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

Hoss McGee

Crystal Rock next thing below MacArthur. All of Crystal Rock should be demolished.

Mrs.Brovlovski

To the ignoramuses in this forum:

If Mr. Hensley was a teen in high school and took a swing at someone he would be detained for attempted assault. However, the tables would turn if it was revealed that Mr. Hensley was a victim of bullying, which is EXACTLY the case.

The house that was being addressed at the meeting was an object of arson. The Hensley's had that property insured. It's not that the Hensley's prefer to keep an eyesore sitting around in Crystal Rock but rather they are awaiting insurance approval to begin clean up.

It's too bad that you people have a negative connotation when speaking of the Hensley family. Sure, there are some bad apples in a large family such as this but Mr. Hensley is one of the most peaceful men I've ever known. How would YOU feel if you had a house that was set on fire and local officials made it nearly impossible to file an honest insurance claim, go to a town meeting only to be laughed at? Mr. Hensley is not in good health by any means but he DID attend a meeting to get this situation resolved.

It's funny how everyone who has a negative comment hides behind their avatar. Mr. Hensley's face is plastered for everyone to see because that man has nothing to hide. But all of you do.

When was the last time any of you went down to Crystal Rock? Hoss McGee- you specifically. When did you last go there? Why were you there? It's a quiet little village where everyone knows one another. Same thing with White's Landing. Little houses and cottages that are damaged easily from the moisture of the bay doesn't make it an illegal haven.

If you don't know Mr. Hensley first hand you need to keep your mouth shut. Had Mr. Bias's car broke down in front of Mr. Hensley's house he would be the first one to offer help. That's just how he is. He just wants what's rightfully his. And to the commenter about paying taxes and keeping up with property management- easier said than done! What can you do when you have someone set your house on fire, have multiple break in's and find that your insurance company won't pay? Yep. Options are really low at this point, right?

I high five you, Mr. Hensley! You might not have been able to make contact with Mr. Bias's face but you're stronger in heart and morals. At the end of the day that's all that matters. At least I know YOU aren't a bully!

Slacker

I think Bias could take this guy

margaritaville88

Typical Hensley behavior. They have no morals or respect for civil society !! P.O.S

Mrs.Brovlovski

You're the judgmental P.O.S. Typical Hensley behavior? Maybe I should just use your kind of logic. Anything related to a Hensley is a P.O.S. and now every time I see margaritaville88 I will think of a lab monkey that was given a laptop and taught to use the internet. Can someone please give Margaritaville 88 a banana? He/she made its first real sentence in the human world!

SmokingGunn

True Story

indolent indiff...

one day that *%$^&@@** is going to kill someone and everyone will be talking about "what could we have done to stop it" LOCK HIM UP NOW

Mrs.Brovlovski

What a dramatic statement! Hahahaha!! In his entire life, guess how many Johnny B. Hensley has killed? Zero. And you should start worrying about this now? Okay! Yep- I just read where he took a swing at Mr. Bias. Either I'm not seeing things your way or you're messed up! Mike Tyson never killed anyone with a swing and Mr. Hensley wasn't armed so just how is it that Mr. Hensley is a danger to society? Your thinking is more dangerous than anything Mr. Hensley can do!

Slacker

Mrs. B,
Even you have to admit that the behavior of the Hensley family has been completely ridiculous over the years. This Hensley once dropped his pants in a court room, Mrs Hensley made a habit out of making scenes at the school when the kids were there, another Hensley recently smuggled drugs in to the county jail.....the list goes on and on, not to mention the massive drug use over the years. It's one thing to support a family as you have in this blog. It's another to turn a blind eye to outlandish behavior. The Hensley's behavior can not be supported or tolerated.

margaritaville88

Slacker, thanks for your comment. I get bashed all through the comments by this person. Childish..

Mrs.Brovlovski

As I stated before- not all these Hensley's that you speak of even know each other. It's never safe to assume that all Smith's or Johnson's know one another.

gene44870

this Hansley can not be help accountable for the actions of another , just be cause of his last name , If you have any proof abot the above mention , then bring it out and we can talk about it .
Ihe can not controll what others in his family does no more then you can controll what I do or dont do
It not fair to label one due to the actions of another and think its ok , cause its not Anyone that does is just as bad as the person if not worse then the person you are talking about

Ruth Hensley

I made one "scene" and I explained below....The Hensley that allegedly smuggled drugs/etc into the sheriffs office is no relation what so ever...please get the facts before you blow them out of proportion!! It seems like all this forum is about, is giving people the chance to hide behind fake identities and slam and bash people, distort facts, with no chance of getting any where, because no one truly cares to begin with!!!

Ruth Hensley

Again the Hensley allegedly smuggling stuff into the jail IS NO RELATION!!! Do your home work slacker!!! I have you narrowed down, you know too much about our so called work together meeting on the 21st and there were only 8-9 people in attendence

Ithink

I do not condone fighting, however, a part of me wishes Hensley would have connected once with Bias. He needs knocked down a few pegs.

Hoss McGee

Bias would mop the floor up with this guy. Hensley = Trash

Ithink

For sure Joe wouold come out on top. Hensley is frail. I simply stated that I wish he would have connected once with Bias' face. Bias is a pompous A$$!

Mrs.Brovlovski

You know first hand that Mr. Bias always ends up on top? :) Interesting....

Ithink

How childish. Maybe Hensley can throw one your way too

PaulYall

Obviously you people know this guy! Either pay more taxes or help out your community!

margaritaville88

Not sure about what you mean? I pay an extremely large amount of taxes here in the twp. ??

Mrs.Brovlovski

Paying more taxes doesn't make you smarter.

Katelih-Trailer...

Nor better...

wiredmama222

Wow, imagine this could be happening at a Sandusky council meeting or at Perkins or Huron? Someone doesn't like what is happening and they say it with their fists???? whoa!

This man was warned. You own property, its your responsibility. You fix it or it comes down. That simple. You can't beat up the councilmen because you don't like what they have to say. To bad. It's been 18 months. How much more time do you need? You should have had insurance on it, didn't you? So fix it or flatten it. The law is the law.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Wired- you only know one side of this story. Where are the Sandusky Register reporters trying to get the other side of this? There are always two sides! This house was set ablaze and due to incredible unfairness the insurance company hasn't coughed up a dime. What people NEED TO KNOW is this is the SECOND HOUSE THAT THE HENSLEYS HAVE OWNED IN CRYSTAL ROCK THAT WAS BURNT!!! In 2008 they lost EVERYTHING they owned. Guess what? That house WAS NOT INSURED!!!!!! There wasn't even a thorough investigation as to who did it! The Hensley's have been bullied so badly and it's so hard to stomach all these comments about them. They've been through so much and yet everyone can just log in and smear them even more. They didn't even have time to recover before the Town of Castalia was nagging them about bulldozing the remains of their home. It's been a constant barrage from the town folk. Officials in Castalia don't even SEE the properties in Crystal Rock. They just abuse their power.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Wired- the house was insured. There's more behind this story! Mr. Hensley is desperate to get this taken care of. He's in bad health and care barely walk but made it to the meeting, only to have someone laugh in his face. Why don't you loan Mr. Hensley the money to repair it? Not your problem, right? So your fix-it-or-flatten-it mantra can only be chanted by you!

wiredmama222

@Mrs Brovlovski....first you say it wasn't insured and then you say it was. Which is it? That is some contradiction you have going...I would LOVE to help them out, but I haven't the money to do so. If the insurance isn't paying them, I can fully understand why if TWO of their homes burned down. What are the odds of THAT happening? I am sure the insurance company would like to know how that happened as well. But the fire department usually provides a letter to the insurance company telling them whether the suspect the fire was caused by WHAT event such as electrical, gas, etc. and whether the house met code.

If Mr. Hensley's houses didn't meet code, then the insurance won't pay. That isn't a problem of anyone but him. So don't blame the community, Castalia or anyone on HERE for the way they feel about it.

