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County Rejects Tax Levy for Rehab Facilities

County Rejects Tax Levy for Rehab Facilities

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
November 11
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...

Hillard Brings Decades of Experience to Manager Post

Lucy Haskell
November 4
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...

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
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...

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
October 28
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...

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Sydney Allen, Staff Writer
October 28
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

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...

Feature Photo: Truck Overturns Thursday Morning

Feature Photo: Truck Overturns Thursday Morning

Louis Krauss, News Editor
October 28
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...

Burglars Rob Lorenzo’s Twice

Oliver Bok, News Editor
October 28
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When Lorenzo’s Pizzeria owner Larry Cariglio went to use his generator for a catering job on the morning of Oct. 15, he had a problem — the generator wasn’t there. Sometime between Friday at midnight and Saturday morning, someone walked into the pizzeria’s unlocked storage shed and stole the...

City Council Approves New Member Manual

City Council Approves New Member Manual

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
October 7
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After two years of discord, City Council approved an orientation manual to help new members and promote a cooperative environment at their meeting Monday. The manual covers the basics of Oberlin’s government and recommends how to best have productive meetings. The idea came from Councilmember Sharon...

City’s School Board to Consider Consolidation

City’s School Board to Consider Consolidation

Jack Brewster
September 30
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The City’s public schools are all over 50-years old and in substantial need of repair, forcing the Oberlin Public School board to consider a multitude of plans to revamp the run-down buildings, including even tearing down a few schools. In the coming months, the board will put together a comm...

Local Officer Cleared of Charges

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 30
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Oberlin Police Chief Juan Torres said he would not pursue further action in response to a report of local police harassment. City residents Monique Brooks-Cochran and her fiancé Arvis Townsend, who are both Black, filed the complaint after officer Bashshar Wiley allegedly harassed and monitored their...

Residents Rally to Reverse City’s Zoning Approval

Residents Rally to Reverse City’s Zoning Approval

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 23
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Thanks to a group of longtime city activists, Oberlin voters will decide the fate of O’Reilly Auto Parts’ Oberlin location next November. The nationwide chain applied to rezone the parcel, located on Route 58 next to O’Reilly’s rivals, Advance Auto Parts, last spring. It received approval from...

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

September 16
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin became the new home for one of Hillary Clinton's campaign offices Thursday, thrusting the town into the forefront of a heated battle for president in the waning days before the general election. On Thursday, Clinton’s Ohio team hosted a party to inaugurate the opening of its Oberl...

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