May 4, 2016

Elyria
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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

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

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

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…

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

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

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…