The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Peony Festival Committee announced it is selling festival flags and also provided information on this year’s Peony Festival Grand Parade. The committee is selling its annual Peony Festival flags for $30 each. The flags measure 20 by 23 inches and can be hung from a garden post. Staging for […]

POSTED: 02/26/16 at 9:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information PAULDING — The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office announces that all of the office’s 9-1-1 and regular telephone lines are down at this time. Technicians are working on the problem and 9-1-1 calls will roll over to Putnam County.

POSTED: 02/26/16 at 8:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ralph E. Rager, 85, of Van Wert, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born June 25, 1930, in Scott, to Ezra L. and Mamie L. (Foust) Rager, who both preceded him in death. On December 27, 1949, he married Joan M. Spencer, who died December […]

POSTED: 02/25/16 at 7:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Charles F. “Chuck” Hammond, 72, of Delphos, has died. He was born February 16, 1944, in Zanesville, the son of Fabian and Evelyn (Snider) Hammond, who both preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Donald A. Hammond of Delphos; one daughter, Lillian L. (Michael) Painter of Victoria, Texas; three sisters, Joan Buzard of California, […]

POSTED: 02/25/16 at 7:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information This weekend is a big one for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio — and for those who love Girl Scout cookies. Girl Scout cookies begin arriving by the truckload for pick up by local volunteers. More than 2.9 million boxes will be distributed to more than 2,300 troops in 32 counties throughout western Ohio. […]

POSTED: 02/25/16 at 9:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — State Representative Tony Burkley (R-Payne) has announced the passage of Substitute Senate Bill 182 by the Ohio House of Representatives, an omnibus bill that designates multiple memorial highways across the state. The legislation includes House Bill 406, a road-naming bill sponsored by Rep. Burkley that names a portion of highway […]

POSTED: 02/25/16 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent An arraignment was held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on drug-related charges. Brandon Story, 36, of Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to one count each of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of heroin, a felony of the fourth degree. Judge Martin Burchfield set a […]

POSTED: 02/25/16 at 9:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Early voting has begun at the offices of the Board of Elections, 120 E. Main St. in Van Wert. New office hours will begin Monday, February 29, and are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through March 4. Beginning Monday, March 7, hours will extend from 8 a.m. to 7 […]

POSTED: 02/25/16 at 9:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information SCOTT — Scott Lions Club will be having its Pancake & Sausage Day on Saturday, March 5, from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Lions Club building in the village. The breakfast features “all you can eat” pancakes for donations only. Proceeds from the event will help fun local Lions Club […]

POSTED: 02/25/16 at 9:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

By Avery Mueller  VENEDOCIA — The Venedocia Lads and Lassies 4-H Club held its first meeting February 18.  Pledges were led by Dominic Bonifas and roll call was taken by Nancy Bonifas, the club’s advisor. Club officer nominations and elections were completed at this meeting. The group also discussed options for its community club project and will be discussing […]

POSTED: 02/24/16 at 3:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Youth