The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — Parents of Crestview students involved in 4-H and other Van Wert County Fair activities can breathe easy – school will not be in session during the 2024 fair. During Monday night’s monthly school board meeting, board members approved an amended calendar for the 2024-2025 school year, one that includes four […]

POSTED: 03/21/23 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: Top Story

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The staff and board of YMCA Hickory Sticks Golf and ACMYHS staff and their board, have been hard at work preparing for the opening of the 2023 golf season. The golf course was impacted by a February 22 maintenance barn fire and in the aftermath there have been questions about whether or […]

POSTED: 03/21/23 at 3:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information A Van Wert native has been tabbed as the new executive director of the Wassenberg Art Center. Brooke Fuerst was appointed by the Van County County Foundation and will start on Monday, March 27. She will manage, develop, and evaluate programs, promotions, operational workflow, financial reporting and budgeting to fulfill the […]

POSTED: 03/21/23 at 3:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Step Crew brought plenty of Celtic flare to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Dance groups from around the area were among those who enjoyed the performance. Sunday’s matinee show kicked off the 2023 Enrich Community Concert Series. Photos courtesy of James Leighner

POSTED: 03/21/23 at 3:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The latest installment of Random Thoughts centers around the Crestview Knights, an additional division, public vs. parochial, and Columbus vs. Dayton. Congrats It wasn’t the ending they wanted but nonetheless, congratulations to the Crestview Knights on an outstanding boys basketball season. They were one of two Division IV teams playing on the […]

POSTED: 03/21/23 at 3:36 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent staff/submitted information West Ohio Food Bank, a United Way of Van Wert County agency, will be distributing shelf stable food and produce at Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert, Tuesday, March 28, from 12-2 p.m. or until food is gone. This mobile food drive will be a drive-thru only event. […]

POSTED: 03/21/23 at 3:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information West Central Ohio Youth for Christ is pleased to present its second annual “Be the Story” fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Calvary Evangelical Church, 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Road, Van Wert. The purpose of the event is to share dynamic new developments happening in the ministry that are impacting the […]

POSTED: 03/20/23 at 12:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Church

Submitted information Trinity Friends Church will host “Christ in the Passover: An Interactive Experience” on Maundy Thursday, April 6, in the Family Life Center Auditorium, 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. This powerful interactive experience, led by Greg Williams of […]

POSTED: 03/20/23 at 12:40 pm. FILED UNDER: Church

Sunday March 19, 2023   12:09 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Reidenbach Road in Ridge Township to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a traffic stop with a subject being disorderly.   3:28 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Bockey Road in Washington Township to investigate a report of an attempted burglary. The […]

POSTED: 03/20/23 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Saturday March 18, 2023   0254 a.m. – Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Ohio 49 in Harrison Township. Johnani E. Harris, 24, of Payne was issued a traffic citation for driving without a valid operator license and a summons to appear on a charge of possession of marijuana.   3:37 a.m. – Deputies along with Middle Point […]

POSTED: 03/20/23 at 8:34 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement