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Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor It feels (and is) too early to be Week No. 7 of the high school football season, yet here we are.  While league and conference titles remain up in the air, we’re getting an idea of what potential playoff matchups could look like with the expanded 16-team per region format that’s […]

POSTED: 09/30/21 at 3:58 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor While not many city residents attended a charter government informational meeting on Wednesday, those that did had plenty of questions about the process and its potential benefits and drawbacks. Presenters for the meeting were Jerry Strozdas, a former law director for the cities of Springfield and New Carlisle and past president of […]

POSTED: 09/30/21 at 12:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information Van Wert High School Theatre is preparing for its production of Murder at Rundown Abbey by Craig Sodaro and has announced the cast for the upcoming play. Students are looking forward to sharing this two-act, family friendly mystery-comedy set in the 1920s.  Sam Splayed, an American private eye in London, is seeking […]

POSTED: 09/29/21 at 10:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation regrets to inform the public that The Nutcracker ballet performance December 11 with the Ballet Theater of Toledo at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center has been canceled.  Sadly, safety protocols for the Ballet Theater of Toledo do not permit the entirety of the performance, due to […]

POSTED: 09/29/21 at 10:11 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information The City of Van Wert has extended its deadline for a citywide clean-up program that provides free tickets allowing the one-time dumping of large appliances and furniture at Young’s Waste Service Transfer Station, 920 E. Jackson St. in Van Wert.  The city program, which was to end September 30, has […]

POSTED: 09/29/21 at 10:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently recognized Debra Laudick as Van Wert Lodge’s “Elk of the Year” for the 2020-2021 Lodge Year.  Laudick was presented with a special certificate issued by the Grand Lodge and signed by Grand Exalted Ruler Paul R. Ryan. The “Elk Of The Year” is awarded by […]

POSTED: 09/29/21 at 9:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Piqua man will spend between 25 and 30½ years in prison after being convicted of charges related to an armed robbery at the Brookside Carryout earlier this year. A jury found Anthony Hoskinson, 48, guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery, each a felony of the first degree, following a trial […]

POSTED: 09/29/21 at 11:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor When it comes to a possible Western Buckeye League title, outright or shared, the No. 9 Van Wert Cougars control their own destiny. If the Cougars (5-1, 4-1 WBL) win out they’ll capture a share of the league championship, while the same be said for Wapakoneta (4-2, 4-1 WBL). Those two […]

POSTED: 09/29/21 at 4:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — A tough challenge – the toughest of the season – awaits Crestview on Friday as the Knights will travel to Columbus Grove to face the three-time defending Northwest Conference champions.  The Bulldogs, ranked No. 8 in Division VI, are the only undefeated NWC team (6-0, 3-0) while Crestview enters […]

POSTED: 09/29/21 at 3:57 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Volleyball Crestview 3 Allen East 0 CONVOY — Crestview improved to 10-4 (4-1 NWC) with a 25-13, 26-24, 25-18 win over Allen East on Tuesday. Cali Gregory had 28 assists, seven kills, three blocks and was 16-of-18 with two aces from the service line. Laci McCoy had 11 kills while Myia […]

POSTED: 09/29/21 at 3:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports