game), 6-4 post Drew Bagley (11 points, […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 1:09 am. FILED UNDER: Sports