Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Van Wert Airport Receives $25,000 Commitment from First Financial Bank
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Airport in Van Wert, Ohio recently received a donation commitment of $25,000, payable over the next five years, towards their expansion efforts of the airport from First Financial Bank.

  • Van Wert City Schools expects to save through partnership with Energy Optimizers
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:00 AM
    TIPP CITY, Ohio — Van Wert City Schools, in partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, is poised to launch a sweeping energy and security improvement project that is expected to save the district more than $115,000 annually.
  • Dickman, Martin top runners in Van Wert 4 Mile
    Monday, July 15, 2019 10:39 AM
    VAN WERT – Elite runners and high school runners, and runners of all ages with experience levels from all around the Midwest converged on the streets of Van Wert on Saturday night. The fastest woman in the field, however, just had to trot out her home door in downtown Van Wert to get to the starting line before she picked up the win in a time of 21 minutes 40 seconds at the Van Wert 4 Mile on a hot night at the Town Creek Live Festival, where the race time temperature was a blistering 87 degrees.
  • Town Creek Live offers fun for all
    Monday, July 15, 2019 9:51 AM
    VAN WERT – The fifth annual Town Creek Live drew a large crowd out to the Wassenberg Art Center on Saturday.
  • Civic Theatre youth show coming soon
    Monday, July 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    VAN WERT — Each summer the Van Wert Civic Theatre provides performing opportunities for youth and theatre experiences for everyone in the family. Next week, “Little Red: Life in the Hood” will open for a three-performance run. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

  • Elks donate to Convoy Fire and EMS
    Monday, July 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    CONVOY — Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently donated a fire hose inflation system to the Convoy Fire and EMS. The system is used to inflate a section of fire hose so it can be pulled across a stream or pond to assist in the rescue of someone in the water.

  • Wrenway Park Wiffleball coming again soon
    Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:46 PM

    WREN — Sign up for the 28th annual Wrenway Park Wiffleball Extravaganza will be held Aug. 1 at the Wren Restaurant.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:42 PM

    VAN WERT — The Jon Amundson Crossroads of America Memorial Antique Tractor Tour XII is set for Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m.

  • The First Rock Mama
    Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:02 AM

    King Solomon in all of his splendor and wisdom shared the pearl of wisdom, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Although I undoubtedly agree, an original like Janis Joplin certainly challenges the proclamation. Her voice – high, husky, earthy, explosive – remains among the most distinctive and galvanizing in pop history. But Janis Joplin didn’t merely possess a great instrument; she threw herself into every syllable, singing from the very core of her being.

  • VWAPC changes trip date
    Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:00 AM

    The Van Wert Area Photography Club has changed the date for their falls photo shoot to Saturday, July 13, thinking that employed people might be more able to participate. The shoot will include Greenville Falls, Ludlow Falls, West Milton Falls, and Charleston Falls in that order.

  • Hammons, Etter receive gold medal at National Leadership Conference
    Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:00 AM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Two Van Wert High School/Vantage Career Center students, Lyrissa Hammons and Allie Etter, brought home a gold medal after competing at the national FCCLA conference in Anaheim. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) was held June 30-July 4 in Anaheim, California. More than 8,700 participants from across the country gathered together to attend leadership and program trainings, hear national speakers, meet youth leaders from across the nation, participate in competitive events, and explore colleges and careers.

  • Kaleidoscope dedication held recently
    Friday, July 12, 2019 3:31 PM
    VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Master Gardener Volunteers held a dedication ceremony recently for their newest feature in the Smiley Park Children’s Garden, a garden kaleidoscope.
  • Brumback Library Summer Reading Schedule of Events: Week 7
    Friday, July 12, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT – The following is The Brumback Library's Summer Reading Program schedule for the week of July 15-20:
  • Wednesday microburst causes damage in southern Van Wert County
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:09 AM

    VAN WERT – A thunderstorm microburst was responsible for storm damage in the southeastern part of Van Wert County on Wednesday evening, according to Rick McCoy, Emergency Management Director.

  • Van Wert Manor earns 2019 Silver AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:02 AM
    VAN WERT – AHCA/NCAL has announced that Van Wert Manor, Van Wert, is being recognized with a 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
  • Ohio City Warrior Trail receives benches
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 AM

    OHIO CITY — Approximately two years ago, the Ohio City Warrior Trail committee decided to start a project that would provide the trail with benches that would be paid for by collecting bottle caps. Since this was a youth program, they contacted Ben Reigle and the Cub Scouts of Rockford Post 98 to assist.

  • Semi overturns after hitting vehicle on US 224
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:15 PM

    VAN WERT – A semi overturned on US 224 near Van Wert-Decatur Road just before noon on Wednesday.

  • United Way of Van Wert County names 2019 campaign chair
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:00 AM

    VAN WERT — United Way of Van Wert County Executive Director Vicki Smith announced Deb Laudick as this year’s campaign chair for 2019-20.

  • Much to do at Convoy Community Days
    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:06 AM
    CONVOY – Convoy Community Days will kick-off Friday and run through Saturday with loads of activities, events, food, and fun. Convoy Community Days will be held at Edgewood Park.
  • Van Wert 4 Mile to return to Town Creek Live
    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:02 AM
    VAN WERT – This Saturday evening, downtown Van Wert will have runners from across the county and the world passing through the Town Creek Live Festival and traversing South Walnut Street and Washington Place. This year’s Van Wert 4 Mile, presented by Van Wert Health, features local runners from Van Wert, Lincolnview, and Crestview high schools and middle schools as well as at least 5 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifiers, NCAA All Americans, Big Ten Champions, a United Kingdom National Champion, and your neighbor down the street.
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