The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, May. 16, 2022

Submitted information The Van Wert Area Community Concert Band will present their final park concert for the season in the band shell of Fountain Park in Van Wert at 7 p.m., Friday, August 3. The performance is free to the public. Music to be featured will include selections from Disney’s “The Lion King”, songs of […]

POSTED: 07/28/18 at 4:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

Darcy Crummey, Director of Golf Operations at Hickory Sticks Golf Club, cuts the ribbon Friday on the club’s new Foot Golf and Disc Golf Course in Van Wert. Each addition features nine holes, and is free for Hickory Sticks members, YMCA members or children who participated in a golf clinic this summer. All others will […]

POSTED: 07/28/18 at 4:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

Janet L. Smith, 70, of Van Wert, passed away Tuesday evening, July 24, 2018, at her residence. She was born December 26, 1947, to Leland D. and Grace L. (Mellencamp) Bushong, who are both deceased. Janet was an insurance agent for HBW Insurance and then retired from Purmort Brothers Insurance, both of Van Wert. She […]

POSTED: 07/27/18 at 12:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Congratulations are in order, Crestview baseball coach Jim Wharton, and parents and fans are among this week’s random thoughts. Van Wert Legion Post 178 What an incredible story this has been. After a 10-year break, Legion ball returned to Van Wert with a vengeance. Coached by Chad Ehrnsberger, this talented squad […]

POSTED: 07/27/18 at 6:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports LANCASTER — Pemberville American Legion Post 183 defeated Van Wert American Legion Post 178 13-2 on Thursday. Van Wert took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Clayton Alger scored on a fielder’s choice. Pemberville tied the game in the third, then pulled away with four runs in […]

POSTED: 07/27/18 at 6:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information A reminder that flag football and flag football cheerleading teams are forming at the Van Wert Parks and Recreation Department. Flag football teams and flag football cheer squads will consist of 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year old players. Depending on the number of athletes who sign up, 5-7 year olds will play […]

POSTED: 07/27/18 at 6:54 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information The Global Leadership Summit has announced the list of speakers for this year’s event, scheduled for August 9 and 10 at Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days and registration remains open until August 9 at www.trinityfriendschurch.com. “I am very excited that we have had such […]

POSTED: 07/27/18 at 5:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent news HAVILAND — While Van Wert County received brief heavy rains late Thursday afternoon, it was quite a different story just a few miles to the north. An intense thunderstorm made quite a mess and caused significant damage in the village of Haviland. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. Van Wert County EMA […]

POSTED: 07/27/18 at 5:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Van Wert County Treasurer Beverly Fuerst recently announced her retirement, and the county’s Republican Central Committee is tasked with naming her replacement. Van Wert County residents who are interested or believe themselves qualified for that position should apply by forwarding a letter of interest and resume to County Republican chairman Thad Lichtensteiger at […]

POSTED: 07/27/18 at 5:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent news/submitted information The History Channel’s popular television series American Pickers is returning to Ohio in hopes of finding items for new episodes. Producers of the show are planning to film episodes throughout the region in September. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking”. The hit […]

POSTED: 07/27/18 at 5:16 am. FILED UNDER: News