Happy 200th Birthday, Van Wert County!


As we continue to celebrate the County’s bicentennial, you are invited to come downtown for a family-friendly evening on Friday, July 30, 2021, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Open house style tours of the beautiful and historic Van Wert County Courthouse will be happening from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  No appointment necessary; just show up at the main entrance.  If you are feeling adventurous, take this opportunity to climb to the top of the Courthouse to get a peak of a treasured hidden space, the bell tower and clock all the way at the top.  In addition, Tom Mosier will be roaming throughout the Courthouse as Revolutionary War hero Isaac Van Wart for all of you history lovers!  After your tour, pick up your very own container of delicious cotton candy provided by Kasey Mills & The Thirsty Diner.  There will be other giveaways and entertainment throughout this time in and around the Courthouse located at 121 East Main Street, Van Wert, Ohio, so stay tuned.  Round out the evening by visiting Fountain Park to enjoy live entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend!  We hope to see you there!

The Van Wert County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications from qualified men and woman for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Find more information at:

The Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas is accepting applications from qualified men and woman for the position of Chief Probation Officer. Find more information at: https://www.vanwertcountyohio.gov/government/courts/common_pleas_court/job_opportunities.php