The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

VW independent/submitted information Area residents who would like to be a part of the Niswonger Performing Arts family can volunteer to join TeamLive!  As a member of the team, those volunteering have a chance to serve in three separate areas of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center: front of house, box office, and backstage. Those applying […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 3:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — Crestview High School will be recognizing its graduating class of 2020 with a virtual graduation ceremony, to be aired at 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 30. The event will stream on YouTube and WOSN (channel 44.2) at that time.  A link to the YouTube version will be posted on the […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates Thursday n Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Pharmacy testingGovernor DeWine announced Thursday that the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has clarified rules that allow pharmacists to order and administer tests for COVID-19.  “As frontline health care […]

POSTED: 05/28/20 at 3:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor For many football fans, it was an announcement that seemed to come out of nowhere. The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to expand the football playoffs from eight to 12 teams per region beginning in 2021. Approval was based on a proposal from the […]

POSTED: 05/28/20 at 3:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer The 2020-2021 school year may have a different look compared to previous school years, but no one is exactly sure what to expect. During Wednesday’s Van Wert City Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Vicki Brunn said she’s had Zoom meetings with other superintendents, Ohio school board members, and attorneys about possibilities involving […]

POSTED: 05/27/20 at 10:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council approved two pieces of financial assistance legislation needed to accept state aid related to COVID-19, adopted a measure needed to sell no longer used vehicles through Internet auction, and heard some less-than-positive economic information during its meeting on Wednesday evening. Council, meeting two days later than normal because […]

POSTED: 05/27/20 at 10:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Optimist Club of Van Wert is grateful to community members and the Convoy Lions Club for their help with the Avenue of Flags project over the Memorial Day weekend. More than 300 American flags were displayed over the weekend, which club members would not have been possible without the help of […]

POSTED: 05/27/20 at 9:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The 2020 edition of Old Fashioned Farmers Days has been added to the list of events canceled this year. This year’s event was to be held July 2-4.  Next year’s event is now scheduled for July 1-3, 2021, and will feature John Deere equipment. 

POSTED: 05/27/20 at 9:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Dennis Kimmet, 72, of Delphos, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2020, at Majestic Care of New Haven, Indiana. He was born May 4, 1948, the son of Joseph and Betty (Bardo) Kimmet. His father preceded him in death, while his mother survives in Delphos. On May 9, 1975, he married Dianne LaRue, and she survives […]

POSTED: 05/27/20 at 2:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Five people appeared this past week for criminal hearings in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court.  Two of those hearings involved changes of pleas. Tate Arnold, 38, of Van Wert, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty to four counts of aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of aggravated trafficking […]

POSTED: 05/27/20 at 1:45 pm. FILED UNDER: News