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Noon headlines, April 9, 2013: Medina, Strongsville, Ohio and Medicaid
Medina schools controversy continues and Strongsville teacher strike does too; Ohio House turns cold shoulder to Medicaid expansion 
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:
  • Medina will decide tonight if it should give up on a levy it says it needs
  • Strongsville council makes another attempt to settle a teachers' strike
  • Ohio House GOP plan says 'no' to Medicaid expansion
  • Supreme Court to decide: When is a private doctor a public employee?

  • Medina will decide tonight if it should give up on a levy it says it needs
    The president of the Medina school board was meeting with state auditors this morning to outline the scope of a special review of a district account used to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars toward the superintendent’s expenses. And the full board is meeting tonight to appoint a new board member and to decide whether to withdraw a 5.9 mill emergency levy from the May 7 ballot.

    The board put Superintendent Randy Stepp on paid leave Monday, and he will remain on leave until the audit is complete. The board says there’s no indication Stepp did anything wrong, but its own decisions to give him hundreds of thousand dollars in bonuses and other perks have triggered community protests.

    Strongsville council makes another attempt to settle a teachers' strike
    Meanwhile, 12 miles north, the Strongsville City Council has a special meeting planned for tonight to again urge the teacher’s union and school board to settle a six-week strike. Council will vote on a nonbinding resolution sponsored by Mayor Thomas Perciak and a unanimous council.

    The resolution says the strike is "crippling and divisive.”

    The teachers and school board met all day Monday, but the board says session ended with "no progress to report.” The administration insists must stand with its last-best offer, made before the strike.

    Ohio House GOP plan says 'no' to Medicaid expansion
    The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Republican House members are planning to turn away $13 billion federal dollars to extend Medicaid to nearly 300,000 uninsured Ohioans.

    House GOP leaders plan to unveil their two-year state budget this afternoon. Stripped away from Gov. Kasich’s plan is the expansion of Medicaid, which the federal government will cover in full for three years.

    Tea Party activists, who want to repeal Obamacare, protested Kasich’s plan, which would have included $100 million for mental health and addiction services. The House plan cuts that in half.

    Some 1,000 people are expected at a rally at the Statehouse on Thursday to protest the House plan and call for the expansion of health care.

    Supreme Court to decide: When is a private doctor a public employee?
    The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow on whether a doctor who also works for a state medical school is protected from malpractice lawsuits because he’s a state employee.

    The suit involves the Ohio State University Medical Center, where Dr. Syed Husain is an assistant professor.  He’s being sued for injuries suffered by a private patient during surgery. The procedure was performed at the medical center but not observed by a medical student or otherwise part of the hospital’s education. And though it was billed through his private practice, Husain says the surgery was done in the scope of his employment by the university.

     

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