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The Western Buckeye Chapter of Credit Unions is seeking applicants for five $500 scholarships that will be awarded near the end of the current school year. To qualify for the scholarships, an applicant must be at least a high school senior. The scholarships can be used for college, vocational school or other professional or academic […]

POSTED: 11/29/11 at 6:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

A Van Wert County native has been named volleyball coach of the year in a large Georgia county. James Auld, a 1995 Crestview graduate and the son of John and Jean Ann Auld, received the honor. He is a social studies teacher at North Cobb High School and resides in Acworth, Ga., with his wife, […]

POSTED: 11/29/11 at 5:42 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police November 28, 12 p.m. — Delbert J. Drew, 21, of 409 N. Franklin St., Apt. B, was charged with one count of felonious assault for allegedly throwing a portable fire extinguisher at a police officer who was checking on his welfare. Drew is also accused of attempting to spray a chemical household […]

POSTED: 11/29/11 at 5:10 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports The Ottoville Lady Big Green again proved to be the best team in the tournament, beating Van Wert 57-37 to take the McDonald’s Tip-Off Tournament championship for the second year in a row. The Big Green had two players in double figures, with Abby Siefker again leading the team with 13 points, […]

POSTED: 11/28/11 at 5:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent/YWCA information The YWCA is gearing up for its 2011 Holiday Home Tour. This year the tour will feature six homes and two businesses. Enjoy visiting decorated homes and businesses throughout Van Wert County with the YWCA on Friday, December 2, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, December 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Each home/business visit […]

POSTED: 11/28/11 at 5:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Christian entertainer David Phelps galvanized a nearly full house at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio during a concert Sunday evening that included many of his most memorable and inspiring songs. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 11/28/11 at 4:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

OAKWOOD — A Defiance man was killed in a Paulding County accident believed linked to alcohol that occurred a little after 2 a.m. Sunday. Dustin M. Coil, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Paulding County Coroner Dr. Joseph M. Kuhn. According to the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State […]

POSTED: 11/28/11 at 4:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County resident Robin Kraner sent this photo of wild turkeys she spotted near her home in the southern portion of the county on Sunday. These fellows were apparently the ones too fast to catch to be the centerpiece of a heritage Thanksgiving dinner.

POSTED: 11/28/11 at 4:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats Cotton, a 1-year-old male; white, neutered, declawed, shots. Pearl, a 6-year-old female; gray tiger. Noel, a 2-year-old female; smoke gray, declawed, no male cats. Kittens Male and female, 8 weeks old, gray and white, black and white, longhaired. Sassy and George, male […]

POSTED: 11/28/11 at 4:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police November 24, 2:28 a.m. — James D. Wappelhorst, 32, of 207 Burt St., was cited for operating a vehicle while impaired and driving outside marked lanes as a result of a traffic stop near the intersection of Main and Shannon streets. Delphos Police No new reports.

POSTED: 11/27/11 at 11:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement