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Local Arrest Raises Police Bias Concerns

Local Arrest Raises Police Bias Concerns

Louis Krauss, News Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In response to the arrest of Oberlin resident Brae Chamberlin, 21, students silently protested outside the Oberlin Police station Nov. 22, claiming local police acted with racial bias when arresting him. Chamberlin, who is Black, and Justin Montique, 23, were skateboarding in the street in front of... Read more »

Regulators Move Forward with NEXUS Pipeline

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 2, 2016
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A new pipeline that would carry natural gas directly through Oberlin has received a stamp of approval from regulators in spite of local opposition. Staffers at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recommended regulatory approval for the NEXUS pipeline, a controversial proposed natural gas conduit... Read more »

Community Clashes Over Gibson’s Protests

Community Clashes Over Gibson’s Protests

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following two days of intense student protest, nearby Ohioans and biker clubs filed into Oberlin Saturday morning to support Gibson’s Bakery. Approximately 80 leather jacket-clad bikers showed up in front of the store, upset that students declared a boycott on the longstanding family-owned grocery... Read more »

Election Day Rattles Oberlin with Trump Election

Election Day Rattles Oberlin with Trump Election

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 11, 2016
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Waves of fear and shock spread across campus Tuesday night as an unlikely reality set in: Donald Trump is going to be America’s next president. More than 300 students attended the ‘Sco’s election watch party, many of whom sat in tearful silence with head in hands as Trump won every crucial batt... Read more »

Students Call for Gibson’s Bakery Boycott

Students Call for Gibson’s Bakery Boycott

Tyler Sloan, Editor-in-Chief and Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Update: Since this article was originally written, President Marvin Krislov and Dean of Students and Vice President Meredith Raimondo have issued an official response to Student Senate's resolution ceasing all support for Gibson's Bakery, financial and otherwise. The text of the response can be found here. C... Read more »

Republicans Dominate Down the Ticket in Ohio

Jack Brewster, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Donald Trump overwhelmingly won Ohio and edged out Hillary Clinton in Lorain County, but he was not the only Republican candidate in the state and county to claim victory on Tuesday. Senator Rob Portman and Representative Jim Jordan, both Republicans, were re-elected to the Senate and the House of Rep... Read more »

County Rejects Tax Levy for Rehab Facilities

County Rejects Tax Levy for Rehab Facilities

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Widespread opioid abuse has plagued Lorain County in recent years, but voters still rejected a measure to fund a single rehabilitation facility in a county that has zero on Tuesday. Issue 35, the proposed tax levy, would have designated money for the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorai... Read more »

Hillard Brings Decades of Experience to Manager Post

Lucy Haskell
November 4, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After almost 10 months and two rounds of recruitment, City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Rob Hillard as Oberlin city manager last Thursday. Pending contract negotiations, Mr. Hill- ard will come to Oberlin with more than two decades of experience in local govern- ment in Allegan, M... Read more »

Feature Photo: Alvin Rosenfeld Warns of Modern Anti-Semitism in Talk

Feature Photo: Alvin Rosenfeld Warns of Modern Anti-Semitism in Talk

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Alvin Rosenfeld, an English and Jewish Studies professor at Indiana University, delivered a talk in Dye Lecture Hall Monday about how anti-Semitism manifests in today’s world. The talk, titled “The Longest Hatred Renewed,” examined various contributors to the issue, such as anti-Zionis... Read more »

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After months of uncertainty surrounding Oberlin’s lack of a permanent city manager, City Council unanimously selected Robert Hillard to fill the position Thursday evening. Hillard was previously the city manager for Allegan, MI, where he served from 2005–2016. The pick comes as a bit o... Read more »

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Sydney Allen, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
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As a battleground county in a swing state, Lorain County will play a critical role in the bitter struggle to decide the next president Nov. 8. Both the Republican and Democratic campaigns have headquarters downtown in the City of Lorain, in addition to a Hillary for Ohio base here in Oberli... Read more »

Feature Photo: Truck Overturns Thursday Morning

Feature Photo: Truck Overturns Thursday Morning

Louis Krauss, News Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A large garbage truck took a spill on its way to the Lorain County Landfill Thursday morning as it turned onto East Lorain Street, resulting in a massive pile of garbage on the street and sidewalk beside the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The accident forced police to temporarily close the road off, and... Read more »

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