The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022

YWCA of Van Wert County information Two $500 scholarships will be awarded through the Young Women’s Christian Association of Van Wert County this spring. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college or university that the student plans to attend in the fall of 2014 and will be used for tuition. The YWCA […]

POSTED: 03/29/14 at 6:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Service Club donated $500 to help Van Wert High School’s Robotics Team as it prepares to travel to Iowa for the Super-Regional Championships, with hopes of qualifying for the World Championships. Shown are Andy Gearhart, president of the Van Wert Service Club (left), and VWHS seniors Andrew Dingle, Kendal Humrickhouse, and Andrew Price. (photo submitted)

POSTED: 03/29/14 at 6:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Community Health Professionals information Community Health Professionals will host the annual Hospice Foundation of America “Living with Grief” live streaming webcast on Thursday, April 10, 2 to 5 p.m. at 1159 Westwood Drive in Van Wert. The theme is “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss.” This new program focuses exclusively on the issues that adolescents face […]

POSTED: 03/29/14 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Mary Louise Fortney, 86, of Convoy, died at 9:51 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born January 6, 1928, in Monroeville, Ind., the daughter of the late Donald and Mazie (Clevenger) Baker. On November 15, 1947, in Dixon, she married Morgan Lucius Fortney, who preceded her […]

POSTED: 03/28/14 at 10:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Dianna Lue Chaney, 51, of Van Wert, died at 8:46 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born June 27, 1962, the daughter of John Roger and Sandra G. (Porter) Wood, who both survive in Van Wert. Other survivors include a sister, Lisa D. Couch of Van […]

POSTED: 03/28/14 at 10:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor With the Toledo Honor Flight organization closing down after this year, local World War II veterans are being urged to apply for the remaining two flights. Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, which has provided free flights to Washington, D.C., for World War II veterans since 2008, will be making four final flights this […]

POSTED: 03/28/14 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

Niswonger PAC information The Jets and Sharks of West Side Story are making their way to rumble on the Niswonger stage May 11. This Tony-Award winning Broadway musical will entertain at two different show times on Mother’s Day. The daytime performance will start at 2 p.m. with an evening performance following at 7:30. West Side Story is known as […]

POSTED: 03/28/14 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County 4-Hers, Austin and Addie Sorgen participated in the 27th annual Ohio Beef Expo March 14-16. Addie, 8, and Austin, 14, the children of Jill and Phil Sorgen, are members of the Beef it Up 4-H Club. Addie and Austin worked hard to prepare their animals for exhibition and represented Van Wert County […]

POSTED: 03/28/14 at 7:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

County Job and Family Services information The Van Wert County Department of Job and Family Services has extended the one-time heating payment for income-eligible families with dependent children to May 2, while the work requirement has been removed from the program. Families can apply for payment of an outstanding bill for their primary heating source. […]

POSTED: 03/28/14 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Central Insurance Companies has announced several promotions effective March 10. Todd Simpson, JD, CPCU, CIC, ARe, has been promoted to assistant vice president of Claims. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, Simpson has been employed by Central for 13 years. He has held positions as a claims attorney and […]

POSTED: 03/28/14 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: Business