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Friday, Jun. 14, 2024

David Sherman Wallace, 65, of New Haven, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at his residence following a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer and a 15 years with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in March of 1949 in Van Wert, the son of the late Sherman Hudson Wallace and the late Ethel Elizabeth […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 3:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Former Van Wert County dog warden Rich Strunkenburg entered guilty pleas to two felony animal cruelty-related charges as part of a plea agreement with the Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office. Strunkenburg entered guilty pleas to two counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals, each a felony of the fifth degree, during a hearing […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 1:09 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles D. Steele (front right), who retires today after 15 years on the bench, was honored Tuesday with a reception in the Common Pleas Courtroom. A large crowd was on hand to share memories with the judge, including Van Wert County Probate-Juvenile Judge Kevin Taylor and his wife, […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 9:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW Chamber of Commerce information LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers mania will come to Van Wert on Monday, February 9, when Van Wert native and Fox Sports sideline reporter Allie Clifton speaks at the 93rd Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Willow Bend Country Club. The Chamber is pleased […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 8:43 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

VW County Board of Elections information The members of the Van Wert County Board of Elections recently met in special session to review the various voting locations throughout the county. It was decided that the voting location now located at the Junior Fair Building on the fairgrounds should be changed. After reviewing other locations, the […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Wren Village Council information WREN — Wren Village Council will meet in regular session on January 5.  This is a change from the village’s regular meeting date. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports The Van Wert Cougars rallied to take a 32-29 lead into the final quarter of their game against Delphos St. John’s on Tuesday, but couldn’t hold on as the Blue Jays went on a 21-15 run to win the non-conference contest, 50-47, in the Cougars’ Den. St. John’s got out to an […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — The Crestview Knights blew a close game open in the third quarter to earn an easy 60-36 victory over Ottoville at home on Tuesday evening. The Knights had a seven-point lead, 14-7, at the end of the first quarter, but then cooled off as Ottoville went on a 15-11 […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 8:04 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports ROCKFORD — The Lincolnview Lady Lancers outscored Delphos Jefferson 29-17 in the second half to win the Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament championship game played Tuesday night at Parkway High School. Julia Thatcher led Lincolnview with 19 points, while Hannah McCleery added 11 points for the Lady Lancers. Heather Pohlman was the […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 7:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Here’s to a happy, prosperous, healthy and arts-filled New Year!  Looking back on 2014, it was a successful year for the arts in Van Wert. The Van Wert County Foundation salvaged a Van Wert landmark by making the Armory into the new Wassenberg Art Center, providing our area with yet another cultural wonder to enjoy. The parking […]

POSTED: 12/31/14 at 7:06 am. FILED UNDER: News