Fox court documents allege 'conspiracy'

An attorney for Huron superintendent Fred Fox has filed court documents outlining an alleged "conspiracy" to get Fox fired.
Jessica Cuffman
Nov 12, 2012

The 37-page document is a narrative of why and how Fox believes three school board members have conspired to oust him from his top spot at the school. Fox was ousted after a law firm hired by the district issued a report alleging Fox carried on an improper business relationship with a district vendor, improperly submitted expenses for reimbursement related to a April 2011 trip to Arizona, and was involved in an extramarital affair on school time using school computers and email.

Read a PDF of the court filing posted below.

For more on two pending lawsuits related to the saga, pick up a copy of Monday's Register.

Comments

Wald

So "the three" lost Huron Middle School $600,000 from Kalahari so they could run this smear campaign against Fox, which, as it seems, is filled with mostly lies? Wow. Way to go. All three of them should be removed and sued!

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Amen, Wald..

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Wow..
After reading the complaint.. I would like to ask all of the Fred Fox detractors how they enjoy their crow ?

Now that the details of Kevin Asher's suit have been spelled out and the Sandusky Register has published it's editorial claiming the Register has been used.. As I stated way back when this whole thing started: This whole drama began when Fred Fox was the principal in Berlin/Milan and has nothing to do with the way Fred Fox does his job in Huron. (And interesting that Fred Fox did what Joe Paterno should have done. Funny that both the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky situation and the Huron School District's situation center around the actions of a football coach ?)..

We, Huron taxpayers and the public in general, have been extensively used by the three rogue members of the Huron Board of Education to further their 'witch hunt'.

For those of you who needed it spelled out in legal papers I hope you noticed the part where Tim SOWecke, and against legal advice, hand delivered the illegal Markling report in order to make it a public document. This alone should be cause for not only the legal difficulties that Mr. SOWecke is going to encounter, but it should also be the cause for this ignorant little, (figurtively speaking, of course).. man to be totally removed from his position as a member of the Huron Board of Education.

And as you read this.. Did you notice it named the egomaniac that is TRYING to run the Huron School District from his room at the elementary school or from his office at the football stadium ? I don't even have to call him the 'puppet master' anymore because he has been named in this 'public' document.. lol

Please wake up, Huron. We need a better board ! A board that actually watches our money and our children's education.

This Huron Board of Education's majority is in place for one reason:
To get Fred Fox.

Informed

Sold, none of that changes the facts that Fox had an affair during school hours using school email on numerous over a long period of time. I don't think any Fox detractors ever said that the board handled this in a completely appropriate way, or that we agreed with how it was handled. However, their criticisms of Fox are legitimate no matter what the motives.

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Un-Informed-
You continually, (meaning = over and over and over), say that Fred Fox had an affair 'DURING SCHOOL HOURS'.

I continually answer you with: Prove what is 'DURING SCHOOL HOURS' for Fred Fox.

You never do.

srblogger

Listen pal, he is paid very well to carry out the job in an apporiate manner. using SCHOOL EQUIPMENT (computer) on a SCHOOL server, using school email to carry out an affair is a BIG NO NO.. and YES THEY CAN PROVE where he was when those messages were sent.. thats not hard to do.. You or I would do that at our jobs using their email server we'd be fired.. so should he! period

UgtaBkdnMe

School hours are the board office hours !!!! He is on call as the situation calls for during the rest of the day.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Where are the documented facts? Does Asher have email, receipts, or public records to support any of his claims in this suit? Why is it the General Petraeus will resign when caught in an affair and using employer email to conduct it but Fred won't?

speechtx

I'm almost positive that there isn't any danger of compromising national security secrets in this case...

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hahah.. Perfect speechtx !

Sit n Spin

I agreed that this was NOT handled correctly by the 3 board members and I knew exactly what was going in regards to the "puppet master" and his deviant son. However, this complaint does not touch on the "other" misdeeds that Fred Fox is being "accused" of....affair on the clock....mis-use of e-mail...improper benefits golf outing...the AZ trip...etc, etc.....Hold on to that plate of crow and keep your bib on until the OEC renders their verdict ;)
Everyone involved needs to hit the road in my opinion, there is enough blame to go around.....including the "puppet master"....retire and leave for a Florida retirment community already.

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lol.. Great post, Spin n Sit !

Summery:
AZ trip / Fred Fox does not reimburse himself
Golf benefits / Kalahari is not a vender
Mis-use of email / Antiquated rules that are not even still in use
Affair on clock / This one is very hard to prove when Fred Fox is/or is not on the clock.

I really did NOT enjoy reading how much money the current Huron Board of Education squandered by slandering Kalahari. School monies are too hard to obtain from anyone besides property owners through property taxes.

Am in total agreement with you that 'there is enough blame to go around'.. Funny thing is that Fred Fox is not going to go away from this whole situation as the one who broke the law.

Let's wait and see what those OEC people say, Spinner..
Then, when they decide Fox is not in trouble with them what will we be waiting for next ?

Justme...

So put this document out in public, which may or may not contain facts, but they don't allow the public to hear testimony. Nice.

wiredmama222

Just like the judge put a gag order on a murder case and everyone knew what the hearing was about. Make no sense there, either.

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This was not a 'gag order'..

The reason that the testimony was not shared with the jury we call: The Public, is that there has been enough of this bantered about 'in public'.

We/you all know what is being testified.

And.. When it is all said and done and the OEC finds Fred Fox 'NOT GUILTY' what will be our next reason to attack Fred Fox ?

It is stated very plainly in this document: Tim SOWecke went above and beyond the law to GET Fred Fox. Everything we/you have in your hands and in your head is the result of that.

wiredmama222

It was an analogy...not a fact....just an analogy

Huron_1969

Conspiracy ? fox on the grassy knoll ?

UgtaBkdnMe

Fox was on something, or should I say someone.

Darwin's choice

Wellllllll, where are all the "letter to the editor " writers now?

Tsu Dho Nimh

The letters have been written but the election must have taken priority on the ones that were published. Just be patient, they are coming!

Huron_1969

Cleaning house is way overdue.... Fox, the Board, puppet & son are a disgrace to the school system and community

There you go again

I am with you Sit-n-Spin! Fred clearly violated ethical issues by his misuse of school emails, conducting an affair in school time, etc. etc.

Is Fred Fox guilty? YES

Why are Asher, et al, trying to take away from these proofs of guilt with a frivolous lawsuit????

Julie R.

It's the Murray attorney that's behind the frivolous lawsuit.

There you go again

Yes, Julie R., and those Murrays know how to win those frivolous lawsuits. That is what worries me!

There you go again

Yes, Julie R., and those Murrays know how to win those frivolous lawsuits. That is what worries me!

Julie R.

Isn't it illegal for attorneys to tie up the courts with frivolous lawsuits? Course Ohio Law also flatly prohibits judges from working in collusion with one side, too, but they do it all the time in Erie County.

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Julie R-
From what I've read of your posts before now, I truly believe YOU KNOW that this is hardly a frivolous lawsuit.

The one's against Tim SOWecke and the Huron Board of Education will also.. not be even reasonably frivolous.

These people, (the 3 Stooges), made their own decisions, despite what their school board paid for attorney told them to do.. And now: They are going to have to live with what they reaped through their own sowing.

wiredmama222

Lawyers file frivilous suits all the time. The judges decide whether or not they meet the criteria of sufficiency for trial or not. Each case filed must meet enough criteria to stand trial through a pre trial briefs and motions and hearings first so only a judge can make that decision based on presented evidence. No filed suit can be deemed frivioulous until a judge says it is. (according to my lawyer friend) FYI

Wald

How is it frivolous? Seems legit to me. Not only was a man's reputation ruined, but also so was a whole school system's because of the actions of "the three" and their personal vendetta.

Julie R.

Considering how the Erie County courts take part in unlawful conspiracies themselves, I don't know how they can even take a "conspiracy" case. God Himself must shudder over that!

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Amen, Wald..

wiredmama222

The only one that can make that decision will be a judge based on the evidence presented in the suit presented and the briefs and the case filings. The judge will make the merit decisions.

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You really think that what the Huron Board of Education did to Fred Fox was not the cause of these 'frivolous' lawsuit(s) ?

I would caution you that if you were in Fred Fox's position and your career and name were treated so 'frivolously' that you may not find the ensuing lawsuits 'frivolous' ?

There you go again

I said frivolous because these lawsuits take away from the original crime allegedly committed by Fred Fox.
Did he use school e-mail to carry on an affair? Yes
Did he use school time to carry on an affair? Yes

These alone place Fred in the guilty seat (based on school staff handbooks that are given to employees). Let's not use lawsuits to take away from the real crime!

wiredmama222

These are not "crimes". They don't rise to the level of a crime at all so why do you call them that?

UgtaBkdnMe

Sold,

Here is what the board did to Fox - they caught him stealing money and time. First he screws the principal and now he is screwing the taxpayers !

wiredmama222

what money did he steal?

Tmm

Sold...Like anyone with half a brain didn't already know the relationships involved between the current board members and Fox. If you are from Huron you know the history. Bottom line is Fox enjoyed his freedom from the time he was hired up until the broard (his bosses) changed. Unfortunately his behavior did not. Fox was hired in by a board that would wipe his A$$ and he knew it. He also should have known that eventually this protection would be gone.

Ask yourself, why is the average tenure of an Ohio public school superintendant at any given district less than 4 years?

Was this whole mess handled in an f'ed up way? yes! Are all to blame including Fox? Yes! Do all involved, including Fox, need to be dissmissed from the Huron School System? absolutly!!

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Tmm-
While I find your statements to be at least partially true, the one I want to comment on is the 4 year tenure.

They, (the Supers), need to hit and run. Get out with either praise, or just a passing grade and not wait around for someone to find fault with their work.

I'm going to make a prediction here:
If Fred Fox never works for the Huron Board of Education again.. It will be by his/Fred Fox's decision and not the Huron Board of Education.

The things that the Huron Board of Education has/have done are way way way more illegal and just down right dirty than anything Fred Fox is even accused of. Conspiracy; Conspiracy to commit fraud; Libel; Slander; Manipulating the law; etc..

Time will tell but I will stand by my prediction.

UgtaBkdnMe

Sold,

You are such an expert - an expert on nothing !

wiredmama222

My, my....me thinks the pot is calling the kettle black over there in Huron. As I said from the beginning: there is the right way and then there is the wrong way and boy did they go at this the WRONG way. Some people are left with the fat flapping in the wind.

Sounds like you people will be needing SEVERAL new board members over there. What a terrible mess this is.

This is going to take a LOT of litigation to settle and those board members involved best get some VERY good lawyers; they will need them. How sad that jealousy, envy and hatred guided the hands and brains of otherwise logically sound persons when cool and thinking should have been the order of the day.

WOW and double WOW. Sounds like some people on here really hit the nail on the head with this one calling it just as it is and not as they wish it were. Sad state of affairs. Whether he had an affair on company time or not is the least of the school boards problems now.

Tmm

Wiredmama you make absolutly no sence - pot calling the kettle black over there in Huron - what does this mean? jealousy & envy - explain please?

Sit n Spin

She tries to act like she is in the know and stir the pot...Typical Sandumpy mentality to take a shot at the city of Huron any chance they get. In Sandumpy thought process that equates to the uglier less talented sibling. Pathetic...put your teeth in, take your geritol and take a nap.

Justme...

I think wiredmomma posts well written, thoughtful statements very often. But she often assumes what she has read is factual. She makes strong statements based on false premises.

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Hahaha... Spinner..
I think we gave them a pretty good sized target to aim for ?

Tmm

actually she is from margaretta and seems to think her school district is now above reproach. She fails to she the facts except for what she reads from these posts and what these attornies file through the courts.

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Tmm-
As you know Margaretta's superintendent was asked to testify. I am thinking he also went to the Arizona conference.

Tsu Dho Nimh

So what if Ed Kurt went to AZ. No one has questioned IF Fred went to AZ. The problem is the ILLEGAL submission and acceptance of reimbursement of unrelated expenses. He cannot, nor would not, justify the submission of these expenses. Ed is too busy to be brought into this circus. Yeah, we know...Fred does not write the checks, blah, blah, blah.

wiredmama222

Sit and Spin....thanks for the advice but I don't take Geritol, only my lupus medication. Actually I don't "act like I am in the know" any more than any of you do, which I suspect is less than zero. Whether you live in Huron, Margaretta or Sandusky.

My mentality is, I would suggest, every bit as good as yours, but I would guess that is hard for you to take and to admit, coming for your superior feelings in Huron as most of you over there have that "I am better than everyone else" kind of attitude over there. We have all learned to excuse that, however and tolerate it as best we can. LOL.

I inteneded to make a point about your school boards "mighty three' who seems to be in a little too deep here. If they are indeed the cause of this, and they did do something wrong, they will be held accountable whether you or anyone in Huron likes it or not.

I said from the very beginning that this board handled this entrie matter WRONG from the start. Apparently I was right. My comment about the pot calling the kettle black met just that.

I cannot imagine why you had such trouble figuring that out. I thought you were far more intelligent than that. I should never assume with you again. So sorry.

Wald

The pot (the three board members) are saying the kettle (Fred Fox) is black (corrupt), when they are just as corrupt. It doesn't take a Master's in English to understand, only a nonbiased point-of-view.

Justme...

You, Wald, are assuming that everything you have read is true. What if it isn't?

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JustYou-
Take your own advice:
You are assuming that everything you have read is true ? Even the Sandusky Register told you it wasn't ?

Justme...

No Sold, I am not assuming that everything I have read is true. You on the other hand, believe nothing that one side says and everything the other side says.

Tmm

wald i can assure you that in not what she meant.

wiredmama222

TMM......You are SOOOOOOO wrong and he is SOOOOOO right. You assurance is just misplaced.

How can you be that obtuse?
I do not live in Margaretta by the way. Whatever gave you that misconception? Another of your wrong assumptions?

You just don't like being told you are wrong on anything, do you? I understand that you are trying very hard to defend your school board and your town. I get that. But you have to understand something. This is about perception. The perception of the outside world looking in. You may have an inside edge because you live there and you know some of these people personally. You may even have PERSONAL knowledge of what is going on with some of them.

The rest of us see what is happening from a distance and from what is being printed, that is true. But it is still about perception. Right now, the perception is that your board and Mr Fox and some of the people in Huron look like a bunch of kids all fighting over some invisible problem that really isn't being said outloud. It looks like a vendetta fight....seriously. Someone got mad about something and they were out to get Fox. That's how this all looks to people who aren't "involved". It isn't a pretty picture.

These same people who have this perception would be the people drawn to sit on a jury should something like this go to trial. Do you realize that? These same people would sit in judgement and listen to all this "junk" being dragged out in public. Again, perception.

So don't be too angry or upset that many "outsiders" of Huron don't see it the way you wish they would. They just don't. The perception isn't on your side right now. It looks like he's getting railroaded and bullied because he got caught having an affair and you guys just couldn't wait to embarrass him in public for it.

That single fact is what is killing you in the perception. The one thing you all keep harping on, the one thing you all keep yelling about is the one thing that may be the one thing that keeps the "pot calling the kettle black" swinging toward him.

The board looks like bullies. Had they done this in private, it wouldn't look like this. Perception....all in the perception.

wiredmama222

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wiredmama222

Sorry I didn't get back on here sooner to "explain" my comment of what I meant. Your "pot calling the kettle black" means that those doing the accusing on your board seem to be JUST as bad as Mr. Fox.

There is no jealousy here. I have no reason to be jealous of what?, Huron? Oh, please! You people really do love to flatter yourselves, don't you? Right now, none of you should be shouting too loudly at how great you are or how wonderful you are. You should all be rather resolute and quiet until this is over. Then, when it is finished, you should speak. Until then, I would think quiet would be the order of the day.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Wired...it is very unfair of you to make blanket statements about the people in Huron and that everybody thinks they are better than the rest of the world. Just like every community, there is a "good 'ole boy" system and some of us just want to see that our leaders take responsibility. If you had ever attended a board meeting you would have heard the board president state that there is information that the public does not know and Mr. Fox's guilt or innocence will be determined by the proper agencies. We 'uppity' Huronites have our opinions about the situation. You and the other residents in other communities do not have to worry about being on a jury as you suggested in a post. If you don't like our attitudes and 'arrogance', please feel free not to be part of the discussion.

wiredmama222

TDN....Sorry that you feel your "uppity" attitudes and arrogance don't affect others and can be so easily dismissed but they can't. You all put them out there for everyone to see and read.

It is the right of all to post and read what is on these boards, so to suggest that anyone NOT partake of them is just another "shot" fired from Huron at the rest of us to not make any so called "judgements" about Huron. While your school board president may be right about any "agency" making a decision on guilt or innocense of Mr Fox, it appears a court room and jury will also be making the same decision on others as well. So my statement of who will make up a jury is quite valid whether you people in Huron want to accept that reality or not.

Oh, and we in the rest of Erie County will most definitely be considered for any jury selections about any forthcoming lawsuits which I am sure will be coming up. For anyone in your community to think they will just go away is folly on your part.

So put away your claws and smug attitudes. Huron was pulled into the limelight of all of this by your school board and its actions. If the residents do not like what the rest of us say and see, it is just too bad. None of us did this, they did. What a shame the "family laundry" is being washed in public. How much of this could of and should have been done the right way. It could all have been avoided had someone over there not been so anxious to publically humiliate one person. What a shame. And funny that your BOARD PRESIDENT is the one making the claims that an AGENCY would make the decision. Was that prior to them being sued?

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WiredMama222-
As you said: 'The least of the school board's problems, now'...

Justme...

