August 29, 2015

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Oberlin department veteran selected to be new fire chief

OBERLIN — The city has chosen a 20-year veteran of the Oberlin Fire Department to become chief this summer. Robert Hanmer, a battalion chief with the Oberlin Fire Department and a lieutenant with the Carlisle Township Fire Department, was chosen Thursday by City Manager Eric Norenberg to be Oberlin’s next fire chief. He will take Read More…

Oberlin winnows field of police, fire chief applicants

OBERLIN — The city has narrowed what was once a large pool of applicants for the fire and police chief positions to a handful of finalists. Over the weekend, City Manager Eric Norenberg said he completed a series of interviews to choose three finalists for the fire chief position and four for the police chief Read More…

Oberlin deluged with applicants for police, fire chief posts

OBERLIN — The city received almost 100 applications for the top jobs in the fire and police departments. Despite the large number, City Manager Eric Norenberg said he still plans to choose a candidate for both positions by the end of June. The city partnered with the Novak Consulting Group — a national organization based Read More…

Traffic issues concern Oberlin officials if conference center replaces hotel

Oberlin College is exploring the possibility of replacing the Oberlin Inn on Main Street with a new development. FILE PHOTO

OBERLIN – Oberlin College has proposed tearing down Oberlin Inn to build a new hotel and conference center, but parking and traffic issues have city officials concerned. The proposal to demolish the existing complex to rebuild it into the “Gateway Hotel Project,” which would include a new hotel and conference center, restaurant, bar, college administrative Read More…