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Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Van Wert independent sports TIFFIN – One Van Wert County cross country team made it to state — for the fourth time in a row — while individual runners from the other two county teams also qualified during the regional cross country meet held at Hedges Boyer Park in Tiffin. It was a bittersweet day […]

POSTED: 10/31/16 at 7:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports The Crestview Knights will head to Seneca County Saturday to open the 2016 high school playoffs. The Knights (7-3) will take on the Tiffin Calvert Senecas (6-3) in the Division VII, Region 26, quarterfinals at Frost-Kalnow. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the Region 26 semifinals, and […]

POSTED: 10/31/16 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Monsters, robots, and even one billionaire politician, were out on Saturday for Halloween festivities in downtown Van Wert and at the annual Fall Fright Festival. photos by Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 10/31/16 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20 per […]

POSTED: 10/31/16 at 6:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

Diamond Rio performed its Country magic during a well-attended show at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center this past Saturday. The group (below) performed old hits and new songs from I Made It, its newest studio project completed in 2015, while lead singer Gene Johnson (above) showed he still has what it takes. Dave Mosier/Van Wert […]

POSTED: 10/31/16 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert County Democratic headquarters on Main Street, across from Mengerink’s Source for Sports, will open all day Election Day until the results are in. A potluck will start at 6:30 p.m. that day. Need a ride to the polls? Call 419.605.3852. All are welcome.

POSTED: 10/31/16 at 6:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

2016 may have been a year of restructuring economic development in Van Wert, but it was anything but a lost year. On multiple fronts, efforts that have been brewing in the background over the last several months have either paid off or are beginning to blossom. The Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation Board recently […]

POSTED: 10/31/16 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: Opinions

George M. Pierce, 89, of Van Wert, passed away at 4:47 a.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born December 15, 1926, in Dixon, the son of George W. and Zelda M. (Wise) Pierce, who both preceded him in death. He married Lola Maye (Frey) Pierce, who […]

POSTED: 10/30/16 at 4:39 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Marguerite Jettinghoff, 84, of Delphos, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born April 9, 1932, in Delphos, the daughter of Alba and Flossie (Hunt) Burgess, who both preceded her in death. On September 1, 1951, she married Marion L. Jettinghoff, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include two daughters, […]

POSTED: 10/30/16 at 1:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Margret “Oma” Merschman, 82, of Delphos, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born December 13, 1933, in Lauterbach, Hessen, Germany, the daughter of Hans and Barbara (Schilling) Berk, who both preceded her in death. On August 12, 1954, she married Harold J. “Sonny” Merschman, who died […]

POSTED: 10/29/16 at 8:01 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries