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Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

County officials have chosen to defer to the will of the voters and implement budget cuts instead of a tax hike, which will include cutting funding to law enforcement as Lorain County’s heroin epidemic rages on. The county commissioners’ office rejected a proposal Wednesday morning that would... Read more »

Council Adds Parking Spots in 2017 Budget

Council Adds Parking Spots in 2017 Budget

Louis Krauss, News Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

City Council passed its 2017 budget at its meeting Monday evening, outlining which public works projects the city hopes to undertake. Monday’s meeting was a quick formality to pass the final budget, but the council and various municipal city workers spent around 10 hours over two meetings l... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Rob Hillard began his job as Oberlin’s new city manager Monday. In his new position, Hillard will run the city administration and make recommendations to City Council. Hillard served as the city manager for Allegan, MI, from 2005 to 2016. Previously, he worked as the city manager for Yellow Springs, Ohi... Read more »

Local Arrest Raises Police Bias Concerns

Local Arrest Raises Police Bias Concerns

Louis Krauss, News Editor
December 2, 2016
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In response to the arrest of Oberlin resident Brae Chamberlin, 21, students silently protested outside the Oberlin Police station Nov. 22, claiming local police acted with racial bias when arresting him. Chamberlin, who is Black, and Justin Montique, 23, were skateboarding in the street in front of... Read more »

Regulators Move Forward with NEXUS Pipeline

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A new pipeline that would carry natural gas directly through Oberlin has received a stamp of approval from regulators in spite of local opposition. Staffers at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recommended regulatory approval for the NEXUS pipeline, a controversial proposed natural gas conduit... Read more »

Community Clashes Over Gibson’s Protests

Community Clashes Over Gibson’s Protests

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following two days of intense student protest, nearby Ohioans and biker clubs filed into Oberlin Saturday morning to support Gibson’s Bakery. Approximately 80 leather jacket-clad bikers showed up in front of the store, upset that students declared a boycott on the longstanding family-owned grocery... Read more »

Election Day Rattles Oberlin with Trump Election

Election Day Rattles Oberlin with Trump Election

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Waves of fear and shock spread across campus Tuesday night as an unlikely reality set in: Donald Trump is going to be America’s next president. More than 300 students attended the ‘Sco’s election watch party, many of whom sat in tearful silence with head in hands as Trump won every crucial batt... Read more »

Students Call for Gibson’s Bakery Boycott

Students Call for Gibson’s Bakery Boycott

Tyler Sloan, Editor-in-Chief and Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Update: Since this article was originally written, President Marvin Krislov and Dean of Students and Vice President Meredith Raimondo have issued an official response to Student Senate's resolution ceasing all support for Gibson's Bakery, financial and otherwise. The text of the response can be found here. C... Read more »

Republicans Dominate Down the Ticket in Ohio

Jack Brewster, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Donald Trump overwhelmingly won Ohio and edged out Hillary Clinton in Lorain County, but he was not the only Republican candidate in the state and county to claim victory on Tuesday. Senator Rob Portman and Representative Jim Jordan, both Republicans, were re-elected to the Senate and the House of Rep... Read more »

County Rejects Tax Levy for Rehab Facilities

County Rejects Tax Levy for Rehab Facilities

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Widespread opioid abuse has plagued Lorain County in recent years, but voters still rejected a measure to fund a single rehabilitation facility in a county that has zero on Tuesday. Issue 35, the proposed tax levy, would have designated money for the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorai... Read more »

Hillard Brings Decades of Experience to Manager Post

Lucy Haskell
November 4, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After almost 10 months and two rounds of recruitment, City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Rob Hillard as Oberlin city manager last Thursday. Pending contract negotiations, Mr. Hill- ard will come to Oberlin with more than two decades of experience in local govern- ment in Allegan, M... Read more »

Feature Photo: Alvin Rosenfeld Warns of Modern Anti-Semitism in Talk

Feature Photo: Alvin Rosenfeld Warns of Modern Anti-Semitism in Talk

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Alvin Rosenfeld, an English and Jewish Studies professor at Indiana University, delivered a talk in Dye Lecture Hall Monday about how anti-Semitism manifests in today’s world. The talk, titled “The Longest Hatred Renewed,” examined various contributors to the issue, such as anti-Zionis... Read more »

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