The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Main Street Van Wert organization recognized downtown businesses — and a special volunteer – during its annual dinner held Monday evening at the Black Swamp Bistro. A number of businesses and organizations were honored on Monday, including the Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for the renovation of its courtroom, located […]

POSTED: 04/30/13 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

VWHS band news The Van Wert High School Music Department will present a concert Wednesday, May 1, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. The concert will be in preparation of the VWHS Symphonic Band’s upcoming state contest appearance. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. This informal event will give the band an opportunity to […]

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Lincolnview High School held a mock crash event under overcast skies on Monday to educate high school students of the dangers of driving impaired and distracted driving while texting or talking on a cell phone — both of which are illegal for teens in Ohio. Above, a student tries to help another student “victim” as […]

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Van Wert County Board of Election news The deadline for early voting has been announced for the May primary election. Van Wert County Elections Director Linda Stutz noted Monday that early voting for the May 7, 2013 primary/special election will end at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3. The primary election will be held Tuesday, […]

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YMCA of Van Wert County news The Van Wert YMCA announces the YMCA Peony Pace 5K Race, to be held in conjunction with the Peony Festival weekend festivities. The 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 8, at the YMCA’s Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road west of Van Wert.  The run/walk will begin its […]

POSTED: 04/30/13 at 6:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW Optimist Club news The winners of the Van Wert Optimist Club oratorical contest moved on to regional competition on April 27 at the University of Northwestern Ohio. Kollin Weiss and Courtney Byrd, both sophomores at Van Wert High School, presented speeches on the topic “Why My Voice is Important.” The boy and girl winners […]

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The Parkway seventh grade softball team won the Crestview Invitational by beating Spencerville in the finals by a score of 7-6. Shown are team members and coaches (front row, from the left) India McElroy, Courtney Lies, Lilly McDonald, Bailey Bates and Miranda Haynes; (back row) Assistant Coach Brenden Bates, Alexis Bickle, Claire Armstrong, Tayah Duer, […]

POSTED: 04/30/13 at 5:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent The  social networks were working overtime Monday about the presence of DIY reality show star Vanilla Ice in the community . The underground rap star, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, was spotted at Mi Ranchito restaurant in Van Wert on Monday evening by a number of local residents. According to […]

POSTED: 04/30/13 at 5:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Donald W. Shutt, 90, of Convoy, died at 4:28 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born March 30, 1923, in Van Wert County, the son of the late John and Effie (Terry) Shutt. He married Jean (Hoblet) Shutt, who also preceded him in death. Survivors include two […]

POSTED: 04/29/13 at 10:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer Who needs a glass slipper when you’re holding some serious bling in your pocket? Saturday evening’s prom at Van Wert High School had all the makings of a classic Cinderella story. VWHS senior Morella Mills already knew who her Prince Charming was. She also knew the clock was ticking and the […]

POSTED: 04/29/13 at 5:35 am. FILED UNDER: News