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Following a recommendation this week from the Governor's Office to shorten the season due to concerns that COVID-19 may spike in early winter, the Ohio... [Read More]
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The Van Wert County General Health District is reporting two new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 66 cases. Both new cases are... [Read More]
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Vantage Superintendent Rick Turner wears a mask during Thursday's meeting of the Vantage Board of Education. Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Like other... [Read More]
VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation has announced the cancelation of all ticketed Van Wert Live events at all venues, due... [Read More]
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Eaton Corporation recently donated $10,000 to the Van Wert County Humane Society to be used towards operating expenses. The animals, staff, and volunteers are extremely excited... [Read More]
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Note: The latest installment of the Friday Flashback takes us back to Week No. 9 of the 2015 high school football season, when the Van... [Read More]
VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — In a second test administered Thursday in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19. First Lady Fran DeWine... [Read More]
Submitted information Mike DeWine COLUMBUS — On Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took a test for COVID-19 as part of the standard protocol to greet... [Read More]
Mary Kathryn (Davis) Hargesheimer, 97, of Van Wert, passed away Wednesday morning, August 5, 2020, at Hearth and Home of Van Wert. Mary Kathryn Hargesheimer She... [Read More]
Van Wert independent sports CELINA — The Lincolnview Lady Lancers began the 2020 fall sports season by placing seventh out of 10 teams at the... [Read More]
With the health and safety of everyone involved as the top concern and due to the large size of the event, the Ohio High School... [Read More]
New batting cages (above) were recently installed at Jubilee Park. photos provided VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Parks & Recreation Department recently completed two... [Read More]
DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Van Wert man was sentenced to prison on a drug count, while a city woman was convicted following a jury trial,... [Read More]
VW independent/submitted information The YWCA of Van Wert County Victim Services Department will once again be bathing the town in purple lights for the month... [Read More]
VW independent/submitted information MIDDLE POINT — The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association will be hosting a CMP-sanctioned Modern Military match on Saturday, August 15, at... [Read More]
VW independent/submitted information Pastor Chris Farmer and the congregation of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert will welcome the Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey to... [Read More]
Call for art! Whoa … isn't life weird (and a little scary)? Impact! We are now accepting art for our next exhibit Impact!. Bring us your... [Read More]
VW independent/submitted information LATTY TOWNSHIP — One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Ohio 114 in Paulding County. According... [Read More]
Van Wert independent sports Ohio State's revised 10-game conference-only football schedule for 2020 was released on Wednesday morning by the Big Ten. The schedule, if... [Read More]
SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor COLUMBUS – It appears a decision on whether or not to play high school contact sports in Ohio may come at... [Read More]
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