The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports CONVOY — Derek Stout scored a game-high 19 points, and the Crestview Knights defeated the Celina Bulldogs 53-43 in Saturday’s non-conference matchup at Ray Etzler Gymnasium. The 6-4 junior wing scored 10 of those points in the fourth quarter, including eight in a row. “Derek knocked some shots down for us, was […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 8:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports COLDWATER — The Van Wert Cougars, after losing a close one on Friday, used a balanced offensive effort to secure a 69-65 win Saturday over Coldwater in a non-conference contest at Coldwater. The Cougars led 18-17 at the end of the first quarter and were up by five points, 36-31, at […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 8:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports DEFIANCE — The Cougar swim team traveled to Defiance for the annual Western Buckeye League Championships involving all 10 member schools. The girls took fifth place, while the boys finished 10th. Celina took first place for both the boys’ and girls’ championships, with Lima Shawnee runner-up for the boys and Ottawa-Glandorf […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 8:43 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Van Wert High School Robotics Team not only hosted its third Northern Ohio First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition on Saturday, but the local team also competed for the first time and won the event, which is a qualifier for Ohio’s state competition being held in February. A total of 28 teams […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 8:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

The 2017 candidates for Peony Festival queen were introduced during a reception held Sunday afternoon at Willow Bend Country Club. Candidates for the title of Queen Jubilee include (front row, from the left) Rachel Davis of Van Wert, Kiya Wollenhaupt of Delphos Jefferson, Brooke Lelonek of Wayne Trace, Katelyn Wendel of Lincolnview; (back row) Zoey […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Van Wert community dinner theatre group Off Stage Productions will be holding open auditions for its spring production Farce of Nature, a comedy co-written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. The production will be directed by Mandy Fifer. Open auditions are set for Tuesday, February 7, and Thursday, February 9, at […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 8:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ashley Dealey is crowned 2017 Winter Homecoming queen at Crestview High School on Saturday. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have fallen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.01 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 fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26 per […]

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 8:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports CONVOY — Long distance shooting by Crestview and foul trouble for Lincolnview were two key factors as the Knights topped the Lancers 63-49 in Friday night’s Northwest Conference showdown at Ray Etzler Gymnasium. In front of a full house, the Knights hit 9-of-15 three-pointers (60 percent) to improve to 9-4 overall, and 4-0 […]

POSTED: 01/28/17 at 10:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports ELIDA — Poor free throw shooting again doomed the Van Wert Cougars, who outshot Elida otherwise, but couldn’t make foul shots when it mattered in a heartbreaking 64-61 Western Buckeye League road loss to the Bulldogs on Friday. The Cougars, who again had the services of top-scorer Jacoby Kelly, took a 15-13 […]

POSTED: 01/28/17 at 9:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports