The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, May. 16, 2022

VW independent/submitted information Off Stage Productions will be holding auditions for A Doublewide Texas Christmas by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten on Monday, August 12, and Tuesday, August 13. Auditions will be held in the St. Mary of the Assumption School gymnasium, 611 Jennings Road in Van Wert, from 7-8 p.m. both days. Those wanting to audition […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 7:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

Hundreds of people were on hand to buy, sell and trade during the 2019 Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet held over the weekend at the Van Wert Country Fairgrounds. In addition to making deals with vendors, train enthusiasts of all ages were able to enjoy several award-winning layouts. Proceeds from the show benefited the […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information DELPHOS — Mary Jane Fast, licensed Aqua Zumba instructor, will host an Aqua Zumba Zumbathon on Wednesday, August 7, starting at 6:15 p.m., to raise funds for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.  Event co-hostess is Lynn Blakeley, retired Zumba Jammer.  The charity event will be held at the Delphos Swimming Pool, […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Monday Mailbag includes questions submitted by readers about Holgate’s decision to go to eight man football and OHSAA, dwindling numbers, a new football opponent for Wayne Trace, plus a question about the Indianapolis Colts. Q: In regards to eight man football, I read where Holgate only expects this to […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 3:42 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Lincolnview Jr./Sr. High School’s athletic department will hold its mandatory fall sports OHSAA preseason meeting on Thursday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Following the general meeting, team meetings with fall sports teams and coaches will take place at 7 p.m. All fall athletes and parents of athletes should […]

POSTED: 07/29/19 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A partnership between St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the Van Wert County Juvenile Probation Department has resulted in garden vegetables for members of the community, as well as a positive experience for the juvenile probationers that have worked in the church’s garden this summer. According to Probation Officer Nancy Sparks, who oversees […]

POSTED: 07/27/19 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Over the last several years, the Van Wert County Council on Aging (COA) has had many requests to resume offering one-day bus trips.   After some consideration and help from its volunteer group, the COA has decided to offer a day trip on Tuesday, September 24. The trip will be to the Holmes County […]

POSTED: 07/27/19 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information ST. HENRY — Cooper Farms has opened early bird registration for its 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K, which benefits State of the Heart Hospice. The race will take place Saturday, November 2. “We are thrilled to host our 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K,” said Susie Fortkamp, assistant race coordinator. “Each year we take […]

POSTED: 07/27/19 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports/submitted information STEUBENVILLE — Van Wert native Scott Greve has been named as the new athletic director at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Greve is no stranger to Franciscan University. He currently serves as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach and has served as the interim Executive Director of Development, as Director of […]

POSTED: 07/27/19 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Most Ohio counties, including Van Wert, saw a jump in unemployment in June, according to information released this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. All but two of Ohio’s 88 counties saw unemployment increases between May and June, including Van Wert County and its neighbors. Locally, the June […]

POSTED: 07/26/19 at 7:05 am. FILED UNDER: News