Punch thrown during Margaretta Township meeting

Vickery man charged with assault after taking a swing at trustee
Register
Mar 25, 2013

John Hensley, 47, of the 6500 block of Wahl Road, was arrested and taken to the Erie County jail but was quickly diverted to the hospital after complaining about medical problems. Deputies issued him a summons there and sent him on his way.   

Hensley allegedly tried to punch township trustee Joe Bias during a public meeting on the proposed demolition of a home at 205 Crystal Rock Road, an Erie County deputy’s report said. 

Hensley owns the rental home, which sustained serious damage in a fire in late 2011. Margaretta trustees said they’ve been trying to get him to repair the home for the past 18 months to no avail.   

“Since the fire, about 18 months ago, the house was condemned by the building department, zoning department and health department,” said trustee Tim Riesterer, who attended Thursday’s hearing. “We’ve been trying to work with Mr.

Hensley to bring it up to the minimum housing standards that the township has ... (but) we haven’t seen progress on the property, as far as bringing it up to that minimum standard.” 

There have been many reports of people breaking into the vacant home, Riesterer said.

“So we initiated action to have the house demolished,” he said. 

Thursday night’s hearing was part of the process toward the home’s demolition. The rub came about 20 minutes into the meeting, as trustees and Hensley were discussing his options and the township’s plan to demolish the house. Hensley “became disruptive” and approached Bias, who was sitting at a table, the report said. 

“Hensley then swung his fist at (Bias), who moved to avoid being struck,” the report said. “(Bias) then pinned Hensley against the wall while Hensley continued to try to strike him.” 

Three deputies and a Castalia police officer rushed to the building and arrested Hensley.  

“There’s a line for personal conduct at a public meeting, and I feel Mr. Hensley crossed that line,” Riesterer said. 

Trustees aim to have the home torn down within the next month or so.

 

Comments

Ruth Hensley

the first home didnt belong to us.

Mrs.Brovlovski

READ BELOW. TWO SEPARATE HOUSE FIRES. ONE PRIVATE HOME UNINSURED AND THE HENSLEY FAMILY LOST EVERY SINGLE THING THEY OWNED IN 2008. SECOND FIRE 2011- HOME INSURED. INSURANCE COMPANY HAS NOT PAID.

arnmcrmn

I didnt realize that not insuring ones home is anyone's issue but the person who wasn't smart enough to insure it. I also didn't realize that this 2nd fire is the town or county's issue to fix it or get the insurance company to pay up. Those are called personal issues.

4shizzle

The picture looks like that of an outlaw taken in the 1800's.

margaritaville88

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Mrs.Brovlovski

I bet those out-laws have more character than your in-laws!

Mrs.Brovlovski

I'm sure Mr. Hensley would take your comment about his pic looking like he was an outlaw in the 1800s as a compliment. At least the criminals had pride and honor back then. He isn't wearing a weave with a pick sticking out of his hair, right 4shizzle?

4shizzle

Mrs.Brovlovski-
If he is such a wonderful quy, why does everybody bully him?

Unassumer

strange bunch for sure.

Hoss McGee

And I know what Crystal Rock is like I was raised in Castalia. Like I said the best thing for Crystal Rock would be a bulldozer pushing everything out into the water. Then start all over with the building

Mrs.Brovlovski

Hoss- you're implying that Mr. Hensley burned his house down? You know that's slander, right? Growing up in Castalia has suddenly made you an expert on what should or should not be razed? There are families that have been in Crystal Rock since the early 1940's that took care of their families, retired from Ford, worked on the police force but yet you think everything should be shoved into the water because that's your opinion? Nice. Stay out of Crystal Rock if you have no business there. You're just a hick yourself! Nothing sensational has ever materialized out of Castalia.

Hoss McGee

So what you're saying is Hensley is a hillbilly? I said if the hillbillies would quit burning their house down! Never said the Hensley Hillbillies! Did I? So you're assuming I'm talking about the Hensleys. Go crawl back in your little shack of a house

Mrs.Brovlovski

Hoss. It's simple. To you, two and two put together might equal three. You're incredibly terrible at just attempting to structure a sentence, let alone a paragraph. Math is complete logic and I bet you still count with your fingers. You mentioned a house burning down. Mr. Hensley's house was burnt and you and I both know this. The entire article was written about Mr. Hensley. Tsk tsk tsk. It appears that when someone calls you out your cower behind your computer screen.

I don't need to "crawl" back into my shack of a house. I've always walked upright. Maybe you should do the same. It's apparent you dragged your knuckles all the way to your keyboard just to have a lame comeback.

starryeyes83

Slander is verbal...FYI

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Mrs.Brovlovski

You're onto a good idea with retro-active neutering. Let's start with your father.

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At least I know who my father is, jealous?

Mrs.Brovlovski

I can't believe I just read that. Margaritaville88!! Someone take the keyboard away from the monkey! He's posting for someone else now! Please give it back to him when he passes First Grade. Thanks.

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Never fails to amaze me, they are to "sick to work" but not to sick to break the law and drink. Poster child for goverment entitlements.

Mrs.Brovlovski

For all the "fans" of Johnny Hensley: How many here have read in the Register that a cop pulled the oxygen mask off Mr. Hensley's face? It's always a good idea to yank the mask off a sickly 6'2 112 lb man. I'm not saying he's above the law but he shouldn't have been de-oxygenated. I laughed and laughed when I read that the Castalia police and Sheriff's were called in. One 112 pound man versus 4 officers. What a threat to society.

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Reasonable law abiding citizens using oxygen are not out swinging at people, how lame and typical.

Mrs.Brovlovski

You're now stereotyping people who are sickly and use oxygen? You're saying this is typical?

There are some people in this world that deserve a TKO. You should volunteer your face.

Mrs.Brovlovski

By the way it's "too sick to work". Sounds like you only went to third grade.

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3rd grade would have been a lofty goal for you, your combo mother/aunt must be very proud of you. "You're now stereotyping people who are sickly and use oxygen." No, just those who are dumb enough to go out and swing at someone.

Mrs.Brovlovski

I have not a single strand of Hensley DNA in my blood. I am positive, sir, that you replicate $hi!. I surpassed your third grade mentality in kindergarten. When your comments are something more substantial than phonetic spellings of a neanderthal grunt I will kindly reply.

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"neanderthal grunt" you found your family tree

Mrs.Brovlovski

Looks like you can copy and paste. You would have never been able to spell "neanderthal grunt" otherwise.

You're too pathetic to even correspond with. I don't live in Ohio- I'm a college graduate, unlike you. No one with an honest education would behave the way you do.

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"I don't live in Ohio" wider choice of goverment housing?

Mrs.Brovlovski

When people construct complete sentences with proper spelling it's assumed that they live in a mobile home or government housing? I would rather live in a trailer park with a person of average intelligence than to live next to you in Beverly Hills. You're complete scum. The way you belittle and trash people- just how you conduct yourself speaks volumes of your lack of intellectual resources. You can't even construct a sentence with proper grammar.

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I have to give you credit, your hoofs have become proficient on the keyboard.

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