Sandusky taxpayers lose big

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Team Nuesse and the city's crack shot legal team kept me cooling my jets this morning, waiting to testify at the Kim Nuesse civil service hearing. They also kept waiting acting Perkins police Chief Robb Parthemore and Lt. Al Matthews, and former Perkins police Chief Tim McClung.

The attorneys involved in the case spent Monday morning behind closed doors wrangling over a subpoena issued for testimony from a Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent. Hmm. That's the story, anyway.

I'd say there's a 50-50 chance I'll never be asked to take the stand, and the judge right now is pushing hard for both sides to reach a settlement and make this thing go away.

If that happens, everybody wins.

Except taxpayers.

Comments

newcreation1996

Matt,

You did a good job. I would't have been as nervous as you because I'm usually sitting there having them after me. If you're not nervous, that's a good thing, Matt.
Truth never changes---Lies are hard to tell the same way and that is why stories and answers need crossed out and changed.

newcreation1996

What is the number (1) thing that Kim did wrong???? She did this, didn't do that, Sounds like a bunch of school kids. In the last seventy years in this area I can only think of three people who have done a good job and respected their offices. John Magnumsun, Jimmy Dee, and Terry Lyons. You didn't or don't have to like them,but did the best for the positions they were in. You'd have to go a lot further back in Sandusky's history to find a guy like one of these

Anonymous

It is not unethical for blog participants to state inacuracies, but when one is a public servant, he or she is held to a higher standard. Baxter was not blogging. In his position truth is of the utmost importance and he should be held accountable.

Anonymous

Westerhold, GET OVER YOURSELF. You are unprofessional and have an over-inflated opinion of your own importance. I find your infatuation with Nuesse to be strange and I do not trust the SR to provide unbiased coverage on this or any story regarding city hall and Sandusky politics.

Anonymous

I agree with you on John Magnuson and Jimmy Dee. They're swell people! But Terry Lyons? He's a GOB, in with Baxter's gang. None of that bunch can be trusted! Some may even be jail bound!

Taxpayer

A lot of local LE leaders did an excellent job during their tenure. In fact many wish a few of them were still leading their agencies. Just because someone is in office or is chief now does not mean they are part of the GOB network. Terry Lyons works WITH the county prosecutor because he is forced to use this resource. He does not have a choice and trust me, he does NOT AGREE with everything Baxter does. The Sheriff's job is LE and the jail. He can only use the office of prosecutor for guidence in managing the legal issues of the jail and prosecution of cases. I do not agree that Sheriff Lyons and his immediate staff (the others are retired on duty) are part of the GOB network. He has NO choice in consulting with Baxter. There is NO other avenue for the Sheriff to pursue in county government. Sheriff Lyons' is his own man and WORKS with Baxter in order to get cooperation from a tainted system.

Anonymous

Terry Lyons is a GOB. No doubt about it! He's been seen many times by various people having breakfast with the likes of Baxter, Ferrell, and Redfern. This is the so-callwd DEM machine. Now, I ask you, do you trust any of those people? I sure don't!

Anonymous

Since you know so much, please name the GOB's.

Anonymous

Those of us with the ability to see through Westerhold's attempts to make himself look good to Kim Nuesse, by making other people look bad, know why Doug Phares allows it....quite simply, it is bringing attention to his newspaper and it is selling papers. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. Phares and Westerhold have allowed the integrity of the SR to be compromised all in the name of greed!!! Matt, the people you bash and try to bring down are people with jobs that make a difference in this world. These are men who get up every morning with a purpose when they go into work. Its as if this is a game to you Matt and once this is all over with, I hope you dont think that all the things you have written about people will be forgotten. You have committed career suicide all for the attention of Kim Nuesse. Your testimony was a joke. You sat up there, I believe, attempting to be arrogant and cocky, so that maybe Kim would notice. The only thing anyone noticed, is that you're a goofball, a joke. I mean what kind of an absolute moron do you have to be to insult the very judge you are up there testifying in front of. I am not a lawyer, but does K. Ronald Baily really think this HELPED Kim Nuesse??? While you were testifying, he had to of been kicking himself for having you come in. I have said this before Matt and I will say it again, you really do seem like that nerdy kid on every grade school playground, who resents the cool kids and will do anything to get back at them. So here you are a lowly Editor for a little small town newspaper and you see these guys who a lot of children actually look up to and your jealous. You have the support of a boss whose only concern is selling papers and in the process has destroyed this papers reputation and all......for Kim Nuesse!! I mean can you for one second see the Cleveland Plain Dealer printing lies, allowing their reporters to print misleading and bias editorials? NEVER!!! Because they are a REAL informative newspaper....the Sandusky Register is now and forever will be a JOKE!!

Anonymous

All you're trying to do by ragging on Matt Westerhold is take the focus off Kevin Baxter, and the rest of the liars in the Nuesse case. Well, it isn't working!

Anonymous

Visa Versa.

Are you ragging on Baxter and others to take the focus off of Westerhold and Nuesse? .....Well?

Anonymous

How times does Baxter have be caught up in lies before you face the fact that he's a bold faced crooked liar.
I know of no instance where Matt Westerhold lied. Sometimes the truth hurts. Off course Kevie knows little about the truth.

Anonymous

I am not saying that Baxter has never lied, what I am saying is that you have to be blind if you allow yourself to be mislead by a nobody editor. It is clear from your posts how he was able to mislead you.

Anonymous

Bottom line: BAXTER IS A LIAR! I dont care if Westerhold is a nobody editor or not. Westerhold has nothing to do with now known fact that BAXTER IS A LIAR. Period!

Anonymous

Oh Well

lambcon

hello

Westerdump

I dislike you mat

Westerdump

I dislike you mat. Eat my ball sack

Anonymous

Trying out the new registered comments section. This should work out just ... peachy.

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