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Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Irene B. Gehres, 99, of rural Ohio City, died at 11:50 a.m. Friday January 27, 2017, at Vancrest Health Center in Van Wert. She was born on January 1, 1918, in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of Louis P. and Anna Wilhemine (Greenwald) Kreischer, who both preceded him in death. On April 13, […]

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 9:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

As I look over the remainder of our Niswonger season, there are some concerts and shows that really stand out to the common person. Shows such as The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill, Broadway’s 42nd Street and Rain — a Tribute to the Beatles, David Phelps, and REO Speedwagon are widely recognizable and in great demand. […]

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 5:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Music in Van Wert

Russell B. Kennedy Jr., 62, of Van Wert, passed away at 8:57 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. He was born April 22, 1954, in Van Wert, the son of Russell B. Kennedy and Margaret A. Smith, who both preceded him in death. He married Nicole Kennedy, who […]

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 5:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information The All-Twig Board met at noon on January 25 in Conference Room A of Van Wert County Hospital. Representatives of the three Twig groups were welcomed by the new chairman, Jeanne Ziegler. Invocation was given by Mae Stoller. Following a delicious meal prepared by the hospital, the business meeting began with the reading […]

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 8:13 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Chamber of Commerce is announcing its 2017 trip experience, September 20-27, to the majestic Pacific Northwest on an eight-day adventure from the wilds of Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge to the sophistication of Portland and San Francisco. Travel along Oregon’s beautiful Pacific coast. Enjoy an elegant […]

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 8:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warns that, since Friday, several Ohioans have reported suspicious calls from callers asking “Can you hear me?” Similar calls have been reported throughout the country as part of an alleged scam to trick consumers into responding “yes” and using their response to place unauthorized charges on […]

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent news PAULDING — The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center Governing Board met for its January meeting this past week. The board elected Billy Poe III as president and Nick Miller as vice president for 2017, while meetings were scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. Meetings will […]

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Developmental screenings for children ages 3-5 will be offered to residents of Crestview, Delphos, Lincolnview, Parkway, Spencerville, and Wayne Trace school districts. The screenings will be held at the Thomas Edison Early Childhood Center from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, February 10. Appointments can be made by calling Carol at Thomas Edison Preschool at […]

POSTED: 01/31/17 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

Thomas E. Williams, 80, of Rockford, passed away at 3:46 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, where he had been a patient. He was born June 29, 1936, in Rockford, the son of Maurice and LaVerne (Lawrence) Williams, who both preceded him in death. On August 9, 1959, he […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 11:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent news The Van Wert Police Department is seeking information on a missing resident of The Marsh Foundation. On January 23, the Van Wert Police Department took a report from The Marsh Foundation about one of its residents, 17-year old Zildjian Galliher. Galliher had left his place of employment in Van Wert at […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 11:54 am. FILED UNDER: News