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National Political Climate Inspires Push for Legal Aid

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student senators are campaigning for the College to provide free legal aid to students who need it by fall 2017. The push by Senate began in fall 2015 but has recently gained increased urgency with the Gibson’s Bakery arrests and Trump’s immigration plans highlighting the need for litigation services...

Security Report

February 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Recent Stories, Security Report

Friday, Feb. 3 12:58 p.m. Safety and Security officers and members of the Oberlin Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident in the Stevenson Dining Hall parking lot. There were no injuries. Insurance information was exchanged between drivers. 9:31 p.m. Officers responded to a complaint of...

Remembering Oberlin Artist Harley, Founder of Terra Candella

Remembering Oberlin Artist Harley, Founder of Terra Candella

Tristan Francis and Mushim Ikeka-Nash
February 10, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS

“I am, above all else, a passionate and lifelong student of Art.” – Harley October 15, 1940 – January 10, 2017 If they happened to be taking a late-night walk during the late ’70s, Oberlin residents might glimpse a bearded figure with a cigar jutting from his mouth, moving about in the bri...

Off the Cuff: Michael M. Lederman, Professor of Medicine

Off the Cuff: Michael M. Lederman, Professor of Medicine

Melissa Harris, News Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Dr. Michael M. Lederman is the Scott R. Inkley Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals/Case Medical Center where he is also a professor of biomedical ethics, pathology, microbiology and molecular biology. He is a member of the American Ass...

Officials Reaffirm City’s Sanctuary Status

Officials Reaffirm City’s Sanctuary Status

Melissa Harris, News Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In light of President Donald Trump’s executive actions to defund sanctuary cities and bar refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries last week, the city of Oberlin has committed itself to protecting its immigrant and refugee population. Both City Council and community members expressed disdain...

College, Gibson’s Resume Business As Trials Ensue

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following last semester’s arrest of College sophomore Elijah Aladin, which sparked intense protests in light of accusations of racial profiling, Aladin is once again facing felony charges and could be indicted by a Lorain County grand jury. Aladin was arrested Nov. 11 following an alleged shoplifting...

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The commercial face of East College Street has transformed over the past year — Magpie Pizza was replaced by India Garden last year, Tree Hugger’s Cafe closed last fall and, most recently, Cowhaus Creamery has closed at its former location, soon to be replaced by Dave’s Cosmic Subs. City Councilmember B...

Police Chief Juan Torres Resigns Abruptly

Olive Sherman
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following an abrupt departure by former Oberlin Police Chief Juan Torres, City Manager Robert Hillard is now tasked with finding his replacement. Torres originally planned to leave in April due to a family member’s illness back in Virginia, but was forced to resign in late December as the situation...

Off the Cuff: Janet Garrett, Two-Time Congressional Candidate

Off the Cuff: Janet Garrett, Two-Time Congressional Candidate

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Janet Garrett is a life-long Oberlin resident and spent many years as a teacher at Eastwood Elementary School before retiring in 2015. Garrett ran for Congress in Ohio’s 4th Congressional District both in 2014 and 2016, losing twice to current Republican congressman Jim Jordan. Since President Don...

Lake Ridge Busing Service Faces Termination

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In a controversial move likely to inconvenience many Oberlin families, the Oberlin City School District is considering canceling the busing service provided to students who attend Lake Ridge Academy, a private school in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the district is required to either provide...

Security Report

February 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, Jan. 26 2:40 p.m. A staff member reported cutting their finger while working in the shop at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. A security officer provided first aid. Friday, Jan. 27
 2:06 p.m. Custodial staff reported that a substance resembling oatmeal was on the floor in several are...

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

County officials have chosen to defer to the will of the voters and implement budget cuts instead of a tax hike, which will include cutting funding to law enforcement as Lorain County’s heroin epidemic rages on. The county commissioners’ office rejected a proposal Wednesday morning that would...

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