The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police June 25, 8:11 p.m. — Paul Crummel, 40, of Delphos, was arrested on an active warrant issued in Allen County for failure to appear in a nonsupport of dependents’ case.

POSTED: 06/28/13 at 5:35 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A number of local residents and government officials were on hand Wednesday morning to dedicate a kiosk celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway. The kiosk, located on the north edge of Fountain Park, includes some newspaper articles detailing the highway’s history, as well as some historic photos, including a number […]

POSTED: 06/27/13 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Four persons were arraigned while two were sentenced, three changed their pleas and one appeared for a probation violation during hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. A Spencerville man changed his plea to three counts of importuning, each of those a felony of the second degree. Fredreick Helman, […]

POSTED: 06/27/13 at 6:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent The Van Wert City Board of Education met in special session for the announcement that Board member Jessica Weiss was resigning, effective July 31. Weiss said the family would be relocating to Oklahoma City, Okla., where her husband, Eric, will be taking an operational excellence manager’s position with an Eaton Corporation plant […]

POSTED: 06/27/13 at 6:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW County Sheriff’s Dept. news An Ohio City woman was arrested on a warrant issued in connection with a rural Van Wert County residential burglary that occurred Tuesday. Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach said that Kristin D. Heath was identified as a suspect in a residential burglary in Liberty Township. The sheriff’s department was notified at 12:26 […]

POSTED: 06/27/13 at 6:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Foundation news The music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and many more will fill Van Wert’s Fountain Park Friday night as the Toledo Jazz Orchestra takes the stage in the latest Fountain Park Summer Music concert. As a special treat for this […]

POSTED: 06/27/13 at 6:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Joyce A. Poling, 78, of rural Convoy, died at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born July 24, 1934, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of the late Emanuel R. and Julia Juanita (Montgomery) Friedly. On July 29, 1951, she married Duane A. “Corky” Poling, […]

POSTED: 06/26/13 at 7:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert Police Dept. news A city man has been arrested on child pornography-related charges after a search of his residence Wednesday morning. Paul K. Susralski, 48, of 150 Blaine St., was charged with one count each of pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a […]

POSTED: 06/26/13 at 7:28 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert County’s unemployment rate, like a majority of Ohio counties, rose a bit during the month of May, according to figures released Tuesday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Van Wert County’s jobless percentage increased two-tenths of a percent, from 6.5 percent in April to 6.7 percent […]

POSTED: 06/26/13 at 6:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County EMA news GLENMORE — The Van Wert County Emergency Management/LEPC held an annual exercise over the weekend that involved more than 40 participants. The drill was staged in the town of Glenmore and involved the Mercer Landmark facility being hit by a tornado with structure damage, which included an anhydrous ammonia leak and […]

POSTED: 06/26/13 at 5:42 am. FILED UNDER: News