The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

Kenneth Clayton Kohn Jr. died on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.   He was born December 8, 1924, the son of Lois B. (Winters) and Kenneth C. Kohn Sr., who both preceded him in death.  He was married on December 29, 1945, to the former Lois Marcene Elston at Zion Methodist Church in Grover Hill, Ohio. He was […]

POSTED: 12/30/20 at 1:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information The Hoaglin Township Board of Trustees will meet for its annual re-organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2021.  The meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Hoaglin Township House, intersection of Hoaglin Center and Wetzel roads. 

POSTED: 12/30/20 at 12:30 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Editor’s note: This week, the Van Wert independent will be publishing what it judges to be the Top 10 stories of 2020. Articles featuring three stories each will be in Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with the top story published on New Year’s Day. DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Top 10 story article in Wednesday’s edition of […]

POSTED: 12/30/20 at 12:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Humane Society’s capital campaign has progressed, and the society has announced a timeline for construction of an animal shelter/adoption center on Fox Road.  “We are in the home stretch,” said Humane Society Board President Deb Sealscott.  The society purchased 1.76 acres on Fox Road over a year ago […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 11:43 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information CEDARVILLE — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law on Tuesday: House Bill 24, sponsored by Representatives Stephen D. Hambley and Darrell Kick, revises humane society law. Senate Bill 39, sponsored by Senator Kirk Schuring, authorizes insurance premiums tax credits for certain projects. Senate Bill 310, sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan, provides […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 11:35 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — To say Tuesday night’s game between Crestview and Kalida was a defensive struggle is an understatement. Crestview held Kalida to single digits in three of four quarters and didn’t allow a single point in the final 7:03, and the Knights handed the Wildcats their first loss of the season, […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 10:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor OTTOVILLE — Ottoville’s gymnasium is not an easy place for opponents to win, but behind 31 points by Creed Jessee, Lincolnview did just that on Tuesday night with a 61-58 victory over the Big Green. The win improved Lincolnview’s record to 5-1, while Ottoville dropped to 6-2 on the season. Jessee […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 10:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Aly Lindeman scored 17 points to lead Delphos Jefferson to a 44-37 non-conference girls basketball senior night win over Van Wert on Tuesday night. It was the fourth straight loss for the Cougars. Sofi Houg scored six of her 16 points in the first quarter, but Jefferson’s Josie McGue countered with […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 10:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Jamie Lyn Friedrich, 44, passed away at 6:12 a.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a fierce battle with Covid-19.  She was born October 14, 1976, to E. Wayne Matthews, who survives in Ohio City, and Deb Matthews, who preceded her in death. On August 14, 1999, she […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 5:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert Police December 26, 1:16 p.m. — Joshua J. Kreischer, 35, of 330 N. Wayne St., was served with a warrant issued on behalf of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority while at his residence. December 25, 12:02 a.m. — Melvin N. Miller Jr., 34, of Delphos, was cited for operating a vehicle while impaired […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 12:39 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement