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Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Joe M. Altman, 71, of Middle Point, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1948, the son of Matthew and Valeria (Thines) Altman, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by four sons, Curtis Altman, Todd Altman, Byron Altman, and Chauncey Altman; a brother, Byron (Jane) […]

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 2:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Outhouse races and much more were on tap Saturday as the 2019 Harvest Moon Festival took place in downtown Van Wert. The large crowd on hand enjoyed great weather, food, activities, and entertainment. Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 7:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

A Night with Janis Joplin blasted its audience with energy and passion as it provided a glimpse of Joplin’s incredible charisma and musicianship to an awed audience at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio. Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently made a donation of $500 to First United Methodist Church. The monies, from an Elks Promise Grant the lodge received from the Elks National Foundation, are to be used for the church’s Fifth Quarter Program. Promise Grants are made available to […]

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VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Two area fire departments each received $30,000 grants from the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Medical Services. The money is part of the Division of EMS fiscal year 2019-2020 Supplemental Grant Program. Scott Volunteer Fire Department and Ohio City Volunteer Fire Department each received a $30,000 grant, […]

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 7:18 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Lincolnview Local Board of Education will meet in special session at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, in the District Conference Room to take recommended action on a contract to construct new elementary basketball courts. 

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports CONVOY — Ottawa-Glandorf (No. 2, Division III) defeated St. Henry (No. 1, Division IV) to win the 19th annual Fricker’s/Lady Knight Volleyball Invtitational at Crestview High School on Saturday. After topping Edison and Marion Local, the Lady Titans defeated St. Henry 25-21, 17-25, 25-17 in the championship match. Before falling to […]

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 4:06 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Lincolnview and Crestview’s cross country teams were in action Saturday, along with Lincolnview and Van Wert’s volleyball teams, Crestview and Van Wert’s girls’ soccer teams and both of Van Wert’s girls’ doubles tennis teams. Cross country Lancers, Knights run at Kalida Invite KALIDA — Lincolnview and Crestview finished No. 4 and […]

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 4:06 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are this week’s football broadcast schedules for 99.7 WKSD and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM.  Monday, September 30 WKSD: Wayne Trace at Antwerp, 6:20 p.m. pregame, 7 p.m. kickoff Friday, October 4 WSKD: Fairview at Wayne Trace, 6:20 p.m. pregame, 7 p.m. kickoff WERT: Van Wert at Shawnee, 6:30 p.m. pregame, 7 p.m. […]

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 4:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Monday Mailbag includes questions about Monday night high school football, playoff chances for Crestview and Van Wert, a Van Wert field goal attempt and Ohio State. Q: How did Wayne Trace and Antwerp come to the decision to make up their game on Monday night? That doesn’t seem ideal. […]

POSTED: 09/30/19 at 4:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports