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 ...
Philathropy in Style
Former Cedarville student uses fashion startup to help inner-city kids
by Callahan Jones
It’s an exciting January afternoon at Inner City Impact (ICI), a mission to children in Chicago. The kids line up outside the door, eagerly anticipating the gifts they are about to receive.
It’s time. The kids enter the room, which contains table upon table of school uniforms, something required at all the area schools and are a rare and expensive commodity.
A young man, wearing a long-sleeve shirt ...
Trump Ban Harms Missions, Creates Uncertainty for Students
The Trump administration is rewriting the executive ban on immigration which was suspended by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The ban indirectly affects international missions, and one Cedarville student will not be returning home for the foreseeable future.
Because of the uncertainty created by the ban, Eman Nagib, a junior information technology major from Sudan plans to remain in the United States.
“I was advised by the advisor for international students ...
Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill Struck Down
Despite Gov. Kasich's veto, Americans will likely see abortion reform in the near future
by Alexandria Hentschel
Neither anti-abortion nor pro-abortion activist were satisfied with Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s decision on two recent bills concerning abortion.
Kasich line-item vetoed the controversial House Bill 493, commonly referred to as the “Heartbeat Bill.” The Heartbeat Bill was added to a larger piece of legislation about child abuse protections.
Kasich preserved the main text of ...
Enjoying the Great Indoors
Ah, winter — a beautiful time of year, with so much to look forward to. Christmas cheer, winter break, and time with family. However, after the fun is over and it is still bitterly cold in February, it’s often hard to find something to do indoors.
As the temperature outside drops, Cedarville students are going to have to find creative ways to spend those long weekends. To prevent mid-winter boredom, Cedars has found six locations within driving distance that are low-cost and unique.
Cedarville Faces Trouble Renovating Police Station
The Village of Cedarville is facing unforeseen difficulties in renovating the old American Legion building for police use. The building sits next to the village park, down the street from the fire station. The Village has been trying to find better facilities for the police department for years, and is now trying to find a solution to FEMA restrictions.
The village purchased the building in November of 2015 to serve as the new police station, but per Village Council minutes, it was ...
Serving Those with Addiction
Her husband was waiting for her when she came home.
He went upstairs to run a warm bath for her and help her get cleaned up. When he came back downstairs, he found his wife talking to her children in the kitchen, convincing them to give her the money in their piggy banks.
She told them that “Mommy needed the money to feel better.”
She was a heroin addict, suffering from dope sickness and desperate for another dose. And she was one of hundreds that live practically next door, and ...