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 – March 3rd

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 episode, 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.

Take a listen below!


The Local Beat Archive

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