Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Council hears reports on cleanup day, airport, and more
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:43 AM

    VAN WERT – City Council heard from several presenters during Monday's regular Council meeting, including Rich Riley of Young's Trash Service, who reported on the city-wide cleanup day that took place at the end of September. In total, 176 vehicles hauled in 59,180 pounds of trash.

  • Area students take pledge to stop domestic violence
    Monday, October 14, 2019 4:13 PM
    VAN WERT – To help bring attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the YWCA of Van Wert County took a purple door to recent high school sporting events. The door contained a pledge that students and parents read aloud before signing the door, making a statement that they would stand against domestic violence.
  • Seasons are changing, says National Weather Service
    Monday, October 14, 2019 8:48 AM

    VAN WERT – It was about this time of the year when famous poet James Whitcomb Riley wrote the famous poem, “When the frost in on the ‘punkin.’”

  • Angel Intervention Services holds ribbon cutting
    Friday, October 11, 2019 4:28 PM
    VAN WERT – Angel Intervention Services, located at the corner of South Washington and Central Avenue, held its official open house on Thursday afternoon.
  • Ginter warns men that they can get breast cancer too
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – According to the American Cancer Society, aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women. Around 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. Less common, however, is male breast cancer. Less than 1 percent of all breast cancers occur in men, which is why when Decatur resident John Ginter found a lump, he didn’t think much about it and ignored it for months before seeing a doctor.

  • Harvest conditions ‘all over the board’ say local educators
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT COUNTY – Local Ohio State University agriculture educators are characterizing harvest conditions this fall as, “all over the board.” Professionals such as Paulding County’s Sarah Noggle and Van Wert County’s Curtis Young refer to the topic in several ways.
  • YWCA paints crosswalk on Central Avenue to help spread mission
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:07 AM

    VAN WERT – Late last week the YWCA of Van Wert County began painting a crosswalk on Central Avenue around the area between the Eugene Bagley Art Alley and the Wassenberg Art Center. YWCA Advocacy Coordinator Kelly Houg said that the YWCA Staff and Board members worked together over several days to paint the crosswalk, which they hope helps spread their message.

  • Getting to know a residential services assistant
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT – When Alexis Kirk goes to work each morning, she has a cheerful spring in her steps because she knows that those around her are going to make her day, both those that she works with and the individuals that they work with.

  • Fun Day held to practice AKC Farm Dog Certification
    Monday, October 7, 2019 9:13 AM

    VAN WERT – On Saturday, around 25 dogs and their handlers participated in a Farm Dog Fun Day, where dogs could go through a practice run of the 12 test elements that they would go through to become American Kennel Club (AKC) Farm Dog Certified.

  • Residents look at growing problem of area homeless
    Monday, October 7, 2019 9:00 AM
    VAN WERT – A group of residents from the local area gathered at Fountain Park on Saturday evening to discuss ways to address the growing problem of homelessness in the Van Wert area.
  • Large group of MRSI clients cross Grand Lake finish line
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:00 AM

    CELINA – For the fourth year, clients from Mercer Residential Services (MRSI) in both Celina and Van Wert participated in the Grand Lake Marathon.

  • Ohio Federation of Teachers president at Crestview
    Friday, October 4, 2019 12:04 PM

    CONVOY — Crestview Local Schools played host to Ohio Federation of Teachers president Melissa Cropper and Darold Johnson, Director of Legislation at Ohio Federation of Teachers, on Friday. Johnson said the decision to visit Crestview was a simple one. "They are a Blue Ribbon School. We've been trying to come to Crestview for a while now." He described James Lautzenheiser, the president of the Crestview Employees' Association, as a "very active member in our union." He noted that representatives of the Ohio Federation of Teachers have been to Van Wert City Schools several times but "we are very excited to see what's happening here at Crestview." He added, "We wanted to let people know around the state what's happening at Crestview."

  • Paulding County educator concerned about upcoming harvest
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:06 PM

    PAULDING – Paulding County OSU educator, Sarah Noggle, uses the term, “all over the board,” when referring to the conditions of her county’s soybeans at this point.

  • Vantage scores overall "B" grade on Career Center State Report Card
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:56 PM

    VAN WERT – During Thursday's regular Board meeting, Vantage High School Director Mike Knott spoke about the recent results of the Career Center's State Report Card. Overall, Vantage Career Center received a "B" letter grade.

  • Stoneco Quarry provides outreach program to area students
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:05 AM
    CONVOY – On Tuesday, around a dozen Early Childhood Education seniors from Vantage Career Center along with nearly 15 preschoolers toured Stoneco Quarry to learn about the quarry, see how rocks are blasted, mined and crush, and to see the various stages rock goes through before becoming usable material for construction projects.

YWCA plans Domestic Violence Awareness events in October
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:00 AM

    VAN WERT – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the YWCA of Van Wert County has several events planned to bring awareness to the issue.

  • Getting to know an aspiring health worker
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:04 AM
    VAN WERT – For Vantage health student Emma Witten, the recent “Day of Caring” blood drive was an especially fulfilling moment for her. It represented the first time in her life that she had ever given blood.
  • Agencies receive Thomas Edison donations
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT — Adults and staff at the Thomas Edison Center made several donations on Monday morning. For several Thursdays and Fridays this summer, adults worked to collect money to supply food and supplies for area food banks as well as the Van Wert County Humane Society shelter. In addition, they sold handmade paw print flowers. The proceeds from the sales of the flowers will be used to purchase pet oxygen masks for area volunteer fire departments. The masks are $100 each and are reusable.
  • Hall credits ‘grace of God’ for 109-year family business legacy
    Saturday, September 28, 2019 12:00 AM

    CONVOY – Convoy’s Jon Hall hesitated and then said, “it’s by the grace of God we have been here this long.”

  • Vantage students find meaning in assisting with blood drive
    Saturday, September 28, 2019 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT – Students from Vantage Vocational School’s health program found special meaning in assisting with the annual blood drive associated with the United Way Day of Caring on Friday morning. Many of the students, who are focused on careers in the medical field, have had experiences in their lives that have directed their sentiments toward the medical field.
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