The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Vantage Board of Education approved a number of “housekeeping” items in preparation for the coming school year, and also dealt with items related to the construction/renovation project currently underway at the school during its July meeting held Thursday. The most time was spent on a presentation and discussion of whether the school […]

POSTED: 06/29/12 at 5:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

Children in the YWCA’s Summer Food Program found a way to beat the record-breaking 100-plus temperatures on Thursday — while also having lots of fun. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 06/29/12 at 5:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police June 28, 9:22 p.m. — Andrew Stocklin, 27, of Delphos, was arrested on an active warrant issued in Putnam County for failure to appear. He was turned over to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

POSTED: 06/29/12 at 4:58 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Van Wert independent/WBESC information The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center Governing Board handled several personnel items during its June board meeting on Wednesday. Superintendent Brian Gerber reported to the board on adjustments and realignment of personnel needed prior to the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Personnel action taken by the board included the following: […]

POSTED: 06/29/12 at 4:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

A car show (above) and farm implement exhibits (below) are just two of the attractions at this year’s Old Fashioned Farmers Days, which began Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. (photos by Jan Dunlap/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 06/29/12 at 4:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Dorcas M. Blackmore, 70, of Van Wert, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born August 3, 1941, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Charles Gyer and Mildred Mae (Robeson) Blackmore. Dorcas worked as a terminal manager for several trucking companies. […]

POSTED: 06/28/12 at 8:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Max R. Van Metre, 69, of Van Wert, died at 11:27 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born April 8, 1943, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of the late Merril G. and Norma M. (Stemen) Van Metre. He married Elizabeth “Liz” (Swany) Van Metre, who survives […]

POSTED: 06/28/12 at 8:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A jury deliberated about an hour before returning a mixed verdict against a Van Wert man charged with drug trafficking charges. Kasey Schisler, 23, was found guilty of complicity to trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony since the offense was committed in the vicinity of a school. The jury came in with […]

POSTED: 06/28/12 at 5:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview recently held its annual girls’ basketball camp for grades 4-8.  Individual skills were taught each day along with contests and daily team games.  The camp was run by the Crestview girls’ basketball staff and assisted by varsity players. (Crestview photo)

POSTED: 06/28/12 at 5:16 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

People driving down Van Wert’s Main Street may have noticed some funny paintings on a few store windows. Artist Tomi Jaycox of Van Wert has been designing and painting decorations on downtown windows for some time now under the auspices of Main Street Van Wert. Window painting is a big job, but Jaycox was able […]

POSTED: 06/28/12 at 5:02 am. FILED UNDER: News