June 25, 2016

Elyria
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Oberlin council divides, distributes energy proceeds

Oberlin residents could see returns of about $90 per year on their electric bill with the City Council’s decision to return 85 percent of the proceeds of the sale of renewable energy to its customers. The remaining 15 percent goes into the city’s sustainable reserve fund, which pays for a contract with an entity called Read More…

Oberlin council rejects partial JVS annexation

OBERLIN — Oberlin City Council on Monday rejected a bid by the Lorain County Joint Vocational School to annex only a part of the school’s property — 98 acres of land. The city has been acting on a decades-old agreement that, should the JVS and the city ever become contiguous, the city would be allowed Read More…

Oberlin sets goal for city manager Norenberg

OBERLIN — In an act of transparency, Council members devoted an entire public work session Thursday to finalizing the yearly goals for City Manager Eric Norenberg. Though it’s customary for Council members to finalize the goals each year as part of a regular Council meeting agenda, they decided to forgo that tradition in favor of Read More…

Green Acres plan still alive, but in doubt

OBERLIN — It might be a while before Oberlin residents see proposed medium- to low-income housing built at the old Green Acres property, but City Council members haven’t ruled out the proposal. Council members held a work session Monday to discuss the details surrounding the Green Acres Project, which was first pitched by Boston-based The Read More…

City of Oberlin sued for firearms ordinance change

OBERLIN – The city of Oberlin has been sued for its firearms ordinances despite multiple City Council meetings in which council members discussed amending the ordinances to comply with state law. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas by Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc., and Ashland residents Brian and Janae Read More…