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Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This article is one of a series on Paulding County’s bicentennial (200th year) celebration. JANE NICE/for the Van Wert independent PAULDING — Following the Bicentennial kick-off program at Branch Christian Fellowship Church the evening of February 12, dignitaries and celebrants crossed the street and flooded the Paulding County Courthouse hallways to admire the […]

POSTED: 02/29/20 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert High School Theatre invites district residents to its upcoming spring musical production of Disney’s Tarzan®, The Stage Musical at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center stage.  The musical is based on the story, Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Disney’s 1999 animated film, […]

POSTED: 02/29/20 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — This month, U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-5th District) introduced H.R. 5833, legislation working to increase accessibility to non-opioid treatment for those suffering from chronic pain. People who are suffering from chronic pain often turn to opioids to alleviate their discomfort, which in some cases has led to a rise of misuse and abuse. Opioid alternatives, including certain […]

POSTED: 02/29/20 at 8:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor BLUFFTON — No. 8 seed Crestview survived a bit of a slow start and a wild finish to upset No. 3 seed Delphos St. John’s 40-37 and capture the upper bracket Division IV sectional championship at Bluffton University on Friday. The victory avenged a 58-37 regular season loss to the Blue […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 11:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor No. 4 seed Kalida made just enough plays in the final period to rally past No. 5 seed Lincolnview 44-41 to win the Division IV lower bracket sectional championship at Van Wert High School on Friday. An early fourth quarter bucket by Clayton Leeth snapped a 33-33 tie and after a […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 11:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Paulding has officially informed the Northwest Conference that it’s leaving the NWC for the Green Meadows Conference. “It is anticipated that a formal request to leave the league after the 2020-21 school year will be submitted to the member schools at the May principals’ meeting,” NWC Commissioner Jim Raabe wrote in […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 11:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Wayne K. Richardson, 79, of Middle Point, passed away the morning of Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was born July 9, 1940, at his parents’ home on East Fourth Street in Delphos, the son of Clarence E. and Leota M. (Shellabarger) Richardson, who […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 4:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert Police February 19, 3:32 p.m. — Nathan L.G. Williams, 27, of 11346 Bergner Road, was charged with theft in connection with a shoplifting incident at the local Walmart store. February 18, 8:46 a.m. — Carmel L. Maynard, 29, of 1116 Kear Road, Apt. 32, was charged with filing a report that falsely incriminated […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 2:31 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Lincolnview Local Board of Education honored Van Wert County Spelling Bee Runner-Up Samantha Schotters, while Superintendent Jeff Snyder talked about pending EdChoice voucher program changes and provided a calamity day update during the board’s February meeting on Thursday. Schotters, an eighth-grader at Lincolnview Junior High School, waged a two-person battle for […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 2:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Peony Festival Committee has selected Van Wert Police and City DARE Officer Greg Blackmore as its 2020 grand marshal. Blackmore was nominated twice for this honor by Renee Hartman and an anonymous individual, who both wanted to recognize Blackmore, who retires this year, for all he has done for […]

POSTED: 02/28/20 at 2:11 am. FILED UNDER: News