May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Words have become a career path for former National Spelling Bee contestant

OBERLIN — Eboni A. Johnson spelled her way to a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., more than 25 years ago. But she’s never gotten far away from words. Today she’s surrounded by millions of them. Johnson, 40, is a reference and instruction librarian at Oberlin College’s Mudd Library, a position Read More…

Graduates face forward at Oberlin College

OBERLIN — Nearly 700 Oberlin College students received their diplomas Monday as they headed out in the world determined to make their mark. As is typical of an Oberlin graduation, students weren’t all uniformly clad in the cap and gowns so common at most commencement exercises. Although some students wore the traditional garb, others walked Read More…

High school tennis: Westlake’s Aris Jhaveri can’t sustain fast start in sectional final; Avon doubles team finishes fourth

OBERLIN — Aris Jhaveri couldn’t have asked for a better start Saturday at the Division I sectional tennis tournament at Oberlin College. The Westlake junior rolled over Jack McNally of St. Ignatius 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals, then blew away St. Ignatius’ Josh Hsia 6-0 in the first set of the finals, capitalizing on a Read More…

Oberlin College removes non-disparagement clause from buyout

OBERLIN — A non-disparagement clause that had been questioned as a speech-stifling method was removed Friday from voluntary severance agreements at Oberlin College. The college recently offered buyouts to 252 employees, including faculty, those in administrative and professional positions and those represented by the Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees union. However, the terms of Read More…

H.S. Track and Field: Keystone girls reclaim PAC supremacy, take 8th title in 9 years

OBERLIN — For the eighth time in nine years, the Keystone girls rule track and field in the Patriot Athletic Conference. Keystone defeated defending champ Lutheran West 135-103 Thursday in the 11th annual PAC championship meet held at Oberlin College. It wasn’t easy. The two teams had nearly identical success for the top three places. Read More…

Oberlin College buyout offer has non-disparagement clause

OBERLIN — A move by Oberlin College to offer buyouts to employees has some questioning whether the administration is actually trying to stifle free speech and public criticism. The college is offering buyouts to 252 employees, including faculty, those in administrative and professional positions, and those represented by the Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees Read More…

Oberlin, college reach settlement in lawsuit over proposed hotel

OBERLIN — The city and Oberlin College have settled a lawsuit filed by the college over plans for a hotel project the college is building in downtown Oberlin. Oberlin Law Director Jon Clark said City Council approved the deal, which largely hinged on parking, during a special meeting Wednesday night. He said lawyers for the Read More…

Oberlin College sues city over requirements added ‘illegally’

ELYRIA — Oberlin College is suing the city over a failure to draft a development agreement for the Gateway Hotel project and other burdens placed on project developers. The 105,000-square-foot Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center that is being constructed will include a solar-powered hotel, a convention center accommodating up to 300 people and Oberlin College’s Read More…

Website becomes kid-centric at Oberlin College

OBERLIN — Talk about a youth-driven culture. Anyone checking out the Oberlin College website Friday may have wondered whether the under-10 set (or younger) had hijacked the school’s online presence. The college’s webpage featured a big photo of three goggled youngsters peering at test tubes of colored liquids in a chemistry lab, beneath which was Read More…

H.S. Baseball: St. Ed’s Jaret Edwards no-hits Westlake in season-opening 2-0 win

OBERLIN — St. Edward senior Jaret Edwards did his best Bob Feller impersonation Saturday afternoon. On opening day of the high school baseball season, Edwards threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 non-conference win over Westlake at Oberlin College’s Dill Field. Feller, the legendary Indians pitcher, is the only major leaguer to throw a no-hitter on Read More…