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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

The Parkway Lady Panthers seventh grade girls’ basketball team capped off a perfect 16-0 MAC championship season with a 44-7 victory over Fort Recovery on Tuesday. Their culture of SCHAPE (Spirit-Communication-Hustle-Approach-Precision-Enhance) excellence is made up of a committed team of athletes and a dedicated PIT (Panthers In Training) Management Crew. In addition to a perfect […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 11:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Emma Lewis, 84, of Van Wert, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford. She was born June 23, 1933, in Paulding County, a daughter of Benjamin and Artie (Shaw) Hoover, who both preceded her in death. She was first married to Roy Raudabaugh and then to John Lewis. […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 6:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Carlene M. Gerdeman, 78, of Delphos, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos. She was born April 1, 1939, in Van Wert, the daughter of Raymond and Velma Irene (Brown) Evans, who both preceded her in death. On August 19, 1967, she married Irvin W. Gerdeman, who died February […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 6:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Bonnie (Merschman) Friend, 67, of Lima, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at her residence. She was born May 24, 1950, in Lima, the daughter of Betty Keyton, who preceded her in death, and then adopted by Harry and Helen Merschman, who also preceded her in death. On June 22, 1985, she married Christopher Friend, […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 6:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information While student athletes often are recognized for their abilities, student musicians rarely get the spotlight, unless it’s a choir or band concert. The Van Wert County Foundation provides a showcase for Van Wert County’s most talented student musicians during its 15th annual Young Artists Recital, to be held this Sunday. Student musicians […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The YWCA of Van Wert recently received six beautiful handmade benches to be used in the YW’s locker area and fitness facility. The benches were donated and made by Trinity United Methodist Church’s Next Level Sunday school class. The class’s goal is to promote and build communities through a potential new woodworking […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new analysis of the nation’s bridges underscores the need for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-Ohio) Bridge Investment Act, which calls for significant investment in bridge repair projects. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association has released an analysis that says Ohio has the 12th highest number of structurally deficient bridges in the country. The […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined a bipartisan majority of his House of Representative colleagues in voting to pass the annual Department of Defense appropriations bill to fund the military, provide a pay raise for troops, and improve combat readiness. This is the third time a FY2018 defense funding bill has passed the House, […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports ANTWERP — Paige Motycka and Lyvia Black combined for 32 points to lead the Crestview Lady Knights to 42-38 win at Antwerp on Tuesday night. The two teams found themselves tied at 10 at the end of the first quarter and the Lady Archers enjoyed a 23-17 halftime advantage. Crestview pulled […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Maddie Gorman’s late fourth quarter trey gave Lincolnview the lead, then Olivia Gorman’s two foul shots sealed a 43-40 win over visiting Delphos St. John’s on Tuesday night. It was a tight game from start to finish, as the Lady Lancers led 12-11 after one quarter and 23-18 at halftime. Lincolnview […]

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 7:51 am. FILED UNDER: Sports