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Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County officials remind residents that, due to the threat of the spread of COVID-19, all recycling services at the Van Wert County Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) are postponed until at least April 6.   The action includes curbside recycling, the Recycling Center drive-thru drop off, township drop off, Allen County drop […]

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 7:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County General Health District (VWCGHD) continues to see community spread of COVID‐19. Currently Van Wert County has two confirmed cases, and, as of 2 p.m., the state of Ohio has 2,199 confirmed cases, 585 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths in Ohio.  VWCGHD is committed to monitoring and promoting the health […]

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 5:08 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that Ohio is taking action to gather a statewide inventory of ventilators and other machines and devices that provide breathing assistance. Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton issued an order requiring weekly online reporting of these devices by any entity in the supply chain, from creation through end-use. […]

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 4:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 3:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News

William C. “Bill” Haller, 89, of Van Wert, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. He was born December 8, 1930, in Van Wert, the son of Eugene B. Haller Sr. and Irene (Boroff) Haller, who both preceded him in death.  Bill was a quiet, […]

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 3:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Nancy Szolach, 76, passed away at Van Wert Health on Saturday, March 28, 2020.  She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 23, 1944.   Nancy had a long career with Kentucky Fried Chicken, retiring in 1998. She moved to Van Wert to be closer to her best friend and sister, Carol. Nancy was a very […]

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 12:10 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around a new spring sports timeline, a possible delay involving fall sports, no sports in general, a very different August/September schedule and our first upcoming features. New timeline As expected, Governor Mike DeWine announced on Monday that he’s extending the shutdown of Ohio schools to May […]

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer CONVOY — The Crestview Local Board of Education wasted no time Monday, working through a light March meeting agenda in just 12 minutes o. The meeting was moved to the elementary cafeteria to allow for social distancing for those in attendance. During her report to the board, Superintendent Kathy Mollenkopf commended the […]

POSTED: 03/30/20 at 10:19 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information In a press conference held Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine extended all Ohio school closures until at least May 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DeWine stated that they will re-evaluate the situation as that date draws closer. Van Wert City Schools will continue to educate its students through distance learning and […]

POSTED: 03/30/20 at 10:08 pm. FILED UNDER: News

At 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Van Wert Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) was dispatched by Van Wert police to a city house fire at 503 Elliott St. with the Van Wert Fire Department. The home suffered major damage and affected two adults and five pets. CERT members met with family and discussed the damages. Due […]

POSTED: 03/30/20 at 4:50 pm. FILED UNDER: News