The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), in collaboration with the Van Wert County Foundation, announces the availability of Summer 2016 educational camp scholarship opportunities for Van Wert city-county young women currently in sixth and seventh grade. Two camp scholarships will be awarded to Be Wise Camp, […]

POSTED: 02/29/16 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

Indoor track information DEFIANCE — This past Friday, Lincolnview and Van Wert runners competed at the Defiance College High School Track Meet. Anna Gorman of Lincolnview was runner-up in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:26.67, which qualifies her to run at the State Indoor Track Meet at Akron University on March 5. Also […]

POSTED: 02/29/16 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

A nearly full house was on hand as pop music legend B.J. Thomas entertained with renditions of the songs he made famous over a five-decades-long career, accompanied by his band and the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Thomas showed he still has the pipes as he performed hits that include “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I Just Can’t […]

POSTED: 02/29/16 at 8:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

Gasoline price information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.78 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average, which has increased 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.74 […]

POSTED: 02/29/16 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Heart Land Patriots will meet Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., in the Fireside Room of Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert. Special guests will include Cheryl Blakely of Findlay, the women’s candidate for the First Ohio Senate District’s State Republican Central Committee. Blakely has […]

POSTED: 02/29/16 at 8:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information How often can local residents have a great meal and support a worthy cause at the same time? On Tuesday, March 8, Orchard Tree restaurant will donate 15 percent of each bill to the Van Wert Peony Festival. Members of the Peony Festival Committee will be on hand to help bus tables […]

POSTED: 02/29/16 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Robert Gene Hartsock, 68, of Van Wert, died Friday morning, February 26, 2016, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born May 18, 1947, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, the son of Donald and Ruth (Fields) Hartsock, who both preceded him in death. On March 2, 2013, he married the former Paula Reynolds, […]

POSTED: 02/27/16 at 9:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports Lincolnview and Crestview boys’ basketball teams are headed for district after convincing Division IV sectional finals wins on Friday. The Lancers (22-1) easily defeated Pandora-Gilboa 54-25 at the Van Wert sectional tournament, while Crestview blasted Fort Jennings 80-48 at Ottawa-Glandorf to win Division IV sectional titles. The Lancers got out quickly […]

POSTED: 02/27/16 at 10:30 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports LIMA — The Van Wert Cougars fell 65-57 to Ottawa-Glandorf to end their season in the sectional finals on Friday at Lima Senior High School. The Cougars trailed by four points, 12-8, after eight minutes play, but then went on a 19-15 run in the second quarter to tie the game at […]

POSTED: 02/27/16 at 10:28 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

At the Division II district wrestling tournament in Fostoria, all four Cougar wrestlers made it to the second round of district finals. Shown are (from the left) Andy Hammond, 132 pounds; Isaiah Bretz, 126 pounds; Kaleb Cantrel, 285 pounds; and Brody Couts, 220 pounds. (Julie Hammond/for the Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 02/27/16 at 10:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports