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Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve a break-in that occurred at the Verizon Wireless store, 1200 S. Shannon St. in Van Wert. At approximately 2:23 a.m. on Sunday, December 29, a blunt object was thrown through the front door. Three black males were […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 8:59 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Van Wert Police December 29, 8:28 a.m. — A break-in was reported at the Verizon Wireless store, 1200 S. Shannon St. (see Crime Stoppers article on this incident). December 26, 2:33 p.m. — Sheila A. Buckner, 42, and Howard Linden Moore Jr., 46, both of 1116 Kear Road, Apt. 5, were charged with theft in […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 8:55 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It took a special session of Van Wert City Council to do so, but the former Washington School site will now apparently join the property of its twin, Franklin School, as new city parks. City Council unanimously adopted an emergency resolution authorizing Mayor Don Farmer to sign a memorandum of understanding with […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 8:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

Several members of Van Wert City Council and new City Treasurer Don Hangartner were sworn in Monday by Van Wert Municipal Court Judge Jill Leatherman. Above, new Third Ward Councilman Jerry Mazur takes the oath of office from Judge Leatherman while his wife, Sonia, looks on. Below, Judge Leatherman poses with those sworn in, including […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 8:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Foundation Executive Secretary Larry Wendel was honored for his more than three decades of service to the Foundation, 17 of those as executive secretary, during an open house Monday at the Foundation offices on East Main Street. Here, Wendel (right) talks to visitors while his successor, Seth Baker (center) and Baker’s wife, […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 8:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/submitted information WREN — The Wren Christmas Society has named the winners for the 2013 Outside Home Display Contest. The winners for this year are: Mr. and Mrs Brad Michaud, Jenny Worthman, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tumbleson, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Demo.  These winners were presented with a gift certificate to Manley […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 8:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leland Smith Insurance recently donated $1,000 to The Salvation Army to help provide for those needing assistance. Shown making the donation to Major Art Barter (center) are (from the left) Keila Barnhart, April Korte, Krista Schlemmer, and Brooke Meyer. (photo submitted)

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 8:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert swim teams LIMA — The Cougar swim team traveled to Lima for the annual holiday invitational involving 17 teams, including seven Western Buckeye League schools. The boys took fifth place, while the girls finished ninth.   Versailles took first place for the girls, with Celina winning the boys’ competition. Other schools participating included Coldwater, […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 7:29 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview girls’ basketball CONVOY — Crestview overcame a slow offensive start and used defensive pressure and offensive rebounding to down Hicksville 63-29 in non-conference girls’ basketball action Monday night. Crestview dominated the glass, gathering 14 offensive rebounds that led to 30 more field goal attempts. The Lady Knights’ defense forced Hicksville into 25 miscues as […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 7:06 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert boys’ bowling WAPAKONETA – The Van Wert Cougars boys’ bowling team lost both of their matches Monday at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta. The Cougars dropped the first match to Russia by a score of 2124-1919. Individual scores are as follows: Joey Kinner, 166 and 153; Tyler Ruger, 167 and 175; Colton Descher, 157 […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 6:54 am. FILED UNDER: Sports