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Like Cincinnati, Toledo Wrestled With Public Corruption Last Year

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Toledo City Hall.

The indictment of three Cincinnati City Council members on corruption charges last year made waves across the Queen City and beyond. But Cincinnati wasn't the only Ohio city struggling with allegations of wrongdoing by elected officials.

Toledo was rocked by the indictment of four of its city council members on bribery charges. How are Cincinnati and Toledo's cases similar, and how do they differ? What is Toledo doing in response to the corrupton allegations, and can we learn any lessons from our neighbor to the north? 

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss those questions and explain the cases is Toledo Blade City Hall Reporter Sarah Elms

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.