The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Ohio gasoline price information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 12.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week to […]

POSTED: 09/30/14 at 7:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

T.P. BRADSHAW/for the VW independent Got your attention didn’t it? The only rumors being spread by Van Wert Civic are the ones in the production of Neil Simon’s farce Rumors. In “Rumors,” four wealthy couples gather in suburban New York at their friends’ anniversary party. The play begins with Chris and Ken Gorman, portrayed by […]

POSTED: 09/30/14 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News

Christmas Garden information On Wednesday, November 26, at 6:30 p.m., the Children’s Garden In Van Wert will again be turned into the Christmas Garden. Organizers say 100 percent of funds raised will go towards the goal of transforming the Children’s Garden into a place where a child’s imagination becomes reality! But help is needed to do so, meaning […]

POSTED: 09/30/14 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

Students in Vantage Career Center’s Building and Grounds class taught by Larry Mengerink are shown installing a flagstone walk between the log house and the annex at the historical society museum. (VW County Historical Society photo)

POSTED: 09/30/14 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Elections Board information The Van Wert County Board of Elections has announced a change in the early voting scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 30, in that office. Earlier on Monday, the United States Supreme Court stayed the district court’s preliminary injunction of AM. S.B. 238 and Directive 2014-17 from the Ohio Secretary […]

POSTED: 09/30/14 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

United Way of VW County information Jessica Hardesty, 2014 United Way Day of Caring chair, announced that the Day of Caring blood drive resulted in 177 units of blood and 27 deferrals. “Our goal was 190, so we fell short, but we are still very happy with the results,” Hardesty said. Day of Caring sponsors […]

POSTED: 09/30/14 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

I was recently cleaning out (okay, more like reshuffling) a desk drawer and saw a card someone had sent me nearly seven years ago.  In the card, she made mention of how she has enjoyed buying her parents a Community Concert Series each year as an anniversary gift.  She called it the “perfect gift.”  This […]

POSTED: 09/30/14 at 6:43 am. FILED UNDER: Music in Van Wert

Corwin D. Ray, 90, of Tipp City and formerly of Convoy, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 26, 1924, in Geneva, Indiana, the son of the late Clyde and Faye (Teeple) Ray. On April 14, 1946, he married Nondus (Snyder) Ray, who preceded him in death […]

POSTED: 09/29/14 at 7:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

The village of Convoy celebrate Community Days on a glorious Saturday with lots of events held at Edgewood Park and in the downtown area. Shown is a collage of photos from the festival’s annual parade. (photos by Beth Marchek for the Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 09/29/14 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW Area Chamber of Commerce information There’s a new logo with pizazz and five new categories for this year’s Salute to Small Business Awards. The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Salute to Small Business Awards. The Chamber will spotlight businesses built on an entrepreneurial spirit that play […]

POSTED: 09/29/14 at 7:15 am. FILED UNDER: News