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Sunday, May. 31, 2020

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Like former U.S. President Grover Cleveland, Don Farmer’s two terms as mayor haven’t been consecutive. Also like Cleveland, Farmer said two terms are his limit. The mayor-elect was one of 10 Van Wert city officials to take the oath of office Thursday during a ceremony held in the main reading room of […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 2:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/NPAC information Thirty years ago, Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps members ignored the conventional wisdom (“don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 1:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Washington Elementary School’s fourth grade classes recently held a food drive. The three classes brought in a total of 225 food items, which were donated to the food pantry at First United Methodist Church. Shown is Carol Taylor’s fourth grade class, which brought in 107 food items. (VWCS photo)

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 1:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/FEMA information CHICAGO, Ill. — As 2011 draws to a close and Midwesterners get ready to ring in the New Year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office is encouraging everyone to Resolve to be Ready by taking some simple steps to prepare for emergencies. Nationwide, […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 12:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

LIMA — Thursday night in freshman boys’ basketball action, the visiting Crestview Knights defeated the Lima Perry Commodores 48-29. The Knights, who led by two points at the half, came out with more intensity and picked up the pressure defensively to garner the victory. Crestview’s freshman team record now stands at 3-1 overall. Next action […]

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 12:28 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council honored retiring Councilman At-Large Dick Shultz, a 20-year Council veteran, gave outgoing Mayor Louis Ehmer a tiny gavel in honor of his service to city government as both mayor and a member of City Council and even recognized one-term Council members Jon Tomlinson and Kirby Kelly for their […]

POSTED: 12/29/11 at 6:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY – The Crestview Knights used the two middle quarters to down Delphos St. John’s, 55-50, in a non-conference match-up Wednesday in Ray Etzler Gymnasium. Although the Blue Jays’ top scorer, Curtis Geise, led everyone with 20 points, Crestview got balanced scoring, with three players in double figures on the night, […]

POSTED: 12/29/11 at 5:24 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent/contributor content Cross Over The Hill, a new ministry preparing to offer release time Bible classes to Van Wert Elementary School students as they enter their new school home in the Fall of 2012, announces the acquisition of a permanent facility on Ohio 118, adjacent to the currently under-construction new grades 1-5 elementary […]

POSTED: 12/29/11 at 2:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

Cheryl Mollenkopf and Laura Davis (second from the left and center, respectively), new owners of the Wren Restaurant, receive a check for $50,000 from the Van Wert Revolving Loan Program to update the restaurant building, including improvements to the kitchen. In return, the women will provide jobs for low- and moderate-income employees. Both Davis and […]

POSTED: 12/29/11 at 1:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert police are seeking information on a large number of criminal damaging incidents that occurred just after Christmas. According to a police report, officers began receiving reports of damaged property beginning on day shift Tuesday, December 27. More than 20 reports were filed related to damaged property, including broken car windows, scratched paint on […]

POSTED: 12/29/11 at 12:47 am. FILED UNDER: News