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Cleveland's Striking Teachers WillReturnToWork OnMonday CLEVELAND (LTD - The city's io.ooo striking public school employees voted by a narrow margin Thursday night to accept the latest contract offer from the Cleveland Board of Education and end their walkout. The vote was 2.358 to 2,212 in favor. James O'Meara, leader of the Unity Committee, a coalition of school employee unions, said school support personnel would return to work Friday and teachers would return to the classrooms Monday. Five Injured As Storms Hit Ohio By I'nited Presi International At least five people were injured, one of them seriously, as severe thunderstorms that spawned at least one tornado pounded parts of eastern and southern Ohio Thursday night. AJisha Sims, 3, of Baltimore, was seriously hurt when a large limb, blown from a tree during a thunderstorm, struck her on the head at the Fairfield County fairgrounds in Lancaster. Four Columbiana County residents were injured when a tornado destroyed their Winona home. Howard Bailey, his wife. Myrtle, and their two daughters were hospitalized in satisfactory condition at Salem Community Hospital with injuries suffered when their brick home was destroyed by the twister that hit the Winona area, five miles south of Salem. The tornado also heavily Focus Winning Num bers CLEVELAND (UPI) - This week's winning Ohio Lottery numbers: Gold number 3. White number 74. Blue number 421. Win-A-Thon-11787. No Aulhoriity COLUMBUS (UPI) The Ohio attorney general's office said Thursday it does not have the authority to initiate an investigation into reported involvement of organized crime figures in oil and gas production in Southeastern Ohio. Organized crime figures, including reputed Mafia banker Meyer Lansky, have been seen in energy-rich southeastern Ohio counties, and have made contact with numerous energy producers, said Jack McCor-mick. head of the Bureau of Criminal Identificatio. Sam Garfield, who has given addresses of Clare, Mich, and La Cost a, Calif., and was one time owner of the Rivera Hotel, a gambling casino and hotel in Havana in the pre-Castro days, has been involved in the sale and purchase of more than 50 oil and gas leases near Cambridge. Left Free? CINCINNATI (UPI) - Three city officials found in contempt of court should be left "free to absolve themselves of their wrongs," a lawyer for Cincin- Gambling Raids Are Conducted CANTON, Ohio (UPI) -Search raids Thursday by the FBI in suburban Perry Township, including one on the office of Township Police Chief Salvatore Birone, are expected to lead to at least 10 indictments, authorities said. There were no arrests during the raids, conducted as part of an investigation of alleged police-protected gambling in the township. "A determination on the part of the FBI, the prosecutor's office and the BCI (Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification) to get rid of organized crime in Perry" prompted the investigation, according to Stark County Prosecutor James Unger. "There was gambling flourishing out there wide open," Unger said. "We made plans to raid that one, but there was a leak and they closed up minutes before the raid." Stanley Czarnecki, agent-in-charge of the Cleveland FBI office, said the raids were part of a nine-month operation aimed at "an alleged illegal gambling operation in which two or more persons were alleged to have conspired to have obstructed the enforcement of gambling laws." Czarnecki sent 25 agents out on the raids, which reportedly netted nok evidence at Birone's office. Agents said they seized $10,600, betting slips, pinball machines and numbers slips from the Reedurban Restaurant and an upstairs apartment. O'Meara said that although school employees definitely would return to work Friday and Monday, state officials would have to fulfill their end of the bargain by assuring that money is available to fund an immediate eight percent pay hike promised by the school board. "It is now up to the state Controlling Board to back the faith our members put in them," he said. The Controlling Board must ease restrictions on a $20.7 million state loan to the city school system to enable the damaged a General Telephone Co. equipment building, downed trees and power lines, ripped the roof off of another home and overturned several mobile homes at the Spring Valley Trailer Park as it skipped across an area about 100 yards wide and one-half mile long. The tornado first touched down at Winona then hit the trailer park about one half mile east. There were no other injuries reported. Miss Sims was in critical condition early today following surgery at Children's Hospital in