The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

Maria Bagley was crowned 2022 Homecoming Queen before Friday night’s game against Shawnee. The homecoming court is pictured from left to right: 2021 Queen Nora Doctor, sophomore attendant Mia Rager, senior Sofi Houg, Queen Maria Bagley, senior Tyra McClain, junior attendant Allie Brown, and freshman attendant Addi Wallace. For a complete story on the game, […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 11:58 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on January 1, 2023, to $10.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and $5.05 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of $371,000 or more per year. The current 2022 Ohio Minimum Wage is […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 11:58 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus is bringing “Heroes,” a free concert to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center 7 p.m. Saturday, November 5. The concert, part of the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus’ fall 2022 tour, is a celebration of people who have gone above and beyond for […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 11:57 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information COLUMBUS — Today marks the start of Ohio’s first annual Ohio School Safety Month. Earlier this year, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 583, sponsored by Representatives Adam C. Bird and Don Jones, which officially designated October as Ohio School Safety Month. “This month is an opportunity for schools to increase […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 11:57 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Carol D. Brown, 73, of Ohio City, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 29, 2022, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born on November 30, 1948, in Lima, the daughter of Virgil Ray and Goldie Lucille (Britton) Duncan. She married Jack J. Brown on July 15, 1967, and he survives in Ohio City. […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 11:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent sports Here are final scores of area high school football games played on Friday, September 30. GMC Antwerp 28 Wayne Trace 6Ayersville 22 Tinora 6Edgerton 28 Fairview 0Hicksville 34 Paulding 15 MAC Coldwater 34 Delphos St. John’s 3Marion Local 47 Fort Recovery 0Minster 48 Parkway 20New Bremen 62 St. Henry 27Versailles 49 Anna […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 9:18 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thursday September 29, 2022   8:30 a.m. – Deputies served a warrant issued by Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for a bond violation. Micheal Missler, 33, of rural Convoy is being held at the Van Wert County Correctional Facility pending court.   8:32 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence in the village of Ohio City to assist […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 8:20 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Alice May Raudabaugh, 84, of Van Wert, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Van Wert Health.  She was born December 25, 1937, in Van Wert, the daughter of John F. Smith and Twila Olive (Tate) Smith, who both preceded her in death. She married Martin Orlie Raudabaugh October 14, 1956, and he […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent staff/submitted information Van Wert Live has announced that Air Supply: The Lost In Love Experience Tour is coming to The Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3. Presented by Danfoss with Supporting Sponsor Westwood Behavioral Health, Air Supply has received numerous recognitions as one of the most celebrated soft-rock groups in music […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 3:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Middle Point Fire Department responded to a barn fire in the 15000 block of Middle Point Road at approximately 10:45 p.m. Thursday night. Mutual aid in the form of tanker units was requested from Ohio City and Van Wert just minutes later. Tankers were refilled from a fire hydrant located on Mendon Road near […]

POSTED: 09/30/22 at 3:54 am. FILED UNDER: News