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Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

VW independent/submitted information In an effort to provide additional outdoor exercise activities to the local community during this challenging time, for the month of May the YMCA and Hickory Sticks Golf Club will be offering free foot golf and disc golf to the Van Wert community at Hickory Sticks Golf Club Both avid disc and […]

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 10:46 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Those living in communal situations are at a higher risk of contracting COVID 19 because of their close proximity to others. When The Marsh Foundation expressed a need for protective masks, community members were quick to respond.  Director of Residential Services Megan Tuttle was impressed with the immediate offers to help that […]

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 10:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students were recently awarded $2,500 after being hand-selected by the national FCCLA for their outstanding achievement in the FACTS (Families Acting for Traffic Safety) program.  In February, the VWHS FCCLA chapter received a $1,000 grant to fund its bus safety […]

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 10:35 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Health announces an open call for photos to be considered for decorating the newest areas of Van Wert Health’s hospital addition, which is currently under construction. The open call is for anyone in the northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana region, professional or amateur, with no age restrictions. When patients, family […]

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 10:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a news conference Thursday afternoon.  Prison PPE: Governor DeWine announced Thursday that Ohio has provided more than 1.1 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Ohio’s state prisons.  This includes: 108,000 […]

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 3:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information On Thursday, the Van Wert County General Health District, reports three confirmed cases of COVID-19. All three of the confirmed cases have recovered. There are currently no confirmed cases hospitalized. Due to changes in reporting guidelines and more private laboratories testing individuals, in order to prevent inconsistencies, at this time we are […]

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 3:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information In keeping with Ohio COVID-19 guidelines, the May 13 meeting of Van Wert Chapter of PERI (Public Employees Retirement Inc.) will not be held.  

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor COLUMBUS — Perhaps you’ve seen or heard a rumor that because of COVID-19 concerns, high school football in Ohio might be played in the spring of 2021 instead of the fall of 2020. That information recently made the rounds on social media and other platforms under the heading “OHSAA Revised Two […]

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association cross country state championships are moving to Fortress Obetz, a 50-acre multi-purpose sports complex with a 6,500-seat grandstand located in Obetz on the southeast side of Columbus, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Wednesday. Fortress Obetz opened in 2017 on the former site of the […]

POSTED: 04/30/20 at 3:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, on Thursday provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  PPE deliveryGovernor DeWine also announced that the state of Ohio has shipped 4.1 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local emergency […]

POSTED: 04/29/20 at 4:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News