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Teacher strike: no end in sight

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A three-week strike by teachers in suburban Cleveland shows no sign that a settlement may be close.

Strongsville Mayor Tom Perciak asked both sides to meet Friday but the school board rejected the overture from city hall.

The school board tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer it's waiting for a federal mediator to summon both sides to talk.

In another sign of the divide between the two sides, the teacher union has sued to see school records on the hiring of substitute teachers and security guards during the strike.

The strike over salary and working conditions involves close to 400 teachers and about 6,300 students.

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