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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Ruth Marie Stump, 90, of Van Wert, died at 1:29 a.m. Friday, October 31, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born November 29, 1923, in Kent, the daughter of the late Med Hardesty and Irene Katheryn (Auer) Granger. On June 29, 1946, she married Richard Orley Stump Sr., who also […]

POSTED: 10/31/14 at 9:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent According to American Electric Power (AEP), there will be a planned power outage on the north side of Van Wert and a portion of the rural areas around the city from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, November 2. According to AEP, the outage is needed to repair a transformer in the area. It […]

POSTED: 10/31/14 at 7:18 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor With Thanksgiving about a month away, Cooper Farms, which has been selected to provide the National Turkey to President Barack Obama this year, has implemented a “Turkey Tour” to let area students see two varieties of turkeys and learn more about the birds. “They (turkeys) seem to be the forgotten bird,” said […]

POSTED: 10/31/14 at 7:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Like falling leaves and colder temperatures, the Ohio Department of Transportation’s snowplow inspection is another sign that winter isn’t far away. Last winter was a record-breaking one for ODOT, with more road salt used (more than 1 million tons), more money spent on snow/ice removal ($119 million) and more snowplow miles driven […]

POSTED: 10/31/14 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

YWCA of VW County information In an ideal world, domestic violence would never happen in our community; would never happen to someone we know or care about. In an ideal world, domestic violence wouldn’t exist. In reality, domestic violence occurs in one’s neighborhoods and amongst family and friends. Anyone can be a victim of domestic […]

POSTED: 10/31/14 at 7:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Buckeye Youth information Buckeye Youth will be having their annual Autumn Adventure Sleepover on Friday, November 7th from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 8.  The event will be held at the heated Ohio State University-Extension meeting room in the Administration Building at the Fairgrounds. There will be a hayride, bonfire, games, prizes, […]

POSTED: 10/31/14 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News, Youth

Crestview High School will present its fall production, “Shrek, The Musical”, on November 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditeria. Ticket sales will begin Tuesday, November 4, in the high school office. Reserved seating is $6. This year’s production involves a cast and crew of 36 students. Shown are Cora Millay as Donkey, Joel Germann […]

POSTED: 10/31/14 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Often, people needing services are unsure of where to find them. Now, they have a place to find information on a variety of services and social programs: 2-1-1. The new program had its rollout Wednesday during a presentation in Van Wert City Council Chambers. Like the 9-1-1 enhanced emergency telephone system the […]

POSTED: 10/30/14 at 5:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Three people were given prison terms during a busy day Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Four people were sentenced overall, two changed their pleas to guilty, three appeared for bond violation hearings and one person was charged with violating a treatment in lieu of conviction program. Drew Kenny, 21, […]

POSTED: 10/30/14 at 5:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

Niswonger PAC information First Federal Savings & Loan of Van Wert proudly presents the world’s first Country music a cappella vocal band, Home Free, at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on January 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. When Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in December 2013, its victory was […]

POSTED: 10/30/14 at 5:37 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News