The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 announces that its annual year-end Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4, in the Lodge Room. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks mandates that the first Sunday in December of each year be set aside as the day when Elks pause and pay their respects […]

POSTED: 11/30/11 at 7:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

YMCA of Van Wert County Camp Clay Facilitator Clint Myers (center) recently accepted a donation of $250 to be used toward a new state-of-the-art, high-speed security system for the facility. The donation was made on behalf of the Upper Maumee Valley Naturalist Club by representatives Lyn and Wayne Warren (above). “We are thrilled to be […]

POSTED: 11/30/11 at 7:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports The Van Wert High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams opened their season hosting Celina High School in a dual meet held Tuesday. Both Cougar teams were defeated by the Bulldogs: the girls lost 123-63 and boys 98-86. “It was a hard fought meet against Celina, but a great […]

POSTED: 11/30/11 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

CONVOY — The varsity and junior varsity boys’ basketball games being hosted by Crestview against Delphos St. John’s that were scheduled for Friday, December 9, have been postponed until Wednesday, December 28, due to the football playoff run of the Blue Jays. The JV game will tip off at 6 p.m.

POSTED: 11/30/11 at 6:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police November 27, 8:48 p.m. — Maria A. Pugsley, 28, of 225 Woodstock Drive, was charged with obstructing official business after he allegedly made false statements to officers. November 27, 10 p.m. — Samuel D. Stephenson, 34, and Angela Stephenson, 30, both of 232 N. Cherry St., were each charged with three counts […]

POSTED: 11/30/11 at 12:33 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

I’m not exactly sure what it is about a ballet that has endeared itself to the Christmas season so much as The Nutcracker has, but it is certainly a tradition families worldwide have included over the years as a must see.  It might be said that The Nutcracker is to the secular Christmas as Messiah […]

POSTED: 11/29/11 at 11:02 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Becky Jo Prince, 66, of Van Wert, died at 11:29 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born July 4, 1945, in Van Wert, the daughter of Harold Crowe, who survives in Alabama, and the late Melba (Mottinger) Crowe. On December 23, 1983, she married William E. Prince Sr., who survives […]

POSTED: 11/29/11 at 5:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer Blonde hair, blue eyes, and a smile that can light up any room. Luke Hoffman, 5, of Van Wert, will undoubtedly break a few hearts some day. This year, as his family celebrates the true reason for the Christmas season, Luke will be happy for many reasons, but most importantly, he’s […]

POSTED: 11/29/11 at 6:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor After months of discussion, Van Wert City Council finally adopted legislation adding new trash regulations within the city. Council unanimously adopted four ordinances that would limit the number of days trash can be sitting in front of a city residence or business. In addition, Councilman At-Large Don Farmer successfully requested an amendment […]

POSTED: 11/29/11 at 6:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

MENDON — The 13th annual Mendon Town Hall Christmas Festival of Trees & Christmas Walk will be held this coming weekend, December 2-3. Organizations, businesses and individuals from around the area (including those in Van Wert) have more new and unique ideas planned again this year for decorating Christmas trees for this event, which features […]

POSTED: 11/29/11 at 6:08 am. FILED UNDER: News