Archive - Oct 5, 2013 - News Article
Tormented with a disease interfering with her everyday life, one local woman says most people quite literally do not understand her pain.
Pamela Elliot, of Wapakoneta, suffers from a disease that causes constant and “excruciating burning and throbbing” facial pain.
“I was an outgoing person,” Elliot said about her life before the disease. “Trigeminal neuralgia made me a prisoner in my own body.”
Despite Wapakoneta City Schools recently approving a list of 140 open enrollment students from other districts, nearly double that number are leaving each year.
“It is a concern,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
He said there are a multitude of reasons why students choose to leave the district each year.
A first-time downtown event is hoping to attract thrifty shoppers looking for a deal on summer items, a Wapakoneta shop owner and event organizer says, as downtown business owners take steps to make room for holiday fare.
“Pickin’ in Downtown Wapakoneta” is a street and sidewalk sale sponsored by the Wapakoneta Antiques and Specialty Shops (WASS) and is to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.