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Clintonville still buzzing months after booms


For months the city of Clintonville was booming.

"It changed, certainly for that time, how we were doing business," City Administrator Lisa Kuss said.

Angie Ditmeyer knows that firsthand.

"It was this excitement," Ditmeyer explained. "There were people that came through, came here just to try to hear the booms."

Ditmeyer owns this small coffee shop located on Main Street. Those booms helped her business boom.

"There was some increase in our business, which of course is nice," Ditmeyer said.

Along with the booms came national attention. Media outlets from ABC News and CNN made their way to Clintonville. And with them, brought a whole new reputation to this tiny city.

"CNN was set up right over on our patio," Ditmeyer said. "They would do their live feeds, and we would see it inside and try to watch but we didn't want to get into the picture so it was fun.

 And soon, this little coffee shop had made quite the name for itself.

"It was a little overwhelming but at the same time it was like exciting, I loved it."

The shaking was finally explained as a series of minor earthquakes. Now, four months later they're all gone. But, the city is still buzzing.

"It put us on the map in a sense," Kuss said. "People still talk about it. They say oh, you're from Clintonville where they had those earthquakes last winter."

And the coffee shop will never be the same. 

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