Charlie Sams can handle a yo-yo

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

His testimony in the Nuessegate hearings is laughable, but here's a comment from a reader that accuses Charlie Sams of being a dead-ringer for famous 1960s humorist Tommy Smothers.

Interim Sandusky police chief Charlie Sams testifies on the second day of Nuesse's civil service hearing. Tommy Smothers works his yo-yos.

       


         


         


         


         

re heres wrote on Oct 14, 2008 1:19 PM:

" I think he looks more like Tommy Smothers "

You decide. Tommy Smothers or Johnny Carson.

Comments

Anonymous

Oh my gosh your right! He's a dead ringer for Tommy Smothers! He's even a humorist. A grown man whining like a 2 year-old over a website.....

Anonymous

I think Johnny, but not that photo. This photo looks more like him.

http://www.johnny-carson.com/joh...

Anonymous

I think he looks like flat-out shifty......

Anonymous

This is the kind of stuff they pay you for Matt.... You are the whinning laughing stock. Why don't you start doing something with your job.

Anonymous

Who thinks Matt looks like Pee-Wee Herman? Sorry Pee-Wee

Anonymous

better than researching what the village idiots do---how to spend the taxpayers money to cover their own arse holes

Anonymous

You continue to make a fool of yourself over your enchantment with Nuesse. I bet if "she" was a "he", you'd be able to behave like a professional journalist instead of an infatuated, lovesick boy who cannot see the truth about your gal Kimmy.

reader

Matt, you greatly disappoint me with your remarks.

If lies were told, do the tough work of good reporting and expose them.

Stooping to making fun of someone's appearance is immature and irresponsible.

Not what I expect from an editor !

Anonymous

Just when I think this guy, Westerhold, can't get any worse.... he does something like this. I am in shock! I can't believe that the SR would stoop to this level. Why in the world would you do something like this Westerhold? I wouldn't even think of embarrassing you here like I could by telling YOU what I think YOU look like. I would NEVER stoop to the level that you just did. TOTAL AMAZEMENT HERE! You suppoter's will stop at nothing. Try the T-R-U-T-H for a change.

Anonymous

If this doesn't tell the citizens of Sandusky what you are all about Westerhold, nothing will.

Anonymous

didn't go there. What a jerk!

Anonymous

great job. A sense of humor is totally lacking in sandumpy. You post one little comment about Sams living in huron and was 'facetiously' the bartender at the bickleys, and you get deleted.

Anonymous

Childish....VERY childish. This sounds very cry babyish Mr. Westerhold. Are you still pouting over the fact you are to be called as a witness, thereby having to remove yourself from all future hearings?

Anonymous

I loved it, but I'm getting tired of being deleted for some humor I write, what is it that satire is deleted here at the register, when you use it's ok but not the bloggers

Anonymous

Ah, wait a minute here. I don't agree. Do you know the level of unfairness that this city and this county has stooped to? Do you know of the dishonest and illegal practices that have been going on in this county for years? Do you know how many people have been unlawfully cheated in this county by these corrupt public servants that are getting paid with your tax dollars and mine to UPHOLD THE LAW?
Do you think it was right to ruin Kim Nuesse's reputation? Do you think it was right to put her family through all this stress because of a bunch of crybabies at the SPD, Kevin Baxter and these idiot city officials? Do you think it's right what's going on now with a case that EVERYBODY knows is FIXED? Do you think it's right that these city officials are making fools out of and robbing the taxpayers blind?
Funny, but I never saw one comment---not even ONE---that was concerned when somebody kept making nasty remarks about Nuesse's looks so why are you becoming so hostile about this? Are we supposed to RESPECT who YOU tell us to RESPECT? Well, sorry, but I don't respect any of them least of all Charlie Sams----because LIARS don't DESERVE RESPECT! (I'm also willing to bet that YOU were the one making nasty remarks about Nuesse's looks)

Anonymous

Don't mention sams lives in Huron, the bickleys party, or bartender

Anonymous

WESTERHOLD DIDN'T SAY HE WAS A DEAD RINGER FOR TOMMY SMOTHERS---A BLOGGER DID. AND SO WHAT? HE DOES. THAT DOESN'T MEAN ITS AN INSULT LIKE THE TEEN-AGE CATTY REMARKS MADE ABOUT KIM NUESSE WERE MEANT TO BE.

Sam

The Registerag strikes again. Personal attacks against Officer Sams. Mattie the facts are not going your way now, so you stoop to even a new low for you. Time for you to go. Maybe you and Kim both can apply at OVH.

Anonymous

Either way, he's in good company, right? Both were very funny, very smart men.

reader

Kevin, you greatly disappoint me with what you have done to this city.

If you didn't have so many lies to conceal there would be no need for you to feel threatened by exposure.

Anonymous

big as* deal if Charlie looks like Smothers and Carson------people say I look like Mel Gibson and I don't take offense.

Anonymous

RE: HONEST, FAIR, non-GOOD OL' BOY, and totally ethical Judge Cirigliano:

REALLY, HE'S NONE OF THE ABOVE!!!

How many future dates has he set for "hearings?" How much is he making per hour? (I honestly forget, but something like $200). I'm sure someone will correct me. If left alone, he will rule in favor of the city and then retire completely.

Anyhow, I predict --- with sound and credible knowledge --- that before this fiasco is even close to being over. Att. K. Ronald Bailey will request that Judge Cirigliano "Recuse" (step down) himself, but the reason will probably not surface.

That is, unless I share with all of you, what the honorable judge did which is absolutely illegal, arrogant, irresponsible, and does violate the ethics of a common pleas court judge, active OR retired.

To those advocates of the judge, have at it. Challenge me, hate me, do your worst. I have written the Register's managing editor about this, ID'd myself, and, so, we both are sitting on this yet-to-be ignited fireworks.

Oh, yes. Another culprit who violated "her" code of ethics as an accomplice, is a county commissioner.

We've only just begin.

Tiger II

Anonymous

Please, don't wish that on OVH. We don't need it, believe me.

