The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Van Wert independent sports Lincolnview 22 Ottoville 2 (five innings) Kendall Bollenbacher pitched a one-hitter and Lincolnview continued its torrid scoring pace with a five inning 22-2 win over Ottoville on Wednesday. Addysen Stevens led the Lady Lancers with four hits and five RBIs, including a first inning triple that scored Taylor Post, Winter Boroff […]

POSTED: 04/29/21 at 3:54 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It’s been more than a year since the YWCA’s last Stand Against Racism event, and Director of Advocacy Kelly Houg knew that, compared to a pandemic, a little rain wasn’t going to stop this one from happening. Following a last-minute switch from the Wassenberg Art Center’s Art Park to the center itself, […]

POSTED: 04/29/21 at 1:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Van Wert High School seniors will graduate during an in-person commencement ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Van Wert High School, and, during Wednesday night’s monthly meeting, the Board of Education approved the list of members of the Class of 2021. Superintendent Mark Bagley said final arrangements are being […]

POSTED: 04/28/21 at 10:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Three people were sentenced during criminal hearings held this past week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Samantha Lacy, 29, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 13 months in prison, with credit for four days already served, on. Charge of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. Jai Martin, 48, […]

POSTED: 04/28/21 at 1:36 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Staff and submitted information Five area boys have been selected as finalists for the 2021 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth, Keri McClure, and Anthony Adams, co-chairpersons of the Van Wert Service Club’s selection committee. The program provides cash awards to Van Wert County High School seniors who best exhibit the trait […]

POSTED: 04/27/21 at 11:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Staff and submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates Tuesday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Quarantine health orderGovernor DeWine announced on Tuesday that any Ohioan who has been fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with […]

POSTED: 04/27/21 at 11:08 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Staff and submitted information LIMA — For the annual spring campaign, National Work Zone Awareness Week, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) came together on Tuesday to urge drivers to use extra caution in work zones out on U.S. 30 where Van Wert crews were crack sealing pavement. […]

POSTED: 04/27/21 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Staff and submitted information The Van Wert Civil Service Commission has scheduled a meeting to discuss entry and promotional exams for the police department. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday May 13, in Van Wert City Council Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 515 E. Main St.

POSTED: 04/27/21 at 10:48 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor On a warm and windy Tuesday afternoon, Van Wert, Lincolnview and Crestview finished 1-2-3 on the boys’ and girls’ side at the 23rd annual Van Wert County track meet at Lincolnview High School. The Cougars racked up 90 team points, followed by Lincolnview (58.5) and Crestview (26.5). The Lady Cougars finished […]

POSTED: 04/27/21 at 9:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview hosted the 23rd annual Van Wert County track meet against Crestview and Van Wert on Tuesday. The Cougars swept the event, followed by the Lancers and the Knights (see story above). Enjoy these action shots taken by Bob Barnes for the VW independent.

POSTED: 04/27/21 at 9:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports