The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022

The Van Wert City Schools Band Department is looking for beginning band students. Each spring, the band program enrolls new band students for next year’s fifth grade beginning band. All current Van Wert fourth-graders are eligible to enroll. In order to be a part of this successful program, students and their parents need to meet […]

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 2:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lincoln Highway Association information In spite of anyone’s guess on higher gas prices, shoppers will still want to fill their tanks for the Buy-Way Yard Sale August 4-6 and travel to more than 1,000 yard sale locations in Ohio. “We actually saw an increase in participants two years ago when higher gas prices threatened us,” […]

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 2:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County residents’ votes can help 4-H Camp Palmer achieve the dream of a water slide for the camp’s swimming pool. Camp Palmer is competing for a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Project Grant, and area residents can vote every day, May 1-31. Go to to vote for the water slide and encourage friends and […]

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 2:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert had a nice lead early on against Bryan, but a late rally by the Golden Bears resulted in a 10-4 loss for the Cougars. Above, Brandt Taylor looks at a pitch, while (below) Cody Wood gets ready to burn one in to a Bryan hitter. Wood left after five innings with Van Wert […]

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 2:28 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The YMCA of Van Wert County youth soccer league registration is being held now through Saturday, May 14. Leagues for this soccer season are U-6 (ages 4-5), U-8 (ages 6-7), U-10 (ages 8-9) and U-12 (ages 10-11).  Games will be held on Saturdays from June 4-July 9.  League fees are $15 for family members of […]

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 2:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

“Saddle UP for 4-H” was the theme for this year’s annual Van Wert County 4-H Banquet held April 2. Emceed by 4-H Council President, Jay Gamble and 4-H Program Coordinator Heather Gottke, the 4-H seniors were honored for active involvement with 4-H throughout their high school years and 4-H Volunteers were also recognized for their […]

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 1:54 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

Van Wert Police April 28, 3:46 p.m. — Chad L. Burris, 34, of Bellefontaine, was arrested on a warrant issued in Logan County after a traffic stop at the intersection of Jackson and Shannon streets. Delphos Police No new reports.

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 1:38 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

ST. MARYS — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize & Van Wert Counties will be able to continue to offer school based mentoring to elementary students in Auglaize County through its School Buddies program, thanks to a grant from Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio. Vectren Energy, presented a foundation check for $1,000 to Abby […]

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 1:23 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

The All-Ohio Junior Conservation Camp, held at 4-H Camp Palmer near Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, is scheduled for June 8-11. This popular camp, now in its 25th year, is open to youths from age 8 (and third grade) through 14 (finishing the eighth grade) living in the three-state area. Exciting programs will evolve […]

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 1:04 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

Helen L. Wherry, 92, of Convoy, died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Vancrest Health Care Center of Convoy. She was born October 12, 1918, in Convoy, the daughter of the late Ernest and Hazel (Knittle) Zimmerman. On December 12, 1936, she married Kennion Dewaine Wherry, who preceded her in death on April […]

POSTED: 04/28/11 at 4:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries