The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Robert D. Waltmire Jr., 50, of Van Wert, went home to be with his Heavenly Father at 12:12 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born January 19, 1964, in Van Wert, the son of Johnette (Dempsey) Waltmire, who survives in Van Wert, and Robert Waltmire […]

POSTED: 01/31/15 at 3:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports The Van Wert Cougars got another quality win on Friday, as the Cougars defeated Lima Bath 57-47 in Western Buckeye League boys’ basketball action. The win improves Van Wert’s record to 6-8 overall and 2-3 in the WBL, while the Wildcats fall to 3-11 overall and 1-4 in league play. Both teams […]

POSTED: 01/31/15 at 9:31 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Although this winter hasn’t been nearly as hard as last winter in Van Wert County, county residents should brace for what could be the biggest storm yet of the season now headed this way. Both District 1 of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and County Engineer Kyle Wendel say this winter […]

POSTED: 01/31/15 at 9:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

Community Action information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor John Kasich has announced bold reforms to streamline the state’s human services programs and help Ohioans break the cycle of poverty. “The reforms Governor Kasich announced today will be good for the people of Ohio,” said Philip E. Cole, executive director of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies. […]

POSTED: 01/31/15 at 9:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, held a free spaghetti dinner for all Van Wert County veterans earlier this week. A good-sized group of veterans enjoyed a free dinner and the chance to catch up with their fellow veterans on this evening. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has a […]

POSTED: 01/31/15 at 8:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Buckeye Youth information Buckeye Y Youth Inc. is beginning its annual World’s Finest Chocolate sale. Members will be selling $1 bars in a variety pack containing crisp, caramel, milk chocolate and regular and dark chocolate almond bars. In addition, there will be a limited amount of $2 boxes containing Mint Melt-A-Ways, Caramel Whirls, Continental Almonds […]

POSTED: 01/31/15 at 8:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ethel M. Shinabery, 83, of Harold, Kentucky, and formerly of Van Wert, died Friday, January 30, 2015. She was born May 23, 1931, in Celina. Survivors include a son, David L. Shinabery of Wauseon; five daughters, Janis K. Beougher of Pikeville, Kentucky, Catherine A. Bellar of German Town, Bobbie S. Poe and Jill M. (Bob) […]

POSTED: 01/30/15 at 10:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — The Crestview Lady Knights put 10 girls in the scoring column, using a balanced offensive attack and their patented man-to-man defensive pressure to down the Paulding Lady Panthers 78-15. The Panthers shot just 15 percent from the field (6 for 38) while Crestview was a respectable 31 of 65 […]

POSTED: 01/30/15 at 9:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports LIMA — The Van Wert Lady Cougars came up against a defensive buzz saw when they visited the Bath Wildkittens on Thursday. Bath, who used a stifling press, held the Cougars to just 24 points in downing Van Wert 55-24 in two teams’ Western Buckeye League girls’ basketball match-up. Van Wert […]

POSTED: 01/30/15 at 9:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert swim team information DEFIANCE — The Van Wert High School boys and girls swimming teams traveled to Defiance High School to compete in a dual meet. Both Cougar teams were victorious over the Defiance Bulldogs, the girls 98-68 and the boys by a score of 89-65. Swimmers placing first in individual events included […]

POSTED: 01/30/15 at 9:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports