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Friday, Jun. 14, 2024

VW independent/submitted information Gasoline prices in Van Wert remain significantly lower than the state and national average, and are mostly unchanged from last week. Three stations have the lowest price in the city as of Monday morning at $2.54 a gallon. They include Murphy USA, the Pak-A-Sak Marathon station on North Washington Street, and the […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Senior Capstone Agriculture class at Crestview recently participated in the “Paint the Plow Program” sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Through the program, ODOT invited school programs to design and paint a plow delivered to the school with theme suggestions of safety, patriotism, the state of Ohio, school pride and weather. The senior […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports ST. MARYS — Codi Miller finished with a grand slam home run, a triple, two doubles and six RBI, and Crestview enjoyed a five inning 21-1 non-conference softball win at St. Marys on Saturday. 12 of Crestview’s 16 hits were for extra bases. Meanwhile, St. Marys finished the game with just […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint this week to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint. The location of the checkpoint will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. Ohioans who […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports NEW BREMEN — Track teams from Lincolnview and Crestview compted in the Cardinal Invitational at New Bremen on Friday night, with the Lancer boys finishing third (92 points) out of 12 teams and the Lancer girls (48 points) finishing seventh out of 13 teams. The Crestview boys finished seventh (27 points) […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports All area spring sports coaches along with athletic directors are encouraged to send in nominations for the Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student Athlete of the Week. Nominations f must be submitted by email ( by 12 p.m. on Tuesday. One name will be drawn and the winner will receive […]

POSTED: 04/30/18 at 6:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Robert Lentz, 89, of Van Wert, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. Robert was born in Payne on October 23, 1928, a son of Otto and Ester (Birkhold) Lentz, who both preceded him in death. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951 to […]

POSTED: 04/29/18 at 7:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Salvation Army’s annual dinner and auction fundraiser will be even more entertaining this year. That’s because there will be actual live entertainment provided by a number of local residents, including “Ohio Has Talent!” winners Drew and Michaella Johnson, as well as a Salvation Army brass band. Lt. Josh Morales, who heads […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 8:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — After an increase this year in hepatitis A cases linked to certain risk factors, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is encouraging people with known risk factors to get vaccinated. So far in 2018, there have been 47 cases of hepatitis A across the state, compared to five cases during the […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Along with the Ohio Governor’s Office, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and the Tri-County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, the Board of Van Wert County Commissioners recently recognized Van Wert County first responders for their outstanding efforts in the fight against the county’s opioid epidemic. The commissioners approved a proclamation honoring efforts by […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: News