Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Winter of 2017-2018 on the brink, says McCoy
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:10 AM

    VAN WERT – What do you get in late December when you mix below normal temperatures with above normal precipitation?

  • Keeping the holiday spirit warm
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Manor held their 2nd annual Hot Chocolate Bar on Wednesday.

  • Brake to play live music at Civic Theatre
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:07 AM

    VAN WERT – For the first time ever, the Civic Theatre will be hosting a live band. On Saturday, Dec. 16 Van Wert local John Brake will be performing live at the Civic Theatre.

  • Getting to know an IRS worker
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:03 AM

    VAN WERT – In January of 1976, Van Wert native Linda Sidle started working for the IRS in the Cincinnati area. At that time, she served the government organization doing data transcribing. That was the beginning of a 38-year career in which she advanced to various positions in serving both the government and assisting tax payers in getting refunds and various forms of rebates they were entitled to in their encounters with the IRS.

  • City Council discusses eliminating tax credit
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:58 PM

    VAN WERT – City Council had a short discussion during Monday's meeting on zeroing out the tax credit for those who work out of town but live in the city as a way to increase revenues.

  • Sunderland running to raise money for Humane Society
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:10 AM

    VAN WERT – Three years ago Van Wert local Rebecca Sunderland could have never imagined she would be embarking on the journey she is about to go on in 2018.

  • Cinderella on sale now at Niswonger
    Monday, December 11, 2017 12:06 AM

    VAN WERT — See the fairy tale come to life when Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” waltzes onto the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 3 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. presented by Jim and Mary Pope. Tickets for both times are on sale now at the Niswonger Box Office.

  • Choirs celebrate the holidays
    Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:06 AM

    VAN WERT — The Van Wert Middle School and High School Vocal Music departments invite the community to attend their Christmas Choir concerts on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

  • Mollenkopf elected OCCA president
    Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT — Judge Martin D Burchfield of the Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas is shown administering the oath of office to Cindy Mollenkopf, Van Wert County Clerk of Courts, during the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association December meeting in Columbus, following her election as President of the OCCA.

  • Van Wert teachers rally in unity over contract negotiations
    Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:09 AM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert teachers from the high school, middle school, and elementary school united outside of their respective buildings Friday morning to express their disapproval of what they are calling unfair contract negotiations. The teacher’s contract negotiations started in July, but a new contract has not yet been negotiated on, leaving many teachers frustrated.

  • Ribbon cutting held for CDL program
    Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:05 AM

    VAN WERT – The Ohio Technical Center celebrated their new CDL program and the purchase of two semi-trucks with a ribbon cutting on Friday.

  • Artists showcase talent in Wassenberg exhibit
    Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:03 AM

    VAN WERT – The Wassenberg Art Center’s 28th annual Artists’ Exhibit and Sale ends Dec. 17. This event allows artists to bring in pieces that can be purchased as gifts for the hard-to-buy-for people on everyone’s list. The center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. except for Thursdays when the center is open until 9 p.m. and Mondays when the center is closed.

  • Land Bank gives community relief from blighted properties
    Friday, December 08, 2017 12:10 AM

    VAN WERT – “Thank you” is the most frequent comment heard when the Van Wert County Land Bank begins to remove a vacant and blighted home from a neighborhood. Neighbors who have lived next to or near a blighted home have endured the smell, the unsightliness and the danger, possibly, for years. They have grown hopeless of ever being able to remove the nuisance from their lives.

  • Turner commends students' community involvement during Vantage BOE
    Friday, December 08, 2017 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – Vantage Career Center held their regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on Thursday, where Superintendent Rick Turner said that in the year that he has been with Vantage, he is proud of the many ways the students have been involved with the community.

  • Peony Festival seeks the heart of the community
    Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:21 PM

    VAN WERT – Vickie Schulte, president of the Peony Festival Board, said earlier this week that board members are taking important decisions concerning this year’s festival to the community.

  • New group provides support to families of addicts
    Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:10 AM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert resident Shane Manson, like many, has seen the effects opiates can have on a family. While trying to seek resources for families who are dealing with another family member addicted to opiates, Manson realized there wasn't much available. Today, he has partnered with Families of Addicts (FOA) to bring a support group to Van Wert.

  • Van Wert celebrates Teen Read Week with Alice in Wonderland theme
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:10 AM

    VAN WERT – Due to some scheduling conflicts, Van Wert High School and Middle School couldn’t celebrate Teen Read Week during its traditional week in October, but they didn’t want to miss out on the fun and celebration of teen reading. Instead, the school is celebrating Teen Read Week this week with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

  • Van Wert child undergoing major surgery in Columbus
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:07 AM

    VAN WERT – It’s a hard week for a Van Wert mother whose child will be undergoing a critical heart procedure in Columbus on Thursday. Her son, Josiah, will be going to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus to replace a “BT shunt,” a follow-up on a major surgery that he underwent following his birth.

  • VWSWCD hears presentation on nutrient management during 68th annual meeting
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District held their 68th annual meeting Tuesday evening at Vantage Career Center. Several presentations were given, including one from Aaron Heilers of Blanchard River Demonstrations Farms Network who spoke on reducing nutrient loss in water runoff.

  • Money from pet photos with Santa helps Humane Society
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:08 AM

    VAN WERT –The Van Wert County Humane Society Shelter relies heavily on donations and fundraising events to keep the shelter up and running. One such event that will be playing its part will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, when Santa Claus stops by Pet Valu to take photos with community pets.

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