As any editor worth their salt would say, Don't assume, ask. Or play it safe by not using pronouns!
Actualy, any newspaper worth their salt would have a sub (CA/US: copy editor)
(and let's face it - Cornwall Seaway News themselves refered to Lynn as a 'he' in their own article last year)
I know it's only a 'free community' paper, but still, facts-should-be-facts.
That's all folks!