The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2020

Kenneth Zizelman, 77, of Rockford, passed away at his home, Monday, October 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 30, 1940, in Rockford, the son of Richard and Laura (Gibson) Zizelman, who both preceded him in death. On November 24, 1960, he married the former Carol Lewis, who died August 6, […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 9:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Henry “Mike” Martin, 68, of Delphos, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos. He was born March 24, 1949, in Delphos to James and Irma (Diltz) Martin, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by a sister, Alexia Martin of Delphos. Three sisters, Regena Pruden, Diane Martin, […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 9:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

James C. Schneider, 81, of Van Wert, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. James was born May 12, 1936, to Carl and Carolina (Mang) Schneider, who both preceded him in death. On June 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert area residents were out in force on Saturday for a number of Halloween-related events and activities. Local residents had the opportunity to trick or treat downtown and throughout the city later on Saturday, while the Halloween Fright Fest was held at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Adults also had the chance to frolic […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.43 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average, which has increased six-tenths of a cent per gallon in the last week to […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Vantage Career Center students Clay Schnipke (Industrial Mechanics), Julia Clinton (Welding), Josh England (Auto Technology), Mackayla Caperton (Health Technology), Colton Hower (Carpentry), and Jenna Dunlap (Interactive Media), visited Van Wert Elementary School fourth-graders recently to talk about careers and how coming to Vantage gives them a head start on their future. Vantage photo

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information WREN — The Wren Christmas Society will be putting up decorations in the village on Saturday, November 18, while the Grand Illumination will be held at dark (approximately 6 p.m.) Saturday, November 25. The WCS will be holding a “Create Your Own Christmas Scene” contest for area children in grades K-5 for […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 7:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its final computer ratings and regional quarterfinal playoff pairings Sunday. There were 719 schools that played varsity football this fall and now 224 are playoff qualifiers, including five schools that are in the playoffs for the first time. The top four seeds […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports TIFFIN — Both of Lincolnview’s cross country teams, Van Wert’s boys’ team and Crestview’s Regan Harting battled Saturday’s cold and wet conditions in Tiffin to advance to the State Tournament. The Lincolnview boys finished fourth in the Division III regional, while the Lady Lancers finished seventh. It’s the fifth consecutive time […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to send nominations for the Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student-Athlete of the week to: sports@thevwindependent.com. Nominations must be received by 12 p.m. each Tuesday. One name will be picked each week, and the winner will receive a T-shirt from Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy, 1034 […]

POSTED: 10/30/17 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports