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Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates Tuesday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Wastewater testingGovernor DeWine provided an update on the Ohio Coronavirus Wastewater Monitoring Network, which tests wastewater for gene fragments of COVID-19.  Those infected with COVID-19 begin to shed the virus early […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 10:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced settlements Tuesday in a lawsuit against 10 defendants — six companies and four individuals — that deceived Ohio consumers with illegal robocalls offering bogus credit card interest rate reduction services. “Not only were these fraudsters bombarding Ohioans with illegal robocalls, they were also peddling a […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 10:35 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert High School Theatre Department announces that its production of Disney’s Tarzan®, The Stage Musical, originally set for this past spring, will now be produced and available for streaming late fall. This allows the department the opportunity to perform its musical and share students’ hard work.  There will not be a […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 10:32 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Congratulations to this year’s Vantage Career Center Junior Rotarians. Junior Rotarians are selected students from Lincolnview, Crestview, and Van Wert high schools that attend Vantage. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, be a resident of Van Wert county, and a senior. The students must also demonstrate a degree of maturity, self-reliance, self-discipline, and […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 10:26 pm. FILED UNDER: Youth

Thomas Bryan Alexander, 87, passed away peacefully Monday, September 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born to Fern (Conley) Adams and Mike Alexander. Sixty-seven years ago he married the love of his life, Sylvia Ann (Thomas), who survives. He was a 1951 graduate of Union Township School. Tom then served in the […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 10:50 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert City Council received an update on the Home Guard Temple building from Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Stacy Adam during its otherwise brief meeting Monday evening. Adam first noted that there has been a lot of comment, some of it negative, on social media about the building, […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The United Way of Van Wert County was established in 1922 to “increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another”. For 98 years, the United Way of Van Wert County has been caring for those in this community who may be less fortunate. The United Way campaign theme this year is […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Vantage Firefighter Training program has been awarded a $12,000 training grant from the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of State Fire Marshal. The Vantage Adult Education Firefighter program launched in February 2019 after working with many local fire departments to identify training as a need for the surrounding communities. The program […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 7:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Keith James Roberts. 79, of Van Wert. died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.   He was born July 7, 1941, in Van Wert ,the son of Henry and Bernice (Book) Roberts, who both preceded him in death.   He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Wise) Roberts of Van […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 6:26 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Lincolnview volleyball, a wild WBL football season, what if in the WBL, a wild NWC football game, Division IV, Region 14, and the NFL’s Washington Football Team are the subjects of this week’s Random Thoughts. Lady Lancer volleyball Lincolnview made a big jump in this week’s Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches […]

POSTED: 09/29/20 at 3:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports