September 5, 2015

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Green Acres plan still alive, but in doubt

OBERLIN — It might be a while before Oberlin residents see proposed medium- to low-income housing built at the old Green Acres property, but City Council members haven’t ruled out the proposal. Council members held a work session Monday to discuss the details surrounding the Green Acres Project, which was first pitched by Boston-based The Read More…

Oberlin Council to discuss city manager’s future again

OBERLIN — Council members will go into another executive session Thursday to discuss City Manager Eric Norenberg’s employment. It would be the seventh private meeting regarding Norenberg since October. The proposal to go into another session was passed in a 4-3 vote at an Oberlin Council meeting Monday. Council President Scott Broadwell, Vice President Sharon Read More…

Officials: Proposal to build affordable housing in Oberlin insufficient

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OBERLIN — A proposal to build medium- to low-income housing on the former Green Acres property might not make it to fruition. The project was first pitched by a Boston-based group, The Community Builders, in 2011 to establish a medium- to low-income housing development comprised of 50 rental houses that would sit close together at Read More…

Oberlin Council open to food trucks

OBERLIN — Oberlin residents may soon be able to add “downtown food trucks” to the list of reasons to be excited for summer. Council members unanimously passed a second reading Monday to create an ordinance regulating food trucks in downtown Oberlin. Food trucks have been permitted in the city at special events in the past, Read More…

Oberlin city manager top paid employee in 2014

OBERLIN — City administrators again were among the highest-paid employees in Oberlin last year, with City Manager Eric Norenberg coming in at the top of the list. Norenberg made $120,205 in 2014, slightly more than the $120,162 he made the previous year. Financial Director Sal Talarico was the second-highest-paid city employee last year, making $105,871 Read More…

Oberlin Schools hires minority recruiter to broaden diversity

Gloria Buxton

OBERLIN — A former assistant middle school principal has returned to Oberlin Schools to promote racial diversity within the district as the new minority recruiter. Gloria Buxton, a former teacher and Langston Middle School assistant principal, was hired back to the district in January to work on hiring and mentoring minority staff, according to Superintendent Read More…

Some on Oberlin Council seek 67 percent raise

OBERLIN — Council members may see a significant pay increase — about 67 percent — if re-elected next year. At a meeting last month, Council members passed an ordinance in a 4-3 vote that would give Council members their highest raise in more than 15 years, said Financial Director Sal Talarico. Under the ordinance, all Read More…

Former Presti’s of Oberlin changes hands

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OBERLIN — A local family catering operation will reopen the shuttered building that for decades housed Presti’s of Oberlin. Shelly Sterk and her family announced Wednesday that they are the new owners of the red brick building that housed Presti’s at 580 W. Lorain St. for more than 75 years before it closed last March. Read More…

Oberlin Council votes down public meeting to determine manager’s fate

Eric Norenberg

OBERLIN — Council voted Tuesday not to hold a public meeting to discuss whether Eric Norenberg should continue as city manager. “The community deserves to know what’s going on, but we can’t tell them what’s going on if we have not cleared the air among Council members and (Norenberg),” Council member Elizabeth Meadows said at Read More…

Oberlin Council members ask city manager Eric Norenberg to resign

Eric Norenberg

OBERLIN — Four of seven Council members on Thursday asked City Manager Eric Norenberg to resign by presenting him with a signed letter. But for Norenberg — who has held his position in the city since 2007 — it’s not that simple. “My intent is not to resign. Hopefully, the City Council and I can Read More…