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Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Marjorie M. “Midge” Bursey, 88, of Ohio City, died at 7:40 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born February 2, 1922, in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of the late William and Mary J. (Fitzgerald) Scanlon. Ms. Bursey was an accountant and a member of St. Mary […]

POSTED: 12/31/10 at 3:18 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent/OSU Extension information Training managers in safe food handling could be the most cost-effective strategy a business will use!  Ohio State University Extension announces that ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification will be offered Tuesday, February 15, and Thursday, February 17, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with the exam offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, February […]

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A Delphos man was charged with four counts of illegal processing of drug documents, all felony offenses, after he unsuccessfully attempted to obtain prescriptions using forged prescriptions. Michael W. Beach, 47, was arrested at CVS Pharmacy in Van Wert after he tried to fill the forged prescriptions at that pharmacy, located at 703 W. Ervin […]

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Two Van Wert County officials were sworn in on Thursday, although one of them won’t take office for another couple of months. Above, Van Wert Municipal Court Judge Jill Leatherman administers the oath of office to incoming Van Wert County commissioner Thad Lichtensteiger while his wife, Deb, who is Municipal Court clerk, holds the Bible. […]

POSTED: 12/31/10 at 2:36 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/ODOT information COLUMBUS – On this New Year’s Eve – as Ohioans look forward to 2011 – Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) safety experts ask motorists to look ahead while driving to avoid rear-end collisions, the leading cause of crashes in Ohio. According to the ODOT safety analysis of the first nine months […]

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ANNETTE HIRSCHY/independent sports DAYTON – The Van Wert High School wrestling team participated in the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association Tournament held at the Nutter Center at Wright State University in Dayton on Tuesday, December 28, and Wednesday, December 29. There were 49 teams competing from all three wrestling divisions from southwest, northwest, and central Ohio, […]

POSTED: 12/31/10 at 2:18 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports A fourth-quarter rally by the Lincolnview Lancer boys fell short as the Lancers fell to Ottoville 54-49 in a non-conference basketball game played Thursday at Ottoville, while the Van Wert Lady Cougars let the second quarter get away from them in a 38-26 loss to Bellmont High School in Decatur, Ind. […]

POSTED: 12/31/10 at 2:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SANDRA GROOMS/independent sports The Cougar swim teams traveled to Lima YMCA for the annual Lima Holiday Invitational involving 18 teams. The boys took seventh place overall while the girls finished 13. Lima Shawnee took first place for both boys and girls. Other schools participating included Coldwater, Versailles, Ottawa-Glandorf, New Bremen, Lima Central Catholic, Kenton, Lima […]

POSTED: 12/31/10 at 2:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

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