Cities all around Northeast Ohio are holding their own festivals and fireworks displays for the whole family to enjoy.
Ashland Rotary Fireworks Date: July 4, 2016 Time: Dusk Where: Community Stadium Katherine Ave Ashland, Ohio 44805 Raceway 7 Fireworks Date: July 1, 2016 Time: Dusk Where: Raceway 7 Speedway 4094 Center Road Conneaut, Ohio 44030Conneaut July 4th Festival and Fireworks Date: July 3, 2016 Time: pm Where: Lakeview Park 480 Lake Road Conneaut, Ohio 44030Geneva-On-The-Lake Fireworks Date: July 4, 2016 Time: pm Where: Golf Course 4902 Al Mraz Dr.
By 1880, there were about 750 residents, many of them former slaves or the children of former slaves.
Spear and his brother were the first from his family to attend college.At Oberlin, Spear majored in history and became “fired up” about the civil rights movement, joining the campus NAACP and spending a semester during his junior year at Fisk University, a predominantly black school in Nashville.Influenced by the social movements of the 1960s and ‘70s, in 1974 Spear “came out” as the first openly gay male legislator in the nation. An ellipsis (…) indicates that material has been omitted.A nonprofit group that has spent years trying to clean up Oberlin Cemetery and draw attention to its historical significance now finds a legal question hovering like a specter over the place where the remains of hundreds of former residents of Oberlin Village have been buried since the 1800s. The question came up after the Friends of Oberlin, a grassroots group organized by current Oberlin Village residents and descendants of the original founders of the freedmen’s community, took up the long-neglected work of trying to maintain the cemetery.In its research, the Friends group discovered that a narrow driveway that was guaranteed to provide access to the cemetery from Oberlin Road has been paved over by a neighboring landowner.