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Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

VW independent/submitted information Five area girls have been selected as finalists for the 2020 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth and Anthony Adams, co-chairs of the Van Wert Service Club’s selection committee.  The program provides cash awards to seniors of Van Wert County High Schools who best exhibit the trait of self-reliance. The […]

POSTED: 04/24/20 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Note: The first installment of the VW independent’s new Friday Flashback feature takes us back to March of 2016 and the Division IV boys basketball state semifinals at Ohio State University.  The Lincolnview Lancers squared off against the Jackson Center Tigers. Below is the story as it appeared after the game. DAVE MOSIER/independent editor COLUMBUS — […]

POSTED: 04/24/20 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — During Thursday’s regular COVID-19 update, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted invited Mark Weir, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Environmental Health at The Ohio State University, to discuss how health risks change as changes are made to the environment. Dr. Weir explained that cough or sneeze droplets containing […]

POSTED: 04/23/20 at 5:06 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Solid Waste Management District has announced some recycling program changes. According to the SWMD, the Recycling Center drive-thru is open now, with normal business days and hours (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.). This is for recyclables only. No special drop-offs, such as televisions, bulbs, paint, etc., […]

POSTED: 04/23/20 at 1:50 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Freeman R. May, 65, of Van Wert, earned his angel wings at 6:56 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2020, at Van Wert Health after a long, courageous 30-month battle with leukemia. He was born in Defiance on July 16, 1954, the son of William R. May Sr. and Opal (Gribler) May, who both preceded him in […]

POSTED: 04/23/20 at 12:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Juanita “Neady” Cress, 89, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 22, 2020, at Adams Woodcrest. She was born August 18, 1930, in Monroeville, Indiana, the daughter of Allen and Frances (Draper) Adams, who both preceded her in death. On December 22, 1951, she married Duane I. Cress, and he passed away May 31, […]

POSTED: 04/23/20 at 12:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information On Thursday, April 23, the Van Wert County General Health District, reports there remain three confirmed cases, three pending tests, and 49 negative tests. Two of the confirmed cases have recovered, while there are currently no confirmed cases hospitalized.  As of Wednesday, Ohio reported 13,609 confirmed cases, 2,882 hospitalizations, and 584 deaths. […]

POSTED: 04/23/20 at 12:08 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The City of Van Wert will begin the brush pickup program for 2020 on Monday, May 4. City residents should have their brush out by 7 a.m. on the following days:  Monday, May 4 Monday, June 29 Monday, August 31 Safety-Service Director Jay Fleming provides the following information for the brush pick-up: City […]

POSTED: 04/23/20 at 12:02 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent MIDDLE POINT — Middle Point village officials note that the water boil advisory has now been lifted.

POSTED: 04/23/20 at 11:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor With high school sports on the shelf until at least this fall, the VW independent is gearing up to offer other local sports coverage to readers. Officials with ACME and Legion baseball will attempt to play games this summer, so the VW independent will feature stories, recaps and photos of those […]

POSTED: 04/23/20 at 3:41 am. FILED UNDER: Sports