The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, May. 16, 2022

Edward D Jones Investments recently pledged $25,000 towards new construction of a shelter/adoption center for the Van Wert County Humane Society. The company’s pledge provides sponsorship of the “giving wall” in the new building, where local businesses, clubs, and individuals will be recognized for their generosity and community spirit. “The people of Van Wert have […]

POSTED: 07/29/20 at 1:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor COLUMBUS — High school football scrimmages and scrimmages for other contact sports, including soccer and cross country, have been suspended by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. A memo from the OHSAA to athletic administrators also said while scrimmages are suspended until further notice, practices will begin as scheduled this Saturday, […]

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 8:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday provided the following updates related to Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Child care ratiosGovernor DeWine announced that child care providers in Ohio may return to their normal, statutory ratios and class sizes beginning August 9.  Child care providers have a choice to increase the […]

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 4:19 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police July 26, 12:58 a.m. — Kylie J. McConahy, 32, of 709 Forest Ave., was charged with domestic violence as a result of an incident that occurred at her residence. July 23, 10:22 a.m. — Approximately $1,500 worth of tools were stolen from Rex’s Auto Repair, 521 Wesley Drive, during a break-in at […]

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 7:20 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council took another step Monday towards a consent agreement with Haven of Hope that would allow the homeless shelter/drop in center to operate at its current location at 233 N. Market St. City Council voted to prepare a resolution allowing Law Director John Hatcher to sign the proposed consent […]

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information World Day Against Human Trafficking is this Thursday, July 30, and the YWCA of Van Wert County Victim Services Department is offering a virtual learning event from July 27-31 to bring awareness to human trafficking. This event is being held in lieu of the Human Trafficking 101 training that typically takes place […]

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor With its biggest fundraiser, the Designer Purse Bingo event, canceled last month because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Van Wert County Council on Aging has gone online with fundraising efforts in order to provide money needed to provide transportation and other outreach services to county seniors. The Council on Aging is creating […]

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 6:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

The YMCA Camp Clay staff is grateful to those who have donated to the Aqua Park and splash pad. Shown are (top row, from the left) Alexander & Bebout (July 27) and Van Wert Federal Savings Bank (July 28); (bottom row) Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory (July 29) and Van Wert Family Dentistry (July 30). YMCA […]

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 6:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Poinsettia Committee for TWIG II has announced it has turned over the sales of poinsettias at Christmas to the Peony Festival Committee as a fundraiser.  Those on the TWIG II Committee want all their customers to know they have greatly appreciated the support given in the past in helping to raise […]

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 6:30 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles, News

VW independent/submitted information WILLSHIRE — The Willshire Sportsman’s Club will not be holding Trade Days this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The club is planning on holding it next year, so those wanting to know more about upcoming events can keep up with the Sportsman’s Club on its Facebook page.

POSTED: 07/28/20 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: News