Construction for New K-5 School Approved

Sarah Chatta
September 19, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After years of planning to revamp the Oberlin School District’s facilities, the city’s Board of Education approved a plan last Tuesday to build a new school for Kindergarten through fifth grade. A tax levy will be... Read more »

News Brief: Inn Construction Begins

News Brief: Inn Construction Begins

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

Demolition of the Oberlin Inn began in earnest this week, marking the start of a 15-month period of construction on the corner of Main and College streets. The new facility, which will open in... Read more »

Oberlin Recycling Pickup Set to Return in October

Oberlin Recycling Pickup Set to Return in October

Sarah Chatta
September 12, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The city of Oberlin estimates municipal recycling pickup services will resume by the middle of October, returning after last February’s garage fire destroyed all six of Oberlin’s garbage and recycling trucks, limiting... Read more »

New Coalition Aims to Revitalize Local Economy

Emma Paul
May 9, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Since its founding last year, the Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition has pursued involvement in the construction of a new Oberlin public school for grades K-12. At a school board meeting on April 22, the group presented its vision for the school: a project the Coalition considers... Read more »

Primary Voters Approve Tax Hike

Primary Voters Approve Tax Hike

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Despite a turnout rate that many officials are referring to as “abysmal,” Lorain County residents convened at the polls this Tuesday to cast their votes in the Ohio primary. Ballot features included gubernatorial candidates as well as numerous state and local issues. Several... Read more »

Town, Gown Gear Up for Tomorrow’s Big Parade

Town, Gown Gear Up for Tomorrow’s Big Parade

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

For one weekend each year, students, faculty and community members convene to celebrate warm weather, good company and the town of Oberlin. This Saturday marks the 12th year of Oberlin’s Big Parade, and though the spirit of the ceremony remains unchanged, the event itself... Read more »

Local News Bulletin

April 25, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, STAFF

Hair Recycling The Resource Conser- vation Team hosted a hair recycling event this Tuesday, during which student stylists gave their peers free haircuts. The chopped locks will be donated to the Matter of Trust organization, which then ships... Read more »

Oberlin First North American City Designated Climate Positive

Felicia Heiney
April 25, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Although the attention surrounding Oberlin’s switch to carbon neutrality has largely dissipated, the city’s drive toward sustainability is still in the works. Perhaps the city’s largest accomplishment to date is its designation as the first North American city to become... Read more »

Yedes Fires Back Against Murder Plot Allegations

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Muslim Religious Life Affiliate and member of the Comparative Literature and French departments Ali Yedes has been accused by fellow Oberlin faculty member Samir Amin Abdellatif, visiting assistant professor of Arabic,... Read more »

Ohio a Major Hub for Interstate Trafficking

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
April 19, 2014
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

The Human Trafficking Collective conducted two sessions this past week, in which the group’s Director Mindi Kuebler educated students and community members about the pervasiveness of human trafficking in Ohio. The state’s key location between major Midwest and East Coast cities makes Ohio a convenient... Read more »

Local Leaders Deliver “State of the City” Address

Local Leaders Deliver “State of the City” Address

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
April 13, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin City Manager Eric Norenberg and City Council President Scott Broadwell delivered a State of the City Address at the Oberlin Inn last week to an audience of Oberlin residents. The municipal leaders addressed the future of safety, economic development, tourism, sustainability... Read more »

Lorain Awaits $5.5M Economic Stimulus

Lorain Awaits $5.5M Economic Stimulus

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writers
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Several publicly funded Lorain County organizations are eagerly awaiting the passage of HB 497, a capital appropriation bill that would allot more than $5.5 million to a variety of local infrastructure and construction improvements. The bill passed in the state House last week. If passed through the... Read more »