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Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

VW independent/submitted information Retired Van Wert fire chief Jim Steele earned statewide recognition this week for his nearly four decades as a fire instructor. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that Chief Steele was one of the recipients of the Ohio Fire Service Hall of Fame and Fire Awards, earning a Fire Educator Lifetime Achievement […]

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 11:30 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Wisconsin man was sentenced to more than five years in prison this week on felony charges after he waived his right to a presentence investigation in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Alcides Ordonez-Cruz, 27, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, changed his plea to guilty to one count each of gross sexual imposition […]

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 11:21 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will be conducting an election of supervisors of the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Van Wert supervisors will be elected to a three-year term commencing January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, […]

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 11:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Local girls and their mothers are invited to join Van Wert County Girl Scouts to learn what it means to be a Girl Scout and serve the community, as local scouts clean up Hiestand Woods park in October. The Hiestand Woods clean-up is scheduled for Sunday, October 18, from 2-4 p.m. Those […]

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Just a reminder that the City of Van Wert has scheduled its Halloween Trick or Treat event for 4-6 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Van Wert residents who want to participate in providing treats should turn their porch lights on during the above hours.

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 11:12 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor It wasn’t the result Van Wert was hoping for, but the Cougars are ready to move forward to Friday’s Western Buckeye League game at Bath. A 38-yard touchdown pass from Owen Treece to Dru Johnson with just 30 seconds left pulled the Cougars to within one, 35-34, against Ottawa-Glandorf, but the […]

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 3:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — While both teams had hopes of being in Friday’s Northwest Conference championship game, it simply didn’t work out that way. Crestview (2-2) kept pace with No. 1 seed Columbus Grove but fell 38-31 in the semifinals, while Spencerville (3-1) was shut out by Allen East 17-0, setting the stage […]

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 3:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview’s Zoey Tracy and Winter Boroff qualified for Division II girls’ golf district competition during Tuesday’s sectionals at Celina Lynx. Tracy, a freshman, shot a career best 90 while Boroff, a senior, fired a 92. As a team, the Lady Lancers finished fifth out of 12 teams. Coldwater won the team title. The district tournament […]

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 3:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Volleyball Van Wert 3 Lima Sr. 0 LIMA — Van Wert swept Tuesday’s non-conference match by handily defeating Lima Sr. 25-11, 25-14, 25-11. Izzy Carr and Mariana Ickes each had five aces, Carlee Young had 10 digs, and Jaylyn Rickard had 13 kills and five digs. Carr, Ickes, Maria Bagley and […]

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Lincolnview’s Clayton Leeth scored a goal as the Lancers and Cory-Rawson played to a 1-1 soccer tie on Tuesday. Landon Moody provided the assist on the goal. Lincolnview (2-6-4) will host Bluffton on Monday. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 09/30/20 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports