February 11, 2016

Elyria
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BREAKING: Driver in fatal hit-and-run identified; charges pending

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OBERLIN — Charges are pending against an Oberlin man believed to be responsible in a fatal hit-and-run crash Saturday afternoon. A tip from a citizen led the Ohio State Highway Patrol to Ronald Dicenzo, 76, of Cedar Street. Police believe Dicenzo’s black 2014 Ford Focus fatally struck Charles Startup, 70, also of Oberlin, as he Read More…

Oberlin Food Hub turns to crowdfunding

OBERLIN — In its quest to support small and medium-sized farmers and food entrepreneurs, the Oberlin Project is hoping others within the county will help fund a $50,000 Oberlin Food Hub. The Oberlin Food Hub crowdfunding campaign began Sept. 2 and will run through Oct. 17; however, donors can provide monetary support any time. While Read More…

Oberlin mom finds dream home

Danna Mitchell, center, claps and Nia Mitchell, left, smiles, Jasmine Mitchell, 13, right, cut the ribbon on the porch of their new high-performance energy efficient home, built in partnership with the Zion Community Development Corporation and Kent State University, on Smith Street in Oberlin Saturday morning during a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Zion CDC. The Zion CDC is building new energy efficient homes and rehabbing housing stock in Oberlin to green standards.

OBERLIN — Nia Mitchell watched everyone walk through the front door of her Smith Road home, eyed the rain coming down outside and stared at the mud that was being tracked into the living room and kitchen. “Mom, I thought you said everyone was going to take their shoes off,” Nia, 11, said to her Read More…

Curb lawn trimming responsibilities vary

ELYRIA — As Elyria officials debate who should bear the financial responsibility of trees on curb lawns, a survey of some Northeast Ohio cities shows there’s no uniformity in who pays the bills when the trees become problematic. In Mentor, property owners are required to maintain trees within the public right of way or tree Read More…

Oberlin parking is about to get scarcer

OBERLIN — When parking is at a premium, as is the case in downtown Oberlin, losing just one parking spot is cause for alarm. But the new hotel and convention center project that will replace the Oberlin Inn could result in the loss of up to eight or more parking spaces along College Street. That Read More…

UPDATED: Fire strikes Oberlin house for second time in 10 days

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OBERLIN — Just a week after a fire forced an Oberlin woman from her home, workers showed up at the house Thursday to find another fire burning outside. The second fire was reported about 9:30 a.m. Thursday when a work crew arrived at the house on the 13600 block of West Road to find flames Read More…

Oberlin hosts atomic attack discussion

OBERLIN — A little more than 70 years after President Harry S. Truman approved dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing an estimated 200,000 people, his grandson took the stage in Oberlin’s First Lutheran Church on Thursday night. At his left was Tomoko Watanabe, the daughter of two survivors of the August 1945 bombings. Read More…

Oberlin College president in the running to lead University of Iowa

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The Iowa Board of Regents is looking for a new University of Iowa president and they’re turning their sights to Oberlin College’s own Marvin Krislov. On Wednesday morning, the Iowa Board of Regents announced that Krislov is one of four finalists, according to the University of Iowa website. Krislov is going to be visiting the Read More…

Hundreds get a taste of Oberlin free farmers market

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OBERLIN — Christy Lopez walked from table to table with her young son picking up corn and kale as she filled her bag with produce Thursday afternoon. The price of her shoulder bag full of fresh vegetables: Free. Lopez’s family is one of an estimated 200 to 300 families that benefit from Oberlin Community Services Read More…

Cleveland man guilty in wife’s death

A Cuyahoga County jury has found a Cleveland man who fatally stabbed his ex-wife in Cleveland before setting himself on fire on a Lorain County road guilty of aggravated murder and other charges. Joe Frolik, a spokesman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, said 29-year-old Hugo Ramos will face a life prison term when he Read More…