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 »

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 »