The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020

The VWHS junior and senior girls went at it on the wet and slippery turf of Eggerss Stadium on Wednesday during the annual Powder Puff Football Game, one of several traditional pre-Homecoming events held each year. A pep rally and Homecoming Parade were also held. Jan Dunlap/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 09/29/16 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information The YMCA of Van Wert County is currently taking registrations for boys and girls in grades 3-6 who would like to play YMCA basketball. This league is designed to educate and develop the participants in the fundamentals of basketball. During the season, teams will focus on individual improvement and team development. The […]

POSTED: 09/29/16 at 7:15 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A total of 12 people appeared in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court this week on a variety of criminal charges. Seven people were sentenced by Judge Martin Burchfield during hearings Monday and Wednesday. Jeremy Grenzbach, 35, of Van Wert, was given two years of community control, plus 30 days in jail, […]

POSTED: 09/29/16 at 7:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information CONVOY — Presale tickets for Friday night’s Crestview football game at Ada will be on sale in the high school athletic office on Friday, October 30, from 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $4 for students and $5 for adults. All tickets at the gate are $6. Game time is 7 p.m.

POSTED: 09/29/16 at 7:10 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

It was a wet, windy evening, but Van Wert High School football homecoming events went off as planned. Shown above is one of the floats that participated in the Homecoming Parade on Jefferson Street, which was followed by a pep rally in Fountain Park, featuring 2003 VWHS grad Craig Leon (right), a professional marathoner who has […]

POSTED: 09/29/16 at 7:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Who provides local residents with above and beyond service? Who delights their palette? What business represents that true, raw entrepreneurship spirit? The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016 “Salute to Small Business” Awards. The Chamber spotlights businesses built on an entrepreneurial spirit that play a […]

POSTED: 09/29/16 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans of the state’s new child credit freeze law, which took effect on Wednesday. “This law gives Ohio families a new way to protect their children from identity theft,” Attorney General DeWine said. “It allows parents to ‘freeze’ their child’s credit record, which makes […]

POSTED: 09/29/16 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

By Rex Dolby   With so much going on in the world, here are some tips on Photojournalism, which can be defined as collecting and presenting a news story with an image or images that are more significant than the written story.  Some suggestions that may aid in that effort are: If possible, spend some time with the people you are about […]

POSTED: 09/28/16 at 1:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

Linda L. Bower of Van Wert passed away at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born August 5, 1939, in Van Wert, the daughter of J. Edward and Ruth (Potter) Mollenkopf, who both preceded her in death. In 1957, she married Jon Bower, who also […]

POSTED: 09/28/16 at 1:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

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