The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

VW independent/submitted information American motorists taking to the road for the July 4 holiday weekend will be benefitting from the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2005, paying an average of $2.21 per gallon, well under the 10-year average of $3.14, according to GasBuddy. Although average gas prices are at historic lows, the price variance […]

POSTED: 06/28/17 at 7:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information LIMA — A new Paulding County maintenance garage in the village of Paulding and a new operations outpost in Hicksville were dedicated during separate ceremonies held at each facility. Both facilities were placed into full operation this spring. “The Ohio Department of Transportation’s ability to perform well, especially during snow and ice season, is […]

POSTED: 06/28/17 at 7:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

Redeemer Lutheran Church and Thrivent Choice Dollars 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, zipline, paddleboats, a half-acre beach, and the 3,600-square-foot splash pad. New features include water cannons at the splash pad […]

POSTED: 06/28/17 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Interested in learning about one’s personal DNA? The Van Wert County Historical Society is hosting “Your DNA: 101” on Saturday, August 12, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Phyllis Codling McLaughlin (Crestview Class of 1980) will be giving an overview of how DNA is inherited and the basics of how it is measured and what […]

POSTED: 06/28/17 at 7:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information On Tuesday, July 4, the Van Wert Area Community Concert Band will present a concert on the lawn of the Van Wert County Museum in Van Wert. The program will begin at 1 p.m. and is free to the public. Music performed during the concert will include patriotic selections and the music of […]

POSTED: 06/28/17 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Believe it or not, we are coming up on the weekend before the July 4 holiday.  With the Fourth falling on a Tuesday this year, our typical Friday night concerts fall squarely on either side of the holiday.  We will celebrate our Independence Day on each Friday before and after the Fourth. This Friday, as has been […]

POSTED: 06/28/17 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Margie Joann Darling, 87, of Van Wert, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born March 26, 1930, in Van Wert, the daughter of Harland Howard and Margaret Emma (Bolenbaugh) Kiracofe, who both preceded her in death. On June 18, 1964, she married […]

POSTED: 06/27/17 at 10:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Hubert Lee Allen, 86, of Rockford, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his residence. He was born June 3, 1931, in Mendon, the son of Homer and Daisy (Wurster) Allen, who both preceded him in death. On July 24, 1960, he married Carol (Fetters) Allen, who survives in Celina. Other survivors […]

POSTED: 06/27/17 at 10:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

William Bass Jr., 68, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born May 9, 1949, in New Jersey, and adopted by William D. Watson. He is survived by a half-brother, the Rev. William Watson of Van Wert. He was a veteran of the […]

POSTED: 06/27/17 at 4:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert Police June 25, 8:54 p.m. — Malcolm T. Oliver, 20, of 1115 Lincoln Highway, was arrested on a warrant issued by the United States Department of the Army while at Sav-A-Lot Foods in Van Wert. June 25, 10:32 p.m. — Kessa T. Eddins, 32, of 125 Keplar St., was arrested on a warrant […]

POSTED: 06/27/17 at 12:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement