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Friday, Apr. 12, 2024

Van Wert Police   Sunday, February 19 – a report was taken for disorderly conduct after the police department received a call for loud music in the 100 block of S. Wall St.   Sunday, February 19 – arrested Hannah Plotts, 18, for OVI and underage consumption while in the Walmart parking lot.   Sunday, February 19 – […]

POSTED: 02/28/23 at 9:12 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Monday February 27, 2023   6:26 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in the City of Van Wert to assist a motorist locked out of their vehicle.   10:38 a.m. – Dispatched Convoy EMS to a residence in the Village of Convoy for a subject having difficulty breathing.   11:38 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Leeson Avenue […]

POSTED: 02/28/23 at 9:10 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Pay raises for Van Wert police officers have been given approval by members of Van Wert City Council. During Monday night’s meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve a new three-year contract with the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. It includes three percent raises in each of the three years. All other items […]

POSTED: 02/28/23 at 4:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Students at Lincolnview Local Schools recently concluded National FFA Week, February 18-25. Under the leadership of Jordan Dues, FFA is the largest and most dynamic student organization at the school. Opportunities for premier leadership development, personal growth, and career success are available to FFA members through advanced training, state and national […]

POSTED: 02/28/23 at 4:41 am. FILED UNDER: Farm, News

Submitted information LIMA — Students entering grades 8-10 have several opportunities to look forward to this summer at Rhodes State College. The Pre-College Programs are taking place June 12-16. Programs are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch included. Registration is now open and programs cost $99 each. Rhodes State’s Pre-College Programs provide […]

POSTED: 02/28/23 at 4:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has selected Crestview High School senior Kennedy Sites (above) and Wayne Trace senior Hannah Maenle as Students of the Month for February. Students are nominated by their high schools to receive this award. Each Student of the Month receives a monetary donation along with […]

POSTED: 02/28/23 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The latest installment of Random Thoughts centers around a loaded district, a rematch between two red-hot teams, the highest scoring team, the best intro, and spring training baseball. Loaded As usual, the Division IV Elida district is loaded. Ottoville, Kalida, Crestview and Delphos St. John’s enter tonight’s doubleheader with a combined record […]

POSTED: 02/28/23 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Here are this week’s high school basketball broadcast schedules for 99.7 WKSD and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM. All games will air live. The weekend schedule will be updated Thursday night. WKSD Tuesday, February 28 – Antwerp vs. Toledo Christian (boys, 6 p.m. tipoff)Tuesday, February 28 – Crestview vs. Delphos St. John’s (boys, 7:30 p.m. […]

POSTED: 02/28/23 at 4:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — Was it a late February tornado or just strong winds? There’s no concrete answer yet but either way, a powerful storm left a trail of damage in the Convoy area Monday afternoon. According to Van Wert County EMA Director Rick McCoy, his office received a call at 3 p.m. from […]

POSTED: 02/27/23 at 9:47 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Sunday February 26, 2023 6:38 a.m. – Dispatched Ohio City Fire for mutual aid in Mercer County, report of smoke in a nursing home. 10:25 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Wren Landeck Road in Liberty Township on a complaint of a stray dog. 10:42 a.m. – Dispatched Wren EMS to a residence […]

POSTED: 02/27/23 at 2:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement