The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor HICKSVILLE — Fans hoping for an exciting game between Crestview and Hicksville certainly weren’t disappointed. The two teams combined for 33 points in the first quarter alone and Crestview enjoyed a 27-14 halftime lead, but needed a late pass deflection to preserve a 39-34 win. As expected, the Crestview offense put […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 11:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta’s bullish running game proved to be too much for Van Wert on Friday night, as the Redskins defeated the Cougars 42-12 in the Western Buckeye League opener for both teams. Junior running back Evan Kaeck had 21 carries for 126 yards and four touchdowns, while senior Riley Gibson-Worthen […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 11:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Here are final scores from area games in Week No. 2 of the high school football season. Western Buckeye League Wapakoneta 42 Van Wert 12 Kenton 49 Celina 13 St. Marys 49 Ottawa-Glandorf 6 Defiance 17 Shawnee 14 Elida 53 Bath 14 Non-conference Crestview 39 Hicksville 34 Leipsic 48 Columbus Grove 18 Spencerville 28 Parkway […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 9:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Ruth E. Myers, 75, of Rockford, died Thursday evening, August 30, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born February 8, 1943, in Celina, the daughter of John William and Grayce (Gibson) Shaffer, who both preceded her in death. On September 12, 1964, she married Tom Myers, who survives in […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 7:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Juanita L. Ringer, 98, of Van Wert, died at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born January 8, 1920, in Marion, Indiana, the daughter of Oris and Ruby (Zellers) Druckemiller, who both preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Robert D. (Carol) […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 10:41 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

I can’t remember the last time I missed helping to receive pictures on Sunday for the fair’s Photography Exhibit, but I certainly will remember this one! I spent this Sunday afternoon in the ER after passing out in church. I am very grateful to those who attended me at church, got me to the ER, […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 8:34 am. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

Over the past 11 years at the Niswonger, we have been privileged to welcome many well-known musicians, actors, and speakers. This season, we are excited to welcome the all-time MLB hit leader, the man who hit a total of 4,256 base hits, the man who was the engine of the Big Red Machine: Mr. Pete Rose. […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 8:26 am. FILED UNDER: Music in Van Wert

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert County Chapter 12, District 2, of Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI) will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert. A representative from the state PERI office will speak on accessing the Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). Refreshments will […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 8:18 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Thursday was the second day of the 162nd edition of the Van Wert County Fair, and it was a special day for area military veterans, who were admitted into the fair free of charge as part of the Veterans Day activities. There was also an expanded Veterans Day program hosted by the […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has released more than a dozen new school safety videos for educators. The 15 new videos were produced by the Attorney General’s Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) as part of its “Active Shooter Response: An Educator’s Guide” video series. Ten other videos created as part of […]

POSTED: 08/31/18 at 8:04 am. FILED UNDER: News