The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

VW independent/submitted information Most local gasoline prices are approximately a nickel lower than last week, with Murphy USA again having the lowest price at $2.21 a gallon, down from $2.26 a gallon last Sunday. The local Murphy station also has the lowest price in the area, as prices rise in other communities in the area. […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor It wasn’t pretty, but the Crestview Lady Knights captured a Division III sectional championship with a 28-19 win over Hicksville at Van Wert High School on Saturday night. The victory avenged 44-28 regular season loss to the Lady Aces, and it extended Crestview’s winning streak to 12 games. “A win is […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 8:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports PAULDING — Lincolnview clamped down defensively in the fourth quarter, and the Lady Lancers held on to defeat Northwest Conference rival Delphos Jefferson 35-33 in the lower bracket Division IV sectional championship game at Paulding High School on Saturday night. Lincolnview (12-12) held the Wildcats to just three points in the […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 8:13 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Two Van Wert County wrestlers have qualified for district competitions, while four others will serve as district alternates. Division II at Napoleon Van Wert’s Isaiah Bretz won his 100th career match and a Division II sectional championship in the 138 pound weight class with a 10-7 victory over Wauseon’s Mauricio Barajas […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports All area winter sports coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to send nominations for the Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student-Athlete of the week to: sports@thevwindependent.com. Nominations must be received by 12 p.m. on Tuesday. One name will be picked and the winner will receive a T-shirt from Northwest Ohio Welch […]

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor CONVOY — Crestview Elementary Principal Kathy Mollenkopf has spent most of her lifetime in the Crestview school system, first as a student, and then as a teacher, dean of students, assistant athletic director, and, for the last 18 years, as elementary principal. Now she’s taking on a new role: superintendent. Mollenkopf said […]

POSTED: 02/24/18 at 9:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — State Representative Craig S. Riedel (R-Defiance) was appointed by Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) as vice chair of the House’s Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee. The committee receives and reviews legislation that deals with issues ranging from licensing for commercial roofing contractors to workplace requirements regarding the flu […]

POSTED: 02/24/18 at 9:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Celebrate reading and Dr. Seuss’s 114th birthday at Brumback Library during Dr. Suess Week: Monday, February 26, through Saturday, March 3. Events during the week include the following: Mixed Up Monday, February 26 Wear mixed up clothing — shirt backwards, inside out, etc., and go on a fishing expedition Family Story Time […]

POSTED: 02/24/18 at 9:11 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The 2018 Fountain Park Summer Music Series concerts will be announced soon and The Van Wert County Foundation is seeking non-profit organizations that are interested in providing concessions during the Friday night concerts. Any non-profit organization in Van Wert County is welcome to submit its name to the foundation between now and […]

POSTED: 02/24/18 at 9:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor It was raining treys at Lincolnview High School on Friday night. The Lancers poured in 16 triples on the way to an 84-70 non-conference win over the visiting Perry Commodores on Senior Night. Lincolnview finished the regular season 15-7 and 7-1 in the Northwest Conference, good for second place. The victory […]

POSTED: 02/24/18 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: Sports