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  • 161 uniforms on display at Willshire Home Furnishings
    Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:06 AM
    WILLSHIRE – It’s that time of the year for Aleta Weiss, who along with her husband, Bill, operate Willshire Home Furnishings. For the ninth time, Weiss has brought together one of the largest collections of military memorabilia and uniforms in the area in remembrance of Memorial Day weekend.
  • 7th, 8th grade Lancers 'Walk for Water'
    Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:02 AM
    VAN WERT – On Wednesday, Lincolnview seventh and eighth graders took a class period to walk around the track while taking turns carrying five-gallon jugs of water. The students also raised money to help provide clean water to those in need. Two seventh grade students, Lehla Young andMadison Osborn, planned the "Water for Water" event after reading the book, "A Long Walk To Water" by Linda Sue Park.
  • Man drives tractor across America in support of veterans
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:04 AM
    VAN WERT – C. Ivan Stoltzfus, of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, made his way through Van Wert County on Lincoln Highway Tuesday driving a 1948 John Deere A; it includes a customized 359 Peterbilt cab. The inside of Stoltzfus’ tractor cab is filled with photos of veterans and even a Purple Heart given to him by a veteran to take on his journey. Stoltzfus is traveling across the country in support of veterans through the organization Operation Second Chance.
  • York Township trustees request TIF from Lincolnview BOE for hog farm
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:22 AM
    VAN WERT – Lincolnview Local Schools heard from members of York Township during Monday's Board of Education meeting. The York Township trustees requested a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement from the school for 30 years at 90 percent for a hog facility that is expected to be constructed. The TIF would help care for the roads around the new facility.
  • Airport becomes 'Walter Hinton Airfield' during Saturday commemoration
    Monday, May 20, 2019 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – A large crowd of local government officials and residents gathered at the local airport on Saturday to commemorate the World Record Anniversary celebration of Pilot Walter Hinton’s U.S. Navy’s successful flight across the Atlantic Ocean with a stop in the Azores Islands.
  • Niswonger reunites with close friend, Rice Jr. at Aviation Day
    Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:36 PM
    VAN WERT – When Van Wert native Scott Niswonger united with long-time friend, Jim Rice, Jr. on stage at Saturday’s special renaming of the local airport, it brought back many memories that the two men enjoyed at the airport when they were younger.
  • Getting to know an honored veteran
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:05 AM
    VAN WERT – When Van Wert veteran Ed Carter attended the “Commander’s Banquet” last week, he never dreamed that when he left, he would be one of the most honored guests attending.
  • No wheel has turned in area fields
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – Van Wert County OSU education director Curtis Young said late this week that not one wheel has turned in area fields so far. He noted that the only activity in area fields has been top dressing of wheat and all of that has been done by airplane. The plane spread the fertilizer from the air.
  • Abanaka splits loyalty between two separate townships
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT COUNTY – A town of 1903 bears the unique honor of being located in two separate townships. Abanaka, as it was named in 1903, shares location between Willshire Township on the west side of Main Street (also Mill Road) while the main part of the hamlet, on the east side of the road, is located in Liberty Township.
  • Lancer middle school students learn about local careers
    Friday, May 17, 2019 12:04 AM
    MIDDLE POINT – Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Lincolnview were able to learn more about various career fields available during a middle school career day on Thursday. Students were able to choose three careers to learn about from 13 presenters.
  • Van Wert BOE hears changes to transportation policy
    Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:45 AM
    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Board of Education received an updated transportation policy procedure during Wednesday's regular meeting. The policy, which will begin during the 2019-2020 school year, prevents parents/guardians from having their child switch to a different bus stop for convenience reasons.
  • Veteran receives diploma nearly 60 years later
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:53 PM
    VAN WERT – Nearly 60 years after he was set to graduate, Glenn Morefield received his high school diploma from Van Wert High School on Wednesday.
  • $25,000 grant available through State Farm Neighborhood Assist program
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – State Farm is once again taking applications for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program. The program is a “crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative” that lets communities determine where $25,000 in grant funding should be awarded. Local State Farm agent Tisha Fast is encouraging the Van Wert community to submit “causes” for a chance to win.
  • Kitten Yoga back for a 2nd year
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:02 AM
    VAN WERT – Kittens and yoga. These two very different things will be brought together on Saturday, May 18 at the YMCA for a second year. Yoga instructor Deb Sealscott said that Kitten Yoga sessions are part of a national trend, much like goat yoga.
  • Van Wert County is now home of State’s largest apricot tree
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:01 AM
    VAN WERT – As of Tuesday, Van Wert County is now home to Ohio’s largest apricot tree. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry specialist measured the tree, located on Lincoln Highway near the Bicentennial Barn, and confirmed that it broke the previous record of a tree measured in 2008 in Wood County.
  • Murphy's Trash appeals zoning decision to City Council
    Monday, May 13, 2019 10:06 PM
    VAN WERT – City Council heard an appeal request from Joy Short, owner of Murphy's Trash Services LLC, during Monday's meeting. Short approached Council to have a decision made by the Planning Commission to deny the rezoning of her property at 1014 E. Main St. from an R2 to a B1 zone overturned.
  • Getting to know a lifetime fireman and township worker
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:03 AM

    OHIO CITY – Don Witten passed retirement age several years ago but he continues to give of himself for his cherished home community, Ohio City. Combined, he has given 92 years of service to the southern Van Wert County community, 45 years as a fireman and 47 years (so far) working for the local township.

     
  • COA hosts ‘Senior Day Celebration’
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:01 AM
    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Council on Aging honored senior citizens of Van Wert on Thursday at the Senior Center.
  • Large turnout for 2019 Relay for Life
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT – Relay for Life is a whole different story, says Van Wert County’s Jim Davis, when an individual has or is experiencing cancer. Davis said that several family members have experienced some type of cancer over the years, but this year he has been treated for prostate cancer.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT – On Saturday, May 18, a “World Record 100th” anniversary celebration for Van Wert County pilot Walter Hinton will be held at the Van Wert Regional Airport. In May of 1919, the U.S. Navy successfully flew an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean with a stop in the Azores Islands. The flight was the first ever across the Atlantic Ocean.
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