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Published: Saturday, 4/19/2003

Lima mulls reopening contract with teachers

LIMA, Ohio — Negotiators for Lima City Schools and the teachers' union plan to return to the bargaining table next month to continue talks on a contract reopener.

The session, set for May 7, is a follow-up to preliminary talks that ended Thursday seeking to reopen a two-year contract to discuss wages and benefits.

The district faces a $3 million deficit beginning next year.

The contract between the board of education and the Lima Education Association expires June 30.

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