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Friday, Apr. 12, 2024

By Quincy Thompson Get ready to conga! Niswonger Performing Arts Center is thrilled that it’s almost time for “On Your Feet! The Musical”. This Broadway musical takes the stage on Sunday, March 3. Audiences will be transported to the electrifying world of Emilio and Gloria Estefan in this exhilarating production that celebrates the inspiring true […]

POSTED: 02/29/24 at 3:38 pm. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:15 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Burt Street in the City of Van Wert to speak with a resident on a complaint that occurred in the Village of Convoy. 3:41 a.m. – Deputies responded to a commercial alarm at a location on Middle Point Road in Ridge Township. […]

POSTED: 02/29/24 at 10:33 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

VW independent staff Three defendants charged with various crimes appeared before Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Martin Burchfield this week. Here is what happened in each case. Scott Bowman, 21, of Convoy, changed his plea to guilty of the following four charges: obstructing official business, a fifth degree felony; improperly handling firearms in […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 11:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that Morgan A. Jackson has joined the office as an assistant prosecuting attorney, where she will be assisting with adult and juvenile criminal cases, as well as appeals. Ms. Jackson graduated from Indiana University in 2020, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 11:18 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview High School, in conjunction with the Convoy Community Foundation, has established the Portrait of a Graduate Award (PGA) to recognize students who have been observed exhibiting strong moral character, leadership, service, and school pride. Recipients were nominated by faculty, staff and administration. They were awarded gift cards from the Convoy Community Foundation and the […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 11:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The United Way of Van Wert County is now accepting applications for program funding for the 2024 fiscal year. Programs must demonstrate that they are able to measurably, influence specific Van Wert County indicators in the following categories: • Basic Needs• Education• Health• Financial Stability The application period is March 1-28. To be […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 11:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor RAWSON — After struggling offensively in the first half and the first part of the third quarter, No. 12 seed Lincolnview came to life in Wednesday’s Division IV sectional semifinal game at Cory-Rawson. The Lancers were able to erase a six point deficit and rally for a 46-35 victory over the 11th […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — If No. 13 seed Continental had hopes of upsetting No. 5 seed Crestview, those hopes faded pretty quickly. The Knights jumped out to an early double digit lead and rolled to a dominating 58-14 win over the Pirates in the Division IV sectional semifinals at Ray Etzler Gymnasium on Wednesday. […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Larry E. Weldy, age 67, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Born in Van Wert to William C. and Pauline (Doner) Weldy on July 25, 1956, he attended Lincolnview Elementary and Thomas Edison Schools. Larry was involved with 4-H showing the family Jersey cattle at the fair, Boy Scouts, and the Special Olympics. Larry […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 2:06 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:01 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Fort Recovery Road in the Village of Willshire to check an abandoned 911 call. 1:42 p.m. – Deputies took a motor vehicle crash report that occurred on private property in the Village of Convoy. No injuries were reported. 2:37 p.m. – Dispatched […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement