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Sunday, Apr. 21, 2024

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Work at Eggerss Stadium is on schedule – perhaps even a bit ahead of schedule. That was the word during Wednesday’s meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education. Superintendent Mark Bagley said the massive renovation project is progressing as planned or even better, and Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton shared […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 9:52 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Sentencing is scheduled for next month for a Van Wert woman accused of assaulting a Van Wert police officer. During a hearing held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, Latricia Darst, 34, changed her plea to guilty to assault, a fourth degree felony, and OVI, a first degree misdemeanor. […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 9:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Some downtown Van Wert streets will be closed at various times for this weekend’s Peony Festival. The pending closures are listed below. 2023 Peony Festival – The festival will be in Fountain Park will be Friday and Saturday, June 2-3 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Set up time for the event will […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 9:50 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Family, friends, and associate school representatives recently gathered at the annual Vantage Career Center awards ceremony to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of graduating seniors. Awards of Distinction and scholarships highlighted the event, which was held at the Van Wert High School gymnasium. Dan Bowers, owner of Advanced Chassis and recent […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 9:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Early Childhood Center recently received a check for $5,000 from the United Way of Van Wert County. The money was given on behalf of the New Initiative Fund, which allows local tax exempt organizations to apply for help with a one-time need or project. The money will aid in the purchase of two […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 9:47 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Eggerss Stadium is getting closer to the installation of artificial turf. Crews removed the grass and have been putting a new stone base down inside the downtown stadium. Weather permitting, actual turf installation will start in the coming weeks and could be done by mid-July. Photos courtesy of Larry Mengerink

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 9:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Police Sunday, May 21 – a resident reported telephone harassment. Sunday, May 21 – a resident reported an incident of telephone harassment. Sunday, May 21 – received a report of criminal mischief in the 900 block of Leeson Ave. Monday, May 22 – a person was reported to be disorderly in the 1000 […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 9:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Patricia L. Hanick, 77, of Rockford, passed away Monday, May 29, 2023, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing at Shane Hill, where she had been a resident since 2018. She was born on December 14, 1945, in Youngstown, the daughter of Louis J. and Sara (Keenan) Anker, who both preceded her in death. She married Joseph […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 12:21 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Tuesday May 30, 2023 1:23 a.m. – Deputies made a routine traffic stop on Old Tile Factory Road in Pleasant Township. During the investigation the subject was not able to complete field sobriety test. Nathan E Snyder, 23, of Bluffton, Indiana was issued a citation for driving while under the influence. He was transported to the […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 8:21 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

VW independent staff A warm but dry weekend appears to be in store for this weekend’s Peony Festival in downtown Van Wert. As in previous years, the schedule of events for the June 2-4 festival is a full one. The list of events includes the always popular Grand Parade, which will begin at 5 p.m. […]

POSTED: 05/31/23 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: News