Columbus. She was attending the Fairfield County Fair when that storm, accompanied by marble-sized hail and high winds, passed through the area, leaving a widespread area of Lancaster and Fairfield County without power for a short time and on Ohio nati Workhouse inmates told a Common Pleas Court judge Thursday. City Manager William V. Donaldson, Safety Director Richard Castellini and Workhouse Superintendent William Withworth were found in contempt of court Oct. 5 for failing to implement all of 79 court-ordered improvements at the century old workhouse. The three officials are scheduled to appear before Common Pleas Judge Harry T. Klusmeier Oct. 19 for sentencing. Although inmates' attorney Robert Newman said the three officials committed a more serious offense than many of the workhouse inmates, he asked Klusmeier not to jail them. Action Illegal CLEVELAND (UPI) A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge has ruled that police acted illegally when they raided the home of a suburban Warrensville Heights man last April. Walter N. Edmonds had testified he did not hear police knock on his door when they came for the night time raid. He said he was sleeping, when he heard his door being broken down. His family dog was shot and he and his wife were forced to stand naked in their bedroom while police ransacked the house, Edmonds said. FREE FREE CRYSTALS U DC u. w IM Ul 0C T BEARCAT III Hi-Lo MONITOR "Hear your local police!" IU a! u. IU u DC x Ul Phone 622-8976 VISA MASTER CHARGE 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH AAon., Toes., Wed., Fri. 9 to 9 Thurs. 1 to 6 Sat. 1 0 to 6 33Ur','33HJ-,M3ai!J,,,",33liJ 33UJ board to use the money to fund the pay hike. The offer from the board of education was almost identical to a proposal the strikers rejected more than a week ago by a 60 to 40 percent margin. The big difference between the latest offer and the one rejected last week was in the form of assurance from state officials that there would be money backing up the local school board's offer of an immediate 8 percent raise. The State Education Department has recommended the causing some minor structural damage. At least one tent at the fairgrounds collapsed during the storm, but no one was reported injured. The storms, touched off by a cold front that moved through the state today, also dumped heavy rain in several areas. Kidron in Wayne County reported receiving l'i inches of rain during a 30-minute period Thursday night, while Massillon got 1 inch in less than two hours and Cincinnati a half-inch in six hours. Ice Protection Soug CINCINNATI (UPI) The Army Corps of Engineers hopes a three-mile chain of air compressors on the Ohio River bank will head off a repeat of last year's ice jam at Markland Dam that put a stranglehold on river traffic and cost industries millions of dollars. The corps is taking bids for the compressors, to be installed by early December on the Kentucky riverbank in front of the dam gates. Martin Pedigo, public affairs officer for the corps' Louisville district, said Thursday the compressors ideally would form an air curtain to prevent massive ice buildups such as happened a year ago at the dam, located near Warsaw, Ky., 40 miles down river from Cincinnati. "This would keep the area clear for tows approaching the locks at the dams." he said. "When we had, ice problems there, the ice would come down the river and, like something congealing along the sides of a container, start building up along the shore and build up more and more in the center," said Pedigo. Pedigo said northern corps offices have reported good results fighting ice jams with air Kennedy To Help Celeste Campaign " CLEVELAND (UPI) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., will campaign for Lt. Gov. Richard F. Celeste, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tuesday in Cleveland. Kennedy, it was announced Thursday, also will speak about his national health insurance plan upon arriving from Young-stown. Ohio. FREE FREE......FREE FREE n WITH THIS SCANNER! HI It's P i 73 Your Electronics Playground! 1 Vi Miles West of Coshocton on U.S. Route 36 State Controlling Board relax conditions of a $20.7 million loan to the district, thereby allowing Cleveland officials to pay the proposed wage increase. The Controlling Board meets Monday in Columbus. The school board had found itself in a bind between the Controlling Board and the unions, since some Controlling Board members had vowed they would not agree to releasing the money for the raises until the strikers accepted a contract. At the same time many school employees had declared they wouldn't accept a contract until the state guarantees the money for the pay hikes. But union leaders, facing possible jail terms for defying a court back-to-work order, managed to convince their membership to rafify the pact. O'Meara himself faced a 2 p.m. sentencing before Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Harry A. Hanna for contempt of court. "It's been a long five weeks and we're very glad that the strike is over and we'll be able to get on with the educational process," said a relieved school board President John Gallagher. "It's been an extremely trying strike. I prefer to look to the future and try to build a quality educational program for all students." Last week, Cleveland educators had said it was critical to reopen schools this week, because the city's State Foundation Grant (some $67 million) is pegged to attendance figures compressors. The corps also plans to coat the lock walls with a slippery polymer substance "like teflon on a frying pan" to keep ice from adhering to the concrete walls. In the dead of last winter's onslaught, a mammoth ice gorge several miles upstream busted loose and crunched 17 barges in its craggy grip. Vital barge traffic ground to a halt for more than two weeks, and private industries later estimated they lost millions of dollars during the shutdown. One marine insurance underwriter estimated equipment damage alone totaled $6.5 million to $8 million, with more than $100 million at stake. Workmen using cranes and cutting tools worked through the summer and into fall salvaging remnants of the 17 barges which sank at the dam gates. . "It's pretty much been an all-summer job getting them out," said Pedigo. "We hope to have the rest out next week." Other ideas proposed at a summer symposium to halt ice buildup included shutting dam gates to build up the river level, then opening the gates wide to flush away chunks in a sudden gush of water. While in Cleveland about four hours, Kennedy is scheduled to attend a community meeting at the Slovenian National Home on the city's East Side, attend a cocktail fund-raiser at the Bond Court Hotel and attend a steer roast sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party at Cleveland Public Auditorium. 73 m m ONLY t 73 m m m 73 m m 33UJ for the week prior to Oct. 15. But Gallagher said it would be impossible to meet the state's deadline for turning in attendance figures, since classes won't resume until Tuesday. So the school board's only alternative will be to have the state legislature approve a special measure allowing the report to be submitted late. The contract ratified Thursday also provides for an additional 6 percent raise, if Cleveland voters approve a 3.7-mill levy proposal on the Nov. 7 ballot. Clevelanders, however, rejected two other property tax hike plans in balloting earlier this year. The November levy would raise about $10 million for the district. School employees, who haven't had a raise in two years while the district teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, originally demanded a 20 percent wage increase. During the course of the strike, school administrators tried several times to open schools with only supervisory personnel and nonunion teachers. But most principals at the city's 175 schools found doors chained shut and weren't even able to enter their buildings. In addition, almost no one attempted to cross picket lines. Early in the strike, Hanna rejected several attempts by school board attorneys to issue a back-to-work injunction. He finally ordered them back on the job a week ago, threatening stiff individual fines against strikers. But he never imposed the fines. "We are going to try some of the ideas," said Pedigo. "We are going to try everything we can to prevent the problems we had last winter." However, Pedigo said a proposal that would allow Ohio River power pla to shut down cooling towers to pump hot K ' X 111' t 1- SP&A Leland Rutherford Comm. for re-election of Judge Rutherford Gladys Rutherford, Treas., Rt. 6, Mt. Vernon Set of attachments ONLY SPECIAL! MURPHY MART BAG COUPON C BUY TWO GET ONE FREE J i : 4'- ' I . Vm, , if f ' , W A striking Cleveland school teacher casts her ballot in the ballot box as a fellow teacher stands with a picket sign behind. Teachers and other ht water into the river is not feasible." The proposal was debated by environmental groups, which worried about possible harmful effects on plant and animal life. Pedigo noted he hopes to a void the headaches he got from the dam last year. RE-ELECT Residence: ML Vernon, Ohio Married: Four Children HJi 17 Years Appellate Experience SUPER SATURDAY SALE Saturday, October 14th Hoover Representative Will Be . 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