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Safe Harbor House Recovery Program Changing Lives

Joy Fagan, founder of the Safe Harbor House in Springfield, Ohio, tells the story of how a woman’s journey toward healing has brought change to more than just one life. The time this woman spent in Safe Harbor’s recovery program changed her own life and led her daughter to have a relationship with Christ. As a result, the daughter chose to keep the baby she had considered aborting, and this woman, now a graduate of the recovery program, is helping to raise her grandchildren. “Now she ...

Twelve-Hour Worship Event Has One Goal: Glorify God

The sophomore class council is inviting students to spend some time in worship and prayer on Nov. 22 for the second annual Downpour 12-hour worship session. Downpour will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 2 a.m. in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (BTS) in rooms 101, 102 and 103. Sophomore class chaplain Steve Clark said students can come and go as they please. Sophomore class president Zach Curtis introduced the idea for Downpour his freshmen year. He borrowed the idea ...

Gospelfest to Include Dancing, Live Painting

Gospelfest will be different than previous years - it will not be limited to song. Gospelfest on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. will also include dancing and live painting as other forms of worship, said Thomas Redic, SGA campus community director. Justin Spann, the director of OneVoice, said the live painting will be a creative expression of worship to God, who is creative and expressive. “The audience should come expecting a free environment for people to just appreciate what God has been doing in ...

SGA Raises about $20,000 for GROW, Aims for More

SGA has raised about $20,000 for its philanthropy project, Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW), so far this year. “I think (GROW) really has a great purpose in the fact that it rescues children who are at risk for being sold into human trafficking,” said Hilary Murphy, SGA’s philanthropy director. “Thailand is one of the largest sources and destinations for human trafficking, so the fact that it really makes a difference in communities where they’re rescuing children before ...

New Amish Bulk Foods Store Brings Variety to Cedarville

Decades have passed since Cedarville had a grocery store near the intersection of Routes 42 and 72. But now that resident Donna Hughes is in business, local options include everything from flour and sugar to apple butter barbecue sauce and wasabi mayonnaise. Hughes recently opened Donna Jean’s Bulk Foods to sell products from several Amish food suppliers based in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Linda Curtis, who is managing the store, said she and Hughes will order bulk food products and break them ...

Dayton’s Immigration Plan Working

Dayton’s immigration-friendly initiative was recently recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for creating an environment that encourages sustainable jobs. The Welcome Dayton plan was adopted by Dayton in October 2011, making it the only Midwestern city attempting to draw more immigrants to become citizens, according to The New York Times. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce report, Enterprising Cities: A Force for American Prosperity, said Dayton’s plan focuses on creating an immigrant-fr...

Virginia Scites: Girl on Fire

Senior theatre major Virginia “V” Scites has a unique background: she was raised in a traveling circus. Scites grew up traveling and performing historical circus acts with her parents and brother. She is a skilled fire breather and one of only seven or eight people in the world who sword walks. She is also a talented singer, contortionist and fire dancer, among many other things. Scites originally went to Kentucky Christian University to major in music, but after two years, she ...

Pastor Rohm’s Legacy Celebrated in Chapel

“Good morning, welcome to chapel.” Those well-known words of Pastor Bob Rohm’s were heard in chapel Sept. 16 for the first time since last spring. Rohm retired this summer, and the chapel service was a time to have different people come and celebrate Rohm’s legacy, President Dr. Thomas White said. “Cedarville University is a better place because of Bob Rohm,” White said during chapel, “and we appreciate your ministry to Cedarville and your love for Cedarville.” During ...

Cedarville Grad Depicted Inaccurately in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

The recent movie “Zero Dark Thirty” not only depicts the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, but it also portrays the current Cedarville alumna of the year, 1986 graduate Jennifer (Matthews) Anderson, who died in service. Anderson’s character in the film is CIA agent Jessica, played by Jennifer Ehle. Jessica is one of the few female CIA agents that the film depicts. However, Jessica is overshadowed in the film by the central character Maya (another CIA agent played by Jessica Chastain) and is ...