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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Spencer Davis of Van Wert passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at age 31. He was born on April 1, 1991 in Van Wert to Gary and Lynette (Lewis) Davis. His father is deceased. He is survived by his mother, Lynette, his children, Nation Davis and Bau Davis, fiance, Lyndell Ramos, a sister, […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 8:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information The Van Wert Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone to a “Rise and Shine” Chamber Coffee at Shine Auto Detail, 201 Sibley Ave., Van Wert, between 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, November 30. Enjoy coffee from Brewed Expressions, connect with other professionals and get a tour of Shine’s new facility from owner Val Hunt.

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 1:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Variety Is The Best Flavor Everyone savors a different flavor. This is known all too well by the cook in the kitchen preparing a Thanksgiving feast. Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, baked potatoes, cheesy potato casserole, potatoes julienne, any way you slice and dice them, you can bet there is a favorite for every palette. Entertainment […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 10:56 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment

Monday November 28, 2022   1:49 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence in Pleasant Township to investigate a complaint of an unwanted subject on the property.   6:34 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Wren Landeck Road in Liberty Township for a motor vehicle crash involving a deer. No injuries were reported.   7:57 a.m. – Deputies responded […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 9:09 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The latest installment of Random Thoughts centers around Ohio St. vs. Michigan, Ryan Day, CJ Stroud, and this weekend’s state championship games. OSU vs. Michigan It very well may be a pipe dream, but how about an Ohio State-Michigan rematch in the College Football Playoff and how about this scenario? Ohio St. […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 4:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information CONVOY — Pre-sale tickets for Friday’s Crestview-Shawnee boys basketball game will be available in the athletic office from 8 a.m. to  3 p.m. through Friday.   Pre-sale tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the door will be $8.

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 4:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Van Wert City Council’s unofficial chaplain for many years was posthumously honored Monday night. Rev. Keith Stoller passed away November 11. Prior to his death, he said a prayer at the beginning of each city council meeting then would stay for the duration of each meeting. Council members unanimously approved a resolution […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 4:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff PAULDING — The Antwerp woman convicted of fatally shooting her husband in mid-January learned her fate during a hearing held Monday in Paulding County Common Pleas Court. Heidi Lynn Grant, 48, was sentenced to 15 years to life for murder, plus a mandatory one-year sentence for a gun specification, and 30 months […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 4:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information CONVOY — The Village of Convoy Historical Society will present the 2022 Festival of Trees & Wreaths with the theme “Roaring 20s” from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3, and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, December 3, at the Convoy Opera House, 111 South Main Street, The venue is handicap […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

The 13th Annual Bag Bingo was recently held with Danfoss Power Solution, and over $15,000 was donated to the United Way. The agency thanked this year’s United Way committee from Danfoss and the many other volunteers who worked hard to make the event successful. They had several extra raffles at the event such as a […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: News