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Friday, May. 20, 2022

Lincolnview High School senior Sami Sellers recently signed on to compete in indoor and outdoor track for Ohio Northern University, Sellers is a four-time varsity letter winner and the Lincolnview High School record holder in the discus and was a regional qualifier and 1st Team All-NWC athlete in track and field. Sami also competed in […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 3:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports ELIDA — Crestview opened the 2021 softball season a split, losing to Edgerton 7-4 then shutting out Marion Local 6-0 at Dorothy Miller Field in Elida on Saturday. In the first game, Edgerton jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning and 5-0 after three. Trailing 6-0 in the bottom […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 3:58 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert High School standout Bowler Lorrie Decker, a four-time state qualifier, recently signed a letter of intent to bowl for the No. 15 Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters, a Division II program in Harrogate, Tennessee. Decker will be bowling for head coach Torrie Bartalone and plans to major in business with a concentration in marketing. […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 3:58 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The Monday Mailbag resumes its normal format today with questions about Ottoville boys’ basketball, Van Wert baseball, OHSAA tournament venues and Ohio’s running clock rule in basketball. Q: How do you think Ottoville would have fared at the state basketball tourmament? Name withheld upon request A: I think the Big Green […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 3:57 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Diana L. Werts, 70, of Van Wert, died at 8:28 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the home of her son, Timothy Werts in Delphos. She was born in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Richard G. and Geraldine L. (Minker) Burdge, who both preceded her in death. On February 19, 1972, she married Gary L. […]

POSTED: 03/27/21 at 3:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information Two women were killed in a one-accident that occurred Saturday morning in Paulding County. According to the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 2005 Nissan Maxima driven by Kathy Szumanski, 41, of Coldwater, Michigan, was westbound on Township Road 94, just west of Township road 21 in Harrison […]

POSTED: 03/27/21 at 2:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Community Home Professionals Home Care & Hospice is releasing a video of its annual memorial service to families cared for by its hospice program in 2020. Due to COVID-19 precautions, an in-person service was not held this year. The memorial service offers a time of remembrance for families and caregivers. “Our staff […]

POSTED: 03/27/21 at 12:07 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff LIMA — The trial of a Convoy woman charged in the 2018 death of her young daughter in Delphos will finally begin this coming Tuesday in the old Allen County Common Pleas Courtroom. Vicky Shellabarger, 38, faces one count each of murder, an unclassified felony, and involuntary manslaughter, a felony of the […]

POSTED: 03/27/21 at 12:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Optimist Club of Van Wert is gearing up again for the 2021 Avenue of Flags program. Each year, the group places American flags around town during five summer and fall holidays. This year, the club plans on displaying about 400 large flags in front of homes and businesses. In addition to being a community […]

POSTED: 03/26/21 at 11:56 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — The Ohio House of Representatives concurred late this week with Senate amendments to House Bill 74, the Fiscal Years 2022-2023 Transportation Budget. The budget bill would appropriate approximately $4.33 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 and $4.04 billion in Fiscal Year 2023.  “It is important to support Ohio’s transportation industries so that […]

POSTED: 03/26/21 at 11:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News