The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Frederic W. Leiter, 91, of Van Wert, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born April 10, 1924, in Van Wert, the son of Elmer and Mae (Stemen) Leiter, who both preceded him in death. On November 30, 1945, in Ludlow, Kentucky, he married […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports It’s been an “almost” season for the Van Wert Cougars. The Cougars’ five losses this year have all been by a touchdown or less, with two past losses by a single point after Van Wert led for most of those games. But the Cougars final “almost” win was by far the biggest, […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 9:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — The Crestview Knights have struggled at times this year, but went out on a positive note Friday with a 42-20 victory over Paulding at home. The victory didn’t come easy, as the Knights had to come from behind to overcome a 14-8 halftime deficit against Paulding. Crestview started the […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Ohio State University Extension levy is among a number of local issues on the November 3 general election ballot, which includes a number of village and township fire protection and operating issues. OSU Extension Educator Curtis Young, who heads the local Van Wert County Extension office, notes that the Extension levy, […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent PAULDING — Western Buckeye Educational Service Center (ESC) Superintendent Brian Gerber told this past week’s Governing Board meeting that the local service center is among the top 10 in the state, when it comes to providing a high percentage of direct services to students. Gerber also noted that other area service centers, […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominations for its 10th annual Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon. Those nominated, and their categories, are as follows: Spirit of Entrepreneurship – Tim Slusher, Lynn Whitaker, Century Trading, The BachWell, M & M RV Electronics, Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy, and Dan […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County fire chiefs, in conjunction with Van Wert Fire Equipment and The Van Wert County Foundation, distributed 400 smoke detectors to kindergarten students in Van Wert County. The detectors have a 10-year sealed battery unit, and these were issued during Fire Prevention Week. This is the second year of the […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information A Van Wert man was found not guilty Friday by a jury following a two-day trial held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Frederick Blessing, 20, was acquitted by the jury on two counts of rape, both felonies of the first degree, with the victim allegedly under the age of 12. […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports CONVOY — Brady Guest, a senior at Crestview High School, was recently named a winner of the prestigious Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Award, which highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. Guest will move on for consideration in the next stage of the […]

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Guardians of adults with mental illness, as well as developmental and physical disabilities, participated in state-mandated training Thursday in the First Federal Lecture Hall of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio. Approximately 60 people attended the session, which is mandated by the Ohio Supreme Court’s new state policy targeted at […]

POSTED: 10/30/15 at 1:42 pm. FILED UNDER: News