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VW Sheriff places dog warden on paid leave
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM


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VAN WERT — Van Wert County Dog Warden Rich Strunkenburg has been placed on paid administrative leave by Van Wert Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach pending an investigation into substandard conditions at the animal shelter on Bonnewitz Ave.

“On Sunday, my office got a call from a person concerned with conditions out at the shelter at the Humane Society,” Riggenbach began. “So I had a unit go out and see what we had and I’m not going to get into specifics of what we found but it was not what was acceptable to me, so I initiated an investigation that started Sunday.”

VW Court news
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM

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VAN WERT — On Tuesday, the Van Wert Common Pleas Court had two probation violation hearing. On Wednesday, there was one arraignment, one change of plea and five sentencings.



Adam Stripe, 37, Van Wert, admitted violating his probation by using heroin and by failing to report to probation. He was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions plus 60 days jail now and additional 60 days jail at a later date. Twelve months prison was deferred.

From the Archives — July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

A few good ol’ boys from Van Wert attended the Three Rivers Raft Race on Saturday in Fort Wayne. The group of men known as the A-Billys include Alan Art, Andy Tracy, Adam Brower and Craig Black. They successfully finished the two-mile race in an Astro van that looks like The Mystery Machine.


Local 4-Hers qualify for 2014 Ohio State Fair
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM

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Club Leadership:

Maggie Cripe Ridge Buckeyes

Food & Nutrition

Yeast Breads on the Rise

Katelyn Welch – Bunny Hoppers

Limited edition Van Wert County Fair collector’s basket now available
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM
2014 VW Fair keepsake basket.

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VAN WERT — A long-standing tradition of the annual Van Wert County Fair is to offer a commemorative basket to fairgoers and basket collectors. These make a fun keepsake for yourself and an excellent gift for family and friends. They are offered at a reduced price by the Fairgrounds as a service to the local community.