The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2020

Submitted information Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican candidate for governor in 2019, will be visiting the Van Wert County Fair on Sunday, September 3. Husted will arrive and take a short tour around the grounds, before hosting a “meet-and-greet” at the Republican booth in the Commercial Building at 4:30 that afternoon. Local […]

POSTED: 08/31/17 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

You have probably noticed Fountain Park being cordoned off recently. I announced to the audience at our concert in the park on August 11 that work would begin in Fountain Park later in the summer. Former Van Wert County Foundation trustee and local businessman Mike Gearhart recommended this work before his untimely passing a year ago. And holding […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 5:21 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Area Photography Club members took in photography entries from 1-5 pm on Sunday, August 27, for the Van Wert County Fair’s Photography Exhibit. Two members worked the entire shift and six members worked most or part of the time. Twenty-five people submitted 133 photos for judging. This compares to 30 entrants and 176 pictures last […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 5:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

Don’t forget to check out the current exhibit Scrapped! Eleven metal artists from the Motor City brought us their creations, joining Toledo artist Dani Herrera, to exhibit artwork made entirely out of scraps. This exhibit is comprised of 11 kinetic, hands-on sculptures made out of 250 pounds of scrap bicycle parts and two-dimensional art out […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 5:05 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Matthew J. Krendl, 54, of New Albany, and formerly of Delphos, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017. He was born December 27, 1962, in Lima, the son of Jack Krendl, who preceded him in death, and Mary (Schulte) Krendl, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include three sons, Justin (Kelsey) Krendl and Marcus (Katlin) Krendl, […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 4:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) recently recognized Dave Clay, CIC, AU, of the Central Insurance Companies with a certificate honoring his 30 years of faithful participation in advanced education. Clay earned the designation through a series of rigorous examinations and has maintained his CIC designation by annual attendance at an approved […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 12:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Business

Helen E. Dotson, 89, of Wetzel, passed away at 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born April 11, 1928, in Paulding County, the daughter of Ray and Madeline (Golliver) McClure, who both preceded her in death. She married Jim Dotson, who also preceded her in […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 12:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

2017 Junior Fair King Austin Sorgan and Queen Frankie Carey cut the ribbon Wednesday morning on the 161st edition of the Van Wert County Fair at the main gate of the fairgrounds while fair directors, board members of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, and city and county officials look on. Wednesday’s edition of the […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information FINDLAY — Ohio-based Generative Growth II announced Tuesday it will be rebranding and converting 14 former Marsh Supermarkets to Needler’s Fresh Market. One remaining store located in Van Wert will adopt the already established Chief Supermarket brand. Generative Growth purchased 15 of the Marsh stores in June for $8 million. The new […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Several hundred people had the chance to preview the upcoming 18-hour documentary series on the Vietnam War (above) by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio. The preview was one of a limited number provided by PBS station WFWA-39  in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Following the preview, a panel […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News