May 25, 2015

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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…