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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Angela Marie Martz of San Antonio, Texas, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the age of 28 years. Born August 15, 1986, in the Republic of Korea, to Stephen Martz and Kyong Chong, Angela attended San Diego State College and moved to San Antonio three years ago for reasons of health. Angela […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 2:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Keith W. Robertshaw, 60, of Van Wert, died at 12:19 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born May 12, 1955, in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, the son of Shirley (Hallock) Robertshaw, who survives in Woodstock, and George Robertshaw, who preceded him in death in March 2002. On […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 2:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Mervin “Mike” Laudick, 91, of Spring City, Tennessee, and formerly of Delphos, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at The Bridge at Rockwood in Rockwood, Tennessee. He was born June 19, 1924, in Delphos, the son of Alfred David and Adelyn Catherine (Reindel) Laudick, who both preceded him in death. On May 20, 1950, he married […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 2:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information PAULDING — Details have now been finalized for the memorial service for Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, according to Paulding County Sheriff Keith Landers. Smith, who was a victim of the July 16 shootings at the Navy/Marine Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was originally from Paulding. Doors will open for the […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 9:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

Middle Point Ball Park information MIDDLE POINT — The sixth annual Middle Point Ballpark Festival has been scheduled for Friday-Sunday, July 31-August 2. This year’s events will feature a sand volleyball tournament, 8U, 10U and 12U boys’ baseball tournaments, and a 5k-run/walk. Information on the individual events is as follows: Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament — […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 7:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW Parks Dept. information The Van Wert Parks Department encourages those interested in flag football and cheerleading this fall to turn in their registration forms. Registration has been extended until Friday, August 14, so turn forms in as soon as possible. Registration forms can be obtained on the Van Wert Parks and Recreation website at […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 7:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent/submitted information With good food and music, as well as plenty of other activities, area residents should make plans to attend this year’s ninth annual Van Wert Rib Fest. The 2015 event will be held Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, in conjunction with the annual Highway 127 Yard Sale. There will […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Commissioners Thad Lichtensteiger, Todd Wolfrum and Stan Owens toured the village of Middle Point on Thursday to view the recently completed $2.8 million worth of improvements, including street work and the construction of a new water plant. Shown above is street work along Adams Street in Middle Point, while (below) Commissioners Lichtensteiger […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 6:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Rib Fest information Celebrity judges for this year’s Van Wert Rib Fest have been announced. They include Andy Lynch and Mark Kunz, both sports anchors for WTLW/WOSN in Lima; Alexandria Chapin and Joe Miller from WLIO-TV in Lima; Brent Harring, senior ticket account manager for the Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball team; Garrett Martz, […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Dept. of Transportation information LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 recently listed area highway construction projects currently underway in the district. Those in the Van Wert County area include the following: Van Wert County Ohio 49, between Ohio 81 and U.S. 224, will be restricted to one lane through the work […]

POSTED: 07/31/15 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: News