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Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2024

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports BRYAN — The Van Wert defense scored as many points as the offense as the Cougars downed Bryan 42-14 in the first game of the season. Van Wert’s win was the first over the Golden Bears in five years. The Cougar defense picked off three of Golden Bear quarterback Bleus Creek’s passes, […]

POSTED: 08/29/15 at 9:06 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports ROCKFORD — Crestview running back Jordan Miller did most of the damage, running for 105 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns as the Knights won their season opener 12-0 over the Parkway Panthers on Friday. Miller scored in the second and fourth quarters on runs of 36 and 16 yards, […]

POSTED: 08/29/15 at 8:58 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent/submitted information A special license plate featuring the familiar red, white and blue Lincoln Highway logo has been awarded to the Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway, thanks to State Senator Clifford Hite of Findlay, who introduced the bill last year. The new plate will also include the declaration: “America’s First Coast-to-Coast Road” The new […]

POSTED: 08/29/15 at 8:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/AAA information COLUMBUS — The American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting that 35.3 million Americans, including more than 1.5 million Ohioans, will travel at least 50 miles from home on Labor Day weekend, between Thursday, September 3, and Monday, September 7. This is an increase of 1 percent nationwide and 1.8 percent for Ohio […]

POSTED: 08/29/15 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

ODOT District 1 information LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1, which includes Van Wert County, has announced highway construction work to be done the week of August 30. Projects include: Paulding County U.S. 127 between Garfield Avenue and Jackson Street in the village of Paulding closed April 13 for approximately eight months […]

POSTED: 08/29/15 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor When you first meet her, Alyssa Putman seems a little young to be heading an organization that has grown to be one of Van Wert County’s largest employers. After talking to her, though, it’s easy to see that the 26-year-old not only has the training, but the passion needed to be the […]

POSTED: 08/28/15 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio Attorney General’s information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined representatives from the Ohio Task Force Commanders’ Association (OTFCA), Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, and Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association Thursday to announce the results of a statewide drug enforcement effort that resulted in several hundred arrests […]

POSTED: 08/28/15 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

Another amazing year of entertainment is about to launch at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. This season boasts 26 diversely selected events that will attract nearly 35,000 patrons from the tri-state region and beyond. Season sponsors StateWide Ford Lincoln and Van Wert Federal Savings Bank are back in action supporting the continued growth of the […]

POSTED: 08/28/15 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News

Ohio Dept. of Commerce information COLUMBUS — Fiscal year 2015 was another record setting year for the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds, as $76 million was returned to Ohioans. This was the second year in a row that the division topped its previous best, beating the record of $74.4 million set in fiscal […]

POSTED: 08/28/15 at 7:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lincolnview boys’ golf information HAVILAND The Lincolnview boys’ golf team won the Wayne Trace Invitational Golf Tournament for the third year in a row, shooting a 161 to beat out the host Raiders by seven strokes for the championship. Lancer golfers Joshah Rager and Derek Youtsey carded 36s and were part of a four-player tie […]

POSTED: 08/28/15 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports