The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Mar. 1, 2024

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The 2018 high school football season will come to an end in Canton with seven championship games in three days. Just one area team will play for a state titl, and it’s against a familiar opponent. In Division VI, Marion Local will square off against Kirtland in a rematch of last […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 1:07 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information CONVOY — Presale tickets for Crestview’s boys’ basketball game this Saturday night at Miller City will be on sale Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. in the athletic office. Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the gate are $6. The junior varsity game will start at […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 1:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview recently held its awards night for the school’s state qualifying cross country team. Earning special awards were (front row, left to right): Most improved – Hannah Zickefoose and Collin Puckett. Middle Row (left to right): Coach Award – Jacob Keysor, Brayden Langdon, Karter Tow. Back Row (left to right): Most Valuable – Madison Langdon […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 1:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports WERT 1220AM/104.3FM will team up with the OHSAA Radio Network to broadcast three of the seven state championship football games live from Canton. Thursday Division II – Akron Hoban vs. Massillon Washington, 7:30 p.m. pregame, 8 p.m. kickoff Friday Division VI – Marion Local vs. Kirtland, 10 a.m. pregame, 10:30 a.m. […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 1:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer The Van Wert City Board of Education accepted the resignations of high school athletic director Craig Hershey and board member Cindy Hurless during Wednesday night’s monthly meeting. Hershey, who had been athletic director since 2016, was placed on paid administrative leave on October 23. His resignation will take effect December 20. “He […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 12:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Seven people appeared this week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for hearings on a variety of criminal charges. Three people changed their pleas from not guilty to guilty during hearings in Common Pleas Court. Dustin Stuckey, 32, of Middle Point, pleaded guilty to a prosecutor’s bill of information charging him […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 12:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The YWCA of Van Wert County will be offering a free one-night, advanced self-defense class for women on Wednesday, December 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is provided by the Van Wert Self Defense Team and will offer participants more hands-on experience and more advanced techniques than the basic self-defense […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 12:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Due to the potential for severe weather, the Live Nativity event on Saturday, December 1, at Jennings Road Church of Christ has been canceled. This is the first time in the event’s history that an evening of the event has had to be canceled. The good news is Friday’s event will run […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 12:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert-Decatur Road closure has been delayed, due to weather. The closure, which will be near Burger King, will run from Monday, December 3, to Wednesday, December 5. The road closure is so that storm sewers for the new subdivision, The Landing at Dickinson Farms, can be installed. City officials apologize […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 12:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

This Saturday brings another Christmas tradition back to the Van Wert community. The Ballet Theatre of Toledo returns to the Niswonger for their holiday production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet. The last time The Nutcracker was performed in Van Wert was 2014. I believe this is a holiday tradition that we should bring back every few years.  It is such a beloved story […]

POSTED: 11/29/18 at 12:26 am. FILED UNDER: News