The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

VW independent/submitted information On February 21, Van Wert County EMA Director Rick McCoy hosted the Northwest Ohio EMA Directors meeting at the Black Angus on Main restaurant in Van Wert. County EMA Directors from the Northwest region, along with Ohio EMA Deputy Director Russ Decker, discussed issues related to flooding occurring around the state, as […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 8:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Peony Pageant Committee announces that tickets for this year’s pageant will go on sale Thursday, March 1. Tickets will be sold at Touches of Time Antique Mall, 120 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. The mall is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 8:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — It was a fun weekend of basketball for Crestview players and fans. The Knights wrapped up an outright Northwest Conference championship with a win at Columbus Grove on Friday, while the Lady Knights captured the Division III upper bracket sectional championship at Lincolnview with a victory over Hicksville on […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 12:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Two Van Wert Lady Cougars were named to the All Western Buckeye League girls’ basketball team, while three Cougars earned all league honors on the boys’ side. Girls Cassidy Meyers was named to the All-WBL third team, while Abby Jackson earned honorable mention accolades. First team: Jaidyn Hale, Bath; Emily Poling, […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 12:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here is this week’s tournament basketball broadcast schedule for radio stations WKSD 99.7FM and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM. All games will stream live at www.thevwindependent.com. Tuesday, February 27 Division IV sectional at Paulding: Lincolnview vs. Continental 5:30 p.m. (boys, WKSD) Division IV sectional at Paulding: Hicksville vs. Ayersville 8 p.m. (boys, WKSD) Division […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 12:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Presale tickets for both the Crestview girls’ and boys’ basketball games on Thursday and Friday night will be on sale Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. in the athletic office and Wednesday night from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the high school office. Tickets will also be sold on Thursday and Friday […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 12:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information There was lots of laughter and fun at the sold-out Trivia Night fundraising event held last Saturday at Elks Lodge 1197 in Van Wert. The event was held to raise money for Van Wert’s emergency shelter for victims of domestic and family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking that is operated by […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 9:18 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Sometimes good things come in pairs. Van Wert High School junior Michaela Johnson first competed in “Ohio Has Talent!” as a solo act at the age of 6, but decided to pair this year with her brother, Dru, a freshman at VWHS who earned an honorable mention last year as a solo […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 9:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County residents are highly encouraged to attend the last Our Story project focus group at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, in the Ohio State University Extension meeting room of the Administration Building at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. The focus group is the most critical step in the project, as […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Parks and Recreation Department would like to announce that its annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Smiley Park ballfields. Kids ages 10 and under will be divided into four age groups.  Be sure to bring a camera, as the Easter Bunny will be […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News