The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

United Way of VW County information United Way of Van Wert County recently awarded $6,880 to the Van Wert County Council on Aging to help with the purchase of a new lift-equipped vehicle for its transportation programs. The goal of Council on Aging transportation programs is to help transport clients to places that help them […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 8:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leland Smith Insurance Services once again contributed to the Salvation Army social service programs.  A $1,000 donation made to the red kettles will assist with food and financial assistance to community members. Presenting the check to Major Art Barter (right) are Randy Myers and Krista Schlemmer. (Salvation Army photo)

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 8:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

Craig Wayne Boyd was playing anywhere he could in Nashville, as many musicians do.  Music City, USA, is what they call Nashville, Tennessee. Because of that, it attracts many aspiring young musicians, but very few actually make it. Boyd began his aspirations in 2004, but it wasn’t until he auditioned for NBC’s “The Voice” in 2014 […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

Marcile H. Rinard, 99, of Van Wert, passed away at 5:31 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at her residence. She was born September 14, 1916, in Delphos, the daughter of George and Mary (Geise) Brickner, who both preceded her in death. On June 23, 1938, she married Robert Vaughn Rinard Jr., who died January 30, […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 12:06 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Laura Morris Lininger, 91, of Marietta, Georgia, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born August 3, 1924, in Venedocia, the daughter of Robert and Ellen (Roberts) Morris, who both preceded her in death. Her husband, Jack R. Lininger, died August 30, 2002. Laura is survived by three daughters, Jacquelyn Floyd of […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 12:01 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information A 13-year-old Van Wert boy has been charged after he allegedly used a BB gun to shoot out the window of a semi tractor-trailer truck in the 100 block of South Washington Street on December 23. The juvenile faces a charge of criminal damaging, a misdemeanor of the first degree, in connection […]

POSTED: 12/29/15 at 1:22 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Dept. of Transportation information PAULDING COUNTY — The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that Ohio 49, from Ohio 500 to U.S. 24 and from Payne to Antwerp, has now been reopened following work to remove and repair downed electrical lines and power poles.

POSTED: 12/29/15 at 1:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports Wayne Trace’s Ethan Linder scored his 1,000th point as the Raiders defeated the Van Wert Cougars 55-42 in a non-conference game on Monday in the Cougar’s Den. Linder, who led both teams with 16 points, was given the ball with which he scored the milestone points during a ceremony held on […]

POSTED: 12/29/15 at 9:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council closed out the old year with the passage of year-end financial housekeeping legislation and the appointment of local residents to the Van Wert Tax Review Board, as well as good-byes from a number of longtime city officials who are leaving office at the end of the year. City […]

POSTED: 12/29/15 at 8:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Gay Lee Eckhart recently honored her parents, Howelee Walker Bush and Blanche Hughes Bush, by making a $10,000 donation to the Van Wert Salvation Army Capital Campaign in their names.  Attorney Collette Carcione is shown presenting the check to Major Art Barter, with Rita Hurless, Salvation Army Board chair, looks on. This contribution will assist in […]

POSTED: 12/29/15 at 8:46 am. FILED UNDER: News