The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, May. 31, 2020

VW independent/submitted information Gasoline prices in Van Wert are well below the state average, with the lowest price locally coming in at $2.54 a gallon at Murphy USA in the Towne Center shopping center. The next lowest price is $2.58 a gallon at Lassus Handy Dandy, while four stations, the two Pak-A-Sak Marathon stations on […]

POSTED: 07/30/18 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 announces the following highway constructions projects for the week of July 30: Van Wert County Ohio 116/Ohio 117, just east of Louth Road north of Monticello, will close August 8 for approximately three days for a culvert replacement project. Work is being performed […]

POSTED: 07/30/18 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

The man who once painted the Ohio Bicentennial logo on select barns in each of the state’s 88 counties was back in Van Wert County on Friday and Saturday. Scott Hagan, often referred to as “The Barn Artist”, repainted the logo on the side of the barn at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Hoaglin […]

POSTED: 07/30/18 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information It’s time to get ready for the new school year at Vantage. There will be two orientation meetings to welcome new students and their parents to the school. The first orientation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, August 13, for students who are enrolled in Ag & Industrial Power Tech, […]

POSTED: 07/30/18 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor It’s a sign that the new high school football season isn’t far away — the start of two-a-day practices. Today is the opening day of those practices around the area and the state. Some teams hold one big practice session per day, while others hold split practices, hence the term two-a-days. […]

POSTED: 07/30/18 at 6:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent news An inmate at the Van Wert County Correctional Facility is facing a charge of escape after fleeing for a brief time on Friday. According to Sheriff Tom Riggenbach, Robert K. Seibert, age 31, of Van Wert, was part of a work crew that was taking trash from the jail to a dumpster […]

POSTED: 07/28/18 at 8:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

One of the deciding factors in the Van Wert Area Photography Club’s decision to select Town Creek Live as its next photo shoot, was the performances by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company. We knew nothing more, but it sounded interesting, and they exceeded all our expectations. In my opinion, whatever group or individual […]

POSTED: 07/28/18 at 5:53 am. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

After weeks of whirlwind preparation, the 4th Annual Town Creek Live is history. We want to thank everyone for coming out to this unique festival in less-than engaging weather. We also wish to thank Main Street Van Wert, the Van Wert Athletic Boosters and the staff and the board of directors of the Wassenberg Art […]

POSTED: 07/28/18 at 5:44 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Kaitlyn Baker and her band entertained a large crowd on a beautiful night at Fountain Park on Friday. The 24-year-old country singer and songwriter is often referred to as a modern day “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” She’s released several CDs, has appeared on television and has opened for powerhouse country artists Billy Currington, Craig Morgan, Travis […]

POSTED: 07/28/18 at 5:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer A Friday afternoon accident at the intersection of State Route 49 and U.S. Route 30 in Tully Township claimed the life of one man, and sent another man to the hospital. According to the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 62-year-old Clarence Radabaugh of Cloverdale was southbound on Route […]

POSTED: 07/28/18 at 5:00 am. FILED UNDER: News