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Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

VW independent/submitted information PAULDING — Another dead body has been found in Paulding County, this time in the Maumee River east of the Ohio-Indiana state line. “The body is a male wearing blue jeans and black zip-up boots,” said Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers. “The Attorney General’s Office’s crime scene investigation unit was on scene […]

POSTED: 05/29/16 at 12:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Helen L. Richardson, 67, of Delphos, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at her residence. She was born May 19, 1949, in Scott, the daughter of Maurice and Margie (Sharp) Jewell, who both preceded her in death. On June 17, 1967, she married Richard J. Richardson Sr., who died February 17, 2015. Survivors include two […]

POSTED: 05/28/16 at 9:01 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert High School’s varsity volleyball program will host its summer volleyball camp Monday through Thursday, July 18-21, in the VWHS gymnasium. The camp will be divided into high school (grades 9-12) and middle school/elementary (grades 5-8) divisions. The high school camp will cover four days of volleyball instruction, led by Andi […]

POSTED: 05/28/16 at 7:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Van Wert Peony Festival’s annual Garden Tour is a popular event that brings people out to view the selected gardens, and this year is no exception. Five gardens are on the tour for 2016. They include the Marsh Foundation and its horticulture program, the John and Eulalia Carlton residence at 9202 […]

POSTED: 05/28/16 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Area Community Band (above) kicked off the summer concert season in Fountain Park on Friday with a performance that included patriotic music to get area residents in the mood for Monday’s Memorial Day celebration. The Van Wert County Foundation’s Summer Music Series in the park begins this coming Friday, June 3, with […]

POSTED: 05/28/16 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney Mike DeWine warns consumers of common summer scams to avoid this Memorial Day weekend and during the upcoming summer months. “Con artists often rely on fear and surprise,” Attorney General DeWine said. “They try to get you to do something you normally wouldn’t do. If someone catches you off […]

POSTED: 05/28/16 at 7:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Police Department is looking for a witness to a traffic crash that occurred at 1:36 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Hospital Drive and Washington Street. According to police, the traffic accident involved a black Dodge Caliber and a green Chevrolet Malibu. Officers said the Caliber was traveling north […]

POSTED: 05/28/16 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Kevin Thitoff, 55, of Delphos, passed away form a very aggressive form of pneumonia on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born April 28, 1961, to Charles “Dick” Thitoff, who survives in Delphos, and Linda (Barnes) Thitoff, who preceded him in death on November 18, 1994. Other survivors […]

POSTED: 05/27/16 at 11:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent news VENEDOCIA — A group headed by a Boy Scout seeking his Eagle Scout badge is currently soliciting funds to place an artillery piece in a local veterans park. Patriotic Spencerville Junior High student and Eagle Scout nominee Dominic Adkins is leading an effort to place a 105-mm howitzer artillery piece formerly […]

POSTED: 05/27/16 at 7:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants motorists to drive cautiously when out during Memorial Day, as troopers tend to see an increase in traffic deaths over this weekend. Troopers and local law enforcement will join together to work towards a fatality-free holiday weekend on Ohio roads. Seven of the 16 statewide traffic […]

POSTED: 05/27/16 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: News