November 28, 2014

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Oberlin City Council OKs hybrid trash trucks

OBERLIN — The city will be the first in the state to use hybrid garbage and recycling trucks after City Council approved the purchase of the three vehicles Monday night. The vehicles cost the city $1.1 million, but City Council President Scott Broadwell said cost-saving options were available to the city, including a $10,000 per Read More…

Oberlin senior center dedicates room to master weaver

Ann Rogers hangs the dedication plaque on the door of the loom room.

OBERLIN — When Frank Serazin died in February 2012, his friends at Senior Enrichment Services of Oberlin wanted to remember the man who dedicated much of his life to the center. Serazin was considered a master weaver by the women who took his classes in the loom room at the center. He taught himself how Read More…

Resident questions legality of Oberlin income tax issue

OBERLIN — A former City Council member has petitioned the Lorain County Board of Elections to study whether the Oberlin income tax issue on the ballot was certified illegally. Oberlin resident David Ashenhurst contends that a resolution to put Issue 22 on the ballot did not receive enough votes to be considered an emergency measure. Read More…

Oberlin seeks state grant to replace garbage trucks destroyed in fire

Oberlin firefighters battle a fire at a maintenance garage Saturday. COURTESY OF CITY OF OBERLIN

OBERLIN — The city of Oberlin has asked for state help to replace garbage and recycling trucks that were destroyed during a February fire at the city’s Public Works Complex. The city, with the help of the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District, has applied for a $200,000 community grant through the Ohio Environmental Protection Read More…

Oberlin Schools seeks public input on designs for consolidated building

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OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools Superintendent John Schroth is asking the public to weigh in on four design proposals for a new consolidated K-12 building. The proposals, designed by the BNIM and Stantec architectural firms, were presented to the public during a Board of Education meeting Tuesday. The designs ranged from linear, a building with separate Read More…

Oberlin officials look back with pride, forward with optimism

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OBERLIN — The city of Oberlin won’t be resting on its laurels in the coming year. Rather, City Council has sketched out an aggressive, wide-ranging plan to improve the city that includes addressing safety, economic development and tourism, creating sustainable practices and partnerships, upgrading infrastructure, creating a model for social justice and race relations and Read More…

Oberlin College joins April Fools’ Day fun

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OBERLIN – Oberlin College’s creative web team had a bit of fun with the college’s website, in the name of April Fools’ Day. At midnight Tuesday, alien spaceships and various animals made their way to the college’s homepage. The doodles, constructed by Oberlin College’s web and graphic design team, were a way to celebrate the Read More…

Ciao Presti’s: Oberlin restaurant announces closure

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OBERLIN — It was more than a bit bittersweet that the lunchtime business was booming Friday at Presti’s of Oberlin. “Even before noon, there was nowhere for anyone to sit,” manager Michele Zimmerman said of one of the area’s family owned restaurants, which has been in business for more than 75 years. “I said to Read More…

Oberlin crime: Student reports fraudulent charges from Texas on debit card

Oberlin police Tuesday, March 11 11:47 a.m. — 100 block N. Main St., theft of a purse from Keep Cottage. Police said a wallet from the purse was turned in to Oberlin College Safety and Security, but $80 in cash from the wallet was missing. The purse and a cell phone were not recovered. 5:09 Read More…

Oberlin church hosts community forum on gun laws

OBERLIN — The Rev. Andy Call, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Oberlin, said Saturday’s community forum to discuss existing and proposed gun laws likely would not have happened had it not been for action taken by the city last year to repeal some local gun laws after a pro-gun group sued the community. Read More…