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  • Young identifies local conifer trees
    Friday, January 17, 2020 12:04 AM

    VAN WERT – Local Van Wert County OSU extension educator Curtis Young has put together research identifying common conifer trees familiar to this area.

  • Times Bulletin Graphic Designer places 10 Top in national contest
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:05 AM

    VAN WERT – For the second year in a row, Times Bulletin Graphic Designer Karrie Macke finished in the Top 10 of a national rack card contest. The contest, through Steel City Corp., ranks rack cards across the nation. Rack cards are the posters found at the bottom of a newspaper stand.

  • Lammers encourages girls in non-traditional programs at Vantage
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:00 AM
    VAN WERT – On Wednesday, dozens of girls in non-traditional programs at Vantage heard from Candy Lammers during a lunch and learn program. Lammers is the owner of CSL Contracting LLC and a Vantage alumni. She spoke about being a woman in a non-traditional field and explained the importance of starting at the bottom of a career.
  • REV Group, Inc. brings ‘year-end miracle’ to Adams-Wells Crisis Center
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:12 AM
    It was an emotional moment recently when a large shipment of appliances and furniture items were gifted from REV Group, Inc. to the Adams-Wells Crisis Center. The shipment included beds, mattresses, kitchen appliances and much needed furniture that will be part of the center’s re-organization for the intended early March re-opening of the facility.
  • VWCVS requests funding from City Council
    Monday, January 13, 2020 11:00 PM
    VAN WERT – During City Council's first meeting of 2020, members heard from representatives of Van Wert County Crime Victims Services, Inc., who were in attendance to explain the importance of what they offer to the area and to ask for funding from the City.
  • Auld returns as Crestview Board president
    Monday, January 13, 2020 8:35 PM

    CONVOY — John Auld was once again elected president of the Crestview Board of Education during the Board's organizational meeting Monday evening. Lori Bittner was named vice president. Board members will retain the positions they had last year, except Andy Perrott was named OSBA Capital Conference delegate and John Auld is the conference alternate. Following the organizational meeting, the board held a quick budget hearing which was followed by the regular January Board meeting.

  • Miller to move 'Famous Monster Pizza' down the street
    Monday, January 13, 2020 9:01 AM
    DECATUR, Ind. – Decatur businessman Max Miller has made a big business decision. He is going to move one of the most appreciated pizza businesses in the area a half block down the street in the midst of Decatur’s famed art district.
  • Van Wert wins human trafficking awareness fundraising
    Monday, January 13, 2020 8:37 AM
    VAN WERT – Heavy rain on Saturday didn’t stop local supporters of Human Trafficking Awareness Month from turning out at the Van Wert High School Gym to give their donations to the annual Van Wert-Lincolnview donnybrook generated on behalf of “human trafficking” to raise money for the month-long fund-raising in Van Wert County.
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:00 AM
    PAULDING – Sarah Noggle, Ohio State University extension agent for Paulding County, has announced that the Ohio State University Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency in Ohio are partnering to provide a series of educational Farm Bill meetings this winter to help producers make informed decisions related to enrollment in commodity programs.
  • Vantage BOE recognizes pair of students for bravery
    Friday, January 10, 2020 7:26 AM
    VAN WERT – During Thursday's monthly Vantage Board of Education meeting, two Vantage students were recognized for offering a helping hand when a person was in danger. Superintendent Rick Turner noted that in November, students Ethan Leatherman and Tyler Brown were leaving school when they witnessed an accident on U.S. 30 that left a semi overturned.
  • Getting to know a three decade retiring administrator
    Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:00 AM
    ROCKFORD – For the past 35 years, Rockford’s Jeff Long has worked under the direction of the Ohio Public Retirement System, 28 years with the City of Rockford. Twenty-four of those years, he has been employed with that city as the town’s first administrator.
  • Brunn to retire as VWCS Superintendent
    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:22 PM

    VAN WERT – During Van Wert's first Board of Education meeting of the new year, Board members approved a resignation at the end of the school year due to retirement from Superintendent Vicki Brunn. Brunn is in her second year as Van Wert City Schools Superintendent.

  • Van Wert County Foundation leading the way for downtown development project
    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:07 AM
    VAN WERT – Recently, the Van Wert County Foundation began acquiring downtown buildings. So far, around 30 buildings have been acquired or are in the process of being acquired. The goal of the Downtown Van Wert Development Project is to collectively create a vibrant quality of life for residents.
  • Local YWCA makes preparations for Human Trafficking Awareness Month
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:04 AM
    VAN WERT – The Van Wert YWCA has been making preparations the past several months for the local effort to raise funds for the Human Traffic Awareness Month emphasis. Julie Schaufelberger, who is heading up the local effort, said that numerous activities are being planned over the month of January for Human Traffic Awareness.
  • Magistrate Quatman retires after 19 years in Van Wert County
    Saturday, January 4, 2020 1:00 AM
    VAN WERT – On Friday afternoon, friends, family, and coworkers of Magistrate Joseph Quatman gathered in the Common Pleas Court Courtroom to wish Quatman a happy retirement. After 19 years in Van Wert County, Quatman’s final day was Friday.
  • Lifestyle Furniture celebrates grand opening with ribbon cutting
    Friday, January 3, 2020 11:45 PM
    VAN WERT – Business people and other Van Wert business supporters met in front of the former Frances Furniture Shop at the corner of Washington and Center streets at 12:30 p.m. on Friday for a ribbon cutting launching the establishment of a new lifestyle furniture and mattress store under the management of new manager Shane Vanover.
  • Over 300 gather at Rockford Community Center for Bicentennial kick-off
    Friday, January 3, 2020 9:46 AM
    ROCKFORD – Over 300 Rockford area residents gathered at the Community Center on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the “Rockford Bicentennial Celebration.” The sell-out crowd was energetic and excited about the community’s 200th celebration which will be commemorated in various phases throughout 2020.
  • 2020 promises remission for little Rylee
    Friday, January 3, 2020 12:06 AM
    CONVOY – Tim and Dayna Motycka from Convoy, Ohio, along with their two-year-old daughter Rylee, and older brother Kaden and sister Haley, are looking forward to a much better year in 2020. On Feb. 28, 2019, 16-month-old Rylee Ann Motycka was diagnosed with Pre-B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. For the first 32 days after her diagnosis, Rylee and her parents were inpatients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Those first 32 days included blood transfusions, lumbar punctures, bone marrow biopsies, and surgery to put in a central line to her heart.
  • MRSI starts pay it forward act through coffee
    Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:49 AM
    VAN WERT – Those walking into Brewed Expression's downtown cafe on New Year's Eve got a pleasant surprise when they went to pay for their coffee – it was already paid for courtesy of Mercer Residential Services, Inc.
  • Shelter dogs hoping for forever homes in 2020
    Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:03 AM
    VAN WERT – As 2019 comes to a close, the Van Wert County Humane Society (VWCHS) hopes that 2020 will bring forever homes to their long-term residents. Two dogs, in particular, have now ended another year waiting to be adopted.
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