CLEVELAND --Lightning rocked northeast Ohio today, as a series of thunderstorms spoiled the warm weather.
On the west side, it was the Cliff Towers in Rocky River where a bolt charred the roof. They lost power, phones and cable...but the janitor was able to extinguish the fire.
About 70 miles southeast, the Louisville Middle School had class interrupted by a similar loud bang. The strike forced nearly 800 students and faculty members to be evacuated, but everyone made it out safe.
In Parma, it was thick fog causing limited vision on roadways and in Strongsville, it was flooding.
In Chardon, a youth church group gathering witnessed a streak of lightning strike a tree, which fell on power lines, knocking over the pole onto a car.