Yes, there is always two sides to every story. But it is also stated clearly that the city tried to work something out with him for 18 months. Nothing happened. How long would YOU suggest the city wait until a burned out shell of a house sit there before the city does something and a home owner does nothing? Does Mr Hensley deserve treatment that others do not get because of his health? Is that fair? If he can afford property, he should understand that he needs to "maintain" it as well. I don't think he is stupid. We all have our problems: money and health. This property has been broken into and is a health hazard for the community and a liability. Why has he not done anything or responded.

When you think about it, the city IS helping it if they tear it down. Do you have ANY idea what it would cost him to demolish a building? PLENTY. The city is willing to do it for him and add that to his tax bill. That is money he won't have to pay out all at once.

So rather than look at this as if it was something bad, why not look at it as something helpful. Instead, he goes to a meeting, loses his temper and tries to hit a guy. Why not go there and try to be a little more cooperative? Especially after 18 months??????

I don't know this man personally. But I will say this much. If the property is this bad....and apparently it is....a little cooperation would have gone a LONG WAY. Perhaps he should have given that a lot more consideration instead of using his fists to get his point across.

I wish him well.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Wiredmama: There were TWO SEPARATE house fires! One was their very own home. It was burnt to the ground in 2008. That house was NOT INSURED. The fire officials didn't do a damn thing to find out what happened. The SECOND fire was 18 months ago. That home WAS INSURED. However, the insurance company hasn't paid a cent.

Ruth and John were waiting for fire officials to discover what caused them to lose everything they owned but instead the township officials wanted the foundation leveled. Why were they so eager????

I've known both John and Ruth Hensley for years and they don't go out of their way to cause trouble!! How would you feel, wired mama, if people you knew and loved were constantly under attack?

Mrs.Brovlovski

Yep- I can agree w/you that the odds of two homes burning and both being insured and the Hensley's getting a huge payout would look suspicious. However, this isn't the case. They literally lost everything- every single thing they owned in 2008. The second home was insured and it was set on fire and thankfully the fire department saved the home but the insurance company hasn't paid a penny. Can you please tell me how this is suspicious???? The only thing I see suspicious about this is that someone set Ruth's house on fire in 2008. That wasn't enough. This second home was set on fire and there have been police reports of vandals being inside the home. Where is the law when this mystery needs to be solved? Ruth and John would have had better luck if Scooby Doo and the Gang showed up after the fire and put clues together. No one cares about justice because the little village of Crystal Rock is out of sight, out of mind. That is- until a smug official takes a drive and goes out of his way to make people miserable. If only that tenacity was used for finding the criminal/criminals for setting that place on fire! And the house in 2008 too!

Krissy3

wired... I don't know this man and I too think it is odd that two of his properties have now burned down, but my friend's house burned down in Berlin Heights 3 years ago or so. The fire marshall said the cause of the fire could not be determined but it was not arson, so she literally had to get a lawyer and fight State Farm for about 2 years before she finally got them to pay up.

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.

shucks

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?

shucks

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.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Look at the pot that called the kettle black. You really need to stop while you're ahead. The above sentence should read as such: "I have to give you credit; your hooves have become proficient on the keyboard". Something so simple and yet you failed miserably. You can't even manipulate a word in singleton or plural form. I might need to borrow Mr. Hensley's oxygen mask because I'm laughing at you so much right now it's difficult to breathe.

OldBag

Jeff Warren has no right calling this man names

Ruth Hensley

Who is Jeff Warren?? Why would he call my husband names?? There was someone who mentioned seeing a person running away from our house when the fire dept was there. We were cleared by detectives, you name it,,But the person fleeing from our house was never pursued.

OldBag

Jeff Warren, you are an outlaw!

OldBag

Maybe the State should ride by your house and see you cutting grass and cutting wood and send you a bill to repay them. Way to go Jeff Warren!

margaritaville88

Slander: a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name. Your comments could land you in court.