Wired you are making assumptions that everything in the attached document is accurate. I wouldn't make that assumption. And its a little different than the gag order you referenced, because it wasn't the judge's decision to keep testimony private, it was Fox's.

wiredmama222

I can see why he would want that as well. There are far too many people in Huron who just don't get it. I don't blame the man for not trusting anyone over there at this point. Why should he?

I am not making any assumption any more than the people who live in Huron made assumptions that those on the board were being "truthful" with the people who live there, or those who they were supposed to represent by being on that board.

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For all-
You, for months now, have assumed that all in the Markling report is accurate.. even after our illustrious Sandusky Register printed a retraction on said document ?

This is why there is division on this entire subject.
Did you not enjoy/believe the part where the Huron Board of Education's own attorneys told them to deliver the Markling document in a manner that wouldn't make it a public document ?

No doubt about it.. Tim SOWecke screwed up and in his haste to see Fred Fox, and his career, burn in Hell he actually chose a similar fate for himself.

The only proof anyone has of Fred Fox doing ANYTHING wrong is what was summed up in an illegal document that was illegaly presented to the public allowing all of you to have an opinion.

Justme...

The testimony that no one gets to hear is all that counts at this point.

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No, JustYou, actually the testimony that you will read about in the future will be what counts.

Assume this: If Fred Fox is found 'not guilty' by the OEC then the 'testimony' we have all read because Tim SOWecke HAND DELIVERED the illegal Markling report against the advice of the Huron BOE's attorney is the 'testimony' that was not true.

Please try to wrap your head around this: There is a whole lot of lying going on.. and now we have a chance to find out who is doing it.

Julie R.

Seems to me the Ohio Ethics Commission also ruled on the ethics complaints pertaining to Vermilion's law director using his Lorain County law firm of Stumphauzer & O'Toole to handle all legal issues for the city of Vermilion, yet for some odd reason the ruling was kept a secret. So when the Ohio Ethics Commission rules on this Fred Fox fiasco, is that also going to be kept a secret?

Tsu Dho Nimh

ODE,not the OEC, is the department conducting the current hearing. ODE has high expectations and has "punished" educators for "lesser crimes".

Justme...

"There is a whole lot of lying going on..." Now THAT we agree on.

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Actually, Justme, at this point I believe the lying has almost completely stopped.

You say I don't believe anything from the 'dark' side, but you would be wrong in assuming that. I am a firm believer that Fred Fox got discounted golf from Kalahari. I also believe he was re-imbursed (sp?) by the Huron Board of Ed for his Arizona trip. I believe he sent and received email from his school account for personal reasons. I stop short of believing any of that is so totally wrong that it never was mentioned in a review of Fred Fox's performance ? I also believe that before this whole situation came to the point it is at, that it should have been mentioned in some type of reprimand if it were actually true ?

Instead of handling the whole mess with some kind of professionalism, the Huron Board of Ed, and specifically the bully known as Tim SOWecke.. decided to take what they 'thought' they knew, or had actually made up.. and make the whole thing public, although this action practically guarenteed no privacy, or a fair 'public' trial for Fred Fox. (Which is exactly what they intended).

So.. In summary:
1) Tony Jr screwed up. Big time. He even served time for it.
2) Tony Sr tried to cover it up.
3) Fred Fox did what he was supposed to do and turned that mess over to the appropriate authorities.
4) Tony Sr berated Nancy Bulea about hiring Fred Fox as the Huron superintendent.
5) Tony Sr waited for his chance to get back at Fred Fox.
6) Tony Sr saw his chance by promoting the election of Tim SOWecke.
7) Scott Slocum, Huron BOE president went along with Tony Sr and SOWecke because he has some kind of ethicle problem at his former work place.
8) Donna Greene, Tony Jr's aunt, illegaly authorized the funding of the Huron Memorial Stadium sign.
9) Attempting to get Fred Fox, Tim SOWecke, Scott Slocum and Donna Greene illegaly met to hire attorney Markling to smear Fred Fox.
10) Not under oath, of course, Markling gathered 'testimony' on what employees of the Huron School District thought of Fred Fox, not including anything anyone had to say that was positive.
11) The illegaly produced Markling Report was made public by Tim SOWecke even after the board's attorney advised him not to.
12) After reading the illegal Markling report that was so totally slanted even the Sandusky Register backed away from it.. many of 'the public' decided it was a chance to 'pile on' Fred Fox.
13) Also a Huron BOE member, Kevin Asher, filed a lawsuit with 'LEGAL' papers that directly contradict all of the 'findings' of the illegal Markling report.

OK.. Let's see where it goes from here.
(I agree there is a lot of lying going on,
but do not see how Fred Fox has lied ?)

There you go again

Fred may not have lied but it seems he committed other offenses that are grounds for termination...or did you forget about why we are all commenting on Fred's job?!?!

Tsu Dho Nimh

The only statement that you made that can actually be proven is #1. Everything else is gossip, hearsay, and deflection of the real issue.

Justme...

You believe the lying has stopped? Well, if you believe all 13 points you stated above, therein "lies" the problem.

Julie R.

Those Italians in Huron sure do cause enough problems, don't they?

Retiree

Typical of what an attorney (bottom-feeder) will do to try and win a case. That is, "throw mud against a wall and hope that something sticks". If you want to bring up things that happened in the past, ask some of the people that went to school with Fox. I still can not believe that Huron hired him as a superintendent. That just shows the type of people that run for the Huron School Board years ago.

Darwin's choice

Kinda sounds like obama's campaign.........

Tmm

easy Bob, I mean Sold...take a pill. I must have missed where it was documented that Sowecke "hand delivered" the report. Is there proof of this or is it hearsay? I'm serious, please explain as I am in the dark on this one. please cut and paste what you know.

Tmm

and sold by proof i don't mean Murray's opinion, as I have a very hard time believing anything a used car salesman in a suit has to write or have his paraleagal write.

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hahaha.. Good one, Tmm !

Retiree

The Huron School Board is in such a mess, two members should think about resigning. To go around telling the people of Huron to boycott a local business is an ethics violation. I feel that these two individuals, and their peanut gallery, should keep their mouths shut and grow up. How would you like it if someone did that to your business. Murray never mention that mud in his documents. I would be more than happy to testify as to who told me about boycotting that business. It is wrong and I have no respect for either one of you individuals. To me, your in the same circle as a attorney (bottom-feeder) and no one cares for the people in that profession. You people better start growing up and get a life. Because someone does not agree with you, stop trying to bully them.

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Retiree-
The Huron Board of Education is not in a mess because of Asher and Caporini ?

Go back and read the 'legal' paperwork and then think about what has been happening.

I know nothing about any boycotts but I would think that what is good for the goose, (the 3 Stooges who are out to GET Fred Fox), is also good for the gander, (Meaning if they feel it's alright to go after someone else's livlyhood and in public, maybe those who cast the stones better look at their glass houses).

Tsu Dho Nimh

Mr. Caporini has told several people that some things just need to be swept under the rug and kept from the public. Employees in the district have been told not to shop at Ace. The wheels on the Karma bus go round and round, all around the town.

Tsu Dho Nimh

"Shortly after Sowecke was elected to the school board,he demanded that the school system buy their supplies from Ace Hardware (which he owns)...Sowecke made this demand although RC 2921.42 (A) (1) and RC 102.04 (B) required that no member of the School Board is allowed to do any business with the school system." Really, Mr. Asher is going to include this in his list of hearsay and biased opinions? Why is it that he sat on the board for at least 15 months before the question of "ethics" entered his mind? Mr. Caporini had been doing business on a regular basis for nearly 18 years but Mr. Asher never questioned that relationship. Oh, Mr. Caporini will tell you that he never made a profit but that is not true. Besides, the ORC states that board members can only do business with the entity he serves IF it is a bid process AND if the bid is consistant with bids that are given to all potential customers. Not the case for Mr. Caporini and there is an unbelievable amount of transactions that have occurred throughout the years and even if he sold items at cost, which the documents show that he did not, it is still illegal. Mr. Asher only brings up the ORC question after Mr. Sowecke does not agree to ignore Mr. Fox's transgressions in March 2012. As a result, the board also had to stop using Huron Cement as a vendor. Mr. Asher and Mr.Caporini have publicly criticized the other three for causing unneccesary costs to the district yet Mr. Asher files another lawsuit. These two are the board members that need to be sued but the other three have more class and dignity than Mr. Asher.

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Oh my God, TDN..
I can't believe you used the words class and dignity in the same breath as the 3 Stooges.

Apparently you do not agree with what has been filed but let's not get ridiculous..

SOWecke is a bully who makes his own rules.
Greene misappropriated funds to pay for a sign.
Slocum was fired from his job for a an interesting mysterious reason.

SOWecke hand delivered an illegal document with no authority and without even the consent of his other two stooges or the board's attorney.

SOWecke is being sued for 2.5 million dollars for his misdeads.

They are all aligned with the puppet master who also has no authority he answers to.

Lots of class and dignity there, TDN.

Your arguements grow weaker by the day. I also noticed your name on the paperwork ?

Tmm-
Will cut and paste it for you. There's also a letter to the editor in the Urine Hometown Tattler from SOWecke's son where the kid states: 'My father is not a very good businessman'..

It is time for you people to open your eyes and accept the fact that the 3 Stooges are more than just shady.

Vindictive and conspiritory are better words to use in the same sentence with their names attached.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sold...let's stick to the topic of my post. Does it make sense to you that Mr. Asher never questioned the business relationship between Huron Cement and the school system? Per the treasurer, the question was never brought up during his tenure until this past spring, after the March 2012 meeting. You know, the meeting where three board members wanted to pursue the allegations made against Mr. Fox. Then it was Mr. Asher who questioned if using Ace Hardware was ethical. Do you know how much money has been paid to Huron Cement over the past 18 years? It is obscene and the same ORC section that exists today was in existance when Mr. Caporini began his time as a board member. I personally have a copies of the emails that support what I am sharing, unlike the biased bull pucky that Asher is filing.

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TDN-
Ok.. Now that you actually stuck to the topic of your post.. lol

Listen, I am aware of the laws in place to keep board members from 'profiting' from the board itself. The laws are double edged swords. First of all you have people who make about $2000 a year for being BOE members. They obviously support the school system, yet the school system is not allowed to support them ? (Although, the reason the laws are in place are to keep board members from taking advantage of their position).

There have been past board members, who after becoming board members could no longer do business with the school. The example used to decide if they are in direct conflict with the ORC tells one story of a milk delivery man who once he became a BOE member could no longer sell milk to the school. Now.. He didn't even own the company.

So TDN, I am in total agreement with you over this post.. except if John Caporini could prove that his company was not making a profit from dealing with the school system then he/Huron Cement could continue to do business with the Huron City Schools. (But, why would they continue to ship supplies to the school with no profit ? Now that is a supporter !)

I do believe that the letter of the law is that in a bid situation, if the BOE member's company is the low bid then they can still do the job/supplying, but I may be wrong. If I am wrong this is a terrible injustice.

So in a long winded answer, (which is how attorneys make their money don't they, lol), if Tim SOWecke's ACE Hardware was the lowest price why can't the Huron BOE do business with ACE ? (And as far as I know these are the school employees you are citing as being told not to purchase from Huron's ACE).

PS.. The way this board makes up it's own rules I guess the ORC has no bearing on the board's decisions ?

Tsu Dho Nimh

The ORC is very clear that a bid situation is the only situation that is permissible and the bid must 1)be the lowest and 2)consistent with bids that they give to other customers (in other words, no special deals). It is against the law for the store to sell any other goods or services, even if it is at cost.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Mr. Asher states that Mr. Sowecke wrote the anonymous letter. Wow, he must be either psychic or a psycho to know who wrote an anonymous letter. I'm going with the latter.

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TDN-
Possibly the moron, I mean board member STATED he wrote it to someone else.
Did that ever enter your mind ?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Prove it...nothing but hearsay.

