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Lightning struck this historic building in downtown Lorain

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2024
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LORAIN, Ohio — A historic downtown Lorain building was struck by lightning during a brief but intense storm Wednesday morning. “We came out to look at the rain. It was pouring,” said Jani Oehlke, explaining the storm appeared seemingly out of nowhere. “I just got right here and it just – boom.” Oehlke’s antique store, 530 Shop LTD, sits across Broadway from the Eagles Building. She said it was unclear what the booming noise was at first. “[It sounded like] an explosion. Everything’s amplified in the lobby and that’s where...

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