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Friday, Mar. 1, 2024

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Monday Mailbag features questions about football regions, Crestview’s playoff chances, the future of the GMC and the upcoming basketball season. Q: Do you think OHSAA will reconfigure some of the football regions? It seems like some good teams will be left out of the playoffs this year and it […]

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

Van Wert independent sports Here are this week’s high school football schedules for WKSD 99.7FM and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM. The games will be the season finale on both radio stations. As far as college football, Ohio State has a bye week and the Toledo Rockets are off until November 5. Friday, November 1 WKSD – Paulding […]

POSTED: 10/28/19 at 4:04 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Joanne G. Bash, 72, of Rockford, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Maplewood of Shane’s Village where she was a resident.   She was born July 17, 1947, in Richmond, Indiana, the daughter of Harry L. and Ruth (Wagner) Glick, who both preceded her in death. On December 21, 1974, Joanne married Marshall […]

POSTED: 10/27/19 at 9:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information Young entrepreneur Dalton Heppeard has been a familiar face at the local farmer’s market for several years, providing baked good items for sale at the markets, but for the first time this year he agreed to set up a booth at the 2019 edition of the Apple Festival selling apple dumplings.   Prior […]

POSTED: 10/26/19 at 7:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

A former restaurant building is being torn down in the Ervin Road/Shannon Street area. The former Arby’s and Penguin Point restaurant building at the corner of Ervin and Shannon (above) is currently being torn down to make way for a new facility for the Greve Chrysler Dodge Jeep auto dealership. Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 10/26/19 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information WILLSHIRE — The Willshire Sportsman’s Club will be sponsoring a Turkey Shoot on Sunday, November 3, starting at noon. The event will be held at the club grounds two miles east of Willshire. Ammunition will be furnished: 12-gauge for the adult shoot and 20-gauge for the kids shoot. The kids shoot is […]

POSTED: 10/26/19 at 7:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Federal Savings Bank recently donated $3,500 to the Van Wert High School Athletics Department. Van Wert Federal continues to be a proud supporter of Van Wert City Schools and its many programs, including athletics. It’s through community donations like this that VWCS is able to provide student athletes with a high-quality athletic experience […]

POSTED: 10/26/19 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Led by Owen Treece’s four touchdowns and a defense that gave up just 218 yards, Van Wert defeated stubborn Bath 42-21 at Eggerss Stadium on Friday. “Owen did a great job leading our offense tonight,” Van Wert head coach Keith Recker said. “He had a very good game passing the ball […]

POSTED: 10/25/19 at 11:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor HARROD — Allen East scored three times in the second half, including twice in the fourth quarter to rally past Crestview 20-14 at Goodwin Field on Friday. The loss all but eliminated Crestview (4-5, 3-3 NWC) from the playoff race, while Allen East unofficially clinched a postseason berth. Crestview led 7-6 […]

POSTED: 10/25/19 at 11:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores of Friday night’s area high school football games. WBL Van Wert 42 Bath 21 Kenton 14 Ottawa-Glandorf 9St. Marys 35 Celina 6Wapakoneta 42 Defiance 7Shawnee 42 Elida 10 NWC Allen East 20 Crestview 14Paulding 70 Ada 40Spencerville 35 Bluffton 0Columbus Grove at Delphos Jefferson (Saturday)

POSTED: 10/25/19 at 10:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports