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Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

Editor’s note: This article is one of a series of articles written in conjunction with Paulding County’s Bicentennial celebration in 2020. JANE NICE/Paulding County Bicentennial Committee PAULDING — Americans are currently inundated with information about U.S. presidential candidates from many forms of media, but more than a hundred years ago those running for office had […]

POSTED: 10/31/20 at 12:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information More than 4,000 locations will now offer a curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, November 16-23. Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts — filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys — […]

POSTED: 10/31/20 at 12:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent Time to fall back early Sunday morning, November 1, as most Americans set their clocks back an hour at 2 a.m. that day to return to Eastern Standard Time. Local residents should also remember to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at the same time.

POSTED: 10/31/20 at 12:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor LIMA — Crestview was no match for the No. 4 team in the state, as Lima Central Catholic raced out to a 28-0 first quarter lead and went on to defeat the Knights 41-14 in the Division VII Region 26 semifinals at Spartan Stadium on Friday. The loss snapped a four-game […]

POSTED: 10/30/20 at 10:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Note: This week’s Friday Flashback takes us back to Week No. 12 of the 2018 high school football season, when the Crestview Knights willed their way to a playoff victory over Minster. Below is the story as it appeared on the VW independent Sports page. SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor WAPAKONETA — Wade Sheets returned a […]

POSTED: 10/30/20 at 3:51 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Van Wert YMCA recently concluded its youth volleyball league and it was a huge success. The teams got better from start to finish and Net Force won the championship in a close 15-13 game. The YMCA would like to congratulate the other teams for coming out and making the season the best one yet […]

POSTED: 10/30/20 at 3:50 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

To the editor: Many Van Wert residents are not aware that the Gaylord Leslie Wellness Center has remained closed since the pandemic. We have been told that they wanted to keep everyone safe, that Governor DeWine closed these facilities, and that the physical therapy was in need of the room. Since I have needed to […]

POSTED: 10/29/20 at 10:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine provided the following updates Thursday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the state’s experiencing a record-breaking number of cases of the virus.  Record-breaking casesOhio Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that Ohio has now hit a record number of cases reported in a single 24-hour […]

POSTED: 10/29/20 at 10:33 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information On Thursday, the Van Wert County General Health District reports an increase in 64 cases since October 22 for a total of 328 cases. Due to the increase in the number of confirmed cases, the Health District is not releasing age ranges at this time.   The Van Wert County Health Department is […]

POSTED: 10/29/20 at 10:28 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information CONVOY — The general public is invited to attend a historical presentation of Sea Captain James Riley at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 8 at the Convoy Opera House.  Captain Riley, portrayed by Darrell Groman of Bluffton, was a key figure of the frontier lands that had opened up in the western Ohio […]

POSTED: 10/29/20 at 10:24 pm. FILED UNDER: News