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Last updated 4:49AM ET
July 22, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Teachers go on strike
(WOUB) - HOPEDALE, Ohio (AP) - The school week has begun with teachers striking at a district in eastern Ohio.

A union spokeswoman says picket lines went up outside the Harrison Hills schools at 5 a.m. Monday after members rejected the district's latest contract offer.

Superintendent Jim Drexler released a statement saying schools would operate with substitute teachers in classrooms.

He says the school board made every effort to reach a fair and equitable agreement.

The teachers say the board's salary offer is inadequate.

No new talks are scheduled.

There are approximately 2,000 students in the district based in Hopedale. The teachers' association represents about 140 teachers and staff.
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