The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor While fire runs have been mostly stable the last few years, that’s not the case with EMS runs, which have seen double-digit increases in each of the last several years, according to Van Wert Fire Chief Jim Steele. “We’ve seen growth of 13 percent the last two years,” Chief Steele said, noting […]

POSTED: 12/31/16 at 10:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Two local companies recently gave donations to the Van Wert High School Robotics Team. Advanced Biological Marketing (above) donated $500 to the Robotics team. Shown are (from the left) Katie Abel, Austin Carnahan, ABM Chief Financial Officer Nicole Gordon, and Carter Eikenbary. Below, Citizens National Bank also donated to the team. Shown are Ty Shingledecker, Jan […]

POSTED: 12/31/16 at 8:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports A strong third quarter allowed the Van Wert Cougars to pull away from the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds on the way to Friday night’s 66-45 win at The Cougars’ Den. Van Wert improved to 4-3 with the victory, while Frank Kill’s defending Division III state champion Thunderbirds fell to 2-7. Already leading 30-24 […]

POSTED: 12/31/16 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Maxine Catherine (Butler) Rode of Celina, and a former resident of Van Wert, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born September 7, 1932, in West Leipsic Village, the daughter of Walter and Mabel (Kindle) Radabaugh, who both preceded her in death. In 1949, […]

POSTED: 12/30/16 at 11:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Ned D. Scheidt, 81, of rural Van Wert, passed away at 3:44 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016, after arrival at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born January 24, 1935, in Van Wert, the son of Lamo B. and Nellie W.  (Hertel) Scheidt, who both preceded him in death.  On April 12, […]

POSTED: 12/30/16 at 5:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information Tickets for the January 7 Van Wert boys’ basketball game vs. Crestview at the S.F. Goedde Building will be on sale to season ticket holders only on January 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Athletic Director’s office. There is a limited number of tickets available for this game. For more information, contact the […]

POSTED: 12/30/16 at 9:34 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Eva Yarger, the first new Van Wert County prosecutor in more than 27 years, says modernizing the office and establishing closer relationships with government entities who rely on the prosecutor’s office for legal advice are two priorities when she takes office next week. Yarger, who takes over officially this coming Monday after […]

POSTED: 12/30/16 at 9:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offers consumer protection tips ahead of the New Year. “Our mission is to protect Ohio’s families,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We want to help consumers avoid scams, identity theft, and other problems. We encourage people to take steps to protect themselves and to contact the Ohio […]

POSTED: 12/30/16 at 9:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers 17 utility-related resolutions to save money, save energy, and stay safe in 2017: Once a year, have furnaces, vents, flues, and chimneys inspected by a qualified service professional. Test and replace batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors regularly. Switch out incandescent […]

POSTED: 12/30/16 at 9:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council approved legislation increasing water and sewer rates, authorized extending fire protection to unincorporated areas of Pleasant Township, read for the first time an ordinance placing a income tax increase on the ballot, and again debated whether to allow limited alcohol sales on public property during its last meeting […]

POSTED: 12/29/16 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News