The Oberlin Review

Community Pop-Up Museum Comes to Oberlin

Leo Lasdun, Senior Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin Heritage Center will host a “pop-up museum” at the First Church in Oberlin, United Church of Christ on March 10 with the theme of “Older Than I Am.” The exhibit transforms community members into curators by sourcing items from their own personal histories. Anyone interested is encouraged to display their artifacts. Mary Anne Cunningham, assistant to the director of the Oberlin Heritage Center, explained that the pop-up museum will complement the OHC’s mission of connecting community members with history. “We’re always looking for new ways to connect people with history,” Cunningham said. “We thought this would be a really fun way to engage people with one another and allow them to...

Effects of Shutdown Ripple Through Oberlin

Effects of Shutdown Ripple Through Oberlin

February 8, 2019

As Americans across the country navigated the effects and complications of the partial federal government shutdown last month, many Oberlin residents were attempting to manage the consequences and fallout right here in Lorain County. Oberlin City Council passed an ordinance Monday to extend its 2018 contract with safety net organization Oberlin Community Services and grant them $4,000 in extra funds to get them from February to March. The ripple effects of the shutdown continue to impact the...

CCL Fights For Climate Change Policies

Yan Jin

November 30, 2018

Filed under Community News, NEWS

Ray English, Emeritus Director of Libraries at Oberlin College and a member of Oberlin’s branch of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, joined 619 other volunteers from CCL in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Nov. 19, to advocate for bipartisan climate policies.  The volunteers participated in over 400 congressional meetings and met with numerous Ohio representatives. Citizens Climate Lobby is a national environmental group which works to educate communities on how to engage with their representatives about Climate Change. “I visited four different congressional offices with teams from the lobby, and we had a very good conversation with Senate and House offices,” English said. “We met with offices of Senator Portman,...

City Continues to Grow, Community Weighs Benefits

City Continues to Grow, Community Weighs Benefits

November 16, 2018

The city of Oberlin is welcoming a number of local businesses and restaurants in the coming months, including Oberlin Nutrition, a health drink and smoothie shop which will open on 175 South Main Street in late November; Catrina's, a taco restaurant which will take the place of Red's Chinese Bistro; and a Wendy's fast food franchise set to open in the Oberlin Shopping Plaza in December at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Ohio State Route 58. This is part of the city's ongoing efforts to e...

Lorain County Rising Leads Protest

Lorain County Rising Leads Protest

November 16, 2018

Local activist group Lorain County Rising led a rapid response rally in Tappan Square on Thursday. The protest was in support of the investigation led by Robert Mueller, the former FBI agent who oversees the Justice Department’s investigation as special counsel of potential foreign interferences in the 2016 election. The protestors were part of the nationally-organized “Nobody is Above the Law” rallies prompted by President Trump’s forcing the resignation of former Attorney General Jeff ...

Oberlin Community News Bulletin

Jenna Gyimesi, News Editor

November 16, 2018

Filed under Community News, NEWS

Community Voices Requested about Climate Action The Oberlin Environmental Dashboard Communications team wants to hear from community members about the ways in which they are taking action against climate change. A workshop will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Oberlin Public Library to highlight the ways local people are contributing to the Oberlin Climate Action Plan, which is set to reach carbon neutrality in 2050. Margaret Papworth Remembered with Music Margaret Papworth, the former secretary to the dean of the Conservatory, will be honored at a recital Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Oberlin. Papworth, who died in February 2006, worked at Oberlin for 53 years, ...

Trustworthy Tattoo to Open Downtown

Trustworthy Tattoo to Open Downtown

November 9, 2018

Trustworthy Tattoo will open in downtown Oberlin at 53 South Main Street by the end of this month. Owner Shawn Patton, Oberlin native and Amherst resident, has 13 years of tattoo experience. Trustworthy Tattoo is filling the niche of a highly-demanded, locally-based tattoo shop. The new establishment hopes to increase business in the downtown area. Patton describes his style as “American traditional,” often characterized with bold dark lines and a limited range of colors. He is known f...

Oberlin Community News Bulletin

November 9, 2018

Filed under Community News, NEWS

Underground History Tour Highlights Freedom Seekers The Oberlin Heritage Center will lead two walking tours through town, sharing the stories of some of the over 3,000 African Americans who passed through and hid in Oberlin while escaping enslavement. The two tours are being offered Parents’ Weekend, Friday Nov. 9 and Saturday Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. Tours will last 90 minutes and begin at the First Church in Oberlin, UCC. Tickets are $6.00 per person. IGA Plastic Bag Swap Encourages Sustainable Shopping In honor of America Recycles Day, which is Nov. 10, Oberlin IGA Foodliner is repeating its successful bag swap, launched during Earth Week last April. IGA will exchange free reusable bags for three plastic...

Sanctuary Space Established by First Church

Sanctuary Space Established by First Church

November 2, 2018

The First Church in Oberlin United Church of Christ opened a sanctuary space for undocumented immigrants beginning mid-October. It is a space iwhere people in need of shelter who have been marked for deportation can temporarily live while they sort out the legality of their immigration status. Sanctuary spaces work by deterring Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials because places like churches are considered “sensitive locations.” Immigration agents generally avoid these sensitive locations...

CoWork Oberlin Provides Community Workspace

Jenna Gyimesi and Maranda Phillips

November 2, 2018

Filed under Community News, NEWS

LaunchHouse and the Oberlin Business Partnership are joining forces to open CoWork Oberlin, a coworking space that offers both seasoned and up-and-coming entrepreneurs an area to collaborate on projects in a supportive environment. The workspace, located at 235 Artino Street, will host a grand opening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 8. LaunchHouse is a coworking community that has already established two successful coworking spaces in Cleveland. “[LaunchHouse was founded with the mission of] bringing people together in one space, and to provide networks, and create a community,” said co-founder of LaunchHouse Todd Goldstein. He hopes this new location will help fulfill that mission. The space will s...

Construction Starts on New Mercy Hospital Wing

Construction Starts on New Mercy Hospital Wing

November 2, 2018

Community stakeholders, including Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar and Mercy Health representatives, broke ground on the construction of a proposed medical office building at a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 12. The new space will house the existing Mercy Health Oberlin Primary Care and Mercy Health Walk-in Care offices, which currently offer College students access to health care outside of Student Health Services’ open hours. Mercy will also use the building to invest in new services such ...

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