The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, May. 25, 2024

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Schools will begin the process of creating a New Tech High School program after receiving a $750,000 grant through the federal Race to the Top program. The district was one of only five in Ohio awarded the grant. “We’re very excited,” said Superintendent Ken Amstutz, adding that the new […]

POSTED: 06/30/11 at 5:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Three people received prison sentences during hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Johnny Ray Foust, 49, of Delphos, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on a charge of burglary, a fourth-degree felony offense, but was given credit by Judge Charles D. Steele for 76 days already served […]

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DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Van Wert City Board of Education has approved a new three-year contract with teachers that both sides said was a fair one, considering the current economic times. “Our teachers have just been wonderful,” Superintendent Ken Amstutz said. “They understand; they get what we’re up against, as a district … as a […]

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Van Wert Police June 28, 8:47 p.m. — Someone entered a vehicle in Van Wert and took a junior-size aluminum baseball bat. June 28, 12:52 p.m. — A resident of the 400 block of Dickinson Avenue reported that someone “egged” a vehicle parked in front on the street. Delphos Police No new reports.

POSTED: 06/30/11 at 2:32 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

COLUMBUS — A total of $66,000 in scholarships were recently handed out to 54 students during the 19th annual OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Banquet held recently in Columbus. The scholarship winners were selected by each of the six OHSAA district athletic boards. Jessica Burger of Crestview High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the OHSAA, sponsored […]

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The Van Wert under-12 club baseball team was the champion of the Spencerville Summerfest baseball tourney held June 25-26. The team defeated Celina 7-3 in the championship game to take home the title. Team members include Bradon VanCleave, Cade Chiles, Holden Willingham, Nick Motycka, Caleb Fetzer, Austin Hammons, Nick Guiterez, Mason Carr, Jaydon Thomas, Noah Sease, Colton Deschner, […]

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Crestview recently held its girls’ basketball camp for girls entering grades 4-8 in the coming school year. Individual skills were taught, along with daily team games. Individual competitions were also held throughout the camp and awards given out at the end. Forty-three girls’ attended the camp, with Crestview coaches and varsity players giving instruction each day. (Crestview photo)

POSTED: 06/30/11 at 2:26 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

CONVOY — Stahl Stoller Meyer Insurance recently donated in excess of $17,000 to the Convoy Community Foundation in honor of Michael and Nancy Meyer. The amount will be used for the Mike and Nancy Meyer Scholarship Fund, in memory of Mike Meyer, a partner of Stahl Stoller Meyer Insurance. The generous gift from the Stahl Stoller Meyer […]

POSTED: 06/30/11 at 2:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

American Legion Post 178 recently presented Van Wert Hospital with a $2,500 check as an installment on the post’s $10,000 pledge in support of the Emergency Services Department expansion project. Accepting the check on behalf of the hospital was Sherry Davis, investor relations director. “American Legion Post 178 has always been supportive of Van Wert […]

POSTED: 06/30/11 at 1:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats Male, 5 years old, black, neutered, declawed. Kittens Male and female, 12 weeks old, caramel, blond, gray, black, tortoise shell. Male, 6 months old, ginger color. Male and female, 6 weeks old, black, black and tan, gray black. Male and female, 6 […]

POSTED: 06/30/11 at 1:40 am. FILED UNDER: News