The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police September 27, 12:20 a.m. – Andrew Stocklin, 28, of Delphos, charged with theft in connection with a shoplifting incident at a business in the 1100 block of Elida Avenue. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charge. September 25, 10:15 a.m. – Officers investigated minor […]

POSTED: 09/30/13 at 5:08 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Clyde E. Roush of Wetzel died at 3:08 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born April 15, 1929, the son of the late Howard E. and Gladys A. (Hammons) Roush. On October 22, 1952, he married Jane A. Smith, who preceded him in death. Survivors […]

POSTED: 09/29/13 at 6:07 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports ELIDA – The Van Wert Cougars gave it all they had, but still came up a touchdown short as they fell to the Elida Bulldogs 41-34 in a Western Buckeye League game played Friday at Elida. Van Wert outplayed the Bulldogs everywhere but on the scoreboard, generating 462 yards to offense, 372 […]

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 9:25 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — The Crestview Knights generated more than 400 yards of total offense, while the Knight defense held off Allen East in a lopsided 62-19 Northwest Conference victory on Friday night. The Mustangs began the scoring with 2:59 remaining in the first quarter when Ross Stewart ran the ball in from […]

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 9:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

This past Wednesday, students in Crestview High School’s junior English classes and AP American History classes enjoyed a first-person account of the life of General Robert E. Lee presented by Chuck Eberle of Van Wert.  Eberle is a descendant of Lee’s and has participated in re-enactments and presentations for more than 20 years. The presentation covered Lee’s […]

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 7:48 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor For the past 15 years, the United Way of Van Wert County has kicked off its fundraising campaign with a Day of Caring. The day — actually a weekend — includes both a blood drive conducted by the American Red Cross and hosted by Trinity Friends Church and a food drive that […]

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

While working on sidewalk renovations Friday at the front entranceway to the Van Wert Municipal Building, city workers also unearthed a time capsule believed buried sometime in 1985 (see photo at right). Van Wert Mayor Don Farmer said the capsule, which remains unopened at this time, will be opened in the near future at a […]

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 7:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/ODOT information COLUMBUS — For the second time this year, speed limits on some Ohio roadways are about to go up, this time on certain sections of U.S. and state highways. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is increasing some speed limits on 607 miles of roadway as a result of new legislation […]

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Hospital again hosted its eighth annual Kids Health Fair on Friday. The health fair consists of multiple stations that provide information on health and safety issues. Presenters on Friday included several hospital departments, Van Wert Fire Department, Brickner Ambulance Service and the county enhanced 9-1-1 emergency telephone service. Here, some of the […]

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/submitted information The Ohio Third District Court of Appeals will travel to the Van Wert County Courthouse this coming Tuesday, October 1, to hold oral arguments in two appeals — one civil and one criminal.  The Third District Court of Appeals, based in Lima, handles appellate cases filed in 17 northwest and west […]

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: News