January 27, 2015

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Former Presti’s of Oberlin changes hands

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OBERLIN — A local family catering operation will reopen the shuttered building that for decades housed Presti’s of Oberlin. Shelly Sterk and her family announced Wednesday that they are the new owners of the red brick building that housed Presti’s at 580 W. Lorain St. for more than 75 years before it closed last March. Read More…

Oberlin Council votes down public meeting to determine manager’s fate

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OBERLIN — Council voted Tuesday not to hold a public meeting to discuss whether Eric Norenberg should continue as city manager. “The community deserves to know what’s going on, but we can’t tell them what’s going on if we have not cleared the air among Council members and (Norenberg),” Council member Elizabeth Meadows said at Read More…

Oberlin Council members ask city manager Eric Norenberg to resign

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OBERLIN — Four of seven Council members on Thursday asked City Manager Eric Norenberg to resign by presenting him with a signed letter. But for Norenberg — who has held his position in the city since 2007 — it’s not that simple. “My intent is not to resign. Hopefully, the City Council and I can Read More…

Oberlin College students denied request to suspend grades over protests

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OBERLIN — Oberlin College students who sought to have their grades suspended because they’ve been protesting police brutality on and off campus will not get their wish. College President Marvin Krislov on Sunday issued a letter denying the students’ request. Last week, a group of Oberlin students presented a petition signed by 1,300 of their Read More…

Oberlin College layoffs first in more than decade

OBERLIN — Three Oberlin College engineers will have to make a difficult decision in the next two weeks after years of working for the college: Take a pay cut or find another job. In October, three heating plant workers and members of United Auto Workers Local 2192 received a “notice for the opportunity for voluntary Read More…

Oberlin College upgrades heating system

OBERLIN — A new heating system recently installed in Oberlin College will make the campus more environmentally friendly while leaving a few college workers looking for new jobs. This month, Oberlin College finalized a project that it’s been working on for more than a year — replacing its old coal heating system with a more Read More…

Cleaning aged ceiling, high walls unearth rare finds at Oberlin museum

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OBERLIN — One hundred years of dirt concealed hidden treasures, sprawled across the ceiling of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. This summer, the art museum finally embarked on a project leaders have discussed for more than a decade: Cleaning the ceiling for the first time since the museum was built in 1917. Read More…

Oberlin police to get body cameras

OBERLIN — New cameras issued to Oberlin police will allow the department to gather more evidence with the press of a button. Starting this week and next, each patrol officer in Oberlin will be issued their own video and audio system in the form of a small black camera that they’ll be able to attach Read More…

Oberlin High ranks high for teaching low-income students

OBERLIN — A new high school ranking by Newsweek magazine lists Oberlin High School as one of the top schools in the country for low-income students. Oberlin High School, which has fewer than 350 students, ranked 416th on the list of the top 500 schools nationwide. Its graduation rate is 89 percent — with 61 Read More…

Oberlin school board to build elementary building as first phase

OBERLIN — The school district has made plans to move forward with its building consolidation project by completing the most financially feasible part of the plan first. Oberlin school board members last week decided to start their consolidation project by building a new elementary school. The plan would include shutting down both Eastwood and Prospect Read More…