Council Considers Creating Food Truck Ordinance

Council Considers Creating Food Truck Ordinance

Katherine Kingma
February 27, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The City Council is currently refining a potential new ordinance that would allow food trucks to legally operate in Oberlin for the first time. “The ordinance has to go through three readings by the City Council,” explained City Manager Eric Norenberg. “It’s already been through its first,... Read more »

City Meets Target, Halves Carbon Emissions

City Meets Target, Halves Carbon Emissions

Oliver Bok , News Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The city of Oberlin has met its target of cutting 2012 greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2015. Oberlin emitted 113,832 metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2012 and is projected to emit 56,866 metric tons in 2015, according to analysis done by the consulting firm Cameron-Cole. “In three years, we... Read more »

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Due to a significant decrease in revenue, Cowhaus Creamery has been forced to consider closing its store. The owners point to the lack of parking caused by the nearby construction of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center at the corner of College Street and Main Street as a major reason for this drop in profit. Josef... Read more »

Groups Collect Signatures for Legal Marijuana

Katherine Kingma
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

ResponsibleOhio, a large and well-funded group pushing for the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio, listed the city of Lorain as one of 10 suggested growing locations around the state in ballot language released this past Monday. The group is one of many marijuana legalization... Read more »

Retreat Provides Venue for Council Members to Air Concerns

Retreat Provides Venue for Council Members to Air Concerns

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin City Council is working on communication. Last Friday and Saturday, the seven Oberlin City Council members, a paid facilitator and 10 to 15 interested community members filed into a small conference room at the Oberlin Inn for a rare midterm City Council retreat. “How can we work as... Read more »

Oberlin Public Schools Look to Increase Staff Diversity

Tristan Cimini
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin Public Schools made headway on the district-wide initiative to broaden diversity by appointing former teacher, Assistant Principal and Administrator Gloria Buxton as the liaison for the project earlier this month. As a minority recruiter, Buxton will identify the staff ’s diversity needs, recruit... Read more »

Council Clashes over City Manager

Council Clashes over City Manager

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 6, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After requesting the resignation of City Manager Eric Norenberg last month, the Oberlin City Council plans to air its concerns and discuss the low yearly evaluation scores Norenberg received in an executive session this Monday. “I’m... Read more »

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
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

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 »