Wednesday, August 05, 2015
  • Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:07 AM
    The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce issued a reminder of the Ohio Sales Tax Holiday coming up this weekend, Aug. 7-9. Here’s a brief description of the one-time sales tax holiday event:

    · The holiday starts on Friday, Aug. 7, at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 11:59 p.m.

    · During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

    o An item of clothing priced at $75 or less (See FAQ’s for additional details at website below;)

    o An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and

    o An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

    · Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

    For a detailed list of FAQ’s, please visit:

    The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce has shared this information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages as a great opportunity to shop local. Please contact the chamber for more information.


  • Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:01 AM
    Residents having garage sales this weekend along US Route 127 are encouraged to donate their unsold garage sale items at a special Goodwill attended donation trailer. 
  • Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:59 AM
    Christopher Howell of Van Wert graduated from The University of Akron. 
  • Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:58 AM
    Riverside Art Center has announced that entries will be taken for the eighth annual Wapakoneta Community Art Center on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 1-4 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 17, 6-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6-9 p.m. No artwork will be accepted before or after this date. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 2:23 PM
    The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: 
  • Progress continues on historic Wyneken House
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 2:45 AM
    The Friends Of Wyneken on Tuesday passed another milestone on the long road of restoring the historic Wyneken House on the Winchester Road in Adams County, with the drilling of a water well to provide running water to the basement area of the House. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 2:11 AM
    The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association will host a modern military match on Aug. 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. Any modern military rifle may be used for this match. Iron sights, electronic sights and scoped rifles are all okay. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 2:00 AM
    The Van Wert County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) is announcing the 2015 Outerwear Program for income eligible families with dependent children. Clothing items may include coats, boots, shoes, and hats/gloves/scarves. 
  • Rockford Community Days donates to Shanes Park
    Monday, August 03, 2015 12:33 AM
    The old Shane Hall is the last remaining building from the UB Church Camp grounds. The old building has had many years of use and has served the community well, but it is time for a new, cleaner, more efficient building. 
  • Monday, August 03, 2015 12:28 AM

    You’re ready to hit the elliptical machine or treadmill. Before you do, though, consider doing a brief warm-up, followed by a quick cool-down session when you’re done exercising.


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