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Thursday, May. 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the last of three articles providing options for either the renovation or replacement of Van Wert City School District’s Eggerss Stadium football facility. Each article will deal with one of three options developed by a committee formed to research the issue. This option deals with construction of a new football facility […]

POSTED: 09/29/17 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lots of people came out for  the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Business Expo/Taste of Van Wert County, which was held Thursday afternoon and evening at Wassenberg Art Center in downtown Van Wert. Above, Sarah Moser from Apex Clean Energy answers questions from attendees, while (below) 133 Bistro staff display a variety of […]

POSTED: 09/29/17 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 has listed highway projects for the coming week. Those projects are as follows: Van Wert County Ohio 709, between Jonestown Road and Venedocia Street/St. Marys Road, west of Venedocia, will close October 9 for approximately 14 days for bridge repair at two locations. […]

POSTED: 09/29/17 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert High School junior Nate Place is the Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student-Athlete of the Week. Miller is the starting quarterback and plays defensive back for the Cougars. He has passed for 975 yards and eight touchdowns, and is the team’s leading rusher with 367 yards and five scores. Place, who was […]

POSTED: 09/29/17 at 5:28 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Two Van Wert County golfers have qualified for district competition. Van Wert senior Jared Hernandez shot an 83 during Thursday’s Division II sectional at Country Acres Golf Club in Ottawa, and will move on to next Thursday’s district at Red Hawk Run in Findlay. Meanwhile, Lincolnview junior Reece Farmer fired an […]

POSTED: 09/29/17 at 5:26 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Crestview Lady Knights defeated Lima Central Catholic in straight sets on Thursday, 25-23, 26-24, and 25-19. The Lady Knights also honored their three seniors — Abby Bagley, Ally McCoy and Lyvia Black. Crestview (11-3) will host the Fricker’s Lady Knight Invitational beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Video by Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 09/29/17 at 5:26 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Volleyball Lincolnview 3 Delphos Jefferson 0 Lincolnview defeated Northwest Conference rival Delphos Jefferson in straight sets on Thursday 25-16, 25-23, and 25-14. Kayla Schimmoeller led the Lady Lancers by going 10-of-10 serving with an ace, along with eight kills, five digs and four blocks. Lincolnview (7-8, 3-2 NWC) will play in […]

POSTED: 09/29/17 at 5:25 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Georgette G. “Ge-Ge” Zinn, 56, of Van Wert, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 27, 2017, in Mercer County. She was born May 8, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of George J. and Freida (Johnson) Veach, who both preceded her in death. She married Kim Zinn, who survives in Van Wert. Other survivors include […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 2:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Week No. 5 of the high school football season was a challenging one, in terms of predicting games. After going 18-2 the previous week, I went just 13-7 picking games. However, it should be noted there were several mild upsets around the area, including Wapakoneta over Elida, Spencerville over Ada, and […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor There’s no doubt about it, the Van Wert Cougars have been fun to watch this season. At the halfway point of the regular season, Van Wert sits at 3-2 (2-2 Western Buckeye League). The Cougars opened the season with a pair of victories – 27-7 over Bryan and 26-20 over Wapakoneta […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports