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Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Editor’s note: With 2019 nearly over, the Van Wert independent has again selected its top 10 stories of the year, and will be including those stories through Tuesday, December 31. After a break to celebrate New Year’s Day, the series will continue Thursday, January 2, with a story on possible important news coming in 2020.  […]

POSTED: 12/30/19 at 1:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

Justin Richard Wolford, 39, of Bronson, Michigan, passed away at 10:38 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, following an automobile accident that occurred while he was going home to Michigan from Ohio on Christmas Eve. He was born January 13, 1980, in, Lima, the son of Steven […]

POSTED: 12/30/19 at 12:38 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Margaret M. “Maggie” Pontius, 82, of Van Wert, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the Van Wert Health emergency room shortly after arrival.   She was born December 10, 1937, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the daughter of Frank C. and Williamina (Leeds) Scott Sr., who both preceded her in death. On June 7,1955, she married […]

POSTED: 12/28/19 at 5:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Editor’s note: With 2019 nearly over, the Van Wert independent has again selected its top 10 stories of the year, and will be including those stories through Tuesday, December 31. After a break to celebrate New Year’s Day, the series will continue Thursday, January 2, with a story on possible important news coming in 2020.  […]

POSTED: 12/28/19 at 12:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is encouraging Ohioans to apply for open positions with the 2020 Census, that are available in their local communities. The Census Bureau is offering flexible hours and competitive wages, for Ohioans across the state to help with the 2020 Census count. Ohioans interested in applying for […]

POSTED: 12/28/19 at 12:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Ottoville’s size and experience was too much for Van Wert, as the Big Green raced out to a 9-0 first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a 57-38 win over the Cougars on Friday. Joseph Miller opened the game with back-to-back treys and Josh Thorbahn drained a […]

POSTED: 12/27/19 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports It was a tough night for Crestview and Lincolnview, as both lost in non-conference action on Friday. Delphos St. John’s 58 Crestview 37 CONVOY — The visiting Blue Jays jumped out to a 23-11 first quarter lead and went on to defeat Crestview 58-37 at Ray Etzler Gymnasium. Brady Grothaus scored […]

POSTED: 12/27/19 at 11:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are final scores from Friday night’s area high school basketball games. Non-conference Ottoville 57 Van Wert 38Delphos St. John’s 58 Crestview 37Kalida 67 Lincolnview 38Wauseon 38 Paulding 37Fort Jennings 48 Temple Christian 26 Parkway 64 Onsted 60St. Marys Memorial 51 New Knoxville 34Ada 55 Waynesfield-Goshen 52Liberty-Benton 71 Bath 52Coldwater 55 […]

POSTED: 12/27/19 at 11:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview High School senior basketball player Lana Carey is this week’s Van Wert independent/Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy Student Athlete of the Week. Carey was nominated by head coach Kyle Williams. “Lana shows what it means to be a student athlete,” Williams said. “She is very committed to not only basketball, but other sports and is […]

POSTED: 12/27/19 at 4:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Editor’s note: With 2019 nearly over, the Van Wert independent has again selected its top 10 stories of the year, and will be including those stories through Tuesday, December 31. After a break to celebrate New Year’s Day, the series will continue Thursday, January 2, with a story on possible important news coming in 2020.  […]

POSTED: 12/27/19 at 12:07 am. FILED UNDER: News