The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Michael A. Irwin, 33, of Van Wert, passed away at 12:21 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born November 10, 1982, in Houston County, Alabama, the son of Michael W. Irwin, who survives in Cowarts, Alabama, and Pamela (Cobb) Thornburgh, who survives in Van Wert. Other […]

POSTED: 07/31/16 at 11:40 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Amelia Salinas, 79, of Van Wert, passed way at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born June 8, 1937, in Austin, Texas, the daughter of Benito and Fidencia (Nieto) Piña, who both preceded her in death. On April 8, 1961, she married Mike Salinas, who […]

POSTED: 07/31/16 at 11:37 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Wassenberg Art Center Executive Director Hope Wallace cuts the ribbon on the first of the 4 Fridays Farm & Art Market events held at the art center, while Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce board members look on. A good crowd was on hand for the first event in the series, with at least one food […]

POSTED: 07/30/16 at 6:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

Youngsters from Van Wert host families mingle with those from the delegation from Sister City Sumoto, Japan, during a tour of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio on Friday. The delegation also toured Central Insurance Company and its Fire Museum, Brumback Library, the Van Wert County Courthouse, and Van Wert Municipal Building. (Dave […]

POSTED: 07/30/16 at 6:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — As the heat index outside rises, the consumption of energy to cool the inside of a home likely increases too. With the help of these tips from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Ohioans have the ability to use energy wisely to better manage their bills. During the summer, the […]

POSTED: 07/30/16 at 5:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information As the final release of this week’s “Big Week of Releases” at the Niswonger, individual tickets for speaker Jon Gordon are now available for purchase. Gordon will bring inspiration to the Niswonger stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 2, presented by Central Insurance. Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and […]

POSTED: 07/30/16 at 5:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Orchard Tree Restaurant in Van Wert will donate 15 percent of sales on Tuesday, August 9, to Community Health Professionals (CHP) Hospice Patient Care Fund, as part of its Community Day of giving back to local organizations. The donation is based on sales between 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. that day, when patrons present […]

POSTED: 07/30/16 at 5:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police July 22, no time listed — Jake Stallkamp, 18, of Delphos, was cited for underage consumption for an incident that occurred near the intersection of Clay and First streets. A juvenile that was with Stallkamp was charged with a curfew violation. July 23, no time listed — […]

POSTED: 07/29/16 at 1:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Van Wert independent sports Believe or not, the 2016 high school fall sports season is just around the corner. Things will get underway this coming Monday, with official practices for cross country, football, golf, soccer, girls’ tennis, and volleyball. Area football fans will notice some subtle changes this fall. Coming off a 5-5 season (including […]

POSTED: 07/29/16 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

A cultural exchange delegation from Van Wert’s Sister City, Sumoto, Japan, arrived in the city Thursday evening and spent some time getting to know their host families during a welcome event held at the YMCA’s Camp Clay. Today, the group will see the sights in the city, including tours of Brumback Library, the Van Wert […]

POSTED: 07/29/16 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: News