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Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

The Ohio City 4-County Girls Fast-Pitch was successful in bringing home the championship for both the league and tournament.  The girls managed to have only one loss through the entire season. Team members include Coach Greg Steinecker, Hayley Klausing, Sierra Blackmore, Macala Ashbaugh, Allison Kennedy, Hayley Bradford, Olivia Profit, Draya Rison, Jessie Agler, Coach Dianna Ashbaugh, Coach Rob Bradford, Tiffany […]

POSTED: 07/31/13 at 6:07 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Ohio real estate price news The Ohio Association of Realtors reports that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in June rose for the 26th consecutive month compared to the results from the prior year. “The increase in the number of homes put into contract in June is another important step forward […]

POSTED: 07/31/13 at 5:52 am. FILED UNDER: Real Estate

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert City Police department solve an attempted break-in at the American Legion, 631 W. Main St. in Van Wert. Sometime during the overnight hours of July 6-7, someone attempted to break into the northwest corner entry door. It appeared someone used […]

POSTED: 07/31/13 at 5:51 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Van Wert Police July 25, 11:57 p.m. — Devin T. Rismiller, 18, of St. Marys, was cited for underage consumption while at Van Wert Reservoir No. 3. July 26, 9:44 p.m. — Cyle J. Black, 27, of 209 W. Fourth St., was charged with driving while under a license suspension and cited with an open […]

POSTED: 07/31/13 at 5:44 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

This weekend offers a number of events worth your time and consideration, but none will offer as much beauty and glamour as the Miss West Central Ohio Scholarship Pageant at the Niswonger this Saturday, August 3.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m., 19 girls will be competing for the crown of Miss West Central Ohio and have […]

POSTED: 07/30/13 at 9:47 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor CONVOY — A partnership between The Ohio State University and Iberdrola Renewables that began with the purchase of wind-generated energy last December has been expanded to include a research agreement. A busload of Ohio State officials, accompanied by OSU cheerleaders and mascot Brutus Buckeye, met with Iberdrola officials on the scenic grounds […]

POSTED: 07/30/13 at 7:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW County Sheriff’s Dept. news Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach has released information to inform the public of potential violations of law regarding explosive targets. The sale or possession and use of basic components of most explosive targets is not illegal, and some retail stores carry the basic components for sale. However, under different […]

POSTED: 07/30/13 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Gasoline price news Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have fallen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65 […]

POSTED: 07/30/13 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach announced the retirement of Mojo, his department’s K-9 unit. Mojo, a German shepherd, had been assigned to Deputy Nathan Huebner since September 2008. During their time as a K-9 team, Mojo was used for a number of duties, including tracking suspects, drug searches, building searches, article searches, serving search […]

POSTED: 07/30/13 at 7:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

YWCA of Van Wert County news The YWCA will host the second annual YWCA Pig Races at the Van Wert Rib Fest this coming Saturday, August 3. Six races will occur, starting at 4:30 p.m., for the event, which will take place in the show arena behind the temporary stage set up for the Rib […]

POSTED: 07/30/13 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News