The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office solve a break-in that occurred at the Van Wert County Garage, 1196 Grill Road. Sometime between October 19 and October 21, someone entered the far west building on the lot and stole eight Dewalt 18-volt batteries and […]

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

VWindependent/submitted information Crestview Local Schools and Lincolnview Local Schools are collaborating on a two-year pilot program sponsored in part by the Tri-County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board to share a licensed social worker within both districts. Jennifer Daugherty, a resident of Van Wert County, whose services will be purchased through the […]

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 7:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

Historic Main Street Van Wert and the Van Wert Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recognized Lincoln Ridge owners Jeff and Cathy Thomas for providing fall decorations in the downtown area. The Thomases said they were happy to do so. “We at Lincoln Ridge appreciate the effort of Historical Main Street Van Wert and the Van […]

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Ohio State Alumni Club of Van Wert & Paulding Counties will hold its annual Scholarship Auction & Bash on Tuesday, November 20, at Willow Bend Country Club, 579 Hospital Drive in Van Wert. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 that evening. Those attending are asked to […]

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Taylor Auto Inc. recently made a donation of $1,500 to the 2018 YMCA Annual Board Campaign, helping the YMCA reach its overall goal of $30,000. Shown are (from the left) YMCA CEO Hugh Kocab; Taylor Auto owner Gary Taylor, who is also a YMCA Board member and “Rotarian of the Year”; and YMCA Board member Krista […]

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding everyone to buckle-up this upcoming holiday season and continue to do so throughout the new year. In the last two years, a total of 1,142 people were killed in crashes who were not wearing an available safety belt. “It’s simple — safety belts save lives […]

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 7:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor History will be made Saturday night, when Van Wert hosts an Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoff game. With a 37-0 victory over Defiance in the regular season finale, the Cougars (8-2) ended a playoff drought that stretched back to 2000 and clinched the No. 3 seed in Division IV, […]

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 6:11 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Saturday will mark the sixth consecutive season for Crestview in the postseason, and the second straight year of opening the playoffs at home. On the heels of last Friday’s 50-8 win at Paulding that gave Crestview a share of the NWC championship, the No. 2 seed Knights (9-1) will […]

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 1:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports/submitted information Van Wert High School will host Huron at 7 p.m. Saturday in the first-ever home playoff game at Eggerss Stadium, and tickets will be sold in advance of the game. Season ticket holders can purchase presale tickets for their reserved seats on Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the High […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 12:38 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert city officials learned the major differences between statutory government and charter form of government during an informational session held Monday evening in Council Chambers. Garry E. Hunter, legal counsel for the Ohio Municipal League, led City Council and administration members through a presentation and discussion on charter cities. Hunter said […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: News