December 19, 2014

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Meteorite streaks across Russian sky; injures more than 1,000

MOSCOW — A meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring more than 1,000 people. The spectacle deeply frightened thousands, with some elderly women declaring the world was coming to an end. The meteor — estimated Read More…

Sectional wrestling: Lorain’s Garcia looking for fun finish

Eli Garcia is looking for a successful finish to his high school wrestling career. Lorain High coach Jim Kudrin just wants his senior 138-pounder to have some fun. They’ll both be on the mats tonight at the Division I sectional tournament in Lorain. “It’s my last one, I don’t have any chances after this,” Garcia Read More…

Airline merger could mean growth for Akron-Canton Airport

AKRON — Officials at the Akron-Canton Airport say the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways could mean potential growth for the facility. The two airlines announced an $11 billion merger Thursday that will turn American into the world’s biggest airline. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that US Airways operates nine nonstop flights a Read More…

‘Till death do us part’: Couple says ‘I do’ in a funeral parlor on Valentine’s Day

Curt Paul officiates at the wedding of Karen Kirshner and Tad Cowling in the parlor of the Cowling Funeral Home on South Main Street in Oberlin on Thursday.

OBERLIN — After tying the knot Thursday during a ceremony performed at a local funeral home under the theme “Till Death Do Us Part,” Tad Cowling admitted during a champagne toast that he had a casket sealer in his pocket. The third-generation owner-operator of Oberlin’s Cowling Funeral Home, Cowling held the device in his hand, Read More…

Longtime newsman, C-T managing editor dies at 81

The first time Nancy Nussbaum met Arnold Miller was in the summer of 1985. She was a fresh-faced college student looking for a job in journalism to learn the craft. She walked into Miller’s office at The Chronicle-Telegram — it was more like a large cubicle with half walls because he hated to be away Read More…

Arnold Miller: A tribute to a ‘softie with a heart of gold’

Then-Chronicle-Telegram managing editor Patti Ewald and Arnold Miller, managing editor from 1972-97, in The Chronicle’s newsroom Aug 5, 2008.

Patti Ewald, Special to The Chronicle-Telegram I was Arnold Miller’s right-hand man. It wasn’t an honor bestowed upon me in title or monetary compensation. It was who I was by default; my desk just happened to be immediately outside his office door, which was to his right. I was the first person he saw when Read More…

Arnie Miller: A beacon, mentor, newshound

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Marty Wolk, Special to The Chronicle-Telegram They don’t make editors like Arnold Miller anymore. A managing editor straight out of central casting, Arnie was the cigar-chomping, tough-talking newsroom leader with a heart of gold who hired me straight out of college to run the one-man Oberlin bureau of The Chronicle-Telegram. “Normally we pay a starting Read More…

Lorain man accused of beating woman

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LORAIN — A Lorain man with a history of violence is accused of severely beating his girlfriend Tuesday in their apartment in the 1400 block of Herbert Drive. Alana Terry’s eyes were swollen shut from allegedly being beaten, she had marks on her neck from being choked, knots on her forehead, scratches on her face Read More…

Biggy’s Pub closes, plans to reopen for takeout

Biggy’s Pub on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain closed abruptly last Friday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

LORAIN — Biggy’s Pub & Eatery, a popular bar at 1757 Oberlin Ave. known for its wings, has closed. Owner Mary Ann Bigrigg said Thursday the bar closed last Friday. Bigrigg said her husband, William Bigrigg, opened the bar with his cousins in 1984. The 1,712-square-foot bar was originally named Adam’s Cafe. She said her Read More…

Indians: Francona talk, 1st practice set for today

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Back in a uniform he wore as a player, Terry Francona will stand before a major league team for the first time since 2011 and deliver a speech he hopes shapes the upcoming season. He wants the new-look and revitalized Indians ready to roll. Francona, his eight seasons with the Boston Red Read More…