The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023

Colonel F. Boaz III, 67, of Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, October 27, 2020. He was born February 25, 1953, in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Colonel F. “Frank” Boaz II and Vivian A. (Mosley) Boaz, who both preceded him in death.  Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Boaz, and granddaughter Lajaye Boaz, both of Cambridge, United […]

POSTED: 10/29/20 at 9:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports Crestview’s backfield tandem of Brody Brecht and Logan Gerardot earned first team All-NWC honors and the two were named to the first team on the defensive side of the ball as well, according to results released on Thursday. Brecht has rushed for 1,574 yards and 18 touchdowns, while Gerardot has logged […]

POSTED: 10/29/20 at 3:40 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor In a normal year, this weekend would mark the end of the 2020 Ohio high school football regular season but as we all know, 2020 is anything but normal. Instead, it’s Week. No. 4 of the postseason and the playoff field continues to dwindle, while a number of area schools have […]

POSTED: 10/29/20 at 3:54 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer At least to this point, the spread of COVID-19 hasn’t happened in Van Wert City Schools. That was the word from Superintendent Mark Bagley during Wednesday’s City Board of Education meeting. “We currently have three cases that will be coming off the books shortly and we have 42 quarantined right now,” Bagley […]

POSTED: 10/28/20 at 11:02 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Five people who were sentenced are among those who appeared for criminal hearings over the past week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Juan Hernandez Jr., 40, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 16 months in prison, with credit for 113 days already served, on one count of gross sexual imposition, […]

POSTED: 10/28/20 at 4:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was joined by Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Wednesday to request the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) send up to $5 billion in dividends to Ohio employers to ease the continued financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This pandemic is unprecedented, and continues to financially impact […]

POSTED: 10/28/20 at 4:18 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Police Department announced Wednesday that two Marsh Foundation runaways have been located in Van Wert The VWPD had sought assistance in locating the runaways, who were among five juveniles who had run away from the Marsh. On Monday, city police received a report from the Marsh Foundation stating that […]

POSTED: 10/28/20 at 3:58 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates Tuesday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated county risk levelsGovernor DeWine today announced that 82 of Ohio’s 88 counties are now considered high incidence counties as defined by the federal government. This means those counties […]

POSTED: 10/28/20 at 7:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor PAULDING — Paulding officials welcomed The Union Bank Company’s new village branch on Tuesday with a ribboncutting ceremony at the bank’s temporary offices on the village square. Stacy Cox, executive vice president and CFO of the Allen County-based bank, expressed her pleasure at having a branch in the Paulding County seat. “We’re […]

POSTED: 10/28/20 at 7:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

Main Street Van Wert is working with volunteers from a number of groups, including Van Wert High School and its Beta Club, the Van Wert County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, to ensure that the downtown Trick or Treat event is as safe as […]

POSTED: 10/28/20 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: News