The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

Crestview recently held its basketball camp for girls entering grades 4–8 next school year. Each player worked on individual skills daily as well as playing in games throughout the week, while individual competitions were also held throughout each of the three camp days. A total of 40 girls attended this year’s camp, which was run by the […]

POSTED: 06/29/13 at 6:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

ROCKY McVAIGH/for the Van Wert independent The Van Wert Marlins team sponsored by the YMCA of Van Wert County recently competed in a couple of swim meets. On June 17, the Van Wert YMCA Marlins defeated the Kenton Swim Team by a score of 409-182. Then, on June 20, the Marlins traveled to Ada for […]

POSTED: 06/29/13 at 6:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Grace E. Burley, 83, of Van Wert, died at 2:52 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born February 10, 1930, in Convoy, the daughter of the late William E. and Mary (Klinger) Harting. On February 24, 1951, she married Ross A. Burley, who preceded her in […]

POSTED: 06/29/13 at 1:34 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Roger D. Oglesbee, 66, of Celina and formerly of Van Wert, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born November 20, 1946, in Paulding County, the son of the late William Emerson and Rosemary (Webster) Oglesbee. On October 2, 1970, he married Mary Ellen […]

POSTED: 06/29/13 at 1:30 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The frustration is mounting for the Van Wert County Board of Commissioners over a mandate to repay $365,000 in federal grant money for what county officials call a minor paperwork error. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking repayment of a grant awarded to the county for a […]

POSTED: 06/28/13 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Vantage Board of Education heard a report on the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Mini-Camp held this week to provide encouragement to girls interested in non-traditional careers, such as engineering. The camp was funded by a $3,000 grant from Eaton Corporation, and included 40 participants from the YWCA’s Summer Food […]

POSTED: 06/28/13 at 7:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Middle Point Blue baseball team finished the Inner County League regular season at 11-1 and won the ICL tournament, defeating Middle Point Gold 7-3 in the championship game. The team finished the season an impressive 14-1. Members of the team include (front row, from the left) Daegan Hatfield, Calvin Fackler, Dylan Schimmoeller, Clayton Leeth […]

POSTED: 06/28/13 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Representatives of a number of businesses and organizations that donated funds for the fireworks display that is part of the Holiday at Home celebration on the Fourth of July gathered at Jubilee Park on Thursday. Organizations that donated to the project including major sponsor The Van Wert County Foundation. Other sponsors include Lee Kinstle GM […]

POSTED: 06/28/13 at 7:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

WBESC board news The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center’s Governing Board discussed the state’s biennial budget legislation and also heard criticism of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) from Superintendent Brian Gerber. Also on the agenda were a number of personnel issues, with action needed by the board. During his report to the […]

POSTED: 06/28/13 at 6:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department solve a break-in at Amvets Post 698 in the Village of Middle Point. On June 20, 2013, between 2:40 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., someone broke into the building and stole several items, including a flat-screen TV.  The […]

POSTED: 06/28/13 at 5:39 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers