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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Baseball is back.

The Cleveland Indians will open their 2013 season tonight, up north. The Tribe and Toronto Blue Jays will play at 7:07. Complete coverage, including Indians Warm Up will begin at 6:37 on 95.3, WLKR.

 

Barring another postponement, tonight’s when the Huron Board of Education will decide the fate of suspended superintendent Fred Fox.

The board will meet in special session at 7:30, at McCormick Junior High. The board tabled a decision two weeks ago. Fox has been suspended since last June. He’s been accused of engaging in professional and personal misconduct. A recent report from an Ohio Department of Education referee says Fox should be reinstated, with full back pay.

 

Bond is set at $100,000, for two of four people arrested during Friday’s meth lab bust in Norwalk.

Paul Prince and James Arthur II are charged with one count each of illegal manufacturing of methamphetamines, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. A third person, Allen Mobberly is charged with permitting drug abuse and endangering children. His bond is set at $30,000. Mobberly’s three-year-old son was in the apartment, during the raid. Bond for the fourth person, Samantha J. Reed, was set at $10,000. She was arrested on a previous warrant for trafficking in heroin. Prince, Arthur, Mobberly and Reed are due back in court Monday.

 

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The report says the two are among at least 33 NASA facilities nationwide that have been tagged as outdated, redundant or lacking a clear future purpose.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.

 

Early voting begins today, for the May 7th primary election.

You can vote in person at the Board of Elections Office, or request a ballot by mail.

 

The sale of the Morning Journal is expected to become official today.

The newspaper’s parent company, the Journal Register Company is selling most of its assets to 21st CMH Acquisition Company. As part of the sale, a number of layoffs are expected.

 

Norwalk City Council will meet in regular session tonight.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 in the Norwalk Muni Courtroom.

 

Scientists warn that overgrowth of algae on Lake Erie could become ‘toxic’ for people, plants and animals.

A new study blames a combination of farm runoff, weather changes, plus an invasive new plankton-eating species of algae for the threat to the 99-hundred square mile lake.  The study is published by the National Academy of Sciences.

 

A new study by the Dayton Daily News says Ohio’s economy is recovering more quickly than most of the country.

Per capita personal income increased by 1.7 percent, to just over $39,000 between 2011 and 2012.  The newspaper said that was a larger increase than all but two other states.