Anonymous

Oh, it's you again, the very angry person. Tell me something, where do you get all of your information from? The SR? Westerhold? Who says that what they have written is the gospel? How would you know that Nuesse didn't bring this on herself? You are very wrong, I made no nasty remarks about Kim's looks. If you read my blog, I said I don't stoop to those levels like Westerhold and the SR just did. Tells me ALOT about the way they are.

Anonymous

This is by far way off base Mattie. You are so distraught about this you had to remove the first story. You know the one with all the comments about Kimmie lying. Oh yeah, it's coming. You're in deep too, I don't know how you'll have a job after all the ethics violations you've made in reporting this story. The firing will be upheld, she's already been caught under oath with at least three lies and the city won't end up paying a penny......watch and see!!! She should have took the deal!!!

Anonymous

Cancel the register until westerhold is gone!

Anonymous

Still laughiung at you Matt Westerhold. You are so in love with her. Does Jim Nuesse understand your love?

Anonymous

When your girlfriend's butt is geting kicked, and it is not yet over for her.

Anonymous

Got to hand it to this editor for saying so much with so few words....and to think that the city would not be in this situation with Nuesse if the GOBs had not run her out on a rail and now they are being taken to task and must now demonstrate how they can twist in the breeze.

No doubt all of the testimony will be used by Nuesse when she files her lawsuit in Federal Court in Toledo...

Anonymous

She can take this to any Federal Court she wants. The fact of the matter is this hearing will show that she is a liar, unable to work with others, was self serving and the city won't have to pay a dime.

Anonymous

Tommy Smothers

Anonymous

Caustic wit used to expose folly, vice or stupidity. The use of ridicule to expose incompetance, evil or corruption. Imagine that!

Anonymous

me thinks random drug testing should be ordered for the entire crazy lot--spd, city commissioners, prosecutor, city manager, judges, lawyers, law director, etc. ya all ain't right....

Anonymous

A liar and a whiner and a Baxter wanna be.

Anonymous

Just when I think Sandusky could not get any worse or any more embarrassing it does. They bar the press from reporting on what has to be the biggest joke of the century---an expensive pretense of a trial complete with a pretend judge and a bunch of grown men whining about their ex-boss and why she should have been fired. Sandusky is done, washed up, kaput. Call Chief Justice Moyer and thank him for its decay and then make plans to get out. Let the GOBs and Moyer have it.

Anonymous

That's run, don't walk to the nearest south/east/west route out of town! I believe in setting goals, that's goal #1 on my list! However, due to the current un-employment rate here in Erie County, it'll take a little longer than anticipated.

Anonymous

Is this what they pay Westerhold to do all day. The higher ups at Market and Jackson should wake up and demote his to a route boy.

Anonymous

I agree that Sams looks like Tommy Smothers, but if you look even closer he is a dead ringer for the kid from the movie in the 70's DELIVERANCE, that was playing the banjo at the beginning of the movie. Dualing banjos.

Anonymous

Dead ringer for Pee-Wee Herman, Mattie Westerhold

Anonymous

Matt,
Keep up the good work in bringing out the truth. A lot of us are counting on you as we as citizens do not have the clout such as a newspaper to expose corruption. Many of us tried to expose the truth and bring transparency back into government and the court system. But we have been stonewalled for years because nobody wants to help. It appears that almost all of the crooks are Democrats. And Democrats protect Democrats. It would be nice to start up a "grass roots" organization for citizens demanding change to the status quo.

A newspaper was responsible for exposing Nixon and his GOBs. Matt, like Woodward and Bernstein, is working to expose corruption in our area. The Plain Dealer is reporting all that is going on with the continuing FBI raids in Cuyahoga County, the PD is NOT "sweeping it under the rug" like they did in the past. It is informing people what is REALLY going on in Cleveland and the surrounding areas. The Plain Dealer and its affiliated online websites is posting news that should have been reported years ago.

It's about time that newspapers begin to keep the citizens informed about the TRUTH. In the past, politicians and GOBs used the newspapers to spread lies, rumors, misinformation and other BS to keep the people in the dark. They (GOBs) used the newspaper and news media to discredit people and whistleblowers who dared to stand up against the crooks. Looks to me like the newspapers are getting their act together and will no longer print the propaganda of the GOBs.
Recall Chris Redfern when he admonished Matt a few months ago for "being cute" because Matt will not allow the politicians and GOBs to control what gets printed or not reported or printed. Where has Chris Redfern been lately? He sure has been quiet since the FBI raided Cleveland. The GOBs object to anything that Matt prints now because the GOBS want to keep secrets. Not reporting what is really happening will only keep the citizens uninformed. The GOBs want everything to be a secret and make people believe that everything is just fine and dandy. Well, those days are coming to an end.

Watergate was exposed because two reporters from the Washington Post went on to report the TRUTH and to inform the people. Nixon wanted to keep things under wraps but in the end, the TRUTH prevailed.

Matt, once again, KUDOS to you and keep up the good work. If the GOBs threaten you, let us the citizens know. When you were not allowed to attend that "closed door meeting," you told us about it and kept us informed. You could have just as easily said nothing and the citizens would not have known a thing. That is what the GOBs wanted because they only work in the veil of secrecy and behind closed doors or in the dark.

Margaret Cannon is from Cuyahoga County? That figures and explains a lot of things. Did you know that just the other day, there was another FBI raid in Cuyahoga County that involved 100 agents? The corruption of Cuyahoga County has long tentacles that control what happens in Erie and Ottawa Counties.

Looking back, Elsebeth made a lot of sense now. The GOBs through newspapers, including the Sandusky Register, Port Clinton News-Herald and even the Plain Dealer spread a lot of lies about Elsebeth. The GOBs used the newspapers to spread a lot of lies and misinformation about Elsebeth and others. The reason was to poison the minds of citizens and to control the peoples opinions about whistleblowers who attempt to expose corruption.

I see that the Plain Dealer will no longer cater to the GOBs to spread lies and propaganda. People in Cuyahoga County are becoming informed and corruption is being exposed for a change. And now Matt, through the Sandusky Register, is exposing corruption. But the Port Clinton News-Herald still prefers to cater to the GOBs from what I have seen and read. I have heard that many people in Port Clinton dropped the News-Herald and are now subscribing to the Sandusky Register.

I am looking for the FBI to raid the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office soon. All those involved in the corruption are Democrats and Democrats control what happens in Cuyahoga. I had thought about voting for Obama but will not because Obama will call off the FBI investigations. I will vote for McCain instead. I see where one lawyer in Cuyahoga was a state senator, ran for congress but was convicted of extorting money from businesses. He was not disbarred like he should have been. Instead he recently ran for Tubbs Jones vacated seat. Wow, only in Cuyahoga County. And now Cuyahoga County GOBs have their hands in the Nuesse hearings.

And the GOBs of Erie County and Sandusky? They cannot use the Sandusky Register as their propaganda machine. So they all banned together here on the news blobs to attack Matt, the Sandusky Register and keep spreading lies to anyone stupid enough to believe them.

Matt, thank you for what you are doing. It's the right thing to do.

Anonymous

Applause, applause. It's only a matter of time!!

Anonymous

I would bar this press also since they are so one sided. How can anyone think that that is fair and then to believe all he prints to top it all off. A bunch of DUH'S.

Anonymous

Looks like you really spent alot of time preplanning your blog. Yet another who thinks just because THIS newspaper printed it, it's the truth. Geeeeeeez!

Anonymous

it's a matter of interpretation..
don c. icsman: age 61
occupation: sandusky law director

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold is exposing the TRUTH about this county---the TRUTH that not too many people will ever know UNTIL they become a VICTIM. And if anybody thinks that they never WILL become an innocent victim of the CORRUPTION in this county don't be so sure-----I never thought I would either. When I say these GOBS are despicable it's an understatement. And I have all documentation to prove it.

Anonymous

someone trying to ACT like a writer. I see the new format with a different picture of you Matt....but you have the same boring (ZZZZZZ) columns. Does Kim like the new picture? Did she dress you that day? Matt you are such a coward that it is laughable!!! Yea you have a few followers on here (thought I am not convinced those posts arent just you writing about yourself), but most people see you for what you really are....a sad pathetic joke with no backbone. I bet you get up every morning, dress up in your nicest clothes, just knowing youre gonna go see Kimmie.....is she your "special person" Matt. Is she your "dream girl"?? LOL, this crush is also pathetic Matt. Yes Charlie Sams looks like Tommy Smothers or Johnny Carson or whatever....but Matt can you bring yourself to get past this?? No matter what he looks like, you will never be the man that he is....or for that matter you will never be a man period. I have talked to other people in your profession who know you and they all agree you are a joke. LOL!!! I almost feel sorry for you Matt, but it you are so dumb that you bring all this on yourself.....good luck and maybe someday if you work really hard you may find your backbone....but i doubt it.

Anonymous

You’re so quick to try and demean and belittle Charlie Sams. You're quite a man Matt! It really takes quite an intellect to cut another down with verbal assaults. I'll bet you feel REAL big!!!
Where were you when Sams was involved in a serious injury accident, attempting to stop a fleeing motorist? Where were you and you’re fabulous reporting when he had to enter a house filled with natural gas? The doorway blocked by a suicidal man wielding a butcher knife at him, to keep that man from blowing up his home with his children in it. Where were you when he was working the street on the task force, and was almost cut up by a crack addict on Pearl Street?
I'm not going to sit here and tell you he is perfect, because he isn't. Trust me, he does have his faults. He’s a man like any other, but I'll say this for him. At times he's put his butt on the line, and that’s more than anyone will ever be able to say for a pencil pushing Remington Raider like you. Go peddle your personal propaganda somewhere else, because as far as I'm concerned you’re not any better than that laying former chief you so 'valiantly defend'.

Anonymous

Best post EVER!!!!!! Great Job!!!

Anonymous

WHAT????? Matt is exposing WHAT???? All he has written is how Charlie Sams looks like celebrites, is this the great "truth" he has uncovered?? You really need to get out more!! Are you a relative of Matt's?? Who with half a brain would leave such a post, based on this column?? Matt is spineless, he is a coward and the only thing he offers to his fellow man is.....well nothing!!! Yet he sits on his perch and casts dispersions on officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect nobodys like him. How can anyone, who isnt some kind of a cop hater, like this loser?? Matt, have you done ANYTHING that would warrant someone thinking youre something special?? I am guessing not. Turn off the computer, turn off the light at your cubicle and get out and do....SOMETHING Matt....

Anonymous

Considering how OFFENDED some of you people were over the fact that Mr. Sams looks like Tommy Smothers (so?) you sure are capable of making some very demeaning and belittling attacks upon Mr. Westerhold.........I believe there's a word for that.

Anonymous

BRAVO! Very well said! Probably the best yet. Good for you! And thanx to Chief Sams for protecting me as I sleep and all that you and the SPD do.

Anonymous

You know, that is what makes me so sick about the Nuesse/Westerhold supporter's. You all can go on and on and on about everybody in this city blog after blog after blog but as soon as anyone makes a comment on their opinion that differs from all of yours....you get BENT! You people are pathetic. Don't get too bent...nothing to worry about, Westerhold deletes all of the comments against he and Nuesse so it looks like eveyone sides with him. Don't worry....Be Happy.

Anonymous

But I guess you cant put a picture of that on the website

Anonymous

Tommy Smoothers...SMOOCHY

Anonymous

Okay, sounds like someone is having a Hissy! Just exactly what don't you get and what's it gonna take for you to get it, one of those flying 10# pcs. of metal? It isn't a question of picking sides, Mattie/Nuessie, the City/SPD, or being what some refer to as a "Cop Hater". It's about the absolute look of impropriety that surrounds this matter, as well as past, and now even more present situations. You are mistaken if you think this all just came about, with no reason at all. What slays my soul, is how the Anti-Nuessie/Mattie bloggers can rant and rave, say the most vile things about this woman, or man, yet cry foul when a few pounds of your own medicine is given back. Just read of a few of the posts, they're not to flattering towards Mr. Westerhold or Nuesse, and they're still up. See, that's why I don't call names, I just state personal opinions from personal experience. Now, you wanna call me a liar, go right ahead. You wanna call me a Nuessie/Mattie supporter, go ahead. Just keep in mind, if you're going to get into or already are in the field of public service, be you a politician, judge, police officer, fire-fighter, etc., there really is a thing called a Code of Ethics to follow and it's there for a reason. If you can't do that, you don't deserve the trust of the public, let alone your postion. Pretty simple, if ya ask me!

Anonymous

Where is Buff, Buff Fan, Buff Fan 2, Buff Fan 4, Buff Fan 5, Buff Fan 19, Grace, al, Ms. Supreme, other Buff Fans and the others that were constantly attacking Elsebeth on these news boards?

I see that some are referring to Matt as "spineless" "coward" and other names.
Matt has his photo posted and has his full name on his blog. Elsebeth used her real name as did her family members. But anonymous posters slammed Elsebeth and her family. Now, they are slamming Matt.

Personally, I think that Matt is very courageous and has a strong backbone to state what he believes in. I didn't care for Matt when he published that CCW permit list but I have forgiven him since he began to uncover the truth and expose the GOBS. I don't always agree with Matt but I respect him.

Back to my original question. Where is Buff and his fans? They are still here using other names. Now, they are attacking Matt and anyone who supports Matt in exposing what really is. Buff in reality is a GOB as are his cronies.
I wonder what those 10 lawyers at the prosecutor's office do all day? What does Icsman do all day?

Anonymous

When is the real tommy smothers going to show up at the state theater? Maybe we can have him report to duty at the SPD to see how many people notice who the real tommy smothers is...then again, we are likely to move on to learning about the three stooges at some point in the future when the three commissioners from the " Inquisition meeting" are called to testify!

Anonymous

Wow, journalism at its finest.

Anonymous

Charile looks like a nut-case waiting to happen....

Anonymous

I suppose you could say the same regarding some in our PD, Judicial System, City leaders, etc.? To all you honest public servants out there, thank you for your dedication.

NineMM

I see Matt has a new foto of himself above his column on-line.............In the old one he looked like a young Jackie Gleason or a young Rodney Dangerfield. No wonder he don't get no respect! But hey, I'm on your side Matt. Go after these dirt bags and expose the whole lot.

Anonymous

I think Matt looks JUST like Judge Reinhold!

But seriously...

Why is everyone so worked up about this. This kind of ribbing is a long standing tradition in the paper industry. Go back and look at some of the editorials from the WRH days, or some of the old political cartoons (pre-FDR, specifically). It's satire folks!

Has anyone watched Citizen Kane recently?

Anonymous

Sorry for the grammatical errors. I didn't proofread my post. :(

Anonymous

matt your so silly

Anonymous

Whatever happened to the Coehrs blog? I miss it. It was funny and interesting.

Anonymous

continue to ridicule public officials and public servants does a disservice to this community and contributes to the apathy and sarcastic tone that has blanketed this area ever since Westerhold has become the so called editor of the Sandusky Ragister. Keep it up Matt and there will be no one left to buy your paper and read yours blogs.

Anonymous

All the ridicule and apathy is your fault Mattie-boy (said w/intended sarcasm)! I do believe our public officials are public servants, there is no difference. I've noticed their inability accept, even address any CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, has led to the SARCASM? Understanding the jist of the word apathy, personally, I'm finding them to be the ones APATHETIC!

Anonymous

Sams was always passing the buck if he couldn't handle it,and frost what is he
doing these days nothing like he did before nothing.

NineMM

Sams is a yo-yo................Back and forth, up and down..........Whichever way suits Charlies' agenda.

Anonymous

Constructive criticism involves telling someone what they are doing well, in addition to what they can do better. All I am hearing is plain criticism, bordering on belly-aching.

Anonymous

The hallways haven't been the same since you left. They miss you! No one to sit and be a hallway monitor.

Anonymous

Great job Matt. Please don't listen to all the losers under me. I vote for Sams looking like Tommy Smothers.

Anonymous

Regardless of which side you are on, Sams has a job. Oh wait a second, Kim. He has your old job -- the one that you couldn't handle without lies and deceit. You can say Sams looks like anyone you want. Kim, we don't have to say what you look like -- we and now the rest of the general public (from watching your lame performance on the Sandusky Register video)know what you are ... a LIAR.

NineMM

Once again, I come on here to be Matt Westerhold's whipping boy and to stroke his ego. In fact, if you havent figured it out by now, I am Matt Westerhold, I mean why am I so obssessed with what celebrity everyone looks like. I mean look at my name "NineMM" its a tough guy name, everyone who sees it knows not to mess with me. I mean after all I sit here in my parents basement under an assumed name and belittle the very men and women who protect my life and property, then have to put up with low lives like myself judging them.

Anonymous

I have posted on here so many times my head spins when I think about it. As you can see by my name, I do not like Matt Westerhold. I think anyone who sits in the comfort of an office and ridicules public servants, i.e. Police/Fire/Politicians, is a coward. Since this Nuesse thing has started Matt has been on her band wagon and not matter what comes out about this woman...he has something bad to say about those who ARE NOT being accused of being unethical. My question is, WHY? Why is he doing this?? This is not investigative journalism, it is a man whose only claim to fame is insulting public officials, including cops. Matt never answers these questions, cause as I said...he is a Coward. I have never had the misfortune of meeting Matt but I know people who have. I dont make a habit of hanging out with people who sit in the comfort of their office chair and pick on the men and women who put their lives on the line every day. What is it that Matt has done that contributes ANYTHING to society?? His job is to incite people. To turn people against the police and I believe that should be considered criminal. I am sure by now Matt knows who I am, I know he has the ability to find that out and I really hope he does. Where is Matt when a woman is being beaten by her husband? Or there is fight at a downtown bar with 200-300 people involved? Or a drunk who would rather see a cop dead than obey the law. Cops have to deal with all this, then have to sit and listen to this so called "journalist" bash them. Charlie Sams is not perfect, but he has spent his career saving people, what in this world has Westerhold done? NOTHING!!! The way I see it, is the only people who really feel good about themselves while they are bashing cops or cops wives are low life criminals who have all the reason in the world to hate cops. So what does that say about Matt?? Matt youre a joke and I think deep down you know you are....so keep up your cowardly job and never have to answer YOUR critics.....

Anonymous

Cancel the register until westerhold is fired!

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold and others are exposing the TRUTH about this county---the TRUTH that not too many people will ever know UNTIL they become a VICTIM. And if anybody thinks that they never WILL become an innocent victim of the CORRUPTION in this county don't be so sure-----I never thought I would, either. When I say these GOB's are despicable it's an understatement. And I have all documentation to prove it.

Anonymous

GREAT blog! You said it ALL. You speak the TRUTH. I am impressed!

Anonymous

I see this story made the top ten. Matt, you are so full of yourself it is sickening. Do us all a favor and get over yourself.

Anonymous

Exposing what truth???? That Charlie Sams looks like Tommy Smothers??? He hasnt exposed anything except a sad pathetic school boy crush on someone who would never give him the time of day in any other situation. he has exposed his intelligence (or lack of) and he has exposed that he is slowly but surely understanding the judicial process. That witnesses who have not testified can not sit in on other witnesses. He is a moron and if you get pulled in by his worthless rhetoric, then you have a smaller brain than he does and that is saying something!!

Anonymous

I could not agree more. I will never purchase another addition of the Register while Westerhold is still the Editor.

Anonymous

Thank you to all those who have canceled the register. Also thank you to all the many employees who have quit their jobs at the register. Many have fled because of westerhold. Notice all the new young reporters. They are leaving in big numbers.

Anonymous

Matt Hater....wrote on Oct 17, 2008 10:39 PM:"I have posted on here so many times my head spins when I think about it."

Well, that explains the HIGH NUMBER of anti-Matt comments here. But why didn't you just use one name? It appears that you spend ALL DAY here writing anti-Matt comments. "Posting on here so many times" indicates you are very desperate. LIARS become desperate when their lies are about to become exposed. Liars and crooks will do anything to keep from being revealed, including "posting on here so many times your head spins." The truth comes out, only one person is responsible for all these anti-Matt comments here. Thank you "Matt Hater...." for helping to put this blog in the "Top Comments" section.

Keep up the good work Matt, you got the GOBs running scared.

Sam

Story line- Matt can't understand how to use a yo-yo, or Matt's nickname Yo-Yo. Another fine story line from the Registerag

Anonymous

If you canceled the register why are you on the register`s web site? Do you miss getting the register?

Taxpayer

At least Matt has a sense of humor. Keep up the good work Matt and keep reporting the news that all the people hate you for. I love it.

Anonymous

You can read it on line free.

Anonymous

Matt, Do you really think this is news worthy or even funny? Put some time and effort into a story about our town that reflects the good in people.

Anonymous

Time will soon be running out for the GOBs to get their stories straight.

Can't hardly wait to see how Icsman, Kline and Murray handle their stories...at least the GOBS were partially successful in delaying the most damaging news before the Nov. 4th election.

Anonymous

BIG JOHN, I found your picture.

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Anonymous

You could not be any more wrong with your comment.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You REALLY have waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands. I am sure that you didn't even understand "Big John's" blog..it made too much sense and stated FACT.

Anonymous

I can prove that Erie County not only uses Cuyahoga County judges to FIX cases in Cuyahoga County pertaining to Erie County Probate Estates, I can also prove that crook Cuyahoga County attorneys FIX cases in the Erie County COMMON PLEAS COURT pertaining to FRAUDULENTLY TRANSFERRED property that belonged in an Erie County PROBATE estate. I can even prove that the crook Cuyahoga County attorney pulled off the FIX on behalf of a NON-CLIENT and even requested his attorney fees be taken out of the sale of property on behalf of a NON-CLIENT. It's all a matter of public record.....

Anonymous

All the depositions taken in a SCAM lawsuit that was filed in Cuyahoga County pertaining to an ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE say the Erie County Common Pleas Court and the Erie County Probate Court yet they have the CUYAHOGO COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT NUMBER. How's THAT for an ILLEGAL FIX....

Anonymous

To all of you who support Matt so veamently, I would just like to ask, "what has he really exposed"? Has he had anyone indited? Have there been any charges filed as a result of his "investigative reporting". Has he managed to bring 'justice' to ANY criminal or civil case in the area whatsoever? If you can document that for me, then please, BRING IT ON!!! From my understanding when he was informed of the fact that he would be called as a witness in the Nuesse trial, he threw a child like fit. Why?, if he is so interested in justice for this woman, and has so much to offer information wise would he act this way? It would appear that he dos'nt really have information, but just wants to feed on it. Well, if you supporters find ANYTHING that I have asked for, please, enlighten us ALL would you?

Anonymous

How can anybody bring justice in this area when they use Cuyahoga County judges and crook Cuyahoga County attorneys to FIX all their cases?
And as for Matt being called as a witness so they could barr him from the hearings----I predicted they were going to play one of their dirty, sneaky tricks and THEY DID!

Anonymous

Ohio Law states all parties in a case are to be present at any hearings that are held. Erie County does not follow the Ohio Law. In Erie County the parties are told they have to stay in the waiting room. (illegal as all get out) In a way this is exactly what was done to Westerhold------they sure didn't want him to do the reporting. Do you know of any reason WHY?

Anonymous

Well if Baxter and the good 'ole boy can prove any of the accussations that have been made aren't true THEN BY ALL MEANS BRING IT ON! Don't hide behind illegal loop holes and illegal fixes.......if they have no respect for the LAW they should not be paid to represent it.

Anonymous

ONE question only, one small question and I want an answer since all of my other past questions were IGNORED previously.

The other news story says that Matt was booted out of the hearings. According to Matt, "The city's attorney asked Judge Joseph Cirigliano if I could be added to their witness list."

My question is: WHY didn't the city's attorney add Matt to the witness list BEFORE the hearings started? WHY did they add Matt to the list after they saw Matt at the hearings? It sure looks suspicious.

It certainly looks like the city's attorney puposely had Matt thrown out to keep quiet what goes on in the SECRET hearings.

The other "witnesses" like Sams, Frost and others will not be present either.
But recordings will be made of the hearings so all of the "witnesses" can hear all that went on in the hearings. That is why all of those multiple dates for the hearings were chosen.
The GOBs, I mean the witnesses for the city, will them get together to review all of the recordings so that they can all rehearse to keep their stories straight. The city witnesses will know everything that went on in the hearings because of the recordings.

It is all being pre-planned with the recordings and the multiple hearing dates well into next year after the elections. The GOBs are making sure that Obama, a fellow democrat, will be elected.

In the end, the GOBs and city witnesses will have this all orchestrated so they all keep their stories straight and they will not call Matt to testify after all. I let the cat out of the bag. Will the GOB strategy change again?

I will NOT be voting for any Democrats. It seems like all of these GOBs are also Democrats.

Anonymous

You hit the nail on the head!

Anonymous

To those of you who think this has the GOBs scared, think again! This is laughable. We all laugh as Kim gets what she deserves -- it appears karma has caught up with you!

Anonymous

I'm really surprised that Kim is even getting to attend these hearings. Wasn't the baliff suppose to come out and give all the gob attorneys a signal so they could jump up and run into the hearing leaving Kim out in the waiting room? That's the usual way they handle FIXED CASES in Erie County. That's the way they handle them in Cuyahoga County too when Cuyahoga County judges are FIXING PROBATE CASES for Erie County. I guess this case is too well known for them to pull off their usual........

Anonymous

Thank you to all the Re Re's out there. I rest my case. I'll state it another way-what article has he written, with ANY information, that would contain probable cause to bring anyone before the court and prosecute or even charged for ANY offence??? You only bable about the court system and the BAXTER conspiracis. Answer my question please.

Anonymous

What exactly is your question, sweetheart? Your comment doesn't make a bit of sense not to mention your spelling is atrocious.

Anonymous

In these articles concerning Nuesse/Westerhold, that you sure better be one of their fans because if you are not you get ATTACKED. Looks to me like it is all the same people writing over and over for Nuesse/ Westerhold. That is all there is here are the supporters. Watch out if you come along and are not and give your opinion because you will be deleted or told off. No wonder most of the anti don't even bother with any of this, they are the smart ones. I am sure if anyone goes back through the hundreds of Nuesse/Westerhold blogs it is all very noticable. Have fun all by yourself all of you supporter's. If you chase everyone away who in the heck will you argue with? I am sure you will still argue with yourselves. Have fun, nighty night.

Anonymous

the yo yo man is great.sams looks just like him

Anonymous

Didn't the Nuesse/Matt hater say he/she had posted so many times his/her head was spinning?

Anonymous

Not true, comments posted expressing both the good-n-bad of both sides here are being deleted. Seems as though you may be suffering from tunnel vision? Removing your blinders could be quite helpful!

Anonymous

Considering how often Baxter and his gob network have used the same unlawful strategy of FIXING CASES---the retired judge bit, the Cuyahoga County judge bit, the Cuyahoga County attorneys bit---one would think they would have at least changed the strategy by now. They either keep it cause it WORKS so good or else they think that people are so stupid they can't see right thru it!

Anonymous

A BUNCH OF SPD FAT WIVES CRYING AGAIN

Anonymous

and terry lyons is one of those fat wives

Anonymous

...definitely Smothers...

Anonymous

From what I have heard SCAMS are what Baxter and his club are known for and its easy to see that's what the Nuesse case is.....nothing but another one of the good old boys famous SCAMS complete with idiotic bogus charges at the TAXPAYERS EXPENSE.

Anonymous

when someone has nothing intelligent to say...they start picking on women. Spinless jellyfish who cant stand up to actual men, pick on their wives....these are the same people who live in their parents basement and work at McDonalds to pay their court fines off.....but SPD officers are supposed to care when these "people" say stuff about their wives LOL!!!! You are obviously all Westerhold Clones....he is spineless too so it makes a lot of sense.

Anonymous

THANX FOR PROVING MY POINT! ;)

Anonymous

Before I say "Thank you", what POINT are you talking about?

Anonymous

Another point proven. You can't even understand simple English but yet you are here blog after blog acting like you know it all. So sorry.

Anonymous

It was supposed to say "LAST COMMENT" not "TOAST"....don't crucify me. :/

Anonymous

what is Nuesse's case actually about? Are the city officials trying to get her on criminal charges for the voided out $15.00 parking ticket or what? If so, wasn't the $15.00 parking ticket from years ago? What about the guy that voided out the ticket? Is he going to have a trial, too? Geez, this case will be up in the millions before it's done.

Anonymous

What a freakin' joke, w/desperation written all over the place! Must be a reason for it?

Anonymous

Sandusky is the punchline of all the area jokes. It is such a laugh to follow this and all the other backstabbing and out and out lies that surround this city. Police, city workers, lawyers (oops, they lie for a living), public officials and polititans
all come from under the same slimy rock.

So glad my tax dollars are not funding this circus.

Anonymous

Seems you made friends at your last job. They made you a video, check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V...

Anonymous

What a mature blog... NOT. How old are you, anyway, Westerhold? You come across as a petulant little boy.

Anonymous

You are a little strange....but I knew I would get attacked....per usual in these Nuesse/Westerhold blogs

Anonymous

Not the first time I've been called strange, won't be the last I'm sure! Just what is it you consider strange about me, that I'm willing to state my personal opinions here, or the fact that they evidently don't jive w/yours? Difference between you and I is that I figure when a blogger comes back calling names, verbally insulting, you know, "the pot calling the kettle black" thing, I don't consider it an attack. I figure it's a DEFENSE MECHANISM they're using, and it's there for a reason! Let's agree on one thing here, we just DISAGREE. I can do that with civility, can you? However, I would have to wonder why the necessity for you to play the "victim" roll here, always being attacked? If it bothers you so much, STAY AWAY!

Anonymous

This entire issue is as a result of the current City Manager terminating Ms. Nuesse from her position as Chief. He based this action on complaints from her command staff, other city departments, members of other governmental agencies, as well as personel interaction in the workplace with Nuesse.
The complaints basically boiled down to an issue of honesty in what she said and did with her employees, budgets, department regulations, and with people in the city as well as in the community. To put it bluntly, the contention is she would say one thing and do another. As such, the City Manager felt he was unable to trust her or her judgment, and due to this, he terminated her. The issues discussed during the present Civial Service hearing (parking ticket, web page, agreements with Perkins Twp., the need for a new radio 'system...) are merely the city's examples of waht they fell showed her 'dishonesty', and why the termination was carried out. But the firing was not based on any one issue alone.
Nuesse's contention is that she was unjustly terminated (Good Old Boy syndrome, sexual bias, command staff out to get her,...) and due to this, she is appealing the termination through the local paper, organizations (ministerial), Civil Service, and eventually, the courts. And that, as we say, is the 'REST OF THE STORY'.

Anonymous

We'll see about that.

Anonymous

"We'll see about WHAT?"

Anonymous

Your posts really bother many. You come off as ; well I'm just a little above you peons. Your opinion - that is one thing. Your attitude - that is another thing. If you don't change it here I'm sure others will say pretty much what I'm saying to you.

Anonymous

You know what, I am so done argueing with you. ALL of your comments bother me but I just shrug them all off, no biggie. You don't have to worry about me changing my attitude for you here because me, like all the others with sense will not be back here to argue with you supporter's (I beleive it is only the same person). BTW, I am a peon, what do you think about that. Just a regular 'ol citizen of Sandusky who happens to love this town I was born and raised in. So sorry you can't do the same. Have a WONDERFUL day!

Anonymous

stop crying: rain is coming soon.

Anonymous

Born and raised in this town, love it just as much as the next person! The difference, I'm not willing to settle for being put into the category of being a "peon". You see, when you allow that, you allow yourself to be someone elses' doormat! My purpose isn't to argue with anyone, as much as it is to point out that as a tax-paying member of this community, we really must pay attention to what's going on, especially when done behind closed doors, in shady manners! Don't know about you, but I work to freakin hard to have my tax dollars MISUSED AND ABUSED! Don't appreciate it, let alone the fact that they feel they have the green light to continue doing so! I guess we'll all just have to wait and see, won't we? The way I see it, if this City has to fork over one penny for a firing they said was justified, whether thru an out-of-court settlement, or court ordered, will only prove there error! Who pays for it? The TAXPAYERS! p.s. If your purpose is to "change anyones' mind" well, I learned a long time ago to have an open mind, to think for myself. I live in Sandusky, not Stepford! Peace!

Anonymous

Just because you LOVE the town you were born and raised in doesn't mean you have to continuously stick up for the corruption that's going on in this County. And that is why I believe you are either one of the GOB's or else you are affliated with them. Why else would you continuously badger and insult the people that have opinions different from yours? I've yet to insult you but as vicious as you are it's been hard not to......

Anonymous

;)

Anonymous

They did one thing right! They fired Nuesse!!!!

Anonymous

I wish I had a job where I only had to write an article once every two weeks. A job where I could write anything about anyone, then hide behind my office door and let people rip each other on these blogs because of the ridiculous things I write. I would have the backing of a newspaper that obviously can not afford to hire a decent editor. I could get out written by a high school girl who is not even getting paid. Then I could spend the rest of my day chasing the skirt of a woman who probably forgets my name half the time. I could write articles bashing the men and women who actually contribute something to society and be loved by criminals who also hate them. Matt Westerhold....just living the American Dream!!! Alone in his parents basement.....

Anonymous

OK GUYS- My last comment was ERASED. Listen I submitted explicit details of the night of events regarding the shooting that accused McDonald and Turner of Murder –

So hear it comes again, JUST WATCH HOW QUICKLY THIS WILL BE ERASED, right before your eyes.... I think I'm on to something good.

- The night of the shooting Baxter accused three guys because they were all seen at the club together. While at the club caston is involved in an argument with jerome caffey over who can bench press the most weights.

- That very night, mcdonald drove both turner and caston to the club picking them up in his white car. Please note that caston and turner both were picked up at turner's home and mcdonald was driving his own vehicle, not riding with caston as Baxter has indicated. .

- After the club closes, caston was still very angry and intoxicated as he was ranting and raving about seeking revenge against caffey. You should all know that this was an argument with Caston and Caffey only. McDonald, once again, gave turner and caston a ride home from the club and before they reached their final destinations they stopped at the shell gas station, it was there that McDonald purchased party mixers and condoms for his evening with Ms. Harris. Ms. Harris had purchased a hotel in her name at the motel on Cleveland avenue and it was a mutual agreement that they would meet immediately after mcdonalds night at the club.

- It has been noted that while at the gas station, caston was observed by several people as to have been extremely intoxicated and angry, he was so out of control that he asked terry mcdonald if he had a gun to go kill caffey. Mcdonald had planned an intimate evening with ms harris and he was not entertaining caston with his ill thoughts. Besides, caston never hung out with mcdonald this was turner's friend. Turner stated that know one paid caston any attention because he always behaved in that fashion especially when he was drunk. Turner also admitted that caston would always want his gun and he would often give it to him as caston was only talking when he was drunk.

