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Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds motorcyclists to ride trained and sober. Also, motorists should be aware there will be an increase in motorcycles on the roadways with the coming of warmer weather. In 2017, motorcycle-involved crashes resulted in 155 fatal crashes, […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Just a reminder that Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach’s office is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held today. The sheriff’s office is working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency to give county residents another opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports Van Wert took advantage of numerous Elida mistakes and scored early and often in a five inning 18-5 Western Buckeye League softball victory over the Lady Bulldogs at Jubilee Park on Friday. Elida committed six errors and allowed five runs on wild pitches. With two outs in the bottom of the […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 6:20 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Van Wert 4 Elida 0 Lawson Blackmore belted a solo home run and tossed a three hitter with 11 strikeouts as Van Wert earned a 4-0 win at Elida on Friday. Three of Van Wert’s runs came in the top of the seventh inning. Blackmore homered to open the frame, Keaton […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 6:19 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks have announced that they will hold their annual Elks Soccer Shoot on Saturday, May 5, with registration at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1197 Elks Drive, Van Wert, Ohio. The shoot will start at 9:30, and a parent or guardian must be […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 6:19 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports KALIDA — Two runs in the bottom of the sixth allowed the Lady Ladycats to escape with a 6-4 non-conference softball win on Friday. An RBI single by Carly Wendel scored Morgan Miller in the second inning, but Kalida responded with three runs in the third, including two on an error. […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 6:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports The Van Wert Cougars picked up their third win this week and third straight with a 3-2 tennis victory over visiting Elida on Friday. The Cougars won all three singles matches, with Michael Etter claiming a 6-1, 6-3 win over Tyler Christoff, Kannen Wannemacher defeated Sebastian Kunkleman 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 at […]

POSTED: 04/28/18 at 6:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thomas M. Avery, age 70, of Rockford, died early Thursday morning, April 26, 2018, at Mercer Health in Coldwater. He was born May 23, 1947, in Van Wert, the son of Richard P. and Mary (Provci) Avery, who both preceded him in death. On September 16, 1972, he married the former Judith M. Frye, who […]

POSTED: 04/27/18 at 11:40 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

If you want to be ready to record video at a moment’s notice, start by tapping on the Settings icon, then scroll down to Record Video and tap on it. This opens a page of six different combinations of resolutions and frames per second at the top and a chart at the bottom that tells how the […]

POSTED: 04/27/18 at 8:46 am. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

Well, we can’t seem to get into spring, so let’s try jumping right into summer! The Van Wert County Foundation sponsored Fountain Park Summer Music Series is all set.  Plans for eight fun and exciting concerts are being made to go with two Van Wert Community Concert Band concerts.  Friday nights will light up Fountain Park once again […]

POSTED: 04/27/18 at 8:39 am. FILED UNDER: News