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  • Monday, January 20, 2020 12:00 AM
    COLUMBUS — In recognition of National Radon Action Month, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is encouraging Ohioans to test their homes for the radioactive gas and take steps to reduce risk if elevated levels are detected.
  • Watercolor exhibit under way
    Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:02 AM

    The Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit is currently under way through Feb. 2. The Ohio Watercolor Society is the first installment in our “Watercolor Winter.” Following the competitive Ohio group, we will be exhibiting the American Watercolor Society which can feature some of the same artists who have advanced to the national level of competition. We hope these incredible works bring some color to your winter.

  • Community theatre in Van Wert
    Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:01 AM

    Van Wert Civic Theatre falls into the category of a community theatre. What does the word “community” mean in this sense? Usually, community theatre refers to a volunteer-based, locally-driven endeavor. The vision and execution of the play or musical starts and happens in a local community. Northwest Ohio, in fact all of Ohio, has a strong community theatre presence.

  • Optimist International Essay contest
    Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT — The Optimist Club of Van Wert is encouraging area students to participate in the Optimist International Essay contest for the 2019-2020 school year. The contest is open to all Van Wert county students who are under the age of 19 as of Oct. 1, 2020, and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution. The topic for this year’s competition is “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?”

Bringing Broadway home
    Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:00 AM

    Start spreading the news. We’re leaving today - back to the very heart of it … .Van Wert, VAN WERT! Goodbye New York City and Hello Home! The bright lights beckon as the birthplace of Broadway but the purpose of Van Wert LIVE is to bring those stage delights home to you. The APAP conference in New York City is the place where agents and presenters come together to work on opportunities. Of course, pricing and routing, as well as content, is top of mind when making deals so that both the desire for the show and the ticket price make it accessible for our ticket buyers. Kylie Owens, Marketing Director for Van Wert LIVE, and I are back from a whirlwind of meetings and showcases with opportunities to light up Van Wert with entertainment in the year to come.

  • Defiance man injured in plane crash near Oakwood
    Friday, January 17, 2020 6:07 PM

    OAKWOOD — On Jan. 17, 2020, shortly after 3:30 p.m., a fixed wing single engine airplane crashed in Brown Township, rural Oakwood, Ohio.

  • Brumback Library named a Star Library
    Friday, January 17, 2020 4:49 PM
    VAN WERT — For the 10th year in a row, The Brumback Library has been recognized as one of the best public libraries in the United States. The library has again been given a star designation by Library Journal, one of only 23 libraries in Ohio to be so honored.
  • EMS responds to 2-vehicle accident on Van Wert-Willshire, Liberty Union Roads
    Friday, January 17, 2020 11:31 AM
    VAN WERT COUNTY – Ohio City and Van Wert EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Van Wert-Willshire Road and Liberty Union Road on Friday around 11 a.m.
  • 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
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