The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022

Brian W. Hitchcock, 45, of Van Wert died Saturday evening, July 30, 2022, at his residence near Van Wert. He was born on April 2, 1977, in Van Wert to Stanley (Kathie) Hitchcock of Celina and Cheryl (Keysor) Gehres of Van Wert. He married the former Tamara (Malecki) September 19, 2015. He is survived by […]

POSTED: 07/31/22 at 8:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent staff/submitted information The Van Wert County Agricultural Society, the managing organization of the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, has announced the schedule of events for the 166th annual Van Wert County Fair, August 30-September 5. Grandstand events will include harness racing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 30 and 1 p.m. Thursday, September 1; the […]

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 9:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information 2022-2023 class schedule pick up times for Van Wert High School students will be as follows: Seniors: Tuesday, August 9, 8-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m. in the Student Services Office. Enter through the student entrance. Juniors: Wednesday, August 10, 8-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m. in the Student Services Office. Enter through the student […]

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 9:36 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff DELPHOS — An investigation into a series of thefts from parked cars in Delphos culminated in charges against four people on Friday. Brock Parsons of W. Clime St. was arrested at home on a charge of having weapons under disability, a third degree felony. He was taken to the Van Wert County […]

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 9:35 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff Due to many inquiries, 99.7 FM WKSD and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM will rebroadcast last Sunday’s Commissioners Corner program that featured local World War II veteran Orval Mullin. Mullin, 100, was part of three European campaigns – Utah Beach, the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. He was […]

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 9:35 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information The Van Wert County Agricultural Society has announced available director positions. Petitions will be available starting Monday, August 1, for the following seats that are up for election: Harrison Township, Ridge Township, Union Township, Willshire Township, central region and county villages. Each candidate must fulfill the following requirements to file a […]

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 9:33 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Thursday July 28, 2022   1:53 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in Hoaglin Township to check on an open line 911 call.   2:33 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in Harrison Township for a motor vehicle crash involving a deer. No injuries reported.   4:46 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Washington Township for a […]

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor After many months of planning, fundraising, waiting and construction, it’s finally open for business. The Van Wert County Humane Society’s new Fox Road facility quietly opened earlier this week and is now housing cats and dogs that are waiting for their “furever” home. “I think it’s something that we never really thought […]

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 3:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

Dogs, cats and kittens now have their own dedicated space at the Van Wert County’s new Fox Road facility. The new building is now open and it features a number of improvements from the former facility on Bonnewitz Ave. See story above for more information. Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information COLUMBUS — More Ohioans are now eligible for electric and natural gas assistance from the Ohio Department of Development and Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Executive Order 2022-12D, which was signed by Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday, authorizes the Ohio Department of Development to work in partnership with […]

POSTED: 07/29/22 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: News