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Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2024

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Being on stage isn’t anything new for Van Wert High School senior Mackenzie Jones. Among her many accomplishments in high school – theater, including the role of Dorothy in the upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz, OMEA State Chorus, and marching band field commander. She put that experience to use and […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 11:18 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Plenty of talent was on display during Friday night’s Peony Pageant at LifeHouse Church in Van Wert. Queen Jubilee candidates belted out tunes and displayed other talents during the competition. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 11:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Middle Point resident Paul Andrew Guinther officially joined Ohio’s “Saved by the Belt” Club on Wednesday, after his safety belt saved him from sustaining life-threatening injuries during an October 11, 2022, crash on U.S. 224 in Van Wert County. Lt. Joseph R. Sisco, Commander of the Van Wert Post of the […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 11:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Just announced – Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, a night of pure improv comes to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 14. This Van Wert Live fall feature is presented by Laing Family Dentistry: Drs. Kevin and Robert Laing. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is New York City’s award-winning all-improvised comedy […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 11:16 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff The Van Wert Municipal Building will close at 11:30 a.m. on Good Friday, April 7, and the Van Wert County Courthouse and Annex will close at 12 p.m. on Friday.

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 11:15 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks have selected Lincolnview High School senior Morgan Anspach (above) and Van Wert High School senior Mackenzie N. Jones (below) as Students of the Month for March. Students are nominated by their high schools to receive this award. Each Student of the Month receives a […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 11:15 pm. FILED UNDER: News

There’s a spiffy new scoreboard at Russell Fisher Field, the home of the Van Wert High School varsity baseball team. The new scoreboard was made possible by various local sponsors. Photo courtesy of Eric McCracken

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Local spring sports coaches are reminded to send scores, scorebook pages and/or links, statistics and other relevant information to sports@thevwindependent.com after each event. Doing so helps the VW independent provide the best possible coverage of your spring sports athletes.

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thursday March 30, 2023   3:08 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Decatur Road in the village of Willshire to check the welfare of a subject.   6:59 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of U.S. 33 in Willshire Township to check for an injured deer.   9:02 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Slane Road […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 8:07 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The sanitary sewer project at Eggerss Stadium is all but done and now work will shift toward concrete restoration and turf installation at the downtown Van Wert stadium. During Wednesday’s monthly meeting, the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education hired Trisco Systems Inc. of Lima for the concrete restoration portion of […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 3:52 am. FILED UNDER: News