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College, Gibson’s Resume Business As Trials Ensue

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following last semester’s arrest of College sophomore Elijah Aladin, which sparked intense protests in light of accusations of racial profiling, Aladin is once again facing felony charges and could be indicted by a Lorain County grand jury. Aladin was arrested Nov. 11 following an alleged shoplifting...

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The commercial face of East College Street has transformed over the past year — Magpie Pizza was replaced by India Garden last year, Tree Hugger’s Cafe closed last fall and, most recently, Cowhaus Creamery has closed at its former location, soon to be replaced by Dave’s Cosmic Subs. City Councilmember B...

Police Chief Juan Torres Resigns Abruptly

Olive Sherman
February 3
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following an abrupt departure by former Oberlin Police Chief Juan Torres, City Manager Robert Hillard is now tasked with finding his replacement. Torres originally planned to leave in April due to a family member’s illness back in Virginia, but was forced to resign in late December as the situation...

Off the Cuff: Janet Garret, Two-Time Congressional Candidate

Off the Cuff: Janet Garret, Two-Time Congressional Candidate

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 3
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Janet Garret is a life-long Oberlin resident and spent many years as a teacher at Eastwood Elementary School before retiring in 2015. Garrett ran for Congress in Ohio’s 4th Congressional District both in 2014 and 2016, losing twice to current Republican congressman Jim Jordan. Since President Donald Tru...

Lake Ridge Busing Service Faces Termination

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
February 3
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In a controversial move likely to inconvenience many Oberlin families, the Oberlin City School District is considering canceling the busing service provided to students who attend Lake Ridge Academy, a private school in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the district is required to either provide...

Security Report

February 3
Filed under NEWS, Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, Jan. 26 2:40 p.m. A staff member reported cutting their finger while working in the shop at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. A security officer provided first aid. Friday, Jan. 27
 2:06 p.m. Custodial staff reported that a substance resembling oatmeal was on the floor in several are...

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
December 9
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

County officials have chosen to defer to the will of the voters and implement budget cuts instead of a tax hike, which will include cutting funding to law enforcement as Lorain County’s heroin epidemic rages on. The county commissioners’ office rejected a proposal Wednesday morning that would...

Council Adds Parking Spots in 2017 Budget

Council Adds Parking Spots in 2017 Budget

Louis Krauss, News Editor
December 9
Filed under Community News, NEWS

City Council passed its 2017 budget at its meeting Monday evening, outlining which public works projects the city hopes to undertake. Monday’s meeting was a quick formality to pass the final budget, but the council and various municipal city workers spent around 10 hours over two meetings l...

Krislov Outlines College Sanctuary Policies

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
December 9
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

President Marvin Krislov detailed how the College plans to serve its undocumented students in an email sent to students, faculty and staff last Thursday. The announcement follows efforts to make the College a sanctuary campus in anticipation of President-elect Donald Trump enacting draconian immigration-law...

Trustees Decline to Add Student Representative

Trustees Decline to Add Student Representative

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 9
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student Senate’s dream of having a student representative at Board of Trustees meetings may have ended Tuesday after trustees rejected the group’s proposal. “The board very much values engagement with students, and we believe Oberlin can be strengthened by all of us understanding better all...

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 9
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Rob Hillard began his job as Oberlin’s new city manager Monday. In his new position, Hillard will run the city administration and make recommendations to City Council. Hillard served as the city manager for Allegan, MI, from 2005 to 2016. Previously, he worked as the city manager for Yellow Springs, Ohi...

Frustration Grows Over Implementation Committee’s Effectiveness

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Tensions have flared over stagnant progress within the Strategic Plan Implementation Committees over the last few weeks. Comparative American Studies Associate Professor Shelley Lee was on the Committee for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, but reportedly resigned due to frustration with the committee....

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