Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Van Wert drug arrests and overdoses see increase in 2017
    Monday, October 23, 2017 12:07 AM

    VAN WERT – According to Van Wert County Sheriff Tom Riggenbach, Van Wert has seen an increase in both drug arrests and overdoses in the past few years. So far, 2017 is on track to have the highest amount of drug arrests and overdoses that Riggenbach can recall.

  • Getting to know a lifetime Apple Festival worker
    Monday, October 23, 2017 12:05 AM

    VAN WERT – Thirty-one years ago when Ruth Lape and her husband, the late Carl Lape, were in on the founding of the county’s Apple Festival, it was with the idea that people should be able to eat fruit and enjoy it frequently.

  • First Apple Festival appearance leads back to Grandma
    Monday, October 23, 2017 12:03 AM

    VAN WERT – When Jason and Kara Dirham decided to become involved with their first Apple Festival experience this year, it led them to develop hobbies that brought them together for relaxing evenings at home and ultimately past memories that brought together generations of Apple Festival memories.

  • Lincolnview to present ‘Sitting in a Tree’ at Van Wert Civic Theatre
    Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:03 AM

    The Van Wert Civic Theatre has been very active with providing theatrical opportunities for our younger generation who have an interest in theatre. We believe it is important to involve our youth who have a passion for theatre in order to keep the community theatre thriving for years to come. This has led to partnering with Lincolnview High School to present their shows at our theatre.

  • Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show – Halloween Party
    Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:02 AM

    Dr. Wassenstein’s Side Show, a costumed, Halloween event, returns this season to the Wassenberg Art Center on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m. Featuring national acts Dj. Vourteque, Titano Strongman, Scarlett Storm and fire performers Pyrsoscope! Doctor Wassenstein’s Side Show is considered to be one of the most unusual, visually impressive and entertaining Halloween events in the region.

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:01 AM

    “There’s no place like home.” This conjures up many memories. To me, it makes me think of Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other warm and loving family gatherings to relive memories and make new ones.

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 AM

    The Van Wert Area Photography Club held its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12. Rex Dolby revealed the financial status of the club and reported that the fair’s Junior Best of Show in Color winner had not yet cashed the club’s award for her achievement.

  • Sisters find healing and bonding in family business
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:13 AM

    VAN WERT – It’s been five years since Cindy Schwinnen’s husband, Gene Schwinnen, passed with cancer, leaving her lost in a world of endless grief and profound loneliness.

  • Ohio City rallies around hometown clerk Strickler
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:11 AM

    VAN WERT – Recently, Ohio City Town Clerk Debby Strickler received the words she hoped she would never hear again. “Her cancer had returned.” In January of 2012, five years ago, Strickler went to Lima Hospital for the examination of a lump in her breast that was diagnosed as cancer.

  • McCoy shares recently released winter forecast information
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:09 AM

    VAN WERT – Thursday evening, local EMA director and weather specialist Rick McCoy released information he received late Thursday afternoon from forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center concerning this winter’s outlook.

  • Crestview board continues discussion on expansion
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:58 PM

    VAN WERT – Discussion of Crestview’s master site plan continued during October’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on Thursday.

  • Fear of seeking help in domestic violence
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:56 PM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert County Court Advocate Brenda Hofmann said on Thursday that the reason why a lot of abused women don’t seek help for their apparent hopeless situation is because they, too, were raised around domestic violence and it seems like a normal way of life to them.

  • Blind Date to return to Apple Festival with wide variety of hits
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:50 PM

    VAN WERT – As usual, the Apple Festival will draw in a wide array of entertainment. Local performers will get a chance to show off their talents in front of the large Apple Festival crowd. For the past several years, local musicians Blind Date have entertained crowds at the festival, something Rockford native Mike Bruns says he enjoys doing each year.

  • Sibling rivalry motivates Lancer girls cross country team
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:11 AM

    VAN WERT – Competition and sports go hand in hand. While most athletes are able to leave the competition on the field, some, like three sets of Lincolnview sister, take it home.

  • Survivor urges women to check for breast cancer
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:06 AM

    VAN WERT – According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women will get breast cancer, and on Oct. 17, 2014, Delphos native Lisa Marsee became that one.

  • Apple dumplings provide assistance to YWCA
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – Each year citizens pack the fairgrounds in October to celebrate both fall, and Van Wert’s many apple orchards during the Apple Festival. Many enjoy their meal in the commercial building and end a dinner with an apple dumpling. Little might people know, that the $4 dumplings provide more than just a delicious desert, but also, a way for the YWCA to keep providing services.

  • Apple Festival grows from one room to over 10,000 in attendance
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:48 PM

    VAN WERT – Thirty-one years ago, the First Van Wert County Apple Festival was held in the back room of the Van Wert County Extension office. Those who initiated the idea were totally shocked at the response at the time.

  • Pets welcome to dress up for Halloween Spooktacular event
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:47 PM

    VAN WERT – On Saturday, Oct. 21 pets are invited to put on their spookiest (or cutest) costumes for Pet Valu’s Halloween Spooktacular event which includes a costume contest, trick-or-treat and much more.

  • Revolving Loan Fund helps business owners close on property
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:01 AM

    VAN WERT – Josh and Jeremy Brinkman used the Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund to help them close on a property at 1235 Industrial Drive on Monday.

  • Parkway makes class project out of Harvest Moon Outhouse Races
    Monday, October 16, 2017 12:08 AM

    VAN WERT – The annual Harvest Moon Festival on Saturday was a hit. Citizens lined Main Street to watch the third annual Outhouse Races. This year’s winner of the races were Wallace Plumbing. Lee Kinstle’s GM Sales & Service took second place, while a class of Parkway geometry students took third.

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