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VWMS wrestling team ELIDA — The Van Wert Middle School wrestling team performed well during Saturday’s 10-team Elida Duals Invitational. Van Wert finished third, losing only in a tiebreaker to Shawnee, but defeating top-seeded Defiance 42-39, Lincolnview and a tough Oak Harbor team. Individual results 80 pounds – Jacob Smith 4-1 86 pounds – Default […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 6:50 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

LJHS boys’ basketball The seventh grade Lancer boys’ basketball team lost in a battle with Kalida Monday night by a score of 45-39. Leading scorers for the Lancers were Ethan Swallow with 12 points and Zane Miller with 7. The Lancers slide to 3-2 on the season. The eighth grade Lincolnview boys’ basketball team defeated Kalida, 34-20. Leading the Lancers in scoring was Isaic Bowersock with 10 points and Ethan Parson with 9. The Lancers continue to dominate and […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

As we end this year, we say farewell to the man who has called the shots at The Van Wert County Foundation for the past 17 years. Larry Wendel has held the position of executive secretary at The Van Wert County Foundation since 1996, replacing Robert Games, who had held the position for nearly 20 years. […]

POSTED: 12/31/13 at 6:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Kenneth L. “Skip” Smith Jr., 86, of Van Wert, died at 7:29 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born June 10, 1927, in Cedar Grove, W.Va., the son of the late Kenneth L. “KL” and Arlie (Morris) Smith. He married Marvin “Marv” (Wood) Smith, who survives […]

POSTED: 12/30/13 at 11:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Usually, the acceptance of former school property to be used as a youth football facility is not a matter of controversy – or even disagreement, for that matter. That’s not the case with the former Washington Elementary School site, though, which has become nothing less than a test of wills between members […]

POSTED: 12/30/13 at 8:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio State Highway Patrol information ANTWERP — The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating an injury crash that occurred at 3:13 p.m. Sunday on Ohio 49 at County Road 162 in Carryall Township of Paulding County, just south of Antwerp. A 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Jack Delong, 62, of […]

POSTED: 12/30/13 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW Chamber of Commerce information Ohio Governor John Kasich named then-State Senator Steve Buehrer as administrator/CEO of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation in 2010 and Buehrer has been reforming and delivering critical leadership to the BWC ever since. Buehrer will share his thoughts and leadership tactics at the Chamber’s 92nd Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony […]

POSTED: 12/30/13 at 8:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview Local Schools information CONVOY — Crestview Local Schools will be holding a “Blast From The Past” event on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Crestview band alumni and current Crestview community members are welcome to come and be a part of this wonderful event. Reservations are not required; however, due to large participation from current Crestview […]

POSTED: 12/30/13 at 8:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

Animal Protective League information The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats Males and females, 1 year and older. Jack, a 1½-year-old male golden yellow tiger; good mouser. Kittens Males and females, 9 weeks old; shots, dewormed, black and white and white and gray. Males and females, 6 months old; […]

POSTED: 12/30/13 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Unemployment was pretty much stagnant across the area – and the state – during November, according to figures released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Friday. Van Wert County’s jobless rate stayed the same as October at 6.7 percent, according to estimates compiled by the ODJFS, in conjunction […]

POSTED: 12/28/13 at 8:51 am. FILED UNDER: News