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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Arla Ann Allen, 72, of Van Wert, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born October 11, 1939, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Paul L. and Mary Hope (Harker) Oechsle. On July 29, 1960, she married Harold C. Allen, who […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 9:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Richard K. Methot, 51, of Van Wert, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born October 2, 1960, in Orange County, Calif., the son of Susie (Bill) Methot Perez and the late Richard T. Methot. Survivors include his stepfather, Alfred Perez of Van Wert; […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 9:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Arnold D. “Pood” Emerick, 80, of Ohio City, died at 4:05 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. He was born May 30, 1929, in Ohio City, the son of the late Doyt Philip and Maude Marilla (Brubaker) Emerick. On April 8, 1956, he married Dixie (Clouse) Emerick, who […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 9:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Dorothy J. (Barker) Webb, 80, of Van Wert, died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. She was born December 22, 1931, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Elijah and Mildred (Hartzog) Barker. In 1984, she married Robert Webb of Delphos, who preceded her in […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 9:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Luis Salas Sr., 105, of Paulding, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at The Laurels of Defiance. He was born August 19, 1907, in Puertode Lacanela, Mexico, the son of the late Rosemdo and Guca (Garzia) Salas. On August 4, 1934, he married Guadalupe (Gonzales) Salas, who preceded him in death on September 27, 1985. Survivors […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 9:50 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Michael Joseph Johanns, 55, of Paulding, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at his residence. He was born December 7, 1956, in rural Paulding County, the son of Frances T. (Ochmanek) Johanns, who survives in Paulding, and the late Charles E. Johanns. On April 11, 1980, he married Tamara L. (Shaffer) Johanns, who survives. Other survivors […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 9:50 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Three arraignments on drug trafficking charges were among the 12 hearings held Wednesday morning in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. The following people were arraigned on drug trafficking charges: Jason Vanover, 32, of Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to three counts each of trafficking in drugs and complicity in trafficking […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 5:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police September 25, 9:21 p.m. – Jennifer Lee, 42, of Delphos, was charged with arson after she allegedly tried to start a fire in a closet of a residence in the 200 block of West Clime Street. September 24, 11:14 a.m. – A business in the 700 block […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 5:03 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Health Department information Due to large funding cuts to state and federal vaccine programs, the Van Wert County Health Department is now required to change its immunization program payment policies. Effective October 1, the following changes will go into effect: The Health Department will submit claims to insurance companies of all insurance eligible clients.  This […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 4:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

YMCA information Need to learn more about how to survive in an emergency?  The YMCA of Van Wert County has the weekend planned for you. The YMCA’s Camp Clay facility will be hosting the first ever “Bug Out” Weekend October 5-7 at 9196 Liberty Union Road east of Van Wert. As local residents learned when […]

POSTED: 09/27/12 at 4:53 am. FILED UNDER: News