The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Five people were sentenced this week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. David Timothy Edwin Seibert, 26, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 124 months (more than 10 years) in prison on two counts of sexual battery, each a felony of the third degree, and one count of unlawful sexual conduct […]

POSTED: 08/21/19 at 2:37 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Shirley A. Baxter, 88, of Van Wert, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert after a brief illness.  She was born June 1, 1931, in Van Wert, the daughter of Walter and Florence (Debolt) Harting, who both preceded her in death. On March 14, 1953, […]

POSTED: 08/21/19 at 2:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Biz Expo & Taste of Van Wert County returns to Wassenberg Art Center on Thursday, October 3.  Businesses can grow their bottom line and visibility in northwest Ohio at this year’s Expo in the stunning, Wassenberg Art Center, 215 S. Washington St. (U.S. 127), the gateway to downtown Van […]

POSTED: 08/21/19 at 5:23 am. FILED UNDER: Top Story

VW independent/submitted information James Stripe, Van Wert County Board of Developmental Disabilities (VWCBDD) superintendent, updated the board on the purchase of a home with Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Capital Housing Funds. A three-bedroom home on Biltmore Avenue was purchased, with DODD Capital Housing Funds covering 90 percent of the purchase. VWCBDD covered the remaining […]

POSTED: 08/21/19 at 5:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information On Tuesday, September 3, the Junior Fair will be hosting its annual Livestock Auction. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. in the new show arena on the south end of the fairgrounds near the livestock barns.  The order of the 2019 livestock sale is the traditional gallon of milk, steers, dairy […]

POSTED: 08/21/19 at 5:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert High School Principal Bob Priest announced that open house for parents of VWHS students will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28. Parents/guardians are asked to meet at 7 that evening in the high school/middle school commons area for introductory comments from Priest. Following that, each of the seven […]

POSTED: 08/21/19 at 5:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — The Convoy Community Days Committee will be holding a Thirty-One Bag Bingo on Saturday, September 28, at the Edgewood Park Building in Convoy. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., Early Bird Bingo will start at 10 a.m., and regular Bingo will follow. Those interested can play 20 games of Bingo for […]

POSTED: 08/21/19 at 5:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The Lincolnview Lady Lancers opened their new volleyball season in impressive fashion by sweeping Van Wert 25-11, 25-20, and 25-22 at Van Wert High School on Tuesday. Lincolnview jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set, with the advantage later ballooning to 17-5 and 20-8, and it seemed the […]

POSTED: 08/20/19 at 9:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Lincolnview dropped the home opener in soccer, falling to Lima Sr. 2-0 on Tuesday. The Lancers (0-2) will play Lima Central Catholic at Spartan Stadium at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

POSTED: 08/20/19 at 9:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information that will help the Van Wert Police Department solve a forgery that occurred at the Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley store, 206 Towne Center Blvd. On August 10, between the hours of 8 and 8:30 p.m., a Hispanic male and female got out of a red […]

POSTED: 08/20/19 at 9:54 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News