The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023

Submitted information The Van Wert County chapter of PERI (Public Employee Retirees Inc.) will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Trinity Friends Church, in Van Wert. Ohio Senator Rob McColley will be the speaker, addressing timely topics related to seniors. Please enter the church through the double doors facing Franklin St. Refreshments will […]

POSTED: 06/27/19 at 4:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor For the first time since the 2010-2011 season, Lincolnview will have a new girls’ basketball coach. 2014 Lincolnview High School graduate Kyle Williams was hired during Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting. He’s replacing Dan Williamson, who stepped down in April after nine seasons on the job. The Lady Lancers went […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 9:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports St. Marys Memorial scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to give the Roughriders a 3-1 ACME baseball victory over Van Wert on Wednesday. St. Marys scored a run in the top of the first but Turner Witten tied the game in the bottom of the inning […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 9:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert baseball coaches recently honored the team for its record setting 2019 season. Above, Scholar Athletes with a 3.0 GPA or better were (first row, left to right): Turner Witten, Josh Reichert, Kaiden Bates, Ries Wise, Owen Treece, Josh Halker, TJ Reynolds and Parker Conrad. Second row: Taylor Zeeff, Nathan Temple, Mason Place, Mason […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 9:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports/submitted information COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lincolnview’s Alek Bowersock (cross country, basketball, track) and Crestview’s Drew Kline (football, basketball) were among the 199 recent high school gradutes who received college scholarships awarded by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The OHSAA’s six District Athletic Boards made the selections for the 27th annual college scholarship […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 5:27 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Van Wert’s ACME and Legion baseball teams were in action on Tuesday but unfortunately, both teams lost. Ottawa-Glandorf 3 Van Wert 2 (ACME) OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf snapped a 2-2 tie with a run in the sixth inning, and the Titans held on to defeat Van Wert 3-2 in ACME baseball action […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 5:26 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information Despite a slight increase from the previous month, Van Wert County’s May unemployment rate was one of the lowest in Ohio. According to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the county’s jobless rate increased from 2.5 in April to 2.7 percent in May, eighth lowest among […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 5:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent news WILLSHIRE — Plenty of activities for people of all ages are planned for the 54th annual Willshire Days this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Things will officially get underway with garage sales and a swap meet on Riley Street at 8 a.m. on Friday. Inflatables, games, concessions and food will be available starting […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 5:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent news LIMA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lima Post has released the names of the two people killed in a plane crash last Thursday. Steven D. Niemann, 65, and Tracey A. Harttnett, 50, both of Bellevue, Iowa were identified as the victims in the crash, which occurred in a field near the […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 4:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

YMCA Camp Clay Director Kevin Morrison thanked Van Wert Family Dentistry for its generous sponsorship of the Aqua Park and splash pad. Shown with Morrison are Dr. Jerry Bungei, Dr. Jenny Swick, Allisha Ostendorf, Tami Reindel, Melissa Knepper, Rian Stetler, Andrea Recker, Linda, Hilvers, Krista Inkrott and Stephanie Will. Area residents can enjoy $3 admission […]

POSTED: 06/26/19 at 4:57 am. FILED UNDER: News