The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Shown is Crestview social worker Katlyn Short accepting an anonymous $2,500 donation from Convoy Community Foundation Trustee Ron Schumm for the foundation’s new Student Needs Fund, while Crestview guidance counselors Kris Kill and Dave Springer and Superintendent Kathy Mollenkopf look on. Short will be responsible for administering the fund, assisted by guidance counselors, and an […]

POSTED: 08/30/19 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has announced that, during this year’s Van Wert County Fair, his office will once again be assisting citizens with registering to receive an automatic email alert when a registered sex offender moves into an area near their home. Sheriff Riggenbach said that, from noon-6 p.m. […]

POSTED: 08/30/19 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information On September 7-8, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the Van Wert Fire Department and the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office will compete in a Stuff the Truck contest to see who can collect the most food donations. The food will be donated to the local United Way food pantries: the Salvation Army, Trinity […]

POSTED: 08/30/19 at 7:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports OTTAWA — Van Wert improved to 5-1 (3-0 WBL) with a 4-1 girls’ tennis win at the Ottawa-Glandorf Community Courts on Thursday. Wins came at first singles, where Grace Lott earned a hard fought 7-5, 6-4 victory over Abby Schmiedebusch, and third singles, with Lizzie Rutkowski defeating Alyse Balbaugh 6-4, 6-0. […]

POSTED: 08/30/19 at 3:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Bettye A. (Powers) Burchfield, 82, recently of Van Wert and formerly of Sandusky, died at 3:20 Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital Hospice.   She was born February 9, 1937, in Pruden, Tennessee.Bettye was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence D. Burchfield. They were married in Monroe, Michigan, on October 4, 1958, and […]

POSTED: 08/29/19 at 4:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The 163rd Van Wert County Fair officially got underway Wednesday with a ribboncutting ceremony, while the popular Cheer Competition was also held in front of the grandstand and fair rides and all vendors were open for the first time this year.   Junior Fair livestock exhibitors also brought their animals onto the fairgrounds […]

POSTED: 08/29/19 at 6:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Each year, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics recognizes outstanding teachers, professors, emerging leaders, and friends of mathematics.  Teachers can be nominated by a colleague, administrator, student, or parent. Once nominated, teachers submit an application, and an outstanding elementary, middle, and high school teacher is selected from each of the eight […]

POSTED: 08/29/19 at 6:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The 2019 high school football season is upon us and it brings with it the third year of Pigskin Pick’Em. Each Thursday during the regular season, I’ll go head-to-head with a guest selector, predicting winners of Western Buckeye League, Northwest Conference, Green Meadows Conference and Midwest Athletic Conference teams, along with […]

POSTED: 08/29/19 at 3:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports St. Henry topped Lincolnview 196-219 in girls’ non-conference golf action at Willow Bend Country Club on Wednesday. Winter Boroff led the Lady Lancers with a 47, with Shiann Kraft right behind at 48. Adalee Purk shot a 56 and Dylann Carey rounded out the scoring with a 68. Ellen Naumann of […]

POSTED: 08/29/19 at 3:38 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Eight people appeared for criminal hearings over the past week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Two people were sentenced this past week. Conner Townsend-Elliot, 21, of Middle Point, was sentenced to two 90-day jail sentences, each with three days credit for time served, on charges of corrupting another with drugs, […]

POSTED: 08/28/19 at 1:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News