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Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer CONVOY — An early childhood center appears to be in the works in the Crestview Local School District. If the plan comes to fruition, it would be located in the current Vancrest of Convoy building. The nursing home is closing and the 17,600-square-foot building and property will be gifted to the Crestview […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Lincolnview Local Schools has a 2.5-mill, five-year permanent improvement (PI) levy renewal on the November 6 ballot. This levy was initially placed on the ballot in 1974 and has been renewed every five years ever since. The levy is not a new tax and will not increase property taxes. By state law, […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County Democratic Party officials noted that expanded hours are now available for early voting at the Board of Elections office, adding that anyone who needs a ride to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, should call 419.771.8037. A vigil and carry-in meal is planned at Democratic headquarters at the corner […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information CONVOY — Presale tickets for Saturday night’s home playoff football game with Miami Valley Christian Academy will be available in the high school athletic office on Wednesday night from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the high school office as well as Thursday and Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Presale ticket […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around area high school football, Urban Meyer rumors, the Cleveland Browns and Van Wert County’s outstanding cross country teams. Football frenzy in Van Wert County What a fun time to be a high school football fan in Van Wert County, as the Van Wert Cougars and […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 6:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports The final Associated Press Ohio high school football poll of the season was released on Monday, and the Crestview Knights (9-1) finished as the 10th ranked team in Division VII. Crestview was ranked No. 8 in the previous poll. After upsetting St. Marys Memorial on Friday, Wapakoneta (9-1) moved up two […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 6:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Thomas E. Muhlenkamp, 80, of rural Rockford, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born September 28, 1938, in Geneva, Indiana, the son of Charles J. “Carl” and Lucile A. (Spangler) Muhlenkamp, who both preceded him in death.He married the former Nancy Krotzer on June 9, 1973, […]

POSTED: 10/30/18 at 6:00 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Brett Steven Gaskill, 34, of Van Wert, died Sunday, October 28, 2018, at his residence. He was born September 15, 1984 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Doug E. and Carol A. (Reinhart) Gaskill, who both survive in Van Wert. Other survivors include a brother, Travis T. Gaskill of Van Wert. Funeral services are […]

POSTED: 10/29/18 at 9:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent (above) brought their award-winning amalgam of Country, Bluegrass, and Christian music to the stage of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio on Saturday for a concert that earned plenty of applause from the large crowd who braved less than optimal weather conditions to see the duo perform with […]

POSTED: 10/29/18 at 7:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information In a letter sent recently to the Van Wert County Board of Commissioners, John Arehart of Apex Clean Energy Inc. announced that Apex would be disinvesting from the Long Prairie Wind project. “We have made the difficult decision to conclude our pursuit of the Long Prairie Wind project in Van Wert and […]

POSTED: 10/29/18 at 7:42 am. FILED UNDER: News