The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 20, 2022

To the Editor: Although I am unable to comment directly on any pending case, recently I have noticed some confusion in the community about how the criminal justice system works and would like to take the opportunity to explain some of the process.  The Ohio Legislature writes the criminal laws. The legislature determines what constitutes […]

POSTED: 06/26/20 at 8:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

Note: This week’s Friday Flashback takes us back to December 22, 2014, when the Lincolnview Lancers began a three-game winning streak with a convincing Monday night home victory over the Kalida Wildcats. Below is the story as it appeared on the VW independent Sports page the following day. Van Wert independent sports The Lincolnview Lancer […]

POSTED: 06/26/20 at 3:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Lincolnview won a tightly contested pitchers duel at home against Wayne Trace on Thursday, while Van Wert fell behind early and was unable to catch up in a summer season baseball loss to Shawnee. Lincolnview 3 Wayne Trace 1 Gavin Carter tossed a complete game four-hitter and Clayton Leeth hit an […]

POSTED: 06/26/20 at 3:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer The Vantage Career Center Board of Education used some of Thursday night’s Zoom meeting to officially wrap up fiscal year 2020, as well as approve temporary funds for fiscal year 2021. After a report by Treasurer Laura Peters, the board approved final revenues and appropriations for the current fiscal year and gave […]

POSTED: 06/25/20 at 9:52 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Agricultural Society Board of Directors, after carefully considering Covid-19 guidelines put out by the State of Ohio for county fairs and in consultation with the Van Wert County Health District, has decided to move forward with the 164th Van Wert County Fair.  First and foremost, it is the […]

POSTED: 06/25/20 at 9:46 pm. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 06/25/20 at 9:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Although state law currently doesn’t consider cruelty to animals as a violent crime, a group of passionate animal lovers paraded in front of the Van Wert County Courthouse on Thursday to express their opinions on the matter, and to seek justice for the canine victim of a beating that occurred last month.  […]

POSTED: 06/25/20 at 9:29 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine provided the following updates Thursday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increase in positive cases in Hamilton County areaGovernor DeWine invited President and CEO of UC Health Richard P. Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP to give an update on the status of COVID-19 in Hamilton County and […]

POSTED: 06/25/20 at 9:25 pm. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 06/25/20 at 4:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information United Way of Van Wert County Executive Director Vicki Smith announced Kim Bruns as the campaign chair for 2020-21. “Kim is going to be a great leader in this year’s campaign. She has always reminded me that we are doing what we do to help individuals,” Smith said. “She will be such […]

POSTED: 06/25/20 at 3:04 pm. FILED UNDER: News