The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

Submitted information OAKWOOD — The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Ohio 637, just north of Ohio 613 and west of the village of Oakwood in Paulding County. At approximately 11:17 p.m. Saturday, a 1995 Ford Escort operated by Scott W. Rhoades, 46, […]

POSTED: 02/26/17 at 2:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Ruby Virginia Flowers, 71, of Mendon, passed away early Saturday morning, February 25, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born January 24, 1946, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the daughter of Clara (Wallace) Mock. Surviving is a companion, Pam Bowen of Mendon; one daughter, Teresa (Rodney) Le Bare of Akron; a son, Chester (Kristin) […]

POSTED: 02/26/17 at 2:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports Two of three local teams ended their regular season on a winning note, with Lincolnview and Crestview getting Northwest Conference victories on Friday. Lincolnview’s Chayten Overholt scored 25 points to lead his Lancers to a 66-61 win over Paulding at home. Ryan Rager added 11 points for Lincolnview, while Ethan Kemler added […]

POSTED: 02/25/17 at 9:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 5. This year marks the 17th year of the annual leadership conference and the fourth year of the event — Leadercast Ohio West in Van Wert. This year, six […]

POSTED: 02/25/17 at 9:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a settlement with a former clergyman who previously lived in Steubenville and who was accused of creating and using a charity primarily to pay for personal expenses. Under the settlement, John Sillup of Sherman Oaks, California, agreed to dissolve his organization, the Society of Notre […]

POSTED: 02/25/17 at 8:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, has selected Joel Germann, a senior at Crestview High School, and Aliana Alvarez, a senior at Van Wert High School, as recipients of the Students of the Month for February. Students are nominated by their high schools to receive this award.  Each Student […]

POSTED: 02/25/17 at 8:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information A free kindergarten developmental readiness screening open to all with eligible children will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School gymnasium. Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30 that is living in Van Wert County or the surrounding area is eligible to attend.  Screening appointments […]

POSTED: 02/25/17 at 8:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information A free kindergarten developmental readiness screening open to all with eligible children will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School gymnasium. Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2017, living in Van Wert County or the surrounding area, is eligible to attend.  Screening appointments can […]

POSTED: 02/25/17 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

The YMCA recently held the third annual MOMO Girls Basketball Tournament.  Van Wert (above) took home the championship in the Grade 5-6 Division, with Bath runner-up. In the Grade 3-4 Division, Lincolnview (below) took home the championship, with Spencerville runner-up. Thanks to all the teams who participated, volunteers, referees, coaches and parents. (photos submitted)

POSTED: 02/25/17 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Carmen Jacobs, 95, of Van Wert, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born July 27, 1921, in Granger, Texas, the daughter of Alberto and Sophia (Sanchez) Alvarado, who both preceded her in death. On May 2, 1946, she married William E. Jacobs, […]

POSTED: 02/24/17 at 9:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries