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Wednesday, May. 22, 2024

Mary Jean Lautzenheiser, 85, of Van Wert, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born May 21, 1929, in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Edward R. and Connie (Rhodes) Cordray. On December 13, 1947, in Defiance, she married George Lautzenheiser, who preceded […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 5:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Patricia L. (Jackson) Hood, 86, of Lima, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at the Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos. She was born November 8, 1927, in Lima, the daughter of the late Gale and Cora (Boroff) Jackson. Survivors include three children, Carolyn (Michael) Jennings of Elida, Keith Hood of Delphos and […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 1:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The third day of the 158th edition of the Van Wert County Fair was a busy one indeed, with all kinds of activities and events held on a nearly perfect day, as far as weather goes. The entertainment highlight of the day was the Michindoh Truck and Tractor Pull held Friday evening […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Marsh Foundation information The Marsh Foundation’s “Marsh Grown” garden program celebrated the end of the summer growing season with a Harvest Meal for staff, peers and trustees. The meal was held recently at First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert and featured many items grown in The Marsh Foundation garden, as well as other local products. […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 7:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Brooke Fuerst, who assisted the Van Wert Veterans Service Office this summer as part of an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services work program, is also a college student majoring in art education.  In addition to helping Van Wert County veterans get their files ready to switch to a paperless system, Fuerst also created […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Attorney General’s information COLUMBUS — As warm temperatures continue into late summer, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of driveway paving scams and untrustworthy home improvement contractors. “There are many home improvement contractors who do great work,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Unfortunately, there are some who don’t. To protect themselves […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 7:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

The question remains, are we REALLY ready for the next big prospect to visit Van Wert? While the Van Wert community has very attractive physical assets to those who live, play and work here, do we have what it takes to attract a major corporation in the target industries of automotive, food processing, agriculture and […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: Opinions

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports It wasn’t just the uniforms that were new this year. The Van Wert Cougars also brought a new attitude to Eggerss Stadium for its grid opener against the Bryan Golden Bears. For 47 minutes and 43 seconds, the Cougars played Bryan tough, and it looked as if Van Wert might escape with […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — The Crestview Knights again dominated the Parkway Panthers, shutting out the visitors 35-0 in a non-conference football game played at Crestview. The Knights scored five times, three of those in the second quarter, and compiled 419 yards of total offense, while holding Parkway to 212 yards in a well-played […]

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Thursday was Kids’ Day at the Van Wert County Fair, with children under 8 getting in free and admission reduced to $3 for everyone else. Youngsters also had the chance to drive a tractor around the Grandstand racetrack as part of Kids Dream Day, while Ronald McDonald performed “A Friendship Adventure” in […]

POSTED: 08/29/14 at 7:13 am. FILED UNDER: News