The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Edward E. “Ed” Garver, 76, of Van Wert, passed away at 8:21 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center following an extended illness. He was born April 29, 1941, in Glenmore, the son of Elmer Edward and Florence Viola (Giessler) Garver, who both preceded him in death. On November […]

POSTED: 07/30/17 at 5:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Gene Autry Ray, 77, of Pleasant Township, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, with his family by his side at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born March 13, 1940, in Hardy, Kentucky, the son of Enos and Elmay (Maynard) Ray, who both preceded him in death. On January […]

POSTED: 07/29/17 at 6:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports The Lincolnview Athletic Department has set ticket prices for the 2017-2018 school year and except for one minor change, rates will remain the same. Admission for all Junior High School sports and freshman basketball will now be $4 for adults and $3 for students. Otherwise, tickets to any varsity sport with […]

POSTED: 07/29/17 at 6:38 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Under superb weather conditions on Friday night, the Eagles tribute band Hotel California rocked a jam-packed Fountain Park. The band performed many Eagles hits, including “Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman”, “Heartache Tonight”, “Take It to the Limit”, and, of course, “Hotel California”. The Fountain Park Summer Music Series is sponsored by The Van Wert County […]

POSTED: 07/29/17 at 6:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Van Wert Middle School has announced 2017-2018 opening of school information for all parents and students. Sixth grade students are invited to an orientation “launch” from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10. Students will enjoy a complimentary pizza lunch to conclude the orientation. Sixth grade parents are invited to a […]

POSTED: 07/29/17 at 6:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Members of the local OSU Alumni Club met with the Club’s 2017 Scholarship winner for 2017 from Van Wert County, Brooke Thatcher. She was presented with a special gift from the Club, along with their good wishes. A recent graduate of Lincolnview High School, Brooke will be a freshman this fall on the main campus […]

POSTED: 07/29/17 at 6:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert High School Class of 2012 will hold its five year class reunion on Saturday, August 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Van Wert Ribfest at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Classmates and their families are encouraged to attend this reunion, which will be hosted under a reserved […]

POSTED: 07/29/17 at 6:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Golf Outing Committee of Elks Lodge 1197 in Van Wert recently made a donation of $400 to the Ohio City Park Association. Presenting the check to Brenda Weaver are golf outing committee members Paul Cuccairre and Brett Thatcher. (Photo submitted)

POSTED: 07/29/17 at 6:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

Sandra Sue Goodenough, 71, of Union Township, passed away Thursday, July 27, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born June 28, 1946, in Van Wert, the daughter of Clarence and Catherine (Stripe) Conley, who both preceded her in death. On October 17, 1964, she married Dana Goodenough, and he survives. Sandra was a 1964 graduate […]

POSTED: 07/28/17 at 1:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

The Crestview High School football program recently held a football skills camp for players in grades three through six in the Crestview Youth Football program. Pictured are high school players and coaches, along with youth campers. (Submitted photo)

POSTED: 07/28/17 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: Sports