September 4, 2015

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Green Acres development plan tabled indefinitely

OBERLIN — A long-debated proposal for a housing development at the old Green Acres property may be no more. At a City Council meeting Monday, members voted in a 5-1 decision to indefinitely table a proposal to build medium- to low-income housing at the site of the old Green Acres Orphanage. Only Councilwoman Sharon Pearson Read More…

Oberlin, Wellington middle school students show and tell emotions in Common Ground project

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OBERLIN — A dejected girl — no older than 14 — stares from a black background out of the frame of a photo hanging in the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts gallery. “Second best” and “useless” are scrawled in deep black ink across pieces of paper and pasted to her arms. “I don’t feel anything Read More…

Green Acres project remains on hold in Oberlin

OBERLIN — A letter from a group of Oberlin residents detailing multiple concerns about the proposed Green Acres housing project prompted City Council to put the plan on hold once again Monday. Council members would like to allow for more public participation before moving forward. The Green Acres Project, first pitched by Boston-based company The Read More…

Lorain County dogs have a role in ‘Cleveland Abduction’

OBERLIN – There are more Hollywood stars walking around Lorain County than most know. Sure, they skip movie premieres, don’t don fancy dresses and they walk on four legs, but they are stars nonetheless. Criss Doss, a certified trainer and behaviorist at Club K-9 Training Center at Douds Veterinary Hospital, 12115 Leavitt Road, Oberlin, fulfills Read More…

Oberlin students march to protest raise in tuition

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OBERLIN — Oberlin College is often known as a bastion of social justice, but some students fear that the rising cost of tuition might negate that image. On Friday, about 50 Oberlin College students marched around campus and conducted sit-ins inside school buildings, protesting the 3.9 percent increase in tuition planned for next year. Tuition Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Judge rejects lawsuit targeting Oberlin firearms ordinances

ELYRIA — A county judge has shot down a lawsuit against the city of Oberlin challenging an ordinance that makes it illegal for those who aren’t allowed to have guns to carry weapons in the city’s parks. In a decision handed down this week, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers ruled that in its Read More…

Oberlin sets goal for city manager Norenberg

OBERLIN — In an act of transparency, Council members devoted an entire public work session Thursday to finalizing the yearly goals for City Manager Eric Norenberg. Though it’s customary for Council members to finalize the goals each year as part of a regular Council meeting agenda, they decided to forgo that tradition in favor of Read More…

Oberlin Council switches meeting from private to public

OBERLIN — Oberlin City Council members voted Monday to hold an executive session to discuss City Manager Eric Norenberg’s employment — but that decision may have been legally questionable. After the city’s law director cautioned that discussion did not justify an executive session under state law, Council members by a 6-1 vote decided to cancel Read More…

NEXUS reps questioned at meeting

ELYRIA — The Lorain County commissioners invited representatives of the NEXUS Gas Transmission Project to their meeting Wednesday to address residents, but the 90-minute discussion did little to quiet the fears and objections of residents who want their elected leaders to support a plan to reroute the high-pressure natural gas pipeline. Chief among all the Read More…