The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Dorothy Pearl Friemoth, 95, of Van Wert, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born June 15, 1923, in Van Wert, the daughter of William N. and Gertrude (Thompson) Burley, who both preceded her in death. On July 23, 1949, she married Eugene A . Friemoth, […]

POSTED: 07/31/18 at 2:38 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Dean A. Becker, 69, of Convoy, died at 12:46 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Van Wert Health. He was born February 11, 1949, in Van Wert, the son of Oscar and Emma (Ackerman) Becker, who both preceded him in death. Survivors include two children, Amy Schimmoeller of Van Wert and Christopher (Angela) Becker of […]

POSTED: 07/31/18 at 2:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Lincolnview Local Board of Education distributed several service awards, while Treasurer Troy Bowersock and the district earned recognition from Auditor of State Dave Yost during its July meeting held Monday. Those honored by Superintendent Jeff Snyder included Anna Baker, former instrumental music instructor with 10 years in the district; Brenda Teman, […]

POSTED: 07/31/18 at 8:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

Two new pieces of artwork were unveiled at the grand opening of Franklin Park that were donated by Van Wert Federal Savings Bank in memory of Michael J. Gearhart. Mr. Gearhart, who passed away in 2016, was a former member of the bank’s Board of Directors and also was involved in the planning of the […]

POSTED: 07/31/18 at 7:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Robert Sloan of Van Wert is the 2019 Teacher of the Year for State Board of Education District 1. Sloan, who is director of the Van Wert High School band, teaches his students to represent themselves, the band, school, and community with pride. School leaders say he makes real-world connections for his […]

POSTED: 07/31/18 at 7:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County has been chosen to receive $4,558 to supplement food and shelter programs in Van Wert County. The selection was made by a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consisting of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, National Council […]

POSTED: 07/31/18 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information LIMA — Lima area employers can expect $20.2 million in rebate checks from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), agency officials announced during a visit to Lima. “BWC is pleased to present the region’s employers with $20.2 million they can use to strengthen and grow their businesses,” said Barb Ingram, BWC chief […]

POSTED: 07/31/18 at 7:40 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Submitted information CONVOY — The Crestview Athletic Department will conduct its annual Meet the Team night Monday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. All seventh through twelfth grade fall student-athletes and parents are to attend. Meet the Team night will give the community the first opportunity to get a look at […]

POSTED: 07/31/18 at 6:15 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Hundreds of model train enthusiasts of all ages flocked to the Van Wert County Fairgrounds over the weekend for the annual Heritage Railroad Weekend Model Railroad Show and Swap. Working layouts, along with dozens of vendors looking to buy, sell, and trade all different kinds of model train paraphernalia were stationed in […]

POSTED: 07/30/18 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Wetzel area was hopping over the weekend as the Wetzel Motorcycle Club’s 2018 Wetzelland Motorcycle Rally provided lots of motorcycles, food, fun, and entertainment for motorcycle enthusiasts.  Above, Night Ranger performs, while immediately below is a motorcycle competition, and below that, Bella Chorvas (left), granddaughter of Wetzel Motorcycle Club representative Tony Krick, sings with […]

POSTED: 07/30/18 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: News