The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Douglas F. Kuhn, 45, of Willshire and formerly of Rockford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 27, 2016, at his residence. He was born December 18, 1970, in Celina, the son of Vernon Kuhn, who survives, and Vera Louise (Myers) Kuhn, who preceded him in death on July 1, 2015. Other survivors include a sister, […]

POSTED: 06/30/16 at 3:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert High School grad and athletic standout Ryan Stoller signs his letter of intent Wednesday to play baseball for Lourdes University in Sylvania. Stoller, a first-team all-Western Buckeye League pick in baseball and football, an All-Ohio honorable mention in both sports, and MVP of the 2015 State Acme Tournament. This past season, he compiled […]

POSTED: 06/30/16 at 8:07 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor U.S. Representative Bob Latta learned constituent service from a master: his father, retired Congressman Delbert Latta. It’s also probably an understatement to say the current Fifth District congressman learned the lesson well. Latta, who was in Van Wert on Wednesday for one-on-one sessions with constituents, talked about the importance of meeting face to face […]

POSTED: 06/30/16 at 7:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor PAULDING — The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center Governing Board took a number of personnel actions and also learned about the need to revise its healthcare insurance policy due to the effects of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Superintendent Brian Gerber updated the board on a number of issues, and provided board […]

POSTED: 06/30/16 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Wassenberg Art Center and Main Street Van Wert will host their second annual Town Creek Live (formerly Eats on the Streets) festival on Saturday, July 9. The festival will feature 11 gourmet food trucks and a duck “derpy”, where participants have a chance to win $1,000, $400, $100 and other prizes as […]

POSTED: 06/30/16 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent Two people appeared Wednesday for hearings on criminal charges in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Zachary Schaeffer, 19, of Delphos, was sentenced to five years of community control on one count each of voyeurism, a felony of the fifth degree, and attempted burglary, a fourth-degree felony offense. Schaeffer must also spend […]

POSTED: 06/30/16 at 7:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer a preventive health event at Trinity Friends Church on August 8. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries (a leading cause of stroke); abdominal aortic aneurysms (which can lead to a ruptured aorta); […]

POSTED: 06/30/16 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Wayne F. Warnecke, 67, of Delphos, passed away at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born January 23, 1949, in Lima, to Carl and Norma (Reindel) Warnecke, who both preceded him in death. On July 15, 1972, he married the former Alice Siefker, who survives […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 9:16 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Judy A. Green, 76, of Delphos, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born April 13, 1940, in Lima, to Walter G. and Kathryn (Haley) Mox, who both preceded her in death. In October 1975, she married William P. Green, who died in June 1984. Survivors […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 9:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

The Venedocia Lads and Lassies held their last meeting on June 23 at the Venedocia Lions club.  Pledges were led by Andrew Bockey.  Allison Bowser, Ella Wilson and Andrew Bocky presented a health report . Keaton Adkins and Luke Bockey had a safety report and Chloe Kroeger had a demonstration. The club has been talking […]

POSTED: 06/29/16 at 2:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Youth