The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, May. 22, 2024

Fountain Park was swinging on Friday as the Toledo Jazz Orchestra came to town to provide a selection of Big Band and Swing era hits from bandleaders such as Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and many more. The concert was part of the Summer Music Series sponsored by The Van Wert County […]

POSTED: 06/29/13 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

American Red Cross news The American Red Cross in Van Wert County recognized volunteers for their wonderful support of the Red Cross mission at the 2013 Volunteer Recognition Banquet held Thursday, June 27. Those recognized include volunteers who help with blood drives and blood transport, assist at fundraising events, volunteer at the hospital, help in […]

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Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. news CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported Friday that his office is investigating a fatal traffic crash. Mercer County 9-1-1 received several calls at 5:39 p.m. Friday advising of a crash at the intersection of Ohio 29 and Ohio 118. The investigation revealed that Michelle R. Bruns, 36, of Maria Stein, […]

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The Van Wert Area Marching band will again be marching in the Holiday at Home Fourth of July parade.  Members will meet by 10:15 a.m. at the usual site behind the YWCA. Music will be available. The uniform will be white polo type shirt with dark (blue or black)  shorts. The band especially needs percussion […]

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Information submitted WILLSHIRE — Willshire Days activities began Friday with opening ceremonies and the Little Miss Willshire contest and will begin bright and early today with a number of events. The Willshire Fire Department will be hosting a pancake, sausage, biscuit and gravy breakfast for all to enjoy, while activities in the park will begin […]

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Vantage Career Center held a girls’ STEM Mini-Camp this past week to provide an incentive for young girls to look at non-traditional careers, such as in engineering and an agriculture-related field. Here, camp participants pose with a combine at the Kennedy-Kuhn John Deere ag implement dealership. (Vantage photo)

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Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles news SANDUSKY — The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announced a new Lake Erie license plate design that will be available on Monday, July 1, from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The new design features a life ring with the words “Lake Erie” on it. Inside the life ring are […]

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First Bank of Berne recently donated $500 to the YMCA of Van Wert County. The funds will be used to offer the general public free admission to the Aqua Park at Camp Clay on Tuesday, July 2. First Bank of Berne is committed to donating money to local non-profit organizations that better the lives of Van Wert […]

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Information submitted ROCKFORD — The public is invited on Sunday, July 7, to fill up Shanes Park in Rockford and enjoy live music at the upcoming third annual Rockford Belle Concert in the Park 2013 and Bean Bake. The event will feature onstage performances from 1-5 p.m. by bands from the Midwest and several locally […]

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Information submitted WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of a bill to expand U.S. offshore energy production, H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act. “The U.S. has an abundance of natural resources and through the development of these resources we are able to create American jobs and lower […]

POSTED: 06/29/13 at 6:08 am. FILED UNDER: News