May 25, 2016

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Oberlin hires attorney in upcoming NEXUS case

OBERLIN — A Washington, D.C.-based attorney was hired to represent Oberlin as the NEXUS Gas Transmission project moves through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process. NEXUS recently filed with FERC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 255-mile pipeline that will cross 11 Ohio counties before heading into Michigan and Canada. Read More…

Provisional, absentee ballots don’t change results; three races face automatic recounts

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Provisional and last-minute absentee ballots didn’t change the outcome of any elections from earlier this month, Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said during a meeting of the board Thursday to certify the results. Adams said three races fell within the margin for an automatic recount, which is triggered when Read More…

Cycling club donates to Oberlin for North Coast Inland Trail upgrade

OBERLIN — Silver Wheels Cycling Club donated $5,000 to Oberlin City Council to improve the city’s section of the North Coast Inland Trail. Ed Stewart, the club’s founder and former president, said the group uses that section of the trail as part of about 400 of the club’s 600 events a year. “It’s our way Read More…

Oberlin official says he’s leaving

OBERLIN — Oberlin City Manager Eric Norenberg is leaving his job. Norenberg declined to say exactly where he is going, but he did say it will be for another city. “This is a great career opportunity for myself and the next adventure for my wife and myself,” Norenberg said. Councilwoman Sharon Soucy said Norenberg probably Read More…

Oberlin parking is about to get scarcer

OBERLIN — When parking is at a premium, as is the case in downtown Oberlin, losing just one parking spot is cause for alarm. But the new hotel and convention center project that will replace the Oberlin Inn could result in the loss of up to eight or more parking spaces along College Street. That Read More…

Green Acres development plan tabled indefinitely

OBERLIN — A long-debated proposal for a housing development at the old Green Acres property may be no more. At a City Council meeting Monday, members voted in a 5-1 decision to indefinitely table a proposal to build medium- to low-income housing at the site of the old Green Acres Orphanage. Only Councilwoman Sharon Pearson Read More…

Green Acres project remains on hold in Oberlin

OBERLIN — A letter from a group of Oberlin residents detailing multiple concerns about the proposed Green Acres housing project prompted City Council to put the plan on hold once again Monday. Council members would like to allow for more public participation before moving forward. The Green Acres Project, first pitched by Boston-based company The Read More…

Oberlin Council switches meeting from private to public

OBERLIN — Oberlin City Council members voted Monday to hold an executive session to discuss City Manager Eric Norenberg’s employment — but that decision may have been legally questionable. After the city’s law director cautioned that discussion did not justify an executive session under state law, Council members by a 6-1 vote decided to cancel Read More…

Oberlin Council to discuss city manager’s future again

OBERLIN — Council members will go into another executive session Thursday to discuss City Manager Eric Norenberg’s employment. It would be the seventh private meeting regarding Norenberg since October. The proposal to go into another session was passed in a 4-3 vote at an Oberlin Council meeting Monday. Council President Scott Broadwell, Vice President Sharon Read More…

State law vs. local law: Gun owners plan picnic in public park

OBERLIN — A number of gun owners will bring their handguns to the city’s parks today despite pleas from City Council and some local residents who say there is no place for guns in Oberlin. Ashland resident Brian Kuzawa, who sparked a city-wide debate after bringing his gun to Oberlin in August, said he is Read More…