Ohio Senate Delays Decision on Fracking, Agriculture Bill

Ohio Senate Delays Decision on Fracking, Agriculture Bill

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Ohio legislators are making a final push this month to move several bills through the Senate, including laws that could improve support for free clinics and weaken fracking regulation. House Bill 320, which would... Read more »

Students Fight for Academic Leniency

Students Fight for Academic Leniency

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

As of Thursday evening, over 1,300 students had signed a petition drafted by College junior Kiki Acey and other students of color demanding President Krislov suspend the standard grading system in the aftermath of the... Read more »

Temporary CDS Workers to Receive Free Meals

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Campus Dining Services has decided to allow temporary workers to eat a meal following their shifts after a petition by the Student Labor Action Coalition asking CDS to change its staff meal policy garnered over 1000... Read more »

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Students Protest Systemic Racism, Police Violence

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
December 5, 2014
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Oberlin students, faculty and staff came together this week to organize and execute a variety of protests, demonstrations and actions that highlighted... Read more »

Frandsen Presents on Current College Finances

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Mike Frandsen, the vice president for Finance and Administration, gave students a broad overview of Oberlin’s revenue and expenses on Monday amid widespread student concern that the College isn’t doing enough to... Read more »

New Shelter Provides Transitional Housing

Emma Paul, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After four years of work, Valor Home will open a veteran’s shelter in Lorain by the end of this month. Meant to house veterans for up to two years, Valor Home, a program that is part of... Read more »

Curbside Recycling Pickup to Return on Tuesday

Curbside Recycling Pickup to Return on Tuesday

Laura Paddock
November 14, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Residential curbside recycling is set to resume in Oberlin on Tuesday, Nov. 18 after a nearly eight-month hiatus. Last February’s garage fire destroyed the city’s recycling trucks, temporarily halting the service. In preparation... Read more »

District Moves Forward with School Construction

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin City School District is taking the next step in its plan to build a new elementary school in place of the current Oberlin High School football stadium. The school board and district administrators are currently assessing... Read more »

Pipeline to Transport Gas through Oberlin

Pipeline to Transport Gas through Oberlin

Sarah Conner
November 14, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Spectra Energy has moved forward with its plan to build a 250-mile gas pipeline through Oberlin. Spectra, an S&P 500 company, plans on investing up to $1.5 billion into the NEXUS pipeline,... Read more »

Hospital, Employees Negotiate Wage Increases

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer
November 7, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After more than two months of contentious negotiation, Mercy Regional Medical Center employers in Lorain reached an agreement this past Friday on a new contract with their union employees. The five-year contract was... Read more »

Republicans Sweep Ohio Midterm Elections

Republicans Sweep Ohio Midterm Elections

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

If someone asks what’s red and red and red all over, the answer might be the results of Lorain County’s midterm election. Not only did gubernatorial incumbent John Kasich rise to re-election just minutes after... Read more »

New Bakery Comes to Main Street

New Bakery Comes to Main Street

Melissa Harris
November 7, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Blue Rooster Bakehouse, which is taking the place of B. McK’s Public House in downtown Oberlin, will open Nov. 15, stocked with cakes, pies, pastries, bagels and other baked goods. Wendy Boes, who runs the bakery... Read more »