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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Van Wert independent sports Here are updated tournament broadcast schedules for WKSD 99.7FM and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM. All games will be broadcast live. WKSD Friday, March 1 Division IV at Van Wert – Crestview vs. Temple Christian, 5:40 p.m. pregame, 6:15 p.m. tipoff Division IV at Paulding – Wayne Trace vs. Ottoville, 8 p.m. tipoff Saturday, […]

POSTED: 02/28/19 at 9:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information Beginning April 1, one aspect of hospice care in Van Wert will undergo a change, as Community Health Professionals’ Inpatient Hospice Center will no longer accept referrals, in favor of strengthening and continuing to provide hospice care at CHP clients’ homes. CHP President/CEO Brent Tow announced the change, saying that, not only […]

POSTED: 02/28/19 at 3:29 pm. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Four people received prison terms during sentencing hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas. A total of six people were sentenced, and 18 hearings were held this past week on criminal charges. Bradley Sheets, 37, of Convoy, was sentenced to four years in prison on a charge of burglary, a […]

POSTED: 02/28/19 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The past 12 years have been an entertaining journey since the Niswonger opened the doors to a new world of opportunity on March 15, 2007. Since then, it has been host to hundreds of professional performers, Broadway productions, national and international speakers, dance recitals, school concerts and productions, and numerous rentals.  Based […]

POSTED: 02/28/19 at 7:13 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Off Stage Productions Inc. is proud to announce the cast for the Spring 2019 Dinner Theatre production of The Savannah Sipping Society, a Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy. This two-act production is being directed by Crystal Cully Ringer. The cast is as follows (character name — cast member): Christa Manning — Jinx Jenkins; Pat […]

POSTED: 02/28/19 at 7:05 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert City Schools, in correlation with Ohio Revised Code 3313.64 or 3313.65, will again permit students from other school districts in Ohio to apply and enroll in the district’s school system through “open enrollment” for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications will be accepted immediately on a first come, first served basis, […]

POSTED: 02/28/19 at 6:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor One is a sophomore, one is a senior, but both are heading to Columbus to represent Van Wert High School and compete in the 2019 Bowling State Tournaments. After qualifying for State as a freshman, Lorrie Decker is making a second consecutive appearance at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, while Nathan Bidlack […]

POSTED: 02/28/19 at 5:12 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Crestview and Van Wert will play for sectional championships on Friday, with the No. 2 Knights in action against Temple Christian and the Cougars playing No. 5 Wauseon. Crestview vs. Temple Christian at Van Wert On paper, this game is a mismatch. Crestview (21-1, 7-1 NWC) ended the regular season with […]

POSTED: 02/28/19 at 5:11 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

I am not going to become a meteorologist when I retire, but I can predict Rain at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert on March 17. The Rain I am predicting is the tribute to the Beatles: The Abbey Road Years. Moving onto the Central Insurance Stage on Sunday, March 17, will be the biggest […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Music in Van Wert

Orland D. Schlatman, 84, of Delphos, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos. He was born in Fort Jennings, the son of Charles H. and Regina (Siefker) Wiechart- Schlatman, who both preceded him in death. On August 4, 1956, he married the former Lois Schabbing at St. John the […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 11:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries