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Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Forced annexation, underground work at Eggerss Stadium and downtown and a possible format change to the agenda were the main topics of discussion during Monday night’s meeting of Van Wert City Council. Forced annexation During a public hearing before council’s regular meeting, the possibility of forced annexation involving several properties along West […]

POSTED: 09/27/22 at 3:38 am. FILED UNDER: Top Story

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Work on Bonnewitz Avenue is nearing an end, according to Van Wert Safety-Service Director Jay Fleming. “They’re finishing up the widening this week and then next week hopefully they’ll start milling in preparation for the final asphalt layer to go down, Fleming said during Monday’s meeting of Van Wert City Council. He […]

POSTED: 09/27/22 at 3:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert County Health Department will begin the distribution of the flu vaccine beginning Thursday, October 6 at the health department offices at 1179 Westwood Drive, Suite 300, Van Wert. The flu shots will be offered between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and will continue every Thursday until further notice. The health […]

POSTED: 09/27/22 at 3:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks participated in the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Liam P.D.J. Shartzer. Liam is a member of Boy Scout Troop 35, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert, and is the son of Travis and Leah Shartzer. He was presented an American […]

POSTED: 09/27/22 at 3:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Off Stage Productions Inc. has announced the cast and crew for the fall Dinner Theatre production of “Honky Tonk Hissy Fit”, a Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy. The cast of nine actors will include several you may have seen in past performances as well as two making their theatre debut with this […]

POSTED: 09/27/22 at 3:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The latest edition of Random Thoughts centers around state rankings, a big game in Division IV, Region 14, an addition to the record book, Van Wert golf, the Cleveland Guardians, Ohio St. and the now defunct Pro Bowl. Moving on up Van Wert moved up a spot to No. 5 in this […]

POSTED: 09/27/22 at 3:34 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Volleyball Crestview 3 Van Wert 0 CONVOY — The Knights cruised to their sixth straight victory by beating Van Wert in straight sets, 25-10, 25-12, 25-14 at Ray Etzler Gymnasium on Monday. Adelyn Figley led Crestview with 12 kills while Laci McCoy added 11. Cali Gregory registered 30 assists, while Ellie Kline […]

POSTED: 09/27/22 at 3:34 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Richard M. Holmes, 67, of Upper Arlington, died at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. He was born on December 19, 1954, in Van Wert, the son of Richard Donald and Lela Marie (Tangeman) Holmes, who both preceded him in death. Family survivors include two brothers, […]

POSTED: 09/26/22 at 1:24 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Friday September 23, 2022 2:54 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence in Pleasant Township to investigate a trespassing complaint. 4:16 a.m.- Dispatched Middle Point EMS to a location in Ridge Township for a subject with abnormal behavior. 5:14 a.m. – Deputies conducted a traffic stop on South Shannon Street in the city of Van […]

POSTED: 09/26/22 at 9:40 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Sally Ann Blake, 74, of Van Wert, passed into the arms of Jesus at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022, at her residence.   She was born on January 6, 1948, in Kendallville, Indiana, to Merle “Rusty” and Beverly (Peters) Moreland, who both preceded her in death.  She married Ron Blake on March 8, 1997, and […]

POSTED: 09/26/22 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries