September 19, 2014


September 2014 Photo Gallery

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View and buy photos shot by Chronicle-Telegram photographers during the month of September. Keep checking back, as the gallery will be updated throughout the month. Newest photos will be at the bottom.

Man with local ties convicted in serial stranglings

Samuel Little

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has convicted a career criminal with ties to Lorain and Medina counties for the serial killings of three women in the 1980s. The jury on Tuesday found 74-year-old Samuel Little, who also is known as Samuel McDowell, guilty of three counts of murder. The victims were 41-year-old Carol Read More…

Woman, teen injured in Lorain crash

Onlookers view an accident that took place on Tuesday on Tower Boulevard in Lorain. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — A car struck a utility pole Tuesday afternoon, sending one woman and one teenager to the hospital. About 4:30 p.m., a car traveling westbound on Tower Boulevard hit a pole in the median near the intersection with Kingsway Drive, Lorain police said. A 40-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl were in the car Read More…

Volunteers sought for Week of Caring projects

Community members of all ages will have a chance to give back during this year’s Week of Caring. The United Way of Greater Lorain County’s annual community event, set for Saturday to Sept. 14, will engage more than 150 volunteers on 18 projects. Each year since 1993, the United Way has partnered with organizations across Read More…

Photos: St. Jude Parish annual festival

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St. Jude Parish continued a three-decade tradition on Sunday with its annual festival. The Rev. Frank Kosem, who came to the church in June 1985, came up with the idea of holding a parish festival. It kicked off Labor Day Sunday that year and since has drawn thousands of people. Common bonds are great food, games Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman accused of attacking husband with portable heater, butcher knife

Elyria Police

Elyria police 3:15 a.m. Aug. 30 — Colonial Oaks, 121 South Carolina Ave., Deborah Buettner, 53, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Buettner’s husband said they argued inside their home and she struck him repeatedly on the head with a portable heater and slashed him on the right and left forearms with a Read More…

Lorain blotter: Juvenile reports attack by group of girls

Lorain Police

Lorain police Sunday, Aug. 31 9:22 p.m. — 2100 block W. 23rd St., a juvenile girl, who police said had a bruised left eye, said she was walking down the street and confronted by a group of juvenile girls, one of whom accused the girl of assaulting her cousin. The girl said her accuser punched Read More…

Lorain blotter: Domestic dispute started over heroin addiction

Lorain Police

Lorain police 4:04 p.m. Aug. 30 — West Water Fish, 5350 Baumhart Road, Adam Boyette, 29, 1200 block Shaffer Drive, Lorain, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Boyette’s girlfriend said they are both heroin addicts. She said he stopped her from telling his boss he is an addict by trying to drag her into a Read More…

Cut cable in Elyria knocks out Oberlin Internet service

An eastbound car that crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of North Abbe and Burns roads in Elyria about 5:10 a.m. Sunday caused a loss of Internet service for about 3,500 Oberlin Co-op Internet customers in Oberlin and New Russia Township. Firefighters accidentally cut fiber-optic cables when removing wires from the car, according Read More…

Elyria man injured after car flips, catches fire


ELYRIA — Police said an Elyria man was driving over the speed limit when his car hit a curb, flipped over and caught fire on Saturday afternoon. Clint Baumiller, 33, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where he remained in serious to stable condition Saturday afternoon after he was thrown from his car Read More…