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In your own words,"You're complete scum. The way you belittle and trash people- just how you conduct yourself speaks volumes of your lack of intellectual resources."

Prime examples of your conduct.

"I will think of a lab monkey that was given a laptop and taught to use the internet. Can someone please give Margaritaville 88 a banana? He/she made its first real sentence in the human world!"

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

"He isn't wearing a weave with a pick sticking out of his hair, right 4shizzle?"

"You're just a hick yourself! Nothing sensational has ever materialized out of Castalia."

It's apparent you dragged your knuckles all the way to your keyboard just to have a lame comeback."

"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."

I believe I have now taken out the trash.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Oh wow! Look! The ONLY possible way for you to construct anything intelligent was to copy and paste MY replies! Oh, silly you! I understand completely and it's okay with me. You can pretend you're smart today. You can go back to being yourself tomorrow and that would be completely unremarkable as usual.

margaritaville88

Old Bag, I have your IP address, Rick !!

margaritaville88

Now the rest....Thanks for your comments...some people on here really don't know facts too well. They just assume what they hear or make up their own facts.....

Ruth Hensley

Mrs. Brovlovsi was defending herself.

Mrs.Brovlovski

When you use other people's examples you need to use a colon. It looks like this ":". Refrain from your elementary giggling. I know that proper punctuation might look like hieroglyphics to you but trust me, these are used everyday. Especially if you're educated. Sounds like you "took out the trash" all through school and didn't learn very much.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Margaritaville88- are you referring to yourself as not knowing all the facts? I talked to someone who was there at the meeting from beginning to end. I didn't rely on the newspaper article. It IS a fact that John and Ruth Hensley's house was burnt to the ground in September of 2008. The house wasn't insured and they lost every single thing they ever owned. They didn't start their house on fire. It was NOT insured. I take offense to anyone who implies that hillbillies burn their houses down for insurance money. The house that is being discussed right now was set on fire and thankfully the fire department put the fire out before it was a complete loss. Due to red tape with the town officials and the insurance company there has not been a payout to repair the home. John Hensley went to that meeting in good faith that something could be arranged and instead he was laughed at by Mr. Bias. How enraging it would be to be just released from the hospital and barely able to breathe, go out into the cold only to be laughed at? I'm not condoning swinging at people but where are the days when people were treated with respect? I wouldn't laugh at a 6'2, 112 pound man wearing an oxygen mask. Castalia officials only go down to Crystal Rock to look for infractions it seems. Before you throw another stone at John look at the ENTIRE picture. It's so easy for a moron to get internet access and take cheap shots at people who are already suffering. The best thing for some people to do here is save yourself some embarrassment and stick to the facts that are being presented to you. The Hensley name isn't on trial here.

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Mrs.Brovlovski

It's "inbreeding". Not "interbreeding". My god. You can't be that stupid. Do you want a badge for taking out the trash? You keep mentioning it like you're a master and want a reward. Do you want me to pat you on your head? Good boy!

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You continue to show your stupity.

Interbreeding-1. To breed with another kind or species; hybridize.
2. To breed within a narrow range or with closely related types or individuals; inbreed.
v.tr.

Once again the trash has been taken out.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Once you quit replying to everything and go to sleep for a while will I know the trash is truly "out". You're so pathetic.

shucks

@ Mrs.Brovlovski-
If he is such a wonderful quy, why is he being bashed?

Mrs.Brovlovski

He's being bashed by 1) People who don't know him personally and 2) His last name is Hensley.

It seems that this is all it takes to get the locals fired up. I've seen people do lesser things and see page after page of insults pile up. I only got involved this time because I know these people and I know they are good. They really are!

wiredmama222

Mrs. Brovlovski...Mr. Hensley's entire article is about his house and the possiblity of it being razed due to the condition of it following a fire. The article clearly states that attempts have been made to "deal" with him for a period of 18 months without success. During that time, the house has been broken into, more damage has been done and people are complaining. Other people in that area have a right to expect one of two things to happen with the house: 1. It is repaired and brought up to code and acceptable standards for the area. 2. It is razed and the lot cleaned up so that it is no longer an eyesore.

