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Flo Gallaway, 95, of Van Wert, died at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. She was born December 7, 1916, in Scott, the daughter of the late Moran and Emma (Jenkins) Williamson. On September 5, 1936, she married M. Carl Gallaway, who preceded her […]

POSTED: 09/30/12 at 10:21 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports CELINA – The Van Wert Cougars feared the Celina passing game, but apparently not enough, as the Bulldogs compiled 506 yards through the air in a 47-7 thrashing of the Cougars in a Western Buckeye League contest played Friday at Celina. Junior quarterback Braden Billger shredded the Van Wert secondary, hitting 36 […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 7:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY – The Crestview Knights gave it their all, but came up just one score short as the Delphos Jefferson Wildcats spoiled the Knights’ Homecoming festivities with a 32-27 Northwest Conference victory. The Knights scored first at the 9:44 mark of the first quarter when quarterback Preston Zaleski ran 34 yards […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Information submitted CONVOY — The Crestview girls’ soccer team will host the Van Wert Lady Cougars today at 11 a.m. at the Crestview Athletic Complex in their annual “Kick for the Cure” game. The Crestview Lady Knights have been raising money for breast cancer awareness by selling t-shirts and survivor bracelets. All proceeds will benefit the […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 6:26 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer Rob Dorsett isn’t getting any sympathy from YMCA Personal Trainer Julie Schaufelberger. “Come on … get it up there,” she said to Dorsett during his daily workout, urging him to bring the weight bar higher. “Fear … that’s what it is,” Dorsett said with a laugh, describing his relationship with Schaufelberger, […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 6:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Mekale Clifton and Jake Harmon were named Crestview’s 2012 Football Homecoming royalty during a ceremony that preceded the Northwest Conference football game against Delphos Jefferson. Shown above is Queen Mekale and her court, with the king and queen pictured below. Unfortunately, Jefferson was able to eke out a victory over the Knights 32-27 in the […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 6:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

Information submitted On Tuesday, October 2, on the eve of the first day of early voting in Van Wert County, the Heart Land Patriots will host an opportunity for candidates in contested local and statewide races to share their qualifications for office. The Fall Candidates Night will occur at 6:30 p.m. October 2 in the […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 5:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

The United Way’s 2012 Day of Caring weekend kicks off this year’s campaign, with local banks being the pacesetter for this year’s fundraising event. A blood drive (above) was held at Trinity Friends Church’s Family Living Center, while food was also collected for The Salvation Army. Today, companies and organizations will partner with United Way […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 5:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

Information submitted Autumn is around the corner, bringing cooler temperatures, falling leaves and — popcorn? That’s right, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts all over northwest and west central Ohio are starting to go door-to-door selling popcorn to fund their scouting activities. Many packs and troops rely on this annual sale to support their activities. The […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 5:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert elementary students in grades 3-5 learned how to be healthy — and had fun doing it — during the 2012 Kids Health Fair held on the east lawn of Van Wert County Hospital on Friday. Hospital staff and other presenters provided information at a number of stations (above) while kids also twirled Hula […]

POSTED: 09/29/12 at 5:42 am. FILED UNDER: News