City Council Delays Green Acres Decision

City Council Delays Green Acres Decision

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for community members, asked Oberlin City Council to delay moving forward with the Green Acres project, a proposed mixed-income housing development, during last Monday’s City Council meeting. Members of OCBC... Read more »

Students Meet with Frandsen After Protests

Students Meet with Frandsen After Protests

Melissa Harris
May 1, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After students protested against the four percent tuition hike last Friday, 10 students, including members of Student Senate, met with Dean of Students Eric Estes and Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen on Monday, April 27. During the meeting, they discussed student demands as... Read more »

Council Wins Gun Lawsuit

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
April 24, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Last week a judge ruled in favor of the City Council in a lawsuit over a city ordinance that reiterates a state law banning unlawful possession of firearms in public parks. The decision is significant because it states that municipal governments have the right to file ordinances regulating the use of... Read more »

Michelle Obama to Speak at Commencement

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

First Lady Michelle Obama is going to speak at commencement on May 25 thanks to a short video showcasing the Ninde Scholars Program. “We’re so excited and proud. I would say overwhelming excitement and pride,” said Katie Hayes, Ninde Scholars Program college access coordinator. Almost two... Read more »

Organization Proposes a Pipeline Reroute

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
April 10, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Coalition to Reroute NEXUS presented an alternate route for the NEXUS Pipeline to the Lorain County Commissioners on April 1, continuing the debate surrounding the path of the pipeline — a 250-mile Spectra Energy project which crosses through Ohio, Michigan and Canada. If NEXUS accepts, the proposal... Read more »

Polarized Council Decides Against Releasing Goals

Polarized Council Decides Against Releasing Goals

Katherine Kingma
April 10, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

City Council decided at Monday’s meeting not to release the projected goals for City Manager Eric Norenberg, whose resignation was requested by four out of the seven City Council members in January. Instead, the Council opted to hold a seventh private executive session to discuss the goals that were... Read more »

Review Security Notebook

April 10, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Thursday, April 2
 9:53 a.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious middle-aged individual wearing a hospital gown and asking for money at the Bonner Center for Service and Learning. The individual was located... Read more »

Governor Vetoes Out-of-State Student Voting Provision

Governor Vetoes Out-of-State Student Voting Provision

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, line-item vetoed a provision in a transportation bill this Wednesday — a provision that some argued would, if put into effect, create unnecessary barriers to voting for out-of-state students. The Oberlin College Democrats, joining in the push to remove this provision... Read more »

Board Minimizes Significance of PARCC Tests

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
April 3, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin Board of Education plans to enter a memorandum of understanding with teachers to minimize the weight placed on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test scores when evaluating teachers. This February marked the advent of PARCC testing in Ohio. The assessments... Read more »

Feature Photo: Murphy Retires

Feature Photo: Murphy Retires

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Patricia Murphy (center), executive director of the Oberlin Heritage Center, laughs with Beverly Miller and Camille Allen at the Center’s annual meeting and Community Awards dinner on Wednesday. This... Read more »

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 »