The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

I have said many times in this column that I believe live music is always better. I still hold to that premise, but I also realize that television has become an even bigger influence on live music today. In the early days of television, variety shows were very prominent.  Some of the more mature readers may […]

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 8:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Music in Van Wert

Paulding County Sheriff’s information LIMA — Area law enforcement agencies are seeking a Paulding County Jail inmate who walked away from a Lima medical facility late Tuesday morning, while on a medical furlough issued by Paulding County Common Pleas Court. Abbie Leann Holton, 26, was discovered missing at approximately 11:30 Tuesday morning and there is […]

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 7:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/submitted information LIMA – Although the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 drove fewer miles and used less salt and deicing liquids than last winter, salt prices almost double those a year ago resulted in costs nearly equal to the record-setting 2013-14 levels, according to ODOT figures released Monday. As winter weather wraps […]

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 1:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Taylor’s Auto Sales will be sponsoring a $1 day at Camp Clay Aqua Park this summer. Local businesses purchase the day for the Van Wert community, access includes swimming, floating playground, zip-line, paddleboats, a half-acre beach and the 3,600-square-foot splash pad, which is new in 2015. To learn more, visit www.vwymca.org. Shown are (from the left) […]

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 1:26 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

VW Area Chamber of Commerce information The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome Sara Rauch, director of strategy and planning for The Wellness Council of America, to Van Wert at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Willow Bend Country Club. The Van Wert Area Safety Council, with funding through a Bureau of Workers […]

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 1:24 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Children and their parents were treated to an Easter Egg Hunt (above) at Tracey’s Country Flea Market on U.S. 127 south of Van Wert. Children also had the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and have their pictures taken with him (below). (photos by Beth Marchek for the Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 1:15 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Van Wert County Red Cross information Van Wert County Chapter of the American Red Cross held a training class that involved County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy and representatives from a local fire department. With the increase in train traffic going through Van Wert now, local agencies felt they needed to make sure they have […]

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 1:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leland Smith Insurance Services Inc. recently made a $1,000 donation to the YWCA housing program. The YWCA offers comprehensive housing and individualized case management for women and children who are homeless or in crisis. Housing stays range from a few months to a maximum of 12 months. Women and children often arrive with few belongings, […]

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 1:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

YWCA of VW County information The YWCA’s annual geranium sale is going on now until 9 a.m. Monday, April 27. Geraniums are hardy root plants sold in 4½-inch pots. Colors available are red, white, lavender, fuchsia, pink and light salmon. Pots are $3 each. Don’t miss this opportunity to beautify the yard and support the […]

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 1:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

William J “Lump” Hoverman, 65, of Van Wert, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his residence. He was born October 12, 1949, in Paulding, the son of Vernon and Pollyanna (Dickinson) Hoverman, who both preceded him in death. Mr. Hoverman worked in Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, and New Jersey before returning to Van Wert to work […]

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 12:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries