The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Carol Gribler, 81, passed away Saturday evening, October 28, 2017, at her residence in Van Wert. She was born January 27, 1936, in Van Wert, the daughter of Bernard W. and Lucy C. (Heckman) Unterbrink, who both preceded her in death. She was married to James K. Gribler, who died August 14, 2007. Survivors include […]

POSTED: 10/29/17 at 10:01 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert Police Chief Joel Hammond’s provided a somewhat bleak update on local drug activities, but with the hope that a new interdiction program aimed at keeping drugs out of the city — and dealers off the streets — will have a positive impact on the situation. “Due to (the) ongoing drug […]

POSTED: 10/28/17 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Join the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce as it celebrates and honors outstanding small businesses during its Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon at noon Friday, November 17, at Willow Bend Country Club in Van Wert. Luncheon registration closes Tuesday, November 14, and the community is invited to attend as the […]

POSTED: 10/28/17 at 7:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information CONVOY — Crestview High School will be performing the musical The Little Mermaid on Saturday, November 11, starting at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 12, starting at 3 p.m. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, as well as the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love […]

POSTED: 10/28/17 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor DEFIANCE — Jacoby Kelly put on quite a show in his final football game for Van Wert. The senior speedster scored three touchdowns – one via the pass, one on the ground and one on a punt return – to spark the Cougars to a 48-7 win over Defiance on Friday. […]

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

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — It wasn’t easy, but Crestview defeated Northwest Conference rival Paulding 36-22 on Friday to end the regular season 9-1 (6-1 NWC). The Knights finished as NWC runners-up, after Spencerville defeated Delphos Jefferson 38-6. In cold, muddy and windy conditions, it seemed like the game would be a lopsided affair […]

POSTED: 10/28/17 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Vantage Career Center parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, November 20, and 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21. Call 419.238.5411 or 800.686.3944, extension 2126, to schedule an appointment.

POSTED: 10/28/17 at 7:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Buckeye Youth will be having its annual Autumn Adventure Sleepover from 8 p.m. Friday, November 3, until 8 a.m. Saturday, November 4. The event will be held at the “heated” meeting room at the Administration Building on the fairgrounds. Buckeye Youth is planning a hayride, bonfire, games, prizes, a costume contest, movies, […]

POSTED: 10/27/17 at 8:53 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Although it is likely no surprise in a conservative, tradition-rich community such as Van Wert, the more than 2,000 people who completed a survey on the future of Van Wert City Schools’ Eggers Stadium overwhelmingly voted to restore the 80-year-old athletic facility. Chery Ryan of the Ohio School Boards Association, which conducted […]

POSTED: 10/27/17 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The third-generation owners of Fresh Encounter Inc. cut the ribbon Thursday on the company’s rebranding of the former Marsh Supermarket as a Chief grocery, and also promised to restore quality standards at the store. Michael Needler Jr., who with his sister, Julie Anderson, also operates Generation Growth II, the parent company of […]

POSTED: 10/27/17 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News