Judge to hear lawsuit that would block vote on plan to close Lakewood Hospital

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- Lakewood city leaders are expected to vote tonight on a plan to close Lakewood Hospital, while some community leaders are suing to stop the effort.

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State Sen. Michael Skindell filed a lawsuit on Friday to block city council from voting.

A judge will hear the case at 2 p.m.

Lakewood City Council members will vote on the plan tonight at 7 p.m.

The Cleveland Clinic plans to close the hospital and replace it with a family health center and emergency department.

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