Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Wayne Trace senior enjoying Peony family
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:06 AM

    HAVILAND – Wayne Trace senior Alisa Elliott didn’t realize when she became involved with the Peony Festival queen contest that she was becoming involved with a new family of close friends.

  • La Nina Weather Pattern will shape this season’s planting trend
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – It was September when weather specialist Rick McCoy announced that an event that was occurring thousands of miles west of here in the Pacific Ocean could affect our winter and the planting season this spring.

  • Club receives Healthy Challenge Award
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:01 AM

    VAN WERT — Advisor Judy Wortman presented the Bunny Hopper Club President Abbey Brandford, and Vice-President Maddy Lamb with the 4th H for Health Challenge Certificate.

  • Spherion Staffing Services celebrates grand opening
    Friday, March 16, 2018 12:09 AM

    VAN WERT – Spherion Staffing Services celebrated their grand opening in downtown Van Wert with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Thursday.

  • Value Life to present Pool Night
    Friday, March 16, 2018 12:06 AM

    VAN WERT — Value Life will present Pool Night on Thursday, March 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. Anyone ages 10 to 17 years of age is welcome to come to Cates Diamond Mine, 148 Main St. in Van Wert. Participants will receive one free hot dog and a free soft drink and have the chance to mingle with others their age and shoot pool.

  • YWCA offers free Muscle Awareness Clinic for area teens and youth
    Friday, March 16, 2018 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT — The YWCA of Van Wert County announces a Muscle Awareness Clinic to be held at the YWCA on Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m. for all parents, coaches and students in grades 6-12. This is an open to the public, free clinic that will go over injury prevention, decreasing muscle soreness, overall stretching, proper lifting technique and more. Pre-registration is required by calling 419-238-6639 or emailing It is preferred parents come with the students.

  • Local students participate in nation-wide 'walkout'
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:06 AM

    VAN WERT – Students across the nation participated in school walkouts on Wednesday to honor the 17 victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. Locally, students from at least two county schools took part in the walkouts which call for action to be taken to make schools safer and to reduce gun violence.

  • Van Wert passes resolution supporting school safety
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:37 PM

    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Board of Education met Wednesday and approved several items including a resolution supporting school safety and reducing violence in schools.

  • 2018 Fountain Park Summer Music Series announced
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:05 AM

    VAN WERT — Paul Hoverman, Coordinator of the Performing Arts at The Van Wert County Foundation, has announced the list of concerts for the 2018 Fountain Park Summer Music Series. The 2018 edition of the popular summer concert series offers something for nearly everyone, and includes a number of musical genres, including country, rock, bluegrass, pop, southern gospel, and patriotic.

  • Lincolnview teacher aims to develop students’ reading skills
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:03 AM

    VAN WERT – According to the most recent statistics, half of the U.S. population is not able to read and comprehend a book that is at an eighth grade level. Stephanie Renner, a junior high intervention specialist at Lincolnview Local Schools, is doing her best to help her students increase their reading levels, while helping them gain a love for reading that will benefit them long after graduation.

  • Getting to know a United States Marine
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT – When Kegan Maxwell graduated from Peru (Indiana) High School in 2014, he wanted to take on a challenge that would help him develop his character. On Jan. 12, 2015, he began that challenge in the United States Marines.

  • Project expected to help curb flooding in Vision Park
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:31 AM

    VAN WERT – During Monday evening's City Council meeting, Safety Service Director Jay Fleming discussed plans to curb the flooding in Vision Park.

  • NPAC to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish star
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:03 AM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert will have an opportunity to spend St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style on Saturday as Irish vocalist Chloe Agnew and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra make their way to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center stage for a special show entitled “An Irish Heart.”

  • Honoring our hometown heroes
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT — Nicole Benson, YMCA Membership Director, wanted to provide the local community with an opportunity to express their appreciation to all our “hometown heroes,” those people who are serving or who have served in the military, as well as law enforcement, firefighters, EMS personnel as well as their families.

  • Crestview FFA donates food
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:01 AM

    CONVOY — The Crestview chapter of FFA recently held its annual “FFA Week” which included food, fun and fellowship throughout the week.

  • Spirit awards 9 EMT scholarships
    Monday, March 12, 2018 10:24 AM

    GREENVILLE — Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, announced it has awarded nine EMT scholarships to individuals living in the western Ohio and Indiana region.

  • Lautza-Palooza Corn Hole tournament a success
    Monday, March 12, 2018 12:01 AM

    VAN WERT — Forty corn hole teams from three states came together at the local Moose 1320 on Saturday, Feb. 3. The winners of the tournament were from Michigan, however, the Van Wert Community was the real champion of this event. The Moose 1320 was packed with people from late morning until the late hours of the evening. Great food, raffles, a DJ and a live band complimented the day.

  • Wassenberg Art Park project to begin soon
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:03 AM

    It takes a community. We are all in for a better Van Wert and the Wassenberg Art Center has been hard at work for the past several years striving to make our town and region a better place to be. We think we have demonstrated that the power of the lucrative arts industry can be trans-formative through gaining local momentum, appropriated Ohio capital budget funds, and securing a 2015 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Photographing at night time or in low light
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:02 AM

    The five categories for this year’s photography exhibit for the Van Wert County Fair are: Sports in Motion, Living Creatures, Transportation, and Shapes. This week’s topic is the last in that list, Night Time/Low Light.

  • Auditions set for ‘Love, Sex, and the IRS’
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:01 AM

    Director Randy Weiging will be holding auditions for “Love, Sex, and the IRS,” the final production of the season, on Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the theatre located at 118 S. Race St. in Van Wert. This farce requires a cast of five men and three women. This play written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore will run May 3, 4, 5, 6*, 10, 11, 12, 13* with shows times at 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinees at *2 p.m.

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