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POSTED: 12/31/10 at 12:03 pm. FILED UNDER: About Us

The Van Wert independent shares office space with WERT/WKSD Radio at 9070 Mendon Road. Office hours are: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday (lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) 8 a.m.-noon on Fridays

POSTED: 12/31/10 at 12:02 pm. FILED UNDER: About Us

Obituaries can be emailed to The Van Wert independent no longer accepts no-cost death notices. As of October 1, 2023, the cost of full obituaries will be $95 (including a photo). Local funeral homes are billed for full obituaries, while out-of-town funeral homes can also be billed, if so requested. Obituaries submitted by individuals […]

POSTED: 12/28/10 at 3:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Info

Local attorney Stephen Keister is pleased to announce that Aaron Baker has joined his legal practice. Baker graduated with distinction from Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science/pre-law and history from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. He also graduated from Crestview High School. On November 8, […]

POSTED: 12/09/10 at 11:35 am. FILED UNDER: Business

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer Eat your vegetables. It’s what your grandmother always told you, and it’s good advice. According to the Ohio Department of Aging, eating healthy is the key to looking and feeling good, especially for senior citizens. Staying active and eating well are key components of aging well, which makes nutritional programs such […]

POSTED: 12/09/10 at 11:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police January 7, 1:29 a.m. – Nathaniel E. Thomas, 32, of 637 N. Market St., was arrested for domestic violence in connection with an incident at his residence. January 6, 7:29 p.m. – Two men, Steven Darnell Jr., 23, of 927 Hughes St., and Joel L. Crawford, 22, of 8388 Richey Road, were […]

POSTED: 12/09/10 at 11:21 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement, Statistics

KENTON – Van Wert’s girls and boys swim teams visited Kenton at the Hardin County YMCA pool.  The boys’ team defeated Kenton by a score of 89 to 76.  The girls were defeated by Kenton, 96-67. First place finishers were Brittany Jurczyk (200 freestyle), Taylor Grooms (200 individual medley, Cody Hanes (200 and 500 freestyle), […]

POSTED: 12/09/10 at 11:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

CELINA – The Van Wert Lady Cougar bowling team recorded its first win of the season in Celina against the Minster Wildcats. The Cougars started out strong, gaining a huge advantage of 371 pins after the regular games. In the baker games it was the same story, with the Cougars gaining 152 more pins to […]

POSTED: 12/09/10 at 11:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

More than 170 children and their parents enjoyed games, snacks, cookie decorating, and a visit with Santa during the annual Central Mutual Children’s Christmas Party this past Saturday.  Shown is Meah Johnson talking to Santa. (Central photo)

POSTED: 12/09/10 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/contributor content Both Crestview and Lincolnview school districts have had voluntary off-site religious programs for elementary students for a number of years; now a Van Wert couple is seeking to establish a similar program in the Van Wert City Schools. To judge interest in the project, an informational meeting has been scheduled for […]

POSTED: 12/09/10 at 9:07 am. FILED UNDER: News