February 12, 2016

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Co-op puts a shine on solar

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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.

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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

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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…

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…

Surprise visit gives sisters a tearful reunion

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OBERLIN — It was a family reunion no one expected. Moments after the Oberlin High School sports announcer read the list of varsity cheerleaders during Friday night’s basketball game, he added something extra. “We have a special holiday surprise for two of our cheerleaders,” he said just as Airman Basic E1 Cheyanne Rednour emerged from Read More…

Driver charged in fatal Oberlin hit-and-run

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OBERLIN— A driver accused in the hit-and-run accident that killed bicyclist Charles A. Startup was charged Monday with one felony count and two misdemeanors. The most-serious charge filed against Ronald Dicenzo, 76, of Oberlin, is a third-degree felony, leaving the scene of a fatal crash. He also is facing misdemeanor counts of vehicular manslaughter and Read More…

Oberlin hires attorney in upcoming NEXUS case

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OBERLIN — A Washington, D.C.-based attorney was hired to represent Oberlin as the NEXUS Gas Transmission project moves through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process. NEXUS recently filed with FERC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 255-mile pipeline that will cross 11 Ohio counties before heading into Michigan and Canada. 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…