Smile for the camera, Mr. Editor

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Not sure I'll be smiling, but the video camera will be on and the microphone will be working when I testify at fired police Chief Kim Nuesse's civil service hearing next week.

A subpoena was delivered to the Register on Tuesday from Nuesse's attorney, K. Ronald Bailey. Unless I get some seriously persuasive legal advice against testifying, I'll be at the hearing Wednesday. I think I'm the only witness to be picked by both sides to testify. The crack Cuyahoga County law firm hired by the city only put me on their list to keep me out of the hearings, I think. Bailey added me to his witness list just this week.

It's so good to be wanted. I think.

Comments

Anonymous

And I still can't figure out how in the heck they could subpoena a newspaper editor. But then they don't call it Eeeeerie County a.k.a. The Twilight Zone for nothing! These village idiots gotta go!

Anonymous

Matt is being subpoenaed because he was allagedly present when Kim Nuesse took a phone call. That makes him a witness. Had he not personally interjected himself into this story, he would not have been called as a witness and would be reporting on this mess himself.

Anonymous

AMEN.

Anonymous

Anyone who thinks Kim Nuesse is being railroaded, let me tell you she is getting exactly what she deserves. This is whole story is a Soap Opera and it is being written by Kim herself. If you have actually watched the testimony given by City Manager Matt Kline, instead of just assuming that because she is a woman she is right, you can see that she is not fit to handle that job. Kline put it best when he said he had concerns about her keeping her cool during a real disaster. I dont have any children that go to SHS, but if I did I would not feel secure at all with her as Chief if a gunman were to take over SHS. Brian Crandall had the audacity to question her and she literally flipped out even though she was assured by Kline that her job was not in jeopardy. Then you have Mayy Westerhold who is acting like a little school boy b*tch following her around like a lap dog and she is exploiting him because he is weak. I will say this, Kim could be the smartest person in all this. Considering what she has done, she has still managed to gain all this public support and will get something from this, because someone somewhere will feel sorry for her cause she is a woman. If I were a woman, I would be outraged at the fact she is using her gender to gain this public support. So to those of you who are feeling sorry for her, DONT...she is loving ever minute of this!!

Anonymous

'No wait, I didn’t get the parking ticket, the car did!' Yep-that's the kind of decision maker I want for a police chief-she's been around her defense council to long.

Anonymous

Funny that you would say Nuesse is loving every minute of this cause that's exactly what people say about the more than dirty legal system in this county----the more than dirty legal system that LOVE scre*wing people over. They seem to get some kind of mentally ill kick out it. So sorry, the way I see it if Baxter and his butt-buddy Lyons are involved in this I don't THINK they are scr*wing Nuesse over, I KNOW they are!

Sam

I finally figured Westerhold out, and I feel sorry for him. The alleged GOB club were the cool kids in school. The Sandusky Police officers who are his constant targets were the jocks who took his lunch money and made fun of him during PE. Kim was the girl who would not give him the time of the day. Now its pay back time for Matt, he will get even and he will get the girl this time, even if it means destroying the Registrag and himself.
Matt its not a question if you can look into the camera. Can you look into the mirror at yourself and like what you see?

Anonymous

Hmmm......Just maybe quite a few of the people involved in this situation aren't FIT TO BE IN CHARGE! How bout we just get rid of em all?! Nuesse is standing and fighting, not running like a scared puppy w/it's tail tucked between it's legs, hiding her face and testimony from the PUBLIC. What a bunch of cowardly individuals! Here's the skinny, and understand this, I don't support Nuesse just because she's a woman and am feeling sorry for her. I support her because every aspect of this STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN and has from the git-go. From the officers whose identities needed to be protected from their collective grievance, to the 2yr. old PARKING TICKET, to the "never step-out into light, and it's all a matter of interpretation" Law Director who avoided testifying, to the two that CHANGED STATEMENTS MADE in that poor excuse of a report used to fire her (PAID FOR W/TAXPAYER MONIES), the Civil Srvc. Board that didn't feel qualified to handle this (probably needed to hang onto their jobs as well, like the City Manager)), to the hand-picked and getting wealthier by the day RETIRED JUDGE (lawyers as well), being used in a sham of a Civil Service Hearing (again, all at the TAXPAYERS EXPENSE) and every last sitting Commissioner that participated or sat back quietly, allowing it! This City wouldn't/couldn't do anything, such as merge w/Perkins for Dispatch Srvcs, saving the Taxpayers monies. That would mean some form of cooperation, wouldn't it?! Seems to of been rather evident, over the last several years and long before Nuesse stepped into town, how much the Taxpayers monies are being abused and mis-used! Quite a bit around this City/County needs to be looked into! Especially all of the above mentioned. Deal with the fact that some think/feel differently! That is reality. Another reality, repsect is earned, not a given. It can be lost as well, which is what's happening. They really have no one to blame but themselves, those who must CONTROL (and w/good reason). By the way, you would have to BE A WOMAN, before you could understand better how/why we think and feel the way we do! Must not of read up much on the THE FIGHT/PLIGHT OF WOMEN FOR EQUAL/CIVIL RIGHTS, eah?

