The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, May. 16, 2022

Submitted information The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their flooded homes, losing everything they own – and more rain and flooding is expected throughout the […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information VENEDOCIA — The 102nd annual Gymanfa Ganu (pronounced Ga-mahn’-fa Ga’nee) Welsh Festival of Song will be held this Sunday, September 3, at Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia. A light supper will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, with the festival to begin at 7 that evening. Ben Williams will direct the festival […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information BOWLING GREEN — On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) discussed the opioid epidemic at a pharmacy roundtable at Ohio Northern University (ONU) in Ada. Pharmacists from Hardin and Wyandot counties, along with educators and students from the ONU College of Pharmacy participated in the discussion. The roundtable focused on the local perspective of pharmacists on the […]

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

Submitted information The YWCA of Van Wert County announces the certification of Teresa Schalois as an official SilverSneakers® land fitness instructor. SilverSneakers® is an innovative program specifically designed for the unique health and physical needs of local Medicare beneficiaries. Schalois has taught fitness for many years, most recently yoga and a class geared towards Silvers […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 5:56 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Perennial state power Coldwater paid a visit to Crestview High School Tuesday night, and left with a 25-12, 25-16 and 25-14 non-conference volleyball win over the Lady Knights. “It is always great to play teams of this caliber, as it will only make us stronger and push us to […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 5:20 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Bryan swept all three of Tuesday’s singles matches and both doubles matches, en route to a 5-0 girls tennis win over Van Wert. At first singles, Chloe McCashan defeated Van Wert’s Emma Verville 6-0, 6-0. Sloane Browne defeated Tabatha Saam at second singles 6-1, 6-1, and at third singles Jenessa Johnson […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 5:19 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Volleyball Ottoville 3 Lincolnview 0 The Big Green handed the Lady Lancers their second straight loss this week, 28-26, 25-17 and 25-15. Alana Williams had five aces for Lincolnview, Morgan Miller had 16 assists and Lakin Brant had 23 digs. The Lady Lancers (2-2) will host Lima Temple Christian next Tuesday. Golf […]

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 5:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports  Maddie Gorman scored three goals, and Olivia Gorman scored twice to lead the Lincolnview Lady Lancers to an 8-4 soccer victory over visiting Crestview on Monday. Abby Myers, Adia Welch and Trinitey Brown also scored goals for Lincolnview. Lindsey Schumm scored two of Crestview’s goals, while Chelsi Young and Sophie Kline […]

POSTED: 08/29/17 at 1:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police July 16, 8:02 p.m. — Employees of the Lassus Handy Dandy service station on North Washington Street filed a report that someone used a fraudulent credit card to purchase $371.33 in cigarettes. August 25, 11:45 p.m. — Brian E. Moses II, 25, of 345 Pleasant St., was cited for possession of marijuana […]

POSTED: 08/29/17 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council approved doubling the tax credit for city residents who work someplace other than Van Wert, contingent on passage of the 0.28-percent income tax increase at Monday’s regular meeting, while retiring Income Tax Administrator Rudy Grant was also honored for his 27 years of service. Grant attended the meeting […]

POSTED: 08/29/17 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: News