The Daily Press Wapakoneta Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-23T11:16:17-04:00 preps for Wapaween2014-10-23T11:16:17-04:002014-10-23T11:16:17-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">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.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The sale is called “Bargains on the BOO-levard,” and several downtown shops will be participating in this inaugural event.  </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">At Casa Chic, Halloween items will be 30 percent off and many other items throughout the store will be 20 percent off. The sale will run this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.</span></p><p class="p3"> <em>For a complete story, see the Thursday, Oct. 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHJOHN BUSHDowntown preps for WapaweenWapakoneta Daily holds on to dream to sing on TV2014-10-23T11:12:11-04:002014-10-23T11:12:11-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">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.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">And if she passes the test, you will see her on television.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“I’ve always said that before I turn 80, I want to be on that show,” Morgan, 71, said. “Well I used to watch that show all the time and some people have told me that I’m really good, and you have to be really good in order to make it on that show. So then I thought, ‘well I’ll be darn, I think I’m going to try it.’ I’ve been singing ever since I was four and I thought this was a good idea.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <em>For a complete story, see the Thursday, Oct. 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHJAKE DOWLINGWoman holds on to dream to sing on TVWapakoneta Daily donates hair to cancer fight2014-10-23T11:06:23-04:002014-10-23T11:06:23-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">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.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Now another person has joined the fight against cancer, but this time she is donating a piece of herself for a great cause.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Kloie Rogers, a 12-year-old sixth grader from Botkins, donated eight inches of her hair to cancer patients on Tuesday night.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“She’s only ever gotten her hair trimmed and she’s 12 years old so her hair has gotten quite long,” said Dustee Rogers, Kloie’s mom. “Her hair is a good 20 inches long and tonight (Tuesday) she decided she was going to have it cut and have it donated. It’s probably midway down her back.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <em>For a complete story, see the Thursday, Oct. 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHJAKE DOWLINGGirl donates hair to cancer fightWapakoneta Daily visit from the Ghost Professor2014-10-22T10:59:52-04:002014-10-22T10:59:52-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">Do ghosts exist, and if they do, what do they look like?</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">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.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">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.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">With an audience of 45 to 50 people in attendance for the event, Kachuba shared a few places that he has been to personally.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“All these places that are considered haunted are all open to the public, Kachuba said. “If you want to take your kids to these places, feel free to do that, the people operating these places will be more than happy to tell you their story.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“I have personally gone through these places,” he said. “Some of what I wrote in my books is from my own experiences and from experiences from people that work there on a regular basis such as security guards. It’s all pretty interesting.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <em>For a complete story, see the Wednesday, Oct. 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHJAKE DOWLINGA visit from the Ghost ProfessorWapakoneta Daily loss drives need for levy2014-10-22T10:55:51-04:002014-10-22T10:55:51-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">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.</span></p><p class="p3"> That’s why they’re back with a levy proposal in front of voters in the Nov. 4 election.</p><p class="p3"> In previous months, the village has gone to a new accounting system and authorized line items to get better control of costs and expenses.</p><p class="p3"> <em>For a complete story, see the Wednesday, Oct. 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHTOM WEHRHAHNRevenue loss drives need for levyWapakoneta Daily Forever plans inaugural youth hunt2014-10-22T10:51:49-04:002014-10-22T10:51:49-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">A local conservation organization that has raised more than $500,000 for the protection and development of wildlife is now committing a large portion of its funds to sponsor youth-oriented activities. </span></p><p class="p3"> Auglaize County Pheasants Forever, the local chapter of a national organization, has been dedicating funds raised at its annual banquet in March to saving the habitat of pheasants and other types of wildlife in the area since the late 1980s.</p><p class="p3"> Although they are still apportioning money to help conserve habitats, Auglaize County Pheasants Forever Assistant Habitat Chairman Dave Sheets said there has been a much larger focus on funding youth programs within the last year. </p><p class="p3"> <em>For a complete story, see the Wednesday, Oct. 22 editon of the Wapakoneta Daily News</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHJOHN BUSHPheasants Forever plans inaugural youth huntWapakoneta Daily investigate tribal request 2014-10-21T11:17:18-04:002014-10-21T11:17:18-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">Changing language in a building ordinance, a tribal request and an update on two motel properties highlighted Monday night’s regular meeting of Wapakoneta City Council.</span></p><p class="p3"> The council’s Lands, Buildings, and Building Code Committee met Oct. 10. First on the agenda was a request from a couple wishing to add a cupola to their garage. After being directed to the Board of Zoning Appeals, the issued was referred to the council committee. The reason: Cupola is not defined in nor does it appear in any part of an ordinance that would make a cupola an exemption to building height restrictions.</p><p class="p3"> Committee Chair and At-Large Councilwoman Rachel Barber said Monday that the committee voted to recommend the preparation of legislation that would add the word “cupola” to the appropriate ordinance.</p><p class="p3"> Barber’s committee then discussed a letter Council President Steve Henderson shared at the Oct. 6 council meeting. The letter was from Gregg Ruppert, retired teacher, seeking support for a petition from the Eastern Shawnee Tribe to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to designated “their land’s status as ‘Restricted Indian Country.’”</p><p class="p3"> The letter went on to say that ownership of the land is recorded in the Logan County Courthouse.</p><p class="p3"> <em>For a complete story, see the Tuesday, Oct. 21 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHTOM WEHRHAHNCouncilors investigate tribal request Wapakoneta Daily expand drive to aid Blevins2014-10-21T11:33:23-04:002014-10-21T11:14:24-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 11.8181819915771px; line-height: 1.25em;">Last Tuesday, students in the Wapakoneta City School District wore white in support of Leo Blevins, an eighth-grader who has been battling life-threatening injuries at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus since he was struck by a vehicle while walking along a roadway in Cridersville on Oct. 11.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">This week, a group of students are showing their support beyond wearing white clothing — they will be selling custom-made T-shirts in an effort to raise money for Blevins’ family to help pay for medical bills.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Eighth-graders Courtney Moore, Brooke Mulen, Dalan Seyer and Devon Schnarre came up with the idea last week after talking to Wapakoneta High School guidance counselor DeLynn Epperly, who suggested that selling T-shirts would be a good way to raise money.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The group met with Auglaize Embroidery, who agreed to design and print up to 600 shirts that will be sold throughout the community.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Starting today, order forms will be available at Wapakoneta High School, Wapakoneta Middle School and Auglaize Embroidery. At the high school, order forms can be found on the bulletin boards outside the main office and the choir room. At the middle school, they will be available at the main office.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Available for purchase are T-shirts for $10, long sleeve shirts for $15, hooded sweatshirts for $22 and crew neck sweatshirts for $18. Each item of clothing comes in the color blue, and will feature a heart with the number 70 on the front and the words “Believe In Blevins” on the back.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Shirt sizes range from youth small to large, and adult small to extra-extra large. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">To purchase these items, order forms must be picked up at one of the locations listed above and sent back to the Wapakoneta High School office, located at 1 Redskin Trail. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">For those who may not want a shirt but would still like to send money to Blevins’ family, monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks can be sent to the high school and should be marked with the word ‘donation’ on the envelope. </span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The deadline to purchase “Believe In Blevins” T-shirts is Oct. 28, although order forms will continue to be accepted until Oct. 31. </span></p>Wapakoneta, OHJOHN BUSHClassmates expand drive to aid BlevinsWapakoneta Daily therapist expands her practice to help cancer patients2014-10-21T11:08:41-04:002014-10-21T11:08:41-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.25em;">Charlotte Schaub is a massage therapist at Kantner and West Chiropractic in Wapakoneta but there is something unique about Schaub’s occupation.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">A graduate of Wapakoneta Senior High School, Dayton School of Medical Massage, and certifications in Reflexology and HotStone Massage, Schaub attended Owens Community College in Toledo, roughly two hours north of Wapakoneta, to learn more about massage therapy.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Except this massage therapy is to help cancer patients dealing with pain and help comfort them when they need it most.</span></p><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">“Just the touching and feeling of a cancer patient helps them with their mental stage knowing that there is people out there still caring for them,” Schaub said. “As far as doing a massage on a cancer victim, it has to be a lot lighter touch. You’re pretty much just gliding and stroking them just to relieve whatever pain they are feeling.”</span></p><p class="p3"> <em>For a complete story, see Tuesday, Oct. 21 editioon of the Wapakoneta Daily News</em></p>Wapakoneta, OHJAKE DOWLINGMassage therapist expands her practice to help cancer patientsWapakoneta Daily Bengals, Browns, Chargers: Are they who we thought they were?2014-10-20T14:56:45-04:002014-10-20T14:55:27-04:00Copyright 2011 Wapakoneta Daily News<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script><div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="2" style="width:390px;height:219px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="27838512" data-config-site-section="wapokonetadailynews_hom_non_sec"></div>Wapakoneta, OHNo author availableVIDEO: Bengals, Browns, Chargers: Are they who we thought they were?Wapakoneta Daily