Almost like a scene from the movie, "Back to the Future", lightning struck the Livingston County Courthouse Sunday morning. The strike caused damage to the century-old building both inside and out. Caution tape stretched across the south entrance to the building where large pieces of concrete fell from above the clock.

Almost like a scene from the movie, "Back to the Future", lightning struck the Livingston County Courthouse Sunday morning. The strike caused damage to the century-old building both inside and out. Caution tape stretched across the south entrance to the building where large pieces of concrete fell from above the clock.

Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas told the Constitution-Tribune Sunday afternoon that Chillicothe Police notified him of the damage Sunday morning. “Apparently, somebody saw lightning hit the south side of the courthouse at the top of the clock,” Douglas said. The concrete from the top is similar to what is above the clocks on the other three sides of the courthouse. The chunk of concrete fell off and hit the ledge immediately below before falling to the sidewalk. The sidewalk was damaged upon impact. Courthouse officials were unsure of the extent of the electrical damage inside as of Sunday afternoon; however, they learned the elevator was not working and several computers were damaged. 

As of Monday morning, phone service was still disrupted and computers in several of the county offices were not working. 

Commissioner Douglas stated, that coincidently, he watched “Back to the Future" Saturday night. In the movie, lightning struck the clock tower in Hill Valley, Calif., providing enough power to send Marty McFly and the DeLorean back to the future, to 1985.