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Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

Van Wert independent sports PIQUA — Two Lincolnview Lancer runners will compete at the 2017 Track and Field State Tournament in Columbus. During Friday’s Division III regional finals at Piqua High School, Ryan Rager used a career-best time of 51.13, to place fourth in the 400 meter dash, and qualify for next week’s state tournament […]

POSTED: 05/27/17 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert County residents begin to clean up on Friday after heavy rains caused flooding in the city of Van Wert and a number of villages and rural areas in the county on Thursday. Above, kids play in high water on Burt Street, near Cable Street, while (below) a blue heron fishes in high water in […]

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 8:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Van Wert County Council on Aging celebrated paying off its facility debt with a mortgage burning ceremony held Thursday morning at the Council’s Senior Center on Fox Road. Council on Aging Executive Director Kevin Matthews welcomed those attending, which included former director Cindy Wood and current and former staff, as well […]

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports PIQUA — Van Wert sophomores Tabatha Saam and Austin Clay are bound for the Division II 2017 State Track and Field Tournament. The two qualified, during yesterday’s regionals at Piqua High School. Saam advanced by placing fourth in the shot put with a toss of 37-00.50, while Clay qualified for the state […]

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 7:57 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Members of the Van Wert Cougars baseball team will hold a car wash at Lee Kinstle GM Sales and Service, 650 W. Ervin Road, Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted, and the car wash will be held rain or shine. Donations can also be sent to […]

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 7:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The YWCA of Van Wert recently received a donation from Teresa Parrish, who was the big winner of the United Way Fiesta Friday Fun. Parrish wanted to donate her $1,000 winnings directly to one United Way agency, the YWCA. The donation will be used for upkeep and maintenance purposes on the YWCA facility. YWCA Executive […]

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 7:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Due to the recent inclement weather, the concert by the Van Wert Area Community Concert Band scheduled for Fountain Park at 7 p.m. today has been moved to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio.

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 7:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Delphos Police May 25, 10:05 a.m. — A 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Isaac Schuck, 17, of Delphos, was eastbound on E. Fifth St., approaching State Street, when the vehicle failed to stop at the red light and was struck by a northbound semi-tractor trailer operated by Joshua Dietrich, 38, of Willshire. Dietrich, Schuck, […]

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 6:31 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Submitted information The public is invited to a special Memorial Sunday service on May 28 from 10 a.m. until noon at Whitehorse Biker Church, 408 E. Main St. in Van Wert. On that day, the church will welcome veteran Marine Corps Sniper Chico Simich as our guest speaker. Chico went from the physical battlefield, where he was decorated with two Purple Hearts, into the […]

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 6:28 am. FILED UNDER: Church

Patricia A. Mosier, 77, of Lima, and formerly of Van Wert, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Liberty Retirement Community of Lima. She was born April 25, 1940, in Van Wert, the daughter of Guy and Betty (Krick) Shively, who both preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Vicki L. […]

POSTED: 05/25/17 at 6:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries