The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, May. 22, 2024

Van Wert’s seventh grade club baseball team has finished its season with a very impressive 19-4 record. The team is again sponsored this year by StateWide Ford Lincoln.  Members of the team include Mason Carr, Jordan Chacon, Cade Chiles, Caleb Fetzer, Nick Guiterrez, Austin Hammons, Dylan Lautzenheiser, Zach Lyvers, Nick Motycka, Matt Reichert, David Slagle. (photo […]

POSTED: 05/29/12 at 6:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Local veterans groups and local residents didn’t let the heat deter them as they turned out Monday to honor members of the military who gave their lives in service of their country. In Van Wert, veterans gathered for the traditional Memorial Day ceremony held at Woodland Cemetery. “We’re here to honor the […]

POSTED: 05/29/12 at 6:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police May 27, 4:37 p.m. — Corey D. Dolt, 22, of 309 N. Chestnut St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued in Allen County, Ohio. May 25, 10:13 p.m. — William C. Brothers, 39, of Ohio City, was arrested on an outstanding warrant while in the 200 block of East Main Street. […]

POSTED: 05/29/12 at 5:53 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

OSHP information PAYNE — A motorcyclist and his passenger were both critically injured in a collision with a minivan in Paulding County this morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which occurred at the intersection of Ohio 49 and Ohio 114 south of Payne. According to investigating troopers, A 2011 Harley Davidson […]

POSTED: 05/29/12 at 4:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Jon Amundson, president of the Van Wert County Historical Society, has announced that the historical society will officially open the museum’s new Welcome Center/Research Library and Gift Shop on Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. After the ribboncutting ceremony, the other buildings on the campus also will be open from 2-3:30 p.m. In 2009, the […]

POSTED: 05/29/12 at 4:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

Buckeye Youth, a United Way agency and non-profit local youth organization, will be serving its fresh made doughnuts at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds during the Peony Festival. The group will have regular doughnuts with sugar, cinnamon-sugar and powdered sugar, as well as chocolate, blueberry and cherry doughnuts. Doughnuts are $3 for half dozen, $5 […]

POSTED: 05/29/12 at 4:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has extended the $65 million in rate cuts enacted last year for Ohio’s private sector employers to the 2013 policy year that begins July 1.  BWC’s board of directors approved the proposal to maintain the statewide average rate at the current level, therefore maintaining last year’s […]

POSTED: 05/29/12 at 3:37 am. FILED UNDER: Business

Lincolnview Valedictorian Samantha Karalunas (left) receives her diploma from Board of Education member Cindy Miller during commencement ceremonies held Sunday afternoon in the high school gymnasium. Click here for a special graduation publication. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 05/28/12 at 12:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Mary S. Donnel, 92, of Van Wert, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born May 1, 1920, in Van Wert, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Robert A. and Laura (Murphy) Thomas. In 1953, she married Glen Donnel, who preceded her […]

POSTED: 05/27/12 at 12:03 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Mary E. Workman, 47, of Convoy, died at 3:26 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born December 28, 1964, in Van Wert, the daughter of Brenda M. (Kiracofe) Foust, who survives in Convoy, and Cecil Foust, who also survives in Convoy. Other survivors include three children, […]

POSTED: 05/27/12 at 12:03 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries