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 »

Unanimous Vote by Council Retracts Support for Pipeline

Sarah Conner
October 31, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin City Council unanimously voted last Monday in favor of retracting support from the NEXUS pipeline, a project led by DTE Energy and Spectra Energy. The pipeline would span nearly 250 miles from upper Ohio to Ontario and deliver up to 2 billion cubic feet of gas to the Midwest and Canada every... Read more »

Community Members Break Ground on New Sustainable House

Community Members Break Ground on New Sustainable House

Louisa Liles
October 31, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Construction began this week on a completely sustainable single-family home on the south side of Oberlin. The Oberlin based company Zion Community Development Corporation is building the house at 121 Smith Street as part of its new Affordable Green Housing Initiative. The project is a collaboration between... Read more »

Elections Bring Issues, Candidates to Voters

Elections Bring Issues, Candidates to Voters

Molly Brand and Elizabeth Dobbins, Contributing Writer and News Editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin voters will line up at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4 to cast their ballots for a variety of issues and candidates. At the top of the ballot this year is the Ohio governor’s race. Incumbent John Kasich (R) was elected to his first term in 2010 and is up for re-election, running against Democrat... Read more »

Local Restaurants Host OCS Fundraiser

Local Restaurants Host OCS Fundraiser

Molly Brand
October 10, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin Community Services will be partnering with WOBC next week to host Oberlin’s first-ever Restaurant Week. This event will be a fundraiser for OCS to help the organization keep up with increasing demand for its... Read more »

College Allocates $5 Million To New Initiative

Oliver Bok
October 10, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Two new policies concerning the College’s investments may make Oberlin finances more reflective of the ideals pushed by the faculty and student body. The College recently announced a new divestment policy through... Read more »