The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Van Wert Police July 31, 3:10 a.m. — Someone reportedly cut a hole in the side of a plastic above-ground swimming pool in the 400 block of South Harrison Street, causing the water to drain out. July 31, 12:02 p.m. — A city resident reported that two small children were unattended in near the intersection […]

POSTED: 07/31/11 at 11:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor New Van Wert Municipal Court probation officer Zach Miller may be young, but he’s already got some valuable experience under his belt — and the energy and commitment to put that experience to work. Miller, who graduated from Defiance College in May with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, started Monday as […]

POSTED: 07/30/11 at 1:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Middle Point 8-and-under team recently won the Columbus Gove All Star Tournament. Team members include (front row, from the left) Sam Wolfrum, Aaron Cavinder, Pete McMaster, Carson Fox, Landon Price, Dane Ebel; (middle row) Adam Berryman, Brad Korte, Jake Bowersock, Clayton Leeth, Spencer Richey, Creed Jessee; (back row) Coach Kevin Price, Coach Dave Jessee, […]

POSTED: 07/30/11 at 12:13 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Community members, donors, faculty and staff gathered at Northwest State Community College Thursday for a ribboncutting and open house of the new Allied Health and Public Services Building. Here, Bette Hughes (with scissors), nursing lab coordinator at NSCC, cuts the ribbon on the building while (from the left) Gloria Shaffer, Dave Shaffer (member of the […]

POSTED: 07/30/11 at 12:08 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

Gary Jenkins (above, second from left) and his Thundering Hearts band entertained a large crowd (below) Friday in Fountain Park. The concert is the next to the last for The Van Wert County Foundation’s 2011 Summer Music Series, with the final concert of the summer featuring Gary Puckett & the Union Gap scheduled for Friday, […]

POSTED: 07/30/11 at 12:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

ODOT information The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 has issued its weekly report on construction and maintenance projects in the district. Work in Van Wert, Paulding and Putnam counties during the week of August 1 are as follows: Van Wert County Ohio 709, from Ohio City to Venedocia, will be reduced to one lane […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 11:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW County Sheriff’s Department information Van Wert County Sheriff Stan D. Owens has announced that Blattner Energy, which is part of the wind turbine project with Iberdrola Renewables, has authorized a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in damaging a project crane and site lights on John […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 11:27 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Nominations are now being taken for the sixth annual Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business of the Year” and “Microenterprise of the Year” awards. Businesses that qualify for the Small Business of the Year award will have fewer than 250 employees and less than $10 million in gross receipts in 2010. Those eligible […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 11:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police July 29, 12:20 a.m. — Nathaniel E. Thomas, 32, of 637 N. Market St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued in Defiance County. July 29, 11:38 a.m. — A resident of the 500 block of South Tyler Street reported that medication was stolen from a vehicle parked at the residence. July […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 11:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Millard D. Saylor, 93, of Convoy, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at Vancrest Health Care Center of Convoy. He was born April 26, 1918, in Lee County, Va., the son of the late Levi and Dora (Daniels) Saylor. On December 31, 1939, he married Thelma Fay (Valentine) Saylor, who preceded him in […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 3:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries