The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Van Wert independent Employees of AEP and other area electric utilities are working as fast as possible to restore power in the area. With main transmission lines north of Van Wert damaged in Friday’s storm, crews are working to reroute electricity, wth priority on restoring power to health care facilities. The process is expected to […]

POSTED: 06/30/12 at 9:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It was a massive storm that came suddenly, bringing destruction, large-scale power outages, but — thankfully — few direct casualties. Van Wert County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy said the storm, which measured approximately 100 miles wide, packed winds of 80-100 mph and left hundreds of downed trees and utility poles in […]

POSTED: 06/30/12 at 2:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

An rear-end accident during Friday’s storm left one person injured. Here, medics prepare the victim for transportation to Van Wert County Hospital for treatment. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 06/30/12 at 2:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

State Fire Marshal’s Office information REYNOLDSBURG — State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers has issued a Warning of Extreme Fire Danger and is urging Ohioans to take extra safety precautions this Independence Day holiday. “Any spark is a danger right now,” says Marshal Flowers. “These hot, dry conditions and the forecasted 25 mile per hour wind gusts […]

POSTED: 06/30/12 at 1:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

COLUMBUS — With the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) spending nearly $4 million and 206,221 man hours annually to remove litter along Ohio’s highways, a new joint program with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) will utilize local inmates from state-owned prisons to pick-up litter and save money. “Litter is a totally preventable […]

POSTED: 06/30/12 at 1:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent In a special meeting held Friday evening, Van Wert City Council approved a new Community Reinvestment Area located on the south side of Van Wert and including the city’s original industrial park. More information and a map of the area will be included once power is restored to the area.

POSTED: 06/30/12 at 1:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ronald D. Baer, 89, of Middle Point, died early Friday morning, June 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born April 10, 1923, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Ray L. and Hilda (Waltz) Baer. On May 6, 1944, he married Betty L. (Buechner) Baer, who survives in Middle Point. Mr. Baer […]

POSTED: 06/30/12 at 1:42 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Rose Ann Horine, 90, of Van Wert, died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Convoy. She was born December 14, 1921, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Harry and Leota (Ricketts) Roggenkemper. On May 23, 1941, she married David L. Horine, who preceded her in death […]

POSTED: 06/29/12 at 1:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A number of local economic development officials joined with members of Van Wert City Council to discuss the possibility of ending a decade-long contract with the Ohio State University Extension relating to the county’s economic development director. Delphos Safety-Service Director Greg Berquist, who also is president of the Van Wert County Economic […]

POSTED: 06/29/12 at 6:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

A house fire at 403 S. Race St. heavily damaged the rental property, which is reportedly owned by Eugene White. Firefighters from Van Wert, Middle Point and Convoy fire departments were on the scene to fight the blaze, starting shortly after a 9-1-1 call was received at 6:48 p.m. Thursday. Here, a fire hose blasts […]

POSTED: 06/29/12 at 5:58 am. FILED UNDER: News