Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - There is still no deal in the Strongsville teachers' strike as the situation nears the end of its fifth week.
On Thursday, the Strongsville Education Association and the Strongsville City School District negotiated for more than seven hours with a federal mediator in Independence. No agreement was reached.
At the end of the session, SEA President Tracy Linscott said the two sides will get together again on Friday at 1 p.m.
There was a 14-hour meeting on Wednesday. Also earlier this week, the SEA offered to enter binding arbitration, but the district declined.
The 383-member teachers' union hit the picket lines on March 4 after days of contract negotiations with the district failed.
It's possible some students may walk out of school again Friday because of the strike. Students staged a walk out two weeks ago and indicated they would again. Last week, the district was on spring break.
All preschools, elementary schools and the high school were closed Monday in Strongsville after a bomb threat.
The principal of Chapman Elementary School in Strongsville is asking the community to be on the lookout for vandals who've been targeting the school and destroying property.
Families in Strongsville are hoping the fresh start of a new school year will remove the bitter taste from a teachers' strike that divided the community last spring.
The president of the Cleveland Teachers Union is suing the Strongsville City Schools Board of Education for information about teachers and subs who taught during the Strongsville teachers' strike.
Declining enrollment is cause for cutting teaching positions, according to Strongsville school officials.
A Strongsville High School Spanish teacher that crossed the picket line returned to work Tuesday to find many of her classroom belongings ruined.
Strongsville schools returned to normal Tuesday as teachers went back to their classrooms after the strike.
Strongsville teachers went back to school Monday afternoon after an eight-week strike that ended over the weekend.
The end to an eight-week-long teachers' strike in Strongsville brought about mixed emotions in the suburban-Cleveland community.