The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Submitted information WAPAKONETA — Riverside Art Center, located in downtown Wapakoneta, has announced a new slate of activities for its members; visitors are very welcome to drop in. The art center will be open every Thursday at 6 p.m. for fellowship, socialization and inspiration among artists and those who appreciate art.  Riverside’s monthly meeting will […]

POSTED: 02/27/15 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment

The YMCA Camp Clay Splash Pad project recently received a $3,500 donation from Iberdrola Renewables. Shown are (from the left) YMCA Executive Director Hugh Kocab; YMCA board member Gary Taylor; Dan Litchfield, Iberdrola Renewables project manager; and YMCA Camp Clay Director Clint Myers. (YMCA photo)

POSTED: 02/27/15 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Northwest Ohio Basketball Club will be holding tryouts for boys wanting to play on a traveling team in grades 6-8 on March 8 at 6 p.m. and for boys in grades 9-11 on March 29 at 6 p.m. These are traveling AAU teams that travel to Indiana and Ohio and were started over […]

POSTED: 02/27/15 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Farm Focus information Farm Focus Inc. was founded in 1974 in order to promote agriculture in Van Wert County and the surrounding area. It is the organization’s continued mission to assist county students through a scholarship program that will enable them to pursue a degree in an agricultural related field. Farm Focus Inc. is offering […]

POSTED: 02/27/15 at 7:20 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports HICKSVILLE — The Van Wert Lady Cougars got a much-needed win, defeating Western Buckeye League opponent Elida 51-44 and avenging a 68-63 win by the Lady Bulldogs during the regular season. The Lady Cougars (7-16) were led by Erin Morrow’s 21 points — including 9 of 9 from the free-throw line — […]

POSTED: 02/26/15 at 9:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports The Lincolnview Lady Lancers had only four players score in their Division IV sectional game against Hamler Patrick Henry, but that was enough, as Julia Thatcher and Ashton Bowersock combined for 33 points to give Lincolnview a 43-28 win over the Lady Patriots. Lincolnview led by four, 8-4, at the end […]

POSTED: 02/26/15 at 9:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information MIDDLE POINT — The Middle Point Ballpark will be accepting registrations for the 2015 baseball/softball season on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-noon at Lincolnview Elementary School. Registration forms and more information can be found on the ballpark’s website: and Facebook (search “Middle Point Ballpark”). The T-ball, Farm League and Farmettes leagues […]

POSTED: 02/26/15 at 9:33 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Van Wert man fired his second attorney during a hearing held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday. Moses Wilder, 31, who is charged with rape, a first-degree felony, and domestic violence, a felony of the third degree, told Judge Kevin Taylor he wanted to replace Lima attorney William […]

POSTED: 02/26/15 at 8:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

Niswonger PAC information Paul Hoverman, executive director of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert announces announced the election of Celina businessman William “Bill” Montgomery to the Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation Board of Directors. Montgomery, who joined Celina Insurance Group in 1988, was named chairman of the board of the company in […]

POSTED: 02/26/15 at 8:47 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News

VW County Election Board information The Van Wert County Board of Elections would like to clarify the notifications (post cards) that were recently sent to all voters in the Van Wert city voting precincts. The notices were to let people who had previously voted at the Junior Fair Building know that they will now be […]

POSTED: 02/26/15 at 8:42 am. FILED UNDER: News