(Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)
(Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)

This wooden medallion was placed this week above a wooden arch in the newly-restored Common Pleas Courtroom on the third floor of the Van Wert County Courthouse. An identical piece is due to be installed this week, finishing the renovation project. Common Pleas Court Judge Charles D. Steele plans a Dec. 9 open house to let people take a look at the finished product. The courtroom itself was restored to look as it originally looked back in the late 1800s. The process included the refurbishment of a stained glass dome which had formerly been hidden behind a false ceiling.