The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and State Board of Education member Linda Haycock were treated to a meal by the Vantage Career Center Culinary Arts students in the Cup and Saucer restaurant. After the meal, Culinary Arts Instructor Robin Burns and students were able to speak with the state superintendent about meal preparations […]

POSTED: 03/30/19 at 6:00 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

VW independent/submitted information On Sunday, April 14, the YWCA of Van Wert County will host a free event featuring guest speaker and organ recipient Jasmine Coleman in an effort to bring awareness to organ donation.  National Donate Life Month is celebrated every April and features activities to educate and encourage Americans to register as organ, […]

POSTED: 03/30/19 at 5:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Shoe Sensation celebrated its move to a new location in the Towne Center shopping center with a Grand Opening this weekend at the new store, as well as a ribboncutting event (above) with members of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Doors open Saturday at 9 a.m., with the first 100 […]

POSTED: 03/30/19 at 5:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert High School Theatre invites the general public to attend its upcoming production of Seussical, the Musical Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center stage. The music is by Stephen Flaherty, with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Seussical, […]

POSTED: 03/30/19 at 5:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Pleasant Township Board of Trustees reminds all township residents in unincorporated areas of Pleasant Township that a zoning certificate (permit) is required for all building and excavation projects (for example: ponds, in-ground pools, work within a right of way).  Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 519.17 and Article 17.2 of the […]

POSTED: 03/30/19 at 5:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Area Agency on Aging 3 has announced that the Senior Dining Program’s name has been changed to DISH: Dining to Improve Socialization and Health — something the program has always tried to promote.  “We are trying to really stress the need for older adults to get and socialize with others and […]

POSTED: 03/30/19 at 5:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Baseball players in grades one through six spent three days of spring break learning the fundamentals of the game at the Van Wert Baseball Camp. The camp was run by the Van Wert High School coaching staff and players.  Photo submitted

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 9:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports/submitted information ELIDA — The Crestview Middle School Track & Field teams were in action at a quad meet in Elida on Thursday. The Knights boys finished in third place, while the Lady Knights finished fourth. Winning the meet for the boys and girls was Elida, with Waynefield Goshen finishing second, and […]

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 9:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports The Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student Athlete of the Week award is returning on Friday, April 5. Coaches and athletic directors may send nominations for the first award of the spring sports season to sports@thevwindependent.com. Nominations must be received by 12 p.m. on Tuesday.

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 9:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Alice M. Schaufelberger, 81, of Van Wert, passed away Thursday evening, March 28, 2019. She was born December 21, 1937, in Ohio City, the daughter of Reinhold and Amelia (Koenig) Germann, who both preceded her in death.  A graduate of Van Wert High School, Alice went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green […]

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 5:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries