The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports The Van Wert Cougars had some trouble hanging on to the ball, but Delphos St. John’s shooting problems helped the Cougars to a 54-45 non-conference win at home on Friday. With the Blue Jays doing a good job on Van Wert high scorer Jake Myers, who was held to just 8 points […]

POSTED: 12/31/11 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SANDRA GROOMS/for The Van Wert independent LIMA — The Cougar swim teams traveled to Lima YMCA for the annual Lima Holiday Invitational involving 21 schools. The Van Wert boys placed sixth overall and the girls were ninth.  Lima Shawnee won the meet for both boys and girls. Other schools participating included: Ada, Celina, Coldwater, Elida, […]

POSTED: 12/31/11 at 6:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police No new reports.

POSTED: 12/31/11 at 6:33 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor By now, Rex Fortney has heard his last juvenile-related case and probated his final will. The end of the year will also be the end of a 27-year career for Rex Fortney as judge of the Van Wert County Probate-Juvenile Court. While Judge Fortney is now one of the more veteran juvenile-probate […]

POSTED: 12/31/11 at 6:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/ODOT information COLUMBUS — As Ohioans ring in the new year this weekend, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reminds motorists to drive sober, don’t rush, and avoid distractions. “The New Year’s Holiday has the most alcohol-related crashes of the six major travel holidays,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Of all the crash […]

POSTED: 12/31/11 at 4:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Kelli J. Hale, 45, of rural Middle Point, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. She was born October 8, 1966, in Bluffton, the daughter of Jerry and Becky (Anspach) Marshall, who survive in Bluffton. On October 28, 1998, she married Shane W. Hale, who […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 7:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Brandon Alan Heath, 21, of Decatur, Ind., died at 12:19 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., from injuries received in a car-pedestrian accident on December 24. He was born April 27, 1990, in Van Wert, the son of Douglass W. Heath of Van Wert and Cheri Goodwin of […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 7:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Waltraud McMichael, 68, of Van Wert, died at 9:58 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born April 16, 1943, in Karlsruhe, Germany, the daughter of the late Albert Debatin and Maria Ohl. On July 10, 1969, she married Lloyd L. McMichael, who preceded her in death […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 1:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police December 28, 12:26 p.m. – A resident of the 700 block of East Fourth Street reported that a male friend who spent the night also allegedly stole money from her purse before leaving Wednesday morning. The case remains under investigation. December 28 – Delphos police are investigating […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 2:23 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Van Wert city officials sworn in on Thursday at Brumback Library include (from the left) Third Ward Councilman Stuart Jewett, City Law Director John Hatcher, First Ward Councilman John Marshall, City Auditor Martha Balyeat, Councilman At-Large Jeff Agler, Second Ward Councilman Joi Mergy, Councilman At-Large Stan Agler, Fourth Ward Councilman Pete Weir, Council President Gary […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 2:20 am. FILED UNDER: News