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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts include good wishes, football races coming down to the wire, the NWC and the playoffs, impressive performances, the Cleveland Browns Good luck Best of luck to the Van Wert County trio of Caylee Phillips, Ragen Harting and Madison Langdon. The trio will run at the Cross Country […]

POSTED: 10/29/19 at 3:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Karl E. Ward, 71, of Delphos, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born August 17, 1948, in Dayton, the son of Karl and Kathleen Ward, who both preceded him in death. He married the former Carolyn Pedigo, who survives in Delphos.   Other survivors include two daughters, […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 3:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information At 7 a.m. Monday, the Niese family took over operation of The Rambler’s Roost, which will now be known as The Bear’s Den. Brent and Lisa Niese will manage the restaurant and plan to continue a similar menu and prices, while changing the menu and decor over time. They will remain open […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 11:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Police Department is looking into an incident involving a piece of Halloween candy that contained a metal object. The “gummy-type” candy was wrapped in clear sealed wrapper with purple ends (see photos below).   The department is asking that anyone with information contact them at 419.238.2462. 

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 11:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ilo M. Mercer, 92, of Convoy, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Vancrest Health Care Center. She was born December 20, 1926, in Ohio City, the daughter of Eugene Fields and Hattie Annetta (High) Shindeldecker, who both preceded her in death. On May 27, 1945, she married Max Crawford Mercer, who […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 9:56 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Literally hundreds of people were in downtown Van Wert on Saturday morning as local businesses provided a variety of Halloween treats for kids. While many community Trick or Treat events were postponed until Sunday because of a storm that blew through the area, the downtown event was able to be completed before the storm came […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 7:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Act, into law, U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced two new pieces of legislation to address the opioid crisis.  Legislation that Latta had previously authored, the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act, was included in H.R. […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Local Boy Scout Hunter Burton was honored during the October 20 worship service at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert after his scouting skills were used to assist a person who was having a heart attack until medical personnel could arrive. Burton’s quick response and first aid skills were also commended by Van Wert […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 6:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports TIFFIN — Van Wert’s Caylee Phillips, Crestview’s Ragen Harting and Lincolnview’s Madison Langdon will run at the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Cross Country State Meet on Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. The three qualified in the rain at Saturday’s Division II and III regionals in Tiffin. Phillips finished […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 4:06 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released volleyball regional pairing information. The home team is listed first, and dates, locations and times are subject to change. Rankings are from the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association State Poll released on Monday, October 14, 2019. Division I Hudson Region Canton GlenOak […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 4:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports