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Friday, May. 20, 2022

Marsh Foundation information One of the most meaningful things you can do in life to help a child is to become a foster parent. Recently, The Marsh Foundation honored several families who’ve done just that. The annual Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner was held at The Marsh Hotel in downtown Van Wert. May is Foster Care […]

POSTED: 05/28/14 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Lincolnview Local Board of Education honored several retiring staff members, hired several new employees and also accepted the resignation of high school principal Kelly Dye during its May meeting on Tuesday. The board first recognized nine staff members who had 222 years of experience between them. Retiring employees, and their years […]

POSTED: 05/28/14 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert County Republican Central Committee met on Tuesday evening to elect officers and to select a replacement for outgoing Van Wert City Councilman Brent Crone. Current chairman Martin Burchfield was re-elected to that position, while Thad Lichtensteiger was elected vice chair, Gary Corcoran treasurer and Linda Stutz secretary. Former City Council member Kirby […]

POSTED: 05/28/14 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Gasoline price information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 12.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80 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 increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.63 […]

POSTED: 05/28/14 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Dept. of Transportation information LIMA — The grass along area highways that remains brown from herbicidal spraying last summer will be reseeded by the contractor this year. The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 (ODOT) recently completed an assessment of vegetation along the highways in the district’s eight-county region where a 2, 4-D-based chemical […]

POSTED: 05/28/14 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert girls’ basketball information The Van Wert girls’ basketball program will be holding its annual Lady Cougar Youth Camp June 17-20 at the Van Wert High School complex.  Sessions will run from 1-4 p.m. each day.  Van Wert coaches will provide instruction, with Lady Cougar players also assisting. The Lady Cougar Youth Camp is […]

POSTED: 05/27/14 at 11:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Some say it must be nice to slow down a bit now that Niswonger concerts are done for the season. I understand what they are saying, but the reality is that we are in full throttle right now with planning, marketing, and implementing concerts. What may be grabbing everyone’s attention at the moment is the beginning […]

POSTED: 05/27/14 at 11:31 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Gary D. Keysor, 62, of Van Wert, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 9, 1952, in Van Wert, the son of Arlene (Hyman) Keysor, who survives in Van Wert, and the late Kenneth L. Keysor, who died April 5, 2009. On April 5, 1975, he married Kathy (Glassburn) Keysor, […]

POSTED: 05/27/14 at 8:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Jerry Dean Thomas, 71, of Findlay, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014, at Birchaven Village in Findlay. He was born November 28, 1942, in Mendon, the son of the late Raymond and Freida (Dilbone) Thomas. He had been married to Mary L. (Thompson) Thomas, who preceded him in death, and Nancy (Glander) Thomas. […]

POSTED: 05/27/14 at 8:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer The concept was simple. Offer a good quality product, smile, and be nice. Anyone who knows Frank and Cheryl Bowen knows it wasn’t all that difficult for them. After all, they’ve both been working with the public for a combined 42 years: Frank at the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department and, […]

POSTED: 05/27/14 at 7:06 am. FILED UNDER: News