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Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

VW independent staff The Van Wert County Board of Elections will offer extended hours for early in-person voting the week of October 31. Here are the hours at the board office, 1362 E. Ervin Rd., Van Wert: Monday, October 31: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.Tuesday, November 1: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday, November 2: 8 […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Firefighters from Ohio City were summoned to this blaze in the 13000 block of Mendon Road at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Friday. Mutual aid in the form of tankers was provided by Van Wert and Middle Point. Van Wert County CERT was at the scene as well. No other information is available yet. Bob Barnes/VWFD […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:36 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced that 825 blighted and vacant structures in 30 counties will be demolished to clear the way for new economic development. The list includes several structures in Van Wert County and one in Delphos. The demolition projects will be funded […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:36 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information It’s no secret that the United Way of Van Wert County is always looking for new and unique ways to touch the lives of everyone in Van Wert County. In recognition of “Giving Tuesday,” the United Way of Van Wert County would like to partner with local businesses to create a special one-day, […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 11:35 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports Here are final scores of opening round playoff games involving area teams on Friday, October 28. Division II Region 8 Edgewood 38 Lima Sr. 6 Division III Region 10 Defiance 63 Cloverleaf 28 Division III Region 12 Bellbrook 42 Celina 21Wapakoneta 28 Wilmington 14 Division IV Region 14 St. Marys Memorial 42 […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 9:17 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thursday October 27, 2022   9:28 a.m. – Dog Warden responded to a location in the city of Van Wert to investigate a complaint of a dog attacking another dog.   9:49 a.m. – Dispatched Van Wert EMS to a residence in Harrison Township for a subject having difficulties from a previous surgery.   10:08 a.m. – Deputies responded to a […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 8:38 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Marilyn Ann Scheidt, 84, of Van Wert, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Thursday,October 27, 2022, at Vancrest of Van Wert.  She was born on December 8, 1937, in Van Wert County. She was the daughter of the late Paul Rhodes and Lenore Mae (Hoverman) Rice and Brandt Rice. She married Ned Dee Scheidt April 12, […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent staff/submitted information CONVOY — Crestview Local Schools was recently awarded the “Reaching All Students Through Language and Literacy” grant for $200,000. This grant will provide teachers with the professional development needed to ensure they are utilizing the most effective instructional practices in literacy as they learn from nationally recognized experts in the field. […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 3:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — It took just 10 minutes for the Crestview Local Schools Board of Education to move through a light agenda on Thursday. The board heard from Lonnie Nedderman, who represents Crestview on the Vantage Career Center Board of Education, about Vantage’s results on the state’s school report card. “Vantage earned an […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Live entertainment at an affordable price is a Van Wert tradition as reflected by the 70th year of the Community Concert Series now called The Enrich Series. Presented by Roger and Kay Okuley and Ken and Marilyn Merkle, Enrich 2023 is packed full of variety and value. Since 1953, this series has made […]

POSTED: 10/28/22 at 3:42 am. FILED UNDER: News