- As they left the shell gas station it was then that mcdonald dropped caston and turner off at turners and mcdonald proceeded to move on with his night meeting ms harris at the motel on Cleveland Aven._THIS WAS WHERE MCDONALD WAS AND IS INNOCENT FOLKS…… Meanwhile, turner at his home with caston, turned over a gun to caston and caston left the home of turner and walked home which was right down the street from his home with the gun, retrieving the keys from his girlfriends driving her red caviler.

- Caston's destination alone and mission to seek revenge was to the home of caffey. It was then during a stop-by that he turned out his head lights and opened fired 32 rounds of ammunition into the home of caffey. You should also know that during this gun sfire shoot out, Mr. caffey was shooting back as officers confiscated a smoking gun in the dryer. This is critical also, emergency room dr's revealed that the bullet wound that struck ms. Johnson came from the direction of the house and not the street. Baxter has all this information but do you really think he will tell the Johnson family this information or the newspaper . HECK KNOW

- Now get this, Turner admits that he heard the shots ring out, as caffeys home was in within range that he could you can hear the gun fire. Turner immediately knew that caston followed through with what he was planning to do, so he ran down to castons home, no car, and no caston. Turner admits that he returned back to his home pacing the floor worried sick as to what caston had done. All he could think about is how stupid he was to have given him his gun.

- Turner admits that later, caston is home and turner runs over to castons, only to find caston with his brother terry it was then that caston informed he shot up the home of jerome caffey and was instructed to rinse his hands in bleach by terry and that both got rid of the murder weapon throwing it lake erie. It was also reported that caston stated the police would never recover the gun because they threw the gun in lake erie. We all know that Lake Erie has no bottom.

_ So folks perfect plan for Baxter to set mcdonald up. Boy was he on to something; he wanted him for drugs that never happened, by gosh was he going to pin this murder on him. He's a mess that Baxter. SO READ BETWEEN THE LINES- mcdonald was framed he was no where near crime he was simply in a motel with ms harris having himself one heck of a good time. I know he wishes he would have been home with his wife and kids you think?

YOU FIGURE THE REST,,,,, please tell me if i should provide more information.

- that fact that the police did not know what kind of car was used in the shooting until baxter interviewed caston and caston said that there were 3000 cavilers , baxter stated himself caston was a dummy because it was caston who gave up the goods about the car that was used. Baxter never asked what car was used, caston did great work to help the investigation. Oh I forget caston was simply too drunk and couldn’t remember yeah right ! Baxter then order's the police to search the red caviler and guess what people they found three shell casings, but didn't bother to dust for finger prints placing, mcdonald and turner in the car. Caston also mentioned that he was so drunk he couldn't remember until baxter got in his ear about mcdonald and how badly he wanted him. So every time you erase my post look for me to keep telling this story.

I'm hear to haunt you - happy Halloween.

-

Anonymous

See everyone sat morning at the firehouse Waddington meeeting 8am sharp!

Anonymous

WHO CARES? So sad this is your life.

Anonymous

If Erie County can't arrange to have a case FIXED by a Cuyahoga County judge in the jurisdiction of Cuyahoga County then bring the Cuyahoga County attorneys and the retired Lorain County judge into Erie County to FIX it!
(still curious as to why Bailey didn't object to Cirigliano's involvement---especially since Cirigliano was involved in the Baxter Estate case....shouldn't this have been CONFLICT OF INTEREST?)

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold, being the "person" he is.... I mean a "person" who seems to know nothing about anything, but still manages to have people who feel like his editorials actually mean anything...a man who seems to know how to do Police work more than the men and women who actually...ya know....went to school for it. I wonder why he never wants to come down and do a ride along??? I wonder why all he does is write ONE editorial every couple of weeks?? I have read blogs on here....both for and against Nuesse that make more sense than what Matt writes...so I wonder how it is that he gets paid to write VERY sub par columns? Matt.. tell me you didnt pay money to go to school for them to teach how to write....if you did you should DEMAND a refund. You are getting outdone by people who have no experience in writing. I do think I know why you dont come to SPD and ride...im sure it is because if you did all the officers on that shift would go home sick so they wouldnt have to be near you....and I just dont think your fragile ego could handle such rejection. I am sure youre still reeling from Kim turning you down....youre sad Matt

Anonymous

Can't WAIT to hear from the next whiner.....isn't this joke trial scheduled to continue on the 30th? They must of had the delay so the next liar can get on the stand and confirm what the first liar said. They really should find themselves a new gimmick. I mean it's SO transparent...

Anonymous

Your right. That Nuesse lied so much it was funny. I did get the ticket, the car did. Ha Ha Ha. The lap tops were never taken out of the cruiser. That was probably the best lie she took. I can't wait to hear her tell more.

Anonymous

All I can say for that is---Erie County has already made the claim that it's LEGAL for lawyers to LIE TO and MISLEAD a court of law so like it or not----ERIE COUNTY HAS DONE SET A NEW PRECEDENT FOR EVERYBODY!

Anonymous

You think these so-called LIES of Kim Nuesse's (a parking ticket and laptops) were so TERRIBLE then you should hear some of the good terrible LIES that I have heard from attorneys and this CORRUPT legal system here in Erie County about the LAWS! In fact, I'm honestly contemplating writing a book about it....

Anonymous

MAtt- Tommy or Johnny..... hmmmm..... I think the guys a hybrid! Tommy Carson

Anonymous

We need to read more of your stupidity. When will we get a new blog Dude?? Or are you just hiding cause your boy Printy is going to lose for sure now that his shallowness has been revealed at the debates and on the discussion last nite. Erie County commissioner.....please....apparently Print can't even find a job since he's a "consultant"(same as loser)!!!!

Anonymous

If Kim Nuesse could get fired for all this perceived dishonesty then I guess Erie County is going to have to fire a lot of the da*m public officials in this town------especially since THEIR dishonesty borders on the ILLEGAL.