Economic development releases annual report

  VAN WERT — Progress can be defined in many ways. For Van Wert County in 2018, progress can be described by three factors: job growth, capital investment and collaboration. Read the entire report…


CEO student engineers table for Braun

At 14, Troy Weaks thought his future job could be inventing things. At 18, he has already engineered a product that will make someone else’s job much easier. “In eighth grade we learned about looking at something and trying to figure out how to make it work easier or look CONTINUE


U.S. Foundation Grant to assist local entrepreneurs

Local entrepreneurship is getting a boost from the U.S. Bank Foundation. Krista Somerton, second from right, and Stacy Adam, right, from the Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation, received on Wednesday a $500 check from Terra Bonifas, Branch Assistant Manager, left, and Natalie Gibson, Van Wert Branch Manager. The U.S. CONTINUE


CEO program expands in third year

CEO program expands in third year Internship benefits are two-fold: individuals gain practical experience in a career that compliments their skills and piques their interest, and employers have the opportunity to attract future employees. The Career Education Opportunity program in Van Wert connects high school seniors with local companies. The CONTINUE