The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Central Mutual recently held its United Way campaign. Employees donated an amount of $85,821.32, which the company matched for a total contribution of $171,642.64. Employee participation was 92.02 percent. Shown are (from the left) United Way of Van Wert County Executive Director Vicki Smith, Central campaign coordinators Jodie Recker and Dustin Looser, Central Employment Manager Carly […]

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 6:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Leaf pick-up will begin the week of Monday, November 4, and will run every week in November, with the last week of pick up being the week of November 25.  City residents participating should make sure that their leaves are in paper biodegradable bags and placed by the curb by 7 a.m. […]

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 6:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Convoy Lions Club has listed the top five winners from its Halloween costume judging held Sunday evening. Shown (from the left) are Jayden Parrott, Raggedy Ann, second; Hoover family, Alice in Wonderland, third; Owen Merkle, paratrooper, fourth; Kerric Hartman, scary goblin, fifth; and Sebastian Catchings, fireman, first. photo provided

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve two shoplifting cases that occurred at the Van Wert Walmart store. On September 23, a theft was reported from Walmart where the female in the picture at right took several items of merchandise and passed all points […]

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 6:32 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Van Wert Police October 27, 4:25 p.m. — Eric L. Duncan, 46, of 16709 U.S. 224, was served with an affidavit from Van Wert Municipal Court while at the Municipal Building, 515 E. Main St. October 25, 12:27 p.m. — Mitchell G. Grote, 23, no address listed, was arrested for being in possession of a […]

POSTED: 10/29/19 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council adopted enabling legislation for energy efficient construction of a senior living facility in the Towne Center shopping center during its meeting Monday. Stacy Adam, executive director of the Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation, requested the legislation from Council in connection with the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) […]

POSTED: 10/29/19 at 7:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer CONVOY — The elementary school being named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2019 was just one topic of Crestview Local Board of Education’s October meeting on Monday. The lofty honor is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “There were 362 schools […]

POSTED: 10/29/19 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Area residents looking for a place to grab a quick, delicious lunch with a colleague or friend should consider the Cup & Saucer Restaurant at Vantage Career Center. The Cup and Saucer Restaurant is the career tech lab for students enrolled in the two-year Culinary Arts program. Culinary Arts students gain first-hand […]

POSTED: 10/29/19 at 6:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Crestview High School cast of the musical The Addams Family rehearses ahead of this weekend’s two performances. The first show will begin at 7 p.m. this Saturday, with a matinee performance scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are on sale for $7 each in the Crestview High School office. Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 10/29/19 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Local residents can kick off the holiday season by decorating their own gingerbread house. This year’s YWCA Gingerbread Junction will be held Friday, December 6, in conjunction with “A Very Merry Main Street Christmas” hosted by Main Street Van Wert.  Again this year, Gingerbread Junction will be held at the YWCA (408 […]

POSTED: 10/29/19 at 6:44 am. FILED UNDER: News