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Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022

VW independent staff and submitted information CONVOY – Crestview High School was named one of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. The school ranked 1st in Van Wert County, 58th among 750 Ohio high schools on the list, and 1,722nd out of 17,843 high schools nationally. “We are ecstatic to be […]

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 9:04 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Two cars collided on Hospital Drive at the Hiestand Woods entrance at approximately 2:30 Friday afternoon. Van Wert Police and Fire and EMS were at the scene, but no other information was available. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 9:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information LIMA — The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Van Wert County during the week of May 2. All work is weather permitting. The U.S. 30 passing (left) lane between the Marsh Road overhead and John Brown Road will close Monday, May 2, for approximately five […]

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 9:02 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information The Evergreen Garden Club will hold its annual perennial plant sale in the annex of the Van Wert County Fair Board Building at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Perennial plants will be dug from garden club members’ own gardens and sold at a very reasonable price. A large selection […]

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 9:02 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports Baseball Wayne Trace 8 Crestview 7 (eight innings) HAVILAND — An eighth inning walk off single by Wayne Trace’s Allen Minck gave the Raiders an 8-7 win over Crestview on Friday. Crestview led 6-1 after three innings, with Parker Speith doubling in Nick Helt and Speith later scoring on an error in […]

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 9:01 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thursday April 28, 2022 2:12 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in the City of Van Wert to assist a citizen. 4:55 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in Pleasant Township for an injured deer. 7:23 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in the Village of Convoy to assist a subject have […]

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 8:55 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — Deputies from the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Convoy and Wren Fire and EMS and others converged on Crestview High School with lights and sirens on Thursday afternoon, but there was no real emergency. It was designed to be a […]

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor It was a time to express gratitude, a time to reflect, a time to laugh and even shed a few tears. Dozens of current and former Van Wert City Schools teachers, staff members and high school seniors gathered for that and more at the 27th annual Van Wert City Endowment Fund for […]

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information This is certain to be a treat for fans of country music. Country icon and film sensation Trace Adkins has included the Niswonger Performing Arts Center as a stop on his 25th anniversary tour, “The Way I Wanna Go” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22. In his 25-year career […]

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff The Van Wert County Board of Elections will offer extended early voting hours this weekend. Registered voters may cast in-person ballots at the Board of Elections Office, 1362 E. Ervin Rd., Van Wert, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

POSTED: 04/29/22 at 3:40 am. FILED UNDER: News