Anonymous

You are so correct when you say that this whole thing STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN. It's one of the reasons that I have supported Nuesse right from the start. The other reason I support Nuesse is because I know from experience how these dirty, sneaky good old boys work! I also know how good they are at COVERING UP what's been going on in this City and County for a loooooong time.

Anonymous

Same person....
pitiful.

Anonymous

Your right about one thing! Respect is earned. The word "earned" is the keyword in that phrase. Trust is also earned. From what I've seen, Nuesse didn't do much to earn either from her subordinates, or City Officals.

Anonymous

Wrong that the last three comments came from the same person. I made one of them.

Anonymous

you dummies will never understand:

"it's a matter of interpretation."

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

age: 61 years

Common Sense

I'm definitely saddened that someone tried to take my moniker, but this is the original.

Good luck, Matt. I don't hold much hope as the same players are still in place, still trying to cover their tracks, and no one to stop them as the judge is eating out of their pockets.

Too bad; Erie County sure looks alot like Daly's town of Chicago.

Crackhead

i too am very familiar with the mayor daly brand of chicago. it does look alot like this, doesn't it?

Anonymous

Crandall questioning Nuessee would make anyone freak out. Crandall was out for blood and would go after you in a minute. No wonder she had to watch her back. Talk about a hostile work enviroment. The three commissioners involved should hang their heads for the set up they did on Nuessee; it was anything but fair. Out of the three commissioners involved, two are gone off the commission table; and hopefully, the other one will be voted out of office in another year.

Anonymous

I knew it Matt, I knew you would whimp out. I knew you could never come out from behind your computer and face people in person. Watching you perjur yourself will have to wait. I knew you wouldnt have the stones to do this. So what will your excuse be Matt?? You were told by an attorney that it probably isnt the best thing for you to do, ya know to lie under oath, so you changed your mind?? That about the jist of it Matt?? If its any consolation to you Matt, I dont think anyone is surpised that you whimped out. Just think, once Kimmie gets spanked AGAIN, she will no longer need you and your pathetic newspaper. Are you afraid you just dont photograph well Matt are you afraid of how Kimmie will see you on camera?? C'mon Matt tell us, why did you weasil out??? I mean we all know you are spineless and weak, but is that the WHOLE story? Is there more to it? Enquiring minds wanna know!!!

Anonymous

Why didn't you testify Matt? We're waiting, all talk and no action. Time to move on to another Blog topic. Where are you at???????

Anonymous

I don't know what you are talking about with Matt "not testifying" but I will tell you this. I'll bet there has never, ever been a case in Ohio or anywhere for that matter where a newspaper editor was subpoened to testify at a trial. And this CRAP isn't even a REAL trial. It reminds me of a grade school fight of "she said this and she said that".

Anonymous

What do you mean, you dont know what were talking about....do you EVER read the SR??? All Matt does is sit and criticize those who do testify then brags about getting a subpoena, but then wusses out when it comes his time. He got subpoened because he is a liar and they want to attact Nuesse's credibility like she is trying to attack everyone elses. Maybe before you write things you should do a little research. Matt had a chance to back up his mouth and whimped out plaine and simple....

Anonymous

I didn't see anything in the SR that Matt isn't testifying but if he isn't, so what? I have never heard of a newspaper editor being subpoened in a trial, either. Makes no sense. You also say Nuesee is attacking everyone's credibility. How? She didn't get on the stand and talk about the character of these idiots like they have attacked her. Maybe before you write things you should do a little research yourself......

Anonymous

Sorry I thought maybe the person who wrote that knows when I said Nuesse was attacking everyone's credibility, you would know I mean the Nuesse "Legal Team", maybe next time I wont use such big words since you obviously have no clue how to comprehend what you read. WHo cares if you have never heard of a newspaper editor testifying, what does that mean?? He was subpoened by both the City and Nuesse...oops I mean Nuesse's Lawyer, almost forgot I was writing to someone who needs everything explained to them. Ill say this again, Westerhold is being called to testify because he lied and secretly taped conversations between Nuesse and people she called when she thought she was being "railroaded". What a joke!

Anonymous

Everything I've read about the case points to the fact that a lot of city residents think the woman was railroaded. The city doesn't have too many supporters. The citizens don't appear to have much respect at all for the local government and that could be a problem in the long run.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Citizen here...I do not support Nuesse. Everything you've read, you say? Well, that's the problem. The SR prints only half truths. You don't get the whole story here. You just get the side of the story that makes the city look bad. Just for your infomation...I totally support our leaders and I am just a plain 'ol ordinary citizen of Sandusky.

Anonymous

Well, just for your information I too am just a plain 'ol ordinary citizen and I totally do NOT support our leaders!

Anonymous

Well, perhaps you should apply. I am SURE you could do a MUCH beter job. Why is it that everyone has something to say about the job that ANYONE does? Seems strange to me when people do that when they don't have a CLUE. How could they when they have never done the job themselves? I have never seen so many know it alls in all of my life as there are in this town.

Anonymous

....I don't think it's so much any one particular individual commenting, does so because they think they could do a better job, or would even want to. You will always have Public Opinion and very well should, especially when it's rather apparant how the Taxpayers' monies is being mis-used.

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