The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019

Submitted information  The Van Wert High School Athletic Booster Club will host a Tailgate Meal on Thursday, August 1, in the Van Wert High School Commons. This event is open to the public and will serve as a fundraiser for the club and will offer fans an opportunity to meet Van Wert High School fall […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 5:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around a new football opponent for Wayne Trace, fall sports practices, Trevor Bauer, thoughts from a reader on college pay to play and the NFL preseason. Wayne Trace finds an opponent Hats off to Wayne Trace Athletic Director Jim Linder for acting quickly to find a […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 3:37 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer CONVOY — All but one of Crestview’s 15 school buses are ready to roll for the upcoming school year, the Board of Education learned Monday evening. At Monday night’s monthly meeting, Superintendent Kathy Mollenkopf told board members the one bus that didn’t pass has a faulty gas tank. “It’s going to be […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 10:25 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Area residents are invited to come experience the very best of area youth theatre this weekend. Van Wert Civic Theatre is proud to present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Friday and Saturday, August 2-3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 4, at 2 p.m.  Not only does this classic musical featuring […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 10:18 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert High School Principal Bob Priest has announced the following class schedule pick-up times: Monday, August 12 — Seniors, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, August 13 — Juniors, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 — Sophomores, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, August 15 — Freshman orientation and new student orientation to be […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 10:11 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Hidden Spaces is back, so don’t miss this year’s event on Friday, August 9, from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are only $10 and provide access to some of the great hidden spaces just steps off the sidewalk in downtown Van Wert. Tickets are available at Main Street Van Wert or Truly Divine. Those […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 10:09 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Veterans Service Commission’s regularly scheduled monthly board meeting has been moved to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 8.   The monthly meeting is held at the Van Wert County Veterans Service Office in the basement of the Van Wert County Courthouse.

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 10:08 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Linda Dianne Spridgeon, 71, of Van Wert, passed away at 11:31 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Van Wert Manor.  She was born March 30, 1948, in Lima, the daughter of Lloyd Gale and Mary Jane (Morris) Lowther, who both preceded her in death. On July 2, 1977, she married Charles Allan Spridgeon. Together, they […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 3:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information The Ohio State University-Van Wert County Extension office has announced local 4-H Ohio State Fair qualifiers. 4-H county-level project judging assesses the quality of a 4-H member’s project performance and each member receives a grade ribbon for how well the project is completed. As a result, some members earn the opportunity to […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

Van Wert independent photographer Bob Barnes took these photos of entertainment and other activities held during this year’s Wetzelland event over the weekend.

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 7:25 am. FILED UNDER: News