The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

Maria del Carmen Jimenez Barea, 56, of Rota, Spain, passed way Thursday, June 23, 2020, at the Hospital Universitario de Puerto Real. She was born August 16, 1963, in Cadiz, Spain, the daughter of Concepcion Barea Rivero, who survives, and Miguel Jimenez Guerra, who preceded her in death. On September 25, 2004, she married Shane […]

POSTED: 07/30/20 at 10:32 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports The second annual Wiffleball Tournament, sponsored by Lee Kinstle GM Sales and Service and Taylor Auto Sales, will be held August 8, at Jubilee Park in Van Wert. It’s a round robin plus tournament with three divisions – the rookie division for incoming eighth grade and younger students, the major division, […]

POSTED: 07/30/20 at 8:08 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information The YWCA recently completed its 25th year of the Summer Food Program.  While this year’s program looked very different than in years past, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the program was a success.  Over the course of nine Mondays in June and July the YWCA provided meal boxes to families containing […]

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VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that nearly six dozen local victim service projects have been awarded a total of $3.2 million to safely support victims of crime. A total of 66 projects will be funded by grants through the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA) grants program. Among […]

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Schrader Realty realtors Michelle Gunter and Amber Davis are shown presenting a check for $506.66 to Van Wert County Humane Society Board member Jeff Hood. Funds are donated quarterly from the company’s “Schrader Shares” program, where a percentage of every sale goes to local non-profit organizations selected by Schrader Realty clients. “This program sets the example of […]

POSTED: 07/30/20 at 6:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

United Way of Van Wert County recently received a check in the amount of $229 on behalf of Amber Davis, a realtor at Schrader Realty, and the Schrader Shares program. Schrader Realty is all about giving back to its communities. Whether a person is a buyer or seller, 5 percent of the commission brought into […]

POSTED: 07/30/20 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

The Van Wert County Health Department is reporting one new confirmed Covid-19 case, as of Wednesday, July 29. The person is in the 70-79 age range. That brings the county Covid-19 case total to 60, with 55 of those recovered, four active cases, one hospitalization, and one death.

POSTED: 07/29/20 at 4:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Lucinda S. “Cindy” Wallace, 65, of Van Wert, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at her residence.  She was born April 21, 1955, in Van Wert, the daughter of Leslie Brown Sr., who preceded her in death, and Roxie (Brown) Brown, who survives in Van Wert. She married John Wallace, who survives in […]

POSTED: 07/29/20 at 4:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Rex D. Moonshower, 79, passed away Monday morning at his residence in Ohio City. He was born March 15, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myla Elizabeth (Michael) Atwood and Mervin Lamar “Bud” Atwood, as well as a brother, Ralph E. Moonshower. Survivors include his four children, […]

POSTED: 07/29/20 at 10:38 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Editor’s note: This is one of a series of articles on Paulding County history written for that county’s bicentennial celebration this year. This is the second part of a two-part series on draining the Great Black Swamp in Paulding County. MELINDA KRICK/for The Van Wert independent PAULDING — The Great Black Swamp, once a mosquito-plagued […]

POSTED: 07/29/20 at 1:16 am. FILED UNDER: News