May 3, 2016

Elyria
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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…

Filmmakers to debut Sunday in Oberlin

LAGRANGE — Gathering around the living room of Chad and Tami Kerr, four teenage boys sat side-by-side throwing out terms such as “story boards,” “stop-motion animation” and “final cut.” It’s a conversation Tami Kerr has heard over and over again. She wouldn’t have it any other way. Chad Austin Kerr, Ian Schank, Cameron Kerr and Read More…

Oberlin library levy passes

OBERLIN — Voters continued to show their support of the Oberlin Public Library by passing Issue 12. The 3.25-mill renewal levy passed 2,888 to 905, or 76 percent to 24 percent, according to unofficial results released by the Lorain County Board of Elections. The five-year renewal will raise about $592,624 a year to help pay Read More…

Oberlin neighbor indicted in death of bicyclist

ELYRIA — A 76-year-old driver accused of fatally striking a bicyclist and fleeing the scene has been indicted. Ronald Dicenzo of Oberlin is charged with failure to stop after an accident, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and operating a vehicle without reasonable control. All of the charges are misdemeanors except for failure to stop after an Read More…

Co-op puts a shine on solar

OBERLIN — Residents in Oberlin are forming the county’s first solar energy cooperative in an effort to pool resources and knowledge while getting discounts on installation costs for solar energy systems. The Oberlin People’s Energy Cooperative and Ohio Solar United Neighborhoods (OH SUN), a project of the Community Power Network, are looking for members to Read More…

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

ELYRIA — More than 100 people took to the streets Monday to march from Ely Square to Elyria High School in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a march those in local service, civil rights and social justice circles have undertaken for 30 years, and Monday they braved temperatures just a few degrees above Read More…

Oberlin police: BB guns create confusion, teens arrested

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…

Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

3. Issue 3 would have benefited county, but was voted down decisively

Ohioans strongly rejected a measure that would have legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical use at the ballot box in November, but had the measure passed Lorain County would have become the center of the new industry. Lorain would have been home to just one of 10 pot production facilities under the plan that Read More…