The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023

VW independent/submitted information Vantage Career Center will hold a free virtual open house event on Monday, February 22, from 5-7:30 p.m., to give interested sophomores and their parents an opportunity to experience the career tech labs, see demonstrations, and ask questions of instructors and current students.  The virtual open house will consist of five different […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 11:46 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor A 23-4 second half run by Van Wert proved to be big as the Cougars picked up their second consecutive win with a 67-58 victory over Kenton at the Cougar’s Den on Friday night. It was the first Western Buckeye League win of the year for Van Wert (3-9, 1-4 WBL). […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 11:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports DELPHOS — Lincolnview bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Columbus Grove with a convincing 71-48 over Delphos Jefferson on Friday night. The Lancers (11-3, 4-1 NWC) excelled on the boards by grabbing 38 rebounds, including 12 on the offensive end, compared to 26 total rebounds by the Wildcats. In addition, Lincolnview […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 11:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Van Wert County General Health District held a vaccine clinic at the County Council on Aging’s Fox Road Senior Center on Friday. COVID-19 inoculations were provided for county seniors age 75 and older. The County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provided traffic control for the event. Here, a senior is given an inoculation by […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 11:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio K-12 schools, including public, private, and career-tech entities, learned on Friday when their teachers and staff necessary for in-person learning are able to begin receiving vaccines. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made clear his goal of Ohio returning to in-person learning either full-time or in a hybrid model by March 1st. […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 11:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — State Representative Craig S. Riedel (R-Defiance) announced he was given the following committee assignments for the 134th General Assembly:  Speaker of the House Bob Cupp (R-Lima) made the committee appointments Friday for the 134th General Assembly of the Ohio House of Representatives. Ways and Means (vice chairman) Economic and Workforce Development […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 11:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores of area boys’ high school basketball games played on Friday, January 29. WBL Bath 50 Wapakoneta 35Defiance 74 Celina 43Shawnee 58 Ottawa-Glandorf 52St. Marys Memorial 72 Elida 38Van Wert 67 Kenton 58 NWC Columbus Grove 83 Bluffton 60Lincolnview 71 Delphos Jefferson 48Spencerville 78 Allen East 63Ada vs. […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 9:50 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Note: Van Wert will host Kenton in a Western Buckeye League matchup tonight, so this week’s Friday Flashback takes us back to January of 2015, when the Cougars pulled out a narrow win over the visiting Wildcats. Below is the story that appeared on the VW independent Sports page. DAVE MOSIER/independent sports It wasn’t a […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 4:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview 55 Lima Central Catholic 50 CONVOY — Crestview celebrated Senior Night with a 55-50 home win over Lima Central Catholic on Thursday. Seven seniors were honored before the game – Bailey Gregory, Kylie Etzler, Olivia Cunningham, Raegan Hammons, Breena Grace, Adalynn Longstreth and Mandy Macki. Cunningham and Cali Gregory each scored four points in […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 4:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview senior Adalynn Longstreth, signs on to run cross country at the University of St. Francis. While attending USF, the four-year letter winner will pursue a degree in pre-veterinary and will then transfer for her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Joining Adalynn are parents Matthew and Amy, high school coaches Randy Grandstaff and Jeff Bagley, and […]

POSTED: 01/29/21 at 4:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports