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Friday, Jun. 24, 2022

Van Wert independent sports Van Wert used a big fourth quarter to defeat Kenton, while Crestview jumped ahead early but fell to Lima Central Catholic, and Lincolnview was outscored by Delphos Jefferson in girls’ basketball action on Thursday night. Van Wert 46 Kenton 40 A 13-7 fourth quarter scoring advantage allowed Van Wert to secure […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 4:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information KENTON — Van Wert dropped a 51-24 Western Buckeye League dual match to Kenton on Thursday. Results can be found below. 195- Ethan Manns (K) pinned Cody Gamble (VW) in 4:12220– Noah Eikenbary (K) pinned Clay Ellerbrock (VW) in 1:45285- Eli Kline (VW) forfeit106- Dye (K) forfeit113- Fire (K) forfeit120- Killian Sudduth (VW) […]

POSTED: 01/31/20 at 4:51 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County General Health District is working with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) to monitor the current situation regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.  At the time of this release there are no confirmed cases in Ohio, while health officials across the U.S. are […]

POSTED: 01/30/20 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

VVW independent/submitted information The Main Street Van Wert Promotions Committee announces the return of the Downtown Chocolate Walk, to be held Friday evening, February 7. Participating businesses will be open for this special event from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per ticket and must be purchased or reserved The evening of the event, “chocolate walkers” […]

POSTED: 01/30/20 at 7:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Roughly two thirds of the 2019-2020 boys’ high school basketball regular season is complete and once again, Van Wert, Crestview and Lincolnview each have two games on their respective schedules this weekend. Van Wert at Kenton, at Bryan (2 p.m. JV start) The Cougars (3-11, 1-4 WBL) will head to Kenton […]

POSTED: 01/30/20 at 4:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports CELINA — Led by Brad Korte’s 361 series, Lincolnview defeated Temple Christian 2093-1687 at Plaza Lanes in Celina on Tuesday. Korte finished with games of 190 and 171, followed by Logan Daeger (147, 150, 297), Justin Braun (134, 151, 285) and Drew Motycka, who rolled a 161 game.

POSTED: 01/30/20 at 4:51 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information CONVOY — Presale tickets for Crestview’s basketball games at home against Lima Central Catholic on Friday and at Hicksville on Saturday will be on sale between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the athletic office. Prices for Friday’s home game are $4 for students and $5 for adults. Tickets at the door are […]

POSTED: 01/30/20 at 4:51 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Byron Wayne Showalter, 89, of Pleasant Township, went to be with his Lord Tuesday evening at Mercy Health in Lima. He was born October 24, 1930, in Van Wert County, the son of Byron A. and Eva (Lare) Showalter, who both preceded him in death. On November 4, 1950, he married the former Louise C. […]

POSTED: 01/29/20 at 4:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Three people received prison sentences during sentencing hearings held this week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Phillip Vickery, 29, of Decatur, Indiana, was sentenced to 24 months in prison on each of two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a felony of the third degree, and 18 months on […]

POSTED: 01/29/20 at 11:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert County saw a decrease in unemployment rates in the month of December 2019, as did 28 other Ohio counties. However, 38 counties had increased unemployment, while the jobless rate stayed the same in 21 counties. According to civilian labor force estimates released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family […]

POSTED: 01/29/20 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News