The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — On March 6, Crestview Local School District successfully refunded a bond issue from its most recent renovation project. The refunding saved the district a total of $365,918, according to Treasurer Ashley Whetsel. By refunding the bond issue, which is similar to refinancing a home loan, Crestview was able to take […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with a bipartisan coalition of 48 other state attorneys general and the National Association of Attorneys General, has expressed support for a bill that would ease federal restrictions that limit states’ ability to investigate and prosecute the abuse and neglect of Medicaid beneficiaries. “This change […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The next meeting of the Van Wert County Family and Children First Council will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the S.F. Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St. in Van Wert.

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The 2017-2018 high school sports winter season is complete and the spring sports season is underway, although Mother Nature has made things challenging so far. It’s a good time to briefly look back at basketball, look ahead to spring sports and to share some other thoughts. High school basketball is in […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 7:26 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently donated $100 to the Van Wert Peony Festival Committee. The money goes toward the Peony Festival Scholarship Program. The Elks, nationally, are only second to the United States government in the number of scholarships given out each year. Van Wert Elks Lodge is proud […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:49 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

To the Editor: Thank you to Mayor Jerry Mazur for proclaiming March as Red Cross Month in Van Wert and the City of Van Wert employees for hanging our flags downtown. On Saturday, March 17, Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service hosted a celebration in honor of Red Cross Month. It was kicked off with […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:46 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Foundation celebrated another year of monumental charitable giving. Collectively, donor funds held by The Van Wert County Foundation granted nearly $3.1 million to the community in 2017. Established in 1925, the Foundation had over 200 such funds and $83.7 million in assets under administration at year-end. The Foundation […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer She was a victim of human trafficking as a teenager, and now as a survivor and licensed social worker, she travels the country to share her story. Theresa Flores spoke to several hundred people at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night and explained how, at just 15, she was drugged, […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Thompson family and Van Wert Service Club announce the speaker for this year’s R.K. Thompson Self-Reliance Awards banquet. Van Wert native Kristen (Hoverman) Gillespie leads a product specialist team at YouTube, where she focuses on ensuring product excellence of YouTube’s various consumer offerings, including the YouTube App, YouTube TV, and YouTube […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

While the Chrysler Amplex plant is being demolished, construction continues on a 100,000-square-foot spec building located west of the former powdered metal production facility on Grill Road. The project is a joint venture between the Van Wert Business Development Corporation (BDC), JobsOhio, and Jerry Robinson, who used a $1.225 million revitalization grant and $1.775 million […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: News