The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, May. 16, 2022

Alice H. Clem, 52, of Van Wert, has been set free from the pain of her battle with cancer. Her parents, James and Jessie Clem; a son, Nathan (Bethany) Clem; brothers Kevin “Duke” Clem, Jay Clem, K.C. (Chris) Clem, and Richard Clem; a sister, Zoe (Terry) Longstreth; seven nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and a […]

POSTED: 04/28/13 at 7:35 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Leslie L. Brown Sr. of Van Wert died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born September 16, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of the late William H. and Alice (O’Day) Brown. On June 5, 1954, in Angola, Ind., he married Roxie L. […]

POSTED: 04/28/13 at 7:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Waldo Charles Owens, 84, of Convoy, died at 5:57 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born July 10, 1928, in Convoy, the son of the late Lyman and Merle (Finkhousen) Owens. On November 1, 1947, he married Joyce A. (Ley) Owens, who survives. Other survivors include […]

POSTED: 04/27/13 at 3:18 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Crestview track and field news NEW HAVEN, Ind. — The Crestview High School boys’ track team competed at New Haven (Ind.) High School on Friday, with Knight boys finishing sixth out of nine teams competing in the 58th annual New Haven Relays. The sixth-place finish brings Crestview’s record to 16-20. Team results 1. Bishop Dwenger, […]

POSTED: 04/27/13 at 3:15 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert High School students hopefully learned an important lesson on the dangers of texting and driving and other unsafe driving activities on Friday during a mock crash held in the school parking lot (see scenes above). The crash, sponsored by Lima Memorial Medical Services and the high school, included representatives from a number of […]

POSTED: 04/27/13 at 2:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor CONVOY — Crestview High School was listed among Ohio’s top 100 high schools for 2013 by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The magazine partners with American Institutes for Research in developing ranking criteria for the nation’s public schools. The program looks at schools that not only serve their smartest “college-prep” students, […]

POSTED: 04/27/13 at 2:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

A roomful of women were taught the finer points of self-defense during a class held this week at the YWCA in conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Week. The Van Wert Self-Defense Team taught the free class. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 04/27/13 at 1:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Dept. of Transportation news LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed project in Paulding County: The proposed project is funded with federal funds from the Safe Routes to School Program. The Village of Paulding and […]

POSTED: 04/27/13 at 1:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Information submitted Did you know that 28 percent of all traffic accidents involve drivers using cell phones and texting? And texting while driving increases the risk of a crash 23 times higher than non-distracted driving?  That is higher than driving while intoxicated! Students of Van Wert High School learned these facts and other information last […]

POSTED: 04/27/13 at 1:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

New members of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce got a free lunch on Friday at Mulligans Pub at Hickory Sticks Golf Club south of Van Wert. The luncheon was held to show appreciation to the Chamber’s new members for joining the local business organization. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 04/27/13 at 1:17 am. FILED UNDER: News