The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Submitted information WREN — The Wiffleball committee is proud to announce the date of the second annual WrenStock Music Festival.  The event will be held in downtown Wren on Saturday, June 14. The show will start at 4 p.m. and tickets will be on sale soon. This year’s event features local bands BoomSwang, and Section […]

POSTED: 01/31/14 at 7:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Despite the brisk weather, there was a packed house at Willow Bend Country Club as the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce met for its annual dinner on Thursday evening. Keynote speaker was Steve Buehrer, administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, while top Chamber awards went to Eric McCracken and […]

POSTED: 01/31/14 at 3:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Main Street Van Wert information One of the highlights of Monday’s Van Wert City Council meeting was an update by Main Street Van Wert Program Manager Adam Ries on development in the downtown area. Ries noted that, in 2013, nine new businesses opened or moved into downtown Van Wert, adding to a healthy and growing […]

POSTED: 01/30/14 at 6:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Candidates for this year’s Peony Festival Pageant were announced during a get-together Wednesday evening at Willow Bend Country Club. Candidates, and the schools they represent, are (front row, from the left) Chelsea Hancock, Crestview; Amberlyn Miller, Lincolnview; Claire Gamble, Van Wert; Cheyenne Stant, Parkway; (back row) Elizabeth Griffin, Spencerville; Mackenzie Haney, Wayne Trace; Rachel Nicelley, […]

POSTED: 01/30/14 at 6:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

Niswonger PAC information Tickets for the concluding concert of the 2013-14 Community Concert Series at the Niswonger on April 26 have just been released for sale. “You’ve been hit by, you’ve been struck by” the Voices of Unity Youth Choir! Moonwalk right into the Niswonger Performing Arts Center for a powerful performance by this world champion […]

POSTED: 01/30/14 at 6:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his House colleagues this week in passing H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure” Act. The legislation, of which the congressman is a co-sponsor, would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition on taxpayer subsidies for abortion except when […]

POSTED: 01/30/14 at 6:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert swim teams DEFIANCE — The Cougar swim team traveled to Defiance for the annual Western Buckeye League Championships involving all 10 WBL member schools. The Van Wert boys took fifth place, while the girls finished ninth.  Celina took first place for the boys and Ottawa-Glandorf was the girls’ champion, with Lima Shawnee taking […]

POSTED: 01/30/14 at 6:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Junior high boys’ basketball In the McDonald’s junior high boys’ basketball tournament games held Wednesday evening, Ada defeated Jefferson 42-20 at the seventh grade level and Allen East downed Columbus Grove 46-38 in eighth grade action. The McDonald’s tourney continues this Saturday with a full slate of games, starting at 10 a.m. The schedule and […]

POSTED: 01/30/14 at 6:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

On Monday and Tuesday, while everyone else was enjoying the weather and days off, several Lincolnview teachers and administrators were attending the Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus.  The Ohio Educational Technology Conference is the third-largest state educational conference in the nation. Each year, more than 5,000 educational technology professionals and enthusiasts come together to […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 3:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

 By Hope Wallace  The artwork is here for our Annual High School Invitational Exhibit! We are very excited to see some new techniques and are setting up the display to open this Sunday, Feb. 2. We are having a celebratory design your own hot-dog bar for the free public, reception which runs from 1 – […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 2:36 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?