The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, May. 25, 2024

Van Wert independent staff Van Wert County had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state for March, according to figures released this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The rates are not seasonally adjusted. The county was tied with Hancock County for the sixth lowest unemployment rate in the […]

POSTED: 04/28/23 at 11:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — Van Wert County Airport was one of five northwest Ohio airports to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $735,787  Funding from FAA includes: The Van Wert airport received a grant of  $89,676 to reconstruct an existing runway lighting system, construct a lighting vault to meet FAA standards, and install replacement runway […]

POSTED: 04/28/23 at 11:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Patrol Post hosted an open house yesterday in recognition of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 90th anniversary. The open house allowed community members to meet Patrol personnel and see the local post.  “Since our inception, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been part of the communities in which we serve,” Van Wert post […]

POSTED: 04/28/23 at 11:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The parent company of the local hospital is working on surgical joint ventures with a Tennessee based surgical care company, it was announced on Friday. OhioHealth and Surgery Partners has announced an agreement to form a company that will grow ambulatory surgery center (ASC) joint ventures across the state. The partnership will […]

POSTED: 04/28/23 at 11:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Chapter of PERI (Public Employees Retirees Inc.) will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Election Board office, 1362 E. Ervin Road in Van Wert.   The speaker for the meeting is Mary Miller, victim outreach coordinator for the Area 3 Agency on Aging. She will speak on […]

POSTED: 04/28/23 at 11:47 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Thursday, April 27, 2023 8:54 a.m. – Deputies responded to a commercial alarm on Lincoln Highway in Ridge Township. 11:37 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in Van Wert to assist a motorist locked out of their vehicle. Noon – Deputies served a warrant issued by Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for a […]

POSTED: 04/28/23 at 10:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/for the VW independent Volunteers from the local Families of Addicts (FOA) chapter provided training for Van Wert County officials on opiate drug overdoses and administering Naloxone (Narcan) to opiate OD victims Thursday in the Van Wert County Probate-Juvenile Courtroom. Shane Manson, co-director of the Van Wert FOA, welcomed approximately 50 officials to the […]

POSTED: 04/27/23 at 11:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Fountain Park Home Care and Vancrest Health Care Center proudly present Splish Splash! The Music of Bobby Darin, starring Las Vegas entertainer Ron Gartner, at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at The Niswonger. Bobby Darin was an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television. He performed in a […]

POSTED: 04/27/23 at 11:32 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Evergreen Garden Club will be having its annual perennial plant sale in the annex of the Van Wert County Fair Board Building on Saturday, May 6, beginning at 10 a.m. The fairground is located at 1055 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. Perennial plants will be dug from club members’ own gardens […]

POSTED: 04/27/23 at 11:24 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information LIMA — The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Van Wert County next week, according to District 1 of the Ohio Department of Transportation. All outlined work is weather permitting. U.S. 30, in both directions between the Paulding County line and the Putnam County line, will have moving operations for […]

POSTED: 04/27/23 at 11:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News