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Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

Ruth M. Reed, 97, of Grover Hill, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born January 8, 1918, in York Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of William H. and Hazel (Farling) Ries, who both preceded her in death. She married Homer J. Reed, who also […]

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 9:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Virgil D. Wright of Van Wert died at 5:55 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born July 15, 1948, in Bucyrus, the son of Arthur and Edna (Fox) Wright, who both preceded him in death. On July 27, 1969, he married Nancy (Gentit) Wright, who […]

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 12:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

James Rodger Wagonrod, 78, of Columbus, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born July 15, 1936, in Van Wert, the son of Esta Vernon and Carol May (Sullivan) Wagonrod, who both preceded him in death. He married Rosemary Eileen (Lane) Wagonrod, who died in 2001. He then […]

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 12:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW Parks Dept. information The Van Wert Parks Department encourages those interested in flag football this fall to turn in their registration forms. Registration will open July 1, and run the entire month. Registration forms can be obtained on the Van Wert Parks and Recreation website at or picked up at the Parks Department […]

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 7:29 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor While mortgage foreclosures are decreasing around Ohio with Van Wert County leading the way foreclosures are still nearly double what they were in the 1990s, according to information recently released by Policy Matters Ohio. According to the Ohio Supreme Court, foreclosures in Ohio decreased by nearly 18 percent, from 53,163 in 2013 […]

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

American Red Cross information The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week […]

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Fricker’s will be sponsoring a $1 day at Camp Clay Aqua Park this summer. Local businesses purchase the day for the Van Wert community; access includes swimming, floating playground, zip-line, paddleboats, a half-acre beach and the 3,600-square-foot splash pad, which is new in 2015. To learn more, visit the YMCA website at Shown are […]

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview Board of Education information CONVOY — Crestview Local Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting 6:30 this evening for the purpose of hiring a new instrumental music instructor and band director. The meeting will be held in the district boardroom. The board plans to issue a one-year contract to Jason Lozer to be […]

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 7:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

City of Van Wert information According to Van Wert Safety-Service Director Jay Fleming, the city will be spraying for mosquitoes in the evening this week, weather permitting.

POSTED: 06/30/15 at 7:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

Todd M. Fickert, 44, of Columbus, and formerly of Rockford, died at 4:56 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was born November 13, 1970, in Decatur, Indiana, the son of Richard “Dick” and Virginia “Gini” (Hofmann) Fickert, who both survive in Rockford. Other survivors include a […]

POSTED: 06/29/15 at 7:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries