The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

In case the info given last week to set up for a photo greeting is not available for reference, this is basically what was said. Prepare for the shot shortly after sundown or when the sky is overcast to have more even illumination. If it is bitterly cold, possibly you can position your car at the […]

POSTED: 12/31/17 at 2:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

Danny F. Felger Sr., 76, of Van Wert, died at 1:52 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Van Wert Manor. There are no services planned at this time.  Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert is handling the arrangements.

POSTED: 12/31/17 at 2:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Jacoby Kelly and Drew Bagley combined for 44 points and the Van Wert Cougars snapped a three game losing streak with a 68-59 non-conference win over visiting Columbus Grove on Saturday night. Bagley, a 6-4 junior scored 13 of his 17 points in the first quarter, while Kelly dropped in 13 […]

POSTED: 12/31/17 at 9:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Below are brief recaps of various prep sporting events (boys and girls basketball, bowling and wrestling) held on Saturday. Basketball  Hicksville 44 Crestview 28 (girls) The Lady Aces held the Lady Knights to 8 of 54 shooting (14 percent) during Saturday’s 44-28 non-conference victory in Convoy. Hicksville seized control of the […]

POSTED: 12/31/17 at 9:58 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor During the past year, the Van Wert County community has lost a number of notable people, including educators, business people, and politicians. Here is a listing of some of the more notable deaths from January to December 2017. Ned Dull, the retired owner of the former Dull Lumber Company for 50 years, […]

POSTED: 12/30/17 at 9:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Derek Stout scored 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds to help the Crestview Knights defeat Delphos St. John’s 52-47 on Friday night. Stout had three baskets in the paint and was 10 of 12 from the foul line, including 5 of 6 in the fourth quarter. Two of […]

POSTED: 12/30/17 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports KALIDA — Lincolnview’s six game winning straight came to an end at the hands of Kalida on Friday night. Despite a fourth quarter rally, the Lancers lost 52-49. Lincolnview struggled from the floor in the first quarter and fell behind 15-6 at the end of the period and 19-6 early in […]

POSTED: 12/30/17 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information The end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 will go in the record books as one of the longest cold waves with temperatures below 20 degrees, according to Van Wert County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy. The last time county residents saw the thermometer above 20 was on Christmas Eve and McCoy […]

POSTED: 12/29/17 at 3:52 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles on The Van Wert independent’s top stories of 2017. SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer 2017 is winding down, and this week The Van Wert independent has been looking back at the top 17 local stories of the year. Since any list such as this is subjective, […]

POSTED: 12/29/17 at 8:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert County remained one of the 10 Ohio counties with the lowest unemployment in November, according to estimates reported by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. According to the ODJFS, the county’s unemployment was 3.4 percent in November, down three-tenths of a percent from October’s 3.7 percent jobless rate. […]

POSTED: 12/29/17 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: News