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Legislation to Address Hazardous Lead Levels

Sydney Allen, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Amid rising national concerns regarding toxic lead levels in drinking water, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown met with federal and local officials in Cleveland on Friday to discuss the issue. Sebring and Chagrin Falls, Ohio, have been the latest cities to issue warnings about unsafe levels of lead found in... Read more »

Local News Bulletin

February 12, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

New Markers at Westwood Cemetery The Friends of Westwood Cemetery is a community group that works to preserve the cemetery grounds, gravestones and stories tied to the historic site. In December, the group finished replacing old, worn signs that were making it difficult to find certain graves after rec... Read more »

Ratsy’s, Adored Thrift Store, Moves Uptown

Audrey Rowland
February 12, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin’s premier thrift store just moved into downtown. Ratsy’s is now located directly across from The Feve at 27 South Main Street. “I’d been down at the antique store for 10 years,” Ratsy Kemp, who goes only by her first name, said. “When I’d first moved in there, I had met the guy who owns the antique store, Alan Campbell. I had j... Read more »

Police Drive Home Safety Issues

Eliza Guinn
February 12, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

To curb traffic violations, the Oberlin Police Department started their Bike, Pedestrian and Drivers Safety Education and Enforcement Campaign Feb. 4 in response to numerous complaints. The campaign has included the distribution of educational materials and an increased police presence, especially... Read more »

NEXUS Pipeline May Violate Town Bill of Rights

Jake Berstein
February 12, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

As the date of construction looms closer, Oberlin citizens continue to push back against what they believe is Spectra’s Energy disregard of the Oberlin Community Bill of Rights. Spectra Energy has been working to break ground on a natural gas pipeline, but Oberlin residents — and residents throughout... Read more »

News Brief: Residents Form Energy Co-op

Adam Gittin and Kerensa Loadholt
February 5, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Oberlin residents have begun forming Lorain County’s first solar energy co-op, Oberlin People’s Energy Cooperative, which will give consumers more resources and information about installing solar panels on their homes. The initiative is spearheaded by Ohio Solar United Neighborhoods, a local nonprofi... Read more »

Students Push for Agreement on College Taxes

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The College owns roughly $200 million of property and pays no tax on the majority of it. Some student activists want that fact to change. Since nonprofits like the College are exempt from property taxes, the College pays no tax on buildings related to education, such as classroom buildings and dorm... Read more »

Until Next Time: What’s to Come Next Semester

Tyler Sloan, News Editor
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Strategic Plan: College President Marvin Krislov said that a final draft of the Strategic Plan will be published in March. The Steering Committee released a draft, titled Oberlin College Strategic Plan 2016-2021: Shaping the Future, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, which was met with student concern regarding a... Read more »

Moody’s Downgrades College’s Credit Rating

Moody’s Downgrades College’s Credit Rating

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The College has too much debt and depends too heavily on students for revenue, analysts from Moody’s Investors Service say. Moody’s, one of the two most important credit-rating agencies along with Standard & Poor’s, downgraded Oberlin’s credit rating from Aa2 to Aa3 on Nov. 24. Moody... Read more »

City Council Appoints Interim City Manager

City Council Appoints Interim City Manager

Jack Rockwell
December 4, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

As City Manager Eric Norenberg prepares to move to a new job in Milford, Delaware, City Council has decided to promote from within. City Council met on Nov. 30 to pass an ordinance appointing Sal Talarico, the current director of finance for the city of Oberlin, as the new interim city manager. Talar... Read more »

Oberlin Man Murdered in Apartment

Oberlin Man Murdered in Apartment

Xiaoqian Zhu
December 4, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Twenty-four-year-old Steven L. Davis was found shot to death in his apartment last Tuesday, Nov. 24 — the first murder in Oberlin since a 1999 stabbing. Oberlin Police Department officers received a 911 call at 12:12 p.m. by a man who claimed to be Davis’ cousin. He reported that Davis was blee... Read more »

Council Delays REC Discussion Until Late December

Oliver Bok and Tyler Sloan
November 20, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin’s City Council decided to table the issue of how to allocate $800,000 in Renewable Energy Credits until late December following weeks of tense debate. At Council’s weekly meeting on Monday, City Council President Scott Broadwell suggested that the group reconvene on the issue during a work... Read more »