The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2020

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert’s First United Methodist Chancel Choir has been invited to perform in the National Memorial Day Choral Festival Concert 2020 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.   The choir will be traveling from Van Wert by motor coach May 22-26, 2020, to Washington to rehearse […]

POSTED: 09/28/19 at 7:49 am. FILED UNDER: Church

VW independent/submitted information The United Way of Van Wert County held its 21st annual Day of Caring event on Friday, which helps replenish food and blood supplies within the community.  After a record-setting 2018 event, expectations were set high for 2019 and the event did not disappoint. As always, when there is a need in […]

POSTED: 09/28/19 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

Mackenzie Berry (kneeling above) was crowned Van Wert High School’s 2019 queen by 2018 Homecoming Queen Noelle Heffner during a wet and windy Homecoming ceremony held Friday evening at Eggerss Stadium. Shown below is Queen Mackenzie with her court: Senior attendants Brianna Bebout and Ali Gemmer, junior attendant Tayzia Havill, sophomore attendant Lauren McHugh, and […]

POSTED: 09/28/19 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — Crestview Elementary School has been designated as an Exemplary High Performing Schools National Blue Ribbon School for 2019 by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.  Crestview is one of 362 schools in the nation and one of 14 schools in Ohio to be recognized in 2019. The recognition is based […]

POSTED: 09/28/19 at 7:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Cooper Family Foundation provided a grant of $1,500 to the Van Wert County Historical Society to help in the restoration of two rooms in the Clark Victorian Home. Shown are Cooper Human Resource Manager Kacy Wagner (center) with Historical Society Trustees Art Weber (left) and Larry Webb.  photo provided

POSTED: 09/28/19 at 7:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor It just wasn’t Van Wert’s night on Friday. Starting with an hour and 10 minute lightning delay shortly before game time, the Cougars seemingly fought an uphill battle all night before falling to Ottawa-Glandorf 35-28 in overtime on homecoming night at Eggerss Stadium. It was the second straight season the game […]

POSTED: 09/28/19 at 12:36 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor BLUFFTON — Brody Brecht was too much for the Bluffton Pirates. The junior running back/quarterback had 24 carries for 276 yards and four touchdowns, plus two receptions for 41 yards to help Crestview defeat Bluffton 41-21 on Friday. Brecht had touchdown runs of 10 and 36 yards in the first quarter, […]

POSTED: 09/28/19 at 12:36 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are results of Friday’s area high school football games. The list includes games that were postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. WBL Ottawa-Glandorf 35 Van Wert 28 (OT)Kenton 13 Wapakoneta 10St. Marys Memorial 28 Shawnee 9Defiance 28 Elida 20Celina 26 Bath 21 NWC Crestview 41 Bluffton 21Ada 74 […]

POSTED: 09/28/19 at 12:16 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Ethel Jane (Lloyd) Johnson, 91, of Van Wert, received her ultimate victory on Thursday evening, September 26, 2019, at 10:15 p.m. from Van Wert Manor. After a two-year battle with serious health issues, angels gathered near and gently lifted her spirit into the waiting arms of her Savior Jesus Christ. Born January 24, 1928, near […]

POSTED: 09/27/19 at 4:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

The Van Wert Area Photography Club invites any present or past members of both the Van Wert Area Photography Club and Wassenberg Camera Club to a special meeting on Thursday, October 10, at 114 S. Race St. in Van Wert. Starting at 7 p.m., it is hoped that the meeting will provide guidance on disbanding […]

POSTED: 09/27/19 at 9:08 am. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News