Monday, August 20, 2018
  • Lincolnview celebrates opening of Community Center
    Monday, August 20, 2018 12:01 AM

    MIDDLE POINT – The Lancer community celebrated on Saturday as Lincolnview Local Schools officially opened their Community Center up to the public.

  • Delphos native named Best TV Reporter in Ohio
    Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:56 PM
    CINCINNATI — The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists has awarded Delphos-native Duane Pohlman one of its top achievements: Best Television Reporter. The award honors Pohlman’s reporting this past year at WKRC-TV, Local 12 in Cincinnati.
  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:01 AM

    The Market at the Wass only has a couple more weekends for the season. Time to get your veggies while the getting is good. Thanks to all the customers, vendors and participants who made this year such a success. We also like to thank Vicki and Dennis Schulte for keeping the market running smoothly. Markets begin at 9 a.m. and close up at 1 p.m. Good eating is an art!

  • VWAPC photographs Van Wert’s Historical Museum
    Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    Thanks to our tour guide, Linda Mechling, and former Museum Trustee and Club Member Jan Dunlap, the Van Wert Area Photography Club got a first class tour of the displays, in the Clark Mansion, Annex, Bear School, Log House, and Red Barn on Sunday, Aug. 12.

  • Schumm’s 105th full of surprises
    Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:04 AM
    CONVOY – On Friday, family, friends, and residents and workers of the Vancrest of Convoy crowded outside to watch Karl Schumm take a ride in a 1929 Model A Truck for his 105th birthday celebration. Schumm will officially turn 105 on Sunday, Aug. 19.
  • Unseen presence a part of this year’s Wren tournament
    Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:02 AM
    WREN – Anyone familiar with the 27th annual Wren Wiffleball Tournament is aware of a missing legend who normally stood by the entrance to the famous “Warehouse” where the tournament is held.
  • Getting to know a Vantage machinist student
    Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:01 AM
    VAN WERT – For Vantage student Samantha Backus, the concepts of hard work, family values and appreciation for nature are synonymous.
  • $45 million hospital expansion breaks ground
    Friday, August 17, 2018 12:09 AM

    VAN WERT – A little rain didn’t stop Van Wert Health on Thursday from breaking ground. In fact, the parking lot near the Emergency Room was buzzing with excited on-lookers, health care workers, board members, and other community members as the ground was officially broken for the $45 million expansion that was announced just Wednesday.

  • Sloan nominated for state teacher award
    Friday, August 17, 2018 12:02 AM

    VAN WERT – Van Wert High School principal Bob Priest quickly thought of one of his teachers when he received information for nominating an educator for ”Ohio Teacher of the Year.”

  • Van Wert Board honors Sloan
    Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:26 AM

    VAN WERT – The Van Wert Board of Education held its regular meeting on Wednesday where they honored and recognized High School Band Director Bob Sloan for his recent achievement of being named 2019 Teach of the Year for Ohio District 1.

  • Pickleball gets residents exercising while having fun
    Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:16 AM

    VAN WERT – In the last eight years, pickleball has become an increasingly popular game at the Van Wert YMCA – so much so that the center started with one court and has now grown to have five pickleball courts. Recently, a pickleball court was installed at Franklin Park.

  • Niswonger Performing Arts Center ignites promotion for Back Stage Annex
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:37 AM

    VAN WERT – A large group of supporters turned out at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) on Monday evening to hear the details for a proposed Back Stage Annex.

  • Van Wert City Council OKs building permit change
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    VAN WERT — Despite protests from several city residents in the audience, Van Wert City Council approved a measure that would require the purchase of building permits for any project that would cost $300 or more. That is a change from the former ordinance which required building permits on projects totaling $1,000 or more. The measure, which was on its third and final reading, was approved on a close, split decision. Council members Bill Marshall, Ken Markward, and Steve Trittschuh voted in favor of the measure while Warren Straley and Joi Mergy voted no. Council member Jeff Agler was absent and Joel Penton abstained.

  • The Return of the Barn Artist
    Monday, August 13, 2018 12:16 PM

    VAN WERT COUNTY — Barn Artist Scott Hagan recently returned to Van Wert County and to the barn he first painted about 20 years ago.

  • US 224 down to one lane following crash
    Monday, August 13, 2018 11:12 AM

    MIDDLEBURY — US 224 in the area of Balliet Road was down to one lane of travel following a two-vehicle crash involving a semi and a Ford Escape around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

  • VWAPC plans Museum photoshoot
    Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:00 AM

    The Van Wert Area Photography Club has selected the exhibits at our Van Wert County Historical Museum for its next photoshoot. It will take place this Sunday, Aug. 12, starting at 2:15 p.m.

  • Siefker finds rewarding career through programs offered at Vantage
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:50 AM

    VAN WERT – Recent Vantage and Delphos Jefferson graduate, Drew Siefker, is excited about the opportunity to continue his education at Vantage through the new LPN (licensed practical nurse) program. Siefker will be among the first to graduate from the new program as well as the youngest.

  • Interurban used to pass through county at 80 miles per hour
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:00 AM

    A drive around Middle Point these days brings to light spots where history once lived, including portions of downtown, older church buildings, the school and especially the decayed remnants of the interurban station located on the south side of town.

  • Moving towards a healthier lifestyle
    Friday, August 10, 2018 12:06 PM

    VAN WERT — Even though it was after 5 p.m. on Thursday, the parking area near Community Health Professionals on Westwood Drive was filled — but not with cars — with people. It was all part of a Healthy Block Party hosted by Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio, Van Wert County General Health District, and Westwood Behavioral.

  • Rib Fest deemed a success
    Friday, August 10, 2018 11:55 AM

    VAN WERT — “Saturday’s hot weather had a negative effect on attendance at this year’s Rib Fest,” said Larry Lee, Executive Director of the Van Wert Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “But overall we’d call this year’s event a success.”

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