The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County General Health District reports there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID‐19 in Van Wert County, as of 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26.  County health officials note they will be the first to receive report of a confirmed case and will release the information as soon as it […]

POSTED: 03/26/20 at 1:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor COLUMBUS — Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass made it official Thursday afternoon. Snodgrass announced that 2019-2020 winter sports tournaments – boys’ regional basketball and state girls’ basketball, wrestling and ice hockey – are canceled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The tournaments were postponed indefinitely on March […]

POSTED: 03/26/20 at 1:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Teachers in the Van Wert City School District have a new three-year contract. Meeting remotely via Zoom video conferencing and streaming live on Facebook, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Van Wert City Board of Education voted 5-0 on Wednesday to approve the deal with the Van Wert Federation of Teachers. The […]

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 11:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday joined 32 other attorneys general in urging Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Walmart, and Craigslist to more rigorously fight price gouging by online sellers using their services. “The Internet shouldn’t be a safe haven for bad actors to hold necessities hostage,” Yost said. “These companies need […]

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 3:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Donald W. Morris, 93, of Van Wert, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. He was born September 12, 1926, in Washington Township, Van Wert County, the son of Earl L. and Velma M. (Collins) Morris, who both preceded him in death. On April 6, […]

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 3:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information A Van Wert woman was given a prison sentence as part of hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Christina Donate-McClure, 30, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on a charge of complicity, a felony of the third degree, and 12 months on one count of permitting drug […]

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 10:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Sue Barna, 84, of Rockford, died at 10:56 a.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, surrounded by her loving family.   She was born December 10, 1935, the daughter of Bert and Doris (Prichard) Harmon, who both preceded her in death. Sue was a graduate of the Willshire High School Class of […]

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 10:44 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Creativity can rarely exist without friction. The present situation facing America and beyond has caused a “friction” or a force resisting our relative motion. So how does a culture respond when it comes to a screeching halt?  Since the beginning of American culture, we have been wired to turn to creative solutions and culture has […]

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 9:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

There aren’t the usual exhibits, events, and art classes to share during these unprecedented challenges we all face. So I’m writing to all from me, from my new office, in my kitchen. It’s not a terrible place to be. My Labrador, Tate, is enjoying freedom from his crate. Plus, there are snacks close by.  Matt, […]

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 8:57 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

VW independent/submitted information Eric Hurless, local Edward Jones financial advisor, will host a roundtable discussion club at 7 p.m. every Thursday, starting March 26, through an online forum. At the upcoming roundtable discussion club, Hurless will discuss current market conditions. “The roundtable discussion club offers us an opportunity to learn from one another and receive market updates,” Hurless said. “I look forward to keeping individual investors informed about the current […]

POSTED: 03/25/20 at 8:46 am. FILED UNDER: Business