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Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022

Don J. Uhl, 99, of Van Wert, died at Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield, Michigan, Tuesday, February 22, 2022, of cardiac arrest, with his wife and two children at his side. He was born February 3, 1923, to Albert and Margaret (Williams) Uhl in Van Wert. His twin sister, Dorthy Jean (Uhl) Weigle, was born […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 9:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

The former site of Kennedy Manufacturing Company at 520 E. Sycamore St. in Van Wert will become home to a full service college campus for students in Van Wert and Paulding counties. During a meeting held on Friday, the Board of Trustees of Archbold-based Northwest State Community College approved a resolution to purchase the 49,000 […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information if it helps the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office solve an ongoing investigation. On Thursday, February 17, an unknown vehicle was traveling southbound in the 13000 block of Becker Road in Delphos, on the Van Wert County side. The unknown vehicle went […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 1:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor DEFIANCE — As evidenced by Crestview’s 40-32 Division IV district championship win over Lincolnview at Defiance High School on Saturday, defense and free throws were key factors in the game. The top-seeded Lady Knights held No. 9 seed Lincolnview to 14-of-39 shooting and the Lady Lancers converted just 3-of-10 free throws. Lincolnview’s […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports A total of five Van Wert County wrestlers are bound for district wrestling competition after placing in the top four in their respective weight categories at sectionals, while four others will serve as alternates. Division II DEFIANCE — Van Wert sophomore Keaton Sudduth finished third at Saturday’s Division II sectionals at Defiance […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced regional tournament pairings in girls basketball Sunday. Crestview, Columbus Grove, New Knoxville and Ottawa-Glandorf are four area teams will play in the tournament. The State Tournament will be held March 10-12 at UD Arena at the University of Dayton. Division I Region 1 Massillon Jackson (18-6) […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:42 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert High School cheerleaders finished as runners-up in the Division 4 “non-building” category of the 30th annual Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) Cheer and Dance State Championships, held Saturday and Sunday at Pickerington North High School. Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Welch

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine has announced a partnership between the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) to raise awareness about the resources available to help teens drive safely. “We want everyone on the road to make it home safely. If we put teens in controlled […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent news Livestreaming of council meetings is expected to be one of the topics discussed during tonight’s meeting of Van Wert City Council. In addition, the city’s 2022 permanent budget and a request for additional funding by the Van Wert County Regional Airport are up for first reading and a health, service, and safety […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent news Van Wert’s new Chief of Police will be sworn in Tuesday. Lt. Doug Weigle will replace Joel Hammond, who officially retired on Friday. A swearing in ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:37 am. FILED UNDER: News