The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Connie L. Roop, 81, of Scott, passed away at 6:22 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born February 11, 1936, in Grover Hill, the daughter of Isaac and Nina (Clear) Stahl, who both preceded her in death. On March 14, 1953, she married Carlvin “Carl” Roop, […]

POSTED: 06/30/17 at 11:57 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information The Lima Pops Orchestra concert scheduled for Fountain Park tonight has been moved to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio due to this evening weather forecast. The concert starts at 7 p.m. A Van Wert Independence Day tradition, the LSO Pops returns to Van Wert with an evening of great pop music, […]

POSTED: 06/30/17 at 11:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Vantage Superintendent Staci Kaufman was more than a little puzzled — and then shocked — during Thursday’s board of education meeting at the school. Board President Lonnie Nedderman was reading a resolution that wasn’t on her agenda. In fact, updated copies of the agenda were only given to the media just prior […]

POSTED: 06/30/17 at 9:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Two hours before Vantage Superintendent Staci Kaufman was to attend her last board meeting at that school, Van Wert City Board of Education was approving her for a new job: interim superintendent for the school district. Although Kaufman had retirement plans set up, she agreed to put those aside for up to […]

POSTED: 06/30/17 at 8:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The United Way of Van Wert County Board of Trustees approved allocations during the monthly board meeting on June 15. Funding was awarded to 33 programs offered by 27 agencies locally that help to provide social services throughout the county. Nine community volunteers reviewed grant applications and recommended the distribution of United Way […]

POSTED: 06/30/17 at 8:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — State Representative Craig S. Riedel (R-Defiance) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has approved the conference committee report on Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. With a major focus on combating Ohio’s dangerous drug epidemic and ensuring that schools receive vital funding, the legislation provides support to […]

POSTED: 06/30/17 at 8:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

Mary Arlis Ricker, 86, of Delphos, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos. She was born March 5, 1931, in Miller City, the daughter of Russel and Lenore (Farley) Stuber, who both preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, David (Susan) Ricker of Delphos, William (Donna) Ricker of […]

POSTED: 06/29/17 at 11:04 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information The Van Wert County chapter of Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI) will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Trinity Friends Church on North Franklin Street in Van Wert. Ohio 82nd District Representative Craig S. Riedel is the scheduled speaker. He will provide legislative updates and welcomes questions from PERI […]

POSTED: 06/29/17 at 8:05 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor In addition to the Holiday at Home celebration, another longtime festival, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, will be held this weekend in conjunction with the Independence Day holiday. The 41st annual edition of the agriculture-themed festival will begin this morning and run through Sunday, July 2, at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. The […]

POSTED: 06/29/17 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor An inside the park round tripper was one of the highlights, as the Lincolnview Lancers closed the ACME baseball regular season with a five inning, 12-0 home win over Delphos St. John’s Wednesday night. The victory avenged Lincolnview’s last loss, an eight inning 8-2 defeat at the hands of St. John’s […]

POSTED: 06/29/17 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports