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New Ordinance Permits Bicycle Confiscation

New Ordinance Permits Bicycle Confiscation

September 9, 2016
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, 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...

Lorain County Unveils New Health Clinic

Lorain County Unveils New Health Clinic

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 2, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

Feature Photo: The Wright Side of History

Feature Photo: The Wright Side of History

Adam Gittin, News editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Norman Craig, OC ’53 and emeritus professor of chemistry, gives a talk on the Wright brothers sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center at Kendal at Oberlin’s Heiser Auditorium. Many are familiar with the story of the Wright brothers, from their bicycle business in Dayton, Ohio, to their historic...

India Garden Latest of City’s New Eateries

India Garden Latest of City’s New Eateries

Harrison Wollman, Staff writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Oberlin community members and College students alike have associated the large glass windows on the corner of East College and North Pleasant Streets with quality pizza for over five years. When Magpie Pizza closed its doors in the fall, many Oberlin residents were left wondering — what would supersede...

Local News Bulletin

April 22, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

City to Design Stormwater Plan In order to abide by the regulations outlined in the Environmental Protection Agency’s federal Clean Water Act, Oberlin will improve infrastructure to prevent and reduce flooding and water pollution. The city is trying to determine how much property owners will have...

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