The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, May. 25, 2024

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Lincolnview stepped on the gas early and stayed on it on the way to a 59-40 Northwest Conference win over visiting Delphos Jefferson on Friday. The Lancers jumped out to an 8-0 lead two and a half minutes into the first quarter, with Collin Overholt draining a trey, Creed Jessee hitting […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 11:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Crestview used solid defense and a balanced offensive attack to pull away from Lima Central Catholic 52-38 at Ray Etzler Gymnasium on Friday night. With Rossy Moore scoring seven points, the Thunderbirds led 14-12 after the first quarter, but Crestview’s Nathan Lichtle came off the bench to score five […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 11:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports KENTON — Van Wert fought hard but came up a bit short in a 55-50 loss at Kenton on Friday. The two teams were tied 12-12 after the first quarter, with Owen Treece accounting for seven of Van Wert’s points, and Jacob Eversole scoring six of Kenton’s 12 points. Jayden Cornell […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 11:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are Friday night’s final scores from around the region, including the Western Buckeye League, Northwest Conference, Green Meadows Conference, Midwest Athletic Conference and Putnam County League. WBL Kenton 55 Van Wert 50 Shawnee 65 Ottawa-Glandorf 53 Defiance 48 Celina 34 St. Marys Memorial 54 Elida 43 Wapakoneta 66 Bath 62 […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 9:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 98th Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, February 12, at Wassenberg Art Center. This year’s theme is “Investing in the Heart of Our Community,” and will feature Van Wert County Foundation Executive Secretary Seth Baker; Eric Doden, president of PAGO USA; and […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 8:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Dell Free (center), event coordinator for the North Union United Methodist Church’s 127 Yard Sale, presents a check from the proceeds of the yard sale to First United Methodist Church food pantry chairpersons Nancy Replogle and Janet Miller. The money will be used to purchase food items to help families in the community. The food […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has announced details for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. High school students who live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit a piece of art for this year’s competition.  The competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 8:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert High School Student Council will host a blood drive on Wednesday, February 12, from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., in the VWHS gymnasium. The Student Council encourages community members to donate, and those interested can sign up online at, by calling the Red Cross at 800.RED.CROSS, or by downloading […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Statewide Ford Lincoln and its staff continued to support the Van Wert United Way campaign with strong support of the Van Wert community by holding the company’s United Way campaign at each of its subsidiaries, Statewide Emergency Products, Superior Collision, and Statewide Ford Lincoln, this year.  With Statewide’s strong commitment to help others through their giving, […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 8:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview High School basketball player Kylie Etzler is this week’s Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student Athlete of the Week. The 5-7 junior guard was nominated by Athletic Administrator Trent Kreischer, who noted she’s one of the top juniors in the class. “Kylie has been a great addition to our school and basketball team,” head […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 4:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports