The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Apr. 12, 2024

Dean Wesley Black, 65, of Van Wert, passed Thursday morning, April 11, 2024, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 5, 1958, in Decatur, Indiana, the son of Robert Black and Sharon Black, who both preceded him in death. On November 23, 1985, he married Sherrie S. (Lovellette) Black who also preceded him […]

POSTED: 04/12/24 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Thursday April 11, 2024 1:01 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on John Yoh Road in Hoaglin Township to check an open line 911 call. 5:53 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of South Street in the Village of Wren for a semi-truck that got stuck in a yard. 7:30 a.m. – Deputies […]

POSTED: 04/12/24 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor They seem to have grown in popularity and now, there appears to be more interest in them locally. Tiny houses are defined as an architectural and social movement promoting the reduction and simplification of living spaces and in most cases, they offer a low cost alternative within the housing market. A few […]

POSTED: 04/12/24 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: Top Story

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Some of Wednesday’s lengthy Van Wert City Council meeting was spent discussing how to best get public input about a possible community pool. At the request of Third Ward Councilwoman Julie Moore, retired Van Wert City Schools Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton spoke to council about a survey done by the school system […]

POSTED: 04/12/24 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert Service Club’s 55th annual Pancake Day event will take place from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Van Wert High School Commons Area. Meals will be available both in-person and via drive-thru. Tickets are $10 each (under 10 are free with adult). Tickets may be purchased […]

POSTED: 04/12/24 at 3:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — State Representatives Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland) and Angie King (R-Celina) announced that the Ohio Senate passed House Bill 34, legislation to exempt nursing mothers from jury duty. Under current law, there are only a few exemptions for mothers and jurors who are suffering from a disease or illness. House Bill 34 will […]

POSTED: 04/12/24 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Crestview boys basketball team recently concluded its season with head coach Doug Etzler and his coaching staff recognizing the team’s accomplishments throughout the season. Basketball NWC Scholar Athletes (above, row 1, left to right): Hayden Perrott, Kellin Putman, Braxton Leeth, and Jaret Harting. Row 2: Tommy Heffner, Wren Sheets, and Connor Sheets. Basketball Special […]

POSTED: 04/12/24 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

POSTED: 04/12/24 at 3:40 am. FILED UNDER: Kay-toons

One person was transported to OhioHealth Van Wert Hospital for treatment after a single vehicle accident on U.S. 127, just north of Convoy Road just after 7:30 this morning. The vehicle left the right side of U.S. 127 and crossed Convoy Road before striking a telephone pole. The car continued into the front yard of […]

POSTED: 04/11/24 at 1:59 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Carl E. Meeks, a cherished member of the Van Wert community, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Homestead at Towne Center at the age of 91. Born on February 18, 1933, in Van Wert, Carl was the son of George and Lillian (Parsons) Meeks, who both preceded him in death. A dedicated Army […]

POSTED: 04/11/24 at 1:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries