The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 20, 2022

Thousands of people showed up for the fourth annual Christmas Garden lighting ceremony held at the Children’s Garden in Smiley Park. Soup and hot beverages were served to those who came to see the gorgeous lights of the garden, while a lucky 25 children went home with Apple iPod Touch mp3 players. Jim Clay, founder […]

POSTED: 11/26/15 at 8:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A man sent to prison after multiple drunk driving convictions was one of six people who appeared Wednesday for hearings in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. David Schnelle, 52, of Convoy, was sentenced by Judge Martin Burchfield to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a felony of the third degree because of […]

POSTED: 11/26/15 at 7:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio State Highway Patrol information Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Clayton A. Williams has been selected the 2015 “Trooper of the Year” at the Van Wert Post. The selection of Trooper Williams, 34, is in recognition of outstanding service during 2015. Fellow officers assigned at the Van Wert Post chose him based on leadership abilities, […]

POSTED: 11/26/15 at 7:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday the hiring of Jerry Neumeier to fill the position of Solid Waste Management District director. The hiring was made after two rounds of interviews of possible candidates and in cooperation with representatives of the local board for the Solid Waste Management District. Neumeier, […]

POSTED: 11/26/15 at 7:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Donald W. Jent, 76, of Ohio City, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born May 25, 1939, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the son of John F. and Mabel (Caudill) Jent, who both preceded him in death. On July 21, 1961, he married […]

POSTED: 11/25/15 at 10:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

William R. Thomas, 86, formerly of Lima, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hearth & Home in Van Wert. He was born September 18, 1929, in Grover Hill, the son of William McKinley and Leona Pearl (McClure) Thomas, who both preceded him in death. In 1960, he married the former Ruth Ley, who died August […]

POSTED: 11/25/15 at 10:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

For the past two weeks the students of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School focused on ways that they could show friendship in their everyday activities. At the end of the two weeks each teacher selected a student from their class that they felt best demonstrated friendship both inside and outside the classroom.   […]

POSTED: 11/25/15 at 11:09 am. FILED UNDER: St. Mary's News

POSTED: 11/25/15 at 10:49 am. FILED UNDER: Cougar's Den

POSTED: 11/25/15 at 10:34 am. FILED UNDER: St. Mary's News, Youth

Shop the Wass! 200 pieces of art for your holiday shopping or just to take a chill-out moment and look. This all-media exhibit that is on display through Dec. 18 is a fun and relaxed way to get unique gifts for the people you love. Do you know someone who is difficult to buy for? […]

POSTED: 11/25/15 at 10:00 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?