The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor FINDLAY — Van Wert rolled to a big first quarter lead and went on to cruise by Bath 66-47 in the Division II sectional semifinals at Findlay High School on Tuesday. The Cougars led 21-4 at the end of the first quarter, with 12 of those points coming from Nate Place. […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 11:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor PAULDING — No. 7 seed Lincolnview struggled from the floor and ultimately fell to No. 8 seed Parkway 48-38 in the Division IV sectional semifinals at Paulding High School on Tuesday. The Lancers were 14 of 40 (35 percent) from the floor, including 3 of 14 (21 percent) from three point […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 11:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The 2018-2019 girls’ basketball season came to an end for Crestview, Lincolnview and Van Wert on Saturday, as all three teams lost in their respective sectional championship games. The three head coaches – Crestview’s Mark Gregory, Lincolnview’s Dan Williamson, and Van Wert’s Rob Adams took some time to reflect back on […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 11:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Mary Jane Richardson, 79, of Van Wert, died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday February 24, 2019, at the Meadows of Delphos. She was born May 31, 1939, in Dixon, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Helen (Noble) Wolfe, who both preceded her in death. She married Robert D. Perry, who died in September 2005. On November 8, 2008, […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 11:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Jackie I. “Jack” Busbey, 61, of Van Wert, died at 1:42 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019, in Kindred Hospital at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.   He was born August 13, 1957, in Kennett, Missouri, the son of James Edward and Leona (Gribble) Busbey, who both preceded him in death. Survivors include two children, Amanda […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 11:24 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Robert H. Heitmeyer, 79, of Fort Jennings, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Banner Del E Webb Medical Center in Surprise, Arizona, while spending the winter with his wife.  He was born May 20, 1939, the son of Elmer and Verona (Neidert) Heitmeyer, who both preceded him in death. On December 31, 1960, he […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 11:21 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

William Vernon Lloyd, 77, of Van Wert, died at 5 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2019, at Van Wert Manor. He was born July 4, 1941, in Van Wert, the son of Thomas Austin and Theah Gertrude (Davis) Lloyd, who both preceded him in death. On July 7, 1973, he married the former Linda K. Roberts, who […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 11:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports Here are scores from Tuesday night’s area high school boys’ sectional semifinal basketball games. Division II Van Wert 67 Bath 44Napoleon 61 Celina 57 Division III Liberty Center 57 Liberty-Benton 56Coldwater 67 Paulding 52Fairview 33 Tinora 32Spencerville 49 Delphos Jefferson 32 Division IV Temple Christian 48 Fort Jennings 47Lima Central Catholic […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 10:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police February 24, 5:30 a.m. — Matthew L. Shinabery, 31, of 12340 Wren-Landeck Road, was cited for having physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated while parked in front of Fricker’s. February 23, 7:01 p.m. — Richard L. Stegaman, 52, of 309-B E. Main St., was charged with assault for an incident […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 8:56 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

The Van Wert County YMCA is bringing families together — one Friday at a time. Each Friday, the YM has something new: games, sensory activities, science projects, art nights, and more. After Friday’s activities, families are invited to swim in the pool. The fourth Friday of the month, the YMCA provides parents with an evening […]

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 8:47 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles, Youth