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Jason Hawk

Position: Editor, Lorain County Community Newspapers
E-Mail Address: news@theoberlinnews.com
Phone Number: 440-988-2801


About Jason Hawk

Jason Hawk has served as editor since October 2012, after serving eight years as a reporter. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and holds a degree in English with focuses on journalism and history. His is married with three children.

Latest Stories by Jason Hawk

Courtesy photoMari'ssa McKinney is the recipient of the 2015 “The Donnas & Leslie” Senior Scholarship from the Donnas, Howard Hanna realtors of Amherst. Pictured here are Donna Miller, Leslie Pavlich, McKinney, and Donna Templeton.

McKinney receives Howard Hanna scholarship

Courtesy photoMari'ssa McKinney is the recipient of the 2015 “The Donnas & Leslie” Senior Scholarship from the Donnas, Howard Hanna realtors of Amherst. Pictured here are Donna Miller, Leslie Pavlich, McKinney, and Donna Templeton.

City gives $19K back to TeleTech

A check for $18,970 was written to TeleTech as a refund for electricity it pre-purchased from the city before suddenly moving to Westlake earlier this year. The call center was located just outside the Amherst city limits and bought utilities from the city, but didn't contribute property or income taxes. Auditor David Kukucka said the company had

$11.5M salt suit settled

An $11.5 million antitrust settlement over salt prices could send some money Wellington's way. The village spent about $17,500 last year alone to buy winter road salt from Cargill Inc., accused of conspiring with Morton Salt Inc. to inflate prices on municipal, county, and state purchases. But the key question is whether Wellington bought from ei

$11.5M salt suit settled

An $11.5 million antitrust settlement over salt prices could send some money Amherst's way. The city spent $162,655 last year alone to buy winter road salt from Cargill Inc., accused of conspiring with Morton Salt Inc. to inflate prices on municipal, county, and state purchases. But the key question is whether Amherst bought from either company b

$11.5M salt suit settled

An $11.5 million antitrust settlement over salt prices could send some money Oberlin's way. The city spent $49,469 to buy winter road salt from Cargill Inc. between 2008 and 2010, according to Oberlin finance director Sal Talarico. Those are the years targeted by a suit filed in 2012 by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office. It claimed Cargi

Photos by Jane Hannauer | Kendal Publicity PlugsA cheerful crowd of parents, children, students, grandparents — even babies in arms — swarmed the library and classrooms as Eastwood students sang, “Thank you, thank you grandparents.” It was a festive farewell to the 2014-2015 school year as students sang their appreciation an

Grandparents get appreciation

Photos by Jane Hannauer | Kendal Publicity PlugsA cheerful crowd of parents, children, students, grandparents — even babies in arms — swarmed the library and classrooms as Eastwood students sang, “Thank you, thank you grandparents.” It was a festive farewell to the 2014-2015 school year as students sang their appreciation an

Kelsey Leyva has joined Civitas Media as our new reporter in Lorain County.
She will primarily write for the Wellington Enterprise, but readers will occasionally see her byline in the Oberlin News-Tribune and Amherst News-Times as well as the ADvocate.
A recent graduate of Kent State University, Leyva majored in news and magazine journalism and m

Leyva joins our news staff

Kelsey Leyva has joined Civitas Media as our new reporter in Lorain County. She will primarily write for the Wellington Enterprise, but readers will occasionally see her byline in the Oberlin News-Tribune and Amherst News-Times as well as the ADvocate. A recent graduate of Kent State University, Leyva majored in news and magazine journalism and m

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesMembers of the Amherst Military Honor Guard salute the American flag Monday at St. Joseph Cemetery on Middle Ridge Road. They dedicated a new flag pole at the site. It was donated by American Legion Post 118 and can be seen in a recently-expanded section of the Catholic cemetery.

Respecting the flag, honoring the dead

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesMembers of the Amherst Military Honor Guard salute the American flag Monday at St. Joseph Cemetery on Middle Ridge Road. They dedicated a new flag pole at the site. It was donated by American Legion Post 118 and can be seen in a recently-expanded section of the Catholic cemetery.

Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Wellington EnterpriseA senior barbecue picnic was held Friday at the Wellington rec park as a send-off for graduating Wellington High School students. Teens played flag football, corn hole, kickball, and took to the playground equipment to horse around as they prepared to bid farewell to high school life.

Hot dogs and hamburgers at farewell bash

Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Wellington EnterpriseA senior barbecue picnic was held Friday at the Wellington rec park as a send-off for graduating Wellington High School students. Teens played flag football, corn hole, kickball, and took to the playground equipment to horse around as they prepared to bid farewell to high school life.

