February 12, 2016

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Investigation continues into fatal shooting in Oberlin

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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

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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

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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…

Oberlin official says he’s leaving

OBERLIN — Oberlin City Manager Eric Norenberg is leaving his job. Norenberg declined to say exactly where he is going, but he did say it will be for another city. “This is a great career opportunity for myself and the next adventure for my wife and myself,” Norenberg said. Councilwoman Sharon Soucy said Norenberg probably Read More…

Test of driver sought in fatality

OBERLIN — State troopers say they will ask the Bureau of Motor Vehicles that the man accused of fatally injuring a well-known Oberlin bicyclist in a hit-skip accident earlier this month be retested for his driver’s license. The request comes as part of the investigation into the Oct. 10 accident in which, police said, Ronald Read More…

Marijuana debate heats up

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LORAIN — Ohio voters will have the chance next month to decide whether the Buckeye State should experiment with marijuana. Unlike other states, such as Colorado, that have legalized marijuana slowly beginning with medicinal use and proceeding to recreational pot, Issue 3 would make both forms of use legal at the same time. Although medical Read More…

Hit-skip suspect had restricted license, minor citations

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OBERLIN — As the investigation continues into Saturday’s fatal hit-and-run crash that killed Oberlin bicyclist Charles Startup, a check of the driving record of the man named as the motorist who struck Startup revealed no major issues or problems. Ronald Dicenzo, 76, also an Oberlin resident, was cited by the Ohio Highway Patrol in March 2014 Read More…

Police: Hit-skip driver ID’d

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OBERLIN — Police say the vehicle and driver involved in a fatal weekend hit-skip crash that claimed the life of a well-known Oberlin man and bicyclist has been found. The Elyria Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol reported Tuesday that a tip led investigating troopers to a 2014 black Ford Focus and its owner, Ronald Dicenzo, Read More…