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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023

Van Wert independent/economic development information Unemployment was somewhat level in Van Wert County during 2013 – especially during the past several months – but the county did see job growth during the year. Unemployment decreased approximately 1.5 points since the first of the year, from 6.85 percent to 6.7 percent, while job creation was favorable […]

POSTED: 12/28/13 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert City Council information Van Wert City Auditor Martha Balyeat has requested the addition of supplemental appropriations to the agenda for a special meeting of City Council being held at 6 p.m. Monday, December 30. A meeting of the Finance Committee is being scheduled for 5:40 Monday evening to consider the auditor’s request to […]

POSTED: 12/28/13 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

YWCA of Van Wert County information The YWCA of Van Wert County will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 30-31, to repair a water leak. The YWCA will resume operations on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

POSTED: 12/28/13 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports LIMA — The Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds, coached by Lincolnview grad Frank Kill, got out to an early start against the Van Wert Cougars and never let up, beating the Cougars 61-40 in a non-conference boys’ basketball game played Friday at LCC. With the loss, Van Wert is now even at 3-3 […]

POSTED: 12/28/13 at 7:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent/submitted information FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Twenty-four years ago, when he won at the old Memorial Coliseum and went on to capture the USAC national midget championship, Russ Gamester was a man on the move. These days, the veteran from Peru, Ind., competes mostly for personal satisfaction, knowing his childhood dream of reaching […]

POSTED: 12/28/13 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Eva Hartman, 104, died at 9:18 a.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born January 1, 1909, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Adam and Susanna Palmer. On June 22, 1937, she married Charles “Chod” Hartman, who preceded her in death on August 5, […]

POSTED: 12/27/13 at 9:40 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Alice B. Kreischer, 90, of Van Wert, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born November 18, 1923, in Rudersburg, Germany, the daughter of the late Gustav Freidrich and Emilie Auguste (Seibold) Ehman. On May 30, 1946, she married Norman Kreischer Jr., who preceded […]

POSTED: 12/27/13 at 9:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Betty L. Johnson, 91, died at 4:12 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born August 21, 1922, in Martins Ferry, the daughter of the late Frank P. and Margaret (Davies) Callahan. On July 4, 1942, she married M. Wayne Johnson, who preceded her in death on […]

POSTED: 12/27/13 at 9:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor After a near drug epidemic in 2012, drug-related charges have decreased this past year in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court, according to year-end criminal indictment statistics released this week. Although they still comprise the largest portion of criminal cases heard in Common Pleas Court, 2013 drug trafficking and possession indictments were […]

POSTED: 12/27/13 at 4:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Internal Revenue Service information WASHINGTON — Taxpayers can get the most out of various tax benefits and get a jump on preparing their 2013 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide now available on Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, features details on taking advantage of a wide range […]

POSTED: 12/27/13 at 4:06 am. FILED UNDER: News