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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Van Wert independent news PAULDING — A man is being sought in connection with a robbery attempt that occurred at the Charloe Store Gas Station in rural Paulding County. Deputies from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery in progress at the gas station-convenience store  at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday. According to the […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 11:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Harlan R. Kaiser, 87, passed away Friday morning, April 29, 2016, at his residence in Van Wert. He was born July 31, 1928, in Edon, the son of Raymond George and Jennie Fern (Dove) Kaiser, who both preceded him in death. On June 14, 1951, he married the former Donna Joan Brown, who survives. Other […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 11:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

The Van Wert High School Junior Class would like to invite the public to a prom open house today from 2-4 p.m. in the Van Wert Middle School gymnasium. This year, students chose “Phantom of the Opera … Masquerade” as the theme. Those attending should enter the open house on the north side of the building, […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 8:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Editor’s note: This is the third and final article in a three-part series detailing results of the 2015 Van Wert County Community Health Assessment. This article centers on youth health assessment results. DAVE MOSIER/independent editor While Van Wert County young people mirror state and national statistics in some of their health findings, there were still […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

Students from Van Wert Middle School hold up signs they created when they took a Stand Against Racism Friday afternoon. YWCA Executive Director Kimberly Laudick said a number of local schools took part in the event, including Lincolnview, Crestview, Vantage Career Center. People in the community were also encouraged to take “selfies” in connection with […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Although 2014 “The Voice” winner Craig Wayne Boyd had to cancel his original performance at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center because a freak snowstorm kept him in Nashville, Tennessee, his make-up date Friday night had a capacity crowd on its feet at times as he entertained with a variety of country and bluegrass tunes. Opening […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 7:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Members of Midwest Electric recently donated $16,050 to 18 west-central Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative’s Community Connection Fund. Since the program started in 1998, the Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund has provided $920,333 to 747 area projects. Local projects for which funds were donated include the following: American Red […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Those people or organizations planning to serve food at concerts or other events will likely need a license, according to the Van Wert County Health Department. The Health Department reminds the public that Ohio Revised Code Chapter
3717 says that no person, organization, or government entity shall
operate a food service operation without a […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Main Street Van Wert will be having its third Hidden Spaces tour event from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13. As it has the past two years, Main Street is sponsoring a self-guided tour through the upper floors of several downtown buildings to see the “unfinished, untouched, and maybe surprising,” spaces hiding just […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 7:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Republican Central Committee is hosting another Friday luncheon on Friday, May 6, at the Van Wert Elks Lodge off Van Wert-Decatur Road. This month’s speaker will be Linda Walker of the National Rifle Association. For the past decade, Walker has been a tireless fighter in support of Americans’ […]

POSTED: 04/30/16 at 7:23 am. FILED UNDER: News