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Cleveland State Report Reveals Housing Deficiencies

Cleveland State Report Reveals Housing Deficiencies

Olive Sherman
February 17, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS

A recent study of Oberlin’s housing shows that the city has an aging housing stock and lacks affordable housing for seniors and low-income residents. City Council will reference the study, conducted between May and December 2016 by Cleveland State University, when considering future policies on housing...

Agave to Reopen Under New Ownership

Agave to Reopen Under New Ownership

Alexis Dill
February 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The doors of Agave Burrito Bar & Tequilaria will swing open later this month when the downtown staple returns under new management. On Jan. 25, Nikki and Jon Stipp purchased Agave from previous owner Joe Waltzer, OC ’98, who has owned the restaurant since 2003. Waltzer said he was ready to move...

Community, Council Mulls Divisive Renewable Energy Credits

Community, Council Mulls Divisive Renewable Energy Credits

Olive Sherman
February 10, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin residents will now get to decide for themselves how their share of the city’s Renewable Energy Credits should be spent. Following a divisive resolution made last August to redistribute 85 percent of the $2.6 million the city earned in Renewable Energy Credits to the city’s ratepayers,...

Former Student-Athlete Faces Felony Charges

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Former College student-athlete Hannah Tyburski is facing felony charges for her involvement in a 2015 murder case that resulted in the death of her older sister. Hannah was in the midst of her spring semester of sophomore year in 2015 when her mother, Janet Tyburski, was charged with suffocating her...

Remembering Oberlin Artist Harley, Founder of Terra Candella

Remembering Oberlin Artist Harley, Founder of Terra Candella

Tristan Francis and Mushim Ikeka-Nash
February 10, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS

“I am, above all else, a passionate and lifelong student of Art.” – Harley October 15, 1940 – January 10, 2017 If they happened to be taking a late-night walk during the late ’70s, Oberlin residents might glimpse a bearded figure with a cigar jutting from his mouth, moving about in the bri...

Officials Reaffirm City’s Sanctuary Status

Officials Reaffirm City’s Sanctuary Status

Melissa Harris, News Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In light of President Donald Trump’s executive actions to defund sanctuary cities and bar refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries last week, the city of Oberlin has committed itself to protecting its immigrant and refugee population. Both City Council and community members expressed disdain...

College, Gibson’s Resume Business As Trials Ensue

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following last semester’s arrest of College sophomore Elijah Aladin, which sparked intense protests in light of accusations of racial profiling, Aladin is once again facing felony charges and could be indicted by a Lorain County grand jury. Aladin was arrested Nov. 11 following an alleged shoplifting...

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The commercial face of East College Street has transformed over the past year — Magpie Pizza was replaced by India Garden last year, Tree Hugger’s Cafe closed last fall and, most recently, Cowhaus Creamery has closed at its former location, soon to be replaced by Dave’s Cosmic Subs. City Councilmember B...

Police Chief Juan Torres Resigns Abruptly

Olive Sherman
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following an abrupt departure by former Oberlin Police Chief Juan Torres, City Manager Robert Hillard is now tasked with finding his replacement. Torres originally planned to leave in April due to a family member’s illness back in Virginia, but was forced to resign in late December as the situation...

Lake Ridge Busing Service Faces Termination

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In a controversial move likely to inconvenience many Oberlin families, the Oberlin City School District is considering canceling the busing service provided to students who attend Lake Ridge Academy, a private school in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the district is required to either provide...

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

County officials have chosen to defer to the will of the voters and implement budget cuts instead of a tax hike, which will include cutting funding to law enforcement as Lorain County’s heroin epidemic rages on. The county commissioners’ office rejected a proposal Wednesday morning that would...

Council Adds Parking Spots in 2017 Budget

Council Adds Parking Spots in 2017 Budget

Louis Krauss, News Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

City Council passed its 2017 budget at its meeting Monday evening, outlining which public works projects the city hopes to undertake. Monday’s meeting was a quick formality to pass the final budget, but the council and various municipal city workers spent around 10 hours over two meetings l...

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