The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

VW independent/submitted information The Central Insurance Companies was recently awarded the prestigious Best Practices Award of Excellence from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”). This is the ninth year the company has received the award. The award recognizes those companies that have made imaginative, outstanding, and unique contributions […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: Business

VW independent news PAULDING COUNTY — A Delphos man was seriously injured in a car-semi crash that occurred Thursday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Ohio 613 in Paulding County. According to troopers from the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Robert S. Reynolds, 62, of Delphos, was driving a […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 9:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Lori A. Evans, 51, of Van Wert, and formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. She was born June 25, 1964, in Van Wert, the daughter of William B. and Nancy (Tribolet) Evans, who both survive in Van Wert. Other survivors […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 9:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Family and hospice workers remembered the late Mike Gearhart with emotion and humor during the 18th annual Hospice Beacon of Hope dinner and auction held Thursday night at Willow Bend Country Club. Gearhart, who died February 3 at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, was unusual in that he was able […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 8:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series detailing results from the Van Wert County Community Health Assessment that was released on Wednesday. This portion deals with findings from the adult section of the assessment. DAVE MOSIER/independent editor With nearly three-quarters of Van Wert County adults either overweight or obese, it’s perhaps not […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined his colleagues in approving 12 bills addressing the nation’s opioid and drug abuse epidemic. “All across America, individuals are becoming addicted to opioids and it’s not just destroying the addict, but their […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information PAULDING — Paulding County officials are taking safety precautions regarding a recent engineering study on the county-owned communications tower located at the west end of the county fairgrounds parking lot located in Paulding. Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative, which rents space on the tower, conducted a load study on the tower with hopes […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Wilkinson Printing will be sponsoring a Business Day at the Camp Clay Aqua Park this summer. Local businesses purchase the day for the Van Wert community; access includes swimming, a floating playground, zip-line, paddleboats, a half-acre beach, and the 3,600-square-foot splash pad, which was new last year. New in 2016 are water cannons at the splash […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Entries are being taken now for Wassenberg Art Center’s wind energy-themed art show: Winds of Change. Entries will be accepted today, Saturday, and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m., at the art center. No entries will be accepted after Sunday, May 1. Exhibit dates for the show are from May 7-27, with a closing […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

Richard Thomas Orr died Monday, April 11, 2016, in Clearwater, Florida, from complications of diabetes. R.T., as everyone knew him, was born November 17, 1946, in Dover to Ila Mae and Thomas F. Orr, who both preceded him in death. He graduated from Van Wert High school and, shortly thereafter, began working in the family […]

POSTED: 04/29/16 at 6:37 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries