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Burglars Rob Lorenzo’s Twice

Oliver Bok, News Editor
October 28, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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, 2016
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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...

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Eliza Guinn
September 16, 2016
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, 2016
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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, 2016
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, 2016
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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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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