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A vote on how to go forward
Some investors want to pursue long-term development, others want more immediate financial returns

Tim Rudell
Cedar Fair "unit" owners - shareholders in the company - gather for the special meeting. The crowd was estimated at between 250 and 300.
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In some ways, it is a struggle for the soul of Cedar Fair, one of Northern Ohio’s most famous companies. And at least one round may have gone to the dissidents. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports on a special meeting of shareholders

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Thomas Harvey (left) and Richard Kinzel talk with reporters after the meeting.  The vote to block Kinzel from serving as Chairman after his retirement as CEO was known, but counting was still going on regarding the other shareholder resolution calling for higher dividend payments
Reporters assemble for a question and answer session with Richard Kinzel after the meeting.  Cedar Fair board member Thomas Harvey sat in with Kinzel and fielded questions about what the board may now do
The meeting was held in the Cedar Point Conference Center at Firelands College because a large enough room was available for the expected crowd
Bowling Green State University Firelands College as seen from the Cedar Point Conference Center on the south side of the campus.  That is where the Cedar Fair unit holders meeting was held
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