February 9, 2016


Oberlin police: BB guns create confusion, teens arrested

BB guns were seized by the Oberlin police.

OBERLIN — Three juveniles were arrested Dec. 22 after a witness called police, saying the teens had what appeared to be handguns in Pleasant Street Park. Police say when they got to the park, the teens had left. They patrolled the area and found them shortly after 4 p.m. According to Oberlin Police Chief Juan Read More…

Oberlin homicide victim recalled as friendly, outgoing; shooter remains at large

OBERLIN — Homicide victim Steven L. Davis was remembered Wednesday as friendly and outgoing by neighbors. Police said Davis was found dead in his apartment at 40 Locust St. by officers shortly after his cousin called police at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner, said Wednesday that Davis died of multiple gunshot Read More…

Oberlin murder victim ID’d

OBERLIN — The fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Oberlin man has been classified as a homicide. Steve Davis, 24, was found dead in his home at 40 Locust St., about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after his cousin called police. He was shot multiple times including the chest and head, said Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner. Read More…

Investigation continues into fatal shooting in Oberlin


OBERLIN — A 24-year-old Oberlin man was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest Tuesday at his home at 40 Locust St., police said. Oberlin police Lt. Mike McCloskey termed the death “suspicious” in a news release. Police were called to the scene at 12:12 p.m. by the man’s cousin, who told 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…