The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, May. 25, 2024

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor While nearly everyone in Van Wert County is ready for spring, Mother Nature’s dial is apparently stuck on “winter”. According to the National Weather Service, and County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy, the county could see as much as 10 more inches of snow this weekend, with another dose of frigid temperatures […]

POSTED: 02/28/14 at 8:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leave it to a car dealer to make the prolonged winter weather into a promotional event. Eric McCracken of Lee Kinstle’s GM Sales & Service has placed this Chevy Lumina on top of a snowbank and will give the car away to the person who can guess what day the snow will melt enough that […]

POSTED: 02/28/14 at 8:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent CELINA — According to Fort Wayne, Ind., media, one of two men charged with a Mercer County double-homicide has entered guilty pleas to six related charges. Trevin M.A. Sanders Roark, 19, of Union City, Ind., entered guilty pleas to two counts each of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Sanders Roark […]

POSTED: 02/28/14 at 7:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Dept. of Agriculture information REYNOLDSBURG — Ohio’s thriving agriculture industry is seeing continued growth, based on preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture released recently by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In several cases, Ohio’s growth significantly outpaced the nation, highlighting the strength of the state’s agricultural producers. “The preliminary data […]

POSTED: 02/28/14 at 7:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports LIMA — The Crestview Lady Knights are headed to the Division IV district finals after a 56-42 win over Pandora-Gilboa’s Lady Rockets on Thursday. The Knights got off to a good start, outscoring Pandora-Gilboa 14-4 in the first quarter to take a 10-point lead in the game. The Rockets shaved a point […]

POSTED: 02/28/14 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Maxine H. Morgan, 95, of Venedocia, went home to with her Lord and Savior at 1:04 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, surrounded by her loving children. She was born September 26, 1918, in Akron, the daughter of the late H. Harrison Halvorson and Ora Etta (Sherrick) Halverson […]

POSTED: 02/27/14 at 9:50 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It’s been nearly a century since the Ridge Township trustees went into the quarry business. On Wednesday, the trustees celebrated the 100th year of the quarry with an open house at the Ridge Quarry site. Current Ridge Township Trustee William Evans II said Ridge Quarry is the only township-owned quarry east of […]

POSTED: 02/27/14 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 4076, the Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act, sponsored by Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.). The bipartisan legislation introduced yesterday would provide a guaranteed extension of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) emergency declarations until May 31, […]

POSTED: 02/27/14 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Service Club information The Van Wert Service Club has initiated its annual search for area youths who best exemplify self-reliance. The school presentations were completed during the last few weeks at Van Wert, Lincolnview, and Crestview high schools and Vantage Career Center. The R.K. Thompson Self-Reliance Award is designed to provide recognition and […]

POSTED: 02/27/14 at 8:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent Two people appeared Wednesday for hearings in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Cai Evans, 20, of Van Wert, received a three-year community control sentence, with up to six months at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation (WORTH) Center in Lima, on a charge of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony […]

POSTED: 02/27/14 at 8:21 am. FILED UNDER: News