The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor More than 100 area Democrats gathered Thursday evening at Elks Lodge 1197 to hear information from local and statewide candidates, or their representatives, and to raise funds for the current General Election campaign. Speakers for the night included Sara Lape, candidate for Van Wert County auditor; Bonnie Thatcher, candidate for Van Wert […]

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 8:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — With the approach of flu season, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is recommending all Ohioans 6 months and older get a flu shot as soon as possible. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging vaccination by the end of October. Flu activity traditionally begins to increase in […]

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, a proud supporter of local schools, students, athletes, and teachers, recently donated $3,500 to Van Wert City Schools. Shown is George Scott of Van Wert Federal and various members of Van Wert High School fall sports athletic teams. photo provided

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 8:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert High School Class of 1963 met for its 55th class reunion on Saturday, September 8, at Willow Bend Country Club. Twenty-seven class members and 12 guests gathered for a social hour followed by dinner and a program. Guest teacher for the evening was Larry Schaufelberger, former choir director. Beverlee […]

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 7:08 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

It doesn’t seem possible that four weeks have gone by since the fair closed for 2018.  If you missed the announcement at that time of the five new photography classes for next year’s fair, they are: Clouds, Our Fair, Flowers, People and Architecture. While Van Wert Area Photography Club members were visiting with Carrie McKeddie […]

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 6:36 am. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

Some of you know that I just returned from a vacation to England and Scotland this past week. It was my first time visiting the Mother Country. Of course, a big part of our time in England and Scotland was spent searching out some of the great cathedrals where worship and magnificent music have existed for hundreds […]

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 6:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lincolnview High School senior Alek Bowersock is this week’s Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student Athlete of the Week. Bowersock, who was nominated by athletic director Greg Leeth, is a three sport athlete – cross country, basketball and track – finished second at last Saturday’s Van Wert Health Invitational. “Alek is an outstanding young […]

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 4:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Volleyball Van Wert 3 Kenton 0 Van Wert improved to 9-5 (3-2 WBL) with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 victory over visiting Kenton on Thursday. Adrianna Grothause had 23 digs, Katie Coplin had 15 assists and 14 digs, Lainey Werts had nine kills and Jamison Clouse finished five blocks. The Lady Cougars […]

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 4:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Boys Division II and III sectional golf was held on Thursday. Below are results for Van Wert, Lincolnview, Wayne Trace and Crestview. Division II at Country Acres Golf Course Van Wert finished seventh out of 11 teams at the Division II sectionals at Country Acres Golf Course on Thursday. The Cougars […]

POSTED: 09/28/18 at 4:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Lincolnview Local Board of Education heard from Buckeye Boys’ and Girls’ State attendees and an attendee at a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership summer conference on their experiences, while also recognizing math teacher Rachel Rohrs for receiving a statewide honor, during its September meeting on Wednesday. Grant Slusher talked about attending Buckeye […]

POSTED: 09/27/18 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: News