The Oberlin Review

Four Union Journalists Remain After “Plain Dealer” Layoffs

Aly Fogel, Associate Editor

April 18, 2020

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the city's 178-year-old print publication, made its latest cuts in a series of layoffs last week. Two decades ago, the paper employed around 340 union journalists. There are now only four union journalists and two non-union journalists working at The Plain Dealer. Advance Publications owns The Plain Dealer and, a non-union digital publication. The paper will continue to print regularly with contributions from, which employs approximately 60 non-union journalists. On April 3, 22 journalists were laid off from The Plain Dealer, including 18 union journalists and four non-union managers, leaving the paper with 14 union journalists. According to the Northeast Ohio New...

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 12, 2016

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 receiving approval from City Council last year. The new signs have identifying letters on three sides. Through this and other community upkeep projects, the organization hopes to raise awareness about the cemetery and the role it has played in Oberlin’s history. Police Chief to Launch Community Liaison Program Chief of Police Juan Torres will provide liaisons to the Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Kendal at Oberl...

Local News Bulletin

September 25, 2015

News briefs from the past week Career Center Names Interim Director The Career Center named Gayle Boyer its interim director on Tuesday following former director Richard Berman’s departure. Boyer came in as the Center’s department technician in 2011 before taking on the role of operations manager in 2012. While the search for a permanent director continues, Boyer will manage daily operations and help maintain the Oberlin Business Scholars and Alumni-Student Mentoring programs. She will also act as an advisor for students interested in pursuing careers in law. Police Chief Announces Structural Changes Oberlin City Council unanimously approved Police Chief Juan Torres’ plan to restructure certain aspects of the Oberlin ...

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