The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students are raising awareness for the growing concern of bus safety after receiving a $1,000 grant from Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS).  At the beginning of the school year, bus safety was pushed to the forefront of local […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 2:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has certified a summary of a petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would make changes to legislative term limits. On February 19, the attorney general’s office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled the “Lifetime General Assembly Term Limits Amendment” […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 2:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Those who attended a Van Wert High School alumni get-together in Longwood, Florida, earlier this month included (front row, from the left) Beth Ann Bryant (Class of 1958), Mary Jane Overmyer (Class of 1958), ’65 Nancy Darras (Class of 1965), Cheryl Underwood Hall (Class of 1964), Betty Bee Bell (Class of 1964), Betty Jean Ingman […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 11:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

Van Wert High School junior Lorrie Decker is the final Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student Athlete of the Week for the 2019-2020 winter sports season. Decker, who also won the award during her freshman year, will compete in her third straight OHSAA State Bowling Tournament on Saturday. The Student Athlete of the Week […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 11:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor DEFIANCE — No. 2 seed Ottoville was efficient with the basketball and put the clamps on No. 3 seed Crestview in a 48-33 Division III district semifinal win over the Lady Knights at Defiance High School on Thursday. The loss ended Crestview’s season at 15-10, while Ottoville improved to 15-8 and […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 11:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are this weekend’s boys sectional championship and girls district championship basketball broadcast schedules for 99.7 WKSD and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM. All games will air live. WKSD Friday, February 28 Division IV boys – Antwerp vs. Stryker, 5:25 p.m. pregame, 6:15 p.m. tipoffDivision IV boys – Lincolnview vs. Kalida 8 p.m. tipoff […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 11:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information OTTOVILLE — Justin Laudick, APRN-FNP, and the team at Van Wert Health announce that Christopher Halasy, M.D., has joined their practice as a full-time physician and is welcoming new patients at the Van Wert Health-Primary Care Ottoville clinic, 290 E. Third St. in Ottoville. “I am elated to welcome Dr. Halasy to […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 11:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Business

To the Editor: On Monday night, February 24, 2020, on a cold and rainy night, NIMBY was welcomed as an official citizen of the City of Van Wert, Ohio.  No, there wasn’t a parade or a party, NIMBY was welcomed by a vote of 4-3 of the Van Wert City Council. NIMBY, whose full name […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 10:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

Van Wert Live events brings Country back to the Niswonger stage this Saturday night. Trailblazers of the modern country sound, Little Texas, will return with a string of hits that will keep you singing along. Here’s a look at where they started, where they’ve been and why they are looking forward to entertaining a full […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 8:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

The American Watercolor Society traveling exhibit will be on the next leg of its journey and travel to Maryland. Check it out before it disappears. Check out astonishing works created by artists from the world including, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Spain. Most of the paintings are for sale and can make an excellent investment. On […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?