The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

VW County information Van Wert County employees will contribute cash and food for local food pantries this December by participating in a “Casual Month” at the Courthouse and Annex offices, the Van Wert County Board of Commissioners announced on Tuesday. For $25 or the equivalent in food donations, an employee can wear jeans or business […]

POSTED: 11/28/14 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Federal information In conjunction with celebrating 125 years of serving the Van Wert community, Van Wert Federal Savings Bank has unveiled a newly designed logo. The new logo, created by Brand It Marketing Communications, marks the next phase of Van Wert Federal Savings Bank and is a reflection of the company’s rich history […]

POSTED: 11/28/14 at 8:30 am. FILED UNDER: Business

Paul Eugene “Sonny” Martz, 84, of Van Wert, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at his residence. He was born July 12, 1930, in Latty, the son of the late Paul Lester and Princess Irene (Rogers) Martz. On April 29, 1961, he was united in marriage with Evelyn Beth (Burnett) Martz, who survives. […]

POSTED: 11/27/14 at 10:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Hundreds of children and their parents were on hand Wednesday when the lights went on (above) in the Christmas Garden (the Children’s Garden most of the year) in Smiley Park. The garden was lit with thousands of lights, while the Grinch and other characters were on hand to greet children and pose for photos and […]

POSTED: 11/27/14 at 8:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Paulding man received several prison terms during his sentencing hearing on Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Derek Showalter, 32, was sentenced to 12 months in prison on two counts of trafficking in heroin, and 24 months in prison on one count of possession of heroin, a felony of […]

POSTED: 11/27/14 at 8:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

VWHS Athletic Dept. information The Van Wert County Hospital Boys’ Tip-Off Classic will be held Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6, at Van Wert High School. The Lancers of Lincolnview and the Knights of Crestview will open up the basketball season on Friday at 6 p.m., while Van Wert and Wayne Trace play the […]

POSTED: 11/27/14 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert DARE information The Van Wert City/County DARE programs will be hosting the Rachel’s Challenge program in county schools the first week in December. The program is funded by Eaton Corporation, the Van Wert County Foundation and Van Wert County Hospital. The program will be presented Monday, December 1, at Crestview Local Schools, Tuesday, […]

POSTED: 11/27/14 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert County saw another healthy decrease in unemployment during the month of October, with the jobless rate sliding under 4 percent for the first time in nearly 15 years. The county’s unemployment rate in October was 3.9 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2000. The county’s workforce numbers remained the same, […]

POSTED: 11/26/14 at 8:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Lincolnview Local Board of Education recognized several groups of students and also heard a mostly positive five-year forecast from Treasurer Troy Bowersock during the board’s November meeting on Tuesday. First recognized by the board was the Lancer boys’ cross country team, which finished 10th at the Division IV State Cross Country […]

POSTED: 11/26/14 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has announced $6,302,675 in new federal funds to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs run by Council on Rural Services, a non-profit education organization serving Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Van Wert counties. The funds were awarded by the U.S. […]

POSTED: 11/26/14 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: News