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Saturday, May. 25, 2024

Charles Wayne Miller, 72, of Ocala, Fla., and formerly of Grover Hill, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the Legacy House in Ocala. He was born January 17, 1940, in Grover Hill, the son of Barbara A. (Funk) Miller, who survives in Lady Lake, Fla., and the late Charles […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 10:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Janet L. Czajkowski, 73, of Shelby Township, Mich., died from cancer at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born February 3, 1939, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Ernest and Eva (Thompson) Rickman. She married John A. Czajkowski, who also preceded her in […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 2:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Helen F. Yoder, 60, of Elida, died at 9:30 a.m. at her residence. She was born May 16, 1952, in Allen County, the daughter of Huldah (Bear) Stemen, who survives in West Virginia, and the late Dale Stemen. On October 1, 1972, she married Dale Yoder, who survives in Elida. Other survivors include two sons, […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 2:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Angela Zimmann is a Renaissance woman: Lutheran pastor, engineer, college professor, mother, foster parent, and school board member. She’s also challenging incumbent Bob Latta, a conservative Republican, for the Fifth District U.S. House of Representatives seat he has held for the past six years. Zimmann, a self-proclaimed moderate Democrat, says she feels […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It was a fairly quiet day at the Van Wert County Fair on Thursday, with no major fair-wide events held, although Junior Fair livestock shows got going in a big way. Junior Fair shows held Thursday included the Poultry, Goat and Sheep shows. Also held Thursday were the FFA Crop & Shop […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 6:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Municipal Court got two new probation officers Thursday as Karen Long (shown with husband Kent) and John Wiley were sworn in by Judge Jill Leatherman in her courtroom. The judge also demonstrated a new video arraignment system she plans to implement in mid-September. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 6:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Dept. of Health information COLUMBUS — Ohio’s first human death in a 2012 West Nile virus (WNV) case was reported by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), which also continues to see widespread West Nile human infection. The 76-year-old Hamilton County man was hospitalized with encephalitis. “We continue to see growing numbers of human […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 6:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

Staff/submitted reports As of today, it is illegal to use any mobile communications device while driving in Ohio for those under the age of 18. This means no texting, emailing, cell phone calls, video games, iPad/tablet or handheld GPS use while driving, even when sitting at a light or in a traffic jam. The law […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 6:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert boys’ golf information Shooting a season-low 155, the Van Wert Cougar golf team downed visiting Elida by seven strokes in a Western Buckeye League dual match played at Willow Bend Country Club. The Cougars were led by seniors Jacob Brake and Tyler Turnwald, who shot a 36 and 38, respectively. Elida’s low score […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 6:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert girls’ tennis information The Van Wert girls’ tennis team won a hard-fought match over Elida that was closer than the 5-0 final result indicates. No. 1 Cougar singles player Katie Etter won a tough match, 6-3, 6-4, while Paige Dunlap had an easier time in earning a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 2 […]

POSTED: 08/31/12 at 6:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports