The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

The Van Wert County Health District has provided an update on COVID-19 cases in the county. The total is now 25, with the 23rd and 24th cases being patients between 70 and 79 years old, and the 25th case between 20 and 24 years old

POSTED: 06/30/20 at 5:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Approximately 87 percent of Lincolnview parents who responded to a districtwide survey said they wouldn’t require their children to wear a face mask to school if it was optional. Lincolnview Elementary Principal Nita Meyer and Junior High/High School Principal Brad Mendenhall shared the results of the survey, which led to an hour-long […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 10:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The next phase of the Van Wert Forward initiative is the master planning process, and the Van Wert County Foundation has contracted with OHM Advisors from Columbus to guide the downtown Van Wert redevelopment master plan — which recently began with a steering committee meeting laying the groundwork for this months-long process. […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 10:11 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Local amateur photographer Rex Dolby has some tips that may result in some impressive Fourth of July photos. If possible, scout possible shooting sites for features that might be used in the foreground to make the picture more interesting. If those taking fireworks photos can determine the likely wind direction, they should locate […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 10:05 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Four Lincolnview pitchers combined to hold rival Crestview to four hits and the Lancers held off the Knights 6-5 in a summer season thriller on Monday night. Gavin Carter pitched the first two innings and held Crestview to one hit and one walk while striking out three. Keegan Farris came in […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 9:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports DELPHOS – A walk-off run in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as Delphos St. John’s defeated Van Wert in a wild one, 11-10, in summer season baseball action at Stadium Park on Monday night. The winning run came on an error that allowed Zane Wertenberger to score from […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 9:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around Major League Baseball, July 4, college and pro football preseason predictions, and bizarre national championship claims. Spring training eve Tomorrow is when Major League Baseball players will return to their respective camps to begin the process of restarting spring training. Here’s hoping the 60-game season […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 9:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Donald E. Jewell, 64, died Friday afternoon, June 26, 2020, at his home east of Van Wert. He was born February 16, 1956, in Decatur, Indiana, the son of Ernest Delbert and Carol Joann (Wolfcale) Jewell, who both preceded him in death. Don was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde A. Jewell and […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 6:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine provided the following updates Monday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. HospitalizationsLast week was the first week of increasing COVID-19 hospital utilization in Ohio after over two months of decreasing utilization since late April. From June 21 to June 27, Ohio had approximately 500 to 550 […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 6:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 1:06 pm. FILED UNDER: News