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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thanks to rain last night, it’s now a doubleheader day for the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A’s.

The Tribe and A’s will play at 3:35, and 9. You can hear both games on 95.3, WLKR.

 

A trucker suffered only minor injuries, after rolling his rig on the Ohio Turnpike in eastern Erie County.

The highway patrol said the Maryland trucker lost control in Florence Township yesterday around noon. The semi hit a guardrail, then wind caught the trailer, causing the rollover. The crash slowed traffic for several hours.

 

A published report says CSX has paid the city of Willard nearly $30,000, for a late November train derailment.

According to the Sandusky Register, CSX has reimbursed about $28,000 for firefighters, police officers and maintenance workers who helped railroad employees protect the city from hazardous materials. About 400 households had to evacuate, after the derailment and chemical spill. Those affected spent several days living at a makeshift shelter at Willard High School, or stayed with family members or at hotels paid for by CSX.

 

Area firefighters spent some of yesterday dealing with field fires.

Those fires occurred at Routes 20 and 601 in Norwalk, and Milliman Road in Milan Township. Others  were on Deyo (Day-YO) Road, and Bardshar and Heywood roads in Margaretta Township. Firefighters said high winds fanned the blazes.

 

Norwalk’s Ridge Road, just south of the bypass is closed for three or four weeks for storm sewer work.

 

The city of Norwalk’s compost facility, on Austie Shadle Drive near Baines Park will open for the season this Friday.

It’ll be open through November on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 6pm. City residents can take extra yard waste to the compost pile. Anyone using the compost facility must show proof of city residency, such as a driver’s license. It’s for residential use only, not commercial use.

 

The Margaretta school board will continue its search, for a new superintendent.

The board of education will meet behind closed doors, at 5:30 tomorrow in the board office. Current superintendent Ed Kurt is leaving to become superintendent in Findlay.

 

A Willard man running for State Senate has pulled out of the race.

Dr. Eric Kaple was sent to run against Marcus Madison of Elyria in the May 6th primary.  Madison will now face incumbent Gayle Manning in the fall.