The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Apr. 12, 2024

Middle Point Gold capped off a perfect 12-0 season on Wednesday evening as the team claimed championships in both their league and tournament. Pictured in front row from left to right: Owen Long, Grant Zielke, Chayse Overholt, Max Hammons and Jackson Ingledue. Middle row left to right: Lucas Grubb, Kale Kundert, Holden Price, Gavin Evans […]

POSTED: 06/28/19 at 5:34 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer MIDDLE POINT — Unless a buyer steps forward before late September, the iconic Rambler’s Roost on Lincoln Highway will cease operations. Co-owner Susie Thompson confirmed the restaurant’s pending closure on Thursday, but she said the gas station and convenience store portion of the business will remain open after September. “It wasn’t an […]

POSTED: 06/28/19 at 5:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer The Vantage Board of Education accepted the resignation of Ohio Technical Center Director Missy McClurg and hired her replacement Thursday night. McClurg, was hired in May, 2018, is leaving for a job at the Allen County Educational Service Center. Her resignation will take effect August 19. McClurg’s replacement will be Kit Tyler, […]

POSTED: 06/28/19 at 5:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

Store manager Trudy Baxter cuts the ribbon at Thursday’s grand opening of Gordmans in Van Wert’s Summit Shopping Center. The discount retailer, which has well over 100 stores nationwide, is in the space formerly occupied by Peebles. Baxter also presented a $1000 check to Van Wert High School. Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 06/28/19 at 5:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that Ohio has received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration for flooding that occurred in Van Wert County and six other counties on May 17, opening up the possibility of low-interest disaster loans for business owners, homeowners, and renters. “Earlier this week, […]

POSTED: 06/28/19 at 5:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Quietly proud, very private and a strong man of integrity, Arnold C. “Arnie” Baker Jr. 93, of Van Wert passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on August 14, 1925, in Findlay, the son of Arnold C. Baker Sr. and Anna (Benadum) Baker, who […]

POSTED: 06/27/19 at 9:06 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Van Wert Board of Education members received a brief update on progress at Eggerss Stadium Wednesday night. During his Athletic Council report, board member Anthony Adams said the stadium committee has been working with the Toledo based structural engineering firm of Rossi and Associates to finalize plans a prospective stadium renovation project, […]

POSTED: 06/27/19 at 4:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Personnel matters and routine agenda items were a big part of Wednesday night’s meeting of the Lincolnview Board of Education. Kyle Williams was hired as varsity girls’ basketball coach (see Sports page), and Matt Evans as varsity girls’ assistant. Austin Ahlborn was approved as a music teacher and Katelyn Lloyd was hired […]

POSTED: 06/27/19 at 4:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Gem/Boise County, Idaho visited Van Wert this past week with the 4-H Exchange Program. Staying for a week with local 4-H host families, Van Wert and Gem/Boise 4-H Exchange visited many local and surrounding attractions. The 4-H Exchange is a state-to-state travel program where members visit another state to learn about their 4-H programs, agriculture, […]

POSTED: 06/27/19 at 4:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information A LEGO/DUPLO block party is one of the highlights of the coming week’s Summer Reading Program at Brumback Library and its five branches. Other activities include story times and art. For a full schedule and other offerings visit

POSTED: 06/27/19 at 4:42 am. FILED UNDER: News