The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 20, 2022

To the Editor: Originally scheduled as a live event on May 7, the presentation of Leadercast: “Positive Disruption:” was shifted to a three-session series that took place over the last six weeks.  It became apparent in the spring, and again towards the fall of 2020, that we wouldn’t be able to host the live event, […]

POSTED: 11/23/20 at 12:22 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I wish to extend my very special thanks to all who supported the recent passage of the much needed Brumback Library renewal levy. I gratefully appreciate the funding that the property owners/voters have made possible with this passage.   The following individuals, volunteers, organizations, local officials, and businesses were a great help in […]

POSTED: 11/09/20 at 3:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Many Van Wert residents are not aware that the Gaylord Leslie Wellness Center has remained closed since the pandemic. We have been told that they wanted to keep everyone safe, that Governor DeWine closed these facilities, and that the physical therapy was in need of the room. Since I have needed to […]

POSTED: 10/29/20 at 10:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I’m contacting people in Van Wert because I went to visit my brother a few years back and he found some old postcards and three photos of a child in an envelope and gave them to me. They are as old as 1909, and one of them is on leather. The names […]

POSTED: 09/13/20 at 12:40 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This year, the Van Wert County Fair took on a different look due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There was no Kids Day, nor a Senior Citizens Day or a Veterans Day. But again, this year, Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ from Convoy provided free meals to all veterans on September 2.    You could drive-thru […]

POSTED: 09/12/20 at 5:25 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I received an email today from our (U.S.) representative Bob Latta. It was asking about my experiences with the U.S. Postal Service: if my mail has been delayed or there are issues with deliveries. He asks for you to go to a page on his website and give your experiences. And he […]

POSTED: 08/04/20 at 10:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Although I am unable to comment directly on any pending case, recently I have noticed some confusion in the community about how the criminal justice system works and would like to take the opportunity to explain some of the process.  The Ohio Legislature writes the criminal laws. The legislature determines what constitutes […]

POSTED: 06/26/20 at 8:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing regarding the Mercer County Republican Central Committee’s letter of June 3  to Governor DeWine criticizing his administration for the manner in which it is reopening Ohio. The letter states “Too many of our fellow Republicans are angry, disappointed, and dismayed at the big government approach you continue to take to […]

POSTED: 06/24/20 at 6:44 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: One of my 2020 New Year resolutions is to find additional ways to keep postal carriers safe. We’re finding creative ways to reduce dog bites and slips, trips, and falls.  One strategy we have incorporated is the placement of a dog sticker on mailboxes where there is a known dog in the […]

POSTED: 06/05/20 at 10:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Letter carriers take pride in delivering mail promptly, efficiently, and in the safest manner possible. Backing is the most dangerous maneuver a postal vehicle can make. An effort has been made nationally to eliminate as many backing instances as possible on each and every postal route. This is being done for the […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor