The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022

Jeffery Wade Benschneider was born October 1, 1968, and passed from this earth Friday, July 24, 2015. He is loved and greatly missed by his family: parents Linda and Bill Benschneider; brother Scott, his wife Angel, and niece Madyson Benschneider; brother Bill and Erika, nephews Zachary and Austin Benschneider; sister, Karla and Sam, niece, Molly, […]

POSTED: 07/30/15 at 11:41 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Joseph Andrew “Andy” DeCamp, 97, of Grover Hill, died Tuesday morning, July 28, 2015, at the Gardens of Paulding. He was born August 15, 1917, in Latty Township, Paulding County, the son of Joseph Franklin and Susan (Gattshall) DeCamp, who both preceded him in death. He married Joyce (Yearling) DeCamp, who survives in Paulding. Other […]

POSTED: 07/30/15 at 11:38 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Six people appeared before Judge Martin Burchfield in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, while Probate-Juvenile Judge Kevin Taylor also heard one case on Wednesday. Faith Busbey, 33, of Lima, pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, during an arraignment hearing held Wednesday. She […]

POSTED: 07/30/15 at 6:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Attorney General’s information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected the petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would attempt to legalize marijuana for medical use in the state. On July 20, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled “Ohio Medical […]

POSTED: 07/30/15 at 6:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Optimist Club information The Optimist Club of Van Wert will sell Rager’s Recipe Sausage Sandwiches at the Van Wert Council on Aging Warehouse Sales July 30-August 1 and August 6-8. The club will offer sausage sandwiches and drinks from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday on […]

POSTED: 07/30/15 at 6:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Elks information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, helped sponsor the annual DARE Camp, which this year was held at the S.F. Goedde Building the week of July 12. The variety of activities provided for the campers included swimming at the YMCA and a water fight that concludes the […]

POSTED: 07/30/15 at 6:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Across the country, there is a need for sports officials to work recreational and high school events. Sports officials are mentors to players because they enforce the rules and uphold the integrity of the game.  Officials demonstrate impartiality, no matter who is playing, and good officials possess other strong character-building qualities, such […]

POSTED: 07/30/15 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Fort Wayne Mad Ants information FORT WAYNE, Indiana — The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, want to remind those interested in trying out for a spot on the 2015-16 Madame Ants Dance team that the ninth annual Madame Ants auditions will be held this Saturday, August 1, in the Concordia Theological […]

POSTED: 07/30/15 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Carol Ann Longsworth, 70, of Van Wert, died at 6:53 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, shortly after arrival at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. She was born April 25, 1945, in Carthagena, the daughter of Gregory and Margaret (Braun) Huber, who both preceded her in death. On May 5, 1988, she married Clifford […]

POSTED: 07/29/15 at 2:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

By Rex Dolby Believe it or not, the deadline for submitting your fair photo exhibit entry form is noon on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Fair Board’s office.  Before that can be completed, however, you need to make some decisions about your entries.  First obtain a fair book and entry form from the fair board office or […]

POSTED: 07/29/15 at 1:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News