The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

Shown are scenes from the weekend’s performances of the Broadway musical Memphis, which featured memorable performances and music from the 1950s-era R&B music scene. (photos by Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 7:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW Area Chamber of Commerce information Join “the brave ones” as community and business leaders hear and experience world-renowned leaders via live simulcast by attending Leadercast® in Van Wert on May 8 at LifeHouse Church on the campus of Camp Clay.  The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, along with sponsors Kenn-Feld Group Inc., Vancrest Health […]

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW County Sheriff’s Office information The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office will be accepting applications for the positions of part-time intermittent correction officer and part-time intermittent communications officer. Applications will be accepted April 1-30.  Anyone interested in applying can pick up an application between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Van […]

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW Area Community Concert Band information On Monday, April 20, the Van Wert Area Community Concert Band will begin rehearsals for the upcoming concert season. Rehearsals are held each Monday in the new Van Wert High School band room, located off Ohio 118, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Membership in the band is open to […]

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 7:11 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News

OC Fire & EMS Dept. information OHIO CITY — The Ohio City Fire and EMS Department will be holding its annual breakfast on Saturday, April 4, at the Ohio City Community Building from 6 a.m. until noon. The breakfast will include “all you can eat” pancakes and sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits and eggs. Donations […]

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 7:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

American Legion Riders information Chapter 178 of the American Legion Riders will be having a pulled pork dinner that is open to the public on Tuesday, March 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 178, 631 W. Main St. in Van Wert. Those participating can dine in or order carryout. Cost of […]

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 7:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

Shirley A. Saam, 78, of Van Wert, died at 3:46 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born September 3, 1936, in Mercer County, the daughter of Vilas and Wanda (Bader) Deitsch, who both preceded her in death. She married Dale E. Saam, who survives in Van […]

POSTED: 03/29/15 at 4:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Mary J. Bebout, 89, of Van Wert, died at 3:35 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born September 1, 1925, in Paulding, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Fraker) Eschbach, who both preceded her in death. She married Gene L. Bebout, who died May 6, 1996. […]

POSTED: 03/28/15 at 6:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Vantage Career Center information Climbing on the outdoor playground equipment … making Play-Doh™ … exploring worms … going to the media center to hear one of Mrs. Knodel’s stories, or going down to the Buildings and Grounds lab to visit its small house maze. These are just a few of the fun activities going on […]

POSTED: 03/28/15 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

VW AAUW information The Van Wert Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) announces the recipients of the Summer 2015 educational camp scholarships given by the branch, in partnership with the Van Wert County Foundation. Emma Jean Crosby, daughter of Chad and Angela Crosby and a sixth-grader at Wayne Trace Elementary School, along […]

POSTED: 03/28/15 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: Youth