The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

The Scott Fire Department has announced the purchase of new extrication equipment to replace current equipment manufactured in 1985 that could not be upgraded. The new equipment, which includes a power unit, spreader, cutter, and a ram kit (above), has five times the operational force and is lighter. The new equipment will also allow the […]

POSTED: 11/28/15 at 8:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

VWHS Student Services information Just a reminder, that Van Wert High School will host an informational meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, November 30, for parents/guardians of senior students regarding the financial aid process. The meeting will be held in the First Federal Lecture Hall in the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio. The Office of […]

POSTED: 11/28/15 at 8:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ronald D. Hartman, 72, of Van Wert, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015, in the emergency room at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born January 9, 1943, in Van Wert County, the son of Robert L. Hartman Sr. and Goldie Geraldine (Woods) Hartman, who both preceded him in death. […]

POSTED: 11/27/15 at 10:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor While area residents are pondering an extra trip to the gym to work off their Thanksgiving dinners and perusing store circulars for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Christmas deals, Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are wondering how they will keep warm this winter. Wassenberg Art Center Executive […]

POSTED: 11/27/15 at 9:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

First Federal Savings & Loan of Van Wert recently completed its 2015 United Way campaign. Employee participation in the campaign was 100 percent and, together with the bank’s matching donation, had a 33 percent increase in donations over the previous year. In addition to the bank employee campaign, First Federal held two bake sales, along […]

POSTED: 11/27/15 at 9:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Internal Revenue Service information WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service reminds individuals and businesses making year-end gifts to charity that several important tax law provisions have taken effect in recent years. Some of the changes taxpayers should keep in mind include: Household items include furniture, furnishings, electronics, appliances and linens. Clothing and household items […]

POSTED: 11/27/15 at 8:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

Moose Lodge 1320 recently presented a $2,000 donation to Community Health Professionals-Hospice in Van Wert. Here, John Smith of the Moose presents a check to Robin Waters. CHP Hospice provides comfort and support for patients and families in their homes, as well as at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, when a loved one […]

POSTED: 11/27/15 at 8:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Looking for some extra holiday cash?  The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds may have money Ohio residents didn’t know they had to spend on “Cyber Monday.” By checking the website or calling the toll-free phone number (877.644.6823), Ohioans can search for forgotten money that may be owed them. Unclaimed funds […]

POSTED: 11/27/15 at 8:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

M. Virginia Johnson of Van Wert died at noon Thursday, November 26, 2015, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born September 29, 1920, in Wetzel, the daughter of Dewey Swartz and Verna (Hammons) Swartz Allen, who both preceded her in death. She married Glen H. Johnson, who also preceded her in […]

POSTED: 11/26/15 at 2:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Lester H. Sherer, 90, of Haviland, died at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born October 10, 1925, the son of Lester H. and Linnie I. Sherer, who both preceded him in death. On November 8, 1947, he married the former Carolyn J. Tomlinson, who […]

POSTED: 11/26/15 at 2:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries