The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor AKRON — Lincolnview’s 2021 baseball season didn’t end with a gold OHSAA trophy or a state championship but make no mistake, it was special and was one that Lancer players, coaches and fans should be proud of. The No. 6 Lancers came up short in Sunday’s Division IV state championship game, […]

POSTED: 06/14/21 at 9:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Retired city worker Jake Trisel credits the fact that he has been an active walker and biker over more than two decades for his miraculous recovery from serious heart problems that nearly killed him in 2020. “I’m just thankful that I made it through and I’m here,” he said during a recent […]

POSTED: 06/13/21 at 11:29 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information Brumback Library’s Summer Reading Program schedule of events for the week of June 14-19 is as follows: Main LibraryCanine Capers Week Monday, June 1410:30 a.m. — “Tales With Tails” Live Magic Show by Jim KleefeldName the Puppet Day Tuesday, June 1510 a.m. — Family Story Time       Dog BingoWednesday, June 1610 a.m. […]

POSTED: 06/13/21 at 11:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information LIMA — The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Van Wert County this week, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1. All outlined work is weather permitting. U.S. 224, between Stemen Road and Dog Creek Road, will close June 14 for five days for a culvert […]

POSTED: 06/13/21 at 11:12 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports AKRON – Warren JFK scored three runs in the fourth and added one more in the fifth and the Eagles defeated Lincolnview 4-0 to claim the Division IV state baseball championship at Canal Park on Sunday. The game was slated to begin at 4 p.m. but started at 6:05 p.m. after […]

POSTED: 06/13/21 at 10:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Robbin Jean Barnhart was a caring wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She left this world suddenly on Friday, June 11, 2021, at age 62. She was born on June 7, 1959, in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Lou and Jean Dyer, who both preceded her in death. After graduating from Elida High School in 1977, Robbin […]

POSTED: 06/13/21 at 5:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Independent staff Three people were injured, one critically, when their All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) pulled into the path of a car at the intersection of Ohio 118 and Wren Landeck Road shortly after noon on Sunday. According to troopers from the Van Wert Post, a Polaris Ranger “side-by-side” ATV operated by Gordon Keith of Plainville, […]

POSTED: 06/13/21 at 1:55 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information HICKSVILLE — Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers was reportedly involved in a two-motorcycle accident in Williams County Saturday afternoon that resulted in two other people being life-flighted with serious injuries. According to troopers from the Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Sheriff Landers, 45, of Antwerp, was […]

POSTED: 06/12/21 at 9:43 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports AKRON — For the first time since 1962, Linconlview will play for an Ohio High School Athletic Association baseball state championship. The No. 6 Lancers (24-8, school record 24 wins) advanced to the Division IV state title game with a 2-1 semifinal victory over No. 18 Lucasville Valley at Canal Park […]

POSTED: 06/12/21 at 2:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Local residents enjoyed another weekend of in-person events as the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce held its Luau in the Art Park at Wassenberg Art Center on Friday evening. The event included dinner, music entertainment, limbo and hula hoop contests, and a Hawaiian-themed “best dressed” contest. Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 06/12/21 at 12:18 am. FILED UNDER: News