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Sunday, Apr. 21, 2024

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Independence Day wouldn’t the same without Van Wert’s annual Holiday at Home celebration and two more offerings have been announced for the Tuesday, July 4 event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Van Wert County Historical Society at 602 N. Washington St. The Van Wert Area Model […]

POSTED: 06/30/23 at 9:15 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information COLUMBUS — This Fourth of July holiday weekend, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging Ohioans to put safety first when it comes to fireworks. Since last year, Ohioans may legally discharge 1.4G consumer fireworks in Ohio on certain days throughout the year unless the relevant political subdivision has chosen to […]

POSTED: 06/30/23 at 9:11 pm. FILED UNDER: News

After 22 years on the force and a total of 31 years of public service, Van Wert Police Officer Shane Stabler is retiring. He was honored during a ceremony on Thursday. Stabler served over four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force and six years in the Air National Guard. He joined the […]

POSTED: 06/30/23 at 9:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association will host a military bolt gun match on Saturday, July 8, at the Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Club at 9093 Ringwald Road. The safety briefing will be held at 9:30 a.m. and the match will start at 9:45 a.m. Any military bolt rifle may be […]

POSTED: 06/30/23 at 9:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Thursday June 29, 2023 5:12 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location on U.S. 127 in Hoaglin Township to check an abandoned 911 call. 9:16 a.m. – Dog Warden responded to an area of Lincoln Highway in Ridge Township on a complaint of a loose dog on the property. 10:43 a.m. – Deputies responded to […]

POSTED: 06/30/23 at 8:08 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Submitted information DELPHOS — The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in partnership with the Delphos Police Department, will team up tonight (Friday, June 30) in Delphos to remove impaired drivers from roadways in Van Wert County. As part of the effort, the Ohio State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Delphos […]

POSTED: 06/30/23 at 7:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor If all goes as scheduled, the transformation of Eggerss Stadium will continue next week with perhaps the most anticipated part of the project, the installation of artificial turf. During Thursday’s meeting of the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Mark Bagley said the installation process is on track to begin […]

POSTED: 06/29/23 at 9:13 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor When it comes to the safety and security of district finances, Van Wert City Schools Treasurer Troy Bowersock is taking every precaution. During his report to the school board on Thursday, Bowersock said he recently enrolled district checking accounts at First Financial Bank in a program called Positive Pay. “Basically every time […]

POSTED: 06/29/23 at 9:12 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Reverse angle parking is now available along Jefferson Street, just off W. Main St in downtown Van Wert. Temporary lines were put down this week and the concept of backing into diagonal spaces will be tested through the end of the year. Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 06/29/23 at 9:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff Van Wert’s annual Independence Day parade will be held Saturday, July 1. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and travel straight down Main St., from the YWCA to the YMCA. Other holiday offerings, including Holiday at Home and the fireworks, will be held on Tuesday, July 4.

POSTED: 06/29/23 at 9:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News