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Gladys Ellen Robideau, 85, of Tecumseh, Mich., passed away Monday, October 31, 2011. She was born September 5, 1926, in Toledo, the daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys (Teachout) Goetz. She married James J. Robideau on November 23, 1949. Sadly, he preceded her in death on October 15, 2005. Gladys was a member of […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 2:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Amy Elizabeth “Betty” Voltz Cox Huls of Spanish Fork, Utah, died at her residence on October 24, 2011. She was born April 12, 1913, in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, the second of 10 children. On January 21, 1942, she married Frank Marion Cox, who preceded her in death in 1949. On October 1, 1992, […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 1:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

This year’s annual Fall Fright Fest again drew hundreds of ghosts, goblins, witches, and just about anything else the creative minds of local residents could conjure up. (photos by Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 5:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

LIMA — District 1 of the Ohio Department of Transportation has released its weekly report on construction and maintenance projects ongoing this week. Area projects include the following: Van Wert County Ohio 81, at the Ohio 49 intersection, will be restricted through the work zone for a slope repair project. Van Wert County ODOT is […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 5:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

TIFFIN — The Van Wert boys’ team and two individuals from Van Wert County teams will be competing at the state cross country meet this coming weekend. The Cougar boys, led by Jared Fleming’s third place finish, in a time of 16:10, finished third overall, behind Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary and  Peninsula Woodridge. Other Van […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 5:15 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats Noes, a 2-year-old smoke-gray female; declawed (no other cats). Halloween, a 1-year-old female calico. Blackie, a 2-year-old female; fixed, black with white spots. Josie, a 2-year-old female; spayed, shots, black and white. A 1-year-old female; white, orange and gray. Kittens Male and […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 4:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

The youths at The Marsh Foundation recently submitted projects completed in their art classes to the art competition at the annual Apple Festival. In the contest, Marsh youths were competing with students from all Van Wert County schools. There were more than 140 entries. Marsh Foundation youths won a total of five awards in various […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 4:38 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

TIFFIN — The Lincolnview Lancer cross country teams competed in the Division III regional meet this past weekend.  The boys’ team ran in the Tiffin meet and placed 13th as a team. The Lancer boys were led by Jeff Jacomet, who placed 56th.  He was followed by Ben Bilimek (59th), Alex Rodriguez (72nd), Austin Treesh […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 4:34 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

CONVOY — Tickets for the Crestview Lady Knights’ regional semifinal volleyball match versus Sycamore Mohawk Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (second game) will be on sale in the Crestview athletic office Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and Tuesday evening from 7-8 p.m. Presale tickets are on sale for $6 for both students […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 4:32 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The YMCA of Van Wert County announces registration dates for its upcoming mini-holiday swim session.  Open registration will be from Monday, November 7, to Saturday, November 19.  Registration rates will be $10 for family members; $17 for youth members and $40 for potential members.  Following November 19, registrations will still be accepted with a $10 […]

POSTED: 10/31/11 at 4:31 am. FILED UNDER: Sports