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Charles Phillip White, 92, of Willshire, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, on August 30, 1924, the son of Elmer Clarence and Dessie Violet (Steen) White, who both preceded him in death. On August 5, […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 9:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Submitted information The YWCA of Van Wert County recently hired Casey Laukhuf, CPT, as the YWCA’s new certified personal trainer. As a former collegiate athlete who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Laukhuf knows what is needed for the body’s optimal health and well-being and the importance of strength and agility, flexibility and […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 8:21 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles, Sports

Van Wert Police April 23, 9:24 p.m. — Corbin D. Betz, 20, of 202 Gay St., was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as a result of a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Wall Street. April 22, 10:37 a.m. — Alex J. Subler, 21, of 117 S. Lynn St., was […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 8:14 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Van Wert independent sports COLUMBUS GROVE – The Crestview Knights scored six runs in a big sixth inning, then tacked on two more in the seventh, to defeat the host Bulldogs 8-1 in Thursday’s Northwest Conference baseball action. Trailing 1-0, Crestview’s Derek Biro opened the sixth with a double, and Brett Schumm went to first […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports SPENCERVILLE – Lincolnview was held to five hits, in Thursday’s 6-2 Northwest Conference loss to the Bearcats. The loss dropped the Lancers to 5-12 (2-4 NWC). Spencerville improved to 9-10 (3-2 NWC). Both of Lincolnview’s runs came in the fourth inning. With two outs, Chayten Overholt scored on a passed ball, […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Lady Cougars win non-conference road game OTTOVILLE – The Van Wert Lady Cougars needed just five innings to defeat the Ottoville Mean Green 13-3 on Thursday. The Lady Cougars (7-9) scored four runs in the first inning, six more in the second, and one each in the third, fourth and fifth […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Former program manager Adam Ries and several downtown businesses were honored, while the community received tips on downtown development from speaker Jason Duff during Main Street Van Wert’s annual dinner, held Thursday at Elks Lodge 1197. MSVW Board President Mark Verville emceed the event, and presented Ries, who recently resigned as program […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/Van Wert independent More than 250 people were on hand for the 19th annual Community Health Professionals (CHP) Hospice Beacon of Hope dinner and auction held Thursday night at Vantage Career Center. The evening included a catered dinner served by students from Vantage, dozens of items sold at live and silent auctions, a $500 […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach announced his office will again be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which this year is on Saturday, April 29. The sheriff’s office works in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to give county residents another opportunity to rid their homes of […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

Myrna Hamrick’s Van Wert High School English students recently volunteered to clean a home for Habitat for Humanity of Van Wert County. Shown are (from the left) Habitat Board Member Rick Boroff, Conner Linn, Zen Collins, Habitat Board Member Andy McMahon, Habitat Board President Brent Jones, and Carter Eikenbary. For more information on becoming a Habitat volunteer […]

POSTED: 04/28/17 at 7:28 am. FILED UNDER: News