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Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Harold D. Kreischer, 85, of Van Wert, died at 9 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2019, at Van Wert Manor.   He was born December 8, 1933, in Van Wert County, a son of Lawrence and Edith (McClure) Kreischer, who both preceded him in death. His wife Cheryl L. (Wells) Kreischer, survives him.  Other survivors include his daughters, […]

POSTED: 08/31/19 at 3:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Billie Gene Kear, 88, passed away unexpectedly after a very brief illness on August 29, 2019, surrounded by his beloved wife, JoAnn Kear, née Murphy, and their five children.  He was born July 17, 1931 in Van Wert, the son of Robert Eugene and Edith Kear, née German, who both preceded him in death.  A […]

POSTED: 08/31/19 at 1:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The 163rd Van Wert County Fair heads into the weekend, with more good weather forecast for this year’s edition of the fair. On Friday, fairgoers were treated to a number of events, including a MICHINDOH-sanctioned truck and tractor pull in front of the grandstand Friday evening. A number of livestock shows, both […]

POSTED: 08/31/19 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great time for Ohioans to take steps now to ensure they are better prepared for any disaster. “It’s never too late to plan and prepare for disasters,” Governor Mike DeWine said. “Emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere, at any time, often without any […]

POSTED: 08/31/19 at 8:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) invites all interested high school students and their parents to attend an informational meeting at McQuade Theater on the campus of St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo on Tuesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., to learn about the United States Military Service Academy […]

POSTED: 08/31/19 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor BRYAN — Owen Treece passed for 145 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 112 yards and another score to help Van Wert defeat Bryan 34-13 at Golden Bear Stadium on Friday night. In addition, Van Wert’s defense held Bryan to just 169 yards of total offense, with 65 yards coming […]

POSTED: 08/31/19 at 12:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor ROCKFORD — Brody Brecht rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns, but Parkway used big plays and scored twice in the fourth quarter to defeat Crestview 33-20 in the season opener on Friday night. Brecht’s second touchdown, a 50-yard run and the ensuing two point conversion by Kaden Kreischer tied the […]

POSTED: 08/31/19 at 12:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores from Friday night’s area high school football games. All games are non-conference or non-league games. Van Wert 34 Bryan 13 Parkway 33 Crestview 20 Wayne Trace 28 Paulding 27 Delphos St. John’s 28 Elida 27 Shawnee 35 Delphos Jefferson 6 Celina 28 Versailles 27 Eastwood 28 Ottawa–Glandorf […]

POSTED: 08/30/19 at 10:02 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council met Thursday evening as a “committee of the whole” to further discuss the idea of seeking a charter form of government for the city. Garry Hunter, legal counsel for the Ohio Municipal League, attended the meeting to provide information on the process to the six Council members who […]

POSTED: 08/30/19 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The 163rd Van Wert County Fair had excellent weather for Thursday, as local military veterans enjoyed free admission and as two free meals and other activities created specially for them as part of the fair’s Veterans Day event. In addition to veterans, several Junior Fair livestock shows were held on Thursday, including […]

POSTED: 08/30/19 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: News