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Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

Van Wert independent sports As expected, Van Wert and Lincolnview are ranked in the season’s initial statewide poll issued by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Van Wert (15-2) is ranked No. 7 in Division II, while fellow Western Buckeye League member Defiance is ranked 22nd. Bowling Green is ranked No. 1, followed by […]

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 9:31 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Draws for softball sectional tournaments were held around the state on Sunday. In Division II, Van Wert is the No. 11 seed and will play at No. 8 seed Elida in the sectional semifinals at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. The winner will move on to play No. 1 seed Napoleon […]

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

NOAH KRITES/for the VW independent The Clever Clovers 4-H club met on April 22 with 13 members and two guest parents present. Roll call was taken by writing one’s name on a piece of paper.  Aubree Bear and Kayla Krites led the pledges. The health and safety report was given by Lizzie Spath, who talked […]

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 7:46 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

Students at Van Wert (left) and Crestview danced the night away on Saturday during their respective schools’ Junior-Senior Proms. Van Wert held its prom in the Van Wert Middle School gymnasium, while Crestview’s was in the Edgewood Park Community Building. photos by Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information DELPHOS — A second meeting has been planned for Tuesday, April 30, for an 8-day, 7-night trip to New York City and The Poconos scheduled for October 19-26. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Delphos Public Library. Trip transportation is by Lakefront Lines motorcoach driven by […]

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 7:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits was just as entertaining during his concert Sunday at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio as he was when he first appeared at the NPAC 11 years ago. Noone provided lots of wry humor, as well as singing hits he made famous as a member of Herman’s Hermits […]

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert gasoline prices remain at least a penny under the state average, with the lowest price 13 cents under Ohio’s average price. The Murphy USA station in the Towne Center shopping center has the lowest price at $2.57 a gallon, with four stations — the two Pak-A-Sak stations on South Shannon […]

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 7:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 has announced highway projects within Van Wert County this week. Those projects include the following: U.S. 30 in Allen and Van Wert counties will be impacted minimally by maintenance work on bridges and overpasses in the following locations. Work will be done primarily off […]

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 7:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Monday Mailbag centers around coaching changes around the area, along with a question about high school football and Coaches Corner. Q: What’s up with all of the recent high school coaching changes? Are they somehow connected? Name withheld upon request A: I doubt they’re connected, but it does seem […]

POSTED: 04/29/19 at 5:58 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Civic Theatre is less than a week away from opening its next production, Little Shop of Horrors, on May 2.  This wonky sci-fi, horror, comedy chronicles the situation of Seymour Krelborn, a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey […]

POSTED: 04/27/19 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: News