The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

VW independent/submitted information Lee Kinstle GM Sales and Service on West Ervin Road in Van Wert will host a bloodmobile between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 12. Those who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent; advanced forms are available at the Red Cross Office 1220 E. […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

John W. Brenneman, 86, of Clearwater, Florida, and formerly of Van Wert, passed away November 27, 2017. John was born May 16, 1931, in Van Wert, the son of Dale and Essie (Washburn) Brenneman, who both preceded him in death. He was employed by Chrysler Corporation before moving to Florida in 1980. John retired from Randy’s […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor With a wealth of returning talent and some promising newcomers, the Van Wert Cougars can be considered bona fide contenders for the 2017-2018 Western Buckeye League basketball title. Four starters are back from last year’s team that went 13-11 (4-5 Western Buckeye League). Highlights from last season included victories over state […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 12:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The end of the 2017 high school football season is upon us, with seven championship games to be played in three days in Canton. Last week, I was 1-1 predicting games. In Division VI I correctly picked Marion Local to defeat Liberty Benton, but was wrong when I picked St. Paul […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 12:04 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Crestview Football program concluded its season with head coach Jared Owens, along with his coaching staff and the football cheer program, recognizing their teams’ accomplishments throughout their 10-2 season that ended in the regional semi-finals. Football Scholar Athletes include: Front row (left to right) – Darren Simmons, Chase Baker, Drew Kline, Korbin Hartman, Dylan […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 12:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Along with the football program, Crestview fall cheerleaders were honored with various awards. Cheer Scholar Athletes include: Front row (left to right) – Amber Young, Emma Leary, Lauren Brecht, and Chelsea Taylor. Back row (left to right) – Liv Dirr, Chloee Case, Alyssa Sparks, Krysden Sloan and Rosie Bogle. Cheer Special Awards: Lauren Brecht (Spirit […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 12:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — Crestview High School’s boys’ basketball games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed. Friday’s season opener against Van Wert has been rescheduled for Friday, December 8, while Saturday’s game against Miller City will be played on Monday, January 8. Both games will be played at Crestview High School.

POSTED: 11/29/17 at 11:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent The mother of 15-month-old Hayden Ivan Ridinger, who was beaten to death by her former live-in boyfriend, Christopher Peters, changed her plea to guilty on Wednesday to two felony offenses related to the boy’s death. Valarie Dean, 25, of Delphos, changed her plea to guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a felony of the […]

POSTED: 11/29/17 at 4:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Roger Weigle of Hamilton, Indiana, and formerly of Van Wert, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. He was born September 9, 1944, to Eugene and Mary Eva (German) Weigle, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Doug (Tammie) Weigle of Van Wert […]

POSTED: 11/29/17 at 4:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information The Van Wert Area Retired Teachers Association will meet for a holiday luncheon program at noon Friday, December 8, at Willow Bend Country Club. The meal charge is $11 and includes festive chicken in sauce, mashed potatoes, California vegetable medley, gelatin salad, peppermint dessert, plus a beverage selection of coffee, tea, or water. […]

POSTED: 11/29/17 at 8:38 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles