The Local Beat with O’Brien

The Chronicle-Telegram’s Dave O’Brien joins WEOL every Wednesday morning to discuss local Lorain County happenings. Interviews from past shows are archived below.

Local Beat – May 5th

Here’s “The Local Beat” for this week presented by Vandemark Jewelers, a trusted name in Jewelry! The Chronicle-Telegram’s own Dave O’Brien joins Rocco Nuosci as they touch on a number of local news stories!

This week, the guys talk about Tuesday’s primary election as well as Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield’s three-month plan for the city.

Take a listen below!


The Local Beat Archive

4/28/21 – This week, the guys talk about relief funding for the Lorain County Regional Airport as well as Ohio losing a seat in the House of Representatives.

4/21/21This week, the guys talk about revoked compensation for board members of the Lorain County Veterans Service Commission as well as new leadership at the Lorain County Visitor’s Bureau!

4/14/21Dave breaks down a heroic save by a state highway patrol trooper and a hiccup with the Visit Lorain County website.

4/7/21 – The Chronicle’s Dylan Reynolds fills in for Dave this week as the guys talk about the latest from Sharon Sweda regarding the Lorain County Board of Elections, as well as loosening COVID-19 restrictions over at Oberlin College.

3/31/21 – This week, the guys talked about the latest with the Green Circle Growers tax appeal, a missing persons case in Lorain, and more

3/24/21 – Dave returns this week as he breaks down some mysterious billboards as well as downtown demolitions in Elyria.

3/17/21 – Laina Yost is in for Dave this week as she discusses a new contract for Lorain firefighters and some loss of business in the county as well.

3/10/21 – The guys talk about Sharon Sweda and the Lorain County Board of Elections, as well as a reflection on being a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

3/3/21 – Dave talks about the fire at the old Uncle Vic’s/Mardi Gras building as well as a locally created booklet regarding bullying and mental health.

2/24/21 – Dave talks about the projected budget cuts for Elyria in 2021 as well as an “Alternate Baseball” league looking to expand in Lorain County!

2/17/21 – Stopping gun violence in Lorain kicks the conversation off on the Local Beat this week, as well as the latest on Elyria fire chief Carl Mack. 

2/10/21 – Dave talks about a new three-year contract for Clearview superintendent Jerome Davis as well as great progress for the downtown branch project for the Elyria Library System.

2/3/21 – Dave talks about flooding issues over at Chestnut Commons as well as rising COVID-19 cases in Lorain County.

1/27/21 – Dave talks about a continued debate over CARES Act funding with the Lorain County Commissioners as well as potential replacement for Senator Rob Portman who announced he will not be seeking another term in Congress.

1/20/21 – Dave breaks down new property taxes in Lorain County and how that could impact the community.

1/13/21 – This episode, Dave discusses Elyria City Council potentially removing some of its own seats as well as Avon’s moratorium on short-term residential rentals.

1/6/21Dave and Rocco talk about a crazy start to 2021 around Lorain County.

Click the links below to listen to past interviews.

2020 Archive

2019 Archive

2018 Archive