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Local Planned Parenthood to Remain Active After Budget Cuts

Harrison Wollman
February 26
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed a bill to cut funding for Ohio’s Planned Parenthood Clinics. House Bill 294 prevents the state from funding health organizations that perform or promote abortions. This action will block about $1.3 million in grants that Planned Parenthood would normally receive...

Local News Bulletin

February 26
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Youth Council Resurgence After almost 15 years of inactivity, Oberlin City’s Youth Council has reformed. The group provides a platform for youth, including College students, to address the issues that they recognize in Oberlin. The Council has two clearly defined goals: to increase acces...

GovHR to Take Control of City Manager Search

Vergil Demery
February 26
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin City Council agreed last week to hire GovHR USA to assist in its search for a permanent city manager. GovHR, a corporate firm based in Northbrook, IL, was chosen over three other applicants to help vet candidates for the position. City Council Member Kelley Singleton cited GovHR’s experience...

Marijuana Legislation Takes New Direction

Marijuana Legislation Takes New Direction

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
February 26
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Last week, Legalize Ohio 2016 announced that it was suspending its efforts to collect petition signatures for an amendment to legalize and regulate marijuana use for recreational and medical purposes. Instead, the group is reorganizing to join efforts by the Marijuana Policy Project — the largest organization...

Shift Project to Open Office Space Downtown

Shift Project to Open Office Space Downtown

Vergil Demery
February 26
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin Project will open its most recent endeavor, the Shift Project, on Feb. 22. Set to run until March 18, it will support local entrepreneurship by offering students and community members a working space. The Shift Project is a follow-up to SEED Ventures. Both were conceived at LaunchU, Oberlin...

Board of Education Agrees to Contract Locally

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor
February 19
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Though still lacking the go-ahead to officially pursue construction, Oberlin City Schools has taken another step toward building a new elementary school. Oberlin City Schools Board of Education officials recently entered an agreement with the Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition to hire locally for the...

Local News Bulletin

February 19
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Man Brings Paraphernalia to Court Oberlin man Arvis Townsend was arrested on Feb. 10 for bringing drug paraphernalia into the Elyria Municipal Court. He was stopped by an officer working at the court’s front metal detector, which sounded after Townsend passed through with a spoon, needles and a to...

Ohio Heroin Epidemic Draws Local, National Attention

Sydney Allen
February 19
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In a heroin epidemic that is sweeping the nation, Ohio is the second-most-affected state. Ohio senators have recently passed legislation that will work to prevent and treat drug addiction and overdose. Over 2,400 people died from drug overdoses in Ohio in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, there was an 18.3 percent...

Underground Railroad Center to Revitalize Gasholder Grounds

Xiaoqian Zhu
February 19
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After seven years of planning, the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center expects to move forward with Phase II of its implementation plan this spring by breaking ground on a new Park-&-Ride facility near the Gasholder Building. The project will be paid for through a combination of donations and state...

Legislation to Address Hazardous Lead Levels

Sydney Allen, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Amid rising national concerns regarding toxic lead levels in drinking water, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown met with federal and local officials in Cleveland on Friday to discuss the issue. Sebring and Chagrin Falls, Ohio, have been the latest cities to issue warnings about unsafe levels of lead found in...

Local News Bulletin

February 12
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

New Markers at Westwood Cemetery The Friends of Westwood Cemetery is a community group that works to preserve the cemetery grounds, gravestones and stories tied to the historic site. In December, the group finished replacing old, worn signs that were making it difficult to find certain graves after rec...

Ratsy’s, Adored Thrift Store, Moves Uptown

Audrey Rowland
February 12
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin’s premier thrift store just moved into downtown. Ratsy’s is now located directly across from The Feve at 27 South Main Street. “I’d been down at the antique store for 10 years,” Ratsy Kemp, who goes only by her first name, said. “When I’d first moved in there, I had met the guy who owns the antique store, Alan Campbell. I had j...

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