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Police Catch Peeping Tom with Footage of Students

Andrea Wang and Louis Krauss
February 24
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Police arrested a man in Erie County after finding videos on his phone containing footage of women, mostly Oberlin students, undressing in their off-campus houses. David Schindley, 45, from Huron, Ohio, filmed the videos while standing outside students’ houses between Jan. 12 and Feb. 5. According...

Local Educators Urge State to Reduce Testing

Local Educators Urge State to Reduce Testing

Jack Brewster
February 24
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As the Ohio Department of Edu­cation inches toward approving an education plan to comply with federal regulations, local teachers, parents and school board members are im­ploring the administration to amend the proposal. The regulations are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, a federal ruling signed...

Cleveland State Report Reveals Housing Deficiencies

Cleveland State Report Reveals Housing Deficiencies

Olive Sherman
February 17
Filed under Community News, NEWS

A recent study of Oberlin’s housing shows that the city has an aging housing stock and lacks affordable housing for seniors and low-income residents. City Council will reference the study, conducted between May and December 2016 by Cleveland State University, when considering future policies on housing...

Agave to Reopen Under New Ownership

Agave to Reopen Under New Ownership

Alexis Dill
February 10
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The doors of Agave Burrito Bar & Tequilaria will swing open later this month when the downtown staple returns under new management. On Jan. 25, Nikki and Jon Stipp purchased Agave from previous owner Joe Waltzer, OC ’98, who has owned the restaurant since 2003. Waltzer said he was ready to move...

Community, Council Mulls Divisive Renewable Energy Credits

Community, Council Mulls Divisive Renewable Energy Credits

Olive Sherman
February 10
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Oberlin residents will now get to decide for themselves how their share of the city’s Renewable Energy Credits should be spent. Following a divisive resolution made last August to redistribute 85 percent of the $2.6 million the city earned in Renewable Energy Credits to the city’s ratepayers,...

Former Student-Athlete Faces Felony Charges

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 10
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Former College student-athlete Hannah Tyburski is facing felony charges for her involvement in a 2015 murder case that resulted in the death of her older sister. Hannah was in the midst of her spring semester of sophomore year in 2015 when her mother, Janet Tyburski, was charged with suffocating her...

Remembering Oberlin Artist Harley, Founder of Terra Candella

Remembering Oberlin Artist Harley, Founder of Terra Candella

Tristan Francis and Mushim Ikeka-Nash
February 10
Filed under Community News, NEWS

“I am, above all else, a passionate and lifelong student of Art.” – Harley October 15, 1940 – January 10, 2017 If they happened to be taking a late-night walk during the late ’70s, Oberlin residents might glimpse a bearded figure with a cigar jutting from his mouth, moving about in the bri...

Officials Reaffirm City’s Sanctuary Status

Officials Reaffirm City’s Sanctuary Status

Melissa Harris, News Editor
February 3
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In light of President Donald Trump’s executive actions to defund sanctuary cities and bar refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries last week, the city of Oberlin has committed itself to protecting its immigrant and refugee population. Both City Council and community members expressed disdain...

College, Gibson’s Resume Business As Trials Ensue

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following last semester’s arrest of College sophomore Elijah Aladin, which sparked intense protests in light of accusations of racial profiling, Aladin is once again facing felony charges and could be indicted by a Lorain County grand jury. Aladin was arrested Nov. 11 following an alleged shoplifting...

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
February 3
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The commercial face of East College Street has transformed over the past year — Magpie Pizza was replaced by India Garden last year, Tree Hugger’s Cafe closed last fall and, most recently, Cowhaus Creamery has closed at its former location, soon to be replaced by Dave’s Cosmic Subs. City Councilmember B...

Police Chief Juan Torres Resigns Abruptly

Olive Sherman
February 3
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following an abrupt departure by former Oberlin Police Chief Juan Torres, City Manager Robert Hillard is now tasked with finding his replacement. Torres originally planned to leave in April due to a family member’s illness back in Virginia, but was forced to resign in late December as the situation...

Lake Ridge Busing Service Faces Termination

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
February 3
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In a controversial move likely to inconvenience many Oberlin families, the Oberlin City School District is considering canceling the busing service provided to students who attend Lake Ridge Academy, a private school in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the district is required to either provide...

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