The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Independent staff and submitted information Van Wert Health announces that Colin Linke, D.O., has joined its practice. Dr. Linke joins Dr. Nik Kiehl, Dr. Scott Shie, and Brandi Alwine, PA-C, at the Van Wert Health Center for Urology, 140 Fox Road, Suite 105, (formerly known as the Medical Arts Building). Dr. Linke has been expertly […]

POSTED: 07/30/21 at 2:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information Class schedule pick-up times for Van Wert High School students are as follows (students should enter through student entrance): Tuesday, August 10 — Seniors from 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. in Student Services Office  Wednesday, August 11 — Juniors from 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. in Student Services Office  Thursday, […]

POSTED: 07/30/21 at 2:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Thomas Donald Stachler, 50, of Ohio City, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Van Wert Health. He was born to Dennis Stachler, who survives in New Bremen, and Phyllis (Huber) Stachler, who preceded him in death. On June 15, 1996, he married Diana Renner, who survives in Ohio City. They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. […]

POSTED: 07/29/21 at 8:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Independent staff and submitted information As of Thursday, the Van Wert County General Health District reports 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, July 22, for a total of 2,471 confirmed cases. Currently, there are no known hospitalizations of county residents due to COVID-19.   To date, the health department has given 11,211 COVID-19 vaccinations. The following COVID-19 […]

POSTED: 07/29/21 at 3:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports/submitted information COLUMBUS — Throughout the 2020-21 school year, the coaches associations of the sports sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association selected one of their own for an OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award. Individuals selected reflect the values of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity through their professional responsibilities and are role models […]

POSTED: 07/29/21 at 3:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports MIDDLE POINT– More than two dozen baseball teams will converge on Van Wert County for this weekend’s 12th annual Middle Point Ballpark Festival Baseball Tournament. 26 teams will compete in four different age groups (8u, 10u, 12u and 15u) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, using five diamonds at the ballpark. For […]

POSTED: 07/29/21 at 3:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Next up? An impromptu exhibit will be opening August 12, featuring large-format works by art students from Bowling Green State University. Varied Perspectives: explorations of atmosphere, diversity in education, and life after a pandemic. Works by Etta Gallaway, Tiarra Tufts, and Isabel Wolke will be on exhibit and for sale through September 12. You’re killin’ me, Smalls! […]

POSTED: 07/29/21 at 1:32 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer The new school year, COVID-19 and masks, personnel, Eggerss Stadium and critical race theory were among the topics addressed during Wednesday’s Van Wert school board meeting. Superintendent Mark Bagley said the current plan is for masks to be optional for all students and staff. “People who want to wear masks are welcome […]

POSTED: 07/29/21 at 1:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Lincolnview Local Board of Education honored the Lancer state runner-up baseball team and four staff retirees, and also addressed what students and staff will see when the new school year begins next month. Coach Eric Fishbaugh and a number of his Lancer baseball team members attended the meeting to talk about […]

POSTED: 07/29/21 at 1:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information Make plans to join the Van Wert County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) as it brings a little bit of the Grand Ole Opry to the Dairy Barn stage on Friday, August 6, starting at 7 p.m.   Alex Miller was launched to global audiences during Season 19 of “American Idol.” This […]

POSTED: 07/28/21 at 11:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News