CLEVELAND (AP) — The mayor of Cleveland said 350 to 400 city employees will be laid off due to an impending loss of $35.7 million in state aid by the end of 2012.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Wednesday in a statement that the “state-imposed budget deficit” by Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget will force the city to lay off employees by the end of May. Jackson said the city will also close fire stations and reduce the number of police patrols. He said this year’s fire training academy class will be canceled.

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