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10 hrs ago | The Times Bulletin

Dog Warden fired

BY ED GEBERT DHI Median Editor egebert@timesbulletin.com VAN WERT -- After viewing and discussing the results of an investigation by the Van Wert County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday morning, the Van Wert County Commissioners announced the firing of County Dog Warden Rich Strunkenberg.

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Related Topix: Van Wert, OH

10 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Van Wert County Humane Society

Van Wert County's Dog Warden has been terminated following an investigation into the conditions found at the animal shelter he supervised.

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19 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Three injured in Van Wert County crash

Three people were injured Wednesday night in Van Wert County when a driver failed to stop, according to a statement released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Van Wert, OH

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Daily Herald

Van Wert County Court news

Denver Workman, 47, Lima, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of illegal use of supplemental nutrition benefits, a felony of the fifth degree.

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Related Topix: Wren, OH, Fort Jennings, OH, Van Wert, OH

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Times Bulletin

Locals talk flooding and storms

Floods and tornadoes were the main topics of discussion Tuesday when representatives of FEMA and Ohio EMA personnel met with local officials at the Van Wert County Emergency Management Agency.

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Related Topix: Willshire, OH, Weather, Van Wert, OH, Delphos, OH, Ohio City, OH

The Daily Herald

Van Wert County Fairgrounds Gospel Pavilion to be rebuilt for 2015

Another building change at the Van Wert County Fair was announced on Monday. The Gospel Pavilion will be taken down and replaced for this year's fair, with a tent covering the current stage area.

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The Times Bulletin

Gospel Pavilion to be rebuilt for 2015

Another building change at the Van Wert County Fair was announced on Monday. The Gospel Pavilion will be taken down and replaced for this year's fair, with a tent covering the current stage area.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Indiana's NewsCenter

Van Wert Dog Warden: Situation "Blown Out Of Proportion"

"If they'd taken better care of their dogs, they wouldn't have ended up here in the first place."

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Related Topix: Van Wert, OH

Decatur Daily Democrat

Storm batters Willshire area

Broken limbs and downed power lines were evident along Ohio 81 early Sunday afternoon after storms carrying high winds passed through the area.

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Related Topix: Willshire, OH, Weather

The Times Bulletin

Fair entry deadline nears

The Van Wert County Fair Office, located at 1055 S. Washington, is open for all fair business daily.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Times Bulletin

Grade cards have evolved over the years

By now students have received the last vestige of their school year in a report card that told them how well they did and if they were sent to the next grade.

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Related Topix: Allen County, OH, Spencerville, OH, Education Etc.

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Toledo Blade

Clean energy-advocates regroup

The $600 million Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert and Paulding counties was Ohio's largest single investment in 2011.

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Related Topix: Marcy Kaptur, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Ohio, Ohio Government

Indiana's NewsCenter

Protesters Surround Van Wert Humane Society

The Van Wert county Sheriff called it "unacceptable living conditions" and it took four days to clean up what was left behind from sheltered animals that were neglected.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Times Bulletin

Scarborough Fair brings the music of Simon & Garfunkel to Van Wert

New Jersey duo Jeb and Jock Guthrie brought their Simon and Garfunkel tribute, Scarborough Fair to Fountain Park in Van Wert Friday evening.

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Related Topix: Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel, Folk, Van Wert, OH

The Times Bulletin

Food Pantry nearly out of food

What happens when the organization helping to feed the less fortunate runs out of food? We will soon find out.

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Related Topix: Van Wert, OH

Crescent-News.com

Officials investigate Van Wert dog pound conditions

Van Wert County dog warden Rich Strunkenberg was placed on paid administrative leave this week pending a criminal investigation into conditions at the county animal shelter.

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Related Topix: Van Wert, OH

The Daily Herald

Wetzel welcomes 28th motorcycle party

It's a party with a purpose. The Wetzel Motorcycle Club began it's annual party back in 1987 as a mostly private, and by today's standards, small affair.

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Related Topix: Delphos, OH, Weather

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Times Bulletin

Head Start enrolling now for fall preschool

Now is the time to call! The Head Start classrooms in Van Wert at Kids Learning Place in Van Wert County are now taking applications for three and four year old children for the 2014-2015 school year that starts in September.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Van Wert, OH

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Times Bulletin

Strunkenburg placed on leave pending investigation

Conditions inside this buildings were bad enough to get Van Wert County Dog Warden Rich Strunkenburg placed on paid administrative leave until an investigation is complete.

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Related Topix: Van Wert, OH

The Times Bulletin

County jobless rates jump

Despite June reports from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services that unemployment in the state was mostly unchanged last month, Tuesday's release of county jobless rates showed that rates jumped during June.

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Related Topix: Auglaize County, OH, Paulding County, OH, Paulding, OH

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