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Oh Oberlin: Henry Gardner, Rhi McKee, Kris Carter, Erik Andrews

In January, I sat down with Erik Andrews and Ray Cunningham to talk about the Appalachia Service Project. We had a great conversation about that project and why young adults from Oberlin should join (and how Erik started the trips from … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Doug McMillan

Talking to Doug McMillan at OMLPS, I feel more like I have an understanding about the purpose and capabilities of the power generation plant in Oberlin. Until around 1970, the engines generated Oberlin’s power. These days it’s a peak plant that … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Lester Allen

Rev. Lester Allen knew as a 10 year old living in Cleveland how much he liked Oberlin, what it represented to him as a community in which he could wave hi to people and go fishing with his friends. As a … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Kevin Jones

It wasn’t music that brought Kevin Jones to Oberlin, but in a city of music, he has found his place as a performer, instructor and nice guy. I purposefully went early in order to sit outside of his studio over Ben … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Scott Hulver/SEED Ventures

The word “entrepreneur” is a force all its own these days as people decide with an app and angel investors they can become the next tech millionaire. Oberlin College senior Scott Hulver wants more than that for himself and Oberlin/Lorain County … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: John Seyfried

I joked with photographer John Seyfried that the only way I would be able to pick him out of a lineup would be to have him hold his camera up to his face. John goes everywhere with his camera, saying … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Leo Braido

Leo Braido grew up in southeastern Ohio, but in moving to Oberlin and buying the IGA last fall, he went so far as to sell his condo in Hilton Head. He’s doomed set to live northern Ohio winters for the foreseeable … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Memorial Day 2015

I rode my bike downtown this morning with the intent of attending both Oberlin’s Memorial Day celebration and Oberlin College’s graduation event at which the First Lady would speak. Rather than conduct an interview, I wanted to record the sounds … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Adenike Sharpley

Juneteenth will be celebrated in Oberlin this year on June 13. The event website relates: Juneteenth or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last enslaved persons in Texas were freed.  Although the rumors of freedom were widespread … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Marty Verda

In the course of fundraising this winter, it was suggested that people from New Russia Township be included among those interviewed. The show is “Oh Oberlin,” but that was never meant to imply a strict geographic boundary. In that spirit … Continue reading

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