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The Sound of Ideas

Reporters’ Roundtable

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Economic woes, dysfunctional government, re-inventing the community. If you think it's just happening in Cuyahoga County, take a look around. Thursday on the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk with editorial leaders of five daily newspapers reporting outside of Cuyahoga County. We'll hear about triumphs and challenges in Painesville, Canton, Sandusky and other northeast Ohio communities. We look east, west and south Thursday morning at 9:00 on 90.3


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Government/Politics


Steve Hoffman, editorial writer, Akron Beacon Journal
Matt Westerhold, managing editor, Sandusky Register
Andy Young, editor, Elyria Chronicle-Telegram
Gayle Beck, editorial page editor, Canton Repository
John Bertosa, city editor, Lake County News-Herald

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Dan: Great show on an important topic. My experience has shown me that not all are corrupt but then at times racial profiling does take place. Once my husband and I were stopped by Highway patrol on route to Pittsburgh. The Officer was a white male and very politely told us that he did not have a laser shot of us speeding (and we were not! - not had a ticket in 10 years) but he is going to give us a ticket which we could contest in court and he would not appear in court so we could just get away without paying the fine. We found it funny but we decided to keep quiet and do as he asked. However, on the appointed date he turned up court and when my husband tried to talk to him he brushed us aside and told us to talk to the judge. We were afraid to expose ourselves too much to this harrassment and quietly paid up the fine without contesting. In retrospect, I have less respect for myself for not standing up.

Rich DeColibus 9:37 AM 2/18/10

I fully agree having 15 steps in the teachers’ salary schedule is silly.  If a teacher has the full responsibility of a teaching position, he ought to be paid the full regular salary from day one, and not have to wait 15 years to have his efforts recognized by the appropriate salary level.


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