May 4, 2016

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Surprise visit gives sisters a tearful reunion

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

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

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…

Investigation continues into fatal shooting in Oberlin

OBERLIN — A 24-year-old Oberlin man was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest Tuesday at his home at 40 Locust St., police said. Oberlin police Lt. Mike McCloskey termed the death “suspicious” in a news release. Police were called to the scene at 12:12 p.m. by the man’s cousin, who told Read More…

Oberlin city manager hired in Delaware

OBERLIN— Oberlin City Manager Eric Norenberg has been hired by Milford, Del., as its new city manager. Milford Mayor Bryan Shupe and Milford City Council unanimously approved Norenberg’s contract after a national recruitment process. He was chosen from a pool of 90 candidates. Norenberg currently is set to begin working in Milford in early January. Read More…

Oberlin woods acquired by conservancy

OBERLIN — Western Reserve Land Conservancy has acquired a 63-acre section of the Oberlin Great South Woods. The land includes forests, wetlands and a meadow and is intended to be used for both research and public use. The land is not yet completely open to the public, but interested people can get permission for hikes Read More…

Lorain councilman wants increase in public voice at meetings

LORAIN — Unlike neighboring city councils, there is no public speaking time at meetings here. That would change if Councilman Josh Thornsberry, I-8th Ward, has his way. Thornsberry said he plans to propose in January that a portion of meetings be set aside for public speaking. He is circulating a petition at change.org in support Read More…

Oberlin officials seek best way to use $1.8 million

OBERLIN — Oberlin has an account containing $1.8 million, and its leaders are trying to figure out what to do with it. The money is what has been made from selling Renewable Energy Certificates, and the account conceivably could continue to grow for five to 10 years. RECs, as they are known, are created for Read More…