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Saturday, May. 25, 2024

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: 02/08/24 at 7:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the people of Van Wert, Operation Christmas Child had a successful season in your area. Across the U.S., the Samaritan’s Purse project collected 10 million shoebox gifts in 2023. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2023, the ministry is now sending over 11.3 million […]

POSTED: 02/08/24 at 7:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

A letter to Dr. John Eversman, his family, and his patients,  For 93 years and over four generations, my family has provided dental care for community. And alongside of us, for 53 of those years, was the service and skill of Dr. John Eversman.  I knew my whole life I wanted to be a dentist. […]

POSTED: 01/11/24 at 7:43 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: As we enter the winter season, we are delighted to share some unique things that are happening at The Marsh Foundation. This season, we are incredibly proud of our students and staff and their unwavering commitment to making The Marsh a place for growth, opportunity, and innovation. Student Council: Paving the Way for […]

POSTED: 12/11/23 at 9:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I offer these observations as an open letter to our locally elected officials and their teams. Recently, Van Wert County performed their legally obligated revaluation of real estate in the county. Many of us had heard on the news the increases in values would be substantial, which frankly isn’t surprising given recent […]

POSTED: 09/21/23 at 8:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: November 3-11 are the dates for John Paulding Historical Society’s upcoming Festival of Trees. The theme chosen this year is “A Story Book Christmas.” Use your creativity to decorate a tree or room. Do you have a favorite holiday storybook? Maybe you have special memories about a Christmas tale read to you […]

POSTED: 09/21/23 at 9:54 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The institutions in our country have gradually fallen apart, slowly, then rapidly these last three years. You can see it when you call a bank. The business model has fallen apart. 20-year-olds who are beginning management careers for banks don’t introduce themselves. They don’t seem to be trained. They don’t know who […]

POSTED: 06/15/23 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a caregiver, I know the importance of diagnosing cancer early. Unfortunately, many cancers lack screening, leading them to be detected at later stages when there may be fewer treatment options depending on the type of cancer. Thanks to innovative new technology, companies are rolling out new blood tests that can detect […]

POSTED: 05/17/23 at 5:57 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a third generation egg farmer and a proud member of this community, I understand the importance of nutritious food, giving back and being a good neighbor. I would like to thank West Ohio Food Bank in Lima, Ohio, for being a vital resource for food insecure families in west Ohio and […]

POSTED: 04/05/23 at 6:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We need strong leadership to represent all of the people. That is exactly what commissioner candidate Kyle Gehres’ platform says, yet Mr. Gehres is completely ignoring a large part of our county’s voter base. He chose to speak at a Meet the Candidates event for the Van Wert County Democratic Party. He […]

POSTED: 10/14/22 at 8:38 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor