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Thursday, Mar. 30, 2023

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Great, or at least very good offensive linemen are a key to any football team’s success and four NFL teams used high draft choices on players they hope will solidify things up front. Those teams – the New York Giants selected Georgia tackle Andrew Thomas with the No. 4 overall pick, […]

POSTED: 04/28/20 at 3:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around the NFL draft and its presentation on ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network, draft grades, draft analysts, quarterbacks and JK Dobbins. Well done I have to admit the finished product of the NFL draft came out much better than I thought it would. There were […]

POSTED: 04/28/20 at 3:50 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council further discussed the Haven of Hope zoning issue, heard some reasonably positive financial news from City Auditor Martha Balyeat, and approved both an amended salary ordinance for non-union city workers and a new contract for workers represented by the American Federal, State, County, Municipal Employees union. Council, which […]

POSTED: 04/28/20 at 12:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The United Way will be handing out “Grab & Go” snack bags again this Friday, May 1, from 3:30-5 p.m. Bags will be distributed again from all six locations, including Van Wert (S.F. Goedde Building on Jefferson Street), Willshire, Wren, Ohio City, Convoy, and Middle Point (Amvets Post on Adams Street). For […]

POSTED: 04/27/20 at 10:42 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, made several major announcements Monday regarding Ohio’s plan to responsibly restart Ohio’s economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  HealthcareBeginning May 1, all medically necessary procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a healthcare facility or do […]

POSTED: 04/27/20 at 6:47 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information As of Monday, the Van Wert County General Health District reports three confirmed cases of Covid-19, while two 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 the […]

POSTED: 04/27/20 at 3:39 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent While many of the ballots for Tuesday’s delayed primary election have already been mailed in, ballots can be delivered to the Van Wert County Board of Elections office from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Voters have two options for delivering ballots. They can either leave the ballots in a drop box […]

POSTED: 04/27/20 at 2:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Evan Jay Doner, 25, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, April 26, 2020, at his home.   He was born November 13, 1994, at Van Wert County Hospital, the son of Danny and Julie Doner of Van Wert, who both survive. He was a 2013 Lincolnview High School graduate. He worked at Shell in Van Wert.  He was […]

POSTED: 04/27/20 at 12:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Monday Mailbag includes questions about the Ohio High School Athletic Association, spring sports and the Cincinnati Bengals. Q: What are the chances football and other fall sports are canceled or at least delayed? It sounds that’s what OHSAA is working toward. Name withheld upon request A: It’s probably too […]

POSTED: 04/27/20 at 3:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Editor’s note: This is one of a series of articles on Paulding County’s Bicentennial celebration this year. JANE NICE/for the Van Wert independent PAULDING — Those who can trace their Paulding County family history to the mid-1800s would find their roots are likely in the canals — either in their construction or the early settlements […]

POSTED: 04/26/20 at 10:49 pm. FILED UNDER: News