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Monday, March 31, 2014

The forecast for Oakland, California: Showers, and maybe thunderstorms.

The Indians and A’s are scheduled to open their respective seasons tonight in Oakland. Indians Warm-Up begins at 9:37, with game time 10:05 on 95.3, WLKR. The home opener for the Indians is this Friday, against the Minnesota Twins. Game time at Progressive Field is set for 3:05. We’ll broadcast live from the home opener, starting at noon.

 

A suspected heroin dealer from Norwalk is facing charges.

25-year-old Kyle Barker was arrested and jailed late last week, after a short investigation by Norwalk police. According to reports, police were able to confirm that Barker was using and selling heroin from his West Main Street home. Just prior to Barker’s arrest, police stopped 26-year-old Aaron Arnold of Norwalk. He was leaving Barker’s home, and found in possession of heroin. He too, was jailed.

 

A drug dealer from Willard is off to prison.

56-year-old Matthew Sweet Sr. was sentenced Friday to two years behind bars, on charges of heroin trafficking.

 

To Richland County, where a man accidently struck and killed his two-year-old daughter outside Wal-Mart.

Police said 25-year-old Andrew Brooks pulled his SUV to the front doors, to let his family out at the entrance. He then pulled forward, before two-year-old La’Naya Brooks got out of the way, accidently hitting her with the SUV. Bystanders performed CPR, and the girl was taken to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead. The girl’s father was not arrested, but the investigation is ongoing. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the accident.

 

By a 4-3 vote, the Sandusky City Commissioners have fired city manager Nicole Ard.

It wasn’t completely unexpected. In January, the commission gave Ard an ultimatum: Improve her job performance within 60 days, or be dismissed. Ard was hired in the fall of 2011. She could receive more than $60,000 in termination pay. Law Director Don Icsman has been named interim Sandusky city manager, while the commissioner begins the search for Ard’s replacement.

 

A reminder that Monday, April 7th is the deadline to register to vote, or update voter information in time for the May 6th primary election.

You can register to vote at the Board of Elections office. Voter registration forms are also available at license bureaus, county treasurer’s offices, the Department of Job and Family Services and local libraries.