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Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

Editor’s note: Throughout his week, the Van Wert independent has published the Top 10 local stories of 2021. The countdown concludes today with the top two stories of the year. . SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor No. 2 – COVID-19 continues to impact Van Wert County Just like any other county in Ohio or any area of […]

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 11:52 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information As of Thursday, the Van Wert County General Health District reported three additional COVID-19 deaths of residents of Van Wert County, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 93. One of the age ranges of the deceased is from 40 to 49 years, the other two were in […]

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 11:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Hoaglin Township Board of Trustees will hold its 2022 organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, January 10, in the Hoaglin Township House, at the intersection of Hoaglin Center and Wetzel roads.

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 11:51 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Four more talented winners of the “Drug Free Looks Like Me” calendar contest were named, this time from Van Wert Elementary and St. Mary of the Assumption. Each year the Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office sponsors a calendar contest for each of the county’s elementary school grades one through four. Shown above are Van Wert […]

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 11:50 pm. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Van Wert scored early and often and never looked back during Saturday’s 61-26 win over Lincolnview. When the dust settled, 10 different players scored for the Cougars. “I’m just pleased with our guys and with getting contributions from some other people tonight,” Van Wert head coach Ben Laudick said. “We’re kind of […]

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 11:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Kyra Welch scored 26 points and Van Wert’s defense feasted on Lincolnview turnovers during a 60-40 win on Saturday. The Lady Cougars forced 31 Lincolnview turnovers, while committing just 11 themselves. “Our defense is our greatest strength,” Van Wert head coach Hannah Phlipot said. “Our kids are relentless. The game plan was […]

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 11:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Daniel G. Frantom, 72, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Defiance Hospice Center and entered the gates of heaven after almost a year long fight with cancer. He was born April 11, 1949, in Ohio, and was adopted by Delbert Frantom and Marie (Wurst) Frantom at the age of three. He married Nancy (Thatcher) […]

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 1:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Richard P. Horner, 92, of Van Wert, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021. He was born April 1, 1929 in Muncie, Indiana, to Verta Scrogham and Harry Horner, who both preceded him in death. He married Carolee Schnelker on September 4, 1954, and she survives in Van Wert. He was a Korean War veteran and […]

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 10:30 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — Rock solid defense and a productive night at the foul line were two big keys in Crestview’s 41-26 victory over Delphos St. John’s Wednesday night. The Knights (6-2) held the Blue Jays to 9-of-33 shooting, including just 3-of-20 in the first half. In addition, Crestview connected on 15-of-19 free throws, […]

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 4:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview’s Landon Price (22) looks to pass the ball during Wednesday night’s non-conference basketball game against Fort Recovery. Unfortunately, the Lancers came up short, losing 58-43 to the Indians. Lincolnview (2-6) will play at Van Wert tonight as part of a girls/boys doubleheader. Photo courtesy of Hanna Young

POSTED: 12/30/21 at 4:39 am. FILED UNDER: Sports