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Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022

Wednesday March 30, 2022 1:40 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in Ridge Township on the report of a unwanted subject on the property. 3:15 a.m. – Deputies responded to the City of Delphos and took custody of Rebecca Lynn Ayers on a warrant issued by Van Wert Common Pleas Court on a charge […]

POSTED: 03/31/22 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Ethan Rupert hit a late two-run home run and Van Wert opened the 2022 baseball season by defeating Division IV preseason No. 1 Lincolnview 4-1 at Russell Fisher Field on Wednesday. Rupert’s blast came with the Cougars leading 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth and it scored Brylen Parker, who had […]

POSTED: 03/31/22 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Baseball Crestview 16 Delphos St. John’s 8 DELPHOS — Ayden Lichtensteiger had four hits, including a pair of solo home runs and a double to lead Crestview by Delphs St. John’s 16-8 in the season opener on Wednesday. Lichtensteiger’s home runs came in the third and sixth innings. Nick Helt also homered […]

POSTED: 03/31/22 at 3:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The umpire sweeps off home plate during Wednesday’s season opener for Van Wert, as the Cougars hosted Division IV preseason No. 1 Lincolnview on a cloudy and windy day at Russell Fisher Field at Smiley Park. The softball team also opened the season at Jubilee Park against Lincolnview. Game results can be found on the […]

POSTED: 03/31/22 at 3:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information The Ohio Department of Health gave approval to a second COVID-19 booster and now, the Van Wert County Health Department will begin administering the vaccines from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 1179 Westwood Drive, Suite 300. An additional clinic to handle the anticipated demand is set for […]

POSTED: 03/31/22 at 3:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The United Way of Van Wert County has announced their year-end campaign event, the Fiesta Fun Friday Reverse Raffle, Friday, May 6, at the Wassenberg Art Center. Things will kick off at 4:30 p.m. with the first raffle drawn at 6:30 p.m. A $25 “Fiesta” ticket will get your name entered into the […]

POSTED: 03/31/22 at 3:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Queen Jubilee XLVII will be crowned at the Peony Pageant, on Friday, April 1, at LifeHouse Church in Van Wert. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the pageant, which will feature six talented candidates for the title of Queen Jubilee LXVII, will begin at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are on […]

POSTED: 03/31/22 at 3:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Two people changed their pleas during hearings held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court this past week.  Brandon Decker, 24, of Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to an amended charge of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. Judge Martin Burchfield ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing […]

POSTED: 03/30/22 at 9:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports LIMA — Crestview opened the 2022 softball season with a convincing 11-1 win over Lima Central Catholic on Tuesday. Riley Miller and Zoey Miller each hit home runs and finished with three RBIs, while Katelyn Castle finished with three hits, including a double and a triple. As a team, Crestview finished with nine […]

POSTED: 03/30/22 at 8:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Tuesday March 29, 2022  8:38 a.m. – Dog Warden responded to an area in Willshire Township to check for a reported stray dog.  10:38 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area in Liberty Township to check for report of a tractor-trailer truck with a tire fire. The vehicle was located and the Ohio City Fire […]

POSTED: 03/30/22 at 8:14 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement