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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Gary Lee Rice, 68, of Ohio City, died at 9:14 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born September 25, 1950, in Van Wert County, the son of William Dean and Alice Louise (Mohler) Rice, who both preceded him in death. On February 14, 1970, he married his high […]

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 2:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

First grade students are reading stories with words that have the long “O” sound.  After that they also wrote other long “O” words that were not found in the story.Lincolnview photo

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 8:45 am. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

Shown is Janet Williams Mohr, a member of the DAR’s Isaac Van Wart Chapter. Mrs. Mohr shared her Welsh heritage during a meeting hosted in her home and dressed in authentic Welsh attire passed down from her ancestors. Mrs. Mohr served members a delicious Welsh meal while she portrayed her grandparents’ story of life in […]

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 8:41 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor While the bitter cold temperatures of the past couple of days has brought winter crashing home to residents of the Van Wert County area, statistics released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 show this winter has been milder so far — and less costly — than last year. Districtwide, […]

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Off Stage Productions will be holding auditions for The Savannah Sipping Society by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten on Monday, February 11, and Wednesday, February 13. Auditions will be held at Vantage Career Center, 818 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert, from 7-8 p.m. both days. Enter at Door 7.   The best parking for tryouts […]

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

The temperature gauge at the WERT/WKSD Radio headquarters at 9070 Mendon Road displays a very cold 13 degrees below zero at 6 a.m. Thursday. While temperatures are to remain frigid for most of the day, forecasters are calling for a warming trend that will begin Thursday evening, with temperatures rising quickly over the next few […]

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Due to the extreme temperatures and forecasted snowfall, the Van Wert County Health Department community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, January 31, at Vantage Career Center, has been cancelled. The meetings will be rescheduled at a later date.

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Planning Commission will be holding a meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 14, in Van Wert City Council Chambers, on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 515 E. Main St. in Van Wert, to discuss thefinal plat for Phase 1A of the Landing at Dickinson Farms Subdivision.

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 8:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor It’s Rivalry Friday for Crestview and Lincolnview, followed by what should be entertaining non-conference games on Saturday. Meanwhile, Van Wert will shoot for four consecutive wins and five of six, then will enjoy a Saturday night off before returning to action on Monday. Crestview vs. Lincolnview, vs. Hicksville It’s Crestview-Lincolnview. Not […]

POSTED: 01/31/19 at 6:16 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Now that winter appears to be here for a while, here’s some ideas on looking for photo opportunities after the snowstorm has passed.  There are two subjects — the snow itself and the appearance of objects decorated by snow. Each of these subjects offer two approaches-up close for details or farther away for impact. There is merit […]

POSTED: 01/30/19 at 5:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News