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Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

Albert R. Taylor, 82, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Van Wert, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Heritage Pointe of Huntington in Huntington, Indiana. He was born on October 21, 1940, in Van Wert, to James F. and Velma L. (Sites) Taylor. He married the former Betty Baker. November 28, 1958, and together […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 7:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Sharon Rose Felver, 89, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Van Wert, where she made her home. Sharon was born January 17, 1933, in Lima, the daughter of Gale and Helen (Goodwin) Polen, who both preceded her in death. She married Ralph Felver, Jr., March 26, 1949, and he preceded […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 4:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Three men changed their pleas to various charges during hearings held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court this week. Donald O’Day, 45, of Convoy, changed his plea to guilty of aggravated possession of drugs and tampering with evidence, both third degree felonies. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison on […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 1:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Tuesday November 29, 2022 12:41 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence in the city of Van Wert to assist Van Wert police. 10:17 a.m. – Deputies served a warrant issued by Adams County Indiana Court for two counts of theft. Jack Kelly Buckner, 47, of Willshire Township was transported to the Van Wert County […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 9:20 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — Two familiar faces won’t be coaching Crestview fall sports teams in 2023. During Monday night’s Crestview Local Schools Board of Education meeting, board members learned head football coach James Lautzenheiser and head soccer coach John Dowler are resigning from those duties and won’t seek supplemental coaching contracts for the 2023-2024 […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio’s annual white-tailed deer gun hunting week is off to a good start, with hunters checking 17,193 deer on Monday, November 28, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s gun season is open until Sunday, December 4, and again on Saturday and Sunday, […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 4:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Amanda Miller has joined the Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation (VWAEDC) staff as the Workforce Development Manager, reporting to Executive Director Stacy Adam. Miller is working to support continued efforts to retain and attract the workforce talent needed by current and future employers. She will be managing data to track current conditions […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 4:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The next meeting of Van Wert City Schools Board of Education has been moved up one week, to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, in the First Federal Lecture Hall at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. The meeting was originally scheduled for December 21.

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 4:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WREN — Christmas lights went up in the village of Wren November 19, and the grand illumination was held on Saturday, November 26. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Wren at the Santa House at the corner of Ohio 49 and Jackson Street from 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 4:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports Girls basketball Lincolnview 58 Paulding 30 PAULDING — Makayla Jackman poured in 22 points and Lincolnview cruised to a 58-30 win over Paulding on Tuesday. Jackman scored eight points in the opening quarter, including two treys and the Lancers led 12-6 at the end of the period and 28-14 at halftime. The […]

POSTED: 11/30/22 at 4:37 am. FILED UNDER: Sports