The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Apr. 12, 2024

Seven of the eight candidates for this year’s Peony Festival Pageant were on hand Sunday afternoon for the Peony Festival Committee’s first meeting with candidates and their parents. Those candidates who participated include (front row, from the left) Ashley Goeltzenleuchter of Wayne Trace, Rachel Gent of Crestview and Elizabeth Thompson of Delphos Jefferson; (back row) […]

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 7:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

Retiring Van Wert County Fair Manager Paul Oechsle (second from left) some of those who came out Sunday for a reception honoring his service to the Van Wert County Fair. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/OSHP information Three people were hurt and two remain hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday evening at the intersection of Ringwald Road and Ohio 116. Eileen Manken, 56, of Van Wert was listed in critical condition and Morgan K. Pugh, 17, of Venedocia, was said to be in “serious” condition Sunday […]

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 6:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Department of Agriculture Interim Director Tony M. Forshey, DVM, presented a certificate of recognition to the Van Wert County Agricultural Society for the completion of an outstanding 2011 fair season. Brad Taylor, Fair Board vice president, accepted the certificate on behalf of the board. The presentation was made during the annual meeting of Ohio’s […]

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 6:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Solid Waste Management District has announced the township recycling schedule for the month of February. The recycling schedule will not be altered for the Presidents Day holiday. The hours for the township drop-off service are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents and businesses can also deliver clean recyclable materials to the recycling drive-through located […]

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 6:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

American Legion Post 178 Commander Gary Fiegel presents a donation of $500 to the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, which was accepted by Laura Young. (Legion photo)

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 4:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

SANDRA GROOMS/for The Van Wert independent DEFIANCE — The Van Wert High School swimming and diving teams traveled to the Defiance County YMCA for the 15th annual Western Buckeye League championships. The boys’ team finished in fourth place, while the girls’ team finished ninth. Lima Shawnee’s teams were champions and Celina teams were runners-up for […]

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 1:29 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

FINDLAY — Winners from the Van Wert Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot contest recently competed in the district competition held at the University of Findlay. The highlight of the competition came in the boys’ 12-13 year old division, where Van Wert’s Ryan McCracken shot the lights out, making 22 of 25 free throws. McCracken missed qualifying […]

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 1:12 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Madge Marcile Jones, 90, of Ohio City, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Vancrest Health Care Center of Convoy. She was born April 21, 1921, near Wren, the daughter of the late Clarence Clyde and Anna W. (Kever) Jones, and Ada (Fluckiger) Jones. Survivors include two brothers, Howard D. (Joan) Jones of […]

POSTED: 01/29/12 at 4:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Keith J. Gehle, 66, of Rockford, died unexpectedly at 7:27 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born May 19, 1945, in Celina, the son of the late Al and Florence (Leugers) Gehle. On August 27, 1966, he married Margaret M. (Homan) Gehle, who survives in Rockford. […]

POSTED: 01/29/12 at 12:55 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries