The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van County Sheriff’s Department solve an incident of burglary that occurred in the county. On Sunday March 18, at 2:25 a.m., the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department received a call reporting a residential burglary had just occurred at a residence located at […]

POSTED: 03/30/12 at 2:38 pm. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The question of what to do on Friday evenings this summer was likely answered for many area residents on Thursday when the concert line-up was released for The Van Wert County Foundation’s Fountain Park Summer Music Series. In addition to a full slate of exciting concerts, this year’s series, the 11th since […]

POSTED: 03/30/12 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert City Board of Education members toured the new grades 1-5 elementary school building now under construction following a special board meeting Thursday evening. Shown are (from the left) Project Manager Larry Geren, VWCS Treasurer Mike Ruen and VWCS Maintenance Supervisor Randy Stemen. During the special meeting, the board awarded several bids for the Jefferson […]

POSTED: 03/30/12 at 5:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

Peony Festival information Judges and the emcee for this year’s Peony Festival Pageant have been announced. Judges include Walter Kinsey, Cindy Brandehoff, Emily Hart and Kevin Sandler, while Ed Gebert will emcee this year’s pageant. Walter Kinsey is a graduate of the Ohio State University with degrees in education, marketing and finance. He is currently […]

POSTED: 03/30/12 at 5:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Local business people had the chance to do some networking and also learned about customer service from Andy Godwin of RG Communications (above) during the first of a series of quarterly Chamber Coffees hosted by the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce. The first event, sponsored by The Van Wert independent, was held at the […]

POSTED: 03/30/12 at 5:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

VWHS Drama Club information Van Wert High School will bring Disney’s magic to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center April 19-21, starting at 7 p.m. each evening, with its production of Beauty and the Beast. The show will certainly delight its audience with the same (and even more) spectacle and energy the community has come to […]

POSTED: 03/30/12 at 5:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Arts Factory, 136 E. Main St. in Van Wert, has a number of new artworks available for sale, and has added felted purses, handmade jewelry, and other items to the inventory. “Everyone is invited to come in and check out all this great new work,” says Tomi Jaycox, Promotions Committee chair for […]

POSTED: 03/30/12 at 5:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) co-sponsored the Preserving America’s Family Farms Act, H.R. 4157, which prohibits the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing any regulation that would restrict farm youths from working on family-owned farms. “The proposed youth labor regulation is a misguided idea that threatens the ability of America’s youth […]

POSTED: 03/30/12 at 5:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leland D. Brown, 79, of Van Wert, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born November 1, 1932, in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Pearl Raymond and Laura Etta (Johnson) Brown. On December 14, 1989, he married Barbara (Sennebogen) […]

POSTED: 03/29/12 at 3:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

There’s not much left of this home at 9121 Liberty-Union Road as brisk winds fanned flames that quickly destroyed the residence Wednesday afternoon. An outbuilding and a vehicle were also heavily damaged by the fire, which started around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The property, owned by George Adams and rented by Kara Priest, was considered a […]

POSTED: 03/29/12 at 5:30 am. FILED UNDER: News