The city is not expecting too much when they ask that ANY property owner get back to them when they ask that one of these two things be done. It is unfortunate that Mr. Hensley was treated in a way that he felt ridiculed by the people in that meeting. If that happened, it was very unprofessional. As I was not there, I would have to take your word for it. However, it is NEVER acceptable to resort to violence when you are trying to get your point across....not ever! So with that one gesture, Mr. Hensley lost his standing and placed himself in a bad situation. The board should never have done what they did to provoke him, that is true, but to lose his temper was inexcusable a well.

All the comments about what type of person he is, or what anyone thinks of him, means little to nothing when all is said and done. They are just opinions. What DOES matter is that Mr. Hensley has to follow the rules set down by Margaretta Twsp just as anyone living there does.

If he intends to fix the house up, then he needs to submit his drawings and plans and schedule to the board, apply for his permits and get on with it. If not, he needs to submit those plans as well. If he isn't going to tear the house down, then the Twsp will.

This isn't rocket science and it isn't a mountain anyone is scaling here. Let's not make it one. The man needs to fully cooperate and do so quickly. He has had enough time to make up his mind and cooperate fully. The board needs to treat him with the respect they would show any other citizen. Enough said.

margaritaville88

Wiredmama: Thanks for giving a clear explanation.

Ithink

Like I said before- I do not usually condone violence. However, I can see Joe Bias laughing at someone else's misfortune. Yes, Hensley needs to do something about the property. The fact that he even attended the meeting should have counted for something, given his medical condition. Joe Bias is very unprofessional, not to mention he thinks he walks on water. It would have been nice to see ANYONE knock him down a few notches.

Slacker

Ridiculous comment. Joe Bias and his family are tremendous people.

Ithink

Joe- keep your kids off the computer. You think you are the deputy, sheriff, judge, mayor, fire chief, Castalia Rec. God, School Superintendent, principal, head coach of ALL sports in the area, road supervisor, etc...I am not sure you were raised to be put on such a pedestal. You do not have many fans. For being from such a 'tremendous' family- you sure do not know how to treat people. LAUGHING at someone's misfortune? You should be ASHAMED. Not a good example for your followers.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Thank you for giving John the credit he deserves. He did try to make things right.

Slacker

Mrs. B,
Even you have to admit that the behavior of the Hensley family has been completely ridiculous over the years. This Hensley once dropped his pants in a court room, Mrs Hensley made a habit out of making scenes at the school when the kids were there, another Hensley recently smuggled drugs in to the county jail.....the list goes on and on, not to mention the massive drug use over the years. It's one thing to support a family as you have in this blog. It's another to turn a blind eye to outlandish behavior. The Hensley's behavior can not be supported or tolerated.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Slacker: I am going to clear this up once and for all. Do you know how many Hensley's there are? Too many to count! Some don't even know the others! I would love it if someone with the last name "Smith" was on trial here and everyone logged in to bash every single Smith in the county. I know why John Hensley dropped his pants in court. The judge used the wrong date of birth and John tried to correct the judge. The judge had a DIFFERENT John Hensley's records pulled up! The judge tried to silence John, John did what you and I would never dare do: he pulled down his pants and asked if he was as heavy as the John Hensley whose file was opened. I wouldn't have done that but I will always admire John for doing it!

There was a Hensley that tried smuggling drugs into a jail cell. I don't know who she is. Ruth and John don't know her either! Guilt by last name association? Is this what it boils down to?

Ruth NEVER made scenes in school! I have a feeling that if she went to school for any official business and talked above a whisper it could make tongues wag.

I DO know of some Hensley's that are questionable. I do. So what? This has nothing to do with what happened at the town meeting. I've never met Mr. Bias but from what I've been told he is an arrogant and smug man. Just the kind of person we want to have authority over our villages.

Slacker and wired mama- thank you immensely for taking the time to ask descent questions and really show concern over fairness. Nothing is more nauseating than to read comments about people we love and seeing people go so low as to start calling people inbreeds. John and Ruth Hensley were both born in Ohio.

Now- I need to post this and I'm preparing myself to read yet another "Taking out the trash" comment. He really thinks he's funny, doesn't he?

Slacker

Mrs B,
Although I did once work at the school and I know Ruth very well from watching her argue with administration about disciplining her children, I guess I only have one request. I have read on here multiple times how upset it makes you to read the comments people leave on this blog about the Hensley's despite not truly knowing them. Then, I read you doing the same thing to Mr Bias. You admit to not knowing Joe but you note that you understand that he is arrogant and smug. You have defended the Hensley's tirelessly, now I must do the same for the Bias family. Joe Bias is as fine a man as you could ever wish to be associated with. He is extremely intelligent, kind, and caring. He has raised two wonderful children that are both very successful and respected at school. Further, Joe is a great family man with a wonderful wife, fantastic parents, and successful siblings.
Please consider these things in defending the Hensley's against poor comments on this forum.

Mrs.Brovlovski

Fair enough.

Ruth Hensley

I dont know what your on, or what Ruth Hensley your talking about, but it sure wasnt me!!!!! Spread some more tales!!!!!

Ithink

But it IS ok for an elected official to LAUGH at someone? Talk about outlandish behavior. Bias wasn't acting in a professional manner and it's ok to turn a blind eye to that, huh? His behavior needs to be scrutinized just as much.

Slacker

He didn't laugh at anyone. Where did that come from? A person on this forum said "that they could see Bias laughing at someone". It did not happen in this instance, however.

Ithink

Mrs. Brovolovski, Sun. 3/24/13 3:13pm, ". John Hensley went to that meeting in good faith that something could be arranged and instead he was laughed at by Mr. Bias." I think this poster said she either attended the meeting herself, or knows someone firsthand who did. Again, I can see Joe Bias laughing at someone else's misfortune.

Slacker

He didn't laugh at anyone. Where did that come from? A person on this forum said "that they could see Bias laughing at someone". It did not happen in this instance, however.

24productions

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luvblues2

{Mrs.Brovlovski: RE: To the ignoramuses in this forum.}
(Very bad start. You just went and wrecked any relationship that you never had before.. Never start off with name calling or head knocking.

The rest of your commentary goes downhill fast. Pause and think about what you are trying to say.

If you seem/sound belligerent, you will be attacked. I promise. This group of people just waits for bait to feed on. You are now considered bait.

It's up to you.)

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OldBag

John is a long time friend of mine and he is a good person so don't send nasty comments about him or I will call you out with a comment. What did this man ever do to you Jeff.............nothing!!!!

grandmasgirl

What I don't understand is why is this man being singled out when there are houses all over the townships, cities, and state that need to be tore down? I can see an insurance company dragging their feet. It is also a shame that there is no compassion anymore. Does Mr. Hensley have any close family that can help him out? I have not been to Crystal Rock or White's Landing in years, but always loved the cottages.

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We clearly have different definition of "good."

Sitting In The ...

According to the National Fire Protection Association "Your household has a one in four chance of having a home fire large enough to be reported to a
fire department during an average lifetime"

dire wolf

why the delay with the insurance company? usually they are pretty quick when it comes to an insured client losing a home to a fire. I'm sure there must be more to that story... i'd love to hear both sides. btw, I know Joe and he is one of the nicest guys i've ever met.

Ithink

Bias must have buttered your bread or wanted his slice buttered by you. He doesn't speak to someone unless he has something to gain by it. True story.

BRIARS BYWATER

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margaritaville88

Briars, Thank you. Maybe some will understand my earlier comments a little "clearer" It is folks like you that point out what is the truth, Thanks again.

Ruth Hensley

24% of what Briars Bywater said was the truth...What a wild imagination one can have at the spur of the moment....

wiredmama222

I wish Mr. Hensley and his family well. I hope he feels better and that they get along. I am sorry as I can be that all this trouble has fallen on them, but as someone said, it is their trouble.

