The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

John Richard Harris, 76, of Rockford, died at 9:56 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born February 25, 1937, in Paulding County, the son of the late Walter and Marvel (Scott) Harris. In 1967, he married Mary Ann (Michael) Harris, who preceded him in death on […]

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 9:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Ohio State Highway Patrol news An Ohio City man died this morning when his car crashed head-on with a semi tractor-trailer rig on U.S. 127. According to the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ryan Schisler-Caywood, 28, was driving a 1996 Ford Thunderbird south on U.S. 127 near Hickory Sticks Golf Club […]

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 1:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Even without Tyler Nygren’s performance, Thursday evening included a touch of magic as the first-ever fifth-grade class of the Cross Over the Hill program graduated in the S.F. Goedde Building gymnasium. Although it was warm and muggy in the gym, a large contingent of parents, grandparents and Cross Over the Hill and […]

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Convention and Visitors Bureau news Van Wert has once again received national attention for its success in promoting the Lincoln Highway Yard Sale. The May/June issue of Midwest Living magazine contains a rather lengthy article about the popularity and growing number of multi-state yard sales. Midwest Living editors contacted Larry Lee, director of the Van […]

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 6:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

YWCA of Van Wert County news The YWCA of Van Wert County announces its 18th year of sponsorship of the free Summer Food Program for local youths. During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. However, during summer vacation, children may […]

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 6:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

ArtRageous on Main news The ninth annual ArtRageous on Main will once again be part of the Van Wert Peony Festival celebration on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, in downtown Van Wert. Fountain Park will be full of artists who work in a variety of mediums exhibiting their work. Nineteen artists from across the region […]

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 6:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

University of Findlay news FINDLAY — Elaina Winhover, a freshman early childhood education major, recently performed in The University of Findlay’s symphonic band and wind ensemble spring concert. A variety of hymns for band were performed under the direction of Jack Taylor. Winhover, a 2012 graduate of Crestview High School, is the daughter of Teresa […]

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 5:53 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

Crestview track and field news PIQUA – Several members of the Crestview High School track and field team have advanced to Saturday’s final rounds of the Division III Regional Track Meet. They include the boys’ 4×200-meter relay team, which includes freshman Isaiah Kline and sophomores Preston Zaleski, Malcolm Oliver and Zack Jellison, which is seeded […]

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 5:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police May 28, 11:56 p.m. — Dylan Schlosser of Delphos was cited for being under the influence of an illegal intoxicant and persistent disorderly conduct as a result of a domestic dispute that occurred in the 500 block of Fort Jennings Road.

POSTED: 05/31/13 at 5:30 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council approved legislation amending the city’s Civil Service regulations and authorizing Safety-Service Director Jay Fleming to seek bids and award contracts for the city’s annual street striping project. Council unanimously approved new Civil Service regulations that would provide more leeway in how examinations can be administered – and what […]

POSTED: 05/30/13 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: News