The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

David W. Poe, 90, of Van Wert, died Sunday evening, September 27, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 17, 1925, in Van Wert, the son of J. Clifford and M. Murae (Davies) Poe, who both preceded him in death. He married Ruth A. (Baltzell) Poe, who survives in Van Wert. Other survivors include […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 2:57 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports Van Wert boys won the big school division, the Cougar girls finished second, and Lincolnview’s boys’ and girls’ teams each won their small-school division races at the Van Wert County Hospital Cross Country Meet on Saturday. Cougar Calahan Wolfrum (16:52) and Cade Fleming (17:14) ran to a 1-2 finish in the big-school […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert volleyball information The Van Wert varsity volleyball team split its tri-match Saturday with Bryan and Wayne Trace. Van Wert lost to Bryan in three sets: 25-22, 20-25 and 18-25. For Van Wert, Megan Spray was 13 for 14 serving with an ace and Domonique Grothause added three aces. Spray was 77-84 setting, with […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Gold Division boys’ varsity race gets underway during Saturday’s Van Wert County Hospital Cross Country Meet held at the hospital. Van Wert boys were first and girls second in the Gold Division races, while Lincolnview won both the boys’ and girls’ Blue Division Races (see story and more photos on Sports Page). (Bob Barnes/Van […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 7:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Gasoline price information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week at $2.29 a gallon, according […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 7:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

Big Brothers/Big Sisters information Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties gives the opportunity to more than 60 high school students to volunteer for the After School Buddies Programs. These after-school programs are held at Celina Elementary, St. Marys Intermediate School, Van Wert Elementary, and St. Henry Elementary. BBBS still needs […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Elementary Student Council members spent time recently interacting with residents at Van Wert’s Hearth & Home. Residents and students came together to share laughs and sunshine while taking part in games and activities. The VWES students were excited for the opportunity to interact and look forward to continuing to reach out into the community throughout the year. […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

Wren Christmas Society information WREN — The Wren Christmas Society is selling tickets for chicken dinners for Saturday, October 24. Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ will prepare the food. The meal will include half a chicken, green beans, cheesy potatoes, and a roll. Meals are by presale tickets only, and tickets will be available for purchase until Friday, October […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 7:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

Daniel J. “Spider” Rode, 65, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 25, 2015, while vacationing in Hocking Hills. He was born July 15, 1950, in Lima, to James F. and Helen M. (Schneider) Rode, who both preceded him in death. Dan was united in marriage to Janet German on April 7, 1984, and she survives […]

POSTED: 09/28/15 at 6:18 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports It’s been 20 years since Van Wert has beaten Kenton, and the Cougars did it in dominating fashion on Friday with a 38-0 shellacking of the Wildcats in front of a home crowd at Eggerss Stadium. The last time Van Wert defeated Kenton was in 1995, when Kent Smelser coached the Cougars. […]

POSTED: 09/26/15 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports