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 »

Acceptance Letters Mailed to Over 2,000 Prospective Students

Acceptance Letters Mailed to Over 2,000 Prospective Students

Elizabeth Kuhr, Staff Writer
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

College and Conservatory admissions officers mailed much anticipated acceptance letters on April 1 to welcome the incoming freshman class. Debra Chermonte, the vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid said the College invited a third of this year’s 6,100 applicants. Of the admitted... Read more »

OCS Utilizes Local Produce

OCS Utilizes Local Produce

Louie Krauss, Staff Writer
March 15, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Beginning this year, Oberlin will take part in Plant a Row for the Hungry, a national program that helps provide freshly grown produce to families in need. Through this program, the College’s gardens will donate an extra row of fruits and vegetables to Oberlin Community Services, a responsive community... Read more »

Students, Union Rally for Farmworkers

Students, Union Rally for Farmworkers

Kris Fraser, Staff Writer
March 14, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin students picketed a Wendy’s in Columbus, OH this past Sunday, joining a Florida worker’s union in a march for farmworker justice. Protesters attempted to pressure Wendy’s into signing Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Agreement, legislation that both guarantees farmers a penny... Read more »

Governor Kasich Faces Challenge with Democrat FitzGerald

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
March 9, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald arrived at Oberlin last Thursday, addressing an audience of students, faculty and community members in regards to his candidacy. FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate, is attempting to unseat Ohio Governor John Kasich in the 2014 gubernatorial race. “Oberlin... Read more »

Affordable Care Act Implemented in Lorain County

Madeline Peltz
February 28, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After Ohio’s Department of Medicaid and the Controlling Board granted Governor John Kasich’s request to use $2.56 billion of federal funding to expand Medicaid’s accessibility in Ohio, changes to the cost and structure of residential health care plans have became apparent in more remote residential... Read more »

Reforms Improve Literacy and Academic Achievement in Northeast Ohio

February 28, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Franklin Elementary School in Elyria is locally notorious for its low test scores. But beginning next fall, the school will embark on a 5-year program to enact experimental education reforms. A grant from the locally based Stocker Foundation, Franklin plans to extend the instructional day by 45 minutes,... Read more »

Fire at Oberlin Recycling Complex

Fire at Oberlin Recycling Complex

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
February 25, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

A fire broke out at Oberlin’s Public Works Complex Saturday, destroying all six of the city’s garbage trucks and temporarily suspending all residential recycling. According to City Manager Eric Norenburg, this week’s recyclables will be combined with the rest of the city’s garbage and transported... Read more »

As Egypt Builds Democracy, Ohio Representative Foley Helps With Election

As Egypt Builds Democracy, Ohio Representative Foley Helps With Election

Elizabeth Kuhr, Staff Writer
February 14, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

In addition, it states that political parties cannot be founded based on gender, race, religious sect and geography. The charter also extends more autonomy to the military, police and judiciary. Rep. Foley said that aside from awarding the military some “problematic” power in appointing representatives,... Read more »

‘Mediocre’ Outlook for Local Schools

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
February 8, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

John Schroth, superintendent of the Oberlin City School District, has tried to stay positive about the district’s “mediocre” financial projection. According to a recent auditor’s report, the Oberlin City School District has a “mediocre” financial outlook. “Mediocre is better than rotten,”... Read more »