No one has the right to strike another person no matter what they have said or done. Nothing is solved with violence. If he intended to solve his problems by striking that man, he was sadly mistaken.

He had plenty of time to do something with that property. He could have made arrangements and he did nothing. I don't believe he intended to do anything. I think he felt simply stiffled and he couldn't move. The truth is, it was his problem. Sick or not, he needed to do something. If he couldn't, his wife should have. That's what you do for one another when you are married.

The township has every right to make a move on it. I sincerely hope he will get better. With this house out of the way and the lot cleaned off perhaps he will feel less stressed. That vacant lot will be worth more than it sits now.

Good luck to he and his family. They need to start looking at the brighter side of things. That should help a great deal. They obviously have some friends. Try and help them see the brighter side. You have to start by helping yourself. God Bless.

Ruth Hensley

RE: wiredmama222.. The land will be valued at X amount with the demolition fees ranging from $3500 to over $5000 assessed to our taxes.

Ruth Hensley

I have only one comment to make. Those of you who "speak" as though you know us. Please stop you are making me ill. If both sides of the story would have been published, I bet a lot of you wouldn't be saying the things you are. My husband is gravely ill. He deserves respect..He has many issues of which Im not going to make public. That way, the people who hide behind their screens wont be so BAD!! The stuff I have read on here, borders on the ridiculous.

Ruth Hensley

This is the last straw of the Margaretta township vs. Hensley saga that has went on for many years. Its public record, go the the margaretta township minutes and read!!!! We have abided by their rules, I have many many witnesses that have helped us through the years. For one instance there was a garage on Clyde Avenue. We tore it down and left the foundation..We went home for coffee only to be called the the Sandusky Register to be told, that no matter what we got done (it was all done) that Tom Keimer was still going to come in and raze the property. He did just that. He tore down a beautiful 100+ willow tree that was at least 8-10' at the base. What did a tree have to do with anything?? You get no where when you "worked" with that man..Our house that burned, the person who demolished it, in his professional opinion (he is a reputable builder in our area) said we could rebuild on the foundation. He was told no by Tom Keimer, so he had to finish the demolition of our septic tank, black top driveway and all...Oh the stories we could tell..John even once had a seizure while working on one of the houses Margaretta township required to be worked on. While everyone was standing around in the flurry of activity that happens once a rescue squad is called, I hear one of the first responders say to John You may not cooperate with me now, but you will once your strapped down on a guerney. I STOPPED EVERYTHING.. I told them to take their hands off of John. Anybody that knows anything about seizure disorders, knows there is a period of time thats called post-ictal (after-seizure) where the person is disoriented, confused and very tired.. How would you like to hear that from "professional responders"?These first responders doubled as Margaretta officials. I took him to the emergency room myself. I have many many stories to tell. So you haters keep on hating. You talk bad behind the screen. Afew more stories and maybe you will all shut your mouths and move on.

Ruth Hensley

I never made scenes at the school over the discipline of my children. The only scene I ever made and I know who you are to even post such a thing about this, is my daughter Brittany had very recently been diagnosed with a seizure disorder. One day she called me crying and said she had a splitting headache. I went to the school to take her home. I was appalled when I heard the "person" in charge of giving Britt her dismissal slip ask my daughter if she had been smoking pot because her eyes were so red(she never accounted for the fact that Britts eyes were swollen from crying) I automatically made arrangements to have my daughter drug tested, she was clean. Britt went on to have a seizure later that day. My family has had a HUGE reality check when you can group a whole school system together on an inservice school day, have the Epilepsy foundation on Michigan/Ohio come to the school and educate these "caretakers". What a huge surprise. A movie was presented about Epilepsy , the do's and dont's etc. Then open forum time came... The only question that was asked was about liability..IMAGINE THAT!!! After that day, Britt had a teacher "stalk" her, following her every where "just in case she might cut class and wind up near the pool" I had to get more than 1 doctor slip to make certain teachers happy, so Britt could attend class. Walk a mile in her shoes being singled out of 4 classes because of seizures!!! It took all the courage she could muster to go back to school in the first place!!! I complained about this teacher to no evail. I told her to quit e-mailing me, calling, writing letters and finally withdrew Britt from Margaretta and the principal told me I was doing the "right thing" So much for going the extra mile for a teen with a disability...

