The Oberlin Review

WOBC Expands Mission

Daniel Dudley, Staff Writer

December 4, 2009

Although students tend to associate WOBC with its broad range of playlists, Oberlin’s radio station is working this year to reach out to the community by increasing accessibility and self-generating news broadcasts. “We have always been involved and interested in community, but we wanted to prioritize that dialogue and try to see how we can do more,” said College senior Jesse Montgomery, the station manager at WOBC. “There’s about 30 programs that stem from or have some connection with community,” said College senior and program director Max Rivlin-Nadler. The station’s efforts include putting up more posters around town and holding special outreach information ses- sions at a variety of locations,...

OPD Offers Law Enforcement Training to Citizens

Charlotte Halloran-Couch

February 28, 2009

In a move designed to improve relations among the town, College and local law enforcement officials, Oberlin Chief of Police Tom Miller has instituted the police department's new Citizen's Police Academy. "Our goal [with the CPA] simply is to give the community a better understanding of police operations," said Miller. He added that it is not meant to function as a training program. Oberlin police officers will teach 16 Oberlin city residents about police policies and procedures. The class will cover a range of topics from officer training to the use of force to bookings and investigations over the course of 10 weeks. Academy classes will begin Thursday, March 12. Miller sees the Academy as an opportunity to...

Soup Kitchens Feel the Pinch as Layoffs Continue

John Cheng, Staff Writer

February 28, 2009

As unemployment increases, Lorain Country residents are further tightening their belts by turning to food pantries and soup kitchens. But these organizations are also suffering from decreased resources all around. On Saturday, Feb. 21, College junior Sydney Harris, the coordinator of the Hunger and Homelessness Campaign for the Ohio Public Research Institute Group in Oberlin, led OPIRG volunteers serving at the hot meals program hosted by Grace Lutheran Church. "Poverty and hunger are a much bigger issue in Oberlin than most of us care to admit," said Harris. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, 14.2 percent of Lorain County's residents relied on food stamps in 2007. Nationwide, over...

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