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

Anonymous

I know Ms. Nuesse and I know the facts of the case. Just as soon as the city reinstates her and apologizes for their many errors, I am prepared to hire her ASAP.

Anonymous

your breath Correct Resoulution.

Anonymous

Where might that be...lol
Sounds good anyway.

Anonymous

Both sides have too much to lose at this point to settle. Besides, the City already has this case fixed regardless of the evidence - so it's only a matter of making a record, not influencing an outcome. The federal case will be the big money case - not this.

Anonymous

I am waiting to see your rebuttal on what Baxter wrote in the Opinion section of Sundays paper. He is truly an a$$ and I am hoping for some good, fluid reading from your hand to my eyes! Strike back at that monster!

Sam

Matt the first rule of journalism, DO BECOME PART OF THE STORY, did you miss that class?

Anonymous

All this is very boring and wasting taxpayer dollars. Be done with the childish ways.

Anonymous

Matt you have the inside track, just like when you were at her house listening to her talk to the commissioner's on the phone. You know what's going on. You know when this is settled, there will be no huge pay off and no federal law suit will be able to be filed. You know that the gag order and records will be sealed. You know that you should only be able to write one last article, because this is over. If this doesn't work it's way out all the way to a court ruling, all you have to do is keep writing that everyone else was wrong and she was right. But you know it's over and it's got to be disheartening that you'll never know the truth, just what you've been told but you'll get to keep her on your pedestal. Maybe she will start doing cops and courts and government stories for the SR as posted by correct resolution and be a thorn in elected officials behind for years to come, at least as long as Mattie is Editor, am I close???

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold and the Sandusky Register did not create this mess, the good ole boys did. Stop going after the messanger. This whole thing was created by Prosecutor Baxter and the cops that can't put down their jelly
donuts and work. Guess who has to pay for these crooked people in office....TAXPAYERS! Stop blaming the messanger!!!

Anonymous

I hope after Kim gets vindicated Baxter and the rest crooks go on trial, and go to jail. Go get em Ron Baily!

Anonymous

Besides that...NUESSE created this mess. And still going at it.

Anonymous

K Rons a POS too ask him about that kid he killed

Gulliver

Matt you deserve to be commended for giving this injustice such a high profile. I can only image the flack you are taking. Please know the silent majority are in favor of what you are doing.

As for the negative comments that come from commenters like JOE FRIDAY, THATS MESSENGER,SAM and I have to wonder... Are these people blogging from the laptops inside their police car, when they should really be patroling the city?

Anonymous

This case is just a small example of how the corrupt legal system in Erie County works----the corrupt legal system that Baxter and the rest of them want hidden. Keep up the good work, Matt. It's unreal what they have gotten away with in this County for years and will continue to get away with if it's unknown.

Anonymous

for that hard hitting editorial. You truly do earn your 5.00 an hour paycheck....could you have put less thought into anything?? How does it feel to be most disliked "person" in the city Matt??

Anonymous

for that short but not so sweet VERY TRUE editorial.

Anonymous

Of course the taxpayers get cheated. The judicial system in Erie County CHEATS people all the time with their sneaky conspiracies and their unlawful agendas. The judicial system in Erie County has about as much respect for the taxpayers as they do the LAW, which is zilch.

outsider

Probate Court is the only institution that is set up for the single purpose of STEALING FROM THE DEAD.

Anonymous

WRONG. Probate court is the only institution (in Erie County anyway) that is set up for the single purpose of concealment of criminal acts by attorneys and financial institutions against the elderly when they are still LIVING. This is done when the crooks know the elderly person is totally incompetent, seriously ill and dying. This is not done for the criminal motive of STEALING from the dying person----it's done to criminally change their wishes in life AT THE END OF THEIR LIVES and STEAL ( or assist others in STEALING ) what they intended for members of their families.

Anonymous

keep telling you fools over and over and over....

"IT'S A MAATER OF INTERPRETATION!!"

don c. icsman-law director for life
city of sandusky

age: 61 years

Anonymous

I can hardly believe that you are a silent majority. Your comment sounds like so many that have been here before. I will tell you that I, "that's mesenger", am not a police officer, not even close. I am a citizen of Sandusky who has an opinion just like you. I am entitled to that, just like you. Too bad that my opinion does not agree with you. Too bad that you just have no idea what you are talking about. You can not go by what you read in the SR, the whole truth is never printed, that is your first mistake. Anyway, have a nice day.

Anonymous

Kudos to Matt Westerhold...he seems to be one of the few people in Erie County who is not afraid to exhibit his opinion in regards to matters which should be of great concern to ALL OF US. For those of you who wish his departure from the area...did it ever occur to you that if he were to leave, then you would be left TOTALLY in the dark about matters that directly affect you as a citizen of this failing town? Would you rather just move along merrily in a state of denial, or would you rather excercise your right to disseminate the truth of the matter in whichever way that YOU see fit for it to be. Don't ever allow yourselt to abandon the freedom to choose.

Anonymous

Kudos to Matt Westerhold...he seems to be one of the few people in Erie County who is not afraid to exhibit his opinion in regards to matters which should be of great concern to ALL OF US. For those of you who wish his departure from the area...did it ever occur to you that if he were to leave, then you would be left TOTALLY in the dark about matters that directly affect you as a citizen of this failing town? Would you rather just move along merrily in a state of denial, or would you rather exercise your right to disseminate the truth of the matter in whichever way that YOU see fit for it to be. Don't ever allow yourselt to abandon the freedom to choose.

Anonymous

Kudos to Matt Westerhold...he seems to be one of the few people in Erie County who is not afraid to exhibit his opinion in regards to matters which should be of great concern to ALL OF US. For those of you who wish his departure from the area...did it ever occur to you that if he were to leave, then you would be left TOTALLY in the dark about matters that directly affect you as a citizen of this failing town? Would you rather just move along merrily in a state of denial, or would you rather exercise your right to disseminate the truth of the matter in whichever way that YOU see fit for it to be. Don't ever allow yourself to abandon the freedom to choose.

Anonymous

wow what a way to waste our tax money!!!! thought there would of maybe been a clown with balloons there as well. good job matt, the city always hires dumb crack shot lawyers. and wow did u ever offend that judge lol what a retard. every one is in title to there oppion its or it was a free country.

Anonymous

I dont think I have ever seen someone more uncomfortable under sire than Matt. Hopefully this isnt the best that K Ronald Baily can do for a witness. The city's attorney brought out your ignorance and lack of honesty. In case you didnt catch the Judges point at the end Matt, he was implying that you also have inaccuracies in your blogs, which you have gone back and corrected, just like Baxter whom you crucify for doing...get it now Matt???

Anonymous

The city's ATTORNEY brought out Matt's ignorance and lack of honesty? Oh my God! I can't speak for all attorneys but I sure can speak for the ones I DO know. Talk about IGNORANT! I'm still contemplating writing a book about them.

"Just because your mother passed away in late 2002 doesn't mean she didn't have the capacity to continue signing checks for two years after her death".

Anonymous

I agree with the poster - Matt got spanked. I would also like to mention the fact that it was brought up that Mr. Westerhold was once involved with and or worked for the Baxter family for 6 months. Does that make Mr. Westerhold any more impartial than Judge Cirigliano regarding this case?Does that disqualify him from reporting on this case?

curious

When did Matt work for the Baxter family? Doing what? Back when he was a kid, maybe? Cutting grass or something? Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous

He worked at Daly's Irish Pub when he was in high school. The Baxters owned the bar at that time.

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.