The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer CONVOY — At 6 feet, 2 inches and 296 pounds, Kory Lichtensteiger, the former Crestview Knight turned Washington Redskins center, is no doubt a menacing and intimidating opponent on the gridiron. Off the field, he’s a husband, a busy and active father to four boys and a down-home country boy at […]

POSTED: 06/26/14 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor One person was sentenced, five made plea changes and there were several probation violation hearings held this week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. During hearings held Tuesday, Joshua Rager, 29, of Van Wert, was given a nine-month prison term, with credit for 211 days already served, after he admitted violating […]

POSTED: 06/26/14 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information OHIO CITY — The Ohio City Park Board is happy to announce that its has finalized the annual Lamber Days schedule of events. The community festival is in its 46th year and this year promises to be the biggest yet. There will be community garage sales early Thursday, July 17 .The pageant […]

POSTED: 06/26/14 at 7:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Information submitted TOLEDO — The Regional Growth Partnership recently hosted a delegation of prominent site consultants to promote the Toledo/Northwest Ohio region as a top location for business investment. Ten site consultants from across the country made their way to the Toledo region for a three-day event to learn more about the area’s assets. This […]

POSTED: 06/26/14 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

ROCKY McVAIGH/for the Van Wert independent This past week, the Van Wert YMCA Marlins traveled to Kenton and hosted Ada Lost Creek Community Pool Club at the Van Wert YMCA.  At Hardin County Pool, two Van Wert swimmers, Tyra McClain and Katie McVaigh, won all five of the individual events.  Also claiming first place finishes […]

POSTED: 06/26/14 at 2:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VWHS football program information The Van Wert Cougar football team will be hosting a youth football camp for all boys entering Grades K-8 this fall. The camp will be from July 28-30 and run 9-11:30 a.m. at the high school football practice fields.  The camp will consist of offensive, defensive, and special team instruction, as […]

POSTED: 06/26/14 at 2:15 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview recently held its basketball camp for girls entering grades 4-8 this coming school year. Forty-three girls attended the camp and worked on fundamental skills, competed in contests, and participated in daily intra-camp games. The Crestview girls’ coaching staff, assisted by senior basketball players, ran the camp. (submitted photo)

POSTED: 06/26/14 at 2:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

John Eldon Cramer, 79, of Port St. Lucie, Florida (and formerly of Van Wert), went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was born January 9, 1935, in Ohio City, the son of the late John and Lucille Cramer. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, […]

POSTED: 06/26/14 at 1:59 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Melody Covel and Melody Yorkovich to Michael D. Yorkovich, portion of section 36, Pleasant Township. Martin O. Raudabaugh, Alice May Raudabaugh and Alice M. Raudabaugh to Martin O. Raudabaugh and Alice May Raudabaugh, portion of inlots 541, 542, Van Wert. JPMorgan Chase Bank to William C. Straley, portion of section 5, York Township. Wilmer B. […]

POSTED: 06/25/14 at 1:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Real Estate Transfers

Crestview Elementary has inducted students into its Red, White and Blue Clubs. These students have earned this designation based on their academic performance during the third trimester. In order to be eligible for the Blue Club, students must have earned all “A’s” on the third trimester grade card, and have missed four or fewer days […]

POSTED: 06/25/14 at 1:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Knights in the News, Youth