Oberlin Water Main Breaks

Oberlin Water Main Breaks

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Water bottles filled the tables of Stevenson Dining Hall, the recesses of recycling cans and the minds of thirsty students after a pipe break placed the city under a boil alert from early Sunday morning until late Monday afternoon. The leak, located a quarter-mile north of state Route 511, near the Oberlin... Read more »

OPD Offers Class to Educate Residents on Police Tactics

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Community News

The Oberlin Police Department is currently accepting applications for this year’s Citizens Police Academy — a free 10-week program open to those interested in police procedures who also pass the required background check. The academy offers field trips, demonstrations and classes on topics ranging... Read more »

Planning Commission Sides Against Green Acres

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
March 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Opposition from Oberlin residents and members of the Oberlin Planning Commission has called the future of the Green Acres Project into question. The Green Acres Project is a proposed mixed-income housing development located on 15 acres of land that have been vacant for a decade between East Lorain Street... Read more »

College and Churches Partner to Offer Free Food

College and Churches Partner to Offer Free Food

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
March 6, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Several student senators worked with Community and Government Relations Assistant Tita Reed and First Church Pastor David Hill to organize a program to offer students free meals during the break. The program is intended to assist students who can’t afford to return home for break and need help paying... Read more »

Oberlin Community Services Expands

Oberlin Community Services Expands

Melissa Harris
March 6, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin Community Services is working on a new strategic plan called Planting Seeds for Growth and Sustainability to help reshape and expand its services to fit the needs of southern Lorain County communities. Executive Director Cindy Andrews, a former member of OCS’s Board of Directors, took charge... Read more »

Students File Complaint After Conductor Uses Racial Epithet

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Three students from the Oberlin Baroque Orchestra submitted a complaint to the Conservatory dean’s office after a rehearsal on Feb. 23, where guest conductor Jaap ter Linden told an anecdote in which he repeatedly used a racial slur. During the incident, Linden recited and joked about a children’s... Read more »

Council Considers Creating Food Truck Ordinance

Council Considers Creating Food Truck Ordinance

Katherine Kingma
February 27, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The City Council is currently refining a potential new ordinance that would allow food trucks to legally operate in Oberlin for the first time. “The ordinance has to go through three readings by the City Council,” explained City Manager Eric Norenberg. “It’s already been through its first,... Read more »

City Meets Target, Halves Carbon Emissions

City Meets Target, Halves Carbon Emissions

Oliver Bok , News Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The city of Oberlin has met its target of cutting 2012 greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2015. Oberlin emitted 113,832 metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2012 and is projected to emit 56,866 metric tons in 2015, according to analysis done by the consulting firm Cameron-Cole. “In three years, we... Read more »

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Due to a significant decrease in revenue, Cowhaus Creamery has been forced to consider closing its store. The owners point to the lack of parking caused by the nearby construction of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center at the corner of College Street and Main Street as a major reason for this drop in profit. Josef... Read more »

Groups Collect Signatures for Legal Marijuana

Katherine Kingma
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

ResponsibleOhio, a large and well-funded group pushing for the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio, listed the city of Lorain as one of 10 suggested growing locations around the state in ballot language released this past Monday. The group is one of many marijuana legalization... Read more »

Retreat Provides Venue for Council Members to Air Concerns

Retreat Provides Venue for Council Members to Air Concerns

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin City Council is working on communication. Last Friday and Saturday, the seven Oberlin City Council members, a paid facilitator and 10 to 15 interested community members filed into a small conference room at the Oberlin Inn for a rare midterm City Council retreat. “How can we work as... Read more »

Oberlin Public Schools Look to Increase Staff Diversity

Tristan Cimini
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin Public Schools made headway on the district-wide initiative to broaden diversity by appointing former teacher, Assistant Principal and Administrator Gloria Buxton as the liaison for the project earlier this month. As a minority recruiter, Buxton will identify the staff ’s diversity needs, recruit... Read more »