NEWS


And the gingerbread contest winners are…

And the gingerbread contest winners are…

A record 374 patrons voted on gingerbread houses in a contest from Dec. 15 to Jan. 15 at the Oberlin Public Library.Food and nutrition students at Obe...

January 16th, 2018 |  


OHS students exhibit in Scholastic Art Show

OHS students exhibit in Scholastic Art Show

You can find 119 works by Oberlin high-schoolers on exhibit through Feb. 11 at the Lorain County Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition.Hosted at the Stoc...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Schaum will lead school board in 2018

Schaum will lead school board in 2018

Anne Schaum was chosen Jan. 9 to lead the Oberlin board of education as president for the second straight year.She will continue as also the body̵...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Our phone system is changing

A company-wide upgrade to our VOIP phone system has prompted a change in how some customers call our Lorain County newspapers.This week, our phone ser...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Celebrate King’s legacy today at Oberlin park

Celebrate King’s legacy today at Oberlin park

The Annual Rededication to the Dream Commemoration will take place at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the corner of Vi...

January 15th, 2018 |  


THE OPIOID CRISIS: What it’s like for paramedics

THE OPIOID CRISIS: What it’s like for paramedics

I bit the inside of my cheek — a nervous habit — as I followed two paramedics into what looked like an abandoned, dilapidated Lorain home....

January 15th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Three wrestlers place at Columbia Invitational

Three wrestlers place at Columbia Invitational

The Phoenix wrestlers braved the cold and placed three at the Columbia Invitational on Saturday.Reggie Bouchonville (120 pounds), Robert Bouchonville ...

January 8th, 2018 |  


BOYS BASKETBALL: Twin losses against bigger teams in Lorain

BOYS BASKETBALL: Twin losses against bigger teams in Lorain

For the second consecutive year, Oberlin’s hoops heroes traveled to the Lorain County Holiday Classic to do battle against local powerhouse scho...

January 2nd, 2018 updated: January 2nd, 2018. |  


WRESTLING: Four excel at Holiday Super Duals

WRESTLING: Four excel at Holiday Super Duals

The Phoenix grapplers closed the books on the 2017 portion of the schedule at the Vermilion Holiday Super Duals on Dec. 28 and 29.The eight Oberlin wr...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


PAC could dissolve by 2020

The Patriot Athletic Conference could be no more within the next three years.At a Dec. 13 meeting of school officials, all eight Lorain County PAC tea...

December 19th, 2017 |  


First win of the season for Phoenix girls

Coach Tiffany Shields had just the right motivational words for her Oberlin girls before Saturday’s game against Firelands.“The girls have...

December 18th, 2017 |  


BOYS BASKETBALL: Fairview nips Oberlin in OT

BOYS BASKETBALL: Fairview nips Oberlin in OT

After opening the season with three road contests, the Oberlin boys basketball squad was happy to be home Friday and playing before the local faithful...

December 18th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Funding loss, rising costs close Ohio Dance Theatre

Funding loss, rising costs close Ohio Dance Theatre

Ohio Dance Theatre has been dealt a big funding blow and will close its doors June 30 after a quarter-century in Oberlin.Dance classes will continue t...

March 27th, 2017 updated: March 27th, 2017. |  


Maple syrup season runs deep in Lorain County, warmer weather alters usual timeline

Maple syrup season runs deep in Lorain County, warmer weather alters usual timeline

Maple syrup season usually encompasses the month of March, but warmer temperatures this year moved up that timeline for manufacturers in Lorain County...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


‘Oberlin Through Brown Eyes’ to record oral histories

‘Oberlin Through Brown Eyes’ to record oral histories

The everyday experiences of black Oberlinians are of tremendous value and ought to be preserved for future generations.That’s what Annessa Olive...

January 24th, 2017 |  


What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Civitas MediaWe traveled to schools in Amherst, Oberlin, and Wellington to ask students what they are grateful for this ...

November 21st, 2016 |  


50 YEARS: Cleve and Marie Canham

50 YEARS: Cleve and Marie Canham

Cleve and Marie Canham are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were wed Nov. 26, 1966, in Davenport, Iowa.They have two childr...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Treasures on display as Oberlin Archives celebrate 50 years

Treasures on display as Oberlin Archives celebrate 50 years

In 1985, Ken Grossi visited the Oberlin Archives for the first time.He was a graduate student at Case Western University, conducting research on the f...

September 28th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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The world’s strongest man
When wealthy companies make welfare workers

When wealthy companies make welfare workers

A report from Policy Matters Ohio detailed that Amazon, now one of Ohio’s largest employers, has risen among the ranks of companies that find th...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Mayo rolls, roasts, and the best cake ever

Mayo rolls, roasts, and the best cake ever

This is the season for soups.Well, I made some hamburger soup using dried chopped onions and potatoes from a box of scalloped potatoes, since I didn&#...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Extravaganza was a $10K success

To the editor:What a glorious event was the Dec. 18 Empty Bowls Extravaganza!Thank you to all who participated, from the musicians and potters to the ...

January 4th, 2018 |  


The week I almost froze to death

The week I almost froze to death

The thermometer reads 13 degrees as I write this, and the wind chill makes it feel like -1 outside.The holiday break has been extended by the extreme ...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Ohioans will benefit from tax reform

Ohioans will benefit from tax reform

After years of talk, research, and debate, Congress passed tax reform legislation that the president recently signed into law. I’m proud of the ...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Tax cut amounts to bribery

Tax cut amounts to bribery

Our American democracy — that is, our representative society — means to most that those elected to office will serve those who elected to ...

December 26th, 2017 |  


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