July 31, 2014

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Oberlin’s Doggie Doo & Pooch Parade draws a crowd

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OBERLIN — Committed dog lovers and their furry animal friends gathered Saturday in Oberlin College’s Tappan Square to attend the ninth annual Doggie Doo & Pooch Parade. The event, an effort that celebrates Lorain County’s dog adoration each fall, invites owners to bring their socialized, vaccinated dogs to the square for a day of canine Read More…

Oberlin’s Park Street Park becomes center of gun debate

From left, David Sonner, of Oberlin; Michael Holubar, of Wakeman; Fred Tegtmeyer, of Ashland; Jeff Phillips and Chase, 8, of Oberlin; Nick Mascari, of Wellington; and Brian Kuzawa, of Ashland, debate whether guns should be allowed in public at Park Street Park in Oberlin, which does not allow firearms. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — It wasn’t exactly the usual scene Saturday in Oberlin’s Park Street Park. After all, the town reknowned for its liberalism generally doesn’t have gun-toting folks hanging out. But that is exactly what occurred Saturday when some Ashland residents and their friends paid a visit to the city with their guns visibly worn and Read More…

4-H efforts culminate in livestock auction

Aiden Harker, 9, left, and Robert Harker Jr., 12, stand with their nubian market dairy goats Friday. The goats won Grand Champion and Reserve Champion at the Lorain County Fair. PROVIDED PHOTO

WELLINGTON — In America’s market today, hogs sell at an average of 84 cents per pound. But in the Lorain County Fair meat market, the young hogs shown by local 4-H kids sold Saturday for approximately twice that. The first auctioned raked in a bid much higher than the rest — T.L. Keller Meat purchased Read More…

Fair livestock champions tested for performance-enhancing drugs

WELLINGTON – The Lorain County Fair is on the lookout for performance-enhancing drugs. The swine, cattle and sheep grand and reserve grand champions are tested for any type of doping enhancements, aspirin included, said Bill Fox, the fair’s in-house veterinarian. Several hairs and urine samples from each of the winners pass through a detection program Read More…

Participants in feline fair display purr-fect poise in judging

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WELLINGTON — Livestock isn’t the only thing being judged at the Lorain County Fair – cats are, too. “The hardest part was getting the cat to hold still,” said 12-year-old Liberty Jordan from Huntington Township about her cat, Princessa. “She wanted to go play with the bunnies.” Along with Princessa, nine cats competed Tuesday for Read More…

South side of Elyria to debut free library exchange

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ELYRIA — Amid the rousing festivities at the Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County on Saturday, a handful of affiliated parents and grandparents were yielding power tools and huddled around an unassembled, oversized birdhouse. Under the guidance of the after-school youth club’s director of operations Bobby Taylor, the guardians hammered away at the white Read More…

Circuit failures leave Oberlin without power for 6 hours

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OBERLIN — Helping in a chemistry research lab at Oberlin College for the summer, Sophie Lewandowski had to end Friday’s workday early when the computers suddenly shut down and the lab’s refrigerators, in which many long-term experiments are stored, went dark around 1 p.m. “We could not be productive,” Lewandowski said. Lewandowski was one of Read More…

Much of Oberlin loses power

A wide-spread power outage has swept through Oberlin city today, according to Oberlin police officer McCloskey. Although uncertain if those in the townships lost power, McCloskey confirmed the outage within the city limits. The cause is not clear, but McCloskey says it may be a shortage in Ohio Edison’s system, the company that controls Oberlin’s Read More…

Forbes names Oberlin top college in Ohio

Oberlin College was ranked 50th best U.S. college on Forbes’ list of top undergraduate schools and No. 1 in the state of Ohio. The liberal arts institution has 2,978 students. About a fifth of them study in its conservatory, the oldest American undergraduate music school in continual operation. With 88 percent of the overall student Read More…

New member appointed to Clearview school board

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The Clearview Board of Education swore in its newest member, Danny Parsons, this morning. The 39-year-old nurse stresses his continued commitment to improving the district’s educational system. “Education is powerful, and, without it, you’re not going to be successful,” Parsons said. Just making the deadline to choose a new member before a court judge would Read More…