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Saturday, May. 25, 2024

Ohio Attorney General’s information COLUMBUS — As consumers shop online during Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is encouraging Ohioans to protect their personal information and avoid scams online. “It’s a busy time of year, but it’s important not to let your guard down when it comes to identity […]

POSTED: 11/30/15 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ohio State Highway Patrol information CELINA — A Celina man was shot and killed when he assaulted an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper in that city early Sunday morning. Justin D. McHenry, 22, succumbed to injuries received when he accosted a trooper at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday. According to investigators, the unnamed trooper was sitting […]

POSTED: 11/30/15 at 9:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information MENDON — The 17th annual Town Hall Christmas event will be held in this village Friday and Saturday, December 4-5. A total of 85 Christmas trees, decorated by area residents, organizations, and businesses will be on display at the Mendon Town Hall. Admission to the tree festival is $1, with children 12 […]

POSTED: 11/30/15 at 9:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Twig III Tree of Lights ceremony will be held Monday, December 7, in the lobby of Van Wert County Hospital. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor William Haggis II leading the group in a Christmas/giving message.  Jake Wilder will present musical entertainment, both vocal and keyboard, in the […]

POSTED: 11/30/15 at 9:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The annual Live Nativity Drive-Thru hosted by Jennings Road Church of Christ will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, December 4-5. The church is located at 1124 Jennings Road in Van Wert. Live camels will once again be the feature attraction, with authentic costumes, and scenes recreated from biblical times. A […]

POSTED: 11/30/15 at 8:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports It wasn’t a good week for the Van Wert Cougars. After losing to the Crestview Knights on Friday, the Van Wert boys were edged by the Lincolnview Lancers 56-54 on Saturday in a second non-conference match-up between county rivals. On Saturday, the Cougars rallied after a slow start, but couldn’t quite climb […]

POSTED: 11/30/15 at 8:50 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports CONVOY — The Van Wert Cougar boys fought hard but lost 54-43 to a talented Crestview squad in both teams’ opener on Friday at Crestview. Josh Braun of Van Wert and Cody Mefferd of Crestview led their respective teams with 19-point offensive performances, but the Knights’ more balanced offense was the difference […]

POSTED: 11/28/15 at 8:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Santa Claus made his annual appearance in downtown Van Wert on Friday, and a number of area children (above) had the chance to tell the “Jolly Old Elf” what they wanted for Christmas. The event was again sponsored by the Van Wert Lions Club and the Dale Davies family. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

POSTED: 11/28/15 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Following the frantic shopping event erroneously called Black Friday, now that it begins Thanksgiving Day, is a quieter, more local promotion called Small Business Saturday, which is being held today. The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Van Wert are sponsoring the event, which will include a number of […]

POSTED: 11/28/15 at 8:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, made a donation to the Van Wert High School Senior Class towards its Holiday Extravaganza for Habitat for Humanity. This event will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 13, at Van Wert High School to raise funds to provide furnishings for […]

POSTED: 11/28/15 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: News