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Saturday, May. 25, 2024

VW independent staff/submitted information The 13th season of Van Wert High School Robotics began in September when the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) season game was released to thousands of teams worldwide. Now, the “Cougar” Robotics team will be competing at the Hobart Arena in Troy on Saturday, March 9, against 35 of the top teams […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 4:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff DELPHOS — Add Delphos City Schools and Delphos St. John’s to the list of schools that won’t hold in-person classs on Monday, April 8, the day of the total solar eclipse. Instead, Delphos City Schools and St. John’s will observe a planned education day at home. No students or staff will be […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 4:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert FOP Lodge 62 recently made a donation of $750 to the Vandals Baseball Club, a youth baseball club made up of players from the city of Van Wert as well as Van Wert County. Pictured above are FOP President John Wiley and Vandals coach Robert Black, who is accepting the donation on behalf […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 4:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Director Stephen D. Dackin announced Ohio’s 2024 Business-Education Leader Awards for Excellent Business Advisory Councils. The Van Wert County Business Advisory Council was among the distinguished recipients, honored with a prestigious three-star ranking. The commendation […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 4:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert County Cub and Boy Scouts are participating in the Scouting for Food Service, to help collect food items in support of Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry. The collected food items will be distributed to individuals and families going through difficult times. Food items needed bythe Black Swamp Area Council include canned […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 4:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — State Representative Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland) has introduced legislation designating a portion of U.S. 127 as the “Staff Sargent Zachary Wobler Memorial Highway.” Wobler, of Ottawa, was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when he was killed in action on February 6, 2005, at the age of 24. “Designating a portion of U.S. Route […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 4:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CELINA — Van Wert stayed with Celina for three quarters, but things quickly changed during Tuesday’s Division II sectional semifinal at the Celina Fieldhouse. No. 10 seed Van Wert trailed by just three, 40-37, but Celina’s Braylon Gabes ended the third quarter with a trey that sparked a big scoring run and […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 4:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Wright State University Lake Campus welcomed 24 area high school academic teams to campus for an annual Scholastic Bowl on Monday. After seven rounds of pool play the field was narrowed down to 16 teams for a playoff. In the end, Crestview edged Fort Loramie by a single point in the semfinals, then finished […]

POSTED: 02/28/24 at 4:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Peter Wright will be the guest speaker at the Liberty Baptist Church, 501 E. Third Street, Van Wert, Sunday morning, March 3. According to Pastor Jim Burns, Wright will give an informative presentation to adults and teens at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday School hour in the church’s Fellowship Hall and show a […]

POSTED: 02/27/24 at 12:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Church

Submitted information On Tuesday, February 20, the Board of Directors of Citizens National Bank officially named Eric Faulkner as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank. Faulkner has been acting President of the bank since 2019. He replaces Mike Romey in the role of CEO. Faulkner began his banking career at CNB in 2009 in […]

POSTED: 02/27/24 at 10:12 am. FILED UNDER: Business