From the daily archives: Sunday, January 3, 2010


When asked what the bill would have to contain to get his support when it came out of a House-Senate conference committee for a final vote, he wouldn’t answer. When asked why Medina County Democrats should continue to trust him, he didn’t have an answer. He repeatedly told us how he was sacrificing time with his family to meet with us on a Sunday afternoon, even though he had chosen the date and the time. In short, he was defensive, evasive, and condescending.

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Bill Mason now appears to be reaching into already published articles in the Plain Dealer, and somehow getting unfavorable allegations removed from the online version of the stories after they’ve been published. ?Here’s a timeline.

The Independent printed a story December 18 about patronage in Bill Mason’s office, noting that it had been in the Plain Dealer’s possession for some time, and spiked because…

A version of this article was slated to be published by the Plain Dealer, but was pulled, in no small part, by the behind-the-scenes machinations of metro editor Chris Quinn, close friend to Mason?s top […]

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