Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Crestview Board hears presentation by middle school staff members
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:50 PM
    CONVOY — The Crestview Local Schools Board of Education met Monday, March 25 in the Board office.
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:06 AM

    CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that the Grand Lake Task Force and HIT Team (which consist of law enforcement deputies/officers from Mercer and Auglaize County Sheriff’s offices, Celina Police Department, and Coldwater Police Department), made several arrests Monday.

  • Bockey hopes to showcase community service through Peony Pageant
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:05 AM
    SPENCERVILLE – Spencerville’s representative for the Peony Pageant Torie Bockey said she was inspired to try out for the pageant by last year’s queen Madison Pugh, also of Spencerville, after learning how the pageant showcased her community service.
  • YWCA to offer free self-defense class
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT — The YWCA of Van Wert County will be offering a free, one-night self-defense class for women on Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Cougars pitching throws second no-hitter in three games
    Monday, March 25, 2019 11:00 PM

    VAN WERT — Coming into the season, Van Wert head coach Charlie Witten knew that pitching was going to be the driving force behind the Cougars season. Three games into the spring, and he was right.

    Van Wert beat Spencerville 7-1 Monday evening to continue their red hot start to the season. Lawson Blackmore and Parker Conrad threw a combined no-hitter, as the Cougs enhance their record to 3-0.

  • Council opposes HB 27
    Monday, March 25, 2019 10:27 PM
    VAN WERT – The Van Wert City Council met on Monday and passed a resolution to oppose House Bill 27 which would reduce the sovereign immunity of the City.
  • Crestview Board hears presentation by middle school staff members
    Monday, March 25, 2019 7:30 PM

    CONVOY — The Crestview Local Schools Board of Education met Monday, March 25 in the Board office. The meeting opened with Board President John Auld expressing thanks to Coach Jeremy Best and the varsity basketball team for the “great way in which they represented the Crestview School District” during their successful Division Four title run. High School Principal Dave Bowen congratulated Best and the team saying, “The expectations were there all year long. But having those expectations and being able to deliver on them is very, very challenging and very, very difficult to do.” Superintendent Kathy Mollenkopf announced that the team would be invited to the April Board meeting.

  • 4-H Craft and Vendor Show set
    Monday, March 25, 2019 9:46 AM
    VAN WERT — Pick up spring gifts and Easter basket stuffers while supporting the Van Wert County 4-H Camp Counselors going to 4-H camp on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the 4-H Craft & Vendor show at the Jr. Fair Building on the fairgrounds. Food will be available for purchase to support the Jr. Fair Board and its renovation projects. There is even a rumored visit from the Easter bunny.
  • ABC Program - Benches for the Fairgrounds
    Monday, March 25, 2019 9:44 AM
    VAN WERT — The Van Wert County 4-H Program is participating in “A Bench for Caps” (ABC) program with Green Tree Plastics to help replace the wooden benches on the fairgrounds with 100 percent recycled plastic lumber made from caps, lids, and otherwise unusable plastic tops.
  • Look for wet, slow-moving spring, says Noggle
    Monday, March 25, 2019 9:43 AM
    VAN WERT – Sarah Noggle, Paulding County OSU agricultural expert, recently recommended her county farmers read an OSU article by climate specialist Aaron Wilson about the necessity of area farmers to prepare their farming styles for a wet planting season this spring.
  • SoapBox Exhibit award winners named
    Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:01 AM

    Congratulations to our SoapBox Exhibit award winners — first place: Brian Sorois, second place: Angie Stokes and third place: Randy Bennet! Thanks to all of you who entered your wonderful work, and to Kenneth Salcido, VWHS talent show award winner for reciting his original poem. Thanks also to Weston and Daniel Thompson for providing the entertainment.

  • Civic Theatre plans 60th Anniversary Gala
    Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 AM

    Sixty years ago, a group of local theatre enthusiasts organized and produced the first play under the name Van Wert Civic Theatre. Little did they know the impact their efforts would have on the future of live theatre in Van Wert.

  • Knights are State Champs!
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:35 PM

    COLUMBUS— Five years ago the Crestview Knights came rolling into town after conquering Columbus to bring home the program’s first State Title. Running along that bus? Javin Etzler, Wade Sheets, Drew Kline, Colton Lautzenheiser, Brant Richardson, Derick Dealey, Brock Stauffer, and Kole Small. 

  • Celebration set at airport for one of Van Wert’s foremost historical figures
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – One of Van Wert’s foremost, but not well-known people these days, will be recognized in a 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Van Wert Regional Airport on May 18.
  • Price preparing for her future through Peony Pageant
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:02 AM
    PAULDING – Paulding High School’s Peony Pageant representative Sydney Price is excited and honored to represent her school in this year’s pageant. Price said that so far the experience has helped her prepare for the future.
  • Warren & Marilyn Reed Scholarship Fund established
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:02 AM
    CONVOY — The Warren and Marilyn Reed Scholarship Fund has been established to acknowledge and honor the contributions the Reeds have made to the Crestview School system and Van Wert County Agricultural. Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund may send tax deductible donations to the Convoy Community Foundation, P.O. Box 482 Convoy, OH 45832.
  • Crestview wins State Semi-Finals, 59-49
    Friday, March 22, 2019 8:46 PM
    COLUMBUS—For the third time in Crestview basketball history, the Knights will be playing in the State Championship on Saturday. The Knights, aided by a Derick Dealey in the first half and fueled by Javin Etzler in the second half, took down Richmond Heights 59-49 in the State Semi-finals on Friday.
  • First responders report to injury accident on U.S. 30
    Friday, March 22, 2019 5:26 PM
    VAN WERT – First responders were called to a report of a rolled over vehicle on the westbound side of U.S. 30 between Van Wert Health North and Goodwill on Friday.
  • Getting to know a 'farm eye-catcher' artist
    Friday, March 22, 2019 12:03 AM
    CONVOY – As Crestview junior Morgan Dowler worked with her dad in the field last summer, she was fascinated by old drain tile that she picked up. She liked the texture and she liked the colors. As time passed, she came across jewelry and other items that fascinated her.
  • Angel Foundation wish trip cements brotherly bond
    Friday, March 22, 2019 12:02 AM
    VAN WERT — Allen Shinnaberry and Mike Semer, both from Van Wert, met 18 years ago putting on gospel music concerts locally at places like Fountain Park, the Apple Festival, and Old Fashioned Farmers Days. Allen was the sound tech. Over the years the two became close friends, “like brothers.”
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