The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Owen Treece tossed five touchdown passes and ran for another score and Van Wert opened the 2020 high school football season with a 55-20 Western Buckeye League win over Elida at Eggerss Stadium on Friday. In addition, running back Nate Jackson scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and caught two touchdown […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 11:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor SPENCERVILLE — Crestview held serve in the first half, but Spencerville’s powerful rushing attack proved to be too much in the third and fourth quarters as the Bearcats posted a season opening 35-14 win over the Knights on Friday. Spencerville has won four of the last five games against Crestview. The […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 11:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information Next week, the Van Wert County Fair kicks off its 164th year of bringing agricultural awareness to the area. Gate 4 is open for exhibitors at 7 a.m., while Gate 5 and all other parking is open at 8 each morning. Venedocia Lions Club sausage sandwiches, Van Wert County Farm Bureau, and the Farmer’s […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 9:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Members of the Van Wert Tennis Association were on hand to accept a donation from the Van Wert Athletic Booster Club.  Shown are (front row, from the left) Taycia Havill, Jamie Burenga, Allie Etter, Elizabeth Rutkowski, and Sophie Rutkowski; (back row) LeeAnn Pratt and Michelle Gunter of the Booster Club, Brad Etter, and Wayne Kilton. […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 9:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores of Week No. 1 high school football games from around the area. Western Buckeye League Van Wert 55 Elida 20Celina 14 Wapakoneta 10Kenton 25 Shawnee 14Ottawa-Glandorf 48 Defiance 13St. Marys Memorial 27 Bath 7 Northwest Conference Spencerville 35 Crestview 14Allen East 41 Ada 14Columbus Grove 41 Bluffton […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 9:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information DELPHOS — A man Delphos police believe broke into the Delphos Ace Hardware store earlier this month appeared for an initial hearing in Lima Municipal Court on a charge of theft of a firearm, a felony of the third degree, following his arrest on Wednesday.  Joseph J. Baughn, 38, of Delphos is […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 7:16 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Rebecca Sue Warren of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 25, 1949, in Van Wert, the daughter of Myron and Genevieve (Wherry) Webb, who both preceded her in death. On October 28, 1970, she married Scott Warren, who survives. Together they shared […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 7:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Note: Crestview and Spencerville will open the 2020 high school football season tonight and this week’s Friday Flashback goes back to the 2018 season, when the Knights and Bearcats treated fans to a thrilling shootout that was won by Crestview on the final play of the game. Below is the story as it appeared on […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Soccer Crestview 8 Van Wert 0 Katelyn Castle scored four goals and had two assists to lead Crestview past county rival Van Wert 8-0 at Van Wert High School on Thursday. Addison Williman added two goals and a pair of assists and Adessa Alvarez had a goal and an assist. Macy […]

POSTED: 08/28/20 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Discussion of COVID-19 and Ohio Department of Health mandates dominated Thursday night’s meeting of the Lincolnview Local Board of Education. A number of people were in attendance and one person questioned ODH’s mandate of 15 percent fan attendance at sporting events, noting fans and even some family members could be shut out. […]

POSTED: 08/27/20 at 11:32 pm. FILED UNDER: News