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Monday, April 1, 2013

Four people remain in the Huron County Jail, in connection with Friday’s meth lab bust in Norwalk.

The four were arrested, after a late afternoon raid at 37C Bouscay Avenue…A three-year-old child was there as well. Paul Prince and James Arthur II, both of Mansfield were arrested for illegal manufacturing of methamphetamines. Allen Mobberly of Norwalk was arrested for permitting drug abuse and child endangering. Samantha Reed of Norwalk was charged with trafficking in heroin, in connection with an earlier investigation. A small fire was underway, as officers entered the apartment. It was quickly extinguished by the Norwalk Fire Department.

 

Services will be held tomorrow, for former Erie County Sheriff John Magnuson.

He died last Thursday, at the age of 66. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Norwalk. Magnuson served as sheriff from 1980-2000.

 

An Easter morning 911 call sent firefighters from New London, Greenwich and North Fairfield to a house fire on State Route 13.

Yesterday call came in shortly before 8:30. We’ll have more, in news later today.

 

An Easter Sunday shooting in northeast Ohio has left one man dead.

The 52-year-old man was shot and killed by his son, at a church in Ashtabula. The son was taken into custody.

 

To southwest Ohio, where a bomb squad was summoned to a U.S. Post Office in West Chester, after a beeping bag was found in the lobby.

The discovery was made early yesterday morning. The Butler County bomb squad found no explosives, in the trash bag.

 

At least for now, gas prices are falling.

In this area, you’ll find self-serve regular for as low as $3.50 a gallon.

 

An internal audit says NASA Glenn in Cleveland and NASA Plum Brook in Perkins Township are under-used and potentially expendable.

The report says the two are among at least 33 NASA facilities nationwide that have been tagged as outdated, redundant or lacking a clear future purpose.  Some NASA officials pushed to close Glenn and Plum Brook back in 2005 as a way to cut costs.

 

The state’s new transportation budget is now official.

Governor John Kasich signed it this morning in Warrensville Heights.  $1.5 billion worth of Ohio Turnpike bonds will be sold to fund highway projects statewide.  The bill also increases the speed limit on some highways.

 

A reminder…

There’s just one week left to register to vote in time for the May Primary Election.  Also, absentee ballots will be available starting tomorrow for the May 7th election.  You may vote in person at the Board of Elections Office in Norwalk or request a ballot my mail.

 

Several hundred workers from Republic Steel in Lorain began the week…and month…at home. 

Union leaders say those workers have been laid off for at least two weeks due to a slowdown in orders.

 

In sports…

The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost eight straight.  They’ll try to snap that streak tonight in Atlanta.  Gametime against the Hawks is 7:30 and you can hear it on 95.3, WLKR.

The Indians will open their brand new season tomorrow night in Toronto.  The Tribe and Blue Jays will play ball at 7:07.  Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus have all the action on 95.3, WLKR.  The home opener is one week from today against the Yankees.