The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jun. 14, 2024

Several tennis players came out on Thursday for the opening of the new tennis courts at the Van Wert High School-Middle School. Above, Robbie Trittschuh (left) and Jon Lisa (right) enjoy a game of tennis on the Van Wert County Tennis Association’s new tennis courts, while (below) Nate Knodel gets ready to slam a shot. […]

POSTED: 05/26/12 at 7:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor More than six decades of law enforcement/court experience walked out the double doors of the Van Wert County Courthouse on Friday as Van Wert County Common Pleas Court reporter/bailiff Dennis Kimmet and Adult Probation Officer Frank Bowen officially retired. Both Kimmet and Bowen have embodied the “law” and “order” portions of law […]

POSTED: 05/26/12 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Veterans group information Van Wert and Ohio City veterans organizations have announced plans for Memorial Day services on Monday. The Van Wert Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Woodland Cemetery. The ceremony will begin with patriotic music by the Van Wert Brass Band, followed by a welcome by Willie Eddins. […]

POSTED: 05/26/12 at 6:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating an injury crash that occurred today at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Dutch John and Dixon Cavett roads in Union Township. According to investigating troopers, a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by James Moorman of Van Wert, was southbound on Dutch […]

POSTED: 05/26/12 at 5:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Donations from this year’s Good Friday Breakfast, sponsored by the YMCA of Van Wert County and held at Willow Bend Country Club, allowed Stuart Wyatt, who spoke about his son, Noah’s, health problems, to purchase a hand-operated bicycle for Noah (shown here with YMCA Executive Director Hugh Kocab and his siblings). The Wyatt family thanks […]

POSTED: 05/26/12 at 5:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Mercer County information CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported Friday that his office is investigating its sixth fatal traffic crash resulting in the 10th traffic fatality for 2012.  Mercer County 9-1-1 received a call, transferred from Auglaize County 9-1-1, at 12:48 p.m. Friday about the crash, which occurred on Clover Four Road at […]

POSTED: 05/26/12 at 5:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert High School Beta Club chapter recently raised $1,375.01 during its mini-Relay for Life event held at the high school. Shown with Pati Jenkins of Relay for Life (second from left) are Beta Club officers (from the left) Bob Laing, Abbie Brincefield and Linzey Rice. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 05/26/12 at 5:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

State Fire Marshal’s Office information COLUMBUS — As Ohioans prepare for the start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers encourages added safety precautions with outdoor grills and barbecues. “Grills accounted for 82 fires and four injuries in Ohio last year,” said Fire Marshal Flowers. “Grilling out is a favorite pastime. […]

POSTED: 05/26/12 at 5:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Matthew Alan Ford, 50, of Rockford, died at 8:09 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born April 28, 1962, in Decatur, Ind., the son of Ronald W. and Jacqueline A. (Snyder) Ford, who both survive in Spring Lake, Mich. On October 15, 1983, he married Anna […]

POSTED: 05/25/12 at 7:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

TROY — The Crestview High School track and field team competed in the OHSAA Division III Regional Tournament meet at Troy on Wednesday. The team competed in nine different events during semifinals, and four events have advanced to the finals today. Full heat results and times can be found on Baumspage.com. Regional Finals – Qualifiers Girls […]

POSTED: 05/25/12 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports