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Ohio State Highway Patrol information According to federal sources, vehicle theft is the second most profitable crime in the United States, surpassed only by the illegal narcotics trade. For this reason, vehicle theft reduction is an important priority for Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers. State troopers are well aware that criminals are traveling in stolen […]

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 11:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Basket collectors: The Van Wert County Fair is happy to announce the opening of sales for its Limited Edition, 155th anniversary basket. Fair officials are offering the “napkin” basket, which features a commemorative brass tag, blue ribbon tack covers, blue anniversary weave and a plastic protector. This year’s edition will also have a laser cut […]

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 11:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 11:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert County 4-H Enrollment deadline is today. Here are three reasons to consider for getting a child involved in 4-H. 4-H offers more than 200 projects, like dogs, cats,  rockets, photography, scrapbooking, ATV safety, livestock, sewing and food/nutrition projects It’s not just for rural youths! 40 percent of youths involved in 4-H live in towns, cities […]

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 11:33 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The Lancer junior varsity softball team hosted the Wildcats from Delphos Jefferson on Thursday. Lancer hurler Courtney Gorman earned the victory, going five innings and giving up two earned runs on six hits.  She struck out 10 while walking six.  Lincolnview won the contest 14-3. Leading hitters for the Lancers were: Ashley McClure with three hits […]

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 11:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Mary E. Dancer, 76, of Delphos, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at her residence. She was born March 25, 1934, in Lima, the daughter of the late Russel and Hazel (Fair) Diltz. On September 3, 1949, she married Les Dancer, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include three sons, Steven (Sue) Dancer, Dave (Jill) Dancer […]

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 10:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Nell Rose Hartwick, 95, of Paulding, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Gardens of Paulding. She was born September 11, 1915, in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Frank and Nell (Powell) Thompson. On September 12, 1936, she married Charles Frederick Hartwick, who preceded her in death on October 2, 1994. Survivors include […]

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 10:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police March 30, 7:36 a.m. — James Lohr, 21, of Delphos, was arrested on charges of domestic violence as a result of an incident that took place in the 1000 block of Lima Avenue.

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 4:22 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Despite his daughter’s and mother’s tearful pleas to keep their father and son out of prison, in the end, James Irwin’s nearly three-decade-long criminal record spoke louder to Van Wert County Common Pleas Judge Charles D. Steele. The 44-year-old Irwin himself became emotional when his daughter tearfully pleaded that he be kept […]

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 4:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

BOWLING GREEN — U.S. Representative Bob Latta welcomes potential presidential contender, Rep. Michele Bachmann, as the featured speaker at his 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner scheduled for Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at Sauder Village, Founder’s Hall located at 22611 State Route 2 in Archbold. Congresswoman Bachmann is a three-term Republican from Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional […]

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 3:07 am. FILED UNDER: News