The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

To the Editor: Recently, film producer Michael Moore released the truth about “green energy”. As we all know, Michael Moore is very sympathetic to left wing causes. While that debate has very much quieted down in our community, it still does not get erased from the memory of many people who fought for our property […]

POSTED: 04/22/20 at 12:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My name is Alex Sherer. I am working on my Communications Merit Badge in Boy Scouts. I want to help kids with knowing about good communication and bad communication. Kids get bored when they are in lockdown. We spend more time playing games and stuff on the Internet. Parents need to remember […]

POSTED: 04/19/20 at 10:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In honor of National Telecommunicators week April 12 to 18, 2020, I would like to recognize our local 9-1-1 dispatchers.  This is the week we publicly honor them that have dedicated their lives to serving the public.  9-1-1 dispatchers do not expect to be recognized they are happy to remain anonymous behind […]

POSTED: 04/09/20 at 9:26 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” (Cynthia Ozick). I would like to give a huge salute to some unsung heroes in our country and around the world that are helping us get through the COVID-19 crisis that I feel we have possibly taken for granted.  […]

POSTED: 04/06/20 at 7:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On Monday night, February 24, 2020, on a cold and rainy night, NIMBY was welcomed as an official citizen of the City of Van Wert, Ohio.  No, there wasn’t a parade or a party, NIMBY was welcomed by a vote of 4-3 of the Van Wert City Council. NIMBY, whose full name […]

POSTED: 02/27/20 at 10:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: At the end of this month, the Ohio General Assembly will consider revisions to the EdChoice voucher program that could include wide-ranging expansions for eligibility and application. Specific language in proposed amendments could include provisions that allow parents to seek vouchers on behalf of their student from a public school district, even if […]

POSTED: 01/13/20 at 8:11 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Reading in the Van Wert independent about the three GOP candidates who are seeking the nomination for Van Wert County treasurer, I have to ask these questions.   Why are these positions based on political party?  It seems to me during the last election there was a candidate who was fully qualified, having […]

POSTED: 12/25/19 at 11:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I was recently in Van Wert and I am amazed with the work that is being done downtown. I was raised in Van Wert and left in 1985, joining the military, and 21 years later I retired from the military and ended up in the St. Louis, Missouri, area for work.   Over the […]

POSTED: 09/05/19 at 8:41 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Healthcare in the U.S. is expensive because we limit who can provide care. Slow the supply of any resource and the price will rise. The resource in question is professional medical care, and it will follow the economic rules of any resource. Restrict the supply of oil, gas prices will increase. The […]

POSTED: 08/26/19 at 9:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you to all who participated in the Van Wert Area Chamber Golf Classic on Wednesday. We would like to thank our pro headline sponsors, Little Caesar’s, Central Insurance Companies, and Van Wert Health for their continued support. Kudos to YMCA Director Hugh Kocab, Hickory Sticks Course Manager Darcy Crummey, and Ed Jacobs […]

POSTED: 07/20/19 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor