September 2, 2015

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Oberlin College president in the running to lead University of Iowa

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The Iowa Board of Regents is looking for a new University of Iowa president and they’re turning their sights to Oberlin College’s own Marvin Krislov. On Wednesday morning, the Iowa Board of Regents announced that Krislov is one of four finalists, according to the University of Iowa website. Krislov is going to be visiting the Read More…

Hundreds get a taste of Oberlin free farmers market

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OBERLIN — Christy Lopez walked from table to table with her young son picking up corn and kale as she filled her bag with produce Thursday afternoon. The price of her shoulder bag full of fresh vegetables: Free. Lopez’s family is one of an estimated 200 to 300 families that benefit from Oberlin Community Services Read More…

Cleveland man guilty in wife’s death

A Cuyahoga County jury has found a Cleveland man who fatally stabbed his ex-wife in Cleveland before setting himself on fire on a Lorain County road guilty of aggravated murder and other charges. Joe Frolik, a spokesman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, said 29-year-old Hugo Ramos will face a life prison term when he Read More…

Pot issue has enough signatures for ballot

LORAIN — Whether people are for legalizing marijuana in Ohio or not, at least now they’ll get the chance to vote on it. That was the sentiment expressed Wednesday by Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer upon learning that the ResponsibleOhio group backing legalization had gathered about 320,000 signatures statewide, more than enough to qualify the issue Read More…

Marijuana issue makes fall ballot

COLUMBUS  — Ohio voters will have the chance to decide this fall whether marijuana should be legalized for medicinal and recreational use. The state’s elections chief said Wednesday that ResponsibleOhio’s legalization proposal met the state’s petition signature requirements to qualify for the November ballot. Organizers had initially fallen short of valid signatures. They gathered some Read More…

Allen Art Museum focuses on ‘The Body’ in new exhibit

Four-foot tall anatomical paintings, photographs with hidden mothers in the background and images of childhood mischief will fill the upstairs gallery of the Oberlin’s Allen Art Museum starting today. The gallery’s three new exhibits are united by a common theme: the body. “Many works of art — and not merely portraits — relate to the Read More…

Judge grants NEXUS surveyors access to properties

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ELYRIA — A Lorain County judge granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday against several property owners who have refused to allow NEXUS gas transmission project surveyors onto their private property. The order prohibits five property owners in Grafton, LaGrange and Oberlin from interfering with NEXUS surveyors, who can now enter their property for the next Read More…

Sales solid locally for ‘Go Set a Watchman’

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It didn’t rival the hours-long lines of rabid fans waiting to get their hands on the final book in the “Harry Potter” series, but sales of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” on Tuesday ranged from a handful to steady at area bookstores. The novel picks up 20 years after the events of Lee’s famed 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…

Spencer Triple-C bounces back with big rally to beat Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich, earn trip to OGSO state tournament

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GRAFTON — If turnabout is truly fair play, then Spencer Triple-C is a legitimate OGSO district champion after a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich. Spencer appeared to be on the ropes Monday after Mavrich & Mavrich scored seven times in a bat-around second inning for a 7-2 lead. But Spencer also batted Read More…