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Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

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

More than 3,000 Oberlin residents lost power Saturday afternoon as a result of a microburst — a particularly severe storm characterized by winds up to 100 mph. Microbursts are similar to tornados, but differ in the winds and rain that push downward, collapsing trees rather than uprooting them up like...

Hundreds of Gallons of Fuel Leaked Into Black River

Hundreds of Gallons of Fuel Leaked Into Black River

September 9
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Between 600 and 800 gallons of diesel fuel poured into the Black River during a spill Aug. 28, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Although Oberlin’s water supply is not currently contaminated, said Oberlin Water Superintendent Jerry Hade, the city is still reckoning with the a...

Alleged Arsonist Returns to City

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 9
Filed under Community News, NEWS

When a grand jury indicted Robert Coop for arson in 1985, Ronald Reagan occupied the White House, the Soviet Union still existed and Back to the Future topped the box office. Thirty-one years later, Coop will finally see his day in court. On Aug. 26, Oberlin resident Doris Jones reported a now 75-year-ol...

New Ordinance Permits Bicycle Confiscation

New Ordinance Permits Bicycle Confiscation

September 9
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Chaining a bicycle to a signpost or a fence is about to become a lot more costly in Oberlin. At a meeting on Tuesday, City Council passed an ordinance allowing the Oberlin Police Department to confiscate bikes that are not parked in bike racks or attached to hitching posts. The ordinance also increases t...

Energy Credit Referendum Wrecked by Paperwork Havoc

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
September 2
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin voters will not decide the distribution of $2.6 million in Renewable Energy Credits this fall because of a paperwork error in submitting a ballot initiative. The Lorain County Board of Elections rejected the proposed ballot initiative on Aug. 18 when Chairwoman of the Sustainable Reserve Committee...

Stalemate Results in Extended City Manager Search

September 2
Filed under Community News, NEWS

An Oberlin City Council meeting that promised to conclude the nine-month search for a permanent city manager resulted in a stalemate Aug. 15. The process has dragged on since former City Manager Eric Norenberg stepped down last December, leaving Interim City Manager Sal Talarico to serve as both city...

Lorain County Unveils New Health Clinic

Lorain County Unveils New Health Clinic

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 2
Filed under Community News, Recent Stories

Senator Sherrod Brown highlighted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Lorain County Health and Dentistry Clinic on Wednesday. During his speech to a crowd of around 50 people, Brown gave particular praise to LCHD’s role in providing dental care to rural and low-income people who otherwise wouldn’t...

Tobacco Ban Carries Little Weight with Smokers

Tobacco Ban Carries Little Weight with Smokers

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
September 2
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

In years past, Oberlin students lit their cigarettes on campus and left a trail of smoke on the way to class and huddled around trash cans for makeshift ashtrays. The tobacco ban that went into effect July 1 was intended to curb that behavior, but according to some students, it has been less than successful. “I’ve...

After Grant Denial, Community Center Seeks New Path to Funding

Vergil Demery
May 6
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...

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor
May 6
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...

Local News Bulletin

May 6
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...

District Hires New Assistant Superintendent

Willa Rubin
May 6
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...

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