It's all about agenda, Bud

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Sometimes some paragraphs in Register stories just aren't as descriptive or as precise as they might be. Here are a few examples:

Headline: County dispatch study is delayed

Fourth paragraph: (County commissioner Tom) Ferrell, who chairs a committee of officials looking at the possible merger (into a county controlled dispatch center) was not happy about the delay.

A committee? Really? Strikes me the group Tom Ferrell put together to push his dispatch agenda could more aptly be described as "a group of buds," or GOBs. Some people also refer to this group as the Good Old Boys. The closed-door secret GOB meetings on dispatch took place at the Market Street fire station, or the sheriff's office over coffee. The open meetings for the group probably were at Manny's restaurant.

Many have long believed the Democrats hold all the political power locally. But anyone in the know always knew it was the GOB.

Seventh paragraph: Ferrell said the company (doing the study) needed more time to collect data on the number of emergency calls dispatchers receive compared to the number of business calls.

Say what? Seven months wasn't enough time to secure this vital information? C'mon Tom. We might not be members of the GOB, but that doesn't mean we're stupid.

It's all about agenda, Bud. All about agenda.

Yours.

Comments

Anonymous

The SR will continue to lose customers until Matt Westerhold is gone. I hear the SR is trying to get it's customers to come back. Suggestion, get rid of Westerhold. Customers will come back. If you don't care, fine, keep losing customers.

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

Anonymous

Who, exactly are you calling Bud? I think you really need to watch what you are saying and who you are trying to intimidate and rile. It might just come back to bite you in the rear!

Anonymous

It seems to me that when truth starts to hit home the guilty complain the loudest. Keep up the good work Matt, we need to expose more of this GOB network that has infested our government. We all know it is out there and some are afraid to expose it, so when you expose it in the paper it will tend to hold more truth to it. If the bloggers below don't like it don't come on the site. Simple

Anonymous

Just because Matt write's things in the paper doesn't mean it's the truth. Most cases it isn't. It is the only way most citizens get info so some HAVE to believe it (like you)that's why he does it.

Anonymous

Personally I think Matt and the SR are doing an excellent job and everybody I know thinks the same. As for the first three comments below---you sure do get testy.... Maybe you are one of the Good Old Boys?

Anonymous

If they aren't GOBS they have their nose stuck up the GOBS areses.

Anonymous

You would be truly amazed at the amount of public officials and attorneys from other counties that make comments about the CORRUPTION in Erie County. It stands to reason these people KNOW things or they wouldn't make these comments. I know several attorneys right here in Erie County that say the very same thing. I applaud the SR and Matt Westerhold for finally exposing some of this infestation because it's getting WORSE...

Anonymous

Go to bed. We are entitled to our opinion just like you are yours. Now you can continue to talk to yourself and answer yourself again in the morning. Tell Nuesse we said hello. See you tomorrow. Nighty night ;)
Not a GOB by the way. Are you Nuesse herself? Relative? Husband? Sue Daugherty? Or let me guess...Nuesse's nutty friend Mary Blatnik. They make a good pair I might add. Explains alot of these ignorant comments by the supporters anyway.

Anonymous

Nuesse, Matt Westerhold, Mary Blatnik, Orpha McGee, Sue Daugherty...GOD help us...I'd rather be a "GOB" anyday. Maybe I should think about joining the GOB club.

Anonymous

That explains it all.

Anonymous

you say...nah, not testy at all...just honest. Honesty goes a long way.

Anonymous

So are you trying to tell us Erie County Commissioner Tom Ferrell Jr. is one of the (GOBs) Good Old Boys.Does the skeezer/sleaze still hangout at Manny's.

Anonymous

Hope you aren't female, a person of color or have an open mind or you won't be approved for admission into that rather "exclusive" club. Sorry!

Anonymous

I sit back and read these comments and find it funny that:

1) TRULY AMAZING wrote on Jul 25, 2008 9:01 PM: "... I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way."

2) EXPOSURE wrote on Jul 25, 2008 11:13 PM: "Personally I think Matt and the SR are doing an excellent job and everybody I know thinks the same."

Now here we have 2 different posters who claim "Most people" or "Everybody" they know either hates the SR, or loves the SR.

So, how does that work? Either: 1) one or both posters do not know very many people, or 2) one of them is lying or exagerating; or 3) this city is really split 50/50 on their opinion of the SR.

Personally, everybody I know (which is everyone on the planet earth) doesn't have an opinion on this subject. :)

Anonymous

Matt, Matt, Matt - You never fail to amaze me! When are they gonna finally get some gonads down there at the SR and fire you anyhow?

Anonymous

I agree that the town is split 50/50. For the SR, that is not good. Because I know a lot of the 50% that do not share the hate that Matt Westerhold spews. I also know a lot of the former customers of the SR that have canceled the SR. And every customer that cancels the SR, it takes money from a business that is in business to make money. So for all those that do not share Matt's views, cancel the SR. When he is gone, then consider becoming a customer again.

Anonymous

I THINK WE CAN GET RID OF ALL GOVERMENT OFFICIALS AND JUST HAVE WESTERHOLD RUN EVERYTHING. IT APPEARS HE IS AN EXPERT ON JUST ABOUT ANY TOPIC. LORD KNOWS HE HAS AN OPINION ABOUT EVERYTHING

Anonymous

Matt I appreciate you and the SR's efforts to hold our public officials accountable. The citizens of this community are too apathetic to do it for themselves. You are the last line of defense against the corruption that every officials in the state seems to know about. Thank you for your courage!

