The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Van Wert independent/submitted information Van Wert County Recorder Kim Hughes announced that legislation to help protect Ohio’s senior citizens and other unsuspecting populations against deceptive marketing practices has unanimously passed both the Ohio House and Senate chambers. Amended House Bill 52, sponsored by State Representative Jeff Rezabek, makes several changes to regulate the solicitation of […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 9:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert High School Robotics Team has been busy recently, finishing high up at the FTC Ohio State Championship the weekend of February 9 and 10 and winning the Pennsylvania State Championship the following weekend. At the Ohio State Robotics Championship in Cincinnati, the VWHS Robotics Team won three matches, and […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 8:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Because of some confusion concerning Van Wert County’s Residential Electric Aggregation program, the Van Wert County Board of Commissioners has issued a news release on the program. Those enrolled in the county electric aggregation program are reminded that, if they want to continue in the cost-saving program, it will happen automatically beginning […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 8:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Every year during the Christmas season, The Salvation Army’s advisory board competes in the “Battle of the Board”. During this competition, board members are challenged to see who can bring in the most amount of money during their bell ringing hours. This year’s winner was Rebecca White of Central Insurance and her Central Cares Committee. […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 8:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert High School Theatre is preparing for its upcoming production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical on April 12-14, starting at 7 p.m. each day on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center stage. Parents of students in the cast and crew, along with VWHS Theatre patrons, can purchase […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 8:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — The Convoy Community Days Committee is sponsoring a Cabin Fever 31 Bag Bingo fundraiser Saturday, March 10, at the Edgewood Park Building in Convoy. Doors open at 9 a.m., with bingo beginning at 9:30 that morning. Those participating can purchase 20 games for $20, with the prize a 31 Bag […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information SCOTT — Scott Lions Club will be having its annual Pancake & Sausage Day from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday, March 3, at the Lions Club Building in downtown Scott. The menu will include “all you can eat” pancakes, as well as sausage and juice or coffee. Proceeds from the […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 8:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor PAULDING — Lincolnview opened Division IV postseason play with a 49-34 victory over a stubborn Continental team at Paulding High School on Tuesday night. Continental’s season came to an end at 1-22, while the Lancers improved to 16-7 and advanced to Friday’s sectional championship game against Wayne Trace. Lincolnview led 11-9 […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Jim Rickard, 85, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died Tuesday morning, February 27, 2018, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born November 16, 1932, in Ohio City, the son of Arthur and Mildred (Mottinger) Rickard, who both preceded him in death. Survivors include two sisters, Alice Heiby of Celina and his twin sister Joanne Waterman of […]

POSTED: 02/28/18 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Bonnie (Christener) Burger, 87, of Convoy, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018, at her residence. She was born Friday, March 7, 1930, in Adams County, Indiana, the daughter of John Christener and Della (James) Christener, who both preceded her in death. On May 23, 1948 in Zanesville, Indiana, she married John M. Burger and he […]

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 8:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries