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Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Some intriguing matchups are in store this weekend for Van Wert, Lincolnview and Crestview. The Cougars and Lancers will play two games while Crestview has a much anticipated game on the road. Below are weekend previews for each game. Van Wert at Ottoville, at Columbus Grove Van Wert (2-3) lost to Delphos […]

POSTED: 12/27/18 at 5:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lester E. Shafer, 80, of Delphos, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born November 13, 1938, in Cincinnati, the son of Chester E. and Anna Kathrine “Katie” (Johnson) Shafer, who both preceded him in death. On May 30, 1965, he married the former Barbara Thompson, who […]

POSTED: 12/26/18 at 11:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Karen R. Long, 78, of Rockford, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at Mercer Health in Coldwater. She was born September 27, 1940, in Dayton, the daughter of Ellsworth and Mabel (Sluterbeck) Collins, who both preceded her in death. On August 10, 1963, she married Edwin Long, who survives in Rockford. Other survivors include two […]

POSTED: 12/26/18 at 11:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Editor’s note: The Van Wert independent will be doing a series of articles on what it identifies 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 institutions or people in the community. Today’s […]

POSTED: 12/26/18 at 9:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert gasoline prices were all under $2 a gallon for the first time in more than a year — and all more than a nickel under the state average. Local residents are now saving a significant amount of money over prices earlier this year that peaked closer to $3 a gallon […]

POSTED: 12/26/18 at 9:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written examination for the position of sergeant in the Van Wert Police Department at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building, 515 E. Main St. in Van Wert.

POSTED: 12/26/18 at 9:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around the college football playoff, bowl game goodies, Urban Meyer, polls and Week No. 17 of the NFL season. CFB Playoff Alabama-Oklahoma and Notre Dame-Clemson college football playoff games will be played on Saturday, with the winners advancing to the national championship game. In last week’s […]

POSTED: 12/26/18 at 5:19 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports/submitted information The Van Wert boys’ bowling took on the Celina Bulldogs in Western Buckeye League action at Olympic Lanes on Saturday, with the varsity losing a tough match and the junior varsity posting a win. The varsity score was 2530-2459 and high scores of the day for the Cougars were shot […]

POSTED: 12/26/18 at 5:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Grace M. Metcalf, 92, formerly of Santa Cruz, California, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos. She was born June 18, 1926, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the daughter of Frank and Annie (Perrey) Eshelby, who both preceded her in death. On July 23, 1945, she married Donald […]

POSTED: 12/25/18 at 1:17 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Third Ohio District Court of Appeals has sided with a suspect then incarcerated in Indiana whose case was dismissed because prosecutors failed to meet requirements related to his constitutional guarantee of a speedy trial. Tyler Marr, who had been indicted on seven counts of burglary by the Van Wert County Grand […]

POSTED: 12/24/18 at 9:08 am. FILED UNDER: News