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TDN-
I don't have to prove anything, but I am almost 100% certain that if attorney Murray put it in writing.. he has proof of it.

Want to bet ?

Tsu Dho Nimh

It is nothing but an allegation and unless Mr. Sowecke takes responsibility, it cannot be proven.

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Tmm-
From page #12 of the 38 page document:
'When the Markling report was finished, it had bold print on the front which indicated that it was a privileged communication (lawyer/client).
- To Be Continued..

Tmm

ok sold i'll wait for you to prove that he hand delivered anything. It's not that I don't believe it could be the case but unless there is proof then what's the point in mentioning it? Is it documented somewhere that you can refer me to?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Tmm ... notice that Sold makes statements that are unsupported opinions much like the lawsuits filed by Kevin Asher? Sounds like he is Sold's source of "the truth".

underthebridge

I'll give Fox credit for turning in the son of Legando for his sexually exploitive relationship with a minor, but that doesn't provide a kind of diplomatic immunity for future transgressions.

Tsu Dho Nimh

You are absolutely right. I think you will find the Legando,Sr. does not condone his son's actions. The vendetta is just a made up drama to deflect from the real situation.

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TDN and UndertheBridge-
Say what you want about this part of the injunction, but it is absolutely the truth. Ask Nancy Bulea who was a huge supporter of Tony Sr during her years involved with the Huron City Schools.

'I think you will find the Legando,Sr. does not condone his son's actions.' is surely the pot calling the kettle black as TDN ASSUMES, is psychic, is all of the things that TDN is saying about Kevin Asher's injunction except, unlike Kevin Asher if TDN really knew anything where is TDN's injunction ?

Tony Sr. while not what I would call 'condoned' his son's 'love affair' with a 15 year old student, but actually thought that a slap on the wrist should suffice as punishment. This from a teacher who used his elementary students to pass notes to another married teacher that he, Tony Sr, was having an affair with while ON SCHOOL TIME ! Wow.. And now HIS little band of theives wants to actually fire Fred Fox for of all things an affair with an administraitor from another district ?

C'mon TDN. Even for you, this is weak.

Tsu Dho Nimh

What????? Your second paragraph makes absolutely no sense.

UgtaBkdnMe

TDN,

Sold said absolutely nothing, like he always does !

Diane Schaefer

Where are all the Exhibits that are referenced in the brief?

Julie R.

Geez, it sounds to me like the whole bunch are corrupt.

Justme...

Julie - it would sound like that...if you believed everything you read here. Don't. TDN is right - its a made up story, including some outright lies, intended to smear and deflect.

KURTje

Attention younger people - sadly this is how most things work in the adult world. Most "mature" people care only about their vested interest. Few have standards that they will embrace all the time. Younger people when you find the rare people that hold fast honesty,consideration, etc, embrace those standards. Rare are individuals like that & they need to be celebrated.!

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Amen, Kurt..

Retiree

The two board members,(Laural and Hardy), that Sold admires so much, does not want an auditor coming in and investigating all the corruption that went on over the last ten years. The previous board members have a lot of skeletons in their closet and do not want any more dirt dug up. I'll tell you one thing Sold, you lie when you said,"you know nothing about the boycotting of a local business". You and your thugs are just as corrupt as the attorney (bottom-feeder) that wrote the court document. Keep throwing mud against the wall, hopefully some of it will stick. By the way,the school bus that sold for a dollar, was it ever found?

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Retiree-
First off there is no admiration from me for either of the two board members you mention. Well.. If you don't count Kevin Asher's refusal to 'go along' with the sham that Tim SOWecke created.

Where did you read/hear/make up the part about the auditor ? The school system is audited constantly.

Your own personal 'conspiracy' against school boards, attorneys, boycotts, etc just PROVES you to be the mud thrower.. Except NOTHING you ever say ever sticks.

I honestly know nothing about boycotting local businesses, but can assure you that I personally boycott ACE because of the prices. It has nothing to do with politics. Personally I don't shop at Home Depot or Walmart because they put small local businesses out of business. But wait... Oh tht's right, you don't know a single thing about me besides I believe in doing things by the book and not just making things up to suit my story.

You can bet that you earned your retirement. Stop there. You know nothing about the politics involved here, nor who is telling the truth or you would realize that Kevin Asher has nothing to gain personally from this injunction. Read that again slowly.

Funniest thing you ever do here is call attorneys 'bottom feeders'. You have probably never done anything for anyone besides yourself, possibly your immediate family yet you call a defense attorney a 'bottom feeder' ?

'You and your thugs'.. If I had thugs they'd be visiting you. lol..

And once again for your education: Old school buses are routinely sold for next to nothing to get rid of them. Learn something old dog.

Wald

I'll laugh my head off if Retiree ever has need of an attorney they way he slams them all the time.

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Double Amen, Wald.

He lives in a fantasy world where attorney's are not needed.. Just medication.

Julie R.

Who are you trying to kid? If a doctor made a mistake tomorrow to the detriment of Retiree or if he got into an accident that was the fault of another, every single bottom-feeder around would be fighting for the case!

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Amen, Julie R !

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For those of you truly following along:
Huron School Board member Kevin Asher filed this 'INJUNCTION' to not pay illegaly 'hired' attorney Markling for his totally slanted report on Fred Fox. This is not a lawsuit so even if Kevin Asher 'wins' it will actually be a 'win' for the Huron City Schools and Huron's property taxpayers with not a dollar passing into Kevin Asher's hands. If you are a thinking person this might mean that Kevin Asher has nothing personal to gain so why would he file this ? Possibly because IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO ? (And I know it's hard for people who have never done what they think is right, if they didn't gain from it, to think this way, but rest assured, there are people who actually will stick their necks out for others).

And also for the record: Attorney Markling was illegaly hired to gather information on Fred Fox's giving Kalahari special tax incentives. What part of that allowed all of you to know so much of Fred Fox's business ?

If you were under this type of anal exam, how would you look. Ask yourself.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Please spare us from Kevin Asher doing the "right thing". For goodness sake, the man doesn't even know he is not licensed to practice law in Ohio and never has been.

