August 2, 2015

Elyria
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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…

Girls Softball: Hannah Rasmussen pitches Oberlin to 1-0 win in OGSO district tourney

GRAFTON — Oberlin’s Bryanna Rivas saw a pitch she really liked and drilled it into the right-center-field gap Wednesday night for a two-out, sixth-inning double. As luck would have it, Oberlin pitcher Hannah Rasmussen was on second base just then, after walking and advancing on a wild pitch. Rasmussen, who also had a no-hitter going, Read More…

Oberlin dispatcher sues city for age discrimination

OBERLIN — A part time Oberlin police dispatcher has sued the city for age discrimination after she claims she was passed over for a younger, less qualified candidate for a full-time position, according to court documents. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 16 to hear Read More…

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…

Artists make temporary marks at Chalk Walk in Oberlin

Thousands of pieces of chalk, hundreds of artists, and brightly colored sidewalks highlighted downtown Oberlin on Saturday. It can only mean one thing: the return of the annual Oberlin Chalk Walk. Despite the forecast, the rain held off for the artists young and old. Nearly 900 participants crouched down on sidewalks all over town, armed Read More…

Oberlin man charged in shotgun incident

ELYRIA — An Oberlin man is accused of pointing a sawed-off shotgun at a couple who criticized him for public urination, police said. Complete police reports were unavailable Sunday night. However, Sgt. Richard Ellis said the incident began with an argument in the parking lot at Rally’s, 711 Cleveland St., about 8p.m. Saturday. Shortly thereafter, Read More…