The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Information submitted StateWide Ford Lincoln presents “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov. 15 – a free fundraising event that will benefit The YMCA of Van Wert County, engaging consumers in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure and offering them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in person. Go Further […]

POSTED: 10/31/12 at 6:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Information submitted WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Phi Alpha Theta hosted one of three lectures in its 2012-2013 Lecture Series. Elizabeth Davis of Van Wert, president of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, shared her travels to Peru with a packed audience. Many students know Davis around campus due to her presidential position in Phi Alpha […]

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Information submitted ADA — Graduates of the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law continued their record of outstanding achievement on the Ohio bar examination with a passage rate of 89 percent, which ranks second among students from all Ohio law schools who took the examination in 2012 and highest among all private Ohio law […]

POSTED: 10/31/12 at 5:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

Today as I was driving over to nearby Lima to perform a kids’ concert with the Lima Symphony, I witnessed the first snow of the year.  If you live in or around Van Wert, you probably saw some snow falling, but I don’t believe it turned our area into the winter wonderland it did the […]

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Fred W. “Bill” Varner, 73, of Defiance, died Monday, October 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born Oakwood on July 21, 1939, a son of the late Helen E. (Harmon) Varner. On November 23, 1958, he married Linda (Brewer) Varner, who survives at home. Other survivors include two sons, Rick (Karen) Varner and Randy […]

POSTED: 10/30/12 at 4:10 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Betty J. Ricker, 74, of Van Wert, died at 9:57 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born January 17, 1938, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Frank Miller Sr. and Mabel (Prichard) Allen. She married Gerald William “Jerry” Ricker, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include five […]

POSTED: 10/30/12 at 1:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Barbara A. Nosek, 79, of Rockford, died at 7:25 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert, where she was a patient. She was born March 12, 1933, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of the late George Barna and Barbara Kaschak. In May 1958, she married Eugene Edward Nosek, who […]

POSTED: 10/30/12 at 1:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Laurie E. (Wheeler) Wagner, 50, of Latty, died Friday, October 12, 2012. She was born December 4, 1961, in Toledo, the daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Ellen (Proxmire) Wheeler. She married Robert Wagner, who survives in Marion. Other survivors include eight siblings, Rick (Gwen) Wheeler of Latty, William Wheeler of Convoy, Richard Wheeler […]

POSTED: 10/30/12 at 1:18 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The two candidates for Ohio’s 82nd House District have lots of business experience, but only one has held public office before. Whichever of them is elected, Paulding County businessmen Tony Burkley and Pete Schlegel will bring a wide array of experiences to the Statehouse in January. Burkley, who is currently a Paulding […]

POSTED: 10/30/12 at 6:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

ODOT information LIMA – The Ohio Department of Transportation’s new snowplow lighting scheme, featuring green as the department’s new signature lighting color, will be debuted locally during the annual equipment inspections that will occur in Van Wert County at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 1, at the county ODOT garage, 10238 Van Wert-Decatur Road. District 1 […]

POSTED: 10/30/12 at 5:52 am. FILED UNDER: News