The Oberlin Review

Local News Bulletin

May 6, 2016

SB 310 to Fund Budgets State Representative Dan Ramos announced the passage of the 2017 capital budget, Senate Bill 310, Wednesday. The budget will provide state funding for two community projects in Lorain County: the Lorain Palace Theater and Civic Center will be allotted $150,000 for building repairs and improvements, and $175,000 will be granted to the Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County Food Kitchen Program to make the program more accessible to children in need. SB 310 also allocates funding for Public Works Commission programs to provide grants and loans to local governments for infrastructure projects throughout the state. NEXUS Opponents Remobilize Opposition to the NEXUS pipeline strengthened i...

Local News Bulletin

April 22, 2016

City to Design Stormwater Plan In order to abide by the regulations outlined in the Environmental Protection Agency’s federal Clean Water Act, Oberlin will improve infrastructure to prevent and reduce flooding and water pollution. The city is trying to determine how much property owners will have to pay for these improvements. The improvements, which would include upgrades to culverts, ditches and pipes, could cost the city an estimated $938,000 annually for the next five years. Lorain County Health Clinic Opens Lorain County Health and Dentistry opened April 5 with the goal of being as accessible as possible. The $3.2 million clinic, which benefits from the Affordable Care Act, claims to treat around 12,00...

Local News Bulletin

April 15, 2016

Survivor Support Week Survivor Support Week is a series of events put on by College senior Amethyst Carey, College senior Zia Kandler, College junior Laura Shriver and College junior Lexie Bean. The week, April 11–16, is centered on healing for survivors of sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and the students organizing the series found it important to provide educational resources that recognize the needs of survivors. Activities include support groups for survivors to discuss their experiences with others and panels where others share their stories of survival. Career Center to Conduct Needs Assessment The Career Center is conducting a nee...

Local News Bulletin

April 8, 2016

County to Hold 14th Prescription Drug Turn-in Day Lorain County will hold its 14th prescription drug turn-in day on Saturday, April 30 at 16 law enforcement offices throughout the county. Residents can go to dispose of medications that have either expired or that they no longer use. The program also helps keep the medications from polluting the water supply or being sold on the street. No personal information will be asked of those who dispose of the drugs. Raimondo to Replace Estes in Interim Meredith Raimondo will serve as the College’s interim vice president and dean of students. She is currently the special assistant to the president for equity, inclusion and diversity and the Title IX coordinator. She...

Local News Bulletin

April 1, 2016

Garett Wins Democratic Nomination Oberlin’s Janet
Garrett, a retired public school teacher, won the Democratic nomination
to run against Republican Representative Jim Jordan in November’s election. Garrett, who seeks to represent Ohio’s fourth district, previously ran against Jordan in 2014, when Jordan won with 68 percent of the vote. Garrett’s specific goals for the district include improving the job market, the educational system and senior care. She hopes that her message, combined with better name recognition, will help her against Jordan this time around. Underground Upgrades Oberlin’s Planning Commission approved Phases IIA and IIB of the Underground Railroad Center project on March 2, which ...

Local News Bulletin

March 11, 2016

MRC Director Search Continues Oberlin College will resume its search for a new director of the Multicultural Resource Center and a
new associate dean of student life in the fall. The MRC search committee settled on a candidate
after a lengthy approval process, but the candidate declined the position. Toni Myers, previous Africana community coordinator, will be coming to campus to interview for a one-
year interim position on Saturday, March 12. A forum will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Wilder 101 for students to offer feedback. Commencement Speaker Announced The Source announced that the 2016 commencement speaker will be opera legend and jazz singer Jessye Norman. She runs the Jessye Norman School ...

Local News Bulletin

March 4, 2016

Annual Campaign to Fight Hunger Kicks Off On Feb. 29, the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio launched its annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign. The food bank’s goal is to raise enough money and collect enough food to fund one million meals across Lorain, Erie, Crawford and Huron counties by April 9. The first event was held in Lorain and was set up by Tony Gallo, honorary chairman of the food bank and president of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce. Contributions from local organizations and food drives run by schools, businesses and individual families are the main source of food for the bank. There are over 100 parties involved in the push for one million meals. Trump Campaign Goes Local ...

Local News Bulletin

February 26, 2016

Youth Council Resurgence After almost 15 years of inactivity, Oberlin City’s Youth Council has reformed. The group provides a platform for youth, including College students, to address the issues that they recognize in Oberlin. The Council has two clearly defined goals: to increase access to Philips gym and to increase public transportation services. Members want to see gym discounts for residents and for the center to open its doors to high school athletes. Meanwhile, access to jobs, colleges and doctor’s appointments are limited because of the lack of public transportation in Oberlin. Re-entry Program Review Next Steps Oberlin’s Salvation Army’s “49-9 Project” was founded in 2013. It is a program that ...

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