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Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The 2017 high school spring sports season will come to a close this weekend, with State Track and Field, and Softball and Baseball State Tournaments. A handful of Van Wert County student-athletes will be at the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Track and Field Tournament, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Roberta Long, 65, of St. Marys, and formerly of Rockford, died Monday, May 29, 2017, at Lima Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient. She was born August 18, 1951, in Celina, the daughter of Clarence “Peck” and LaVon (Burden) Houser, who both preceded her in death. On April 29, 2000, she married Harry […]

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 7:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Rees O. Davies of Van Wert passed away at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born December 28, 1941, in Venedocia, the son of William Palmer and Margaret (Jones) Davies, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by the mother of his children, […]

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 3:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent staff writer VENEDOCIA — John Lloyd has been named Van Wert County’s first ever Veteran of the Year. The special announcement was made by Van Wert County Veterans Service Officer Barry Johns during Monday’s Memorial Day service in Venedocia. “John did a lot over the last few years, especially last year with Memorial […]

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 8:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

Bill Marshall (above), president of the Van Wert County Veterans Service Commission, spoke during a Memorial Day service held in Woodland Cemetery on Monday. Van Wert Mayor Jerry Mazur also spoke during the annual Memorial Day service at the cemetery, while Ray Kiehl welcomed those who attended a service that followed in Memorial Park on West Main […]

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 8:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent CONVOY — This past Saturday evening, Crestview High School held its 57th annual baccalaureate and commencement exercises, with 70 seniors receiving their diplomas under the direction of Principal Mike Biro, who also spoke to the class during the event, which was held in the high school gymnasium. Jeff Millay, pastor of Pleasant […]

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview Student Council sponsored a Relay for Life for high school students and staff. There were 369 participants composed of students and school staff divided into 78 teams who walked or ran to see which team could walk the most laps around the track. There was also a team costume contest.  Student Council also sponsored three […]

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26 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 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36 per […]

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association is having a D-Day commemorative rifle match to remember local heroes, both past and present, this coming Saturday, June 3.  Any military rifle, past or present, from any country is allowed. The clinic begins at 9:30 a.m. and the match, which is open to Outdoorsmen members and non-members, […]

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert County Hospital Thrift Shop, 131 E. Central Ave. in Van Wert, is having a 50 percent off sale Thursday through Saturday, June 1-3. New Saturday hours, effective June 3, are 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

POSTED: 05/30/17 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: News