The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Updated county risk levelsGovernor DeWine released this week’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System map. New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health indicates that six counties currently have a […]

POSTED: 08/27/20 at 11:21 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert City Board of Education seeks applicants to fill the unexpired term of board member Tom Losh, who resigned his position on Wednesday. The board will begin interviewing candidates soon and must name a replacement within 30 days of the resignation. The newly-appointed member will service until December 31, 2021. If […]

POSTED: 08/27/20 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert County General Health District reports a total of 78 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of 3 p.m. Thursday. This is an increase of seven cases since Thursday, August 20. OF the new cases, two are in the 20-29 age range, two in the 30-39 age range two in the 40-49 age range, […]

POSTED: 08/27/20 at 11:07 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Members of the Van Wert Tennis Association were on hand to accept a donation from the Rotary Club of Van Wert. Shown are (front row, from the left) Taycia Havill, Jamie Burenga, Allie Etter, Elizabeth Rutkowski, and Sophie Rutkowski; (back row) Dave Krendl and Terra Bonifas of Rotary, Brad Etter, and Wayne Kilton. photo provided

POSTED: 08/27/20 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Service Club Pancake Day, which will be held this year on Saturday, September 12.  This year the meal will be drive-thru only, with serving hours from 7 a.m.-noon. Tickets are sold through Van Wert Service Club members and are $7 apiece for those over age 10 who are accompanied […]

POSTED: 08/27/20 at 11:01 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Pigskin Pick’Em is back for the most unique Ohio high school football season in memory. All teams will start the year with league or conference games before entering the playoffs in Week No. 7. Teams who opt out of the playoffs or lose in the postseason may return to regular season […]

POSTED: 08/27/20 at 4:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer The Van Wert City Board of Education is in need of a new member after the resignation of Tom Losh. The board accepted Losh’s resignation, effective immediately, during Wednesday night’s meeting. Losh, who wasn’t at the meeting and couldn’t be reached for comment, was appointed to the board in February 2018. Board […]

POSTED: 08/26/20 at 11:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Rotary Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this fall. Although our festivities will be postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the club’s requests for community donations continue. The Rotary Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Van Wert Rotary Club supporting local organizations and projects. In […]

POSTED: 08/26/20 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Members of the Van Wert Tennis Association were on hand to accept a donation from Mark Schumm, president of Van Wert Federal Savings Bank. Shown are (front row, from the left) Whitney Fast, Gracie Price, and Jadyn Bullinger; (back row) Kim Purmort, John White, Mark Schumm, Wayne Kilton, and Rosie Cox. photo provided

POSTED: 08/26/20 at 10:58 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Two people were given prison sentences during hearings held this past week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Jonathan Slusher, 36, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 17 months in prison, with credit for 142 days already served, on one count of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. Cody […]

POSTED: 08/26/20 at 11:31 am. FILED UNDER: News