The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Storms that came through Van Wert on Saturday left downed trees and other damage in their wake. The photo above shows a tree downed on College Avenue, while the bottom photo shows a tree downed in the 600 block of East Central Avenue. (photos by Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent)

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Delphos Police Dept. information DELPHOS — A Delphos accountant has been arrested following a search of her business 11 days ago. Jennifer A. Edelbrock, owner of Edelbrock-Reitz Accounting in Delphos, was arrested at her home in Kalida and charged with one count of passing bad checks in an amount exceeding $7,500, making the charge a […]

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Larry Joe Fox, 68, of Van Wert, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born September 28, 1946, in Celina, the son of Jack and Rosemary (Hull) Fox, who both preceded him in death. On February 14, 1970, he married Donna (Klewer) Fox, who survives in Van […]

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Jeff C. Bidlack, 53, of Grover Hill, died at 5:13 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born February 21, 1962, in Paulding, the son of R. Paul and Shirley (Thrasher) Bidlack, who both survive in Grover Hill. He […]

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DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Inmates at the Van Wert County Correctional Facility can now learn basic living and workplace skills while serving their time, thanks to a new program created by Van Wert Municipal Court intern Claire White. White, daughter of Mark and Michelle White, who developed the Back to Reality program late last year as […]

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VW independent/submitted information After listening to feedback from local communities, the Van Wert County Board of Commissioners this year created a program to demolish and clear away abandoned or “nuisance” structures. Van Wert city leaders were the first to employ the “Phoenix Initiative” to raze a property that had been abandoned and forfeited to the […]

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YMCA staff and supporters of the splash pad project were on hand Friday (above) to cut the ribbon on the project, which was officially opened Memorial Day weekend. This year’s Van Wert Rotary Club auction in October will also provide funding for a slip-resistant border around the splash pad, as well as a stone wall […]

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Brumback Library information The Brumback Library is pleased to announce that its 100th annual Summer Reading Program will be held from Monday, June 1 through Friday, July 31. This year’s theme, entitled “Every Hero Has a Story,” will focus upon reading, library resources, and services as a pathway to fun, adventure, exploration, and discovery. A […]

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Marsh Foundation information One of the most meaningful things one can do in life to help a child is to become a foster parent. Last week, The Marsh Foundation honored several families who’ve done just that. The annual Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner was hosted by The First Church of God in Van Wert. May is […]

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Submitted information ROCKFORD — Van Wert High School student Tiffany Ricketts has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a new program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Ricketts, of Rockford, will attend Ohio State University at Lima to major in agronomy and crop science and pursue a career as an agronomist. […]

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