The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Helen Lucille Prill, 86, of Van Wert, died at 1:12 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born May 26, 1926, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the daughter of the late Cleon H. and Hazel E. (Watson) White. On October 10, 1947, she married Howard LaDoyt Prill, who […]

POSTED: 05/31/12 at 9:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Crestview hosted a pep assembly as the student body waved the varsity softball team off to Firestone Stadium for the state tournament, in which the Lady Knights play the Strasburg-Franklin Tigers. The 2012 state-bound softball team consists of McKenzie Nofer, Holly Genth, Morgan McClure, Taylor Hamrick, Terra Crowle, Brittany Helt, Maddie Etzler, Mackenzie Riggenbach, Leigha […]

POSTED: 05/31/12 at 6:33 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

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POSTED: 05/31/12 at 6:27 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council voted Wednesday to pledge the city’s “rainy day” money in hopes of a sunny payoff down the road when improvements to the city’s megasite are completed. The $500,000 in the city’s rainy day fund will be added to a $500,000 advance from the Ohio Department of Development to […]

POSTED: 05/31/12 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A local man convicted last June of harming his young son was released early from prison Wednesday during a hearing held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. David Darst, 37, of Van Wert, was granted judicial release by Judge Sumner E. Walters, who heard the case on assignment from the […]

POSTED: 05/31/12 at 6:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

ODOT information COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Wednesday announced the awarding of $16 million in anticipated federal transportation funds for 68 projects through the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. Projects funded include two in Paulding County. The maximum grant of $500,000 was awarded to a Paulding project, while another $187,000 was […]

POSTED: 05/31/12 at 6:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

CHP information Community Health Professionals’ Hospice will conduct its annual Rays of Hope Camp June 26-28, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, at Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty-Union Road. The camp is for children ages 6-17 who have recently lost a loved one and helps them gain support, develop friendships and have a better understanding […]

POSTED: 05/31/12 at 6:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

Robert L. Zinsmaster, 85, of Van Wert, died at 2:49 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born July 11, 1926, in Van Wert, the son of the late Homer H. and Elizabeth (Agler) Zinsmaster. Mr. Zinsmaster retired from Conrail after 39 years of service. He […]

POSTED: 05/30/12 at 8:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

John Castle, Josh Castle and Brenda Castle to Steve Griffiths, inlot 301, portion of inlot 300, Convoy. Vernon L. Fischer, Vernone L. Fischer and Judith A. Fischer to Vernon L. Fischer, Vernone L. Fischer and Judith A. Fischer, portion of section 9, Washington Township. David Murphy to 1108 S. Shannon LLC, portion of inlots 3411, […]

POSTED: 05/30/12 at 2:24 pm. FILED UNDER: Real Estate Transfers

By Shelby Ripley A 4-1 victory over Sycamore Mohawk brought the Lady Knights to their eighth state appearance in the last ten years.  The softball girls travel to Akron today for a 12:30 start in the Division III State Semi-finals.  “Nobody really expected us to go to state again. We have a lot of experience […]

POSTED: 05/30/12 at 1:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Knights in the News