The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor It’s a local activity that has become very popular in a short amount of time and it’s kept younger children active during much of July, while allowing businesses to get their names out there and treat some of the youngsters. The Rock Scavenger Hunt for Van Wert County was organized by Cassie […]

POSTED: 07/28/23 at 3:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Van Wert City Schools has announced the district’s 2023-2024 free and reduced price meals policy for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by […]

POSTED: 07/28/23 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information CELINA — The Van Wert Area Community Concert Band has announced plans to present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at the Harley C. Jones Memorial Rotary Amphitheater on Lake Shore Drive in Celina. The concert will feature a variety of music to please all types of music lovers. […]

POSTED: 07/28/23 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff The following events will take place in Van Wert in August. Historic Main Street Van Wert – The Farm to Table event will be from 2 p.m. to midnight. The street closure will be Main St. from Washington St. to Market St. Black Mark Mafia, LLC – A vendor show for 2:20 […]

POSTED: 07/28/23 at 3:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Fall sports practices and the golf regular-season officially get underway on Monday, July 31, for member schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. This week, football teams are permitted to conduct their five acclimatization days, which include two days in helmets, two days in helmets and shoulder pads, and one […]

POSTED: 07/28/23 at 3:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Carol Lynn Thomas, 69, of Lima, passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, surrounded by loving friends and family. She was born April 19, 1954, and graduated from Van Wert High School in 1972 and began working for United Telephone Company. She worked as a customer service representative for United Telephone […]

POSTED: 07/27/23 at 8:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent staff Due to the extreme heat, Friday night’s Sweet Diezel Jenkins concert at Fountain Park has been moved to the air conditioned Niswonger Performing Arts Center. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sweet Diezel Jenkins mashes up hits of yesterday and today, adding a […]

POSTED: 07/27/23 at 10:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Wednesday July 26, 2023 7:34 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residential alarm on Jackson Street in the Village of Middle Point. 8:11 a.m. – Deputies served a warrant issued by Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for a bond violation. Torrey Lamar Moss, 29, of Lorain is being held at the Van Wert County […]

POSTED: 07/27/23 at 7:28 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Renovations aren’t going quite as quickly as hoped, but Van Wert City Schools officials are confident Eggerss Stadium will be ready for use next month. Most notably, the new artificial turf isn’t down yet and during Wednesday night’s brief monthly meeting, Superintendent Mark Bagley told the school board that recent storms have […]

POSTED: 07/27/23 at 3:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The Lincolnview Local Schools Board of Education cruised through a light agenda on Wednesday. The meeting lasted just 33 minutes and along the way, Superintendent Jeff Snyder said the district is getting a financial boost in the state’s new two-year budget. “Over a two-year period our district looks to gain over $1 […]

POSTED: 07/27/23 at 3:30 am. FILED UNDER: News