FRIDAY, JULY 16th, 2021

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The Lorain County Grand Jury has indicted a former coach and volunteer at Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville on sex charges.

38-year-old Jason Dimacchia is accused of sexually assaulting a student on campus during the 2020/21 school year.

He’s scheduled to be in court next week.


Police in Lorain are asking for your help in sorting out what happened Wednesday evening on the 23-hundred block of West 24th.

What DID happen…a 2-year-old boy was struck by gunfire while sitting in a high chair.

The boy was taken to a hospital in Cleveland.

One man has been arrested…26-year-old Benjamin Richardson has been charged with ‘felonious assault’.


It’s a felony charge for a Bellevue man who allegedly voted twice in the same election.

According to Norwalk Ohio, Huron County prosecutors say that 50-year-old Harry DuPont Jr., who’s been charged with illegal voting; voted in-person in Sandusky County (where he’s registered) and also voted again in Huron County on a provisional ballot.


A fire has left a Willard-area home a total loss.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the blaze happened Tuesday on Egypt Road in Norwich Township, with the cause of the fire under investigation by the State Fire Marshal.

There was no word of any injuries.


Bellevue Police are looking for a man they say was possibly involved in an accident yesterday afternoon on Kilbourne Street.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding Benjamin Blair.

Blair’s photo can be seen on the Bellevue PD’s Facebook page.


It seems, everywhere you turn, prices are going up…and up.

And today, they’re up at the pump…with many service stations jacking up their prices 10 to 20 cents a gallon, pushing the average price today to $3.09.


Honors for a teacher at Marion-L-Steele High School in Amherst…

A New York-based non-profit has named Emily Marty, the “Ohio History Teacher of the Year”.

Emily has taught at the high school for 8 years.


The Chronicle Telegram says, they are NOT ending ‘carrier home delivery’.

But HOW your newspaper is delivered, will change, at least for now.

Circulation Director Gary Cozart says, this year has presented ‘unprecedented challenges’, so beginning tomorrow, the print edition of the Chronicle will be delivered by the U-S Postal Service, Monday through Saturday.

C-T personnel will deliver the Sunday edition.


From the Runaways to a successful hard-rockin’ solo career…

Lita Ford is coming to Lorain next Wednesday for a concert at the Black River Landing….…a concert called “Vaxxin’ on the River”.

The first 5-thousand people with COVID-19 vaccination cards…or those who get the vaccine on-site that night…get in free.

The promotion is sponsored, in part by:

  • The City of Lorain,
  • Lorain County Public Health
  • Mercy Health


It’s another summer weekend, which means festival time in the area.

This Saturday and Sunday, it’s the Cold Creek Celebration in Castalia.

The event includes all the favorites…a 5K, Queen’s contest, live music, food vendors and a parade.


Have plans for Halloween? …Well you might now!

Cedar Point has announced that HalloWeekends will return this fall.

The park says it will feature expanded operating days and hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The fun runs from September 17th to October 31st.



-The Cleveland Indians open up the second half of the season tonight. The Tribe will be on the road at Oakland at 9:40pm, on 95.3 WLKR.


From the National Weather Service…

*A Flash Flood Watch is in effect this morning through Saturday morning.


Showers and thunderstorms.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.

High near 80.



Showers and thunderstorms, with heavy rain possible.

Low around 70.



Showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning.

High near 75.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 79.


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