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Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

The VW independent welcomes the opinions of readers in the form of letters to the editor, provided the submissions are in good taste and refrain from attacking individuals. The VW independent has the right to decide whether or not any reader submission will be published. Letters may be subject to editing and may not be […]

POSTED: 10/06/22 at 12:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Marsh Foundation was able to celebrate its 100th anniversary of serving children and families the weekend of September 16 and 17 thanks to the ongoing generous support of the Van Wert community. When George H. Marsh passed away in 1920, he left behind a lasting legacy as a man who had […]

POSTED: 10/06/22 at 12:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was enacted into law to ensure that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. […]

POSTED: 10/03/22 at 1:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: A vote for Issue 1 is a vote to protect public safety. • Earlier this year, four justices on the Ohio Supreme Court said that Ohio judges could no longerconsider public safety when setting bail, even for dangerous and violent offenders.• The court majority upended decades of law, disregarded their own Rules […]

POSTED: 09/20/22 at 1:17 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Vantage Career Center has a .8 mill renewal levy on the ballot November 8. There are no new taxes involved with this levy, but rather a continuation of the support taxpayers have provided to our district since 1989. Details of this operating levy renewal include: ● First on the ballot in 1989● […]

POSTED: 09/15/22 at 1:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Veterans Day was observed again this year on Thursday, September 1, at the Van Wert County Fair. Again this year, Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ from Convoy provided free meals to all the veterans on this special day. He has done this for several years. On behalf of the Van Wert County veterans I […]

POSTED: 09/06/22 at 6:08 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On behalf of the Eggerss Stadium Renovation Committee, we would like to thank the following individuals, businesses, and groups who supported the effort to pass the levy for the purpose of preserving and renovating Eggerss Stadium: All of the yes voters in the district, VW Class of 1966, VW Class of 1973, […]

POSTED: 05/09/22 at 9:51 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Where there is no vision the people will perish.  Fortunately for the city of Van Wert, the Van Wert County Foundation has supplied us with a vision that that will carry us well into the 21st century and beyond. Rehabilitating the Van Wert downtown district through the purchase and renovation of 50 […]

POSTED: 04/28/22 at 4:46 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We’d like to give a shout-out to all the hard work of the Stadium Renovation Committee and voice our support of the May 3 vote for the bond issue to renovate Eggerss Stadium.  We are proud Lincolnview grads and our children graduated from Lincolnview. We have fond memories of attending Van Wert […]

POSTED: 04/28/22 at 4:42 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing to show my support for the bond issue to renovate Eggerss Stadium.   As someone who has played, coached, and been a spectator, I have witnessed the greatness as well as the limitations of this iconic stadium. The renovation plan will eliminate those limitations and will leave little doubt as to […]

POSTED: 04/26/22 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor