The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Niswonger PAC news On Sunday, April 21, Joel Sartore, a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a 20-year contributor to National Geographic magazine, will captivate the crowd with his humorously powerful conservation messages and award winning photography of wildlife and the places they inhabit. Sartore visually delivers his unique experiences at Van Wert’s Niswonger Performing Arts […]

POSTED: 01/30/13 at 7:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert city officials have had a change of heart after a proposal to use excess money from a city aquatic center tax issue on other parks projects came under fire at Monday’s City Council meeting. Mayor Don Farmer said Tuesday that, while he feels having additional money for other parks projects […]

POSTED: 01/30/13 at 7:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent staff Two Van Wert men were given prison terms on drug-related counts during sentencing hearings held Tuesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Zachary Dominique, 24, was given nine months in prison on a charge of trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Judge Charles D. Steele gave Dominique […]

POSTED: 01/30/13 at 6:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert YMCA news The YMCA of Van Wert County has announced a Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 15, from 6-9 p.m.  This dance is open to students in grades 4-6. There will be a $3 admission for each child and a concession stand available that includes pizza. Information about this and other programs available […]

POSTED: 01/30/13 at 6:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview girls’ basketball news The Crestview Lady Knights got out quickly and maintained their consistency to get an easy 49-36 win over Antwerp in a non-conference game played Tuesday at Crestview. The Knights are now 16-1 overall, while Antwerp falls to 3-14 on the season. Crestview was led by Emily Bauer’s 15 points, while Lindsey […]

POSTED: 01/30/13 at 6:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview girls’ basketball news DELPHOS — The Lincolnview Lady Lancers couldn’t solve Delphos St. John’s man-to-man defense, losing to the Lady Jays 43-28 in a non-conference basketball game played Tuesday at St. John’s. The Lady Blue Jays got off to a good start with an 8-point lead, 19-11, at the end of the first quarter. […]

POSTED: 01/30/13 at 5:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert wrestling news The Van Wert varsity wrestling team competed against Lima Shawnee, losing to the Indians 46-33 in a Western Buckeye League meet held Tuesday. Six Cougar wrestlers won their matches against Shawnee. They include Daniel Thompson at 152 pounds, Colten Royer at 160 pounds, Jordan Daniels at 182 pounds, Gabe Hill at […]

POSTED: 01/30/13 at 5:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Paul H. Baumgarte, 91, of Delphos, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013, at Vancrest Health Care Center of Delphos. He was born July 15, 1921, in Landeck, the son of the late Raymond and Sadie (Clinger) Baumgarte. On June 24, 1945, he married Betty (Byrd) Baumgarte, who preceded him in death in October […]

POSTED: 01/30/13 at 5:05 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

This Saturday, hundreds of high school musicians will be performing at the annual OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest at St. Marys Memorial High School.  Each year, the Ohio Music Educators Association holds a performance event where student musicians get to perform solos and ensembles before a respected adjudicator to receive critical and constructive comments, as […]

POSTED: 01/29/13 at 10:07 pm. FILED UNDER: News

T.R.E.L. Sean Zawko earned his angel wings and departed us suddenly, to be with the Lord on January 18, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. T.R.E.L. was born July 16, 1991, in Anchorage, the son of Dottie Bernadine and Sean Zawko. T.R.E.L. was a former Convoy resident, where he attended Crestview Local Schools from 2000-2006. T.R.E.L. graduated […]

POSTED: 01/29/13 at 4:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries