Bus driver retires after arrest

Perkins Schools employee David Mulvin pleads not guilty
Alissa Widman Neese
Jul 8, 2013

A Perkins Schools bus driver retired from the district in May, about a week after he was arrested for an alleged assault, according to police.

David Mulvin, 56, of Sandusky, pleaded not guilty at a court hearing Wednesday to charges of assault and obstructing official business, a first-degree and second-degree misdemeanor, respectively.

Police arrested Mulvin at about 10 p.m. May 21, after a Corso’s Flower and Garden Center truck driver alleged he drunkenly punched him twice in the face in the business truck yard.

Mulvin pounded the driver’s door of the man’s truck while it was running and yelled at him to turn it off, according to a Perkins police report.

When the driver refused, Mulvin punched him through the window, then fled to the barn behind Mulvin’s Farms, visibly intoxicated, the man said.

When police arrived, the truck driver was bleeding and had a fresh wound on his forehead, according to the report.

Police couldn’t locate Mulvin at the farm, and he refused to answer the door of his home in the 3500 block of Jeanette Drive.

A woman answered and eventually got Mulvin on the phone with police, but he didn’t budge, citing “ongoing issues” he and his mother have with Corso’s Flower and Garden Center.

Police promptly issued warrants for Mulvin’s arrest.

The next morning, Mulvin responded to the Perkins Police Department. He was taken to Erie County Jail, where he was released of his own recognizances the following afternoon. 

The bus driver retired from Perkins Schools on May 29, effective May 31, according to a meeting agenda.

The retirement was not influenced by the charges and occurred because he could receive increased benefits if he retired at that time, Mulvin said. He worked 11 years at Perkins Schools.

Mulvin contends there were no witnesses present May 21 and the police report’s account of the situation is inaccurate.

”What one person says happened isn’t exactly what happened,” he said. “I’m still working on this with the court.”

When contacted Friday, Perkins school board members directed the Register to superintendent Jim Gunner for comments. Gunner did not return two calls seeking comment Friday afternoon.

Mulvin was a 2008 candidate for Erie County Commissioner. During his campaign, a woman filed a domestic violence civil protection order against him in Erie County Common Pleas Court, alleging he was “intimidating, controlling, physically abusive and emotionally neglectful” while she was living with him.

Mulvin’s ex-sister-in-law also filed a civil stalking protection order against him in 2007.

Comments

Mum-of-One

Sounds like a big old bully, domestic violence, stalking and now punching someone who was confined to the cab of a truck and then running away to hide. Intoxicated or not he chose to behave the way he did and now there should be consequences.

reese

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reese

Since my previous comments were removed because it contained personal information, let me re-write it, leaving out the personal information that I believe caused this problem.
This article written by Alissa Widman is full of inaccuracies, beginning with the inference that she makes that Mr. Mulvin’s retirement decision was made due to the alleged pending charges against him. The Perkins School Board has a letter dated May 9, 2013 written by Mr. Mulvin announcing his resignation and retirement, effective May 31, 2013.
Mr. Mulvin did not tell Ms.Widman that there were no witnesses. There is a witness.

Mr. Mulvin was not arrested at about 10 PM on May 21, 2013, as Ms. Widman first states in her story. Even she writes later in her story that Mr. Mulvin was arrested the next day. Mr. Mulvin went to the Perkins Police Station the next morning after his bus route, as he had agreed to do during his conversations with the police who told him that they wanted to talk to him the night before. He was never allowed to talk to the police.
Erie County Court ruled against the ex-sister-in-law who filed the stalking protection order application in 2007. Why does the SR persist in using outdated information?
The SR did not include the fact that the Cleveland truck driver who made these allegations did not show up for the pre-trial. No background information was included about the truck driver. Was that too much trouble for the reporter to try to write a balanced story?
Did Mr. Mulvin “drunkenly punch” the truck driver twice in the face in the business truck yard or did he punch him in the face through the truck window or did he punch him in the face at all? Actually, I would like Ms. Widman to go stand beside the cab of an 18-wheeler tractor trailer truck and tell me if she really thinks that a person of normal stature could hit the driver, seated in the driver’s seat, in the face. The problem with this story is that it is based purely on allegations and flawed by factual inaccuracies.
There are two other people who have a very different version of this story. The other version includes background information that includes involvement of the Perkins Police; Perkins Township Trustee, Mike Printy; and Corso’s Flower and Garden Center employees. Unfortunately, the charges are pending and those stories will have to wait for a court date.

Matt Westerhold

Thanks reese. You obviously missed this sentence in the article: "The retirement was not influenced by the charges and occurred because he could receive increased benefits if he retired at that time, Mulvin said."

Obviously the reporter did address the very first question you raise here. The balance of your criticism similarly lacks credible concern. 

reese

Mr. Westerhold,
I didn't miss the sentence that Ms. Widman attributed to Mr. Mulvin's statement. I did not raise a question, I introduced a fact that was left out of the story. The problem is that this story was obviously written to infer that the alleged charges, at least, may have caused Mr. Mulvin's resignation and retirement to happen when it did. It has "Perkins Schools" above the title of the story, "Bus Driver Retires After Assault Charge". Though it is accurate that Mr. Mulvin's effective retirement date came 10 days after the charges were made, one event did not influence the other. I believe that the official letter of resignation clarified that. It is available, if anyone is interested in checking it out. It is more than just he said/she said.

It is unfortunate that you choose to think that my concerns are not believable or credible. The new information that I introduced in my statements can be checked, though you do not seem to be interested in doing that. The other comments pertain to the confusing way that thoughts were introduced in this story.

You are the Editor, I guess, and you can run your newspaper however you like. It isn't my job to tell you what to do. As a reader, I think my opinions, concerns and what I know is as important to share as yours are.

Matt Westerhold

Reporter Alissa WIdman talked with school officials and got comment. It would not be appropriate to withhold a story awaiting information school officials did not offer, and likely would not immediately have provided, even if they were asked. The question you suggest was not discussed, was addressed. There's information about process you don't seem to appreciate, but the Register is happy to provide you a place to share your thoughts even if we find them misguided. 

reese

Dear Mr. Westerhold,
I am pleased that Alissa Widman has gotten comment from the Perkins Schools. I am surprised that you assume I don’t appreciate process. I, in fact, have never worked for a newspaper, but in this instance, I definitely do not appreciate the SR’s process. However, I am well aware of the decision-making process of school boards and that they can be slow to respond to inquiries. It is a large part of my employment responsibilities to monitor and analyze processes and performance in achieving outcomes of multiple large organizations, and how these organizations function and communicate when working together on a common problem. I also provide technical assistance to these organizations when help with process problems are requested or needed. Another part of my job is to investigate parent/client complaints when they file formal complaints against agencies or organizations.
I also understand that someone made the decision to print this story at the time that it was printed for whatever reasons they had for doing so. So be it.

stayfit

Reese: Go work on your excel projects and leave the Register employees alone.

fredinperkins

Why does the title of the article suggest the opposite? What was the question that was discussed and what is the process she does not understand?

looking around

"Mr. Mulvin was not arrested at about 10 PM on May 21, 2013, as Ms. Widman first states in her story. Even she writes later in her story that Mr. Mulvin was arrested the next day. Mr. Mulvin went to the Perkins Police Station the next morning after his bus route, as he had agreed to do during his conversations with the police who told him that they wanted to talk to him the night before. He was never allowed to talk to the police."

Was never allowed to talk to police? They went to his residence and he refused to answer the door.....why? Then was allowed to drive his bus route after allegations of showing signs of being highly intoxicated less than eight hours prior to reporting for work. Pretty questionable police work if you ask me. Did they not have a warrant for his arrest? Why would they give him a special dispensation allowing him additional time before turning himself in to the police? Mr. Mulvin should have been tested before being allowed to transport children given these circumstances.

Amerian Dad

I'm certain PPD didn't give Mr. Mulvin "permission" to go drive his school bus. Mr. Mulvin made a cognizant choice to drive on his own. Don't go blaming Mr. Mulvin's "after incident" action on the Police.

looking around

"Did Mr. Mulvin “drunkenly punch” the truck driver twice in the face in the business truck yard or did he punch him in the face through the truck window or did he punch him in the face at all? Actually, I would like Ms. Widman to go stand beside the cab of an 18-wheeler tractor trailer truck and tell me if she really thinks that a person of normal stature could hit the driver, seated in the driver’s seat, in the face. The problem with this story is that it is based purely on allegations and flawed by factual inaccuracies"

Has not Mr. Mulvin by his own accounts in public accounts of the event stated " I never punched him, he opened the door and lunged at me and I shoved him back in the cab and left" It sounds like he had no problem reaching the height of the trucks cab?

reese

The door of the truck was open. The driver was lunging at him from the driver seat.

reese

By the way, I am curious about where you came across Mr. Mulvin's own accounts in public accounts of the event.

Amerian Dad

Maybe if Mr. Mulvin would have stayed on scene and gave his side, it would have been documented. No he chose to run and hide. That tells me he knew he was wrong for what he did, because he was afraid of getting caught or in trouble. If he was going to man up to the truck driver, he should have manned up and waited for PPD to come!

reese

Amerian Dad,

Mr. Mulvin had no idea that the police had been called or that they were going to be called when he left. Why would he think they would be called? Therefore, nothing that you say here is relevant to what happened.

Mum-of-One

Why would the victim have to be at the pre-trial?

looking around

Exactly...the arraignment where the defendant enters a guilty or not guilty plea the victim has the right to attend but is not required, they may be notified if their presence is requested at pretrial discussions where an agreement may be reached avoiding a trial. In most cases they will be in attendance at the actual trial particularly if the victim may be called on to testify. In some instances where it is felt that witness and victim presence in the same court may be disruptive other means are sought to allow for the victims well being such as in child molestation etc.

stayfit

The Register is within their rights to bring up any charge in public record.

Reva

Mommy...............

God Of Thunder

Tsk, tsk, tsk. Dave, you will never learn..

Wald

Another reason to vote no.

DickTracey

Wow, what a big man Mr. Mulvin. Beating on a woman and punching a guy confined to a truck.

If my memory serves me right, he was running his mouth in the papers during the domestic violence , too. Saying this is a "he said, she said" the truth will come out in court". His lawyer should have told him this time, to shut up, because when he just told the paper, "there were no witnesses" That's admission of guilt!!

Yes, I punched him, but no one saw it! Duh.

I know for sure, I will be buying my produce else where, I'm not going to support this bully! Shame on you Mr. Mulvin!

Eph 2 8-10

My thoughts also. I'll drive the extra couple of miles to Farmer's Quality Market south of Bogart on 250.

reese

Sorry Tracy, Mr. Mulvin did not say, "Yes I punched him, but no one saw it!" Quite the contrary! And I don't believe Mr. Mulvin has ever been charged with beating a woman. Why are you trying to spin this story into something it is not. Please remember these are allegations of a truck driver from Cleveland who may have a serious criminal history. You are starting to sound like you may have some personal reasons why you sound so hysterical in your comments. Take a deep breath and stop obsessing.

looking around

Nice try Dave!

reese

Not Dave, sorry.

Mum-of-One

Reese, with regard to your comment on 7/08/13 at 9:14pm please note there does not have to be a charge of "beating a woman" for domestic violence to occur. The following information may help you understand the dynamics of domestic violence.

"Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.

Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

reese

Mum,
I know that. What I said was that he was never charged with beating a woman. Mr. Mulvin was not charged with domestic violence. The blogger made a comment that Mr. Mulvin beat a woman. I just responded that he had never been charged with or convicted of that.

DickTracey

FLASHBACK: ELECTION NIGHT 2008 Erie County Commissioner Race

David J. Mulvin 1,559

Hahaha! After this latest temper tantrum you'll even loose those handful of supporters now. Good luck with your jury pool!

PTBarnumWouldBeProud

Way to stir the pot SR. The fact that he is/was a Perkins bus driver has not one single thing to do with the facts of this case.

Ms. Widman, are you enjoying your time playing "Sim City" with Perkins Township? What's next? The zombie outbreak? The UFO invasion?

I'm not excusing, or by any means condoning what Mr. Mulvin is alleged to have done, but come on SR, you've got your education reporter handling this story? Let's keep this in perspective. This should be relegated to the police blotter page, not masked as an "education" story.

SamAdams

Being charged with the care of young children has nothing to do with whether or not you've apparently got tendencies to violence? Really? I'll let you think on that a little while longer, shall I?

looking around

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reese

The Perkins Police could have arrested Mr. Mulvin the next morning at his place of employment before he drove his school bus, if they were concerned about him being intoxicated. They could have made him have BAL testing.No blood tests, no breathalyzer tests? Usually when stories are written about suspected alcohol involvement in alleged crimes or violations, the law enforcement personnel report that alcohol involvement in the incident is under investigation until official testing or reports can be completed. What is the competence level or professional expertise of the truck driver that would support his reliability in determining whether anyone is intoxicated? I know why he did not answer his door. So does Judge O'Brian, so does his personal physician and so do the Perkins Police. What happened was not a boneheaded stunt. He did not flee to his barn. He did not run home and hide. When he was finished working, he got his dog from his mom and went home. He did not even know that the police were looking for him at that point. There was no drunken brawl. You certainly like to use emotionally charged language to describe your version of what you think happened, and about which you know nothing.

looking around

Hmmmm.....I'm not either defending nor accusing,I have no stake in the outcome, but am examining allegations, reported actions by police, and evidence offered. You say he did not know the police had been called or was looking for him? The police first went to the farm where presumably the truck driver reported his alleged attacker had retreated. They were unable to locate Mr. Mulvin there. How long did he remain at work "the farm" after the incident? Could he have been contacted on his cell phone if he was in the field and advised the police wanted to speak to him? The police then went to his residence where he refused a face to face talk with the police. This all seemed to happen in a short time frame. I find it odd that he would speak to the police by phone rather than open the door for a face to face. You say the Cleveland truck driver may have a serious criminal background hence his word should not be taken? At the same time you say other past allegations or actions taken against Mr. Mulvin should not have bearing? Kind of a double standard even given the he says she says defense. To bad there was not some video surveillance of the area where the alleged incident took place. You have stated that Mr. Mulvins physician knows why he would not speak to police? Are you insinuating that Mr. Mulvin was under the influence of some sort of medication? If so then operating machinery or driving a school bus should still come into question. All in all the police work could have been better to offer better factual information regarding these allegations. Just Say'n

reese

"You say he did not know the police had been called or was looking for him?" No, he did not know this at the time that he left the farm, went home and went to bed.

" The police first went to the farm where presumably the truck driver reported his alleged attacker had retreated. They were unable to locate Mr. Mulvin there. How long did he remain at work "the farm" after the incident?" - He and the witness walked from the driver's truck parked in the right of way to the Corso loading dock and talked to the dock manager for a few minutes about ongoing issues with the truck drivers. Then they left, set the alarm on their facilities, the witness left, Mr. Mulvin picked up his dog from his mother's house and went home. I am guessing 15 minutes all together. I don't know when the police were called or how long it took them to get there. I think that the alleged victim had to go to the police station to file the complaint. They took a picture of his face during this process. This did not transpire that quickly. When the police came to the farm, they spent quite a bit of time looking for Mr. Mulvin and questioning his mother about his whereabouts and calling her a liar repeatedly when she told them that he had gone home. They continued to search the farm even after the conversation with his mother.
"Could he have been contacted on his cell phone if he was in the field and advised the police wanted to speak to him?" - No, the incident occurred after he and the witness returned from working in the field around 9 PM.
" You have stated that Mr. Mulvins physician knows why he would not speak to police? Are you insinuating that Mr. Mulvin was under the influence of some sort of medication? If so then operating machinery or driving a school bus should still come into question." - I am saying that his physician would know why he would not talk to the police after he had gone to bed. He told the reason to the police that night and later to the Judge. He was not under the influence of any sort of medication when he was operating machinery or driving a school bus.

" You say the Cleveland truck driver may have a serious criminal background hence his word should not be taken? At the same time you say other past allegations or actions taken against Mr. Mulvin should not have bearing? " I did not say the truck driver's word should not be taken because he may have a criminal record. I am saying that the SR should not include past allegations that were ruled in Mr. Mulvin's favor by the court. And if they are going to include Mr. Mulvin's past single incident where he was ruled against, then they should also include any criminal record of the alleged victim.

looking around

You have to appreciate the process of discovery pre-trial, albeit here in the blogs and not yet in the courtroom, but it does allow for the Mulvins to tell their side. Leave it to the readers that may have personal knowledge of what has been said by them or others in public if they buy it or not.

"Then they left, set the alarm on their facilities, the witness left, Mr. Mulvin picked up his dog from his mother's house and went home"

I'm just reading between the lines here.

Their facilities meaning the "witness" is a member of the Mulvin family. most likely a brother.

"He and the witness walked from the driver's truck parked in the right of way to the Corso loading dock and talked to the dock manager for a few minutes about ongoing issues with the truck drivers"

Should be interesting to see what the "dock manager" has to say concerning the sobriety and attitude of the alleged attacker, assuming it may make it to trial in August unless pressure is brought on to the victim and Corso's to drop the charges.

"" You have stated that Mr. Mulvins physician knows why he would not speak to police? Are you insinuating that Mr. Mulvin was under the influence of some sort of medication? If so then operating machinery or driving a school bus should still come into question." - I am saying that his physician would know why he would not talk to the police after he had gone to bed. He told the reason to the police that night and later to the Judge. He was not under the influence of any sort of medication when he was operating machinery or driving a school bus."

It's a small town....rumors have it that Mr. Mulvin had yet to retire to bed and could be seen through a window watching TV with his wife, yet refused to answer the door? Fact or fiction? Enlighten us.

"Could he have been contacted on his cell phone if he was in the field and advised the police wanted to speak to him?" - "No, the incident occurred after he and the witness returned from working in the field around 9 PM."

Irregardless in the field, home or enroute. He could not be reached by phone?

Allegations are that Mr. Mulvin was drunk. Had Mr. Mulvin at anytime prior to the incident of the day, consumed any alcohol? Perhaps taking a shot and beer break in between farm chores?

Mr. Mulvins character and general demeanor are pretty well known to the locals, he can be a great guy when he wants to be but seems to have bouts with demons and denial and at times can be quite controversial in nature. This is why many here have negative comments or questions regarding the facts of this incident.

Life doesn't need to be complicated, there are ways to settle disputes without the drama of personal confrontations.

May Justice Prevail.

reese

“Their facilities meaning the "witness" is a member of the Mulvin family. most likely a brother.”

My use of the possessive adjective “their” was an error on my part. David Mulvin is the sole owner of Mulvin’s Farm.

“Should be interesting to see what the "dock manager" has to say concerning the sobriety and attitude of the alleged attacker, assuming it may make it to trial in August unless pressure is brought on to the victim and Corso's to drop the charges.”

The “alleged” victim is an employee of a trucking company that Corso’s contracts with during their busy season. Corso’s has not filed any charges against anyone, so there are none to be dropped by them. Don’t know where you got the August trial idea. I am sure Mr. Mulvin would be glad to hear that.

I have not heard anything about what the dock master's thoughts are. He would be a Corso's employee though, I think.

looking around

I was referring to Mr. Mulvins threats of involving the EPA as a means of pressuring them "Corso's" to intervene with the driver to drop charges. The August court date is documented and can be see on-line Sandusky Municipal Court records. So a Corso's employees witness statement would not be believable?

My bad it appears the pre-trial was moved from an August date to a July date and no account of further proceedings has yet been posted.

http://www.sanduskymunicipalcour...

reese

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looking around

"Mr. Mulvin has not threatened to involve the EPA" Whom am I to believe, you or my own ears?

reese

“It's a small town....rumors have it that Mr. Mulvin had yet to retire to bed and could be seen through a window watching TV with his wife, yet refused to answer the door? Fact or fiction? Enlighten us.”

The rumormongering that goes on in this community is something that I was not exposed to growing up in a large metro area. Though I have lived in this area for almost as long as I have lived other places, I don’t understand it or the hurtful environment which must be sustained in order for that behavior to persist. I have not heard that rumor. My understanding, according to the police report, is that when they arrived at the Jeannette Drive residence, all the lights were off in the house, except a bathroom light, which the police went up to and knocked on the window. According to Mr. Mulvin, his wife was in the bathroom and was startled and came running into the bedroom screaming and awakened Mr. Mulvin. I don’t know what happened after that, if you are going to ask.
“Irregardless in the field, home or enroute. He could not be reached by phone?”

Mr. Mulvin routinely turns his phone off when he goes home and charges it in his truck overnight. I believe that the police did talk to him over the home phone at his residence. The conversation with the police did not include anything about what happened with the truck driver. It was mainly about that the police wanted to talk to him and Mr. Mulvin explaining that he was not going to be able to talk to them and why. He told them that he would come to talk to them after his bus route in the morning. They threatened to break his door in and to drag him off the school bus in front of the children in the morning. I guess they pounded on the door for a while and then left. His mother said that there were three of them at her house threatening her that if she did not tell them where he was hiding, they were going to come in and search her house. I am assuming that there were three of them that came as well to Mr. Mulvin’s residence…just to talk to him. He did go to the Perkins Police Station the next morning to talk to them after his bus route.

SamAdams

It was pretty obvious before that you were a "mouthpiece" for Mr. Mulvin and were getting information from him (which means what you know is merely what HE's claiming happened, not necessarily what DID happen). But now you apparently know things like he "routinely turns his phone off when he goes home and charges it in his truck overnight?" You're either Dave, Dave's wife (though why SHE'D defend him for ANYthing is beyond me), or one of his few remaining friends. Whichever, your stories are now as suspect as HIS stories (especially since they apparently ARE his stories)!

Someone previously posted a comment that we ought to allow this matter to run its legal course. Indeed. I do hope everybody remembers, though, that lying under oath is a crime!

reese

Yes, I hope that everyone remembers that.

reese

“Allegations are that Mr. Mulvin was drunk. Had Mr. Mulvin at anytime prior to the incident of the day, consumed any alcohol? Perhaps taking a shot and beer break in between farm chores?”

The date of this incident was May 21st, a school day. Mr. Mulvin never, ever drinks during the day when he has to drive a school bus, no matter if it is on the weekend because he has a field trip or during the school week when he does his regular route. If you knew Mr. Mulvin very well at all, you would know that the safety of the children that he transports is more important to him than anything else. All the bus drivers are randomly selected for drug/alcohol testing periodically and if the Perkins Police had asked them to do that, I think they could have done that.

This incident also occurred during the planting season. Every minute that he had beginning at 5:30 AM and ending at 9 PM that day when he wasn’t doing his bus route, he was out in the field planting or preparing a field to be planted. This has been a very challenging planting season for all farmers due to the weather. If they were lucky enough to get a decent weather day and the fields were dry enough to get into, they were out preparing fields for planting or they were planting. The concept of stopping for a beer in-between “farm chores” is incomprehensible at this time of year, especially with all the weather challenges they are dealing with. Your question is indicative of the thinking of what Mr. Mulvin calls “5th generation city folk”. It made me smile and conjured up visions of something a child might be doing…you know, chores.

DickTracey

Everyone in this town knows he parks his blue tractors at the Old Dutch while he cools off and then goes right back to the fields!

Everyone of the Perkins Police Department could testify that during their shift at one time or another they have seen his tractor parked at Old Dutch!

Ninety percent of these commenters have spoken of Dave's drinking, "so even us 5th generation city folk" know you can buy a six pack at the Dutch and take it out in the field to drink it while your doing " chores" !

reese

Life doesn't need to be complicated, there are ways to settle disputes without the drama of personal confrontations.”

Yes, I agree. The Mulvins and the Corsos have had a cooperative relationship in solving issues between them and working together over multiple generations until the past couple of years. For the past couple of years, and since the truck loading dock was built, the problems have been increasing. This situation is mainly due to the disrespectful/indecent behavior of the truck drivers, lines of trucks that were idling while the drivers were sleeping for as long as 8 hours at a time along the right of way next to the Mulvin property, and dust clouds created by the heavy truck traffic. The Mulvin’s have tried to address the problems by talking to the Corso’s about them. When that didn’t help, they called the Perkins Police. When that didn’t work, they called Mike Printy, Perkins Township Trustee and I was told that he said that they were not going to do anything about it because Corso’s is a long time business in Perkins Township and pays a lot of taxes. I am not going to go into any more details of the problems, because I think it would be embarrassing to Corso’s and I don’t believe that would be helpful. The EPA is very interested in the ongoing problems, however, the Mulvins would prefer to resolve this issue without further EPA involvement. The good news at this point is that since the incident that occurred on May 21st, Corso’s has taken care of all the problems that were at issue without any further conversations with the Mulvins!! And Mr. Mulvin and his mother are very appreciative. The unfortunate lesson learned, maybe, is that it takes some drama to get action sometimes. Hopefully, the lesson learned is for all parties to make a genuine effort to resolve problems before they escalate.

DickTracey

No reese, the good news is, YOU DEAR, ARE A PROSECUTORS DREAM!

What you have admitted here, is that when the Mulvins don't get their way, they report you to the EPA, and then resort to physical violence! Or what you refer to as "drama".

Keep running your mouth, honey, your helping all right.

I have copied and pasted your brilliance, it will be quite helpful to some.

reese

Look Tracey, I did not admit to anything you said here. I did not say anything about "reporting" anyone. "Drama" does not equal "violence" of any sort. I'm glad you copied and pasted. At least whomever will see my words and not your bazaar interpretation. There is help available for obsessive thinking and behavior.

DickTracey

@PTBarnum This article is very related to Perkins Schools. Perkins took a huge risk at keeping him employed after the domestic violence. A man with a history of repeated violence driving young children to school, real smart.

The only reason he resigned now, contrary to what he says, is that this was strike two and he was going to be fired. He was given a choice, retire or get fired. Why do you think Gunner refused comment?

The Answer Person

Does anyone remember that his mother used to write hateful anti-gay and anti-lesbian letters to the paper and they would print them? Gee, I guess there is a God after all. You reap what you sow.

looking around

I'm trying to stay on topic here Answer Person but really do you think dragging in their elderly mothers personal beliefs or past actions has any bearing on this? I understand she lost her husband years ago and has obviously had her hands full raising spirited young men. She still works daily at the farm market, she may well be as stubborn as her offspring but she should be left out of this issue. Shame on you for your insensitivity. I don't blame them for being unhappy about treatment of their mother in regards to questioning of her sons whereabouts with accusations of lying and personally would think less of them had they not objected.

observer

Anyone that knows Dave Mulvin cannot be a bit surprised by this story. He's been this way since high school.

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SamAdams

He lives with mommy? I thought he was married! Of course, I also thought he has (or at least had) more than one girlfriend, too. Did I miss something here? Regardless, what a great guy, eh? Talk about a kid only a mother could love (and I'm not sure she's quite right, either, at least from what's being said here).

bugsie01

This is typical for Mulvins - no surprise. Have seen this before, all the same.

xtensionofme

Stopped buying produce from their stand when I discovered everything I purchased was rotten. Just like Dave.

The Answer Person

I stopped shopping there after reading the hate letters. There are plenty of normal people out there to patronize. Don't need to give them my money.

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2cents

Step 1 Dave!

It has been obvious for a long time.

crazyaide

Hahns farm in Huron...Nice ..Honest ....non violent people.

WFO

Way to go, takeing out reese,s comments. They were actually factual, I should know, I was there. But then the truth would make the register artical nothing more than a lousey piece of reporting!!!! Which it was

looking around

Thought there were no witnesses.......hmmmmm

reese

Hmmmm....that is just what the reporter said that Mr. Mulvin said, which is not true. Apparently, Ms. Widman misunderstood what he said. Or maybe she heard what she wanted to hear.

SamAdams

How do you know what Mr. Mulvin said, or did not say, to the reporter? Were you there, too?

reese

The reporter had this conversation with Mr. Mulvin over the telephone. I didn't need to be there.

SamAdams

For you to know what Mr. Mulvin said (or did not say), you were either there or you've heard recordings made of the phone conversation. If you WEREN'T there, and if you haven't heard (or there isn't) a recording, then you have no business blatantly stating that the reporter is either wrong or lying.

Put up or shut up, Reese.

looking around

LOL.....OOOOOH you work for the NSA!

ashes0624

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EZOB

Why don't you stop buying from Corsos also? If they had been "good" neighbors and stopped made truck drivers show more courtesy in late night hours, none of this would have taken place. I'll bet there have been less complaints from Parents whose children Dave has driven then on other buses. Why inquire from Gunner when you could ask the Bus supervisor if they had problems with Dave?
007, Have you seen Dave start a fight? Many people choose to "Mouth-Off" and you finally confront them they immediately call the police. If the truck driver had whipped Dave, no story, if the truck driver locked his door or driven away, No story but Dave "Whatever" and the police are involved. Just goes to show, whe you need a cop in seconds, they are only minutes away.

Mum-of-One

If the police were called for an assault then they would have a duty to respond. It is an offense to assault someone, however locking a door or driving away is not an offense. Why would the police be called for that?

Common Sense

To reese:
It is very kind of you to offer your support to Mr. Mulvin in this situation. Where were you on the other occasions?
He should have been terminated as a bus driver when he was reported drinking at the Port Clinton football game in 2004. When I discovered he was driving band students, I refused to let my young teen ride his bus at any time. Our former superintendent should have taken care of this when she was notified of the incident.

reese

I believe the man you saw at the game drinking was Mr. Mulvin's brother. He looks a lot like Mr. Mulvin and they are often mistaken for each other. I understand how you could have made the mistake.

senioritis

No, no, it was his evil twin! *sarcasm intended*

DickTracey

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DickTracey

1.) The victim is from Greenwhich, Oh. (I was at his home) Not Cleveland, as reported.

2.) The police arrived to see the victim with a fresh wound on his forehead, blood dripping down his face.
Contrary what was said here, that there was no wound, and there is a photo of clean face.

3.) Police took a photo of face and wounds, and called EMS to come to the scene.

4.) Witness said that Mr. mulvin was highly intoxicated, with a strong odor of alcohol emanating from him, and was
staggering.

5.) Two other witnesses at the scene were threatened by Mr. Mulvin.

6.) A witness reports Mr. Mulvin was pounding on his truck and " climbed up on driver side foot boards"
This is why Alissa does not need to go stand beside a semi, she already knew how Mulvin reached the victim.

