The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, May. 16, 2022

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council adopted a number of end-of-year housekeeping fiscal measures and the 2021 permanent appropriations ordinance during a brief final meeting Monday to close out 2020. Council approved salary ordinances that cover employees in the various city departments, as well as Van Wert Municipal Court, as well as permanent appropriations […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 12:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert City School District recently held its 2020-2021 United Way campaign. The VWCS staff donated nearly $6,000 to help support the 34 local agencies currently receiving funding from the United Way. Thanks to organizations like Van Wert City Schools and their employees, the United Way is able to support the […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 12:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday filed an amicus brief in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of three Christian Schools and Citizens for Community Values’ (CCV) lawsuit to overturn a Toledo-Lucas County Health Department order shuttering all in-person education for students in grades 7-12. The brief argues […]

POSTED: 12/29/20 at 12:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor COLUMBUS GROVE — Owen Treece scored a school record 44 points but it wasn’t enough, as Van Wert dropped a 65-61 double overtime heartbreaker to Columbus Grove on Monday night. The 5-11 senior guard also topped the 1,000 career point mark with a layup at the 3:55 mark in the third […]

POSTED: 12/28/20 at 11:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

With this layup midway through the third quarter, Van Wert’s Owen Treece (5) surpassed the coveted 1,000 point career mark. Treece went on to finish with a school record 44 points but the Cougars came up short in double overtime, losing to Columbus Grove 65-61. See full story above. Photo by Wyatt Richardson/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 12/28/20 at 11:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Lincolnview trailed Miller City by just two, 24-22 at halftime, but a 20-6 third quarter scoring differential was too much to overcome, as the Lancers lost 59-44 in non-conference girls’ basketball action on Monday. Kendall Bollenbacher led Lincolnview with 13 points, while Carsyn Looser added nine and Zadria King eight. Abbi […]

POSTED: 12/28/20 at 11:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s edition of Random Thoughts centers around the Cleveland Browns and the college football bowl season.  The Browns I’m going to whine for a bit and fellow Browns fans in this area should understand where I’m coming from. It’s tough being a Browns fan. Nothing ever seems to come easy. […]

POSTED: 12/28/20 at 11:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Van Wert enjoyed a bowling sweep of Lincolnview at Olympic Lanes on Monday, with the Cougars posting a 1711-1456 win over the Lancers, while the Lady Cougars won handily, 1581-975. Aidyn Sidle led Van Wert with a 187-202-389 series and was followed closely by Ian Ellis, who bowled a 179-199-378 series […]

POSTED: 12/28/20 at 11:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lillian Pauline Chesbro, 96, of Van Wert, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, from her residence. Lillian was born December 22, 1924, in Van Wert, the daughter of Charles and Julia (Strick) Williams, who both preceded her in death. She married Leon Chesbro on October 19, 1959, and […]

POSTED: 12/28/20 at 12:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Caroline Marie Fleenor, 68, passed away at 2:13 p.m., Saturday, December 26, 2020, at her residence in Van Wert. She was born August 28, 1952, in Van Wert, the daughter of Paul and Margaret Caroline (Bice) Williams, who both preceded her in death. She married Thomas Fleenor, who survives. Other survivors include her two children, […]

POSTED: 12/28/20 at 12:10 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries