The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Matthew B. Schulte, 82, of Van Wert, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital. Matthew was born June 9, 1936, in Decatur, Indiana, the son of Fredrick and Annette (Putz) Schulte, who both proceeded him in death, along with a brother, William, and a grandson, Luke Tobias. Matthew retired from Dana Corporation […]

POSTED: 05/30/19 at 9:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports Due to morning rain, the Division II regional semifinal baseball game between Van Wert and Bowling Green has been moved to 4 p.m. today at Carter Park in Bowling Green. Check back for any updates.

POSTED: 05/30/19 at 7:04 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor After two meetings of discussions, Van Wert City Council voted Wednesday 5-2 to uphold a Van Wert Planning Commission decision to deny a zoning change from R-2 to B-1 for property at 1014 E. Main St. owned by Joy Short. Short came to Council’s May 13 meeting to appeal the Planning Commission’s […]

POSTED: 05/29/19 at 10:50 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Five people appeared in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court this week, including four who appeared for sentencing. Zachariah Germann, 31, of Van Wert, was sentenced to a total of 360 days in jail — 180 days in jail on each of two assault charges, to be served concurrently, and 180 days […]

POSTED: 05/29/19 at 10:45 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Attorney General Dave Yost is urging Ohioans to watch out for home repair scammers and fake charities after powerful storms caused major damage to homes and businesses in western Ohio earlier this week. “Already in the early aftermath of these storms, we’ve seen some of the best of humanity on display,” […]

POSTED: 05/29/19 at 10:43 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police May 29, 12:47 p.m. — Zachary R. Baker, 32, of Convoy, was arrested on a warrant issued in Van Wert Municipal Court in connection with child support payments. May 28, 8:01 a.m. — Daniel C.L. Vibbert, 28, of 811 E. Main St., was arrested on a warrant issued on behalf of the […]

POSTED: 05/29/19 at 10:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Van Wert’s record setting brother-sister duo of Austin and Kirsten Clay is heading to Columbus with hopes of winning state titles. Austin, who graduated on Sunday and will compete for Central Michigan University, is the school record holder in the shot put (59-02.75) and a Van Wert stadium record holder in […]

POSTED: 05/29/19 at 10:16 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Van Wert County will be well represented at the OHSAA Track and Field State Tournament this Friday and Saturday. Along with Van Wert’s athletes competing in Division II, Crestview’s 4×100 meter relay team, along with Lincolnview’s 4×200 and 4×800 meter relay teams and junior Brad Korte (200 meter dash, long jump) […]

POSTED: 05/29/19 at 10:16 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Pending approval at the June Board of Education meeting, Kyle Williams has been selected as the next head coach for Lincolnview’s varsity girls’ basketball program. Williams is a 2014 graduate of Lincolnview and a 2018 graduate of Defiance College. He is currently employed at Ft. Jennings Local Schools where he served as boys’ […]

POSTED: 05/29/19 at 10:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Betty Jean Cochensparger, 92, of Delphos, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at The Meadows of Delphos. She was born October 20, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Wendell and Irene (Williams) Holmes, who both preceded her in death. On August 17, 1945, she married Jack Cochensparger, who died August 11, 2004. Survivors include […]

POSTED: 05/29/19 at 3:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries