The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jun. 3, 2023

VW independent/submitted information PAULDING — Tickets are available for the Paulding County Bicentennial opening ceremony on Wednesday, February 12. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will help citizens formally launch the county’s 200th birthday during the event. The opening ceremony is free and open to the public, but seats are limited. Tickets are now available at the […]

POSTED: 01/29/20 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Middle School seventh grade Cougar Leaders recently held a bake sale and raised money to purchase cleaning supplies and incentives for residents of the YWCA. Shown are Cougar Leaders with YWCA staff members. YWCA photo

POSTED: 01/29/20 at 7:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Thomas Edison Early Childhood Center will conduct free childhood screenings for children ages 3-5 on Friday, February 21, at the center. The screening is for preschool students living in Van Wert County in the school districts of Delphos, Lincolnview, Parkway, Spencerville, and Wayne Trace. Children will be screened in the following areas: […]

POSTED: 01/29/20 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports Fairview used a fourth quarter surge to defeat Van Wert, Delphos St. John’s held Lincolnview in check and Crestview clamped down against Antwerp in girls’ non-conference basketball action on Tuesday. Fairview 42 Van Wert 31 Fairview outscored Van Wert 14-3 in the fourth quarter on the way to a 42-31 win […]

POSTED: 01/29/20 at 4:51 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Ohio High School Athletic Association girls’ basketball tournament draws will be held around the state this Sunday, February 2, with boys’ tournament draws scheduled for the following Sunday, February 9. Ahead of the respective draws, here is a breakdown of area teams by division and site locations for sectional and district […]

POSTED: 01/29/20 at 4:50 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police January 26, 12:47 p.m. — Elisha J. Secrist, 22, of 243 College Ave., was charged with domestic violence for an incident that occurred at his residence. January 25, 12:12 p.m. — Dustin T. Cooper, 35, of 328 S. Vine St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and Drew Kenny, 26, of 308 […]

POSTED: 01/28/20 at 4:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Gerald “Butch” Williams, 76, of Van Wert, died at 9:32 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Van Wert Health.   He was born December 17, 1943, in Wren, the son of Russell and Dorothy Williams, who both preceded him in death.  He is survived by his spouse, Barbara (Case) Williams; a son, Dennis Williams of Van Wert; […]

POSTED: 01/28/20 at 4:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Eileen Marcile West, 77, of Van Wert, passed away Monday evening, January 27, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. Eileen was born December 13, 1942, in Rockford, the daughter of Harry and Bertha (Daughtery) Beougher, who both preceded her in death. She married Gary Richard West on June 18, 1966, and he […]

POSTED: 01/28/20 at 4:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council members will be boning up on a zoning issue likely to return to Council sometime in the relatively near future. The Van Wert Board of Zoning Appeals recently denied Haven of Hope shelter the ability to operate under the B-3 (business) zoning of its building — a former […]

POSTED: 01/28/20 at 8:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Entrepreneur Workshop will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 8, in the training room of the Kenn-Feld Group, 10305 Liberty Union Road in Van Wert. Organizers include representatives from the Van Wert Area Economic Development Office, Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Van Wert, and the […]

POSTED: 01/28/20 at 8:44 am. FILED UNDER: News