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Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Van Wert independent A Virginia woman was stopped in Van Wert County with two children she had allegedly abducted in that state. Camille M. Crumbly, 29, of Roanoke, Virginia, was arrested by troopers from the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol while driving a U-Haul truck on U.S. 30 in Washington Township. […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 9:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Luanne “Grandma Lu” (Ritchie) Metzger, 65, of Van Wert, went to join her Lord and Savior at 6:58 p.m. Saturday April 28, 2018, to experience eternal life where she can have the sun on her face and work in her yard with her beautiful flowers. That was her love — Her happy place. She was […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 12:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Laura Jane “Peg” Schwartz, 92, of York Township, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born July 10, 1925, in Middle Point, the daughter of James Raymond and Mary Frances (Coil) Lewis, who both preceded her in death. On November 16, 1942, she married […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 12:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional softball and baseball will begin the week of May 7. Here are the results of Sunday’s tournament draw for: Baseball In Division II, the No. 5 seed Van Wert Cougars will host Wauseon on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m. The winner will take on […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 8:41 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent WILLSHIRE — One person was killed and another life-flighted to a Fort Wayne, Indiana, hospital as a result of a one-car accident that occurred Sunday evening on Ohio 81. Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach stated that his office received a 9-1-1 call at 7:26 p.m. Sunday about a possible two-car […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Health Pediatrics is proud to welcome Teri Grothaus, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP), to its pediatric team in Van Wert. Grothaus will join pediatric providers Jane Sande, M.D., and Allison Harting, Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP). “We are excited to have Teri join our pediatric team,” shared Dr. Sande.  “She has […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: Business

VW independent/submitted information ROCKFORD – Lisa Rolfes, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), recently joined the practice at Van Wert Health Family Medicine Associates, located in Rockford. Rolfes will join medical staff providers Dr. Jerry Sell, Dr. Norman Means, and Rona Dellinger, APRN, CNP. “Lisa is a tremendous addition to Van Wert […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 7:10 am. FILED UNDER: Business

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, has selected Haley M. Michaud, a senior at Crestview High School, and Alexandra P. Crow, a senior at Lincolnview High School, as recipients of the Students of the Month for April. Students are nominated by their high schools to receive this award. […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 7:07 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

It was fun in Tinseltown (above) on Saturday as Van Wert High School students selected “Hollywood Nights” for their junior-senior prom, which was held in the Van Wert Middle School gymnasium. Attendants for this year’s prom were also costumed as well-known Hollywood stars. Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WILMINGTON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office partnered with the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) to provide peace officers and prosecutors from across the state training on the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from fatal opioid overdoses. Approximately 175 people attended the training at Southern State Community College […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: News