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Oberlin assaulter pleads guilty

Jonah A. Locke, an Elyria man who was arrested in connection with the sexual assault of several Oberlin students last year, has plead guilty to the charges and will be sentenced by Dec. 19.

Locke pleaded guilty to three counts of gross sexual imposition, four counts of public indecency, one count of sexual imposition, one count of attempted felonious penetration and one count of abduction.

Locke will receive a sentence of between six and 18 months in prison and a $1,000 fine, according to Greg White, prosecuting attorney for Lorain County.

Locke was arrested in March of 1996 in connection with six assaults in Oberlin, as well as other assaults throughout Northeast Ohio.

-Susanna Henighan

New Con asst. dean appointed

Michael Lynn associate professor of recorder and baroque flute, has been appointed as interim assistant dean of the conservatory. Former assistant dean John Jacobson resigned from the position last month.

"I'm in a learning curve," Lynn said. "I'm just trying to get a handle on different facets of the job."

Lynn will be responsible for supervising instruments and mantaining equipment at the Conservatory.

According to Wolff, Jacobson left after six years at Oberlin to pursue other things.

"I'm just moving on to another part of my life," Jacobson said.

Lynn said he has made plans to tour Hales Gym, currently home to the Jazz Studies department, with senior Micha Patri. Patri spearheaded a petition that demanded improvements be made to the Hales facilities.

"There are a million and one projects," Lynn said. "It's a very big job. So far, nothing too crazy has happened."

-Hanna Miller

Oberlin ranks third in Peace Corp volunteers

Thirty-five years ago, President Kennedy called on people to join the ranks of the newly created Peace Corps. Oberlin students answered in record numbers.

According to a release issued by the Peace Corps this week, Oberlin ranks third among all small colleges and universities producing Peace Corps volunteers. Since the Peace Corps' inception, 407 Oberlin alumni have joined the Corps.

The University of Chicago led the pack, followed by Dartmouth College.

-Hanna Miller

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Volume 126, Number 11, December 5, 1997

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