7.). Two other witnesses report David was "intoxicated and having a hard time walking to his truck"

And my favorite....Witness states, Mulvin pointed to his muscles and said, "do you want some of this too?"

Notice the "too" since he had already punched the victim twice in the face, he asked this guy if he wanted to be next.

It is important to note that all of these men were at work and had not a drop of alcohol. So if you are a judge who are you going to believe?

Mum-of-One

to much information if you ask me!

reese

You just made me laugh!! I know that some of what I have written has been long. I apologize sincerely.

EZOB

reese,
Brain-washed bar fly? Mr. Mulvin would out-score you on any kind of intelligence test. He's very, very Smart; Very, very strong; a very, very hard worker; and you could only wish to have him as a close friend. He's much to honest and to much common sense for the political arena. Like Trayvon and Zimmerman, let the justice system run the coarse.

DickTracey

If he is so "very, very, very smart" why is he wasting a college education driving a big yellow bus?

I guess since he got fired from his career job at the city, his reputation and domestic violence, make him unhireable in a four county area.

Amerian Dad

He may have been fired from the City....he received a healthy undisclosed pay check from them.

reese

Dick,

Mr. Mulvin has a college degree in agriculture and business from The Ohio State University. He is obviously using it for what it was intended.

He enjoyed driving the big yellow bus. Many college educated people choose to drive school bus. Are you insinuating that school bus drivers are lesser educated and/or less intelligent people or that they should be? Or do you think that it is not an important job and that it is beneath him? If so, let me tell you that you are wrong, and Mr. Mulvin definitely does not feel that way!

There is no record of Mr. Mulvin ever being fired by the City of Sandusky in his personnel file or anywhere on file in the City.

Mr. Mulvin won a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit from the U.S. Federal District Court in Toledo, Ohio in 2003 that was heard by the very well-respected Federal Judge Carr.

You already know that, however you persist in trying to humiliate him by bringing up things like this and other nullified past events.

Mum-of-One

I would have thought that a well educated person with a college degree in agriculture and business from Ohio State University would know that it does not entitle him to assault a truck driver.

SamAdams

Whether I'd outscore Mr. Mulvin or not on any kind of intelligence test is immaterial. However smart I may or may not be, I'm certainly smart enough to know better than to hang out with the Mulvins. Their area reputation for fighting and drinking is older than I am!

Amerian Dad

Well said. It will be a long time before the stink blows off of that reputation......

reese

EZOB
I am not the one that called anyone a brainwashed bar fly. That was Dick Tracey. That is why she responded to you. I am on here for the same reasons you are. She seems to be on a personal mission.

Princess87

Truth is everyone who knows the Mulvins knows that they are notrious for their tempers and the bar scene. It has been going on for years and years. But who cares...it it his life. Why be judgemental. It doesn't concern my world. People like to stir up the pot.

EZOB

To all,
He had a very good wage while with the city. He also enjoyed a real decent wage as a bus driver. If you were to add up His settlement from Federal court plus His bus driving wages, Monetarily the city did Him a huge favor by firing Him. Now both jobs were under the same retirement. He didn't lose his worked years when He was "Fired?" from the city. Voila, now He can enjoy a nice retirement and still take advantage of His education. He took advantage of His education while working for Chem-Lawn, we all benefitted while he was with the city, and He's still in the same field. I'd wager that He's in the minority of college graduates.

Common Sense

reese,
Concerning my previoous post, I would agree with you except for the fact that the bus driver sitting with him at the football game, a very pretty divorced woman, referred to him as "Dave". I know you weren't with him on this occasion, nor were you with him when he drove off from an interstate rest stop despite several warnings to stop because there was a student chasing the bus. Thank God for the number of parents who had stopped at the rest stop as well. Forgive me if we do not see Mr. Mulvin in the same light.

reese

I remember hearing about that field trip. And I agree that it must have been a frightening experience. The point at which the bus driver was alerted about the problem, he was too far along on the entrance ramp to I-75 (that's what I recall anyway) to consider stopping or backing up. In these situations, the bus driver has to make a quick decision and he made it. He is responsible for the safety of all the other students on the bus, too. I believe that someone was able to contact one of the other parents on his/her cell phone and they were able to pick up the student. The chaperones are responsible for making sure that all the students are on the bus before it leaves. It is very fortunate that the problem was able to be solved as quickly as it was, but it would have been solved. You may not feel the same confidence that I feel in Mr. Mulvin's quick decision-making ability, but he would be my first choice of Perkins bus drivers that I would want transporting my children or grandchildren, especially on field trips. There are several of the coaches that routinely requested him for their field trips. He is a very safe driver and does not panic in inclement weather. That doesn't mean the other drivers are not safe, but there are things about Mr. Mulvin that give you the feeling that he is going to be able to handle "whatever". It is okay with me when people disagree with me. I just prefer if they would do it respectfully, as you have. Regarding the football game, I can tell you for sure it was his brother, but I am aware it probably won't change your mind.

