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Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Caroline “Connie” Smith, 89, of Convoy, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born February 3, 1924, in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Lewis and Wilhelmina (Gombert) Myers. On March 23, 1947, she married Robert L. Smith, who preceded her in […]

POSTED: 03/31/13 at 9:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer No, they are definitely not in Kansas anymore. Anxiously awaiting the highly-anticipated Van Wert High School production of The Wizard of Oz, fans of the classic tale will find themselves following the yellow brick road, or in this case, following Ohio 118 to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. The curtain opens […]

POSTED: 03/30/13 at 7:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Crestview fifth and sixth grade bands and sixth grade swing choir, along with the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade music classes held their spring concert on March 26. The groups performed a number of miscellaneous musical selections from the Rock and Roll era. Students with leading roles in the performance include Garrett Smith, Gavin […]

POSTED: 03/30/13 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

Arthur C. Doster, 85, of Scott, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born August 11, 1927, in Paulding County, the son of the late Erna and Lula (Smith) Doster. On July 1, 1950, he married LaDonna F. (Hamman) Doster, who preceded him in death on April […]

POSTED: 03/29/13 at 12:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer Shannon Haas started her business on a whim, a prayer, and two cookie sheets. Just two years later, she’s graduated to 15 cookie sheets and her online business, Flour Loves Sugar, is thriving. It’s not a big surprise to her customers, who rave about the quality of her go-to product: cookies. […]

POSTED: 03/29/13 at 7:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

Community Health Professionals news The family of the late Harvey C. Hileman will present a decorative lighthouse in honor of families served by Community Health Professionals’ Hospice, at CHP’s annual “Beacon of Hope” dinner/auction on Apr. 11, 6 p.m. at Willow Bend Country Club. Hileman was a lifelong resident of Willshire. He was a member […]

POSTED: 03/29/13 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Volunteers from Eaton Corporation painted areas of the Van Wert County Council on Aging’s Senior Center on Fox Road on Thursday. Council on Aging Executive Director Kevin Matthew said the work was very much appreciated and makes the center look much better. Eaton volunteers also conducted a Bingo session at the center while others were […]

POSTED: 03/29/13 at 6:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Maverick Media news LIMA — Maverick Media of Lima LLC has announced the sale of its five local radio stations to Childers Media Group LLC (pending FCC approval). CMG LLC is led by its president, Matt Childers.  Maverick Media purchased the five radio stations, which include 92.1 The Frog (WFGF), 93.1 The Fan (WWSR), 107.1 (WDOH […]

POSTED: 03/29/13 at 6:30 am. FILED UNDER: Business

Paulding SWCD news PAULDING — The Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has announced that it will hold a “Huge Hardware Sale” April 2-3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Extension Building on the Paulding County Fairgrounds. The inventory, donated by Alco of Paulding, is all brand new and deeply discounted from […]

POSTED: 03/29/13 at 6:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

West Liberty University news LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No. 1-ranked West Liberty forced Winona State into 21 turnovers and led by as many as 31 points down the stretch Thursday afternoon in crushing the Warriors, 110-84, in an NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinal at historic Freedom Hall. Coach Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers (34-1) will ride a […]

POSTED: 03/29/13 at 6:09 am. FILED UNDER: Sports