The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 20, 2022

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates Thursday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  K-12 staff vaccinationsEvery public school district in the state — except for one — has agreed to resume in-person schooling by March 1 which was a requirement for staff […]

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 10:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert City Planning Commission will be meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 18, in City Council Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building to discuss a preliminary plat for the Washington Place subdivision. 

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 10:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information As of Thursday, the Van Wert County General Health District reported an additional death of a resident of Van Wert County who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths for county residents to 48.  The Van Wert County General Health District staff expressed its deepest sympathies for the family […]

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 6:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Department of Job and Family Services has received a number of phone calls from local residents noting they were sent 1099-G tax forms in the mail for unemployment benefits in 2020 they did not actually receive. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) will issue 1.7 […]

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 8:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lincolnview High School has named its 2021 homecoming court. The ceremony will take place between the junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball games this Saturday, January 30, and will be live streamed. Members of the court are (front row, from the left) freshman attendant Taylor Post; junior attendant Alyssa Elick; senior attendants Samantha Sellers, Dylann Carey, […]

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed a health order pushing back the statewide curfew one hour, changing the start time of the curfew to 11 p.m.  The new hours begin January 28 at 12:01 p.m. and last through February 11 at 12:01 p.m.  […]

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information DEFIANCE — The Van Wert High School boys and girls swimming teams traveled to the Defiance YMCA to compete in a dual meet against the Bulldogs on Tuesday. The Cougar boys were victorious 74-23, while the girls fell 58-40. Van Wert boys and girls earned first place finishes in every event except three. […]

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 4:57 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Sectional tournament draws for girls’ basketball will be held this Sunday, January 31. Sectional games are scheduled to be played February 16-20, and district games are slated for February 23-27. All sectional tournament games will be played on the court of the higher seed, while district games will be played at […]

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 4:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CELINA — New Bremen bowlers swept Lincolnview at Plaza Lanes in Celina on Tuesday. On the boys’ side, the Cardinals posted a 1719-1383 victory over the Lancers. Warren Mason recorded Lincolnview’s top score of the day with a 164-204-368 series. Alex Wyatt rolled a 142-149-291 series, followed by Justin Braun (150-118-268), […]

POSTED: 01/28/21 at 4:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Donald Eugene Keysor of Union City, California, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021, at the age of 97. Don was born in Van Wert on August 22, 1923, the son of James Artie and Gladys (Hebb) Keysor, who both preceded him in death. He grew up on the Keysor family farm and attended Bowling […]

POSTED: 01/27/21 at 10:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries