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Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023

VW independent staff/submitted information CONVOY — The Crestview music department will present its high school Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday, December 5, featuring performances by the jazz band, chorus, Knight Vision show choir and the concert band. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The middle school Christmas concert will begin at 7 p.m. […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 4:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff COLUMBUS — Provisional figures from the Ohio State Highway Patrol show 16 people died in 15 traffic crashes on Ohio roads during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period, November 23-27. None of the fatal crashes occurred locally. 10 of the 16 people killed were not wearing seat belts and two were pedestrians. […]

POSTED: 11/29/22 at 4:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police Sunday, November 20 – a report was taken after a welfare check was conducted in the 1100 block of Pratt St. Sunday, November 20 – a trespassing report was taken in the 600 block of N. Franklin St. Sunday, November 20 – arrested Caydence Rose Gibson, 18, of Van Wert, for OVI […]

POSTED: 11/28/22 at 3:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Wednesday November 23, 2022 7:55 a.m. – Dog Warden responded to an area in the city of Van Wert for a report of a loose dog. 8:24 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in the city of Van Wert to assist a subject locked out of their vehicle. 9:49 a.m. – Deputies served a […]

POSTED: 11/28/22 at 3:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Christopher A. Stemen, 57, of Lima, passed away Saturday evening, November 26, 2022, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 25, 1965, in Van Wert the son of Harold Doyle Stemen and Martha (Easterling) Garretson, who both preceded him in death. Family survivors include his three sons, Adam (Lindsay) Stemen of Van Wert, […]

POSTED: 11/28/22 at 9:40 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent staff/submitted information The 24th annual Live Nativity Drive Thru has always been in the same location as the church that hosts it, the Jennings Road Church of Christ, until now. This year’s event is a part of Winter Wonderland at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday, December 2-3. The drive-thru will […]

POSTED: 11/27/22 at 11:26 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, News

Greg Yinger/special to the VW independent Brad Vannett has been a Raiders fan since he was 10 years old. “I am still a diehard fan,” Vannett said. “I love my Raiders.” The Van Wert resident, 44, was thrilled when his favorite team opened its new stadium in Las Vegas in 2020. It was his dream […]

POSTED: 11/27/22 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff The Lincolnview Local Schools Board of Education will accept the resignation of treasurer Troy Bowersock during a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, at the Neubrecht Lecture Hall. Bowersock is leaving to become treasurer of the Van Wert City Schools. The board will also decide on a resolution to […]

POSTED: 11/27/22 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Van Wert Fire Department were dispatched to this one-car accident on S. Washington St., near Webster St. at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday. The car was northbound, went off the wet pavement at the curve and struck a pole. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 11/27/22 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information The 11th annual “Lights for Lives” is being called a successful operation, showing what can be accomplished by law enforcement working cooperatively in a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional effort. In the spirit of collaboration, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies in northwest Ohio, including Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Defiance, […]

POSTED: 11/27/22 at 11:12 pm. FILED UNDER: News