The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, May. 31, 2020

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The Van Wert Cougars used a four-run seventh inning to defeat the Lincolnview Lancers 6-3, in a non-conference rivalry game played Wednesday at Lincolnview High School. Van Wert’s Mason Carr and Nick Gutierrez scored on an error in the top of the seventh, before Jonathon Lee’s sacrifice fly plated Caleb Fetzer […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 7:13 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — The Crestview Lady Knights picked up their first victory of the season, with Wednesday’s six-inning 13-3 win over Elida. Offensively, the Lady Knights (1-2) were led by Codi Miller, who had a pair of hits and three RBI. Sydney Bowen had four hits and a pair of RBI, and […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information The Van Wert Athletic Boosters recently bought a strength-training program for the entire Van Wert Athletic Department, to be used by all student-athletes and coaches. The program, called PLT4M, tracks each individual athlete’s workout, strength progress, and attendance, providing athletes with immediate feedback on their strength training progression. The program also ranks athletes […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Van Wert County Veterans Service Commission held the first of a series of planned veteran recognition dinners Wednesday evening at American Legion Post 178 in Van Wert, with the first event honoring local Vietnam veterans. The dinner, held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, as well as […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 6:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

April Gray, the owner with her husband, Jason, of the Harvest House, a local family-owned small orchard and farm providing fresh, organic food, cuts the ribbon on her retail facility at 8403 Feasby-Wisener Road in Van Wert County on Wednesday, while family and Chamber members look on. The business provides members with Harvest Crates filled with […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 6:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Two charged in connection with a meth lab found at Van Wert West Apartments were given prison sentences Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Abby Thatcher, 25, of Van Wert, was sentenced to three years each on charges of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 6:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County ranks in the upper third of Ohio counties when it comes to overall health of its residents, according to an annual health ranking report. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute recently released the eighth annual County Health Rankings. The 2017 Ohio County […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Local photographer Russ LaBounty spotted this beautiful snowy owl in a farm field Wednesday afternoon while driving along Convoy Heller Road, about a half mile south of Elm Sugar Grove Church Road. The owl was seen at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, and was still there when the photos were taken around sunset. LaBounty said that […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 6:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information PAULDING — The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to an injury motorcycle crash at approximately 8:15 p.m. Wednesday just north of Paulding. The crash occurred on U.S. 24 in Crane Township, Paulding County. According to investigating troopers, a 2008 Harley Davison motorcycle driven by Barron P. Elder, 32, of Hudson, Michigan, was […]

POSTED: 03/30/17 at 6:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

By Rex Dolby The Van Wert Area Photography Club’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. at 114 S. Race St.  Toilets (outhouses, portajohns and the like) will be the competition theme. You just had to have been there to comprehend how the theme was selected.  It will be interesting to see […]

POSTED: 03/29/17 at 2:38 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News