The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve several incidents of criminal damaging which occurred in various areas of Van Wert. Van Wert City Police are investigating a second wave of criminal damaging incidents that occurred during the evening hours of January 2 and the […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 5:23 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Both retired Van Wert County fair manager Paul Oechsle and successor Denis Ellinger have fond memories of the fair while growing up in Van Wert County. Oechsle said he enjoyed his time showing animals while in 4-H, while Ellinger, an Ohio City native, said he remembers driving a demolition derby entry when […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 5:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, Erivedge (vismodegib) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adult patients with basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. The drug is intended for use in patients with locally advanced basal cell cancer who are not candidates for surgery or radiation and for […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 3:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/contributor content FINDLAY — State Representatives Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) and Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon), along with State Senator Cliff Hite (R-Findlay), held a press conference Monday at Bindel’s Appliance (Main St., Findlay) to discuss flooding of the Blanchard River and announce a Constituents’ Call to Action in order for residents to offer feedback on […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 3:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/VWCS information The registration of kindergarten children attending Van Wert City Schools for the 2012-2013 school year will be held February 27 to March 2, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Registration will take place in the superintendent’s office, located in the S.F. Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St. in Van Wert. Enter through the […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 3:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Department of Agriculture information REYNOLDSBURG — The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Monday announced that a male spotted leopard from the Thompson farm in Zanesville was euthanized on Sunday afternoon after sustaining an injury. The animal was in quarantine at the Zoo’s Animal Health Center under orders from the […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 3:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Animal Protective League has the following pets available for adoption: Cats Pepper, a 7-year-old female cat; black and white, fixed, declawed. A 1-year-old male black cat. Kittens Penny, a 6-month-old female; gray and white. Male and female, 11 weeks old, black. Male and female, 3 months old, black and white, tiger stripe. Male and […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 3:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports It took two overtimes, but the Van Wert Lady Cougars pushed their record back above the .500 mark with a 63-59 non-conference victory over Lima Central Catholic on Monday. With the win, Van Wert is now 9-8 overall, while the Lady Thunderbirds are 9-7 on the season. It was a game of […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 3:15 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Van Wert Cougar wrestlers finished in second place in the Hamilton Township Duals Invitational held over the weekend. Van Wert defeated Independence 48-24, edged Teays River Valley 37-33, dominated Dayton Stivers 61-12 and downed Jackson 56-15 before losing 44-21 to host Hamilton Township in the tournament finals. Individual champions for the […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 3:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Clara H. Carder, 88, of Delphos, died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos. She was born June 28, 1923, in Landeck, the daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Adding) Topp. On July 5, 1945, she married Orville Carder, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include three […]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 1:59 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries