The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

VW independent/submitted information PAYNE — The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Ohio 49 in Paulding County north of Payne. Troopers received a report at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday that a 2007 Saturn Ion operated by Bobbi M. Brkovic, 30, of Paulding, had […]

POSTED: 01/31/16 at 11:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Van Wert Cougars’ fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough as they lost their Western Buckeye League battle with Lima Bath 72-56. The Crestview Knights had a much easier time, as they downed Paulding 62-36 in a Northwest Conference match-up on Friday, while Lincolnview outlasted Delphos Jefferson 45-42 in another NWC contest for stay […]

POSTED: 01/30/16 at 10:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VWHS Music Dept. information Jakob Schaufelberger, a four-year member of the Van Wert High School Vocal Music Department, has been selected to perform in Cincinnati this Saturday, January 30, as a member of the 2016 All-State Choir of the Ohio Music Education Association. Schaufelberger, the son of Matt and Julie Schaufelberger, is a senior at […]

POSTED: 01/30/16 at 8:42 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

VW independent/submitted information The ninth annual Ohio Has Talent! competition returns to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. The benefit show raises funds for Community Health Professionals Hospice Patient Care Fund, and this year’s show features 18 local and regional performers competing for $1,000, $500, and $250 […]

POSTED: 01/30/16 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School is hosting a Science Fun Night for children ages 4-10 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 4, in the school gymnasium, 611 Jennings Road. Children will be introduced to dynamic science topics through hands-on activities that enhance science inquiry skills and encourage continued learning. The seven science stations include: […]

POSTED: 01/30/16 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The YMCA of Van Wert County is hosting its annual Good Friday Prayer Breakfast on Friday, March 25, at 7 a.m. at Willow Bend Country Club. This year’s speaker is Brianna Bolinger. At the age of 3, Bolinger was critically burned in an explosion on her family’s farm. It caused third-degree burns to […]

POSTED: 01/30/16 at 7:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information DELPHOS — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 announces that Ohio 309 (Elida Road) at the Baugh Road intersection, east of Delphos, will close this coming Monday, February 1, for four days for a culvert upgrade. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 30 and Lincoln Highway/Fifth Street to Ohio 309. The […]

POSTED: 01/30/16 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Arthur L. “Art” Shook, 89, of Van Wert, died at 5:22 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born December 1, 1926, in Van Wert, the son of William J. and Anna K. (Rose) Shook, who both preceded him in death. On June 27, 1947, he married […]

POSTED: 01/29/16 at 9:17 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Independent girls’ basketball roundup The Van Wert Lady Cougars fell to Lima Bath, while Lincolnview’s Lady Lancers fought hard, but lost to Delphos Jefferson in girls’ basketball games played on Thursday. The Lady Cougars trailed from the get-go as Bath took a six-point lead, 16-10, at the end of the first quarter and extended it […]

POSTED: 01/29/16 at 9:23 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce held its 94th annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday evening, with retired teacher Kathy Taylor and local construction company Alexander & Bebout winning the top awards of the evening. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the Blessings in a Backpack program that provides food […]

POSTED: 01/29/16 at 8:51 am. FILED UNDER: News