The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Six people were sentenced, and two of those received prison terms, during criminal hearings held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Greg Glander, 39, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on a charge aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. Judge Martin D. Burchfield […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 10:41 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information COLUMBUS — State Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and State Representative Craig S. Riedel (R-Defiance) honored the Van Wert High School football team at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday for winning the 2020 Division IV state championship. “It was a special honor to have the Van Wert High School football team […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 10:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor GREENVILLE — Lincolnview’s record-setting softball season came to an end on Wednesday as No. 4 Bradford defeated the Lancers 5-1 in the Division IV regional semifinals at Greenville. It was Lincolnview’s first ever regional softball appearance. The Lancers finished the season 24-4 (school record 24 wins) and as Northwest Conference, sectional […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 10:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports COLDWATER — Landon Price and Collin Overholt combined to hold Crestview to just one hit and Lincolnview’s bats came alive in a five-inning, 17-0 Division IV district semifinal win at Coldwater on Wednesday. Price struck out six Knight batters and allowed a hit in four innings of work and Overholt struck […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 10:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports TROY — Crestview’s Jordan Updegrove qualified for the finals of the 100 meter hurdles at the Division III track and field regionals at Troy on Wednesday. The top eight finishers advanced to Friday’s action and Updegrove, Crestview’s lone regional qualifier, placed eighth with a time of 17.25 seconds. Two of Lincolnview’s […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 10:21 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Independent staff and submitted information The Van Wert County Treasurer’s Office has completed the bills for the second half property tax collection and bills have been mailed out. The due date for this billing is Wednesday, July 14. The office accepts payments in the form of checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, and credit or debit […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 5:59 pm. FILED UNDER: News

A memorial service will be held for Kenneth C. Kohn Jr. formerly of Grover Hill and Van Wert, on Sunday, June 6, at Zion United Methodist Church in Grover Hill.   Kenneth suffered from dementia-caused Alzheimer’s disease for several years, passing from Covid-19 on December 29, 2020, on the 75th wedding anniversary he shared with Lois […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 5:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Independent staff and submitted information The 2021 Peony Pageant, originally to take place in April, was cancelled and rescheduled when some state-ordered mandates were lifted and revised.   In order to crown a queen and award scholarships, this year’s contestants will be competing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5, in the S.F. Goedde Building gymnasium. Per […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information WILLSHIRE — Willshire has a treasure that is only around for a few short days each year over the Memorial Day weekend. Bill and Aleta Weiss own and operate Willshire Home Furnishings, but, for several days each year, their business closes so they can honor local veterans with a display […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Independent Staff and submitted information COLUMBUS — With a significant rebound in travel expected this Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and AAA are urging drivers to prepare for holiday traffic. 2020 was a record low year for holiday travel. This year, AAA is predicting a 57 […]

POSTED: 05/26/21 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: News