The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

The visit from a delegation from Sumoto, Japan, Van Wert’s Sister City, culminated in activities over the weekend. shown are (clockwise from top left) Japanese students and local pilot Chuck Koch give the “peace” sign prior to an airplane ride on Saturday at Van Wert County Regional Airport, Japanese students perform prior to Friday’s Rhonda […]

POSTED: 07/30/12 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

ODOT information LIMA – The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 has released its report on construction and maintenance work on state highways within the district’s area, which includes Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot counties. For the latest in state construction reports, visit www.buckeyetraffic.org. Area county road construction information is […]

POSTED: 07/30/12 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Information submitted Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45 a gallon on Sunday. This compares with the national average, which has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50 a gallon, according to gasoline price website OhioGasPrices.com. Including the change in […]

POSTED: 07/30/12 at 6:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

Information submitted WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of House Resolution 4078, the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act. This bill will enact a freeze on economically significant federal regulations, defined as “likely to have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more,” […]

POSTED: 07/30/12 at 6:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Information submitted The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats A 1-year-old female gray tiger. Lily, a 1-year-old female; black, fixed and front declawed, long-haired. A 2-year-old female; black with white spots. Ellie, a 13-year-old female; gray, fixed, shots, declawed, long-haired. Kittens Male and female, 3 months old; gray tiger, […]

POSTED: 07/30/12 at 6:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

A worker (above) installs a portion of a new scoreboard at Van Wert’s Eggerss Stadium late last week. Financial sponsors for the scoreboard include First Federal Savings and Loan of Van Wert, Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service, Purmort Brothers Insurance, Cooper Farms, Fricker’s and Beyond Carpet Cleaning. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 07/30/12 at 6:09 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VWHS Athletic Department information The Van Wert High School athletic office has released reserved seat and student pass ticket information for this year’s football season. All 2011 season ticket holders have the same seats reserved for them. There are three options to purchase tickets: Mail payments and a self-addressed envelope to: Van Wert Athletic Department, […]

POSTED: 07/30/12 at 6:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW Athletic Dept. information Van Wert will be holding its mandatory Ohio High School Athletic Association meeting for parents on Thursday, August 9, at 6 p.m. in the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio. Following the OHSAA meeting, all parents of fall sport athletes will go to their child’s individual sport coach for that […]

POSTED: 07/30/12 at 5:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Mary L. Gear, 86, of Van Wert and formerly of New Haven, Ind., died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. She was born June 2, 1926, in Jackson Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Albert and Wilma (Kerns) DuVall. On August 10, 1947, […]

POSTED: 07/29/12 at 4:57 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Naomi L. Brady, 93, of Van Wert, died Saturday morning, July 28, 2012, at her residence. She was born October 29, 1918, in Wayne, the daughter of the late Clyde A. and Helen R. (Lashaway) Reese. On October 17, 1943, in Wayne, she married Merle F. Brady, who preceded her in death on June 26, […]

POSTED: 07/28/12 at 4:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries