The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

To the Editor: The Peony Festival Board would like to express our gratitude and thanks to Van Wert and the surrounding communities for your support. I would like to start out by thanking our very generous sponsors. Without you all we, would not be able to do what we do. Grand Jubilee Sponsors — Van […]

POSTED: 06/14/18 at 5:56 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In honor of National EMS Week, I would like to express my admiration, deep respect, and ultimate “thank you” to our dedicated, caring Van Wert County EMS personnel, both paid and volunteers. Emergency medical technicians provide a necessary service that is vital for all of us in our community.  They don’t often […]

POSTED: 05/23/18 at 10:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to send a sincere “thank you” to my committee and everyone who supported me throughout my campaign. Especially my husband and my kids: they were my rock! It meant the world to me knowing there were people willing to step up and stand by my side despite the opposition […]

POSTED: 05/17/18 at 9:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to sincerely thank the following people and businesses for their part in making this year’s Van Wert High School prom, “Hollywood Nights”, a success. Thank you to Rural King and Spoor Contracting and for their generosity and assistance this year. I would also like to thank Nathan Bidlack for […]

POSTED: 05/17/18 at 9:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I recently had the opportunity to attend the candidate forum sponsored by the local Heart Land Patriots. I’m thankful they take the time to organize and sponsor these events so we can gain deeper insight in to the thoughts of the candidates and their plans. In a recent op-ed piece published in […]

POSTED: 05/07/18 at 8:06 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Van Wert County Master Gardener volunteers wish to express their most sincere thanks to everyone who participated in getting the Smiley Park Children’s Garden ready to go this spring. Garden beds have been edged and cleaned up, a renovation of the “Healthy Me” garden was performed and approximately 48 yards of […]

POSTED: 04/24/18 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On behalf of the Owens and Adams families we say “thank you” to all the folks that have helped Terry and me these last nine months. We thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and we thank Him for you. Thank you for all the prayers, cards, monetary help, and many other […]

POSTED: 04/24/18 at 6:50 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: What kind of people live in Van Wert County? To answer this, we need look no further than the current wind farm controversy. New Ohio legislation wants to give the families most affected by the placement of wind farms a vote in the matter. This balances changing the setback laws allowing the […]

POSTED: 04/23/18 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: Mr. Kitson invited me to refute any part of his letter I could, so I have added my comments in italics under each paragraph of his letter, to make it simpler and easy to read. To the editor: In your article you said that people who want to live in the rural community […]

POSTED: 04/20/18 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: There are a few in our city and county who think easy wind energy dollars are the answer to every problem facing our community. Others are taking a more cautious approach that those dollars may cost more than they are worth and may, over time, cause greater taxation and higher electrical costs. […]

POSTED: 04/13/18 at 5:28 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor