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Sunday, Apr. 21, 2024

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports BRYAN — It used to be that Van Wert loved playing the Bryan Golden Bears, since it was usually an easy “W” for the Cougars’ record each year. Not any more. Bryan scored eight touchdowns and compiled 541 yards of total offense en route to a 69-31 victory over the Cougars in […]

POSTED: 08/31/13 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports ROCKFORD — The Crestview Knights blanked Parkway 21-0 during both teams’ football opener on Friday. Crestview compiled 314 yards of total offense, while the Knight defense held the Panthers to 205 yards and no scores during the game. The Knights scored in the final seconds of both the first and second quarters, […]

POSTED: 08/31/13 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Starting this Sunday, most items Ohioans purchase in the state will be just a little bit more expensive. That’s when a quarter-percent increase in the state’s sale taxes enacted by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by Governor John Kasich in June takes effect. When the new sales tax rate […]

POSTED: 08/31/13 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Friday was Veterans Day and Senior Citizens Day and the fairgrounds seemed a little busier as vets and seniors took advantage of their special day to come to the fair. Veterans had a parade, a special program and had some free food to eat: bean soup from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and doughnuts […]

POSTED: 08/31/13 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Attorney General’s Office news COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that he will extend the deadline for counties to use all of their Moving Ohio Forward demolition grant funds from December 31 of this year to May 31, 2014. “I am pleased with the progress made by communities to raze abandoned […]

POSTED: 08/31/13 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/submitted information WILLSHIRE — A southern Van Wert County farming family is featured in the Ohio Farm Bureau’s monthly magazine. The Schumm family is featured in the September/October issue of Our Ohio magazine for their commitment and dedication to being a quality, long-standing producer. The Schumm family has been farming in the area […]

POSTED: 08/31/13 at 7:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Sophie Mae Pfister, 92, of Rockford, died Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. She was born in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Eli and Emma Helen (Gerber) Pfister. She was a self-employed hairdresser, a former member of the National Hairdressers Guild, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Shanes Crossing […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 3:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Glen Haydn Owens, 85, of rural Van Wert, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born January 27, 1928, in York Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Evan Glen and Leona (Davis) Owens. On January 31, 1953, he married Ione Maye (Swartz) […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 3:24 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor U.S. Representative Bob Latta got a chance to learn about the triumphs and challenges of Van Wert County’s small villages during a tour of five county communities on Thursday. Latta took the time to visit Middle Point, Ohio City, Willshire, Wren and Convoy during a four-hour tour set up by County Business […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 8:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Local youngsters had their special day at the Van Wert County Fair on Thursday. Children 8 and under got in free on Kids Day, while all others were admitted for $3. Once inside the fair, kids had plenty of activities to choose from, including rides, games, eating some good fair food or […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News