The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

Dennis Eugene Tripplet, 69, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020, at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. He was born July 26, 1950, in Van Wert, the son of Ralph and Vivian Tripplet, who both preceded him in death. Dennis attended Lincolnview High School.  He grew up around Wetzel, Grover Hill, and […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 1:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor With the announcement that Major League Baseball is returning next month, this week’s Monday Mailbag features questions about the shortened season, rules and strategy. Q: With the National League adopting the DH, at least for this season, could you briefly summarize — statistically, strategically, and otherwise — how the two leagues […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The newly reconditioned courts at the Van Wert County Foundation Tennis Complex at Van Wert High School will have players and fans alike seeing red. That’s because all six courts at the complex are now Cougar scarlet red, a unique look for any tennis facility. In addition, the surface surrounding the […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 12:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Things were a bit different this year, but the Van Wert Amateur Radio Club (VWARC) still held its annual Field Day this past weekend. Amateur radio operators from the area took part in the annual event that allows “ham” operators to practice skills especially needed during emergency situations, such as tornados and […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 12:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Live announces the return of the Van Wert County Fair concert at the grandstand, presented by Jim and Mary Pope and supporting sponsor Van Wert Health. Electrifying the stage are Country hit-makers John Michael Montgomery and David Nail on Saturday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m.  Headliner John Michael Montgomery has […]

POSTED: 06/29/20 at 12:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Crestview Knights were all smiles after rallying to defeat visiting Delphos St. John’s in summer season baseball action on Friday night. The Knights trailed the Blue Jays 3-2 before exploding for four runs in the bottom of the fifth and five more in the bottom of the sixth. Crestview (2-3) is scheduled to play […]

POSTED: 06/27/20 at 6:33 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Health announced plans on Friday to open its Center for Urology on June 29. This new service line will expand the organization’s scope of practice to include caring for both common and complex urologic health issues.  The Van Wert Health Center for Urology will be dedicated to delivering comprehensive, state-of-the-art […]

POSTED: 06/26/20 at 9:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County Foundation Executive Secretary Seth Baker announced the acquisition of the Norman L. Marxen & Mary E. Marxen trust funds. For several years, the funds of the two former Van Wert residents were managed by an out-of-state institution.  Dr. Thomas Marxen of Sammamish, Washington, son of the late Dr. Norman Marxen, […]

POSTED: 06/26/20 at 9:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert County Council on Aging is grateful to Vantage Career Center for its donation of an Ohio State University-themed fire ring. The fire ring was made by Industrial Mechanics students Rheese Backhaus of Continental and Drew Forrer of Wayne Trace, with guidance from instructor Kevin Van Oss. This fabulous donation will be used as […]

POSTED: 06/26/20 at 9:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce and First Bank of Berne have partnered to create a shop local campaign to help re-start Van Wert area small businesses.  First Bank of Berne will provide businesses who want to participate a “Support Local” t-shirt, created by Sister’s Embroidery, to display and sell at […]

POSTED: 06/26/20 at 9:32 pm. FILED UNDER: News