The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Apr. 12, 2024

Van Wert Police April 26, 2:04 p.m. — A resident of the 300 block of North Jefferson Street reported the theft of $1,700 in $100 bills from his residence. April 26, 3 p.m. — The theft of copper wire was reported from a residence in the 500 block of South Shannon Street. April 27, 11:52 […]

POSTED: 04/30/12 at 1:08 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Louis I. Rode, 96, of Landeck, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his residence. He was born December 18, 1915, in Landeck, the son of the late Sylvester and Leona (Rahrig) Rode. He first married Veronica (Fuerst) Rode, who preceded him in death in 1999. He then married Maxine (Butler) Rode in 2003, and she […]

POSTED: 04/30/12 at 1:05 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Susan U. (Peplinski) Jones, 55, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and formerly of Convoy, died at 12:01 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born January 5, 1957, in Traverse City, Mich., the daughter of Ulaine (Allen) Peplinski, and Fred Peplinski, both of whom survive in Maple City, Mich. She […]

POSTED: 04/29/12 at 11:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Darrell DeWayne Day, 48, of Van Wert, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born June 26, 1963, in Sidney, the son of Sylvia (Stokes) Davis, who survives in Van Wert, and Odis Day, who survives in Sidney. Other survivors include his stepfather, Dennis […]

POSTED: 04/29/12 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

John P. Baumle, 89, of Payne, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Gardens of Paulding. He was born February 16, 1923, in Payne, the son of the late Roman and Vivian (Hummell) Baumle. On May 4, 1946, he married Delores M. (King) Baumle, who preceded him in death on January 2, 2007. Survivors include […]

POSTED: 04/29/12 at 12:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Avis Mae Miller, 96, of Paulding, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Gardens of Paulding. She was born April 28, 1916, in Jackson Township, Paulding County, the daughter of the late Frank and Katie (Coder) Horner. On August 14, 1934, she married Ralph T. Miller, who preceded her in death on April 5, 2005. […]

POSTED: 04/29/12 at 12:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

ARCHBOLD — The Crestview High School track and field team competed at the Archbold Dilbone/Walker Relays held at Archbold High School on Friday, April 27. The boys’ and girls’ teams both finished in sixth place out eight schools.  The link to the results for all teams can be found on or results can be […]

POSTED: 04/28/12 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Everything is big in Texas, including an idea a couple of Texans have for a classy motorcycle rally in Van Wert this summer. C.J. Van Wart, a descendent, he has said, of the Revolutionary War hero for whom Van Wert is named, and Tony DiLalla, co-organizers of the Rally in the Corn […]

POSTED: 04/28/12 at 7:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Two Van Wert firefighters moved up the ladder Friday with a swearing-in ceremony held in Van Wert City Council Chambers. Lieutenant Craig King was promoted to captain, replacing retiring Roger Wurst, while Firefighter David Cummings was promoted to lieutenant to replace King. Van Wert Fire Chief Jim Steele went over some of […]

POSTED: 04/28/12 at 5:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

It began with squealing tires, the screech of brakes and the sound of metal being twisted and smashed. Crestview High School’s mock crash held Friday was a sobering portrayal of what can happen when alcohol and driving mix on Prom Night. The students who watched — and even some of those involved in the event […]

POSTED: 04/28/12 at 5:04 am. FILED UNDER: News