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Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — It hasn’t been easy, but the Crestview Knights are off to a 5-0 (2-0 Northwest Conference) start, and a No.3 ranking in this week’s statewide Division VII football poll. Along with the media poll, Crestview is ranked No. 1 in the Region 28 computer poll. The Knights had to […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:38 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports/submitted information The Van Wert High School boys varsity cross country team competed last Saturday at one of Ohio’s top meets as they raced at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights. The squad placed a respectable 11th out of 32 teams in the “Varsity A” race which featured not just many strong Division II teams […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:37 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Editor’s note: This is the second 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. VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert City Schools Stadium Facilities […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A man convicted of several sex-related charges was sentenced to 12 years in prison during hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Christopher Gile, 36, of Scott, was sentenced to 48 months each on charges of gross sexual imposition, and two counts of sexual battery, all felonies of the […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor As many people have likely noticed, The Van Wert independent’s sports coverage has been greatly enhanced under new Sports Editor Scott Truxell. In addition to coverage of seasonal prep sports, Truxell also included season preview stories for county football, volleyball, cross country, soccer, golf, and girls’ tennis teams. He has also implemented […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Vietnam veterans were feted at the third Vietnam Veterans Banquet held at American Legion Post 178 on Wednesday evening. Here, Vietnam vets who attended the dinner pose for a photo. (photo submitted)

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Do you know what an “allemande left” is? Did you know that “Stir the Bucket” isn’t something you do in the kitchen? Come learn with Van Wert County 4-H members and their families as they explore square dancing on Saturday, October 28, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Those wanting to participate do not need to […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 6:10 am. FILED UNDER: News, Youth

Submitted information Come join Van Wert County Council on Aging from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, October 12, for a senior dance. Light refreshments and finger foods will be provided. Seniors can put on their dancing shoes, bring a friend, and have some fun. Singles or couples are welcome. Even those who don’t dance can come join the […]

POSTED: 09/28/17 at 12:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Twig III met on Tuesday, September 12, in Van Wert County Hospital’s Conference Room A. Van Wert Mayor Jerry Mazur was introduced and spoke on the importance of the 0.28-percent income tax increase. Also speaking were the following city officials: Martha Balyeat; Pete Weir, Joi Mergy, Steve Trittschuh, Ken Markward, Jon Jones, and […]

POSTED: 09/27/17 at 8:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

The Van Wert Area’s Photography Club’s Canal Photo Shoot will be held on Saturday, October 7. If you really haven’t thought much about such a historical subject, it might not seem very interesting. All that may change, however, after you do some research into the history of the canal, its construction, and efforts to preserve […]

POSTED: 09/27/17 at 8:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News