The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

The Lincolnview High School boys’ basketball program recently capped off the 2017-2018 season by honoring players with various awards. The Lancer varsity team finished the season 16-8 overall and 7-1 in the NWC, while the junior varsity team sported a 20-2 overall record and an 8-0 record in the NWC. Pictured below (left to right) […]

POSTED: 03/30/18 at 12:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information FORT WAYNE — The TinCaps’ 2018 home opener on Saturday, April 7 (6:05 p.m.) is almost here, and fans can meet the team and visit Parkview Field even sooner than that. The TinCaps will host their annual Parkview Field Open House on Saturday, March 31, rain or shine (11 a.m. -1 p.m.). Free […]

POSTED: 03/30/18 at 12:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information LIMA — The countdown is on to the opening night of races at Limaland Motorsports Park’s 83rd season of action-packed racing. The racing  begins on Friday, April 20. This season has been dubbed “The Year of the Sprints” since all but one of the shows will involve either the K&L Ready Mix NRA […]

POSTED: 03/30/18 at 12:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Dean C. McOmber, 92, of Van Wert, passed away 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. He was born August 12, 1925 in Scott, the son of Clyde and Gladys (Bruckart) McOmber, who both preceded him in death. A 1943 graduate of Union High School, Dean went on […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 5:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent A Van Wert man who was already a registered sex offender was arrested on a new charge related to his alleged soliciting of a young teenager for sex. Dezmond C. Bywaters, 26, was charged with importuning, a felony of the fifth degree, in connection with the incident, according to Van Wert County […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 4:58 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Mark your calendar for April 12. The Van Wert Area Photography Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. at 114 S. Race St. in Van Wert. An impressive number of activities and ideas for the new year will be presented. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in what the […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 8:20 am. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

The contributions for the glow pebbles are still coming in. Thank you all so much!  If you missed adopting some glow pebbles, please give us a call and we will sign you up. There are many other projects going on that you can become involved with as well. Chat us up. We have ideas! We […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

It is amazing to think we have just one more concert remaining in our 11th season at the Niswonger!  After a busy last couple of weeks, we are down to one concert: Bostyx on April 21. It has been a memorable season with many successful events and concerts. Many of them have been sold while others have left […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 7:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert County saw a decrease in unemployment in the month of February, according to figures released this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. According to the ODJFS, the county’s jobless rating decreased two-tenths of a percent from its 3.8 percent rate in January to 3.6 percent in […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 7:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Five people who were sentenced on a variety of charges were among the 11 people who appeared in the past week for criminal hearings in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Jeremy Whitaker, 38, of Delphos, was sentenced to 13 months in prison on a charge of assault, a felony of the […]

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News