Struthers councilman won’t have to publicly apologize for ‘bullying’

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A Struthers councilman won’t have to publicly apologize to a clerk.

Michael Patrick can say he’s sorry to Megan Shorthouse during a caucus at their next meeting.

Patrick was accused of bullying Shorthouse when he told her to stop talking and get out of the room during a meeting. 

Council voted to make Patrick read an apology at a council meeting, but he didn’t do it. Instead, his attorney sent Struthers Law Director John Zomoida a letter, mentioning possible legal action. 

Council also wanted to make Patrick attend an anger management class and not get to vote on issues dealing with Shorthouse, but they decided to drop those conditions. 

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