The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has awarded more than $345,000 in grants to more than 60 law enforcement agencies around the state over the last three months to purchase body armor vests for their officers. Area recipients include the Van Wert Sheriff’s Office, $13,748; Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, $6,000; Antwerp […]

POSTED: 11/29/19 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Community Health Professionals’ Home Care and Hospice sewing volunteers will host a Christmas bake sale and bazaar on Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Community Health Professionals, 1159 Westwood Drive in Van Wert. An assortment of homemade baked goods and items crafted by the CHP Sewing for Hospice group are available […]

POSTED: 11/29/19 at 8:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent High winds caused outages on the south side of Van Wert and in rural areas on Wednesday, while phone systems at Van Wert Health and its Health Center on Fox Road were also out for several hours before power was restored. The Van Wert Health Center (Medical Arts Building) closed for a […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 2:15 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Marvin W. Klopfenstein, 91, of Scott, died Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the Country Inn Enhanced Living Center in Paulding. He was born July 25, 1928, in Paulding County, the son of Edward and Emma (Stoller) Klopfenstein, who both preceded him in death. On December 10, 1950, he married the former Mary E. Tonner, who […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 1:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Five people were sentenced and three arraigned during criminal hearings held this past week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Chad Harter, 41, of Willshire, was sentenced to 3 to 4½ years in prison on a charge of felonious assault, a felony of the second degree. Harter was given credit for […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 12:53 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month and the YWCA of Van Wert County recently partnered with local elementary schools to discuss the issue of homelessness in our region.  YWCA staffers visited students at Crestview, Lincolnview, and Van Wert elementary schools and St. Mary’s School to read a book entitled The Lady […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS –– Nearly 2.3 million Ohioans plan to travel more than 50 miles from home for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA. This is the highest number since 2005. AAA predicts 89 percent of Ohio travelers will drive to their destinations, which means you can expect crowded roadways. According to Ohio Department of […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — The Village of Convoy Historical Society will be presenting its “2019 Festival of Trees & Wreaths” in the newly restored Convoy Opera House at 111 S. Main St. in Convoy. The venue is not currently handicap-accessible. The event will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, December 7, and 1-5 […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Just one starter is back from last year’s 16-10 Division II district runner-up team, but that doesn’t mean the cupboard is completely bare for new Van Wert boys’ basketball coach Ben Laudick, who’s taking over for Mark Bagley, who stepped down after six seasons at the helm. Nate Place, Drew Bagley, […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 4:49 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — Two letter winners are back to lead the defending Division IV state champion Crestview Knights this season. 6-8 junior wing Kalen Etzler, who committed to Ohio State earlier this year and 6-2 junior post Carson Kreischer are considered the team’s leaders, stepping in for graduates Javin Etzler, Drew Kline, […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 4:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports