The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jun. 14, 2024

Submitted information A private retirement reception in honor of J. Michael (Mike) Romey will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 8, at the bank’s Operations Center. All current and former CNB employees and board members are invited to stop in. Romey has been Citizens National Bank’s CEO for 37 years and […]

POSTED: 08/31/23 at 10:08 am. FILED UNDER: Business

Wednesday August 30, 2023 12:26 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Simpson Street in the Village of Willshire on a complaint of theft. 12:57 a.m. – Dispatched Convoy EMS to a residence on Tully Street in the Village of Convoy for a subject having difficulty breathing. 2:28 a.m. – Deputies responded to a […]

POSTED: 08/31/23 at 9:56 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor On the heels of a veto of scheduled pay raises, a special meeting has been called by Van Wert City Council to discuss the rate of pay for council members. A “Council of the Whole” meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 6. The meeting will be held in Council […]

POSTED: 08/31/23 at 3:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

Day No. 2 of the Van Wert County Fair is in the books. Among the day’s events: a cheerleading competition, various contests and exhibits and more. It was also Senior Citizens Day. Today is Veterans Day at the fair, featuring free admission for all military veterans and their spouses. Veterans and spouses will also be […]

POSTED: 08/31/23 at 3:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff A total of five criminal hearings were held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court between Thursday, August 24, and Wednesday, August 30. During an arraignment hearing held last Thursday, Julie Survilla, 47, of Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree […]

POSTED: 08/31/23 at 3:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Streets in the downtown Van Wert area will be temporarly closed for different events in September. First United Methodist Church – Box City/Homeless for a Night event in Fountain Park will be from 6 p.m. Saturday, September 9, to 7 a.m. Sunday, September 10. The street closure during that time will […]

POSTED: 08/31/23 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Labor Day weekend brings with it Week No. 3 of the high school football season. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago when the holiday weekend meant the start of the season, but the ever expanding playoff system has changed all of that. The Midwest Conference will begin conference games on […]

POSTED: 08/31/23 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Soccer Lincolnview 8 Lima Central Catholic 1 LIMA — The Lancers exploded for eight goals on the way to an 8-1 win over Lima Central Catholic at Spartan Stadium on Wednesday. It was the first win of the season for Lincolnview. Jackson Evans, Reece Berryman and Gavin Evans each had two goals, […]

POSTED: 08/31/23 at 3:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

H. Lucille “Lucy” Robey, 93, of St Marys, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 28, 2023. She was born August 22, 1930, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and was raised in Colville, Washington with her seven siblings. At 19, she met the love of her life, Paul “Pete” Robey. They married six months later and made […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 12:57 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Robert E. ”Doc” Beck, 68, passed away Sunday, August 27, at his home in Middlebury, Indiana. He was born in Van Wert, September 12, 1954. Doc retired from manufacturing and residential real estate sales. He was passionate about homes and home improvement. He was a craftsman who built two successive family homes, including the beautiful […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 11:12 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries