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Allie Brown (center with crown) was crowned as 2023 Van Wert High School homecoming queen prior to Friday night’s football game against Ottawa-Glandorf. The Cougars won the game in thrilling fashion, 28-21. A full game story and pictures can be found on the Sports page. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 11:53 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Local youngsters will be pleased to learn there will be no shortage of opportunities to load up on Halloween candy in the downtown Van Wert area and beyond on Saturday, October 28. Here is a list of events and times taking place that day. First United Methodist Church’s trunk or treat […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 11:52 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Director Matt Damschroder has announced the agency will use an $850,000 Process and Technology Improvement Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the recertification process for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. “This grant will allow us to utilize text […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 11:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff The week of October 2 will be a busy one for the Vantage Career Center Board of Education. The board will hold two special meetings, 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, and 6 p.m. Thursday, October 5. The board will then hold its regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. All three meetings will […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 11:50 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Just chalk it up as another Van Wert/Ottawa-Glandorf classic. The Cougars took their first lead with 1:18 left in the game, then held on for a 28-21 homecoming win over the Titans Friday night at Eggerss Stadium. The victory snapped a two game losing streak and improved Van Wert’s record to 4-3 […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 11:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports BLUFFTON — Make it an incredible five straight shutouts for state-ranked Bluffton (No. 6, Division VI). The Pirates (7-0, 4-0 NWC) intercepted a pair of Bryson Penix passes and held Crestview’s high-powered offense to just 207 total yards in a 21-0 victory over the Knights. The loss knocked the Crestview out of […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 11:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Here are final scores of area high school football games played on Friday, September 29. GMC Antwerp 30 Wayne Trace 27Fairview 44 Edgerton 35Paulding 48 Hicksville 21Tinora 14 Ayersville 8 MAC Coldwater 41 Delphos St. John’s 7Marion Local 49 Fort Recovery 0Minster 34 Parkway 8St. Henry 13 New Bremen 10Versailles 41 Anna […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 9:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thursday September 28, 2023 2:10 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Ohio 81 in Willshire Township for an injured deer in the roadway. 3:11 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of U.S. 30 in Ridge Township to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 5:18 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 8:37 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

John H. Ladd, 86, of Grover Hill, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana.  John was born on January 21, 1937, in Delphos to Harry and Esther (Ziegler) Ladd, Sr., who both preceded him in death. He married Sylvia Stahlman, August 25, 1962, who survives in Grover Hill. […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor At approximately 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, all radios, televisions and cell phones will show or receive a emegency alert message but don’t worry – it’s only a test. FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts […]

POSTED: 09/29/23 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: News