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Downtown preps for Wapaween

October 23, 2014

As part of “WapaWeen” — Wapakoneta’s first ever 10-day long Halloween celebration — members of the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) will be offering discounted prices to customers who stop in this weekend.

The sale is called “Bargains on the BOO-levard,” and several downtown shops will be participating in this inaugural event.  

Woman holds on to dream to sing on TV

October 23, 2014

Do you have the talent to be on the show, “America’s Got Talent?” Wapakoneta resident Susan Morgan believes she has the talent to be in front of a handful of celebrities and a live audience all on primetime television as she auditions one more time in Chicago in January.

And if she passes the test, you will see her on television.

Girl donates hair to cancer fight

October 23, 2014

Children in Botkins wore caps to raise money for the Kids for Caps Foundation, a charity that donates hats to children with cancer, and in Wapakoneta, a massage therapist took classes over the summer to help give cancer patients massages while they are battling the effects of cancer.

Now another person has joined the fight against cancer, but this time she is donating a piece of herself for a great cause.

A visit from the Ghost Professor

October 22, 2014

Do ghosts exist, and if they do, what do they look like?

That question was answered Tuesday night when the Auglaize County Public Library hosted its first event during WapaWeen with the presentation from John Kachuba, the “Ghost Professor.”

Kachuba, a paranormal author, travels to haunted places around the state. Many people contact him and tell him to come out to their place to see if it is indeed haunted.

Revenue loss drives need for levy

October 22, 2014

BUCKLAND — Money concerns continue to plague the Village of Buckland, where spending has been cut and council has taken on a watch-every-dollar attitude.

That’s why they’re back with a levy proposal in front of voters in the Nov. 4 election.

In previous months, the village has gone to a new accounting system and authorized line items to get better control of costs and expenses.

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