Van Wert County

Van Wert County, Ohio

114 E Main St
Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone: (419) 238-6159
Fax: (419) 238-4528

On the western border of OH, west of Lima; organized Apr 1, 1820 from Indian Territory. Name Origin: For Isaac Van Wert (?-1828), a captor of John Andre (1750-80), a British spy, during the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 410.49 (land 410.09; water 0.40) Population per square mile: 71.10
Population 2005: 29,154 State rank: 76 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 -2.60% Population 2000: 29,659 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,293; median household $39,497; Population below poverty level: 5.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,661-$25,191
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 19.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Van Wert County seat (10,533)

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    Kimberly Adams, of Crestview High School in Van Wert County, and Justin Wieging, of Delphos St.
    Ohio State University Extension, Van Wert County, 1055 South Washington Street, Van Wert OH 45891.
    In rural Van Wert County, a 50 percent jump in food-stamp eligibility clashes with 25 percent drops in staffing.
    Britt Menchhofer from the Van Wert County Health Department is all set to watch movies on the road, as she won a Toshiba Portable DVD player, a $100 gift card to Best Buy, and movie-watching candy.
    Venedocia's limestone ``cathedral'' rises out of a Van Wert County cornfield, beckoning neighbours from nearby Gomer - another Welsh enclave - as far away as Michigan, who come to rattle the rafters at the annual Cymanfa Ganu, this Welsh festival of song.
    "The plaintiff, Maharg, Inc., collects solid waste from residential, commercial, and industrial customers of which some 400 are located in Northwestern Ohio's Van Wert County. Prior to April of 1999 Maharg patronized a sanitary landfill located in an adjacent jurisdiction--Jay County--in Indiana.
    "On September 8, 1998, after an opportunity for public comment, the board adopted a resolution designating four solid waste facilities--two in Ohio and two in Indiana--as the facilities authorized to receive waste generated in Van Wert County. The designations, which were subject to the execution of designation agreements by the facilities' owners or operators, named the jay County landfill as one of the approved facilities.
    Two of these facilities are located in Van Wert County, five are located elsewhere in Ohio, and one is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    (3) Zones: I = Infrequently submerged, W = Frequently submerged, O = Open water (4) Sites: D = Defiance County, F = Fulton County, V = Van Wert County TABLE 2 Summarized Importance Factor (IF) ranking of species that occurred greater than or equal to 50% on individual season IF lists during 1998 through 2001 at the studied constructed treatment wetlands in northwest Ohio.