August 4, 2015

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LifeFlight called to rollover crash on 82

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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP — LifeFlight has been called to the scene of a rollover crash on Royalton Road (Route 82) near River Road on Monday morning. Fire departments from Columbia Township and Strongsville, as well as the Ohio State Highway Patrol, were called to the crash, where a white Chrysler Sebring struck the back of a Schneider Trucking Read More…

Lorain man charged after fight with police

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LORAIN – A man beat up his girlfriend and then fought with police when they came to arrest him early Sunday, according to police. Felix Ortiz, 28, from Lorain, was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and assault on a police officer around 1:15 a.m. Sunday outside of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on Read More…

August 2015 photo gallery

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

Community gathers for Medina toddler found dead in crib

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They didn’t know Ember Warfel in life. But her death brought them together Sunday night for a prayer vigil in the little girl’s memory. Dozens of pink and white balloons were released into the air at Medina’s Uptown Park for 20-month-old Ember, whose body was discovered in her crib in an empty Medina apartment last week. Read More…

Soberfest attracts hundreds to Black River Landing

LORAIN — Billed as a celebration of those who have broken free of the chains of addiction or who are fighting personal demons, the first Soberfest drew several hundred people to Black River Landing on Saturday. Running noon to 8 p.m., the one-day event was sponsored by Fortaleza, a drug treatment clinic opened in 2013 Read More…

Amherst draws crowds for Dancing on Main Street

AMHERST — Clad in a Keystone Kops-style hat, loud clown-style polka-dot bow-tie, bulbous red nose and clenching a Sherlock Holmesian pipe in her teeth, Michaela Cui was hard to miss Saturday at the 12th annual Dancing on Main Street in downtown Amherst. The annual August event sees the heart of the downtown business district taken Read More…

Voter’s mother: Daughter didn’t live at address

ELYRIA — Ashley Marie Robinson told election officials that she lived at 2008 Oakdale Ave. in Lorain when she cast a provisional ballot in the May Democratic primary, but her mother testified Friday that wasn’t the case. “She comes and goes, but she hasn’t lived there,” Evelyn Vasquez told Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Read More…

Write-in candidate convicted of welfare fraud

ELYRIA — A criminal background check of the write-in candidate for Elyria mayor will turn up nothing if the search is done for Chalene Mudd, the name the Elyria resident used to file with the Lorain County Board of Elections. But more than 10 years ago, Mudd was legally named Chalene Jackson due to marriage Read More…

Man is found guilty of ramming stolen pickup into Westlake bar

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CLEVELAND — A man who crashed a stolen truck into a Westlake bar and injured 13 people was found guilty of numerous felonies Thursday. Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, was found guilty on 13 counts of aggravated robbery, 13 counts of aggravated vehicular assault, one count of failure to comply, one count of breaking and Read More…

Vigil planned for dead Medina toddler

MEDINA — A group of Medina and Brunswick parents planned a vigil Sunday evening to remember the life of Ember Warfel, a 20-month-old girl who was discovered dead in her crib in an empty Medina apartment Wednesday morning. Ember’s father, 34-year-old Eric Warfel, is charged with abuse of a corpse, a fifth-degree felony, in the girl’s Read More…