Tax Levy Renewal Seeks to Continue to Address Lack of State Funding
By Timothy Mattackal
On November 7, residents of Cedarville will have the opportunity to vote on a measure to renew a tax levy for workers in the village. Two years ago, the village council proposed a temporary .25 percent increase on Cedarville’s municipal individual income tax, taking the rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent. That tax levy is due to expire and is up for renewal.
While this extension requires those who work in Cedarville to continue to pay the higher tax rate, it would ...
Cedarville’s Mike DeWine Runs for Governor
by Madeleine Mosher
Cedarville resident Mike DeWine is running for Ohio governor in the upcoming election on Nov. 6. The 70 year-old Republican is currently Ohio’s Attorney General and has strong connections to the Yellow Jackets.
DeWine has participated in Cedarville University’s Faith conference, taught at the university, and employed students as interns.
If elected, DeWine’s main focuses will be education, drugs, and jobs. According to his website, www.meetmikedewine.com, he ...
Places That Will Make You Fall for Fall
by Kaylie Mullen
There’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly fallen leaves from a calm, crisp breeze. Autumn is here, accompanied by football games, comfy sweatshirts, and pumpkin-flavored everything.
The first half of the semester is already finished and winter is creeping closer each week. This list of five locations is for the Cedarville students and faculty who wish to take a break from their busy schedules with some much needed fall fun.
Don’t let the season pass you by! ...
Attack in Las Vegas: Terrorism or crime?
by Allison White
On Sunday, October 1, the unthinkable occurred in Las Vegas. Thousands of fans were attending the closing act of the Route 91 Country Music Festival, singer Jason Aldean. Enjoyment quickly turned to terror as the crowd was assaulted by bullets from above. Fifty-nine people died and over 500 were seriously injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.
Dr. Frank Jenista, professor of international studies at Cedarville University, concurs with the ...
Drug Price Relief or Deceptive Rx? Ohio’s Issue 2 Divides Opinion
By Breanna Beers
The November 7 Ohio general election is approaching, and few ballot items have incited as much controversy as Ohio Issue 2. Commonly referred to as the Drug Price Relief Act -- or the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue, depending on the speaker -- this bill would mandate that no state-run agency could spend more on prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which receives a federally mandated 24 percent discount.
Proponents of this bill hope to reduce the ...
Charlottesville and Racial Tension in Trump’s America
How President Trump is affecting unity in the face of tragedy
by Alex Hentschel
The word at the forefront of the national discussion on race relations is “Charlottesville.”
A “Unite the Right” rally was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Several other groups showed up to protest the event, including the anti-fascist political group Antifa, clerical ministers and members of the Black Lives Matter ...
Phillys and Philanthropy
New restaurant, Grille-N-the-Ville, serves cheesesteaks and the community
by Shelby Ahlborg
For Matt Willis, the restaurant business is not just about serving good food — it’s about giving back to the community.
Willis is the owner of Grille-N-the-Ville, a new restaurant on Main Street south of the Cedarville Opera House that opened in early May. Willis is a Cedarville native. He moved away and did some cooking in Yellow Springs, eventually opening up his own restaurant there. He ...
Hope in the Wake of Hurricane Irma’s Destruction
By Breanna Beers
Mere days after Hurricane Harvey tore its path through Texas, the United States and surrounding areas faced another impending natural disaster: Hurricane Irma.
Over 7 million people in the United States alone were told to evacuate their homes in anticipation of the coming storm. The long days of waiting before the hurricane struck were especially difficult for Cedarville students separated from their families. To them, the catastrophe felt intensely close, even from ...
Community Unites in Wake of Harvey’s Destruction
By Naomi Harward
The damage caused by Hurricane Harvey this past week has set new records, according to several news sources. But amidst the vast devastation, the people of Houston are coming together in a community effort to rebuild their city. Danger continues to loom over Houston, even as floodwater levels begin to recede, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, August 30.
By Thursday morning, there had been fires and two explosions at the local Arkema, Inc. chemical plant, resulting in ...
Cedarville Prepares for Annual Easter Festivities
The day before Easter Sunday is often a hectic day. There’s food preparation to be done, decorations to be set and everyone is excited for the day to come.
In the village of Cedarville, there’s an added excitement to the day.
On April 15, the day before Easter, Cedarville will host their annual Easter egg hunt.
The event will start at noon and will take place at the Cedarville community park on East Street. The day will be packed with activities, including barrel rides, group ...