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Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports It took seven tries, but the Van Wert Cougars finally won their first game of the season, outlasting the Minster Wildcats 51-47 in a non-conference game played Wednesday evening in the Cougars’ Den. The Cougars had three players in double figures, led by Colin Smith’s 19 points. Josh Braun added 13 points […]

POSTED: 12/31/15 at 9:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor One person was sent to prison while two others were arraigned in a brief end-of-the-year session held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. The court also released information on criminal cases heard during the year. In cases heard Wednesday, Brandon Potter, 30, of Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation […]

POSTED: 12/31/15 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

Youth for Christ information John Wanner, executive director of West Central Ohio Youth for Christ (YFC), has announced the hiring of Brad Petrie as the new Campus Life director for Van Wert High School. Petrie, who grew up in a small town in southern Ohio, is a 1998 graduate of River Valley High School and […]

POSTED: 12/31/15 at 9:14 am. FILED UNDER: News, Youth

Junior Achievement information Junior Achievement serving Van Wert County was privileged to have students and educators from all three Van Wert county school systems recently attend a luncheon where the students shared their JA experience from the fall session of classes. The luncheon was graciously hosted by Willow Bend Country Club and was sponsored by […]

POSTED: 12/31/15 at 9:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

State Fire Marshal’s information State Fire Marshal Fire Prevention Chief Frank Conway announced Tuesday that 117 people lost their lives in fires this year, slightly up from 115 in 2014.  Chief Conway also announced plans to continue the Safe & Sound public awareness campaign through the remaining winter months as a way to combat the […]

POSTED: 12/31/15 at 9:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Gertrude M. Rowland, 95, of Van Wert, died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born December 17, 1920, in Van Wert, the daughter of Harry and Nellie (McClain) Dixon, who both preceded her in death. She married Carl G. Rowland, who also preceded her […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 3:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

By Hope Wallace Bon Voyage 2015. You have been yet another whirlwind of events, classes, exhibits and being an integral part of the community. Thank you to everyone who participated and joined us in membership and by being involved. We have another great year planned for 2016 so stay tuned and have a wonderful remaining […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 2:37 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Christopher J. Schrader and Betty J. Rhodes to First Bank of Berne, portion of outlots 1-1, 1, Convoy, portion of inlot 170, Convoy. Jeffrey L. Schwartz and Polly D. Schwartz to Jeffrey L. Schwartz Jr. and Sheena M. Schwartz, portion of section 17, Jennings Township. Jeffrey Lyn Schwartz Jr., Sheena M. Schwartz, Shenna M. Schwartz […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 1:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Real Estate Transfers

Van Wert independent sports ROCKFORD — The Lincolnview Lady Lancers were held scoreless in the final quarter of their Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament semifinal game against Dayton Dunbar, but still managed to eke out a 32-29 win over the Lady Wolverines to earn a berth in the finals against Delphos Jefferson. The Lancers controlled the […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 9:19 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information After a decidedly non-typical December, Van Wert County weather will get progressively more winterlike as 2015 comes to a close — it’s a trend that will likely be seen over most of the country. Van Wert County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy said that, while temperatures today will range from a high […]

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 8:57 am. FILED UNDER: News