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Wednesday, May. 22, 2024

Van Wert Police Monday, July 24 – a telecommunications harassment report was taken in the 500 block of E. Main St. Monday, July 24 – someone came to the police department to report identity fraud. Monday, July 24 – took a report of a distraught male in the 1200 block of Lincoln Highway. Monday, July […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 4:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor For the third time in roughly six weeks, a major shakeup has occurred in downtown Van Wert. On the heels of Hall Block’s June dismissal as CEO of Van Wert Forward and the suspension and pending retirement of Brumback Library Director John Carr, Main Street Van Wert Executive Director Joe Dray has […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 1:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Sunday July 30, 2023 12:05 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Middle Point Wetzel Road in Hoaglin Township to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 12:17 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Chestnut Street in the City of Van Wert on a report of a suspicious person in the area. 9:45 […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 12:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Saturday July 29, 2023 12:13 a.m. – Deputies responded to a commercial alarm at a location on Middle Point Road in Ridge Township. 3:05 a.m. – Dispatched Convoy EMS to a residence on Main Street in the Village of Convoy for a subject who had fallen. 3:23 a.m. – Deputies responded to a commercial alarm […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 11:57 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Friday July 28, 2023 7:13 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Lincoln Highway in Pleasant Township to take a complaint of identity theft. 8:00 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Franklin Street in the City of Van Wert to assist a motorist locked out of their vehicle. 12:13 a.m. – Deputies […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 10:26 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Submitted information CONVOY — The Crestview Athletic Department will conduct its annual Meet the Team night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 3, in the high school gym. All 7th-12th grade fall student-athletes and parents are requested to attend. Meet the Team night will give the community the first opportunity to get a look at the 2023 edition […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The colors are presented during Wetzelland 2023, which was held in the Grover Hill area Thursday-Sunday. The four day event featured plenty of motorcycles, vendors, live music and much more. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff PAULDING — State Issue 1 will be the topic of discussion of an informational meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, July 31) at the OSU Extension Center at the Paulding County Fairgrounds in Paulding. The meeting will feature comments from Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and State Representative Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland). All […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff A storm that moved through Van Wert County during the overnight hours on Saturday, July 29, officially dumped 2.47 inches of rain in Wren. According to Van Wert County EMA Director Rick McCoy, some spots east of Wren reported receiving 4.5 inches of rain. McCoy also said Van Wert officially received 1.22 […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association will offer a new match, a Rifle Steel Target Match at the club at 9093 Ringwald Road on Saturday, August 5. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the match will begin at 9:30 a.m. The match will be comprised of targets set at distances between 100-200 […]

POSTED: 07/31/23 at 3:44 am. FILED UNDER: News