The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Editor’s note: The VW independent is publishing what it judges to be the Top 10 local stories of 2022. Articles featuring three top stories have been published Wednesday-Friday and the feature concludes today with No. 1. SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor No. 1: voters approve Eggerss Stadium improvement issue Months of campaigning paid off with the May […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 11:06 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp placed a friendly wager ahead of the College Football Playoff semifinal between The Ohio State University and the University of Georgia at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. This year, Governor DeWine offered some of Ohio’s famous buckeye candies from Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes in […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information The John Paulding Historical Society participated in a program to make Christmas a little brighter for American service men and women. During its annual Festival of Trees, which was held in November, the historical society asked visitors to sign cards for deployed troops who wouldn’t be home for Christmas, as part […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — A late second quarter run was just what was needed by Crestview on Friday. Trailing Ottoville 23-19 with 1:39 left until the break, the Knights went on a 6-0 run, including a buzzer beating bucket by Mitch Temple to grab a 25-23 lead at halftime. From there, Crestview turned in […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 11:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview used a big second half to defeat Ottoville 65-45 on Friday. Pictured are Crestview’s Nate Lichtle (25), Wren Sheets (33) and Gavin Etzler (1). Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 11:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Lincolnview was held to single digits in each of the four quarters and the Lancers fell to Fort Recovery 48-30 Friday night. The Indians led 13-9 after one quarter then used a 12-3 second quarter scoring advantage to lead 25-12 at halftime. It was 33-19 after three quarters. Austin Bockrath led Lincolnview […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 11:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Commemorating First Baptist Church’s 175th Anniversary, the congregation took special offerings to present a gift to the community. The total raised was $6400 and this gift was given to support three organizations promoting the Gospel in the Van Wert community: PLC Health Clinic, Van Wert LifeWise Academy, and Lincolnview Bible Board. Pictured is Mark Fast, […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 10:20 am. FILED UNDER: Church

The driver of this car had to extricated after it rolled over in an accident on Greenville Road, near Peter Collins Road Thursday afternoon. According to the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, the driver, Charles David Profit of Van Wert failed to negotiate a curve, causing the 2021 Subaru Legacy to go off the road […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 9:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

Thursday December 29, 2022 12:19 a.m. – Deputies responded to a commercial alarm on Middle Point Road in Ridge Township. 6:33 a.m. – Deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash on Ohio 81 in York Township involving a deer. No injuries reported. 8:35 a.m. – Deputies served a warrant issued by Van Wert Municipal Court […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 9:51 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Editor’s note: The VW independent is publishing what it judges to be the Top 10 local stories of 2022. Articles featuring three top stories have appeared each day since Wednesday. The top story will be published on Saturday, December 31. SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor No. 4 – New council members take office Four new members of […]

POSTED: 12/30/22 at 4:43 am. FILED UNDER: News