Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Bracelets to benefit YWCA scarf bombing
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – The YWCA of Van Wert County is selling My Intent bracelets through Monday at noon to raise money for their 2019 scarf bombing event. Order forms can can be acquired by emailing Julie Schaufelberger at julies@ywacavanwertcounty.org.

  • Crestview Board of Education welcomes new member
    Monday, June 17, 2019 7:49 PM

    CONVOY — The Crestview Local Board of Education welcomed a new member during its meeting Monday evening. Brad Perrott was appointed to fill the position left vacant by Jake Sawmiller through the end of this year. Perrott has had experience serving in such a role. “Previously, when I lived in Indiana, I served on the school board there for five years.” He said he applied for the seat because he wanted to give back to the community and plans to seek election to the post.

  • Fisher brings talent back to Rockford Art Festival
    Monday, June 17, 2019 10:10 AM
    ROCKFORD – Parkway 2014 graduate, Emilie Fisher, came back home on Saturday to share talent and art knowledge with local residents. As a part of the local art festival, Fisher guided a group of local aspiring artists to painting a photo she posted for their guidance.
  • Fostering a worthwhile experience for Hiltner
    Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:02 AM
    VAN WERT – Cloverdale’s Erin Hiltner has always had a passion for animals. Her desire to help them led her to become a foster with the Van Wert County Humane Society; currently, she is fostering nine puppies and their mother.
  • Getting to know a DVBS worker
    Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    SCHUMM – Once again, Andrea Hays is in one of the most enjoyable annual event weeks of her life. Hays, a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Schumm, serves on the church’s Board of Education, which heads up the Daily Vacation Bible School week.

  • Activities planned through July for Summer Reading Program
    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:05 AM

    VAN WERT – The Brumback Library Summer Reading Program is in full swing with this year’s theme of “A Universe of Stories.” The program, which has been around for 104 years, promotes reading during the summer months when children are out of school.

  • Planting continues to be all over the board in local area
    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:04 AM
    VAN WERT – Ask area farmers about their sowing efforts over the past 10 days and the answers will be as varied as the type of soil and moisture on their farms.
  • MSVW presents awards during annual dinner
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:06 AM
    VAN WERT – Two individuals and a group were honored during Tuesday evening’s annual Main Street Live! award dinner. The Leslie Knope Award, the Edison Award, and the Mister Rogers Award was presented to those who continue to give back to the Main Street Van Wert organization.
  • Brewed Expressions staff takes a day to help Celina victims
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – The staff of Brewed Expressions in downtown Van Wert closed for a day recently to travel to Celina and assist with tornado cleanup.
  • Keyes to create historical mural on Rockford Firehouse for arts festival
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:00 AM
    ROCKFORD – Dan Keyes will be creating a historical themed mural on the side of the Rockford Firehouse this weekend during the community’s Arts Festival at the Community Building Friday evening and Saturday. The mural is in preparation for the Rockford Bicentennial Celebration in 2020.
  • Buddhist monk journeys through Van Wert on walk for peace
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:19 PM
    VAN WERT – On March 2, Sutham Nateetong, a Buddhist monk, left Santa Monica, California, on foot with the goal of spreading peace. On Monday, his journey brought him through Van Wert and Delphos where he was met by many willing to greet him and hear his story.
  • Council covers a variety of topics
    Monday, June 10, 2019 9:06 PM

    VAN WERT – During Monday's meeting, Van Wert City Council covered a variety of topics and heard an update about the City's financial state.

  • Rosendahl has every Peony Festival program since 1932
    Monday, June 10, 2019 12:07 AM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert's 95-year-old resident Harold Rosendahl remembers the first time he marched in the Peony Festival parade. It was 80-years ago when he marched in the Convoy band. At that time, said Rosendahl, there were two parades on Saturday, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.

  • Peony Festival has good timing for local small business owner Hamilton
    Monday, June 10, 2019 12:03 AM

    VAN WERT – For those selling vegetable and flower plants and promoting garden plant products, this year’s Peony Festival has just the right timing, says Van Wert’s Juli Hamilton.

  • Getting to know Queen Jubilee XLIV
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:05 AM
    VAN WERT – When Peony Festival Queen Jubilee XLIV Michaella Johnson stood in front of a flag brigade and a large audience of people to sing the National Anthem at the recent renaming of the Van Wert County Airport, she realized to the core of her heart what had happened when she was elected this year’s festival queen.
  • Honor Flight a trip to remember for local veteran
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – When Van Wert’s Paul Speelman was asked about going to Washington, D.C. he wasn’t interested at first, but after some convincing from his granddaughter, Paula Bogle, who explained what Honor Flight was, he finally said “yes” and now sums up the experience in one word: “awesome!”
  • Main Street Live! to feature keynote speaker Frances Jo Hamilton
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT – On Tuesday, June 11 Main Street Van Wert will hold their annual Main Street Live! Award Dinner outside of the Wassenberg Art Center. This year’s keynote speaker is Frances Jo Hamilton, Director of Revitalization for Heritage Ohio, who believes in the importance of healthy downtowns.

  • Local 4-Hers collecting caps to supply Fairgrounds with new benches
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT – Ohio State University leader Heather Gottke said late this week that local 4-H clubs are collecting bottle caps to be recycled into plastic benches. The goal is for each club to collect enough caps to make at least one bench to be placed in the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
  • Unverferth steps down as Vantage High School Director
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:31 PM

    VAN WERT – Tony Unverferth attended his last Vantage Board of Education meeting as Vantage High School Director on Thursday. Unverferth plans to return to the classroom while current Student Services Supervisor Mike Knott will step into the High School Director position.

  • VWCHS rescues 9 puppies from Celina
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:04 AM
    VAN WERT – On Monday, the Van Wert County Humane Society took in nine pit bull/ boxer puppies and their mother after the owner of the dogs’ home was destroyed in the Memorial Day Celina tornado.
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