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Election Day Rattles Oberlin with Trump Election

Election Day Rattles Oberlin with Trump Election

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 11
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Waves of fear and shock spread across campus Tuesday night as an unlikely reality set in: Donald Trump is going to be America’s next president. More than 300 students attended the ‘Sco’s election watch party, many of whom sat in tearful silence with head in hands as Trump won every crucial batt...

Republicans Dominate Down the Ticket in Ohio

Jack Brewster, Staff Writer
November 11
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Donald Trump overwhelmingly won Ohio and edged out Hillary Clinton in Lorain County, but he was not the only Republican candidate in the state and county to claim victory on Tuesday. Senator Rob Portman and Representative Jim Jordan, both Republicans, were re-elected to the Senate and the House of Rep...

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Sydney Allen, Staff Writer
October 28
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

As a battleground county in a swing state, Lorain County will play a critical role in the bitter struggle to decide the next president Nov. 8. Both the Republican and Democratic campaigns have headquarters downtown in the City of Lorain, in addition to a Hillary for Ohio base here in Oberli...

Student Senate Candidate Statements

September 3
Filed under OPINIONS, Student Senate

The Oberlin Review does not endorse any candidate in the upcoming Student Senate election. According to an Aug. 28 email from Student Senate, there are nine of fifteen positions open for the upcoming year. The ballot will be sent to the student body by 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 and will remain ope...

Issue 3 Flops in Election Day Turnaround

Issue 3 Flops in Election Day Turnaround

Tyler Sloan and Eliza Guinn
November 6
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After the proposed legalization policy went up in smoke, many Ohioans were left wondering why the pro-marijuana support had seemingly vaporized behind the polls. The push for marijuana legalization, which previously accrued 90 percent approval from those vying for medical marijuana and 53 percent...

Marijuana Legislation Must Account for Racial Injustice

Editorial Board
November 6
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

With an almost two-to-one ratio vote on Issue 3, Ohio did not legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. By a much smaller margin, Issue 2 passed. The state-sponsored Issue 2 was a direct response to ResponsibleOhio’s marijuana legalization proposal, which would have created an oligopoly of 25 total...

Green Energy Credits Should Be Spent Investing in Future

Charles Peterson, Oberlin resident
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The Oct. 19 City Council work session [on] Oberlin’s Renewable Energy Credits was a clear demonstration of the differences in vision among Oberlin’s City Council. The issue at hand is what to do with the hundreds of thousands of dollars in green energy credits earned by the city. Th...

Slocum’s Leadership Experience Will Translate to City Council

John and Linda Gates, Oberlin residents
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The commitment, skills and leadership experience that Linda Slocum brings to her candidacy for the office of City Council member equip her in unparallelled ways to represent the citizens of Oberlin and to work with a team of leaders to execute effective decision-making that will benef...

Student Senate Election Statements

Student Senate
September 18
Filed under OPINIONS, Student Senate

Student Senate elections are live until 11:59 p.m. today. The ballot link was sent via email to the student body on Monday, Sept. 14. Elijah Aladin Obies, I am a dedicated and ambitious first-year student with high hopes to bring change to Oberlin. My vision, if elected to the Student Senate,...

OFD Requests Support of Charter Amendment 27

Dennis Kim, Oberlin Fire Department
October 31
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On behalf of your Oberlin firefighters, we respectfully ask for your support for Charter Amendment 27, an amendment to Section XIX of the City of Oberlin Charter that will be presented on the Nov. 4 election ballot. This proposed change was submitted on behalf of the fire department,...

School Board Asks for Vote on Issue 3

Barry Richard, President, Oberlin School Board
October 31
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: At its July 15, 2014 meeting, the Oberlin School Board voted to place a one mill continuing permanent improvement levy, Issue 3, on the Nov. 4 ballot. If approved, this millage amount will generate approximately $182,000 in additional yearly revenue for the district. The estimated...

Ray Young Brings Strong Experience

John and Diane Adams
October 31
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Ray Young would make an excellent State Board of Education member for our district. We have known Young and his family for 17 years. In that time, he has been a teacher, a principal and a college professor. Not only does he hold a master’s degree in education, but his experience...

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