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Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores from Saturday’s boys’ high school basketball games. Van Wert 54 Columbus Grove 50 Ottoville 67 Lincolnview 49 Parkway 61 Onsted (MI) 56 Defiance 63 Delphos St. John’s 53 St. Marys Memorial 43 Spencerville 27 Upper Scioto Vally 65 Allen East 32 Shawnee 81 Lima Central Catholic 52 […]

POSTED: 12/29/18 at 10:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor OTTOVILLE — The one-two punch of 6-5 sophomore Josh Thorbahn and 6-7 sophomore Ryan Suever was too much for Van Wert, as the pair combined for 50 points in Ottoville’s 65-62 victory over the Cougars at L.W. Heckman Gymnasium on Friday. Thorbahn finished with 30 points, including a pair of critical […]

POSTED: 12/29/18 at 5:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DELPHOS — Drew Kline goes in for two of his 11 points during Friday night’s 61-49 win at Delphos St. John’s. Crestview led 31-25 at halftime, then outscored the Blue Jays 14-5 in the third period to lead 45-30 entering the fourth quarter. Kline was one of four Knights who finished in double figures. Javin […]

POSTED: 12/29/18 at 5:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Kyle Wallis scored 20 points, including six in overtime to lead Lincolnview over the visiting Kalida Wildcats 54-51 on Friday. With the game tied 42-42, Wallis hit back to back triples to give the Lancers a 48-42 lead in the extra session. Alek Bowersock, who finished with 13 points, later hit […]

POSTED: 12/29/18 at 5:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores from Friday night’s area boys basketball games. Ottoville 65 Van Wert 62 Crestview 61 Delphos St. John’s 49 Lincolnview 54 Kalida 51 OT Wayne Trace 60 Woodlan (IN) 43 Tinora 47 Paulding 42 Parkway 91 Fremont (IN) 45 Antwerp 55 Edon 45 Shawnee 75 Delphos Jefferson 36 […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 11:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Editor’s note: The Van Wert independent is doing a series of articles on what it has identified as the top 10 news stories of 2018. The series will run through New Year’s Day and include stories that have generated the most interest from the community and/or involved important local institutions or people. Today’s article features the […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 10:21 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information LIMA — Girl Scouts of Western Ohio announced that it will be the recipient of planned gifts as a result of the $1.2 million movement-wide planned giving challenge initiative by Dianne Belk and Lawrence Calder. Both the national headquarters of Girl Scouts of the USA and 101 other Girl Scout councils across […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 10:13 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Manor has recently received several awards from HCF Management. HCF Management, Van Wert Manor’s corporate partner, recently held its facility awards reception. Van Wert Manor was awarded the “Facility of the Year” award; “Humanitarian of the Year” award; and the “Barb Masella Quality” award. Van Wert Manor also received a […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 10:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Business

It has been a hectic but enjoyable holiday season. Although we have not had a Niswonger event in over two weeks, business has been hopping at the box office. Gift cards have been a very popular gift for many people to give to others. Of all the concerts and events at the Niswonger, Travis Tritt’s acoustic concert on […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 9:53 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Pamela Ann Sites, 69, of Van Wert, died at 1:36 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018, in Van Wert. She was born August 2, 1949, the daughter of James Potter Sr., who preceded her in death, and Alice L. Haynes, who survives in Van Wert. She married Jack W. Sites and he died August 14, 1999. […]

POSTED: 12/28/18 at 4:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries