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Police Catch Peeping Tom with Footage of Students

Louis Krauss and Andrea Wang
February 24, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Police arrested a man in Erie County after finding videos on his phone containing footage of women, mostly Oberlin students, undressing in their off-campus houses. David Schindley, 45, from Huron, Ohio, filmed the videos while standing outside students’ houses between Jan. 12 and Feb. 5. According...

Local Officer Cleared of Charges

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Oberlin Police Chief Juan Torres said he would not pursue further action in response to a report of local police harassment. City residents Monique Brooks-Cochran and her fiancé Arvis Townsend, who are both Black, filed the complaint after officer Bashshar Wiley allegedly harassed and monitored their...

Over-Militarization Causes Gun Violence

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Gun control measures have historically been enforced by racist laws that have been used to explicitly discriminate against marginalized people, as Josh Ashkinaze pointed out in his Sept. 9 Review article “Progressives Should Oppose Gun Control.” He calls it “deeply ironic” that “progressives” support a movement with such a ...

We Must Support Institutions, Prosecute Wrongdoers

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies
February 26, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Brave and selfless women and men volunteer to serve in our armed services to support America by being willing to lay down their lives in faraway lands in defense of the United States of America. We can and should support them a lot better than we do. Similarly, women and men who ...

Review Security Notebook

February 26, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Security Report, Uncategorized

Thursday, Feb. 18
 1:48 a.m. Officers were requested to assist a student ill from alcohol consumption on the second floor of Firelands Apartments. The student was found sleeping in the hall and was able to answer all questions asked. They were then escorted to their room for the night. 10:20 a.m...

Local News Bulletin

February 19, 2016
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...

Local News Bulletin

February 12, 2016
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...

Police Drive Home Safety Issues

Eliza Guinn
February 12, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

To curb traffic violations, the Oberlin Police Department started their Bike, Pedestrian and Drivers Safety Education and Enforcement Campaign Feb. 4 in response to numerous complaints. The campaign has included the distribution of educational materials and an increased police presence, especially...

Oberlin PD Restructures Force

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
October 2, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

City Council unanimously approved the Oberlin Police Department’s plans to restructure its format by increasing the number of sergeants and reducing the number of lieutenants last Monday. The revision calls for the increase from three to four sergeants and the reduction from two to one lieutenants. Sergeants...

OPD Offers Class to Educate Residents on Police Tactics

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Community News

The Oberlin Police Department is currently accepting applications for this year’s Citizens Police Academy — a free 10-week program open to those interested in police procedures who also pass the required background check. The academy offers field trips, demonstrations and classes on topics ranging...

Police Racism Dehumanizes Black Youth

Aliyah Abu-Hazeem, Contributing Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, not only about the Ferguson decision, but also about the senseless violence that has been occurring across the nation. My thinking has, unconsciously, enabled my silence. I am not silent because I have nothing to say. In fact, I have much to say. Far more than this...

Representative Media Coverage Requires Voices of Citizen Journalists

Editorial Board
December 5, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Hours after a Staten Island grand jury announced Wednesday that a white NYPD officer would not be indicted in the death of Eric Garner, a black father of six who stopped breathing while held in a banned chokehold, The Huffington Post published a headline that stood out in the media frenzy: “A Grand...

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