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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — It was a great start for the Lady Knights varsity volleyball team, as it defeated both Stryker and Archbold in matches held Saturday. Crestview downed Stryker in the first match of the day in straight games by scores of 27-17 and 25-7. In the second match of the day, […]

POSTED: 08/29/16 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It was called Celebration Sunday, but for Junior Fair representatives and 4-H members, it was an early start to the 2016 Van Wert County Fair. The day included coronation of the 2016 Junior Fair King and Queen and species princesses, the 4-H Fashion Style Review, the Cloverbud Graduation and Show and Tell […]

POSTED: 08/29/16 at 7:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

In addition to the Junior Fair King and Queen coronation (see story above), several 4-H events were held during “Celebration Sunday” on the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. 4-H members are shown above modeling clothes during the 4-H Fashion Style Review, while Seth Baker (right), executive secretary of The Van Wert County Foundation, presents a Black […]

POSTED: 08/29/16 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Severe weather created a bit of a stir on Sunday afternoon – and some minor damage just west of Van Wert. Storms that developed rapidly over northeast Indiana Sunday quickly moved southeast, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm warning for northwest Van Wert County. Winds to 60 mph […]

POSTED: 08/29/16 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21 […]

POSTED: 08/29/16 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lawrence E. “Burr” Stripe of Van Wert finished his race after having lived a full 87 years and passed peacefully into paradise at 5:36 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2016, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. He was a passionate peacemaker and a man of highest integrity. As it has been said: “To know […]

POSTED: 08/27/16 at 7:40 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Dewain E. “Bus” Graham, 95, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus and his beloved wife, Ellen, on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He had been a resident of the Elizabeth Scott Community for the past six months and passed away peacefully with family by his side. Dewain, also known as “Bus”, was born February 12, […]

POSTED: 08/27/16 at 7:35 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports The Van Wert Cougars had some positives in their traditional non-season opener against Bryan, but the positives were outweighed by the negatives — too many turnovers and missed defensive assignments — as the Cougars fell 28-19 to the Golden Bears at home in Eggerss Stadium. While Van Wert won the game on the […]

POSTED: 08/27/16 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — The Crestview Knights had a tougher time of it than the last couple of years, but still managed to defeat Parkway 40-27 in both teams’ non-conference opener at Crestview on Friday. Parkway kept it close nearly the entire game, with the Knights up by just six points with less […]

POSTED: 08/27/16 at 8:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Local business people had to chance to learn about Ohio’s new medical marijuana law, as well as federal legislation dealing with new federal overtime guidelines, during an event sponsored by the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning. Dayna Noble of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation first addressed the […]

POSTED: 08/27/16 at 7:26 am. FILED UNDER: News