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Ellyn is a native to the Midwest, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up in this area of ever changing weather, she has experienced everything from hot and humid summers to blistering, snow covered winters.

She joins WTOL from her alma mater Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where she received a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. During her time there, she worked for the Meteorology and Climatology Laboratory and for their school television station NewsLink Indiana.

A fear of severe weather is what started Ellyn down the path to Meteorology. A flash of lightning was all it took to have her running for cover, but she decided to turn that fear into fascination starting in high school. There she took classes about the weather, worked in her school radio and TV stations and reached out to local Meteorologist to learn all she could about the weather. This fascination turned into a passion that leads her here to forecast Northwest Ohio and South East Michigan weather.

When she’s not at the station you can find her hanging with her dog Maggie, enjoying outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking and baking homemade sweet treats! 

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    Fremont Police ask for help IDing suspect from ice cream shop break-in

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:28:08 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Fremont Police are seeking the public's assistance after a breaking and entering was reported at I Scream Sprinkles. Police need your help identifying a suspect who is wanted for questioning in regard to the ice cream shop incident.  Breaking and Entering If you have any information on the break-in, call Officer Huddleston at 419-332-6464.  

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    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:15:32 GMT
    Ramon Johnson (Source: Lucas County Jail)Ramon Johnson (Source: Lucas County Jail)

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