Anonymous

Place your vote against the SR by canceling your subscription now. Money talks and the SR is a business. Without customers, they will close.

Anonymous

What happened to my comments?? Why do you continue to have cummunity comments and you delete the ones that speak the truth? Why is that SR? You delete mine all of the time! I never use foul language or anything like that. I see TRASH written in these blogs all the time and you keep them there forever. Oh well, I must have hit a nerve with Westerhold...thats all that counts...he HATES the truth.

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

Anonymous

You say COURAGE? I have a few other choice words to call it.

Anonymous

Stop your crying. You are such a tool. Everyone that won't talk to your Toolness has to be a GOB. Your mind is so skewed. It will not stop until you get yourslef fired.

Anonymous

Westerhold writes most of these blogs himself trying to make himself look good. Most people don't even want to look at what he and Nuesse have to say or think anymore anywayz.

Anonymous

Stop your crying. You are such a tool. Everyone that won't talk to your Toolness has to be a GOB. Your mind is so skewed. It will not stop until you get yourslef fired. "

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

Anonymous

Not what you wanted to read?

Anonymous

You missed a comment that was not on your side. You better get to deleting that one before anyone sees it.

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

Anonymous

You are one SICK individual. Go have some fun instead of living in you little Nuesse, GOB bubble Matt. Why dont you go delete some of the trash talk about "Sweet Pea" or the woman that fell over board, or the baby that got choked. YOU are PATHETIC!

Anonymous

;)

Anonymous

because somewhere in that brain of yours...you know its all the T-R-U-T-H

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

Anonymous

Cancel your subscription to the SR. Get all your friends and family to cancel the SR. Demand that the SR fire Westerhold or you will not return as a customer. If enough people act, he will be gone!

Anonymous

There has already been SO many that have canceled, according to what I have been told anyway.

Anonymous

...he's doing great job--he's got everyone mad at him. Don't cancel your subscription. The Register is the best source of information available. It's not perfect, but it's better than no information. Besides, it's got an editor who isn't afraid to mix it up a little.

Anonymous

Why don't you leave Matt alone. What do you want him to do anyway? Paint a pretty picture of the GOB's for your benefit or what? Do you really think that MATT is the one that has formed the opinions of others? If so, I think you are sadly mistaken.

Anonymous

Thanks to all that continue to cancel the SR. I talk with more individuals each day that have or are going to cancel.

Anonymous

Well Matt, looks like we know where the phrase (Good Ole Boys), and initials GOB came from now.

Anonymous

Another subscriber gone..... and another subscriber gone..... and another subscriber gone..... and Matt Westerhold is gone..... HEY, NOT A BAD IDEA!!!!!

Anonymous

2 things. One, Go and read the ORC 9.68 and write about that so the people of Ohio are better informed! Two, A centralized dispatch would work out much better because it would be easier for communications for all. Things would expedite quicker. Also, if we could get on the plain language standards homeland security would know what is going on. Instead of 86 60 or 60a or 21. You should know the one about 21 Matt. You have been a 21. We all have at least once in our lives. Take a hint. Your blogs s@ck and the information you pass around isn't complete or really telling us anything. Do something useful

Anonymous

Committee is to Ferrell as Newspaper is to Westerhold.

tk

If I really hated a newspaper so much I would not be reading it and commenting on every article. Keep up the good work Matt. Hopefully this will be the last year we will have to tolerate Tom Ferrell. He tries to get his name in the paper when he is up for re-election but when he gets back in office he doesn't do anything constructive.

Elwood

Ya know what's kinda funny.
All these posters who detest Matt and the SR but continue to post on the SR website. If Westerhold and the SR bother you so much why do you continue to use their service to complain about them? Before the SR provided us with this forum, we had no way of voicing our opinions, or expressing our thoughts. Now we have. If you are so dissatisfied with the SR you are free to go some where else. You seem to be acting like a bunch of hypocrites.
Keep the information coming Matt there are many who appreciate it.

Anonymous

Matt, is that you?

Anonymous

You really should take some lessons from your co-workers Mr. Jackson and Mr. White. Their blogs are truly interesting...they are not hung up on any one certain thing! And we all know what that would be.

Anonymous

How about just printing the truth and nothing but the truth. All that I am seeing here is a group of GOBS going after another group of GOBS. Reminds me of the Bugs Moran gang feuding with Al Capone's gang. You can't go wrong with the truth. Matt, you and Marie have an agenda with Dwelle. Why? Please explain.

Anonymous

My post was deleted from several blogs this week. I don't know why. I only wanted to know why the Sandusky City School buses were running. I was held up by one Tuesday at 7am. It only had around five kids on it. Same Thursday. I would like to know why, if the schools are in dire straights, they have enough fuel to run in the summer. Is there some program, that I, as a taxpayer, should know about?

Anonymous

I sometimes wonder why Matt Westerhold is working for some small town "tabloid", when he seems to THINK he is smart enough to run both the City of Sandusky and Perkins Twsp.. Matt, you seem to have all the answers, but since no one really cares what you think or say.....I guess youll have to keep looking in the mirror and telling yourself that you matter....