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Saturday, Jun. 22, 2024

Submitted information Central Insurance has announced the appointment of Richard Staropoli to its Board of Directors, effective October 27. Staropoli’s extensive cyber security background, impressive investigative experience, and exceptional leadership make him an invaluable addition to Central Insurance. “Richard possesses the qualities and qualifications that align with Central’s vision and values. He will undoubtedly play […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 3:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Business

David “Dave” Kimmey, 81, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Vancrest Assisted Living. He was born on September 15, 1942, in Paulding County. He was the son of Ernest Kimmey and Ova Hesper (Roberts) Kimmey, who both preceeded him in death. He married the former Janet Shaner on September 28, 1963 and together they […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 3:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Sunday October 29, 2023 2:02 a.m. – Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Ohio 118 in Liberty Township. The incident was investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 2:36 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location in the City of Van Wert to assist the Van Wert Police. 2:51 a.m. […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 12:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Saturday October 28, 2023 1:10 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of U.S. 224 in Jackson Township for a motor vehicle crash involving a deer. No injuries were reported. 6:21 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Shenk Road in Washington Township on a report of the stop sign missing. 9:23 a.m. – […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 11:56 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Friday October 27, 2023 1:10 a.m. – Dispatched Convoy EMS to a residence on Linn Street in the Village of Convoy for a subject with shortness of breath and shoulder pain. 5:30 a.m. – Deputies responded to a location on Greenville Road in Liberty Township for a motor vehicle involving a deer. No injuries were […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 9:58 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

An accident involving a Van Wert City Schools bus and a pole knocked out power to sizable portion of Van Wert Monday morning. According to Police Chief Doug Weigle, a bus was attempting to back out of a parking lot in the 400 block of Center St. when it backed into the pole. Van Wert […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor TIFFIN — Goal set and goal met. Van Wert is headed to the 2023 OHSAA Cross Country State Championships at Fortress Obetz this weekend. The Cougars qualified for state by finishing third at Saturday’s Division II regionals at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin. Van Wert and Shelby actually tied for second (92 team […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 3:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Van Wert Cougars (above) qualified for the Division II state cross country meet after finishing third at regionals in Tiffin on Saturday. Pictured below are Lincolnview’s Brynleigh Moody, Lincolnview’s Evan Johns and Crestview’s Logan Foudy. Photos courtesy of Monica Campbell

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 3:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor This week’s Monday Mailbag includes questions about the 16-team per region playoff format as it pertains to Crestview, a venue question and Ryan Day. Q: You’ve made it pretty clear that you don’t like the 16-team football playoff format. What do you think of it now after Crestview’s win over Tiffin Calvert, […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Here are this weekend’s high school playoff and college football regular season broadcast schedules for radio stations 99.7 WKSD and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM. All games will air live. Friday, November 3 WKSD: Crestview at Lima Central Catholic (6:30 p.m. pregame, 7 p.m. kickoff)WERT: Van Wert at Shelby (6:30 p.m. pregame, 7 p.m. kickoff) […]

POSTED: 10/30/23 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports