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Monday, May. 25, 2020

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert City Planning Commission will be meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13, in Van Wert City Council Chambers, 515 E. Main St. in Van Wert, to discuss the following two topics: Finalize the plat for the subdivision at The Landing at Dickinson Farms and discuss zoning changes for parcel […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lois C. Luersman, 75, of Landeck, passed away Thursday, August, 30, 2018. She was born April 11, 1943, in Spencerville, the daughter of Hilary and Martha (Gengler) Trentman, who both preceded her in death. On October 20, 1962, she married Carl J. Luersman, and he survives in Landeck. Other survivors include three daughters, Kathleen (Ken) […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 7:26 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

The Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student Athlete of the Week award is back for the 2018-2019 school year. This week, two outstanding performers – Lincolnview senior Lakin Brant and Van Wert High School junior Caylee Phillips – have been chosen for the award. Brant, who was nominated by head coach JaNahn Evans, broke […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 6:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Volleyball Van Wert 3 Wapakoneta 0 The Lady Cougars improved to 5-0 (1-0 WBL) by sweeping visiting Wapakoneta on Thursday, 25-19, 25-16, 25-11. Katie Coplin led Van Wert with 20 digs, 11 assists and five digs, while Adrianna Grothause had 19 digs and a team high three aces. Noelle Heffner had […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 6:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The 162nd edition of the Van Wert County Fair got underway on Wednesday with two ribboncutting ceremonies, flag-raising ceremony, and a number of activities and events. The first ribboncutting ceremony was in honor of recent renovation work on the Junior Fair Building. According to Fair Director Mike Poling, Fair Board members and […]

POSTED: 08/30/18 at 8:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Van Wert man who changed his plea to bringing drugs into a government facility and a second drug offense was sentenced to serve nearly four years in prison during a hearing held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Jerad Caldwell, 31, changed his plea to guilty to one count of […]

POSTED: 08/30/18 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribboncutting ceremony at the United Way of Van Wert County’s new offices at 136 E. Main St. on Wednesday. United Way, which will now share offices with Main Street Van Wert and the Van Wert Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, serves 33 Van Wert County member […]

POSTED: 08/30/18 at 7:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Vantage Career Center academic instructor Susan Farr and her academic class, with the partnership of the Vantage FFA chapter, has been awarded a Yearlong Living to Serve Grant in the amount of $3,000. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support yearlong service-learning projects that […]

POSTED: 08/30/18 at 7:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

Carl “Tom” Pack, 74, of Ohio City, died at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born March 4, 1944, in Tomahawk, Kentucky, the son of Bill and Edith (Daniels) Pack, who both preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Kay (Brown) Pack of Ohio […]

POSTED: 08/30/18 at 6:21 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Therman Todd Trent, 47, of Rockford, and formerly of Asheboro, North Carolina, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Colonial Nursing Center, where he had been a patient. He was born November 3, 1970, the son of Danny R. Trent and Rosemary (Roque) Trent, who both survive. Other survivors include his stepmother, Jean Trent; one son, […]

POSTED: 08/30/18 at 6:12 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries