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Friday, Apr. 12, 2024

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The past year was an eventful one for Van Wert County, with both wonderful and tragic occurrences happening over the past 12 months. The top story was a disaster, though, in more than one way, as a big wind blew no one good in the county back in June. The storm, a […]

POSTED: 12/31/12 at 9:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

A semi tractor-trailer rig hit a tree on North Washington Street shortly before 4 a.m. today. Van Wert police and EMS & fire personnel were on the scene to deal with the situation and clear the roadway. No other information available this morning. (photo by Heather Eimers-Diaz for the Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 12/31/12 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Rotary Club information The Van Wert Rotary Club recently purchased and presented dictionaries to every third grade student at Van Wert Elementary. This is the second year for this project, in which the club raises funds to purchase a student dictionary for every third grader in Van Wert County. “The reason Van Wert Rotary Club […]

POSTED: 12/31/12 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Alexander & Bebout Inc. and Kitchens Inc. held their fifth annual food drive at the companies’ annual Christmas party. Field and office employees contributed over 165 food items and the company donated a ham.  Employees could purchase raffle tickets on several prizes furnished by the company, with proceeds going to the food bank. One employee who won […]

POSTED: 12/31/12 at 8:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police December 27, 6:46 p.m. — Jesse Blackburn, 21, of Delphos, was charged with domestic violence as a result of an incident that occurred in the 900 block of Lima Avenue.

POSTED: 12/31/12 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports With a 20-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Van Wert Cougars seemed to have a lock on Saturday’s non-league contest against Delphos St. John’s. But Van Wert didn’t count on the competitiveness of the Blue Jays. Delphos staged a furious comeback in the final stanza, fueled by a defensive effort […]

POSTED: 12/31/12 at 8:09 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert wrestling information DAYTON – The Van Wert wrestling team finished 38th out of 52 teams at the highly competitive Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. No Cougar won a title in his weight class, with the best performances 3-2 records compiled by three Van Wert wrestlers: Terrin Contreras at 285 pounds, […]

POSTED: 12/31/12 at 7:54 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

David L. Myers, 74, of Van Wert, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born December 1, 1938, in Union Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Vernon and Lois (Short) Myers. He married Janet (Dunlap) Myers, who survives in Van Wert. […]

POSTED: 12/29/12 at 2:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert County again bucked the statewide trend when it comes to unemployment rates, according to figures released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In October, the county was one of the few where the jobless rate increased, while in November, when three-fourths of Ohio’s counties (66 of […]

POSTED: 12/29/12 at 8:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Commissioner-elect Todd Wolfrum (above) takes the oath of office administered by County Common Pleas Judge Charles D. Steele on Friday, while his wife, Angela, holds the Bible. Wolfrum and fellow commissioner-elect Stan Owens were among county officials sworn in on Friday. Below, Sheriff-elect Tom Riggenbach is surrounded by his family as he […]

POSTED: 12/29/12 at 8:41 am. FILED UNDER: News