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Grand Jury Produces Felony Charges in Gibson’s Case

Louis Krauss, News editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The three students involved in November’s altercation at Gibson’s Bakery have received robbery felony charges in the aftermath of last Wednesday’s grand jury hearing. College sophomores Cecelia Whettstone and Endia Lawrence were originally charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking...

Parents Question School Board’s Expenses

Parents Question School Board’s Expenses

Sydney Allen, Production editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin City School Board will launch an investigation into potentially inflated school bus repair costs after local parents accused the board of spending an estimated excess of $1 million over the past 10 years. The revelation comes after the board’s February decision to end bussing to Lake Ridge...

County Investigation Delays Gibson’s Trials

County Investigation Delays Gibson’s Trials

Louis Krauss, News Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The trials for two students charged with assault in the aftermath of last November’s incident at Gibson’s Bakery have been pushed back to May 15 and could lead to additional charges following Wednesday’s grand jury hearing. College sophomores Cecelia Whettstone and En­dia Lawrence were originally...

City Upgrades Alert System, Saves Money

Louis Krauss, News Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

  City Council will save thousands of dollars on the city’s emergency alert system by joining the Lorain County Wireless Emergency Notification System. The city’s alert system allows those who subscribe to re­ceive notifications via text, phone call or email of vari­ous hazards such as...

Altercation Leads to Arrest in Harassment Case

Altercation Leads to Arrest in Harassment Case

Melissa Harris, News Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

An intoxicated man verbally harassed three students with racial slurs and threatened them with a knife in the Asia House parking lot Monday morning. The perpetrator, Geoffrey George Raymond Basel, a 28-year-old white man from Columbia Station, Ohio, was reported to have been under the influence of alc...

Border Patrol Agents Detain Undocumented Man

Border Patrol Agents Detain Undocumented Man

Louis Krauss, News Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Federal Border Patrol Agents arrested a man on his way to Oberlin Municipal Court April 5 after learning his visa had expired. Naranbaatar Ganbaatar, a 30-year-old Mongolian citizen, was charged with felonious assault following an incident on Feb. 15 when he allegedly attacked a bus passenger on the way to...

Council Mulls Bringing Medical Marijuana to Town

Council Mulls Bringing Medical Marijuana to Town

Jenna Gyimesi, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

City Council is considering bringing the medical marijuana industry to Oberlin in hopes of revitalizing the local economy. Councilmembers in favor of a resolution allowing manufacturers and distributors to set up camp in town are hopeful that others will get on board with the proposal. A law passed in Colu...

City Resists State’s Income-Tax Collection

City Resists State’s Income-Tax Collection

Jenna Gyimesi
April 7, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS

City officials are staunchly resisting a recent proposal by Ohio Governor John Kasich that would give the state centralized control of each city’s business income tax. Local officials fear the program is a stepping-stone to state regulation of local matters, leading Oberlin City Council to pass a res...

Local Petitions Challenge REC Choice Fund Options

Jenna Gyimesi
March 31, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Local community members are pushing to overturn a recent initiative that would give city residents the option of donating revenue from renewable energy back to the city. A committee of city residents created two petitions that, if passed, would put the city’s Community Choice Fund back on next year’s...

Oberlin Project Ends Eight-Year Run

Oberlin Project Ends Eight-Year Run

Jenna Gyimesi
March 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

For eight years, the Oberlin Project has innovated green programs while endeavoring to stimulate economic activity in a collaborative effort between the College and city. In light of completing its many goals, the program will close its office this summer. The Oberlin Project was initiated, in part,...

Hillard Emphasizes Community Policing in Chief Search

Hillard Emphasizes Community Policing in Chief Search

Mia Wachtel Antezzo
March 3, 2017
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Students and community members alike sent a clear message that they want a police chief who will prioritize the well-being of city residents at a listening session in the Rathskeller Monday evening. As the search continues for Oberlin’s next police chief, City Manager Rob Hillard met with around 12...

County Suffers from Worsening Heroin Epidemic

County Suffers from Worsening Heroin Epidemic

Louis Krauss, News Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Once a secondary concern to police and anti-drug activists in the region, heroin addiction in Lorain County is reaching record highs. Now, local law enforcement is grappling with the devastating consequences of addiction and increasing rate of overdoses. Oberlin Interim Police Chief Michael McCloskey...

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