The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports WAPAKONETA — The Wapakoneta Redskins scored early and often, and rolled past the Van Wert Cougars 52-6 in the regular season finale at Harmon Field. The victory gave Wapakoneta a three-way share of the Western Buckeye League title, after Ottawa-Glandorf upset St. Marys Memorial 13-7. All three teams finished 9-1 (8-1 WBL), […]

POSTED: 10/29/16 at 2:54 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports PAULDING — The Crestview football team scored four unanswered touchdowns to take a 28-8 Northwest Conference win over the Paulding Panthers in its final regular season game. The Knights compiled nearly 300 yards of offense (296), while holding Paulding to 136 offensive yards in the game. Crestview also dominated in the area […]

POSTED: 10/29/16 at 2:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Young residents at The Marsh Foundation are once again selling poinsettias for the holiday season. All proceeds from the sale will go to the campus’ Marsh Grown gardening program. The plants make beautiful decorations and/or holiday gifts. There are three sizes available. The multi-bloom plants are available in 4.5 inches for $3.50, 6.5 inches […]

POSTED: 10/29/16 at 2:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CINCINNATI — About 1 in 10 Ohio adults age 18-64 (11 percent) reported not having health insurance in the 2016 Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) sponsored by Interact for Health. This translates to nearly 800,000 uninsured Ohio adults. That figure is an increase from 2015, when 7 percent reported being uninsured (about 500,000 […]

POSTED: 10/29/16 at 2:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach announced that, with trick or treat activities happening around the county, deputies recently conducted random address verification on all registered sex offenders living in the county. Sheriff Riggenbach said Ohio law requires all sex offenders to register in person with the sheriff on a scheduled periodic […]

POSTED: 10/29/16 at 2:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Just a reminder that Van Wert area communities have scheduled Halloween festivities at various times this weekend and into Monday. Van Wert Van Wert has four Halloween-themed events scheduled for today, beginning with a downtown Trick or Treat session that runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. In addition to treats, the event will […]

POSTED: 10/29/16 at 1:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

Sharon R. Scott, 71, of Van Wert, passed away at 10:43 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born April 12, 1945, in Van Wert, the daughter of Ralph E. and Romine (Bayles) Feasby, who both preceded her in death. On July 3, 1962, she married […]

POSTED: 10/28/16 at 4:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent correspondent His credentials and honors are impressive: Over the course of 43 seasons, he’s broadcast more than 7,000 games on the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network — 68 radio stations in seven different states. Along with numerous other honors, he’s a 12-time recipient of the “Ohio Sportscaster of the Year” award, and he’s a […]

POSTED: 10/28/16 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Flu season has officially begun in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone 6 months old and older get the flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu viruses. In Ohio, flu season begins in October and runs through spring, […]

POSTED: 10/28/16 at 6:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Thomas Edison Preschool staff is grateful to the Van Wert Fire Department for its efforts on behalf of an autism awareness t-shirt campaign held recently. The fire department made a generous donation of $2,500 that will be used for sensory items for the students in the preschool. Shown here are (from the left) preschool teacher Ronda […]

POSTED: 10/28/16 at 6:43 am. FILED UNDER: News