The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Middle Point woman who killed a 90-year-old woman after allegedly “huffing” compressed air and passing out while driving was among several people sentenced to prison during hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Lisa Hundley, 32, was sentenced to six years in prison by Judge Charles D. Steele. […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Van Wert City Board of Education got another “good news, bad news” financial report from Treasurer Mike Ruen, while Superintendent Ken Amstutz noted that there could be some delays in completing the Jefferson Early Childhood Center project. Ruen noted that, while the district is receiving more in tax revenues, the district’s […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 7:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

WOEF information CELINA — The Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the foundation, which was organized by a group of forward-thinking citizens in response to a growing need for Auglaize, Darke, Mercer and Van Wert county residents to have access to college instruction. The foundation secured the funding to build […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 7:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

ODOT information The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed Van Wert County project: TR 41-02 (PID: 84904) — Van Wert County Engineer Kyle Wendel is proposing a bridge replacement located on Harner Road over the St. Marys River. This […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 6:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

Council on Aging information The Van Wert County Council on Aging will have a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Saturday, December 15, at the Senior Center, 220 Fox Road in Van Wert. Registration for the tournament begins at noon and play begins at 1 p.m. The cost per person is $25. All proceeds from the tournament […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 6:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Elks information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, has released the names of students from Crestview High School who are recipients of the “Students/Volunteers of the Month” for October, November and December. Students are nominated by their high schools to receive this award. Each “Student/Volunteer of the Month” receives […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 6:48 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

Van Wert independent sports The Van Wert High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams opened their season hosting Celina High School to compete in a dual meet. The boys were victorious over the Bulldogs with a 103-77 win, while the girls lost 43-139. Van Wert swimmers placing first in individual events included Jacob […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Beverly J. Castle, 76, went home to be with her Savior on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born March 18, 1936, the daughter of the late Albert Keipper and Dorethy (Moore) Fleming. On December 4, 1954, she married Wayne R. Castle, who preceded her in death. […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 12:27 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Roger J. Tomlinson, 83, of Van Wert, died at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born February 17, 1929, in Ridge Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late John and Mary (Tribolet) Tomlinson. He married Carroll (Zinsmeister) Tomlinson, who also preceded him in […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 12:26 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Kenneth David Linton, 65, of Van Wert, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born April 5, 1947, in Van Wert, the son of Lewis M. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Lauck) Linton, who survive in rural Van Wert. On June 26, 1971, he married Judy […]

POSTED: 11/29/12 at 12:25 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries