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  • The Guess Who to rock NPAC stage Sunday
    Friday, September 20, 2019 10:36 AM

    VAN WERT – On Sunday, Sept. 22 The Guess Who will light up the Niswonger Performing Arts Stage with both old and new songs.

     
  • Maurices collects denim for YWCA
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:04 AM
    VAN WERT – Thanks to the generosity of Maurices and its employees plus the support of Van Wert residents, Maurices’s employee Sydnee Gamble was able to deliver 125 pairs of denim jeans for residents of the YWCA on Tuesday afternoon. This is the first time that Maurices has undertaken such a project, said Gamble.
  • Rotary Benefit Dinner and Charity Auction overwhelming success
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:02 AM
    VAN WERT – The 32nd annual Benefit Dinner and Charity Auction sponsored by the Van Wert Rotary Club at Willow Bend Country Club this past Saturday evening turned out to be an overwhelming success.
  • Van Wert Fire Dept. celebrates 150 years with big turn out
    Monday, September 16, 2019 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Fire Department celebrated their 150th anniversary on Sunday. Fire Chief Jon Jones hoped to see at least 100 people attend the event, but his expectations were blown away on Sunday when the community poured out to celebrate with the Fire Department.

     
  • Van Wert residents ‘Walk For Life’ during 19th annual PLC event
    Monday, September 16, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT – Over 120 individuals gained sponsorships and raised money for the PLC Health Clinic during the 19th annual Walk For Life Sunday afternoon. Many more community members showed up in support of the cause.
  • Trader Days attracts crowds
    Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:19 PM

    VAN WERT – Although the county fair has been over for nearly two weeks, parking was at a premium at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds this past weekend. The reason was the annual Northwest Ohio Trader Days held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission was free.

  • King sworn in as full-time VWFD firefighter
    Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – Friday morning, Addison "AJ" King was sworn in as a full-time Van Wert firefighter surrounded by friends, family, and a group of firefighters he's known his entire life.
  • Area residents have opportunity to meet ‘PAWS’ life savers
    Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:02 AM
    ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. – Recently, Adams County residents had the opportunity to meet “PAWS” members of Adams County, who assist in finding adoptable pets a foster home and aid in looking for loving forever homes for them. Residents also were able to meet rescued pets that PAWS has available at a recent adoption event.
  • Ohio releases School Report Cards: Van Wert improves to C; Lincolnview, Crestview maintain B
    Friday, September 13, 2019 9:29 AM

    VAN WERT – The Ohio Department of Education released the annual Ohio School Report Cards Thursday. All three area K-12 schools saw many improvements in various areas of the six major components that the state looks for. Each report card included an overall grade for the district. Lincolnview and Crestview maintained B grades for the 2019 card, while Van Wert improved to a C this year, up from 2018’s reported D.

     
  • 3rd annual Humane Society Quarterless Auction aims to raise money for new shelter
    Friday, September 13, 2019 12:04 AM
    VAN WERT – The Van Wert County Humane Society will hold its 3rd annual Quarterless Auction on Sept. 19 at the Jr. Fair Building in Van Wert. Doors for the event open at 5 p.m. with the auction starting at 6 p.m. The auction, started by Humane Society volunteers Dawn Freeman and Lolly Boley, aims to raise money for a much-needed new facility.
  • Getting to know a recovering heart transplant recipient
    Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 AM

    VAN WERT – July 8, 2019, is a date that will be considered a “life-changing event” in the life of Van Wert resident Shaun Wollet. That is the day he received the gift of a lifetime, a 22-year-old heart from Florida.

     
  • Keeping Van Wert Middle School students safe
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:13 PM

    VAN WERT — Van Wert Middle School Principal Mark Bagley and Assistant Principal Darla Dunlap spoke to the school’s board of education on the challenges of having a large number of students during Wednesday evening's meeting. “Last year we knew we would have 515 kids coming to our building. That’s our largest enrollment in 17 years which made us pretty excited. But we also knew we had to do a better job in our building," Bagley said.

  • Getting to know a financial coach
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT – A major accident in the life of Mike and Dawn Kennedy in November of 2013 totally changed the course of their lives and eventually brought Dawn, now a local attorney and financial coach, to the Van Wert area.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in people ages 10-34
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – According to the National Institute for Mental Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death in individuals ages 10-34, right behind accidental deaths. Sept. 8-14, 2019, is National Suicide Prevention Week, and health professionals around the nation are spreading awareness to help people spot the warning signs of suicide.
  • Council votes 'no' to creation of sub-building department during 2nd reading
    Monday, September 9, 2019 11:16 PM

    VAN WERT – In a unanimous vote, all seven voting members of City Council voted “no” to an ordinance that would make Van Wert City a sub-building department of Van Wert County, allowing for the utilization of the Miami County Building Department for providing code inspections and other building services over the State of Ohio.


  • Sheriff’s Office edges Fire Dept. in United Way fundraiser
    Monday, September 9, 2019 5:30 PM

    VAN WERT – As a precursor to this year’s Day of Caring food drive on Sept. 27, the Van Wert County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office challenged each other to a weekend food drive at Walmart this past weekend.

  • Families get creative with sidewalk chalk at YMCA
    Monday, September 9, 2019 10:42 AM

    VAN WERT – On Saturday, around 30 families gathered outside the YMCA to spend time together while creating art. For $10, each family received a pack of sidewalk chalk to decorate the YMCA's sidewalks however they pleased. The funds raised during the "Chalk the Walk" event helped the YMCA continue their family programs.

     
  • Kennedy expands to consumer resource services
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:31 PM

    VAN WERT – The law office of Attorney Dawn Kennedy, located at 110 N. Washington St. held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday afternoon for the expansion of a new phase of her law office, providing consumer resources for general consumers rights questions.


  • Vantage sees yearly increase in earned credentials
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:26 PM

    VAN WERT – The number of earned credentials has increased in the past several years according to Vantage Career Center Superintendent Rick Turner. During the regular Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Turner noted that 1,044 credentials were earned in 2019, an increase of 237 credentials earned from the previous year.


  • Residents learn more about upcoming trip
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:17 PM

    VAN WERT — Over two dozen people gathered at Willow Bend Country Club Thursday evening to learn the details of a Chamber-sponsored British landscapes tour coming next year.

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