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Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Martin Orlie Raudabaugh, 83, of Van Wert, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Laurels of Shane Hill near Rockford. He was born September 6, 1936, in Celina, the son of Roy Edward and Vina (Martin) Raudabaugh, who both preceded him in death. On October 14, 1956, he married the former […]

POSTED: 05/31/20 at 8:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information Community Health Professionals’ Home Care & Hospice is offering support for children and youths dealing with issues related to the loss of a special person in their lives. “Summer survival bags” and Rays of Hope Zoom group meetings are available through CHP Hospice each month this summer. Survival bags will include activities […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 11:30 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — State Rep. Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) announced that House Bill 606, known as the Good Samaritan Expansion Bill, passed out of the Ohio House of Representatives this week. The legislation protects individuals, healthcare professionals, and businesses from unforeseen liability as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This bill gives Ohio businesses […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 11:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information To aid in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Eaton Corporation in Van Wert leveraged the corporation’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Southfield, Michigan, to design hands-free door openers. The openers are being produced using nylon material in Eaton’s Technical Center in Maumee. Eaton has produced more than 2,000 door openers […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 11:21 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — Buckeyeman will be at the Convoy Opera House on Sunday, June 14, from 1-4 p.m. Stop in and chat a bit and have a photo taken with this Ohio State Buckeyes superfan. OSU superfan “Buckeyeman,” known for his scarlet-and-gray wig, face paint, strings of buckeye necklaces, and jersey, is almost as […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: News

To the Editor: Letter carriers take pride in delivering mail promptly, efficiently, and in the safest manner possible. Backing is the most dangerous maneuver a postal vehicle can make. An effort has been made nationally to eliminate as many backing instances as possible on each and every postal route. This is being done for the […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor As Van Wert’s downtown begins to move forward again, with a number of stores cautiously reopening following the easing of state COVID-19 restrictions, a downtown development project — appropriately named Van Wert Forward — is also increasing its visibility. Platte Architecture + Design, a Cincinnati firm that specializes in renovating historic buildings, […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 4:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports Note: The latest installment of the Friday Flashback takes us back to March of 2016, when the Lincolnview Lancers met up with Van Wert County foe Crestview in a Division IV district finals thriller at the Elida Fieldhouse. Below is the game story as it appeared on the VW independent Sports page. […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 3:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Teachers and other staff members in the Lincolnview Local Schools will receive a 1 percent raise during the 2020-2021 school year. During Thursday night’s monthly meeting, the Board of Education approved one-year contracts, instead of the usual three-year deals, with the Lincolnview Local Education Association and Lincolnview Classified Education Association. “Based on […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 3:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Vantage Career Center Health Technology juniors Jordan Buerkle (Antwerp), Rylyn Lengacher (Antwerp), and Selena Yates (Paulding) competed in the virtual Future Health Professionals state competition, formally known as Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), held April 20-23.  All three Vantage students competed in the Healthcare Issues Exam, which consisted of 50 questions […]

POSTED: 05/29/20 at 3:52 am. FILED UNDER: News