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Friday, Mar. 1, 2024

VW independent staff/submitted information It’s open to big dogs, small dogs and all dogs in between. The Van Wert County Humane Society’s annual Easter Dog Bone Hunt is set for 12 p.m. April 8, at the Van Wert Community Dog Park. According to Humane Society Board Secretary Kirsten Barnhart, this year’s event will feature over […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff DELPHOS — Ohio 66 and Cleveland Ave. in the city of Delphos will now close on Monday, April 17, for approximately 200 days for full depth reconstruction. Work was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, April 3. The project will impact Ohio 66 between S. Franklin St. and E. 1st St,, and […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 23, which is being called a historic state transportation budget for fiscal years 2024-25. According to State Representative Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland), one of the biggest wins was an amendment to raise the statutory limits on force accounts, which creates significant financial […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert High School Theatre Department tickets for the upcoming spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz.” Performance dates are 7 p.m. April 13-15, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased online at, at Brewed Expressions Cafe from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, or at the door on performance […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 3:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports Baseball Crestview 3 Hicksville 2 CONVOY — The Knights opened their season in exciting fashion by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim a 3-2 win over Hicksville on Thursday. Trailing 2-0, Crestview’s runs came on a steals of home by Levi Grace, Parker Speith and Isaac Kline, […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Van Wert opened the Western Buckeye League portion of the schedule with a 5-0 home loss to Elida on Thursday. Here are the results of each match: First singles: Jaden Neuman (E) defeated Keaton Foster (VW) 6-2, 6-0 Second singles: Ben Osman (E) defeated Aaron Reichert (VW) 6-0, 6-0 Third singles: Dylan […]

POSTED: 03/31/23 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police Monday, March 20 – a female reported being assaulted in the 700 block of W. Main St. Monday, March 20 – an incident of disorderly conduct was reported in the 100 block of S. Washington St. The incident remains under investigation. Monday, March 20 – a possible violation of a court order […]

POSTED: 03/30/23 at 12:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Wednesday March 29, 2023 2:47 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Rockford Road in the village of Willshire on a report of two subjects running through various properties. 6:17 a.m. – Deputies responded to the village of Willshire to check the area for the report of a possible impaired driver. 7:05 a.m. – […]

POSTED: 03/30/23 at 10:07 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Start planning and preparing now – that was the message given to local elected officials, law enforcement, first responders, business leaders and others on Wednesday. They gathered at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center for the first planning meeting and to learn about what to expect on Monday, April 8, 2024, when a […]

POSTED: 03/30/23 at 3:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor A longtime administrator in the Van Wert City Schools is calling it a career. Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton is retiring at the end of the current school year. His resignation was accepted (reluctantly) during Wednesday’s Van Wert City Schools Board of Education meeting. His resignation will officially take effect July 31, at […]

POSTED: 03/30/23 at 3:42 am. FILED UNDER: News