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Cedarville Hosts Annual Labor Day Celebration

This weekend marks the beginning of the annual CedarFest celebration in Cedarville, Ohio. Varying events take place in downtown Cedarville from Saturday, Aug. 30, to Monday, Sept. 1, to celebrate Labor Day. James H. Kyle, who introduced the bill to the Senate proposing Labor Day a legal holiday, is a Cedarville native, making the small town the birthplace of this national holiday. Some of the featured events of the weekend are the fireworks, fireman’s pancake breakfast, Labor Day parade ...

Winter Storm of the Century

The Blizzard of 1978, dubbed “The Storm of the Century,” has not been forgotten by Ohio residents 36 years later. In light of frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall, this year’s winter is being compared to that of 1978. But is there any real comparison between the two? The Blizzard of ’78 began early in the morning on Jan. 26 and continued into the next day. According to the National Weather Service, in that 24-hour period, snowfall ranged from five to 13 inches across Ohio. Wind ...

Weak Ceiling Strengthened Church

In March 2013, Pastor Linda Davis of Cedarville United Methodist Church noticed some ceiling tiles drooping in a small portion of the building. The church, built in 1867, is the second oldest church in the town of Cedarville. When examiners looked at the ceiling, they discovered that it was actually composed of three ceilings: one acoustic, one tile, and one plaster-and-lathe ceiling. After 146 years of hot and cold temperatures with no insulation, more than half of the plaster-and-lathe ...

Minor, Stoney Creek are Cornerstones of Main Street Change

As downtown Cedarville expands, Taylor Minor and his family have played a significant role in its development. Taylor – an entrepreneur, father of three and Iraq War veteran – is also the owner and operator of Stoney Creek Roasters. From the start, Stoney Creek has been a family endeavour. “My parents and I started it as (equal) owners,” Taylor said. “We bought the whole building in 2008 and in August opened the coffee shop.” Taylor said when they started Stoney Creek, ...

Vintage Clothing Store Offers Unique Wardrobe Options for Students

If you walk downtown in Cedarville, you will come across several independently owned shops. One store in particular, Deborah’s Attic, stands out in its own way when you walk in and see its racks of vintage clothing. If you are looking for a special outfit for Campus Christmas or Elliv, you may find it there among the clothing and antiques dating back as early as the 18th century. Owner Deborah Stallard has been in business since 1978 when she officially opened a store in Springfield. ...

Art Department Reworks Current Space

The renovations to the fine arts building in the past couple of years haven’t exactly been secret, but many students didn’t quite know what was happening when a drawing class took over the upper lounge area of the BTS in fall 2011. Some students may remember the odd-looking benches circled around an assortment of glass bottles, leather shoes and ceramic bowls, posing for a still-life sketch. All art classes for the fine arts building had to be repositioned; the building was under full ...