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Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office solve a break-in that occurred at Huggy Bear Camp Ground, lot 291, 9065 Ringwald Road in Van Wert County. Sometime between November 3 and 11, someone entered the mobile home and stole several items. Some of those […]

POSTED: 11/30/19 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

VW independent/submitted information #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on December 3 and will kick off the […]

POSTED: 11/30/19 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Project Everybody Beautiful is an apparel line founded with passion and intention. The mission of this non-profit is to help women everywhere overcome abuse, addiction, and other unfortunate circumstances by showing them equality, confidence, and beauty from the inside out.  Project Everybody Beautiful’s intention is to hire recovering women who may otherwise […]

POSTED: 11/30/19 at 8:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Local resident — and amateur photographer — Terry Dietsch took this photo of corn husks blown through a fence along John Brown Road, just south of U.S. 30, by recent high winds.

POSTED: 11/30/19 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information With shoppers out in force on Thanksgiving and Black Friday — and more shopping to come during today’s Small Business Saturday and Monday’s Cyber Monday events — consumers will be purchasing all sorts of items from electronics to jewelry. However, it’s important to know what purchases will and won’t be accepted for […]

POSTED: 11/30/19 at 8:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Owen Treece scored a career high 40 points to lead Van Wert over Crestview 59-53 in the season opener for both teams at Ray Etzler Gymnasium on Friday night. Treece, the team’s lone returning starter from last season, connected on 12 baskets, including six three pointers and was a […]

POSTED: 11/30/19 at 12:24 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores of Friday night’s season opening high school boys’ basketball games. All matchups were non-conference games. Lincolnview’s season will begin Saturday at Van Wert, while Delphos St. John’s will play at Perry. Van Wert 59 Crestview 56Allen East 45 Vanlue 38Arlington 72 Fort Jennings 53Columbus Grove 65 Wayne […]

POSTED: 11/29/19 at 11:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thelma Louise Walls, 94, formerly of Van Wert, died at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the Laurels of Shane Hill surrounded by her loving family.   She was born March 25, 1925, in Ridge Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Herminghuysen) Stegaman, who both preceded her in death. On April 20, […]

POSTED: 11/29/19 at 5:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

William V. “Bill” Lippi, 77, of Van Wert, passed away at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bill was born March 26, 1942, in Van Wert, the son of Victor and Ida (Cofelt) Lippi, who both preceded him in death. On November 11, 1963, he married […]

POSTED: 11/29/19 at 3:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Van Wert are asking Van Wert County residents to avoid the crowds at the big box stores on Black Friday and show the importance of shopping locally by supporting small, independently owned businesses in Van Wert during its Small Business Saturday shopping event. “We […]

POSTED: 11/29/19 at 8:30 am. FILED UNDER: News