Hear thunder? Here’s how to be safe

This is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week and the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness wants you to know what to do before, during, and ...

June 25th, 2018 |  


Foundation aims to quench ‘book desert’ thirst

Foundation aims to quench ‘book desert’ thirst

A dollar-for-dollar matching grant of up to $12,000 was announced June 20 to support the Lorain County Imagination Library.If fulfilled, Community Fou...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


Vet preps for 15-mile walk

Vet preps for 15-mile walk

Even open heart surgery won’t stop Ed Hendershott from his annual 15-mile trek from Lorain to Oberlin.At age 80, he will travel from Veterans Me...

June 21st, 2018 |  



How to prepare for a school shooting

How to prepare for a school shooting

School shooting fears weigh heavily on every parent’s mind, and Ohio officials issued new guidance June 20 on how educators and students can be ...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Where can I see fireworks?

Where can I see fireworks?

Celebrate the nation’s birthday by looking to the sky!Fireworks have a 2,000-year history, with their earliest incarnations dating to ancient Ch...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Oberlin homeless shelter gets a surprise delivery

Oberlin homeless shelter gets a surprise delivery

Elisha Wesley turned the bathroom at Oberlin’s homeless shelter into a makeshift delivery room June 14.Welcoming a new baby into the world alway...

June 20th, 2018 |  


‘Born in slavery, died a hero’

‘Born in slavery, died a hero’

Bearing candles, an intimate group gathered June 15 around the grave of John Ramsey at Westwood Cemetery for a Maafa memorial service.Maafa comes from...

June 19th, 2018 updated: June 20th, 2018. |  


Juneteeth: Celebrating black voices

Juneteeth: Celebrating black voices

For 26 years, Adenike Sharpley has served as chair of Oberlin’s Juneteenth Festival.Saturday was her last.Hundreds gathered on Tappan Square to ...

June 19th, 2018 |  


The cost of filling up can be painful

Are you frustrated by gas prices?Drivers are spending $69 per month more to fill up now than they did last summer, AAA estimates.That’s because ...

June 19th, 2018 |  


POLICE REPORTS

• June 6 at 7:05 p.m.: Juveniles were reportedly fighting at Pleasant Street Park.• June 7 at 9:30 a.m.: Shakara Brown, 21, of Lima, was s...

June 19th, 2018 |