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Next up on the agenda will be the 2.5 million dollar lawsuit that Fred Fox filed against Tim SOWecke.

I wonder if the prices will go down at ACE when newly millionaired Fred Fox owns it ?

Sit n Spin

$2.5 million....Please...You can't get blood from a turnip. Good Lord man even you should have the gray matter between your ears to know he will NEVER receive that type of $ even if he does fleece Timmy !

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Spin-
It is the principal not the amount.

Just once..
Put yourself in Fred Fox's shoes and from that angle look at what Tim SOWecke did.

You know it was wrong. So do the rest of you. No matter what Fred Fox did, or did not do he should have at least been afforded the privacy of a hearing before the Huron Board of Education before the fat pony express delivered the illegal document.

I assume you have the gray matter between your ears to understand that ?

Sit n Spin

It is the superintendent not the amount :)
I will not put myself in his shoes because I would never allow myself to walk down that path....A wise man long ago once told me, "Never crap in your lunch pail son." Unfortunately for Freddy he dumped too many Fox pellets in his lunch pail.

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Didn't know you were so pious, Spinner.

I can only wish you a long and healthy life where drama never touches you.

UgtaBkdnMe

Sold,

I think you mean "principle" but ironically you're right, it was the "principal" ! HAHAHAHA

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Tmm-
From page 12 of the 38 page document..

'When the Markling report was finished, it had bold print on the front which indicated that it was a privileged communication (lawyer/client). This obviously means that the report should not be shared with anyone outside the lawyer/client relationship. Attorney Gashen, (the Huron School Board's attorney), advised the board members that this report should remain confidential. He told them how they could deliver it to the Ethics Commission in a manner which would keep it concealed from the public because of the significant reputational harm it could cause if the allegations were not true. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Sowecke, on his own without any Board resolution or approval, hand-delivered the report to the Ethics Commission in a manner which assured that it would be widely published. This action violated school policies and the Ohio Revised Code.

The full explanation follows, but go read it. This is the entire reason we are even discussing this as I type. Moe, I mean Tim Sowecke broke the law(s) and opened this all up to the public.

Imagine that, Tim SOWecke broke the law. Not Fred Fox.. Tim SOWecke.

underthebridge

I'm not sure, but I think that you may be misinterpreting the attorney/client privilege. The attorney cannot break the communication, but the client could. This is an ethical requirement of the attorney not his client. That being said, if the client was the Board of Education and Sowecke did not seek an resolution and vote of the majority of his peers then I see your point.

However, you're arguing his innocence based on a technicality not whether the actions of Fred Fox are actionable toward termination.

Imataloss

Register - can you post the Exhibits? They are an integral part of the story. Wow, all the dirty laundry aired! Sounds like both Fox and the "3" could be going down like sinking ships!

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Yes, Register..
Matt Westerhold..
The exibits please.

Huron_1969

That's what happens to "rats" when they get trapped. (but these rats are dragging students and community down with them). Any rat with an ounce of decency wouldn't do that

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So by rats.. You are referring to the Huron Board of Education, 69 ?

Fred Fox will be totally cleared of all wrong doing, but because of this board and Tim SOWecke's action making this all totally public, it will be impossible for him to get a job anywhere else.

Fred Fox is 'sentenced' to being Huron's superintendent for his entire career one way or the other.

After the smoke has cleared and ALL lawsuits are settled Fred Fox will not have to work.. unless he wants to which will be as the superintendent of the Huron City Schools.

The first public shot was fired by Sowecke opening up a huge can of worms. Anything any of these people involved ever did, or even thought about doing, is going to be presented to the public.

I just read where the Huron City Schools received another 'Excellent' rating. Apparently the rat in charge was doing his job allowing the rats that work for him to do theirs. There are 3 huge rats that apparently do not matter to what happens at the schools and as proof you should ask each of them what they have added to the Huron City Schools during their tenure as school board members.

It will be a very short list.

Huron_1969

My comments are very clear and do not need to be re-stated..... That's you're job to repeat the same thing over and over and over

Tsu Dho Nimh

Amen, Huron!

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I will continue to edit your comments 69 until you get it right... lol

Just kidding, but I thought I used your 'rat' analogy pretty fairly ?

Guess you might want to check back on my posts and find something repeated that has not turned out to be true ? While we continue to find more and more about the accusers who have actually broken laws ? Wow.. What you're really going to find amazing is at the point when the judge finds enough truth in this injunction to uphold it.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Gee, Sold, I would think that the teachers would be the ones to give the credit to for the "Excellent" rating. They are the ones who actually work with the kids.

Tmm

Sold - please help me jog my memory - the 38 page document is what exactly? Who wrote this 38 page document?

Retiree

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Tmm

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And after I spent the time spelling out the 'hand delivered' portion of the injunction for you ?

I know, Tmm.. It stings to find out your hero is a criminal.

Tmm

I see, because it is in an injunction it is true - are you serious? You know better!

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Obviously you admire the 3 board members for the legal fees their lawbreaking got them into ?

I will no longer aknowledge your infantile posts as most of the other people on other posts you get involved with do. They do not respect your opinion either. I've been paying attention.

And.. My life is very full... I type and read really fast.. Especially posts like yours that are obviously generated with at least a 4th grade education and obviously not from Huron. In fact in the time it takes for you to put the novel of a post you wrote above I posted 4 times..

And you know what bottom feeder.. I mean NotSoRetiredee.. I actually had something to say.

Thanks for the education. The board of education sells busses Retardidee.. Not the superintendent.

So.. Go back to your burger flipping and allow us adults to discuss the facts.

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Julie R.

