The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The brother-sister team of Austin and Kirsten Clay continued their record breaking pace and Van Wert easily swept Tuesday’s home quad with Ottoville, Delphos Jefferson and Lima Central Catholic. The Cougars scored 163 team points to outdistance Ottoville (41), Lima CC (33) and Jefferson (16), while the Lady Cougars tallied 123 […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 10:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor DELPHOS — Crestview and Paulding tied for the top spot at Tuesday’s Delphos St. John’s Quad, and Wayne Trace edged the hosts for the third spot. The Knights and Panthers each finished with 72 team points, followed by the Raiders (56) and the Blue Jays (54). Crestview won three relay events […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 10:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports SPENCERVILLE — Lincolnview turned in another strong performance to win Tuesday’s Spencerville Quad. The Lancers tallied 113 points, enough to beat Spencerville (81), Kalida (34) and Temple Christian (11), and the Lady Lancers finished with 92 team points, while Spencerville finished with 82 and Kalida 67. Temple Christian was shut out. […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 10:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information CONVOY — Crestview High School is seeking applications for several coaching positions: eighth grade girls’ basketball, middle school cross country, freshman football (high school assistant coach), varsity girls’ soccer assistant, and middle school basketball/football cheer. Applications along with a cover letter emphasizing qualifications and reasons for interests must be submitted by 4 p.m. […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 10:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information At their recent AWANA closing program, members of First Baptist Church in Van Wert celebrated 30 years of outreach in Van Wert through its Wednesday night AWANA clubs.    Commanders Larry and Shirley Lloyd were honored with a plaque for their 30 continuous years serving in the church’s AWANA ministry. According to Martha […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 5:53 am. FILED UNDER: Church, Youth

VW independent/submitted information One year ago, The Marsh Foundation opened its Foster Care and Adoption Center on Main Street in downtown Van Wert. With the goal of being more accessible to the community, the new facility has been successful in helping The Marsh to achieve its main goal: helping more children and families. Becoming more […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 5:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced Monday the launch of the InnovateOhio Platform, which will coordinate data and resources across state government to improve the way Ohio tackles its most challenging problems. It will also streamline technology service across agencies to give Ohio citizens and businesses a […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 5:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Vantage Senior Interactive Media student Ashley McCleese of Continental created an original design to be used as a billboard for the Turn Right and Go Straight (TRAGS) addiction recovery program in Van Wert. TRAGS is an assistance program for those bound by addiction who seek counseling to turn their life around. The billboard is on […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 5:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has authored legislation, the Support Tools to Obliterate Pesky (STOP) Robocalls Act, to take action to combat the nuisance that Americans are facing from illegal robocalls. One study found that Americans were targeted with more than 26 billion robocalls in 2018, a 46 percent increase over […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 5:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around Mother Nature, baseball rankings, Bluffton pitcher Libby Schaadt, former OSU quarterback Tate Martell, the NFL Draft Mother Nature needs to cooperate We got off to a fairly decent start to the spring sports season in terms of weather, but Mother Nature hasn’t been so cooperative […]

POSTED: 04/30/19 at 4:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports