The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Submitted information ST. MARYS — The Midwest Electric Board of Trustees has approved a four-year $11.8 million work plan to further improve power reliability. Projects include overhead line rebuilds, underground line replacement in six area subdivisions, substation upgrades, and a new distribution automation system to significantly reduce outages by remotely transferring load between substations. The […]

POSTED: 12/29/16 at 8:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent news Although it appears the Van Wert County Foundation is backing away from a proposal to allow a dog park to be located at Hiestand Woods, organizers are looking at the possibility of finding a site on city-owned property, while also continuing fundraising efforts to pay for the park. Van Wert City […]

POSTED: 12/29/16 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports The Van Wert boys’ and girls’ varsity bowling teams fell to Lima Shawnee in matches held this week. The boys’ varsity bowling team lost to Lima Shawnee by a score of 3,178-2,784 pins. Scores are as follows: Van Wert           first game:         second […]

POSTED: 12/29/16 at 7:11 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Helen E. Etzler, 98, of Convoy, passed away at 8 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Convoy. She was born on April 6, 1918, in LaSalle County, Illinois, the daughter of John Lester and Hattie (Deffenbaugh) Boyd, who both preceded her in death. On June 1, 1941, she married Arnold […]

POSTED: 12/28/16 at 10:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

JANAC Financing LLC to Jacob P. Backs and Karrah A. Hughes, inlot 1556, Van Wert. Residential Mortgage Loan Trust I to Jason Risner, portion of inlot 1553, Van Wert. Mark Alan Brant, Mark Brant, Mark A. Brant, Lisa Kay Brant Trust, Lisa K. Brant to Jeffery P. Brokenshire,Sheila K. Brokenshire, Jeffrey Brokenshire, and Jeffery Brokenshire, […]

POSTED: 12/28/16 at 1:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Real Estate Transfers

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports CONVOY — It was a tale of two halves Tuesday night at Ray Etzler Gymnasium. Crestview won the first half, while Ottoville won the second half and stunned the Knights 52-49.  It was the second consecutive loss for Crestview (3-2). Using balanced scoring, the Knights raced out to an 18-7 lead after […]

POSTED: 12/28/16 at 9:21 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports The Van Wert Cougars had one bad quarter, but it was the difference between a win and a loss as the Cougars fell to Delphos St. John’s 51-43 in a non-conference game played Tuesday at Van Wert. Both teams scored 14 points in the first quarter, but the Blue Jays went […]

POSTED: 12/28/16 at 9:06 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Stacy Adam, representing her sister, Sara J. “Sally” Penn, recently presented a $50,000 check to the Convoy Community Foundation. The donation from Penn Holding will be used to set up a memorial endowment fund in the name of Adam and Penn’s mother, Linda […]

POSTED: 12/28/16 at 8:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Area residents who know a seventh- or eighth-grade girl who lives in the Vantage Career Center district, should tell them about Vantage’s upcoming “Step Into Your Future” event. Vantage is hosting a really cool, hands-on adventure for seventh- and eighth-grade girls on Saturday, January 21, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Those girls will spend […]

POSTED: 12/28/16 at 8:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

As we approach the end to another year, it’s time to look over the progress of the performing arts business. We sometimes don’t like to think of presenting concerts as a business, but it certainly is one that requires a lot of planning, accounting, and strategy. That is part of what takes up a good deal of […]

POSTED: 12/27/16 at 6:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News