The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

VW independent/submitted information Again this year, Easter was an extra special holiday on the campus of The Marsh Foundation, thanks to generous donations. For the 10th year in a row, the Shirley Haight family sponsored an egg hunt, basket donations, and gifts.  According to Megan Tuttle, residential director, this year looked a little different because […]

POSTED: 04/26/20 at 10:36 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 announces the following highway projects in Van Wert County this week: –Ohio 49, between Van Wert Paulding County Road/Township Road 12 and Elm Sugar Grove Church Road, is opening following a culvert replacement. –Ohio 117, between the Mercer County line and the Allen […]

POSTED: 04/26/20 at 10:33 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information SYLVANIA — The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) has extended its lottery application deadline to Friday, Mary 29, for the 2020-2021 school year for need-based scholarships up to $2,000 for private schools and $750 for homeschool expenses.   NOSF is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for grades kindergarten through eighth grade […]

POSTED: 04/26/20 at 10:30 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information CINCINNATI — The First Financial Foundation has announced donations totaling $25,500 to organizations serving Allen and Van Wert counties as part of its $1 million pledge to fund COVID-19 relief efforts for communities throughout its footprint that have been impacted economically by the Coronavirus. “First Financial is committed to helping those who are struggling […]

POSTED: 04/26/20 at 10:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Business

James J. Wehrkamp, known to family and friends as “Jim,” died peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Friday, April 24, 2020, following an extended illness. He was 83.  On February 24, 1937, Jim was born to Linus and Esther (Van den Bosch) Wehrkamp, who both preceded him in death. A native of […]

POSTED: 04/26/20 at 4:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Georgianna Miller, 90, of Van Wert, loved her Savior Jesus and was ushered peacefully into her long awaited heavenly home early morning Saturday, April 25, 2020. She was born October 19, 1929, in Venedocia, the daughter of Maurice N. And Gladys (Jones) George, wo both preceded her in death. On July 19, 1947, she married […]

POSTED: 04/26/20 at 11:32 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided updates Friday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on testing materials and contact tracing, as well as the need to keep older youths in foster care in the system until the COVID-19 pandemic allows them to leave […]

POSTED: 04/24/20 at 11:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released new divisional and regional assignments for the upcoming high school football season.  A number of teams from the Northwest Conference, Midwest Athletic Conference and Green Meadows Conference are switching divisions or regions, while just two Western Buckeye League schools will find themselves in […]

POSTED: 04/24/20 at 9:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information American Family Insurance is returning $200 million to its auto insurance customers following a decrease in driving and accident-claims from the COVID-19 pandemic. The premium relief plan was recently approved by state insurance regulators. Customers will receive payments in the form of a check they can use as they wish. “As part […]

POSTED: 04/24/20 at 8:51 am. FILED UNDER: Business

VW independent/submitted information As a part of the Van Wert County for 71 years, the Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation District wants to remind people that each of them has a connection to the county’s natural resources. In partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), the Van Wert SWCD is celebrating the […]

POSTED: 04/24/20 at 8:46 am. FILED UNDER: News