The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council heard a presentation from Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Stacy Adam on the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for businesses. “PACE is really a tool to get financing for energy improvement projects,” Adam said, noting that a project to be located adjacent to the […]

POSTED: 05/31/18 at 8:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer The Lincolnview Local Board of Education and the Lincolnview Classified Education Association have a new contract. The school board ratified the agreement by a 5-0 vote on Wednesday night. Bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, cooks, aides, and others will receive a 3.25 percent raise this year and a 2.25 percent pay increase in […]

POSTED: 05/31/18 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A total of 15 people — including seven people who changed their pleas — appeared in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court over the past week for criminal hearings. One man was arraigned on Wednesday. Antonio Freeling, 36, of Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to one count each of rape, a felony […]

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Lane Tuttle (center) of Van Wert, Construction Equipment Technology, is the first student to pass Vantage Career Center’s Class A CDL driver training program and the first-ever Vantage high school CDL graduate. Tuttle has his license in hand and a job lined up! Congratulations to Tuttle and CDL instructors Hartsel Bryant and Chuck Peters. Vantage […]

POSTED: 05/31/18 at 7:58 am. FILED UNDER: News, Youth

Van Wert independent PAULDING — A Latty man was in custody after allegedly threatening officers with a knife following a fight in Paulding. At approximately 3:19 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies assisted the Paulding Police Department with report of a man with a knife at the Marathon service station on North Williams Street in Paulding. As […]

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VW independent/submitted information The Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio’s Season 11 proved to be the highest demand season on record. Now the Niswonger is ready to unveil a new season that will really bring the heat! Media friends, members, sponsors, patrons, fans, and anyone wanting the inside track on the new season, along with […]

POSTED: 05/31/18 at 7:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports The Van Wert Cougars recently celebrated the 2018 baseball season with players receiving various awards. The Cougars finished the season 15-6 (6-3 Western Buckeye League). Below are the names of players and awards received. Scholar athlete awards: James Acquaviva, Brock Blythe, Darius Eddins, Jonathon Lee, Lennon Bartley, Lawson Blackmore, Ryan Hollingsworth, […]

POSTED: 05/31/18 at 5:58 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Registration is underway for the 2018 Lancer Baseball Camp. It’ll run June 11-13 at the Lincolnview varsity baseball field, and it’s open to boys in kindergarten through eighth grade entering the 2018-2019 school year. Baseball coach Eric Fishpaw and his assistants, along with varsity baseball players and Lancer Alumni will teach […]

POSTED: 05/31/18 at 5:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced a schedule change for this week’s softball state tournament. On Friday, the order of the second and third game will be switched to accommodate a high school graduation. All other games, including state championship games will be played as previously scheduled. […]

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John L. Hileman, 77, of Rockford, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Mercer Health in Coldwater, where he had been a patient. He was born February 2, 1941, in Van Wert County, the son of Isaac R. and Wilma (Swoveland) Hileman, who both preceded him in death. On June 11, 1960, he […]

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 10:01 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries