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After Grant Denial, Community Center Seeks New Path to Funding

Vergil Demery
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After being denied a Community Development Block Grant from Lorain County, the Phillis Wheatley Community Center is exploring alternate methods to improve the physical accessibility of the center. The money would have funded a lift near the building’s front staircase as well as several disability... Read more »

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Residents of Oberlin’s retirement community had the chance to show off their handiwork earlier today, when Kendal at Oberlin held a tree-dedication ceremony honoring the official opening of the John Bartram Arboretum. Over 1,100 trees have been planted at Kendal since the retirement community opened... Read more »

Local News Bulletin

May 6, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

SB 310 to Fund Budgets State Representative Dan Ramos announced the passage of the 2017 capital budget, Senate Bill 310, Wednesday. The budget will provide state funding for two community projects in Lorain County: the Lorain Palace Theater and Civic Center will be allotted $150,000 for building rep... Read more »

District Hires New Assistant Superintendent

Willa Rubin
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Throughout the past year, Oberlin City Schools Board of Education has been working through the process of replacing the district’s current school buildings with more efficient facilities. The current school buildings are not serving the community in healthy ways, board members say, and it’s time... Read more »

Feature Photo: The Wright Side of History

Feature Photo: The Wright Side of History

Adam Gittin, News editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Norman Craig, OC ’53 and emeritus professor of chemistry, gives a talk on the Wright brothers sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center at Kendal at Oberlin’s Heiser Auditorium. Many are familiar with the story of the Wright brothers, from their bicycle business in Dayton, Ohio, to their historic... Read more »

India Garden Latest of City’s New Eateries

India Garden Latest of City’s New Eateries

Harrison Wollman, Staff writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Oberlin community members and College students alike have associated the large glass windows on the corner of East College and North Pleasant Streets with quality pizza for over five years. When Magpie Pizza closed its doors in the fall, many Oberlin residents were left wondering — what would supersede... Read more »

Local News Bulletin

April 22, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

City to Design Stormwater Plan In order to abide by the regulations outlined in the Environmental Protection Agency’s federal Clean Water Act, Oberlin will improve infrastructure to prevent and reduce flooding and water pollution. The city is trying to determine how much property owners will have... Read more »

Feature Photo: India Garden

Feature Photo: India Garden

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

India Garden Head Chef Babul flips naan for the restaurant’s inaugural batch of customers. India Garden, the new Indian restaurant located at 65 East College Street, opened for business Thursday. The establishment takes the place of Magpie Pizza, which relocated to Sheffield Village in November 2015.... Read more »

News Brief: Hotel Lawsuit Settled

Sydney Allen, Production editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS, Uncategorized

After last week’s lawsuit between the city of Oberlin and the College involving the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, the drama has finally come to an end. A settlement agreement was reached Wednesday between both parties. The Oberlin City Council unanimously approved the settlement, which resolves... Read more »

Sustainability Office Celebrates Milestone, Earth Day

Willa Rubin
April 22, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Office of Environmental Sustainability will hold a special event every month until the end of the year. Earth Day Field Day is the next event and is taking place today, April 22. It will feature environmentally-themed outdoor activities. The event coincides with... Read more »

Shift Space to Stay Open, Grow Client Base

Shift Space to Stay Open, Grow Client Base

Vergil Demery
April 15, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Oberlin’s Shift Project, a coworking space that provides a professional workplace for aspiring entrepreneurs, will keep its doors open through the end of the school year. Cullen Naumoff, director of Sustainable Enterprise at the Oberlin Project, and College senior Scott Hulver direct the project, which... Read more »

In Ecolympics, Schools Compete for Low Marks

In Ecolympics, Schools Compete for Low Marks

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor
April 15, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A competition in which green beats gold is a staple of the city’s school year for both the College and the city’s public school system. The third annual Ecolympics, which began April 8 and will conclude on Earth Day, is off to an active start. During the Ecolympics, students participate in marches... Read more »