Lorain man dead after chase

Alcohol use is suspected in a deadly crash early Monday that started with a pursuit by Amherst police across the Lorain border. Nicholas Zaenglein, 24, of Lorain, was killed just before 1 a.m. when he slammed his 2005 Ford Focus into a utility pole on the side of North Ridge Road near Washington Avenue in Lorain. The speeding car flipped and stru

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesMiles for Kyle, a 5K fundraiser run, was held Saturday at South Amherst Middle School. Proceeds benefitted 16-year-old Kyle Riggs, who has been fighting Hodgkin's lymphoma. Those funds will help offset the mounting medical costs of treatment.

Running for Kyle

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesMiles for Kyle, a 5K fundraiser run, was held Saturday at South Amherst Middle School. Proceeds benefitted 16-year-old Kyle Riggs, who has been fighting Hodgkin's lymphoma. Those funds will help offset the mounting medical costs of treatment.

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesThe Amherst Community Chorus performed for the public May 22 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church social hall in Amherst under the direction of Simone and Steve Gall. The concert included many Broadway hits from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Annie,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” an

They gave their regards to Broadway

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesThe Amherst Community Chorus performed for the public May 22 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church social hall in Amherst under the direction of Simone and Steve Gall. The concert included many Broadway hits from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Annie,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” an

Enjoy these images from Saturday's ceremony. We got a backstage pass and talked with some very nervous graduates-to-be, then took hundreds of photos from the floor as Amherst seniors walked toward the future.

GRADUATION: Amherst commencement photos!

Enjoy these images from Saturday's ceremony. We got a backstage pass and talked with some very nervous graduates-to-be, then took hundreds of photos from the floor as Amherst seniors walked toward the future.

Only eight graduates were inducted Saturday into the Amherst Steele High School Hall of Fame: Matt Cecil, Matthew Haberbusch, Chad Johnson, Brett McCloskey, Jakob McHugh, Miranda Mlincek, Brittany Neidert, and Erin Shepherd.
They were elevated to a permanent position of honor due to perfect ACT or SAT scores and placement at the very top of the Cl

2015 ACADEMIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Only eight graduates were inducted Saturday into the Amherst Steele High School Hall of Fame: Matt Cecil, Matthew Haberbusch, Chad Johnson, Brett McCloskey, Jakob McHugh, Miranda Mlincek, Brittany Neidert, and Erin Shepherd. They were elevated to a permanent position of honor due to perfect ACT or SAT scores and placement at the very top of the Cl

A sea of green and gold stretched Saturday across the floor of the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center, where the Amherst Steele High School Class of 2015 gathered to receive diplomas and say farewell to childhood.
Seniors stood 328 strong, beaming and waving to cheering family members in the stands.
Each in turn took the stage to receive

STEELE GRADS STAND TALL

A sea of green and gold stretched Saturday across the floor of the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center, where the Amherst Steele High School Class of 2015 gathered to receive diplomas and say farewell to childhood. Seniors stood 328 strong, beaming and waving to cheering family members in the stands. Each in turn took the stage to receive

Before exams, when they were feeling the most academic pressure, Miranda Mlincek and Matt Haberbusch would always share a simple phrase with each other: “As long as you succeed.”
It was a way of reassuring each other. Those few short words were how they reminded each other that competition did not matter and getting the job done was th

Mlincek: 'Our childhood spirits still live within us'

Before exams, when they were feeling the most academic pressure, Miranda Mlincek and Matt Haberbusch would always share a simple phrase with each other: “As long as you succeed.” It was a way of reassuring each other. Those few short words were how they reminded each other that competition did not matter and getting the job done was th

“Tell me — what is it you plan to do with you one wild and precious life?” asked Firelands High School valedictorian Emily Pohorence of her classmates Friday.
The Class of 2015 assembled one final time at the Falcons stadium to receive diplomas in the 61st annual ceremony. In all 149, participated in commencement exercises with a

Pohorence: 'There is nothing holding us back'

“Tell me — what is it you plan to do with you one wild and precious life?” asked Firelands High School valedictorian Emily Pohorence of her classmates Friday. The Class of 2015 assembled one final time at the Falcons stadium to receive diplomas in the 61st annual ceremony. In all 149, participated in commencement exercises with a

Pohorence: 'There is nothing holding us back'

“Tell me — what is it you plan to do with you one wild and precious life?” asked Firelands High School valedictorian Emily Pohorence of her classmates Friday. The Class of 2015 assembled one final time at the Falcons stadium to receive diplomas in the 61st annual ceremony. In all 149, participated in commencement exercises with a

44,600 pounds of food collected

To the editor: The National Association of Letter Carriers Cascade Branch 196 would like to thank the residents of Elyria, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Wellington, and Grafton. On Saturday, May 9, our annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive was a huge success. Letter carriers assisted by clerks, supervisors, rural letter carriers, retirees, and members

44,600 pounds of food collected

To the editor: The National Association of Letter Carriers Cascade Branch 196 would like to thank the residents of Elyria, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Wellington, and Grafton. On Saturday, May 9, our annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive was a huge success. Letter carriers assisted by clerks, supervisors, rural letter carriers, retirees, and members





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