The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 20, 2022

VW independent/submitted information First Federal of Van Wert has announced a building expansion that will commence this spring. The construction will add several new offices and a larger meeting room to First Federal’s facility on Fox Road, while also renovating the existing building. The renovation will include modernizing the bank’s lobby, existing offices, and teller […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 8:02 pm. FILED UNDER: News

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.  Spring eventsGovernor DeWine announced on Thursday a loosening of restrictions for sporting and entertainment venues when safety protocols are followed. “The vaccines have given us great hope, but until we […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 7:59 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information As of Thursday, the Van Wert County General Health District reports an increase of 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, February 18, for a total of 2,229 confirmed cases. The Health District reports no known hospitalizations this week and a decrease in cases. To date, the health department has given 4,514 COVID-19 […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 7:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Beginning Monday, March 1, the annual YWCA Geranium Sale will be in full swing for spring. All plants are hardy root geraniums sold in 4½-inch pots, with 15 plants per flat. Hanging baskets are also available. Colors available for plants are red, white, lavender, fuchsia, pink, light salmon, and tangerine. Baskets are […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 7:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Main Street Van Wert’s first Friday event this month is on March 5, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The program offers a little something special on the first Friday of every month, from jazz played by Weston Thompson to Mardi Gras theme food and drink specials, to specials at local boutiques. […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 7:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Board of Elections will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, for the purpose of a re-organizational meeting.  

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 7:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News

John E. Richardson, 87, of Van Wert, passed away at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing at Shane Hill in Rockford. He was born February 12, 1934, in Flint, Michigan, the son of Bernard and Helen Any (Kearns) Richardson, who both preceded him in death. On May 29, 1954, he […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 3:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor It’s boys sectional and girls district basketball week, a projected close district semifinal game and the OHSAA boys and girls basketball state tournaments have a home. Those things are addressed in a bonus edition of Random Thoughts.  Interesting question I haven’t heard this question until recently, but it was posed to […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer There’s been a big drop in COVID-19 numbers in the Van Wert City Schools. That was the word from Superintendent Mark Bagley during Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting. At one point, as many as 10 staff and students per week were out because of the virus, but that number is down […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 12:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor CONVOY — The Crestview Local Board of Education heard a presentation Wednesday on the Early Childhood Center’s health education program and also accepted several resignations, including two for the purpose of retirement, during a brief February meeting delayed from its original date by inclement weather. ECC Principal Casey Dowler and ECC Health […]

POSTED: 02/25/21 at 12:40 am. FILED UNDER: News