The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer A pair of essay contest winners appeared before the Lincolnview Local Board of Education on Wednesday. Elementary Principal Nita Meyer introduced Bennett Kill, a sixth-grader who was named as a two-time winner of the Van Wert Elks Lodge’s annual essay contest and won at the district level as well, meaning his essay […]

POSTED: 03/28/19 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria (left) presents the prestigious Momentum Award certificate to Lincolnview Elementary Principal Nita Meyer during an assembly at the school on Wednesday morning. Lincolnview Elementary School was one of only 75 of Ohio’s more than 1,000 elementary schools to receive the award, which honors schools who receive all A’s […]

POSTED: 03/28/19 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent Five people appeared Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for criminal hearings, including two sentencings, two plea changes, and an arraignment. William Wellek, 60, no permanent address listed, pleaded not guilty to one count each of tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree, and vandalism, a fifth-degree felony […]

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Let’s talk about how we can communicate to the viewer why we took this picture.  In photography you want your subject to dominate the photo. Therefore, you’ll need to make a number of adjustments to remove distracting elements from in front, behind, or near it. We’ve considered having the subject or photographer move to change the angle of […]

POSTED: 03/27/19 at 11:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

A more appropriate title couldn’t be found for the last musical performance of my career in presenting music in Van Wert.  When I booked The Sound of Music over a year ago, I had no idea it would be my last for the Niswonger. Perhaps one of the most beloved and popular Broadway musicals of all-time, The Sound of […]

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SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Van Wert scored six runs in the third inning and never looked back in a five inning, 11-1 win at Lincolnview on Wednesday. With the bases loaded, a one out double by Hayden Maples scored Jaxson Amweg, Jake Lautzenheiser and Keaton Brown and gave the Cougars a 3-1 lead. After a […]

POSTED: 03/27/19 at 10:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Morgan Miller drove in four runs and Lakin Brant belted a pair of solo home runs to lead Lincolnview past Van Wert 9-5 in non-conference softball action on Wednesday. Van Wert (1-1) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on Grace Spoor’s two-RBI single that plated Lauren Moore […]

POSTED: 03/27/19 at 10:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Griffin Painter (pictured above) struck out seven to lead Crestview past Delphos St. John’s 6-2 in the season opener on Wednesday. Trevor Sheets had two of Crestview’s six hits and had an RBI, along with Painter, Riley Saylor and Brody Brecht. The Knights (1-0) are scheduled to play at Fort Recovery on Saturday. Wyatt Richardson/Van […]

POSTED: 03/27/19 at 10:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview’s Kali Small fires a pitch during Wednesday’s season opener against Elida. Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, Elida won the game 7-0. Crestview (0-1) will host Van Wert today. Wyatt Richardson/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 03/27/19 at 10:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information There are nine candidates competing for the title of Queen Jubilee XLIV during this year’s Peony Festival Pageant, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Bagley Auditorium on the Marsh Foundation campus. Candidates this year include the following: Sydney Price, representing Paulding High School, is the daughter of […]

POSTED: 03/27/19 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: News