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 »

News Brief: Early Voting Begins

News Brief: Early Voting Begins

Review Staff
October 10, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

An Ohio resident checks in before voting early at the Lorain County Board of Elections. Early voting began this Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Ohio bill which shortened the early... Read more »

Community Coalition Aims to Work with Developers

Community Coalition Aims to Work with Developers

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition, founded in March of 2014 in response to the Oberlin school district’s K–12 campus proposal, is now looking to organize and expand its mission. OCBC is an organization focused on creating community benefit agreements, agreements intended to represent community... Read more »

City Receives $350,000 Grant to Restore 13 Homes

Sarah Chatta
October 3, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin, Sheffield Lake and Lorain County recently received $1,150,000 to rehabilitate homes for low to medium-income families. The grant, which was awarded through the State’s Community Housing Impact and Preservation fund, is expected to fund a total of 58 houses, including 15 homes in Lorain County... Read more »

OPD to Begin Using Body-Worn Cameras

OPD to Begin Using Body-Worn Cameras

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Police Department is preparing to add body-worn cameras to their arsenal of technology this week in an attempt to increase both officer accountability and public trust between officers and city residents. The cameras, which will soon be worn by every officer in the Department, are modeled... Read more »

Nonprofit to Promote Public Health in Oberlin

Melissa Harris
September 26, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Lorain County Health & Dentistry, a nonprofit organization that works to provide affordable healthcare, is requesting a grant to build a community health clinic in southern Oberlin. If the grant is approved, the new clinic will provide both primary and preventative medical care, oral health and vision... Read more »

Parties Clash Over Redistricting Proposal

Michael Lindy
September 26, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

A committee of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission, scheduled to meet on Sept. 11, was called off due to disagreements among mostly Republican lawmakers on how to proceed. The redistricting proposal due to be finalized by this committee would have created a bipartisan panel to draw up... Read more »

ODE Increases Testing Standards for Public Schools

Emma Paul, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Although the Oberlin City Schools recently received an overall B grade on their annual evaluation from the Ohio Department of Education — the highest grade the school system has ever received — the school system received a D grade on “indicators met,” a section requiring 80 percent of students... Read more »

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 »