The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

Brumback Library information The Brumback Library is pleased to announce that its 99th annual Summer Reading Program will be held from Monday, June 2, through Thursday, July 31. This year’s theme, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” will focus on reading, library resources, and services as a pathway to fun, adventure, exploration, and discovery. A myriad of events […]

POSTED: 05/30/14 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Thirty-five members of the class of 2014 from Van Wert High School have received the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Award of Educational Achievement. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) gives this award to high school seniors who have completed a challenging program of study and demonstrated readiness for employment and for college. Students qualify […]

POSTED: 05/30/14 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM) is participating in The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business’ Export Internship Program, which pairs small and medium-sized Ohio companies with undergraduate students for internships. In addition, the company is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bryan School of Business and Economics to support two […]

POSTED: 05/30/14 at 7:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

VWHS information There will be an excellent opportunity for all parents of high school juniors to discuss areas of mutual concern regarding the college admission process. The presentation will address such topics as; dealing with choosing a college, application procedures, entrance requirements, ACT tests, SAT tests, visitations, costs, scholarship information, and financial aid procedures. The […]

POSTED: 05/30/14 at 7:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

Sharon Joan Coleman, 80, of Canton and formerly of Van Wert, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at The Pines Lakeside Therapy Center in Canton. She was born January 22, 1934, in Ohio City, the daughter of the late Harry and Maude (Krugh) Thomas. She was the youngest of nine children and was […]

POSTED: 05/29/14 at 10:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Former Van Wert City Council member Kirby Kelly was sworn in Wednesday evening to replace former councilman at-large Brent Crone, who resigned his position, effective the end of April. Kelly had represented the Third Ward on City Council during a two-year term that began in 2010, but left Council after making an […]

POSTED: 05/29/14 at 6:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A total of 13 people appeared in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for hearings held Wednesday. Van Wert resident Trent Webster was given a prison term Wednesday during his sentencing hearing on charges related to a robbery at the Rambler’s Roost on December 15, 2011. During his sentencing, Webster claimed that […]

POSTED: 05/29/14 at 6:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW County Fair information With less than 100 days to the 2014 edition of the Van Wert County Fair, the fair has a new fair director representing Pleasant Township. Following the resignation of Terry Childs on April 18, the fair board voted to give Van Wert Economic Development Director Sarah Smith a more official role. […]

POSTED: 05/29/14 at 6:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

AUDREY NICOLAI/special to the VW independent COLUMBUS — Students in Van Wert High School’s AP Government class represented their school well at the first Moot Court Competition held in Ohio May 20 at the Ohio Supreme Court.  Eight students in Bob Priest’s class volunteered to be on a team where they had the opportunity to […]

POSTED: 05/29/14 at 6:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Attorney General’s information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that he is extending the deadline for the Ohio Attorney General’s Moving Ohio Forward demolition grant program.  The deadline to complete demolitions to receive funding was May 31 and will now be extended to September 30. “By extending the date, counties will […]

POSTED: 05/29/14 at 6:13 am. FILED UNDER: News