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Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Editor’s note: This week, the Van Wert independent will be publishing what it judges to be the Top 10 local stories of 2020. Today’s story is the top story of 2020. DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It’s unusual for a top local story to also be the top state, national, and world story, but, like the Spanish […]

POSTED: 12/31/20 at 11:09 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently donated $1,250 to the Van Wert County Council on Aging to be used for senior transportation.     The monies are from a Gratitude Grant the lodge received from the Elks National Foundation. Gratitude Grants are given to lodges that meet their per-capita […]

POSTED: 12/31/20 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed a health order encouraging people to stay at home during specified hours unless they are working or engaged in an essential activity. This extends provisions in previous orders and applies until January 23, 2021, at 12:01 […]

POSTED: 12/31/20 at 2:21 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Dorothy E. “Emmie” Anderson, 95, of Van Wert, passed away at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born May 25, 1925, in Jackson Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of Lemuel and Myrtle (Dunlap) Mosier, who both preceded her in death.  Emmie was a homemaker […]

POSTED: 12/31/20 at 2:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports Lincolnview enjoyed a strong first quarter, but Wayne Trace turned the tables and controlled the final three periods on the way to a 52-37 girls’ non-conference basketball win over the Lancers on Wednesday. It was the fifth consecutive win for Wayne Trace (6-3), while Lincolnview dropped to 2-6. Four Lady Raiders […]

POSTED: 12/31/20 at 5:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports ROCKFORD — Crestview and Lincolnview each had an individual runner-up at the nine-team Parkway Holiday Wrestling Invitational held on Tuesday. Crestview’s Gavin Grubb was pinned in 1:45 by Celina’s Landin Wallace in the championship round of the 106-pound weight class. Prior to that, Grubb had pinned three opponents to qualify for […]

POSTED: 12/31/20 at 5:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Editor’s note: This week, the Van Wert independent will be publishing what it judges to be the Top 10 local stories of 2020. Articles featuring three top stories each will be in Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with the top story published on New Year’s Day. DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Thursday’s top 2020 stories include a sports […]

POSTED: 12/31/20 at 12:29 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Manor, a long-term care provider and part of HCF Management Inc., a locally owned and operated organization in Lima, has released information on its rollout of COVID-19 vaccine.  The availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is quickly approaching for the local care community. The nursing facility industry, including high-risk populations, healthcare […]

POSTED: 12/31/20 at 12:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine provided the following updates Wednesday on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ohio vaccinesOhio is expected to receive more than 238,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines next week. Governor DeWine encouraged those administering the vaccine to do so with urgency.  “Although we’ll never know whose […]

POSTED: 12/30/20 at 6:16 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information As of Wednesday, the Van Wert County General Health District reports an increase of 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since last Wednesday, December 23, for a total of 1,655 confirmed cases. There are currently seven people hospitalized.   The Van Wert County General Health District is currently investigating active outbreaks at National Door and […]

POSTED: 12/30/20 at 6:13 pm. FILED UNDER: News