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Sunday, Jul. 14, 2024

Hermie G. Snyder, 86, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at Van Wert Manor. He was born July 1, 1928, in rural Ridge Township, Van Wert County, the son of Russell and Ray (Overholt) Snyder, who both preceded him in death.  He married Irene (Spealman) Snyder, who also preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, […]

POSTED: 12/30/14 at 10:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A group of 10 really dedicated Advanced Placement Government students at Van Wert High School gave up several hours of their holiday vacation Monday morning to talk about political issues that go back thousands of years to the ancient Greeks, through the creation of the United States Constitution more than 200 years […]

POSTED: 12/30/14 at 8:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The New Year will ring in a small increase in curbside recycling fees in Van Wert County — the first time the fee has been increased in more than two decades. Van Wert County Board of Commissioners approved the change November 13. “The last time fees were raised, the price of a […]

POSTED: 12/30/14 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/CP Court information A Van Wert man is headed for a term at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation (WORTH) Center in Lima on drug-related charges after hearings held Monday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Alex Chorvas, 19, of Van Wert, was sentenced on two separate cases Wednesday by Judge […]

POSTED: 12/30/14 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Internal Revenue Service information WASHINGTON — Following the passage of the extenders legislation, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it anticipates opening the 2015 filing season as scheduled in January. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on January 20. Paper tax returns will begin processing at the same time. The decision follows Congress […]

POSTED: 12/30/14 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Van Wert swim team information LIMA — The Van Wert Cougar swim team traveled to Lima for the annual holiday invitational involving 17 teams, including eight Western Buckeye League schools. The Van Wert boys took fifth place, while the girls finished 13. Lima Shawnee took first place in the boys’ competition, with Versailles winning the […]

POSTED: 12/30/14 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert boys’ bowling information The Van Wert boys’ bowling team defeated Lima Temple Christian by a score of 2,573-1,765. Individual games for the Cougar boys were as follows: Joey Kinner, 171; Gabe Rollins, 170; Colton Deschner, 169; Steele Stabler, 131; Evan Goodwin, 155; Caleb Fetzer, 176, 201; Jacob Blackmore, 129; and Tyler Ruger, 144. […]

POSTED: 12/30/14 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/gasoline price information Perhaps the biggest gift motorists have been given this holiday season has been gasoline prices, which have fallen more than $1.50 per gallon since summer. On Sunday, every gasoline outlet in Van Wert was under $2 a gallon. Local gasoline prices on Sunday ranged from a low of $1.79 a gallon […]

POSTED: 12/29/14 at 8:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Vancrest Health Care Centers recently pledged $15,000 to The Salvation Army’s Capital Campaign, which is seeking to raise $500,000, in part to renovate its new facility on North Cherry Street. Here, Jon Bagley of Vancrest is shown with Major Judy Barter and Salvation Army board members. Local residents wanting to donate can call the Salvation […]

POSTED: 12/29/14 at 8:38 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Ohio Dept. of Aging information COLUMBUS — Ohio will use resident protection funds to provide training and support to the state’s nursing homes to implement Music & MemorySM, an innovative, person-centered approach to long-term care that has been linked to reduced antipsychotic drug use and improved care outcomes for patients with dementia. “We are making […]

POSTED: 12/29/14 at 8:37 am. FILED UNDER: News