February 11, 2016

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Pot issue has enough signatures for ballot

LORAIN — Whether people are for legalizing marijuana in Ohio or not, at least now they’ll get the chance to vote on it. That was the sentiment expressed Wednesday by Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer upon learning that the ResponsibleOhio group backing legalization had gathered about 320,000 signatures statewide, more than enough to qualify the issue Read More…

Marijuana issue makes fall ballot

COLUMBUS  — Ohio voters will have the chance to decide this fall whether marijuana should be legalized for medicinal and recreational use. The state’s elections chief said Wednesday that ResponsibleOhio’s legalization proposal met the state’s petition signature requirements to qualify for the November ballot. Organizers had initially fallen short of valid signatures. They gathered some Read More…

Allen Art Museum focuses on ‘The Body’ in new exhibit

Four-foot tall anatomical paintings, photographs with hidden mothers in the background and images of childhood mischief will fill the upstairs gallery of the Oberlin’s Allen Art Museum starting today. The gallery’s three new exhibits are united by a common theme: the body. “Many works of art — and not merely portraits — relate to the Read More…

Judge grants NEXUS surveyors access to properties

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ELYRIA — A Lorain County judge granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday against several property owners who have refused to allow NEXUS gas transmission project surveyors onto their private property. The order prohibits five property owners in Grafton, LaGrange and Oberlin from interfering with NEXUS surveyors, who can now enter their property for the next Read More…

Sales solid locally for ‘Go Set a Watchman’

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It didn’t rival the hours-long lines of rabid fans waiting to get their hands on the final book in the “Harry Potter” series, but sales of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” on Tuesday ranged from a handful to steady at area bookstores. The novel picks up 20 years after the events of Lee’s famed Read More…

Oberlin council rejects partial JVS annexation

OBERLIN — Oberlin City Council on Monday rejected a bid by the Lorain County Joint Vocational School to annex only a part of the school’s property — 98 acres of land. The city has been acting on a decades-old agreement that, should the JVS and the city ever become contiguous, the city would be allowed Read More…

Spencer Triple-C bounces back with big rally to beat Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich, earn trip to OGSO state tournament

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GRAFTON — If turnabout is truly fair play, then Spencer Triple-C is a legitimate OGSO district champion after a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich. Spencer appeared to be on the ropes Monday after Mavrich & Mavrich scored seven times in a bat-around second inning for a 7-2 lead. But Spencer also batted Read More…

Girls Softball: Hannah Rasmussen pitches Oberlin to 1-0 win in OGSO district tourney

GRAFTON — Oberlin’s Bryanna Rivas saw a pitch she really liked and drilled it into the right-center-field gap Wednesday night for a two-out, sixth-inning double. As luck would have it, Oberlin pitcher Hannah Rasmussen was on second base just then, after walking and advancing on a wild pitch. Rasmussen, who also had a no-hitter going, Read More…

Oberlin dispatcher sues city for age discrimination

OBERLIN — A part time Oberlin police dispatcher has sued the city for age discrimination after she claims she was passed over for a younger, less qualified candidate for a full-time position, according to court documents. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 16 to hear Read More…

Oberlin department veteran selected to be new fire chief

OBERLIN — The city has chosen a 20-year veteran of the Oberlin Fire Department to become chief this summer. Robert Hanmer, a battalion chief with the Oberlin Fire Department and a lieutenant with the Carlisle Township Fire Department, was chosen Thursday by City Manager Eric Norenberg to be Oberlin’s next fire chief. He will take Read More…