April 18, 2014

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Much of Oberlin loses power

A wide-spread power outage has swept through Oberlin city today, according to Oberlin police officer McCloskey. Although uncertain if those in the townships lost power, McCloskey confirmed the outage within the city limits. The cause is not clear, but McCloskey says it may be a shortage in Ohio Edison’s system, the company that controls Oberlin’s Read More…

Forbes names Oberlin top college in Ohio

Oberlin College was ranked 50th best U.S. college on Forbes’ list of top undergraduate schools and No. 1 in the state of Ohio. The liberal arts institution has 2,978 students. About a fifth of them study in its conservatory, the oldest American undergraduate music school in continual operation. With 88 percent of the overall student Read More…

OGSO: Pitching rules as Lorain Xplosion, South Amherst/Firelands claim Class D district titles

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LAGRANGE — It was all about pitching Tuesday in the OGSO Class D (U-18) district finals at LaGrange Community Park. On one field, South Amherst/Firelands pitcher Emma Ranney was making quick work of the Sheffield Lady Crushers, 1-0, tossing a complete-game one-hitter, while striking out 10. On an adjacent field, Lorain Xplosion’s Sarah Kaya was Read More…

Police log for July 10, 2013

Elyria police Monday, July 8 12:07 p.m. — Adult Parole, 631 Griswold Road, an employee said an unidentified male called several times, telling the front desk secretary that the employee was under arrest. The employee believes to know the male, who claimed to be calling from “the sheriff’s department.” 5:15 p.m. — 100 block Pennsylvania Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals Notes: Grafton’s Ronald Matcham finding success in first year in Super Stock … at age 54

NORWALK — In six national events this year, Grafton’s Ronald Matcham has been the top qualifier five times and won five rounds to make it to the semifinals just a few weeks ago in Bristol, Tenn. Not bad for a 54-year-old rookie. “One year,” Matcham said when asked how long he’s been racing. “I actually Read More…

Transit system considers expanded bus service in Oberlin

ELYRIA — Lorain County Transit is working on a possible deal that would see expanded bus service in Oberlin as part of changes to the county’s public transit system. Pam Novak, the agency’s chief finance officer, told county commissioners Wednesday that there have been discussions with the city of Oberlin, Oberlin College and Green Circle Read More…

Oberlin author to be on ‘Dead Files’

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ELYRIA — Don Hilton is not one to delight in the ghastly violence of life. “I’m not a morbid person by nature,” the Oberlin resident and author said. “It’s more about showing how little people change, how little human nature has changed over time.” And about how anyone, under the right circumstances, can be capable Read More…

Police log for June 12, 2013

Lorain police Sunday, June 9 12:52 a.m. — 4300 block Leavitt Road, Jacqueline Major, 55, 3900 block of Courtyard Drive, issued a citation for physical control of a motor vehicle. Police said Major was intoxicated and sleeping behind the wheel of her vehicle, which was parked in the lane of travel in the Walmart parking Read More…

Man faces drug charges after chase

OBERLIN — An Oberlin man was arrested Monday after he allegedly ran from a police officer who stopped him for a traffic violation. Police stopped Maqwe Lawson, 33, at 7:16 p.m. on Hamilton Street near state Route 58 for crossing the center line. Lawson was found to have an active child support warrant through the Read More…

Police log for June 5, 2013

Elyria police Monday, June 3 7:05 p.m. — 100 block Louisiana Ave., theft of a mortar mixer from a yard. 8:50 p.m. — Cedar Brook Drive, Daniel Smith, 58, 100 block Chelsee Place, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct persisting. Officers were sent to the 100 block Chelsee Place for an unwanted guest complaint and Read More…