The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Sep. 28, 2020

Ohio Attorney General’s information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is urging the leadership of the Committee on the Judiciary for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015. Attorney General DeWine and attorneys general from 36 other states plus the District of […]

POSTED: 09/30/15 at 7:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Secretary of State’s information COLUMBUS — Secretary of State Jon Husted has appointed local Democrat Constance M. “Connie” Hoverman as a member of the Van Wert County Board of Elections. Hoverman will fill the unexpired term of Peg Waltz. State law requires bipartisan representation on each of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections. Each […]

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

I have to admit, when the idea of a speaker series was initially proposed, it was hard for me to get excited.  After all, we are a performing arts center, I thought.  Well, now that we have had numerous speakers at the Niswonger, I find myself not only enjoying, but looking forward to the next […]

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 10:14 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Wilmer Bernel Bowers, 95, of Convoy, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born August 15, 1920, in Huntington, Indiana, the son of Samuel Howard and Flossie Lulu (Ingmire) Bowers, who both preceded him in death. On January 3, 1942, he married the former […]

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 10:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Jane Ann Dietrich, 62, died Monday morning, September 28, 2015, at her residence in Willshire Township. She was born June 10, 1953, in Van Wert, the daughter of Robert Parrish Jr. and Juanita Marcile (Kohn) Parrish, who both preceded her in death. On April 20, 1974, she married Darrell Wayne Dietrich, who survives in Van […]

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 10:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Crestview and Van Wert volleyball information The Crestview varsity volleyball team spotted Van Wert two games, but then rallied to defeat the Lady Cougars in five games, 24-26, 15-25, 25-22, 25-23, and 15-12. Crestview is now 7-5 overall and will next play today at Lincolnview. Van Wert falls to 3-10 overall and will next play […]

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council received another funding request during its meeting on Monday. The request, from the Van Wert County Airport Authority Board, comes just weeks before Council begins the task of putting together a temporary budget for 2016. Randy Thompson, vice president of the Airport Authority Board, came to Council with […]

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Former Ohio State University Buckeyes great Chris Spielman was at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio Monday evening to speak on a number of topics, including cancer research, faith and what it was like playing for the Buckeyes in the 1980s. Spielman, who also spent a decade playing in the NFL, mostly for […]

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 6:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

Paulding County Sheriff’s information PAULDING — Paulding County Sheriff’s Office has contracted with Lexis Nexis VitalChek Network Inc. to begin accepting credit and debit cards. This will be implemented for concealed carry licenses and electronic (BCI and/or FBI) background checks done at its office. As part of its service, Lexis Nexis does charge a processing […]

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Kenneth Buettner, 76, of Delphos, died Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born January 30, 1939, the son of Herschel “Curly” and Margaret (Warnecke) Buettner, who both preceded him in death. In August 1979, he married Josephine A. (Sander) Buettner, who died July 16, 2007. Survivors include […]

POSTED: 09/29/15 at 6:23 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries