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Ohio Must End Death Penalty, Torture

Editorial Board
April 7, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article discusses the death penalty, rape, and murder. The last time the state of Ohio ended a life with capital punishment, Dennis McGuire choked, gasped for air and writhed in agony for 26 minutes before finally dying. Unable to procure reliable lethal execution drugs — the ...

Protest Votes Selfish With Trump at Stake

September 30, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Ohio’s electoral votes have favored the winning candidate in 93 percent of presidential elections since 1900, and most polls currently show Republican nominee Donald Trump winning Ohio by a small margin this November. With so much at stake in the Buckeye state, now is not the time for a protest v...

Issue 3 Will Boost Ohio’s Economy

Aaron Pressman, Columnist
September 25, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Every 37 seconds, someone is arrested for nonviolent possession of marijuana in the U.S. In 2010, the U.S. spent over $3.5 billion on marijuana law enforcement. In 2012, 42.4 percent of FBI drug arrests were for marijuana. The war on drugs has failed, and draconian, racist and expensive marijuana laws mu...

Governor Vetoes Out-of-State Student Voting Provision

Governor Vetoes Out-of-State Student Voting Provision

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, line-item vetoed a provision in a transportation bill this Wednesday — a provision that some argued would, if put into effect, create unnecessary barriers to voting for out-of-state students. The Oberlin College Democrats, joining in the push to remove this provision...

Brine Storage, Not Fracking, Warrants Concern

Sophia Ottoni-Wilhelm, Contributing Writer
March 6, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Just last week, Ohio’s Supreme Court ruled that the decision to ban hydraulic fracking can only be made by the state government and no longer by county and city municipalities. As staff writer Bob Downing summarized in the Akron Beacon Journal on Feb. 17, “The decision takes local control of dri...

Groups Collect Signatures for Legal Marijuana

Katherine Kingma
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

ResponsibleOhio, a large and well-funded group pushing for the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio, listed the city of Lorain as one of 10 suggested growing locations around the state in ballot language released this past Monday. The group is one of many marijuana legalization...

Obies Must Support Public Transit

Jillian Hostetler, College sophomore
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It’s no secret that the millennial generation is recognized as an agent of change. Millennials are already hailed as people who will take the ideas of past generations and make them a reality. As Oberlin students, this is something many of us realize. In a lot of ways, we have...

Local Restaurants Host OCS Fundraiser

Local Restaurants Host OCS Fundraiser

Molly Brand
October 10, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin Community Services will be partnering with WOBC next week to host Oberlin’s first-ever Restaurant Week. This event will be a fundraiser for OCS to help the organization keep up with increasing demand for its services, which include programs such as food distribution and mentoring in ...

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