Clyde billboard a sign of frustration

CLYDE David Keegan is beyond frustrated. By July, Keegan's divorce will have lingered for four years in court with no
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

CLYDE

David Keegan is beyond frustrated.

By July, Keegan's divorce will have lingered for four years in court with no resolution in sight. He believes that amount of time is outrageous and blames the court system. Those who drive by his home know his frustration well.

Near the road in his front yard on 7263 E. Ohio 101 in Clyde is a spray-painted sign that reads:

"Magistrate: David A. Dorobeck My divorce is 4 years and NOT final yet?? I AM Broke! House is 4-Sale w/contents."

"(I put up the sign) because of the way I've been treated at the Sandusky County Courthouse over my divorce," he said. "It's a sign to the magistrate. It says I've been trying to get a divorce for four years. It's not final yet and basically they've taken everything I've got."

Keegan said his situation is bleak when it comes to his home and property.

"I basically put the sign out there because I can't pay for (my house) no more," he said. "I got one of two choices: I either get somebody in here to buy it, or I can get you the piece of paper that says if I don't pay for it by the 24th, they'll foreclose."

Keegan said court and lawyer fees during the past four years have left him in financial trouble.

He blames an inefficient court system and too many continuances for his troubles.

Dorobeck did not return a call seeking comment.

Keegan's lawyer, Jeremiah Ray, said the divorce has run a little long.

"It's not typical. There are some difficult concepts in this case. But it happens," he said, declining further comment on the "difficult concepts."

As far as getting married again, Keegan's answer is simple.

"No," he said. "No."

Keegan said he plans to change the sign soon with a new message on the same topic.