Common Sense

It really is incredible that if you were not there, you seem to have all this knowledge. Perhaps it is time for you to post as the person you really are. Actaually (and I was there), Mr. Mulvin was made aware of the student being off the bus a he began to back the bus out of the space. He made no attempt to return to the spot. Also, unless you are a female named Georgia or one of "Mr. Mulvin's brother's" children, you weren't at the football game either. It seems apparent that you are trying to protect someone dear to you or yourself.

reese

I am not required, nor inclined to reveal my personal identity. Neither is anyone else who is blogging on this website. That rarely happens. The female that you are referring to, and I believe you should not have put her name on here, has been a close friend of Mr. Mulvin's brother in the past. One of Mr. Mulvin's brother's children was playing football for Perkins at that game.

Tracy K. Thom

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Tracy K. Thom

I am telling you now "reese", to cease and desist. Stop using my name or any reference to me, in your attempts to defend Dave Mulvin. You can continue your efforts at damage control with out defaming me .

reese

I never used your name. I have only used the screen/user names of people on this blog.

Tracy K. Thom

reese

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 9:14pm

Sorry Tracy, Mr. Mulvin did not say,......

REALLY??? I let this one go! But on Thurs at 10:49 you did it again, while responding to "looking around"

My friends called and told me, then did a screen grab before it was deleted. I have a copy of it, that is why I came on this disgusting story and created an account.

The Register left my name off this story for a reason.I had my day in court and the truth prevailed. This new arrest just vindicates me even more than my trial did. It has nothing else to do with me.

You have been told to cease and desist immediately, any use of my name or reference to myself.

CAST THE FIRST STONE

how many hours does a school bus driver work to get a retirement plan. Maybe 4 hrs a day plus some school events. I take it that part time workers at schools get retirement. No answer will would suprise me.

Bherrle

What is your point, Cast?

OnlyfoolsAssume

reese, if you have any familiarity with the Register you already should know Westerhold never prints more than half a story and usually that half is incorrect. Its not even worth your time trying to explain it to them.

reese

I know, thanks!

DickTracey

WHOA! I get it now! Dang! I wondered why reese kept referring to me as a chic! Hahaha!

You don't know DickTracey, yellow trench coat? Yellow fedora? I been around since 1939. Been on tv and comic books, got a bad a$$ watch better than any iPhone! Who didn't have my lunch box?!

I been commenting here since the inception of the comment section. I have indeed been called a few names and rightfully so, but never a chic? Everyone regular on here knows who I am!

I love it when the newbies join in, just to protect their family or friend who is in trouble! They don't realize each time they comment, its like feeding the sharks! What they don't know is if they just shut up the story dies and goes away, and no one thinks of it again. But they keep the fire going trying to defend their thugs. How many times have we heard, " theres two sides to every story", " the real truth will come out" , " you weren't there I was"

And my favorite......IT'S THE REGISTER'S FAULT!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha!

Look at this story, reese has a THIRD of the comments, she put it to the top of the charts and keeps the Mulvin name out there for everyone to rip on, she thinks she is helping. Now THAT'S funny, I don't care who you are!

You've been schooled, reese!!

reese

I guess the only thing left for me to do is to try to forgive you, Dick, and to pray for your soul.

DickTracey

Why pray for me? I have never beat a woman, been arrested, had a mugshot, assaulted anyone, or defended a woman beater.

And by the way, have never committed adultery.

Can you say the same?

reese

Neither have I, to all of the above. Your words throughout all your blogs seem to be full of hatred and cruelty towards others. I really don't understand this.

Bherrle

Dick,

Is it really true that "What they don't know is if they just shut up the story dies and goes away, and no one thinks of it again"?

If it is true, then why do people get on here and make any comment in the first place? Why would anyone make any comment at all? I commend those who try to correct false or incomplete information, and who point out opinion/conjecture vs. fact.

For the record, I don't know who Reese is, and I don't know Dave Mulvin.

DickTracey

Well than you should commend me. Because in this story, reese came on here and immediately gave FALSE information. She said the truck driver/ victim was from Cleveland and had a criminal record.

If she had even seen the police report, she would know that in FACT, the victim is from Greenwich, no where near Cleveland. The word Cleveland is not in a single page of the five page report.

The FACT is that Mulvin has committed physical abuse on a woman, there was a finding of domestic violence, after a court trial and that victim was awarded a five year protection order. Yet she continues to split hairs, in an attempt to defend him. If he beat a woman, chances are the allegations that he beat this guy are probably true, don't you think?

Another perfect example is the story on the Norwalk Reflector. There was a missing married woman who was last seen at a bar, with someone other than her husband. When the girl was found, the family said she was drugged and beaten and trashed the poor guy she was with.

The next story was that the girl lied and made up her story because she was having an affair! The family that went on to try to defend the girl just stirred the pot and made a lot of false claims about the story, and then looked like total idiots when the girl turned out to be a cheating little druggie.

Had not the family started blogging and stirring the pot, the story would not have been so big, but as soon as the truth came out the commenters were on there like sharks!

DickTracey

Nice detective work, Mum! Looks like you have discovered reese's true identity!

Here I thought reese was just another Mulvin Flavor of the Week, trying to defend her man.

Interesting to note that reese made the comment that the victim of domestic violence had moved, that means her and Mulvin are still keeping track of her. That's a little scarey.