The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022

Get your duck now! Save time and heartache later! Who doesn’t want to win  1,000 clams? Thanks to those of you who have already adopted your ducks for Town Creek Live! Adopt your duck now avoid the flocking on Town Creek Derpy Day! Eleven gourmet food trucks and two outdoor bands this year will be […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 1:34 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor During the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Van Wert enjoys not one, but two festivals. In addition to Holiday at Home, the city will also celebrate Old Fashioned Farmers Days, which begins tomorrow, June 30, and runs through Sunday, July 3, at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Opening ceremonies to begin the […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County held its annual meeting on June 15. Foundation trustees voted to approve distribution of $822,850 in specific and general grants to more than 75 different organizations and to over 110 different projects, activities, or purposes. The Foundation will also distribute over $663,500 in scholarships to nearly 210 students […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 8:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Mike Jay (left), director of strategic networks for Regional Growth Partnership/Jobs Ohio, visited with County Commissioner Todd Wolfrum (second from right) and Van Wert Mayor Jerry Mazur on Tuesday, and provided a number of tips and advice to help the city and county get its new Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation up and running. […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 8:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The kids certainly took advantage of the gorgeous day on Tuesday, June 21, with more than 625 youngsters, along with 80 or so parents, showing up at the YMCA Camp Clay for the fifth Elks Day at Camp Clay. The free day at Camp Clay was provided to all area youths Van […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 8:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

Kelsey Girley cuts the ribbon for the official grand opening of Anytime Fitness on Tuesday. The 24/7 facility will be having open house festivities every Saturday in July, with the public having access to fitness trainers and Anytime Fitness’ equipment at that time. Shown with Girley are Anytime Fitness employees and members of the Van […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is preparing for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Troopers from the Van Wert Post will be concentrating on enforcing crash causing and seatbelt violations over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. OVI (drunk driving) and distracted driving offenses […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 7:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information At a time of year when motorists expect gasoline prices to rise, prices have actually been falling just in time for the Fourth of July, when many will be hitting the road. GasBuddy predicts this Independence Day to be the cheapest since 2005. This year, the United States experienced the lowest June […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

This Friday night in Fountain Park, the Lima Pops Orchestra will take the stage to lead us in an early Fourth of July Celebration of America.  The concert will be filled with patriotic tunes, marches, American film scores, American pop tunes, and much more.  Vocalist Kirsten Osbun-Manley from Ohio Northern University will add some vocal […]

POSTED: 06/28/16 at 10:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Cathy S. Ebel, 62, of Convoy, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. She was born September 24, 1953, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Howard Presar, who preceded her in death, and Barbara (Quisno) Presar, who survives in Van Wert. On November 24, 1973, […]

POSTED: 06/28/16 at 10:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries