RSS Feed : News A feed of current articles not set 2014-07-24T17:47:39.5876449Z 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 Crabby about crabgrass? It&rsquo;s a familiar question heard by lawn care specialists everywhere: How do I get rid of crabgrass? News Getting to know a young health care worker It is like having another family for Hannah Putt, watching the help with her mother&rsquo;s rehabilitation, and with her dancing lessons. The &ldquo;family&rdquo; at Vancrest Health Care Center has been there for her and her family. News Lambert Queen crowned Lambert Days Queen Tiffany Ricketts poses with Princess Addison Sturwold. News The Best of 2014 exhibit opens Hanging our various exhibits are different from each other as one human is different from another. News Being comfortable in my own skin The corn is higher than knee high, school is closed, the air conditioner is blasting before the sun comes up, there are concerts in the park, strawberry shortcake is slated for dessert, and the Van Wert Civic Theatre will be hosting auditions for their second Youth Theatre production. News Could fitter kids be smarter kids, too? Children who are physically fit might have better language skills than their peers who are less fit, new research suggests. News Changes in agriculture over our lifetimes No one can deny that agriculture has changed in their lifetimes, especially if they have traveled down country roads following large equipment. News Gold trim highlights Courthouse renovation <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; The Van Wert County Courthouse has taken on a new hue lately. With work finishing on the building&rsquo;s renovation, an accent color has been added &mdash; gold. News State unemployment rate unchanged from previous month <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; Not much change was reported in the June employment report, released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. News Ohio Supreme Court justice makes VW stop <br /> VAN WERT &mdash;One of the seven justices of the Ohio Supreme Court paid a visit to Van Wert on Friday. Justice Sharon Kennedy, who is seeking re-election this fall, was the speaker at a breakfast at Willow Bend Country Club. News Van Wert economic advisory group visits Camp Clay <br /> VAN WERT &ndash; On Friday morning the Van Wert Economic Advisory Group monthly meeting was hosted by the YMCA Camp Clay. News Thursday night incidents keep law enforcement busy VAN WERT &mdash; Law enforcement stayed busy Thursday night dealing with a shooting northeast of Van Wert and a police standoff near Grover Hill.<br /> News Downtown building owners anxious for possible grant dollars <br /> VAN WERT &mdash; Over the past ten years, downtown business and building owners have sunk hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars in the 146 buildings that are a part of downtown Van Wert. News Ribbon cut at PC+ER <br /> A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at PC+ER Thursday celebrating the opening of the computer repair company&rsquo;s Towne Center location inside Walmart. News