The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

State Fire Marshal’s information COLUMBUS — State Fire Marshal Larry L. Flowers is reminding Ohioans to make a potentially lifesaving change when they move their clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 1: Change the batteries in smoke alarms! In conjunction with Ohio’s fire departments and the Safe & Sound campaign, the Division of State […]

POSTED: 10/30/15 at 1:36 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview High School information CONVOY — Crestview High School will be performing the Disney musical, Beauty and the Beast, in November. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn […]

POSTED: 10/30/15 at 1:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Convoy man convicted of sexual battery was sentenced to four years in prison during hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Judge Martin Burchfield handed down the sentence on Ezra Lavy, 47, and also classified him as a tier 3 sexual offender, which means he must register with […]

POSTED: 10/29/15 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent PAULDING — The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash that occurred on U.S. 24 in Paulding County on Wednesday afternoon. Daniel W. Guy Jr., 42, of Toledo, was critically injured when his semi-tractor-trailer rig reportedly rear-ended another semi on U.S. 24, a half-mile […]

POSTED: 10/29/15 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent Two men were arrested on felony marijuana possession charges following the search of a Van Wert residence on Wednesday. Gabriel A. Palacios, 20, of Stockton, California, and Chancellor S. Nelson, 20, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, were both arrested on one count of possession of marijuana, a felony of the third degree. Both men […]

POSTED: 10/29/15 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Marsh Foundation is once again selling poinsettias for the holiday season. All proceeds from the sale will go to the campus’ Marsh Grown gardening program. The plants make beautiful decorations and/or holiday gifts. There are three sizes available. The multi-bloom plants are available in 4.5 inches for $3.50, 6.5 inches for […]

POSTED: 10/29/15 at 7:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

American Red Cross information The Van Wert High School Student Council will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, November 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The blood drive is open to the public. Those wanting to donate should bring a picture identification or Red Cross donor ID card. Prospective […]

POSTED: 10/29/15 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert volleyball information The Van Wert varsity volleyball team lost to St. Marys in the district semifinals in three sets: 23-25, 14-25 and 12-25. For Van Wert serving, Peyton Fleming was 12/12 with one ace and Megan Spray was 8/8, also with one ace.  Spray was 66/70 setting with 21 assists and Domonique Grothause […]

POSTED: 10/29/15 at 6:13 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

POSTED: 10/28/15 at 2:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Youth

By Rex Dolby Randy Shellenbarger, president of the Grand Lake Photo Club, has set Saturday, Oct. 31, for an early morning shoot at one of the most scenic fall spots in Ohio, John Bryan State Park just outside Yellow Springs. He would like participants to assemble at the Neil Armstrong museum (Wapakoneta) parking lot at 6:15 a.m. so transportation […]

POSTED: 10/28/15 at 2:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News