The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Courthouse, Annex (including Job and Family Services), and General Health District (Health Department) will be reopening to regular business hours effective Monday, May 4. Details for individual departments are outlined below. Note that in accordance with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Order, when entering County buildings, maintain social distancing […]

POSTED: 04/29/20 at 1:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be featured in the June publication of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) newsletter that will be seen by more than 150,000 subscribers across the nation.  Van Wert CERT Chairman Mark Klausing received a phone call from Barbara Ruben, who is in charge […]

POSTED: 04/29/20 at 1:35 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The boys residing at Marsh Hall on The Marsh Foundation campus are more than aware of the current global pandemic and its effects on the community around them. As a thank you, they decided to color hearts and send them, along with a thank you note, to Van Wert Health.  The note […]

POSTED: 04/29/20 at 1:30 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information INDIANAPOLIS (IN) —Due to the cancellation of spring sports at high schools across the country, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will not be publishing new rules (both print and digital) for 2021 in the sports of baseball, softball, track and field, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse. Because very few […]

POSTED: 04/29/20 at 3:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Van Wert’s volleyball team will remain in Division II, while Crestview and Lincolnview will again compete in Division IV this fall, according to divisional assignments recently released by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. In addition, Van Wert’s boys and girls soccer teams will once again compete in Division II. Crestview’s […]

POSTED: 04/29/20 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It took a month and a half longer than expected, but Ohio’s 2020 primary election is finally, but not completely, over. Although some provisional ballots remain to be counted, along with possibly some last-minute mailed ballots that met the April 27 deadline but haven’t been received yet at the Van Wert County Board […]

POSTED: 04/28/20 at 9:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 04/28/20 at 8:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, on Tuesday provided updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Customer face coverings in retail establishmentsGovernor DeWine announced Tuesday that the state of Ohio will not require that customers entering retail establishments wear face coverings. […]

POSTED: 04/28/20 at 5:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Natalie J. (Morgan) Wilkin, 93, of Van Wert, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Vancrest Heath Care Center in Van Wert. She was born November 1, 1926, in Gomer, the daughter of Thomas Morgan and Elizabeth (Huffer) Morgan, who both preceded her in death. On August 4, 1946, she married Dr. […]

POSTED: 04/28/20 at 2:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information Everyone who has ordered shirts to help support the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce’s community food programs for local kids may pick them up this Friday, May 1, between the hours of 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Chamber office, 118 N Washington St. in Van Wert.  All shirts that have been ordered […]

POSTED: 04/28/20 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News