Sold: I just now read that stupid lawsuit and to me it sounds like Murray is trying to intimidate the 3 board members. Attorneys, like the Erie County courts, are good for that crap. I also noticed that Murray sent copies of the lawsuit to a Hannah & Powell law firm. So who are they the attorneys for? That name sounds familiar. I'll have to check my records but I believe an attorney from that firm came out of the woodwork to represent Prudential. Where he came from I don't know because their attorneys were goon out-of-state attorneys from Chicago. Would you like to hear the intimidation tactic that an attorney from that firm, (I think his name was Brian Borla) the goon out-of-state attorneys for Prudential, and the court of Binette pulled off on me three days after I filed complaints in the joke Erie County probate court? It was hilarious. If they thought they were going to intimidate me they sure did get fooled. As I've said a hundred times over --- the courts in Erie County and these big tough attorneys are an embarrassment unto themselves ~ not to mention the entire legal system ~ and they can't even see it.

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Julie R-
Did you also see a copy went to Drew Legando ?
Curiouser and curiouser.

There's another big suit coming Julie.

PS.. I agree that the way the suit reads is like some crazy fiction novel, but I can only assure you that the parts I was present for are absolutely true. Crazy yes.. Fiction no.

This bunch is capable of a whole lot more than any affair. Fred Fox should have been reprimanded/informed of/whatever, possibly the board should have done a yearly evaluation as Fred Fox's contract calls for ? Perhaps they could have brought Fred Fox's on the job behaviour there where it belonged instead of on the front page of the Register where Tim SOWecke and his other 2 Stooges wanted it. They got their wish, Julie.. And just look at the results.

I know you do not respect Erie County's legal people, but it's all we got, (unless we find out Tim SOWecke broke some federal laws, too).

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sold...what is your facination with Drew Legando? He is half your age and the same gender as you. We learn something new about you everyday.

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Oh but TDN, my fascination is how Drew has time to post here with his busy career.

And as for the last of your many cheap shots: If you really had an opinion or something to add you wouldn't have such an urge to add nothing.

You really have no idea of my age or gender, but I, on the other hand know all about you and this is the reason I will not spend much time on your elementary school posts. At one time I thought your knowledge of the law would really add to the information here, but alas.. you ran out of things to say when you found out your heroes are all criminals. And you know it kid.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Attorney Legando is posting? Please share his identity as I am curious. You have shared that you are a retired businessman who had his own business for 25 years. You have also denied being Nancy Bulea's husband and stated that your wife has dark hair. It is fair to say that you are a man and are old enough to be Drew's father.

srblogger

ako. sold I read mr ashers report, here is the problem i have with it. he goes off into no mans land talking about everyone that is bringing the case against freddy. first off the legando's should sue him. they should sue him because he has no proof that is the reason for what Soweke did to go after Fox. There isnt any proof! He has no right to name legando's in his report.

Fred Fox did some wrong . If you can't understand or see that, then you're living under a rock!

Irregardless what the BOE did rather it be the correct way to handle it or not. They brought up alot of dirty laundry..

This is NOT going to heal this district by allowing him to keep his job! If you think there is a strong support for Fred Fox, YOU ARE CRAZY!!

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SR-
Bringing up the supposed Fred Fox dirty laundry will all be explained away in court, but the even dirtier laundry of the board's will serve for entertainment for years for all of the surrounding communities.

Blame who you want, but I'm thinking if Tim SOWecke didn't make the trip to Columbus on his own to 'hand deliver' the Markling report I really don't think we'd all be meeting here over comments ?

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Wow..
For me saying the same things over and over it sure seems to get different results.

I know I hit a lot of nerves and tell you what you don't want to hear, but it always seems to come true.

And when you cannot dispute what I've said you resort to the same intimidation tactics you accuse the lawyers of ?

Wow..

It's ok.. When all is said and done don't bother telling me I was right.

I'll know it.

Thanks for all of the breaking news you folks let loose with tonight !

Come up with something new.. I'll be here.
(And retiree, which must refer to your thinking.. You really have no idea who you are talking to.. You neither, Tmm. Bet you'd be surprised in person. And a lot more polite. Well at least as polite as a bully who met their match can be.)

PS.. You won't be seeing a lawsuit from the coach.. It's all true and goes right back to him. It's sad because he is a great coach,

and ps to the parrot I call TDN.. I gave the credit to the teachers.. You need to ask Retiree to interpret my words.

Tmm

Bob, I'm sitting in a deer stand in MI right now - that might give you a good idea of my identity..or not. I can guarentee you anyone who spends thier entire existence waiting around to post comments defending FredO Fox couldn't handle my 3 year old nephew. You may want to grow a few more inches taller before you go around boasting about people meeting thier match - with a hip like yours I can't imagine you move very fast.

Sit n Spin

Amen Tmm....Bahahahaha !

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Why do you copy my Amens, Spin ?

I thought you were original..
Wait..
No that's Tmm who's original..
Wait..

Keep your head down Spin Sitter, Tmm's got a gun and I'm thinking from his posts that he may be in danger of having a psychotic incident.

(Of course Tmm's always hunting, boating, threatening, dreaming.. maybe he really doesn't have a gun.. or it's just a small one ?)

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Careful with that gun, Tmm.. (Wouldn't want you to have an accident carrying the gun and that chip on your shoulder).

I really want Bob Reno's salary !

Julie R.

Bob Reno's involved in this fiasco, too? Lord Almighty, this is getting better and better! I don't personally know Reno but I sure know an attorney that used to be in his firm. He was my first inkling of how unethical and ugly the attorney profession really is. After bilking me out of money, he did absolutely nothing. Two months later he told me --- "If you think I'm getting my attorney brothers in trouble for what they did to your mother, you're crazy!" The crook wouldn't even give me my money back. As for Reno, I heard through the grapevine that he told one of his friends from Huron (somebody that he went to school with) "Are you NUTS? All the fraud and Medicaid fraud they pulled off and you allowed McGookey to appoint you to be the executor?" I heard that Reno had him write a letter removing himself as the executor and even hand-delivered it to the probate court for him --- but for some odd reason McGookey wouldn't allow him to remove himself.

Sure is a small world, isn't it!

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Julie R-
Tmm thinks I'm Bob and hang out at the Sandbar..

I'm not, but don't really have anything bad, or anything really good to comment on Bob. Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you.

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