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Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

FORT JENNINGS — The Crestview Lady Knights soccer team traveled to Fort Jennings to take on the Delphos Jefferson Wildcats in a Northwest Conference game. The Lady Knights battled to a 3-3 tie to end the game after rain delayed the match in the second half.  Crestview scored early in the first half at the […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 11:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Mrs. Dowdy challenged her math classes to work together to line the perimeter of her room with items to donate to the United Way Day of Caring.  The students not only lined her room once, but went above and beyond the challenge to line her room 2 1/2 times.  Overall, the students brought in more […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 5:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police September 28, 9:20 p.m. — Two vehicles were entered in the 500 block of West Third Street and items taken from both. September 27, 9:36 a.m. — A vehicle parked in the 200 block of East Third Street was entered and items taken from it. September 24, […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 3:08 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Two people were given prison sentences for violating their community control programs during hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Kareem Howard, 37, of Van Wert, was found to have violated his community control program by not reporting, failing to notify his supervising officer of a change of address […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 3:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor COLUMBUS – Van Wert County Common Pleas Judge Charles D. Steele has some concerns with new sentencing legislation that goes into effect on Friday. The legislation, House Bill 86, recommended by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) as a way to decrease the state’s burgeoning prison population, includes a number […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 2:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Cougar football team was featured in Wednesday evening’s Homecoming Parade. The parade, a pep rally and Powderpuff football game are annual highlights of football homecoming at Van Wert High School click here for more photos. (Jan Dunlap/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 2:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/Vantage information Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, the public is invited to take the free Green Energy Ohio Tour and network with people using renewable energy, energy efficiency and green design. Over 260 open house sites in 137 communities across the state have registered in what will be the largest tour yet. Fifty-one […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 2:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Vandals did some damage in Fountain Park overnight, according to Van Wert Parks and Recreation Director Sue Heppeard. Heppeard said planters were torn off poles (some are shown on the ground in the gazebo above), others at the Band Pavilion were knocked over and lights were broken at the Rotary concession stand. Anyone with information […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 2:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/YMCA information The YMCA of Van Wert County will be holding a Membership Appreciation Event on Monday, October 3, from 4-6:30 p.m.  All members and potential members are welcome to come for free food, children’s games, giveaways and more.  The event will be held at various locations throughout the Y, but primarily on […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 2:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Hospital is pleased to once again host a Kids’ Health Fair for more than 450 third-, fourth- and fifth grade students of Van Wert City Schools and St. Mary’s Elementary. The sixth annual Kids’ Health Fair will be held Thursday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the east lawn […]

POSTED: 09/29/11 at 2:30 am. FILED UNDER: News