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Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

Demolition of the former Chrysler Amplex Powdered Metal building on Grill Road began on Tuesday. The plant, constructed in the early 1960s, has been unoccupied for a number of years after Chrysler sold the plant and moved production to another location. Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert Parks and Recreation Department has announced that registrations are now being taken for 2018 Adult Softball League season. Teams from 2017 have until April 20 to register at the Jubilee Park Office. New teams will be able to register until April 27. Leagues will begin the week of May 14. […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:20 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information After several years of effort by the Main Street Van Wert (MSVW) organization, the U.S. Secretary of Interior has officially declared Van Wert as a Certified Local Government. This designation placed given the community by the federal government allows Van Wert to open doors to funding and technical assistance in the efforts […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information In recognition of the ambition and work the Van Wert community has done to achieve Franklin Park, the Tony Hawk Foundation recently awarded The Van Wert County Foundation’s Franklin Park skatepark project $5,000 in the foundation’s latest round of grants. A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information WREN — The Wren Christmas Society will be holding a Soup & Sandwich fundraiser on Sunday, April 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at The Building in Wren. The choice of soup will be chili or potato soup, while the choice of sandwich will be pulled pork or creamed chicken. There will […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 7:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police March 26, 12:14 a.m. — Ecco R. Burker, 33, of 321 E. Second St., was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear issued in Van Wert Municipal Court. March 24, 9:08 a.m. — Joshua D. Sargent, 36, 234 W. Main St., Apt. 17, was charged with domestic violence in connection with […]

POSTED: 03/28/18 at 12:32 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council approved the city’s permanent appropriations measure during its regular meeting on Monday, while also learning that the city is looking at the possibility of easing up on its hiring freeze, especially in the police and fire departments. Council unanimously approved the 2018 permanent budget bill, which runs retroactively […]

POSTED: 03/27/18 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer CONVOY — School safety and a possible new athletic training facility were the main topics of discussion during Monday’s meeting of the Crestview Local Board of Education. In light of recent school shootings around the nation, Van Wert County Sheriff Tom Riggenbach addressed the board and explained the benefits of having a […]

POSTED: 03/27/18 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

A business moving from Delphos to Van Wert received a Revolving Loan Fund loan on Monday. Stephanie Kleman, owner of Stephanie Ann’s Boutique, which recently moved from Delphos to 105 E. Main St. in Van Wert, received the RLF loan to help defray the cost of renovating its new store and for working capital. The […]

POSTED: 03/27/18 at 7:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) co-sponsored to support grandparents now raising children in light of the opioid epidemic. The Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), passed the Senate by unanimous consent last week. “Among […]

POSTED: 03/27/18 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News