RSS Feed : News A feed of current articles not set 2014-07-28T18:29:07.5436507Z Getting to know a local fire chief Being a part of a small town is both rewarding and uniquely difficult for the fire chief. Gary Kreischer leads the department in Convoy, and he has found both joy and pain in fighting fires and dealing with emergencies. News A lake weekend to celebrate A couple from Pennsylvania get out of their Aquacar to enjoy some Lake Festival festivities on dry group. Aquacars flock to Celina for Lake Festival and delight spectators by driving right into and out of Grand Lake. News After Notes coming soon <div id="storyBar">Our next &ldquo;After Notes&rdquo; following the Fountain Park Concert series is scheduled on July 25 following Scarborough.</div> News Calling all campers! <div id="storyBar">Do you want to keep the kids in your life busy till school is back in session?</div> News Men who take statins may exercise less Older men taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to be slightly less active than those who don&rsquo;t take them, a new study suggests. News Grade cards have evolved over the years By now students have received the last vestige of their school year in a report card that told them how well they did and if they were sent to the next grade. News OVI Checkpoint scheduled for Paulding, Van Wert counties <span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Van Wert</span></strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;&ndash; The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Paulding County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office and the villages of Scott and Grover Hill, announced today that troopers and local law enforcement will operate OVI checkpoints held from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday on SR 114 and Blaine Street, in Van Wert and Paulding Counties.</span></span> News Food Pantry nearly out of food <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; What happens when the organization helping to feed the less fortunate runs out of food? We will soon find out. News Delphos Police Department lobby to open August 4 <br /> DELPHOS &mdash; The reopening of the Delphos Police Department lobby will be delayed by a week, according to Police Chief Kyle Fittro. News Wireless infrastructure improvements in Van Wert <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; Improvements in infrastructure have been completed, so that faster speeds and more efficient Internet service is available in the Van Wert area, according to AT&amp;T. News Van Wert man charged in arson case from 2010 <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; After nearly four years, the Van Wert Police has caught a person they say was involved in setting fire to a 150-year-old building that once was one of the buildings that housed Dull Lumber. News Celina Lake Festival features unique events <br /> CELINA &mdash; Time for a great weekend at the lake. The Celina Lake Festival is set for July 25-27, with many events suited to please a crowd seeking the water. News Van Wert to make another television appearance <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; The City of Van Wert will be making another appearance on television. News Wetzel welcomes annual motorcycle party <br /> WETZEL &mdash; It&rsquo;s a party with a purpose. The Wetzel Motorcycle Club began its annual party back in 1987 as a mostly private, and by today&rsquo;s standards, small affair. News Paulding man gets 3 jail terms for harassing wife <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; A Paulding man was sentenced to serve three consecutive 180-day jail sentences for illegally calling and attempting to contact his estranged wife. News Request for special picture brings outpouring of support <br /> KALIDA &mdash; Kalida resident Nathen Steffel wanted one thing: a picture of his daughter Sophia without tubes attached to her face and wrist. What he received was an overwhelming response of pictures, messages and positive comments. News Top ten reasons to visit Berne for Swiss Days <br /> BERNE, Indiana &mdash; Swiss Days returns to Berne, Indiana on July 25-26. News Strunkenburg placed on leave pending investigation VAN WERT -- Van Wert County Dog Warden Rich Strunkenburg has been placed on paid administrative leave by Van Wert Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach pending an investigation into substandard conditions at the animal shelter on Bonnewitz Ave.<br /> News County jobless rates jump <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; Despite June reports from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) that unemployment in the state was mostly unchanged last month, Tuesday&rsquo;s release of county jobless rates showed that rates jumped during June. The rate in Van Wert County crept upward from 4.5 percent in May to 4.9 percent in June. News Building changes highlight upcoming fair <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; In just over one month, the Van Wert County Fair will be in full swing. News ABM expanding in Van Wert <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; Good news for a Van Wert company. Advanced Biological Marketing announced Tuesday that it will be expanding the Van Wert production facility. News Big cat in Paulding County? <br /> PAULDING &mdash; Authorities in Paulding County are on the lookout for what they believe could be a large cat like a mountain lion or bobcat. News Two caught with meth lab in check of probationer PAULDING -- Two Paulding men found themselves behind bars this past weekend because when a probation officer stopped to check, he found an active meth lab. News VW Co. Fair Commemorative Basket now available A long-standing tradition of the annual Van Wert County Fair is to offer a commemorative basket to fairgoers and basket collectors. These make a fun keepsake for yourself and an excellent gift for family and friends. They are offered at a reduced price by the Fairgrounds as a service to the local community. News Local organizations receive over $25,800 from Ohio Arts Council VAN WERT -- Two local organizations received grants from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) this past weeked for operating support. The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation (VWAPAF) received $21,458 while Off Stage Productions was granted $4,350.<br /> News