Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:04 AM

    Van Wert Council on Aging recently created a new fund with The Van Wert County Foundation, Council executive director Kevin Matthews announced recently.

  • Council on Aging hosts health fair on Thursday
    Friday, August 16, 2019 10:36 AM

    Those in regular association with the Van Wert County Council on Aging visited the local agency on Thursday to take advantage of health screenings sponsored by the Van Wert Manor.

  • Healthy Block Party: Having fun getting healthy
    Friday, August 16, 2019 10:00 AM

    VAN WERT — A portion of the parking lot on Westwood Drive near Community Health Professionals was a magnet for a number of people, young and old alike, who attended the second annual Healthy Block Party on Thursday evening.

  • Local Student Director releases novel to help teens deal with broken families
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:28 PM

    VAN WERT – LifeHouse Student Director David Barco recently published a young adult novel titled, “Destines: The Ark of Power” which deals with the question, “How far would a teenager go to get a missing parent back in their life?” Barco hopes that the book can help youth and adults dealing with the feelings and emotions that come from having a missing parent.

  • Two strong storms spawn tornado warnings in Van Wert County
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:05 PM

    VAN WERT COUNTY — Information from Van Wert County Emergency Management director Rick McCoy notes that two separate strong storms hit southeastern Van Wert County on Wednesday, prompting two separate tornado warnings. McCoy noted that damage was minimal in both storms with no structural damage although a microburst caused extensive corn damage in a small area.

  • Rockford United Methodist takes prayers to school grounds
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:43 PM

    It’s been five years since members of the Rockford United Methodist Church discovered a new community outreach through their study on prayer.

  • Residents asked to chip in for United Way campaign
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:04 PM

    On Monday afternoon, United Way executive director, Vicki Smith, invited Van Wert County residents to “chip in” for the upcoming year’s fundraising campaign.

  • Families of Addicts (FOA) challenged with Narcan use
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:53 PM

    At a regular meeting of the local Families of Addicts group, Allen County Public Health director Tami Gough gave a presentation on Lima’s Project Dawn, a cooperative of statewide initiative designed to get narcan in the hands of people who need to be immediately revived from an overdose of opioids.

  • Garage sale raises money for service dog
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:49 AM

    VAN WERT — There were a number of garage sales in the area over the weekend. Most of them were located along Lincoln Highway, the so-called Buy-Way sales. One very special sale gave buyers the opportunity to help raise money to obtain a service dog for young Caia Hough. Caia, the three-year-old daughter of Keith and Destinee Hough, is afflicted with autism. She experiences meltdowns due to her condition and a group is assisting the family with finding a suitable dog to help Caia deal with her condition.

  • City to underwrite cleanup day
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:41 AM

    VAN WERT — Van Wert City Council met Monday evening. One matter council members wanted to address is the problem of bulky items being left at the curb.

  • Central Mutual matches major Wee Care Learning Center funding campaign
    Monday, August 12, 2019 1:00 AM

    VAN WERT – The current year, 2019, marks the 40th anniversary for Wee Care Learning Center and the 14th in its current building.

  • Getting to know a daycare teacher
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:00 AM
    VAN WERT – Ashley Edwards is in the midst of her 13th year of working with children at Wee Care Day Care Center in Van Wert. During the school year, she teaches the pre-school children, addressing such areas as kindergarten readiness and learning skills through play.
  • Wednesday VWCHS volunteer crew finds rewarding experience in helping shelter dogs
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:06 AM
    VAN WERT – Each Wednesday for the past couple of years, Dawn Freeman and Lolly Boley have dedicated their evenings to caring for and comforting shelter dogs at the Van Wert County Humane Society.
  • Sunshine will be on the shoulders of those attending John Denver tribute
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:07 AM
    VAN WERT – Friday’s weather is looking to put sunshine on the shoulders of those attending the John Denver Tribute featuring Ted Vigil. The concert will start at 7 p.m. in Fountain Park.
  • Gerdeman inducted into Ag Hall of Fame
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:15 PM
    VAN WERT – Van Wert County’s second annual Ag Banquet was held Tuesday at the Senior Center where scholarship winners were recognized, the Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2019 Cooperator of the Year was revealed, and Earl Gerdeman was inducted as the second member of the Van Wert Agriculture Hall of Fame.
  • Hidden Spaces Tour reveals downtown secret places
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:05 AM
    VAN WERT – Main Street Van Wert's Hidden Spaces tour is back with new places for residents to observe and learn about. This year five secret locations are on the tour, all for the first time.
  • World War II veteran recalls time in Navy
    Monday, August 5, 2019 10:00 AM
    AKRON – Ellis Augsburger will never forget a “close call” in World War II that took place nearly 75 years ago. Augsburger was aboard the USS Hawkbill, a Sturgeon-class attack submarine, a large sea turtle. Ironically the name perpetuated the inadvertent misspelling of “hawksbill” in the naming of the first ship of that name.
  • Weekend weather continues to cooperate
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 12:06 AM
    VAN WERT – The recent run on pleasant weather that has allowed area residents to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities is predicted to continue well into the middle of next week say experts at the National Weather Service in Syracuse, Indiana, and predictions from the Ohio State University Extension office in Columbus.
  • The Convoy Asiatic Cholera Scourge of 1854 nearly wipes out small towns
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 12:00 AM
    CONVOY – In the summer of 1854, a terrible scourge, the Asiatic Cholera, became an epidemic through Van Wert and surrounding counties and in many places, the mortality rate nearly wiped out the whole of small-town communities. In Ohio, the greatest fatality rate was in the Black Swamp Region, Tully Township of Van Wert County, notwithstanding.
  • 'The Walking Dead' zombie actor makes appearance during U.S. 127 sales
    Friday, August 2, 2019 1:00 AM

    VAN WERT – When it comes to yard sales, Van Wert is often known as the “hot spot” as two of the biggest sales of the year fall on back-to-back weekends. This weekend’s U.S. 127 sale has brought people from all over the United States into the area. One of those people on Thursday and Friday was actor Jeremy Ambler who played a “walker” on the hit-AMC television show “The Walking Dead.”

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