The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Staff and submitted information COLUMBUS — On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz dedicated a new memorial tree grove in honor of the victims and survivors of COVID-19, as well as all Ohioans who made personal sacrifices to protect others amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Grove at Great Seal State […]

POSTED: 04/30/21 at 11:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Staff and submitted information U.S. News & World Report magazine ranked Van Wert High School 107th in the state of Ohio and 3,075th in the nation for “Best High Schools”. Nearly 24,000 schools were considered nationwide, with 683 Ohio schools making the rankings. “We are honored and excited about being ranked 107th in the state of […]

POSTED: 04/30/21 at 11:44 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview’s Tyler Hart (above) fires a pitch during Friday’s non-conference baseball game against New Haven (IN) on Friday and later in the game, Nathan Lichtle (below) prepares to swing at the ball. The Knights pulled out a 4-3 win over the Bulldogs and improved to 9-5 on the season. Hart pitched 4 2/3 innings and […]

POSTED: 04/30/21 at 9:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Baseball Lincolnview 5 Montpelier 0 Collin Overholt and Landon Price combined for a no-hitter and 13 strikeouts and No. 4 Lincolnview enjoyed a 5-0 win over No. 16 Montpelier on Friday. Overholt pitched the first five innings and struck out eight while walking three, and Price came in for the final […]

POSTED: 04/30/21 at 9:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert’s Micah Rager returns a shot during Friday’s WBL match against Kenton. Rager went on to post a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Rylee Messenger at second singles and the Cougars won the match 4-1. Jace Fast won 6-3, 6-2 at first singles and Bryce Miller earned a hard fought 7-5, 7-5 victory at third […]

POSTED: 04/30/21 at 9:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Dortha Ilene Prior, 99, of Van Wert, passed away at 3:04 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2021, at Van Wert Manor. She was born September 26, 1921, in York Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of Thomas Russell and Etta L. (Miller) Dibert, who both preceded her in death. On March 2, 1946, she married Darrel […]

POSTED: 04/30/21 at 3:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Note: This week’s Friday Flashback takes us back just four years to April of 2017, when the Van Wert Cougars picked up two wins during a doubleheader against the Bryan Golden Bears. Below is the story as it appeared on the VW independent Sports page. SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The Van Wert Cougars continued their […]

POSTED: 04/30/21 at 3:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Staff and submitted information Van Wert Live has the entertainment fix. Country headliner Chris Lane and Country artist Cam will take the stage in front of the grandstand during the 2021 Van Wert County Fair on Saturday, September 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Jim and Mary Pope, this concert marks the return of […]

POSTED: 04/29/21 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Staff and submitted information As of Thursday, the Van Wert County General Health District reports an increase of 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, April 22, for a total of 2,360 confirmed cases. There is one known hospitalization at this time.  To date, the health department has given 10,025 COVID-19 vaccinations, and the following clinic dates […]

POSTED: 04/29/21 at 6:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Crestview sophomore Carson Hunter threw a complete game no-hitter against Van Wert and the Knights knocked off the state ranked Cougars (No. 14, Division II) 2-0 on Wednesday. Hunter tossed 87 pitches and struck out three, walked four and induced eight ground ball outs. “Carson displayed remarkable demeanor on […]

POSTED: 04/29/21 at 3:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports