October 10, 2015


Oberlin, Wellington middle school students show and tell emotions in Common Ground project


OBERLIN — A dejected girl — no older than 14 — stares from a black background out of the frame of a photo hanging in the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts gallery. “Second best” and “useless” are scrawled in deep black ink across pieces of paper and pasted to her arms. “I don’t feel anything Read More…

Firewalkers gather at Common Ground to learn life’s lessons

A man walks across fire at Common Ground on Baird Road Saturday in Oberlin. STEVE MANHEIM

OBERLIN — Underneath a pavilion on the property of Common Grounds on Baird Road, nearly 100 people waited with anticipation for their turn to walk across a bed of burning embers. But before walking across the fire, certified firewalk instructor Dave Tuscany told the somewhat apprehensive audience to not let fear dictate their lives. “The Read More…