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  • 6th-grade Cougar Leaders donate to the Humane Society
    Friday, January 17, 2020 9:14 AM
    VAN WERT – Under the leadership of Middle School teacher Marie Markward and community volunteer Rachel Hoverman, the 6th-grade Cougar Leaders raised $250 to donate to the Humane Society Capital Campaign.
  • Fighting the flu
    Friday, January 17, 2020 12:02 AM
    DELPHOS - ‘Tis the season for sickness, but while there have been many cases, there have fortunately not been any costs.

  • Jefferson Award nominations sought
    Friday, January 17, 2020 12:00 AM

    LIMA – Nominations for the 2020 Jefferson Awards for Public Service are now officially being accepted. The longstanding national program recognizes the “unsung heroes” by awarding individuals that give their time and effort to improve their communities on a volunteer basis.


  • The legacies of Wayne and Harrison
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:00 AM

    NORTHWEST OHIO — Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission continues to offer help with heating assistance.

     
  • Roundabout to be built at intersection of U.S. 127/U.S. 224 at Marsh Road
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:40 PM
    LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 has chosen a single-lane roundabout design to improve safety at the intersection of U.S. 127/U.S. 224 at Marsh Road in Van Wert County. This option was the recommended alternative presented at a public meeting in November to improve intersection safety.
  • Central’s Educational and Charitable Foundation Scholarship applications available
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT — Central Insurance Companies has announced applications are now available for the scholarship program of the company’s Educational and Charitable Foundation. This scholarship program was developed to reward and support graduates seeking careers in the property and casualty insurance industry. Central has provided financial security, protection, and peace of mind to policyholders for over 143 years, and believes that by providing assistance to career-minded individuals they can perpetuate this legacy.
  • Lincolnview Beta Club to host Prom Dress event
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:00 AM
    MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview Beta Club is organizing a “Say Yes To A Prom Dress” collection drive and giveaway.
  • Van Wert County Spelling Bee set
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:00 AM

    VAN WERT — Ashley Shepherd, Director of Gifted Services for Western Buckeye ESC, announced that the 2020 Journal Gazette Van Wert County Spelling Bee will be held on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the Marsh School Foundation Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

     
  • Van Wert County YMCA donates door proceeds to Love Inc.
    Monday, January 13, 2020 10:49 PM

    VAN WERT — Jan. 4, 2020, the Van Wert County YMCA hosted its first weekend of School League Basketball Tournaments. Tournaments are held every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., until Feb. 8, 2020. The public is welcome to attend and cheer on the upcoming basketball stars.

     
  • YWCA of Van Wert County is now enrolled in Thrivent Choice
    Monday, January 13, 2020 10:47 PM
    VAN WERT — Thrivant Choice is a member-advised program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach funds each year. Thrivant Choice provides a platform for their members to have a financial impact on causes and nonprofits they care about. More than 40,000 nonprofits are enrolled in this program and the YWCA of Van Wert County is pleased to now be eligible to receive Choice Dollars.
  • Van Wert City School District seeking input on next Superintendent
    Monday, January 13, 2020 8:47 AM
    VAN WERT — There will be a forum open to the Van Wert City School District community on Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to seek input from the community on the characteristics, skills, and experience the Board of Education should consider in evaluating candidates for the district’s next Superintendent. Everyone is encouraged to attend either session, and your input is welcome
  • Off Stage Productions to hold auditions for spring comedy
    Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44 AM
    VAN WERT – Off Stage Productions will be holding auditions for "If The Shoe Fits" by Matt Thompson, Matt Chiorini, and Dana Vermette on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22.
  • What is in a name?
    Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:01 AM

    From the moment my parents named me the description process began. The name was different. The shortened version sounded a lot like Cathy. Tafi is short for Tafani, which was adapted from the name Tiffany. The name Tiffany was popular but my parents didn’t want my name to be “common.” My personal brand identity began at a very early age. It’s not surprising that the value of a name, the perception it creates and the importance of establishing, maintaining, strengthening or changing that perception became the backbone of my career as a brand strategist. A name is everything.

  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:00 AM

    We are all back at providing art opportunities for the Van Wert region. See below what we’ve been up to and what art outlets we can provide.

  • Crestview holds Spelling Bee
    Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:04 AM

    CONVOY – Crestview recently held its middle school Spelling Bee.

     
  • Van Wert Early Childhood Center donates to YWCA Summer Food Program
    Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:00 AM

    VAN WERT — With a rich history of providing for the needs of local youth, the history of The Summer Food Program extends many years and has been an ongoing project within the Van Wert community. The goal of the program is to offer nutrition and wellness for the benefit of our participants.

     
  • Van Wert County YMCA offers Red Cross lifeguard certification class
    Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:00 AM

    VAN WERT — Registration for the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class has begun and will be open to registrants until Jan. 31, 2020. Classes will begin Feb. 2 and will be held on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. for six weeks. There is no cost until the participant passes their swim test. All participants must be 15 years or older to attend the class.

  • National Weather Service looks for strong flooding over weekend
    Friday, January 10, 2020 7:35 AM
    VAN WERT – After carefully studying weather charts and consulting with National Weather Service officials late Thursday, weather specialist Rick McCoy is convinced that the threat of heavy rains and flooding over the day on Saturday is a strong possibility.
  • EMT scholarship available to area residents
    Friday, January 10, 2020 12:00 AM
    OHIO – Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, has announced it will again consider those interested in mobile healthcare for its scholarship offering to become an emergency medical technician.
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