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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Thursday January 26, 2023 3:57 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of U.S. 127 in Liberty Township for a disabled vehicle partially in the roadway. 8:08 a.m. – Dog Warden responded to an area of Carmean Street in village of Ohio City for a loose dog. 11:44 a.m. – Deputies along with Ohio City […]

POSTED: 01/27/23 at 9:33 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Eddie L. “Woody” Woodard, Sr., 69, of Van Wert, passed away Tuesday evening, January 24, 2023, at Van Wert Health.  He was born on February 20, 1953, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Virgil G. Woodard and Arliss Elaine (Bates) Woodard, who both preceded him in death. He married Kim T. (Galloway) Hale-Woodard June 3, […]

POSTED: 01/27/23 at 6:05 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Shirley J. Young, 88, of Van Wert, passed away Tuesday evening, January 24, 2023, at Van Wert Health.  She was born October 30, 1934, in Van Wert the daughter of William Dale and Gwendolyn Hyacinth (Jerome) Knodel, who both preceded her in death. She married Robert A. Young October 3, 1954, and he preceded her in […]

POSTED: 01/27/23 at 6:04 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The second of two men facing serious felony charges tied to an early May, 2022 armed burglary and assault in Van Wert has changed his plea. During a hearing held Thursday morning in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court, Kaiden Gilbert, 20, of Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to aggravated burglary, […]

POSTED: 01/27/23 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: Top Story

VW independent staff/submitted information Family entertainment will get wild at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center this spring, as Jeffery Mohr Family Dentistry presents The Wild World of Animals featuring Grant Kemmerer and Friends at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Grant Kemmerer has three decades of experience working with and caring for wild animals and specializes […]

POSTED: 01/27/23 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The College Credit Plus meeting that was scheduled for January 25, then canceled due to inclement weather has been rescheduled from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 1. The meeting will be held in the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. It’s open to high school students and their parents from all county schools. Any students who […]

POSTED: 01/27/23 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 01/27/23 at 4:39 am. FILED UNDER: Kay-toons

VW independent sports Van Wert 48 Shawnee 31 Kyra Welch scored 10 of her 13 points in the second quarter and Van Wert defeated visiting Shawnee 48-31 on Thursday. Welch’s second quarter total included a pair of baskets, a triple and three foul shots. The Cougars trailed 10-8 after the first quarter, then outscored the […]

POSTED: 01/27/23 at 4:38 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Nyla J. Williams, 66, of Van Wert passed away Tuesday evening, January 24, 2023, at VanCrest of Van Wert. She was born on October 24, 1956, in Van Wert, the daughter of Max Owen and Jeraldine June (Bell) Brown, who both preceded her in death. She married the love of her life John G. Williams […]

POSTED: 01/26/23 at 11:27 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Wednesday, January 25, 2023  1:54 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Lincoln Highway in Washington Township to assist a motorist who ran out of gas.   7:06 a.m. – Dispatched Van Wert EMS to a residence on Rosemont Drive in the city of Van Wert for a subject having difficulty breathing.   8:00 a.m. – Dog Warden responded […]

POSTED: 01/26/23 at 9:13 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement