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Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

 As part of their Accelerated Reader Reward Program, Crestview Elementary awards students who have earned the highest amount of “AR” points by designating them “Principal for the Day.” Sophia Kline received the honor of being “Principal for the Day” for earning over 700 AR points.  Additionally, Sophie was designated as “Knight of the Round Table,” […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 2:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Knights in the News

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 2:21 pm. FILED UNDER: Cougar's Den

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Ridgeview Behavioral Hospital broke ground Tuesday for an expansion that should make it one of the top employers in Van Wert County when the project is completed. With the $2.5 million expansion, Ridgeview, which is housed in the former Lincolnway Home facility, would nearly double both its available beds (from 40 to […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 8:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert County saw a big decrease in its unemployment numbers for December 2013, according to figures provided by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. However, the news wasn’t all good for the county. According to figures released Tuesday by the ODJFS, Van Wert County’s jobless rate was 6.1 percent, […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Attorney General’s information COLUMBUS — In recognition of Data Privacy Day, January 28, Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to beware of computer repair scams that trick consumers into providing personal information or payment. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received dozens of reports of computer repair scams. For consumers who lose money, […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW Area Chamber of Commerce information The Van Wert Area Chamber continues its mission to “aggressively promote the interests of the business community.”  This has led the Chamber to address one of the most critical operating expenses of its members: energy costs. The Chamber is pleased to announce its new partnership with Chamber Energy Solutions. […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 7:50 am. FILED UNDER: Business

Submitted information HARROD — The 2014 Northwest Conference wrestling championships will be held for both the junior varsity and varsity levels this Saturday, February 1, at Allen East High School. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and proceed through the day until champions are crowned in all weight classes. Paulding is the defending NWC […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information SCOTT — The Scott Ball Association has scheduled 2014 registration for this Saturday, February 1, and the following Saturday, February 8, for T-ball, Pee Wee, Minor and Major league teams for boys and girls ages 5-12. Registration will be held at Scott Variety Store from 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. both days, and […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent Governor John Kasich’s regional economic development representative, Chase Eikenbary, was again in Van Wert County on Tuesday to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at Ridgeview Behavioral Hospital and also to visit Lincolnview and Crestview schools, meet with county officials and Main Street Van Wert Program Manager Adam Ries and tour the village of […]

POSTED: 01/29/14 at 3:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

Okay, we all know it’s cold outside! Fourteen below zero is not just cold, it’s c-c-c-c-cold! Even with the cold weather and snow we have had this winter, it has remained warm and quite cozy inside the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.  Much of that has had to do with the entertainment we have experienced. This Friday night, […]

POSTED: 01/28/14 at 11:45 pm. FILED UNDER: News