Centauri

"demolition of a home at 205 Crystal Rock Road"

If the house has value, why would the trustees want to demolish it? Has anybody ever tried to go against "bad faith" insurance companies?

The man appears to be very ill. Cut him some slack.

The fire was "late 2011" yet I see no reduction on property taxes.
See parcle 34-00136.000
http://erie.iviewauditor.com/Dat...

The house for tax purposes is listed as in "FAIR" condition.

Why would the trustees want to demolish a home that is in fair condition and worth over $15,000?

Ruth Hensley

your question is as good as mine Centauri!!!! My husband is very very ill as they are very aware. They think, stripped down land, taking out septic tank etc makes the land more valuable!!! Margaretaa swoops in, condemns, tearsdown whatever said property, septic tank and all...Septic cant be left..They tear out trees, the whole shebang..

Ruth Hensley

Heres an interesting site..Pick a year!!!! Any year!!!! Any month!!!! Somebodies property is on their agenda!!! Hensley name comes up alot!!! they pulled a grand one when my husband was in Toledo Hospital and attacked 3-4 parcels of land at once, they were demolished before he was discharged..
http://www.margarettatwp.org/ele...

Centauri

"they pulled a grand one when my husband was in Toledo Hospital and attacked 3-4 parcels of land at once, they were demolished before he was discharged.."

This sounds like a winning story for the Sandusky Register to cover.

Centauri

Please note the comparables of this property.

http://erie.iviewauditor.com/Rep...

Will these comparables also be demolished?

This is a very good story for the Sandusky Register to cover.

Ruth Hensley

It's worth a try again Centauri, but through the years they have been uninterested

Ruth Hensley

RE: wiredmama222.. The land will be valued at X amount with the demolition fees ranging from $3500 to over $5000 assessed to our taxes.

luvblues2

I know people that live in Crystal Rock. They tell me that Margaretta is tearing down houses left and right over there and not letting them rebuild. They want to acquire that bay-front property to sell it off to a developer who will in turn, raise condos and very expensive homes.

I also heard that they are trying the same in White's landing.

I have no proof, but that's what's being said from both places, from folks who live there.

Ruth Hensley

I have heard the same thing!!! I was afraid to post that!!!! Crystal Rock, has one way in ,one way out!!!(Perfect gated community) There was a $40,000,000 deal gone wrong because the family got into an argument over selling the land to Ducks Unlimited...P.S I know the family Take a cruise through Crystal Rock and look at all the homes that have disappeared!!!

Dude i Roc

;) -el?

Centauri

"Hensley owns the rental home, which sustained serious damage in a fire in late 2011."

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...
The news article mentioned "late 2011" yet I found this SR news article from Oct 7, 2010.

To Ruth, What date did the fire occur? I see two different dates almost a year apart.

Who is the township's attorney?

Do you have any enemies in Crystal Rock, Ohio or nearby?

Why does the county auditor have the house listed as being in "fair" condition and valued at over $15,000? I was told that the appraisal company working for the county inspected each and every home in 2012. Was the person who inspected your property blind or was the appraisal company paid for work not done?

http://erie.iviewauditor.com/Rec...
http://erie.iviewauditor.com/Dat...
$15,680 value of house that is 817 square feet.
$4,860.00 value of land up from 2006 value of $3,560.00 for about .09 acre.

Ruth Hensley

Centauri I cant name the enemies I think caused this. It happened oct 6, 2011. Ive seen what happens when you take a bull by the horns

Ruth Hensley

no appraisal work was done that I know of since 2011

Ruth Hensley

Who are you slacker??? There were only about 8-9 people at the meeting....

Ruth Hensley

there are 2 news article