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Thursday, May. 28, 2020

Michele Lee Espinoza, 47, went to meet her heavenly Father on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at her home in Van Wert, with family present. Michele was born August 5, 1970, in Van Wert, the daughter of Leandro Martinez, who survives in Racine, Wisconsin, and Mary Pissarro. who also resides with their heavenly Father. She is […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 8:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

James Frederick Tolan, 70, of Celina, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born June 4, 1947, in Van Wert, the son of Fred and Kay (Sweyer) Tolan, who both preceded him in death. He married Teresa Tolan, who survives in Celina. Other […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 7:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Pamela L. Wright Baird, 70, of Van Wert, passed away at 1:53 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born September 19, 1947, in Wren, the daughter of Robert Shelby and Betty Florine (Clifton) Wright, who both preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Richard J. Baird of Van Wert; […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 7:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information A driver arrested for a stop sign violation early this morning was found to have a number of drugs in the vehicle he was driving. Kurt Strukamp, no age listed, of Madison, Indiana, the driver of the vehicle, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony of the second degree, and misdemeanor […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 11:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Robert L. “Bob” Hoersten, 66, of Battle Creek, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 26, 2018, at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Van Wert on March 4, 1951, the son of Isidore and Mildred (Schulte) Hoersten, who both preceded him in death. Bob graduated […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 9:42 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert Police February 25, 3:29 p.m. — Rex A. Keysor, 48, of 327 N. Wayne St., was cited for driving while under a license suspension and possession of drug abuse instruments as a result of a traffic stop in the 600 block of West Main Street. February 25, 12:31 a.m. — Genaro C. Tovar, […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 9:27 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council approved a zoning request for a convenience store chain wanting to build a facility at the intersection of Ervin Road and Washington Street. City Council voted 5-1 to uphold a decision by the Van Wert Board of Zoning Appeals following an appeal by city resident Jim Clay of […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 9:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Lincolnview school officials expressed gratitude for last week’s assistance from the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office and Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. During Monday night’s monthly Board of Education meeting, high school Principal Brad Mendenhall and Superintendent Jeff Snyder thanked both law enforcement agencies for added security after […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 9:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against four major prescription opioid distributors in Madison County Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit alleges the drug companies engaged in unsafe distribution practices that ignored their responsibility under law to provide effective controls against opioid diversion. “We believe the evidence will […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 9:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Hubert W. Truman, 96, of Delphos, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, surrounded by his family. He was born December 21, 1921, in Athens, Alabama, the son of Lyman and Leila (Zehner) Truman, who both preceded him in death. On June 26, 1943, he married the former Marjorie […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 8:58 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries