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Residents Rally to Reverse City’s Zoning Approval

Residents Rally to Reverse City’s Zoning Approval

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Thanks to a group of longtime city activists, Oberlin voters will decide the fate of O’Reilly Auto Parts’ Oberlin location next November. The nationwide chain applied to rezone the parcel, located on Route 58 next to O’Reilly’s rivals, Advance Auto Parts, last spring. It received approval from... Read more »

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

September 16, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin became the new home for one of Hillary Clinton's campaign offices Thursday, thrusting the town into the forefront of a heated battle for president in the waning days before the general election. On Thursday, Clinton’s Ohio team hosted a party to inaugurate the opening of its Oberl... Read more »

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Eliza Guinn
September 16, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

More than 3,000 Oberlin residents lost power Saturday afternoon as a result of a microburst — a particularly severe storm characterized by winds up to 100 mph. Microbursts are similar to tornados, but differ in the winds and rain that push downward, collapsing trees rather than uprooting them up like... Read more »

Hundreds of Gallons of Fuel Leaked Into Black River

Hundreds of Gallons of Fuel Leaked Into Black River

September 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Between 600 and 800 gallons of diesel fuel poured into the Black River during a spill Aug. 28, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Although Oberlin’s water supply is not currently contaminated, said Oberlin Water Superintendent Jerry Hade, the city is still reckoning with the a... Read more »

Alleged Arsonist Returns to City

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

When a grand jury indicted Robert Coop for arson in 1985, Ronald Reagan occupied the White House, the Soviet Union still existed and Back to the Future topped the box office. Thirty-one years later, Coop will finally see his day in court. On Aug. 26, Oberlin resident Doris Jones reported a now 75-year-ol... Read more »

New Ordinance Permits Bicycle Confiscation

New Ordinance Permits Bicycle Confiscation

September 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Chaining a bicycle to a signpost or a fence is about to become a lot more costly in Oberlin. At a meeting on Tuesday, City Council passed an ordinance allowing the Oberlin Police Department to confiscate bikes that are not parked in bike racks or attached to hitching posts. The ordinance also increases t... Read more »

Energy Credit Referendum Wrecked by Paperwork Havoc

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin voters will not decide the distribution of $2.6 million in Renewable Energy Credits this fall because of a paperwork error in submitting a ballot initiative. The Lorain County Board of Elections rejected the proposed ballot initiative on Aug. 18 when Chairwoman of the Sustainable Reserve Committee... Read more »

Stalemate Results in Extended City Manager Search

September 2, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

An Oberlin City Council meeting that promised to conclude the nine-month search for a permanent city manager resulted in a stalemate Aug. 15. The process has dragged on since former City Manager Eric Norenberg stepped down last December, leaving Interim City Manager Sal Talarico to serve as both city... Read more »

Lorain County Unveils New Health Clinic

Lorain County Unveils New Health Clinic

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Community News, Recent Stories

Senator Sherrod Brown highlighted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Lorain County Health and Dentistry Clinic on Wednesday. During his speech to a crowd of around 50 people, Brown gave particular praise to LCHD’s role in providing dental care to rural and low-income people who otherwise wouldn’t... Read more »

Tobacco Ban Carries Little Weight with Smokers

Tobacco Ban Carries Little Weight with Smokers

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

In years past, Oberlin students lit their cigarettes on campus and left a trail of smoke on the way to class and huddled around trash cans for makeshift ashtrays. The tobacco ban that went into effect July 1 was intended to curb that behavior, but according to some students, it has been less than successful. “I’ve... Read more »

After Grant Denial, Community Center Seeks New Path to Funding

Vergil Demery
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After being denied a Community Development Block Grant from Lorain County, the Phillis Wheatley Community Center is exploring alternate methods to improve the physical accessibility of the center. The money would have funded a lift near the building’s front staircase as well as several disability... Read more »

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Residents of Oberlin’s retirement community had the chance to show off their handiwork earlier today, when Kendal at Oberlin held a tree-dedication ceremony honoring the official opening of the John Bartram Arboretum. Over 1,100 trees have been planted at Kendal since the retirement community opened... Read more »

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