The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

Eggerrs Stadium will have play clocks in time for the 2021 football season, thanks to a generous donation of $4,000 from Mel and Arlene Hurless. Mel and Arlene, pictured with head football coach Kevin Recker, are longtime Cougar football fans who attend as many games as possible and Arlene is a retired Van Wert High […]

POSTED: 03/31/21 at 3:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Van Wert opened its 2021 softball season with a big victory over Delphos Jefferson, while Crestview piled up 17 hits in a 10-run win against Kalida. Van Wert 18 Delphos Jefferson 0 (five innings) Van Wert opened the season with a resounding 18-0 win over Delphos Jefferson at Jubilee Park on […]

POSTED: 03/31/21 at 3:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor First Federal of Van Wert officially broke ground on its expansion project at its Fox Road facility on Tuesday morning. “First Federal has a long history in Van Wert County,” said President Brian Renner, noting that the financial institution was first established in 1892 and had a downtown presence for decades before […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 11:53 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Health Physician Group welcomes Paul A. Kalogerou, MD, and Deborah Howell, APRN, CNP, two primary care providers, to its staff at the Fox Road Rural Health Clinic. Both Kalogerou and Howell practice in Van Wert, most recently through Parkview Physicians group. Dr. Kalogerou, who is board certified by the American […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 11:45 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Area Retired Teachers Association will meet for a spring luncheon and reorganizational meeting at noon Friday, April 9, at Willow Bend Country Club.   Members are encouraged to attend, but only if they feel comfortable in following mandated Covid-19 protocols and are in current good health.   The luncheon meal costs […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 11:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert City Council will be holding a public hearing at 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 26, prior to its regular scheduled meeting, in Council Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 515 E. Main St. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a petition to rezone properties at 1302 […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 11:35 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports COLUMBUS — The Division I and II girls basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Tuesday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Division III and IV All-Ohio teams were announced Monday. The Ohio Ms. Basketball Award will be announced Wednesday. The boys basketball All-Ohio teams will be announced starting Monday, April 5. […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 6:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Patricia J. Crowe, 86, of Van Wert, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021, at The Gardens of Paulding. She was born September 20, 1934, in Rockford, the daughter of Roger Simon and Edythe Gwendolyn (Agler) Butler, who both preceded her in death. On December 23, 1953, she married Donald G. Crowe, who […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 1:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports A 10-run third inning boosted Van Wert to a five inning, 16-2 non-conference baseball win over Spencerville at Smiley Park on Monday. The Cougars are 3-0 with a combined score of 38-5. Leading 4-2 entering the bottom of the third, successive walks put Ethan Rupert and Josh Halker on base, then […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 3:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Crestview boys’ basketball program concluded its season with head coach Doug Etzler and his coaching staff recognizing various accomplishments throughout the season. Scholar Athletes include (above, front row, left to right): Mitch Temple, JJ Ward, Dmitry Lichtensteiger (OHBCA Gold Certificate), and Nathan Lichtle. Back row: Brody Brecht (OHBCA Gold Certificate), Carson Kreischer (OHBCA Gold […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports