The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, May. 16, 2022

Editor’s note: The Van Wert independentis doing a series of articles on what staff members have identified as the top 10 news stories of 2018. The series will run through New Year’s Day and include stories that have generated the most interest from the community and/or involved important local institutions or people. Today’s article features […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 8:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Carey Mathew of Delphos Granite Works’ Van Wert Showroom recently installed the Friends of the Dog Park donor recognition plaque. The plaque is located on the north side of the shelter near the entrance to the dog park. The committee invites everyone who enjoys the park to express their appreciation to the individuals and businesses that made […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 8:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Pregnancy Life Center and local churches will be conducting a community Mini-Walk for Life from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019. The event marks the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in America and also coincides with the National March for Life in […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 8:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Moose Lodge 1320 recently presented a check to the YMCA of Van Wert County in support of the YMCA’s mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirits, minds, and bodies for all. Shown are (from the left) Moose Lodge Administrator Brent Agler, YMCA CEO Hugh Kocab, and YMCA Finance Director Joel […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 8:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports DELPHOS — Delphos St. John’s exploded for 23 points in the second quarter, then held off Van Wert 60-45 in girls’ non-conference basketball action at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium on Thursday. Alexis Metz and Jerica Huebner each hit a trey in the opening quarter and Van Wert trailed 15-11 heading into […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 5:15 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information PAULDING — The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released names of those involved in a car-farm implement crash Tuesday evening in Paulding County. According to investigating troopers, a 2013 Ford Fusion driven by Joel Molina, 19, of Paulding, was headed west on County Road 144, just east […]

POSTED: 12/27/18 at 9:21 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Editor’s note: The Van Wert independentis doing a series of articles on what staff members have identified as the top 10 news stories of 2018. The series will run through New Year’s Day and include stories that have generated the most interest from the community and/or involved important local institutions or people. Today’s article features […]

POSTED: 12/27/18 at 8:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council said good-bye to Council Clerk Tara Fox and took a number of legislative actions, including passing financial housekeeping issues, during its last meeting of the year on Wednesday. Fox, who started as Council clerk under former Council president Pete Weir, indicated in November her wish to leave the […]

POSTED: 12/27/18 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Four years ago, Brent Stevens and Hope Wallace started the “Warm Up the Ridge” coat drive to benefit Oglala and Lakota Sioux living on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Oglala and Lakota Sioux are an impoverished group of Native Americans living on the brutal high plains near the Badlands in southwest North […]

POSTED: 12/27/18 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

The employees of Alexander & Bebout Inc. and Kitchens Inc. held their 11th annual food drive in conjunction with A & B’s Christmas Party. Employees collected 120 food items during the drive, while games played at the Christmas Party netted a $175 cash contribution, which, along with a company match, allowed for a $350 donation […]

POSTED: 12/27/18 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: News