The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The first of two major projects needed to fully enhance the development capabilities of the Van Wert County Regional Airport broke ground on Saturday morning. A number of airport and development stakeholders, including philanthropist Scott Niswonger and his wife, Nikki, both Van Wert natives, as well as local and state officials, were […]

POSTED: 08/31/20 at 6:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

Members of the Van Wert Tennis Association were on hand to accept a donation from Seth Baker of The Van Wert County Foundation. Shown are (front row, from the left) Taycia Havill, Grace Lott, and Natalie Benner; (back row) Kim Purmort, John White, Seth Baker, Wayne Kilton, and Rosie Cox. photo provided

POSTED: 08/31/20 at 6:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized annually in September to encourage family and community disaster planning not only for a month, but throughout the year. As the state and nation continue to respond to COVID-19, National Preparedness Month is an ideal time for Ohioans to ensure they are prepared for any disaster, […]

POSTED: 08/31/20 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports Cross country teams from Van Wert, Crestview and Lincolnview were in action on Saturday, as the Knights crossed the state line to compete, while Van Wert and Lincolnview traveled to Delphos, with the Lancers bringing back a team title. Lancers, Cougars at Blue Jay Invitational DELPHOS — Lincolnview won the Gold […]

POSTED: 08/31/20 at 4:04 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview’s Clayton Leeth shows off some fancy footwork during Saturday’s home soccer match against Lima Central Catholic. Leeth went on to score a goal, Justin Braun had a pair of goals and Ariel Pruden scored on a penalty kick to give the Lancers a 4-0 victory, the first of the season for the Lancers. Lincolnview […]

POSTED: 08/31/20 at 4:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Volleyball Lincolnview 3 Antwerp 0 ANTWERP — Lincolnview had no trouble with Antwerp on Saturday, winning in decisive 25-13, 25-14, 25-4. Kendall Bollenbacher finished with 15 kills, 11 digs and three aces, while Brianna Ebel had a match-high 29 assists. Madison Williams had 10 digs, followed by Zadria King (9) and […]

POSTED: 08/31/20 at 4:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Monday Mailbag features questions about the 2020 Western Buckeye League football format, Friday night upsets and Big 10 football. Q: Question to WBL officials and athletic directors – why didn’t the league do what the NWC did in football, arrange for a league playoff so a WBL football champion […]

POSTED: 08/31/20 at 4:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports This Friday night’s high school football broadcast schedules are set for local radio stations 99.7FM WKSD and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM. WKSD’s broadcast will originate from Paulding as the Panthers (1-0) host the Crestview Knights (0-1). Pregame coverage will begin at 6:20 p.m., which kickoff at 7 p.m. WERT will broadcast live from […]

POSTED: 08/31/20 at 4:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thomas J. Metzger passed peacefully at home on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at age 81. Tom was born October 31, 1938, in New Haven, Indiana, the son of John and Heather (Owen) Metzger.  He married the former Jean Bolenbaugh on July 30, 1960. Together, they raised three sons, Michael, Guy, and Ty. He proudly served in […]

POSTED: 08/29/20 at 2:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

The Van Wert “Cougar Pride” Marching Band took the field for the first time in 2020 on Friday. The band, under the direction of Bob Sloan performed during pregame and entertained fans at halftime during the Cougars’ game against Elida at Eggerss Stadium. photo courtesy of Jerry Mason

POSTED: 08/29/20 at 12:13 am. FILED UNDER: News