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Reporters’ Roundtable: Med Mart, National City, Race and more

Posted Thursday, March 20, 2008

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In the news this week, Cleveland-based National City has hit some rocky shores, speculation of a buyout continues. Meanwhile, Cuyahoga County's Medical Mart and Convention Center deal appear to have found safe harbor. Elsewhere, the death of mother in a Lima drug raid brings criminal charges against a cop and deepens racial tension in that town. And, Ohio's Secretary of State is forced to come clean about why she is forcing a shake up on the Summit County Board of Elections. We'll talk about those stories and others on our reporters' roundtable. You're invited to join us Thursday at 9 a.m.


Government/Politics, Community/Human Interest, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement, Ethics/Religion, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News


Joe Frolik, editorial writer, The Plain Dealer
Chris Maag, freelance journalist
Mark Dodosh, Crain's Cleveland Business

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See video of Secretary of State Brunner's deposition.

Thursday’s program contains unsubstantiated charges and inappropriate characterizations about National City Bank and its lending practices. Those comments were made by one guest on the show. At all times opinions expressed on this program by guests represent their own views; guests do not speak for 90.3 WCPN. Nonetheless, we regret that we did not challenge those comments during the hour and that a portion of today’s program veered from our standards of fairness, civility and fact-based analysis.

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