The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, May. 27, 2020

Octavia Patrick, 93, of Delphos, died Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos. She was born April 4, 1925, in Kentucky, the daughter of William and Olga (Hamilton) Isaacs, who both preceded her in death. On August 28, 1942, she married Andy J. Patrick, who died November 28, 2017. Survivors include […]

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 8:45 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Kindergarten students in Sara Pugh’s class at Van Wert Early Childhood Center got the chance Thursday to meet someone they’ve only read about before: a diminutive Yorkshire terrier named Lola. The Yorkie is the subject of five books by California resident Marcia Goldman, who retired nearly a decade ago as a special […]

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has announced his intent to file an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the reversal of a district court decision striking down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). “I do not like judicial activism in either its liberal or conservative flavors,” Yost […]

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 8:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information ELGIN — Ohio 81, between Mendon and Thomas roads, west of the village of Elgin, is now expected to close April 15 for approximately 45 days for the replacement of twin culvert structures. The project also includes additional drainage work on each side of the roadway.  The project was delayed due to weather […]

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information According to Van Wert Safety-Service Director Jay Fleming, Dutch John Road will be closed between U.S. 30 and Bonnewitz Avenue for the installation of a waterline.  The road closure will begin Tuesday, April 2, while the road will reopen Wednesday, April 3, weather permitting.

POSTED: 03/29/19 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY – Crestview fared well at its own quad meet, taking first place on the boys side and finishing second on the girls side on Thursday. The Knights finished with 83.5 points, followed by Cory-Rawson (64), Continental (52) and Fort Recovery (38.5). The Lady Knights scored 53.5 points, ahead of Continental […]

POSTED: 03/28/19 at 9:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports NAPOLEON — Van Wert and Napoleon split Thursday’s track and field dual meet at Napoleon High School. The Cougars won 85-52, while Napoleon won on the girls side 73-64. Tyson Jackson won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.74, while Jacob Hart’s time of 11.81 won the 100 meter […]

POSTED: 03/28/19 at 9:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Baseball Lincolnview 2 Fort Jennings 1 Two runs in the bottom of the fifth was enough for Lincolniew, as the Lancers defeated Fort Jennings 2-1 on Thursday. Trailing 1-0, Cole Binkley scored on a grounder by Thad Walker, then a double to center field by Collin Overholt plated Clayton Leeth. Overholt […]

POSTED: 03/28/19 at 9:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview’s Lexi Gregory applies a tag during Thursday’s non-conference softball game against Van Wert at Owen Pugh Field. The Lady Knights won the game 9-1. Bailey Gregory and Olivia Cunningham each had a single and a double, and four of Crestview’s runs came in the fourth inning. Crestview (1-1) is scheduled to play in a […]

POSTED: 03/28/19 at 9:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/Van Wertindependent Ohio’s top educator and a state school board member were in Van Wert Wednesday to hand out a special award and take a look at an innovative school-business career program. Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and Ohio Board of Education member Linda Haycock first visited Lincolnview Local Schools, where they […]

POSTED: 03/28/19 at 8:41 am. FILED UNDER: News