The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Join us Friday, February 8, and wine down after the Main Street Chocolate Walk. We are the grand finale on this popular event and will be featuring special guest Moeller Brew Barn! The Brew Barn will be on hand showcasing some of its special brews, such as Roasted Hazelnut Milk Porter, Baked Oat Stout, Honeywaggon […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 4:57 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

I imagine most of you have heard about the opportunity the Niswonger Performing Arts Center has to address some physical needs of its facility. The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation, the governing organization for the professional presenting operations, was awarded a State of Ohio Facilities grant in the amount of $200,000 several months ago. The reason […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 4:33 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Stuart J. Ramos, 47, of Van Wert, died at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday January 29, 2019, at the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. He was born May 20, 1971, in Van Wert, the son of Philip Ramos Sr. and Penny (Parson) Ramos, who both survive in Van Wert. On June 18, 2005, he married the […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 4:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Naomi Lucille Counterman, 91, of Rockford, died Tuesday evening, January 29, 2019, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.   She was born April 15, 1927, at home in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, the daughter of Raymond Edward and Ocie Mae (Wurster) Smith, who both preceded her in death.  Survivors include two children, Duane (Diane) […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 4:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Janet Ann West, 78, of Ohio City, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born March 28, 1940, in Van Wert, the daughter of Oswin Carl and Francis Marie (Mosier) Sidle, who both preceded her in death. On August 3, 2009, she married James L. West, who survives. Survivors […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 4:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert County residents are trying to keep warm with temperatures as cold as they have been in a number of years. In fact, it’s so cold that the U.S. Postal Service has canceled mail delivery for the 458 zip code for Wednesday. County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy is calling for […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 8:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Three people appeared in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court over the past week, with two of those being changes of plea. More people would have appeared for hearings if the court wasn’t closed today and Thursday because of frigid temperatures. Scott McDonley, 34, of Celina, appeared last Thursday and changed his […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Golf Committee of Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently held a food drive. Items collected were food/household items to be donated to the Van Wert Salvation Army for its food bank. The lodge collected and donated more than 500 food items to the Salvation Army, which will help many […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The United Way Rivals United event is well underway, with lots of activities yet to be held. As of this point, the staff of Lincolnview Local Schools has taken the lead and donated $6,033 for its campaign, with the Crestview Local Schools staff following with $4,513. The staff at both schools were very […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Due to the Courthouse being closed today and Thursday due to extreme temperatures, dog tag licensing has been extended until Monday February 4, without penalty.   Dog licenses for 2019 are on sale in Van Wert County at the Auditor’s Office, Room 205 in the Van Wert County Courthouse, and at the following […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News