BY LINDSAY MCCOY
VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Chapter, the Allen County Chapter and five other chapters of the American Red Cross adopted a new name, the West Central Ohio Chapter, on Tuesday. In addition to this name change, the chapter combined valuable resources from throughout its seven-county territory. These changes are to make the agency more efficient in providing the vital services and programs expected of the Red Cross. The American Red Cross of West Central Ohio serves Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties.