Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Buschur returns to where it all started
    Monday, June 18, 2018 8:40 AM

    VAN WERT – This past weekend, during Rockford Community Days, Parkway alumni teacher and artist Todd Buschur returned to the community where he made the first strokes of paint toward the design of his first picture.

  • Library Summer Reading continues
    Monday, June 18, 2018 8:35 AM
    Brumback Library Summer Reading Schedule of Events:
  • Wassenberg announces award winners
    Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:01 AM

    The 62nd Annual Wassenberg Art Exhibit opened on June 9 with an opening party and we were thrilled with the large turn-out. Live music was provided by Jereme Wheeler of Bryan. We congratulate the following artists who received awards:

  • VWAPC plans a sculpture shoot
    Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    Does a 500-pound rhinoceros sculpture made of Harley parts spark your interest? It will be one of the 27 new sculptures and 11 permanent sculptures in Decatur, Indiana, that the Van Wert Area Photography Club plans to photograph on Saturday, June 30.

  • Baisden takes position at City of Fort Wayne
    Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:06 AM

    VAN WERT – On Friday, Dan Baisden spent his final day as Van Wert’s Main Street Director. On Monday, he starts his new job as a City Planner in the Planning and Policy Department at the City of Fort Wayne.

  • Senior pets great option for many
    Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – While the number can vary from pet to pet, most dogs and cats are considered “seniors” at age seven. The Van Wert County Humane Society Shelter has many senior pets, which they explained are perfect pets for many people who don’t have time for a puppy.

  • Rockford, founded by Anthony Shane, was once Shanesville
    Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT – Those gathering at Rockford Community Days in Shane’s Park this weekend once again admired the stately log cabin under some quiet shade trees that once belonged to Anthony Shane, credited as founder of the Rockford area.

  • Van Wert Health North celebrates completion
    Friday, June 15, 2018 12:12 AM

    VAN WERT – While the facility isn’t open to the public until June 25, a crowd gathered at Van Wert Health North Thursday morning to celebrate the facility with a ceremony and ribbon cutting.

  • Vantage Adult Police Academy graduates 7
    Friday, June 15, 2018 12:06 AM

    VAN WERT – The Ohio Technical Center of Vantage Career Center recently celebrated the graduation of seven students from the Police Academy.

  • United Way reveals final campaign goal
    Friday, June 15, 2018 12:03 AM

    VAN WERT – The United Way of Van Wert County recently revealed their final campaign total was at 104 percent, which was $20,000 over the $475,000 goal set last year. Over the past year, the 2017-18 campaign committee has worked hard to involve Van Wert County businesses and residents in various events and campaigns, raising funds for the 27 United Way supported agencies.

  • Elks commemorate United States Flag
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:13 PM

    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Order of Elks gathered on the eve of Flag Day on Wednesday evening to commemorate the history and meaning of the United States flag.

  • Van Wert Physical Therapy open to serve community
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:05 AM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert Physical Therapy - Hometown Therapy Group celebrated the opening of their business with a ribbon cutting courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

  • McCoy concerned about heat chances building into area
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:03 AM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert County EMA director/weather specialist Rick McCoy recently studied a comparison of spring weather across the county for the past several years and what he discovered was rather disgruntling.

  • Local teacher to participate in National Education Program at Library of Congress
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:01 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Local educators across the nation have been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress’ Summer Teacher Institute, part of the Teaching with Primary Sources program. The institute will run from June 18 to Aug. 3.

  • Economic Development updates community on progress
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:21 AM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert Area Economic Development held its annual meeting on Tuesday to give the community an update on what has been achieved in the past year and what the community can look forward to in the next year.

  • Van Wert Wells Fargo among 52 sold to Flagstar
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:05 AM

    VAN WERT – Wells Fargo & Company announced last week that the Van Wert Wells Fargo branch will be among 52 retail bank branches to be sold.

  • Rockford Community Days take on artistic twist
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:03 AM

    ROCKFORD – This year’s Rockford Community Days is going to take on an artistic twist when it unveils at Shane Park this Friday and Saturday.

  • Endless Summer Band next in line for Fountain Park Music Series
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT – After a Friday off, the Fountain Park Summer Music Series continues Friday, June 15 with Endless Summer Band.

  • Resident speaks out on litter issue
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:24 AM

    VAN WERT – City Council met on Monday and heard from a concerned citizen who asked what to do about litter found in streets and other areas of the city.

  • Crestview School Board OKs contracts
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:05 AM

    CONVOY — The Crestview Local Board of Education approved several contracts during Monday evening’s meeting, including a three-year labor contract with the Crestview Employees’ Association. Board President John Auld said, “I want to personally thank everybody on the CEA side as well as the board’s side for a lot of hard work to get this thing pulled together. It’s greatly appreciated.” Karen Germann, CEA vice president, said, “As an executive committee, we have really appreciated the collaboration that was involved in the negotiations. It just made this work so much better.”

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