The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, May. 18, 2022

Ruby M. Agler, 95, of Van Wert, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at Hearth & Home in Van Wert. She was born May 26, 1920, in Union City, Indiana, the daughter of William Henry and Eva (Barger) Lotz, who both preceded her in death. On January 23, 1943, she married Donald V. […]

POSTED: 03/29/16 at 12:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve a burglary at 419 N. Tyler St. in Van Wert. Sometime after 4:30 p.m. on March 10, someone entered the residence possibly through the garage. The thief stole a 47-inch black Panasonic flat screen television. If you […]

POSTED: 03/29/16 at 8:04 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council approved permanent appropriations legislation for 2016 during Monday night’s meeting, and also approved preparation of legislation that would authorize Mayor Jerry Mazur to sign a contract with an as-yet unformed city-county economic development entity. Council members who attended the meeting (First Ward Councilman John Marshall was absent and […]

POSTED: 03/29/16 at 7:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information On Monday, General Electric Company (GE) announced a donation of $25,000 to the Van Wert High School Robotics Club, giving students in the area the opportunity to participate in robotics and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities. “As math and science jobs become increasingly important to our economic future, GE is […]

POSTED: 03/29/16 at 7:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.93 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 increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.04 […]

POSTED: 03/29/16 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Heart Land Patriots will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Fireside Room at Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert. Special guest for the evening will be Matt Berry, manager of community relations at Midwest Electric Cooperative, based in St. Marys. Berry […]

POSTED: 03/29/16 at 7:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Foundation is accepting names of non-profit organizations interested in serving food in Fountain Park in conjunction with this year’s Fountain Park Summer Music Series. Non-profit organizations located in Van Wert County that did not serve one of last year’s concerts are eligible. Contact the foundation office at 419.238.1743 […]

POSTED: 03/29/16 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leon Whittington, 82, of Van Wert, died at 11:33 a.m. Monday, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born August 25, 1933, in Denton, Missouri, the son of the late Emery Whittington and Irene (Siegler) Cora. On May 28, 1954, he married the former Emmaline Gribble, who also preceded him in death […]

POSTED: 03/28/16 at 9:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Marian Rose “Sis” Metzner, 61, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born October 2, 1954, in Lima, the daughter of John and Joan (Deters) Metzner, who both survive in Delphos. Other survivors include three brothers, John “Jay” (Deb Oney) Metzner III, Joseph “Tim” (Barb) Metzner, and […]

POSTED: 03/28/16 at 9:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information The 2016 Van Wert Peony Festival Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Marsh Auditorium, 1229 Lincoln Highway in Van Wert. This year, senior girls from 10 area schools, Antwerp, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Delphos St. John’s, Lincolnview, Parkway, Paulding, Van Wert, and Wayne Trace high schools, and […]

POSTED: 03/28/16 at 12:03 am. FILED UNDER: News