Questions for Baxter

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Dear Kevin:

Thank you for agreeing to review and answer our questions about inaccuracies in the Murman statements attributed to you. We talked with a number of participants who were not interviewed by the Murman investigators, and, after reviewing your statement, the Murman report, the Nuesse response, the Darden report and other documentation, we compiled these questions for you.

Baxter statement

• “The U.S. Attorney, unaware of the chief’s failure to coordinate with local officials, cooperated to a point by opening investigations.” Were these DEA, or DEA-related cases? Please detail local cases on file with U.S. attorney since Aug. 1, 2006, and provide case and report numbers and any available documentation.

• Did the U.S. Marshal’s office invite all local law enforcement agencies to participate in Operation Falcon? Is this fugitive roundup a “wasteful and disruptive stunt,” as described in the Murman report? Which agencies chose to participate? Please explain.

• In your statement you say McClung and Nuesse “both wanted to disband the drug task force.” Did other police chiefs express similar thoughts or support for this position, or come to support this position? Please explain.

• Are there corrections to the statement timeline on task force tax initiative, election, support for drug task force, closed-door meetings, when officers were pulled from task force, etc.? Please explain.

• Murman statement indicates you complained that Nuesse “started taking many cases to the U.S. attorney.” Were these DEA-related cases? Please explain and provide details and reports of each case.

• Specifically, about the McGovern “child abuse” case: Were errors discovered in how the arrest warrant was issued, coded or otherwise created or errors with the warrant radius status? Where did these errors, if any, originate? The child’s mother reported the rapes in August. McGovern, a truck driver from California, eluded Huron police when they tried to question him. Federal marshals arrested McGovern in December after requesting the warrant radius be corrected. What, if anything, does this case have to do with the Nuesse probe? Please address concerns about timeline, problems with the warrant, and the sheriff office’s failure to attempt to serve it.

• Please provide information, details and reports of second rape suspect involving a (about) 13-year-old victim where charges were dropped in 2007 when the suspect was located about two years after warrant issued.

• In Murman statement you recall both the (1) U.S. attorney meeting and the (2) meeting with school officials as “educations” for Chief Nuesse. This point, others in your statement, and your general descriptions of these two meetings differ from recollections of the other meeting participants. Please explain.

• In Murman statement you said Nuesse “should have” brought any gang concerns to your attention. Is that required by statute? Please explain. Did she attempt to do this without success or feedback from your office? Was she referred to Barlyski and did Barlyski return her calls? Please explain.

• You describe Barylski as the local “gang expert.” Please provide documents and information on credentials related to her proficiency. Please also provide approximate number of cases, with case numbers, during the past five years that included gang specification charges.

• You state you had not “heard back” from Nuesse about the drug forfeiture fund. Didn’t the police chiefs, through the Firelands chiefs association, resolve this rather quickly with a framework for distribution prior to Nuesse’s suspension? Was it finalized shortly thereafter? Current status of drug forfeiture funds? Was it Chief Nuesse who pushed for distribution of these funds initially? Please explain.

• “Baxter was of the opinion Chief Nuesse, rarely, if ever got input from other city or county government officials before she acted and as a result she has made numerous questionable decisions.” Please provide detailed list of questionable Nuesse decisions, and any impact or potential impact these decisions had. Nuesse, and others, have said the department accomplished several outreach goals in the past two years, including improved relations with schools and school officials, local religious leaders and church members, other police chiefs, and state and federal law enforcement agencies in addition to minority groups. Have there been improvements along these lines, and, if so, how does that square with your statement?

Comments

Anonymous

..who's "WE"??

Anonymous

so many questions... so many different answers... as the stealth bomber and the one who rules 222 meigs st. stated: " it's a matter of interpretation." don c. icsman city law director.

Anonymous

What a bunch of BS.

Anonymous

I have sent several letters complaining about Matt's ethics and have received nothing in return. So to those who think that it will do ANY good to complain, dont waste your time. The ONLY thing the SR cares about, is that Matt is causing people to read the on line stuff. They obviously have no concern for ethics and only are concerned about $$$ it is sad really considering they used to be a great publication, now all they are is a gossip newspaper....

Anonymous

Go get him Matt, and make sure you keep the readers posted if in fact he has the backbone along with that sub human Icsman to respond!!!

Anonymous

Matt's questions seem reasonable to me, particularly in view of the Prosecutor's assertions in the Murman report. If his statements are all true then he should have no difficulty answering these very focused questions.

Anonymous

Good job Mr. Westerhold. I am sure the response to your questions will in fact be deafening.

Anonymous

A manager editor with b@ll's. I support and appreciate your ongoing efforts to expose this bull stuff!!!!! The SPD surely seems like it is corrupt. The issue of the current Officers taking free or discounted merchandise that Nuesse put a stop to, will quickly be common place again. ANYONE BEING PUT IN A POSITION TO GIVE SPD/SFD PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT SHOULD REPORT IT TO MATT WESTERHOLD IMMEDIATELY!!!! Reporting it to Kline may result in him trying for the same. He has shown he does not have the backbone to deal with the SPD.

Anonymous

Man are you obsessed! Give it a rest!
You were duped by one of the best liars
ever to hit Sandusky. Just let it go.
You'll probably drink the Kool-Aid if she asks you to.

Anonymous

You and Kim lost. Move on to something else already.

Anonymous

Westerhold, really need to get the help for your obsession. Who do you think you are. If I was Baxter I would give you an answer to the affect, go f yourself you slime.

Anonymous

What a loser that will not just give up. More and more register's being cancelled by the day due to this loser.

Anonymous

Matt, get a clue. You have been played -- played like the rest of the community. Her lies have caught up to her. You are so enamored that you can't see what the rest of the community can see ... a huge joke! Newsflash, Matt (in case you haven't been reading the constant history ... it's certainly NOT NEWS being written every day) ... SHE GOT FIRED!!!!!!

Here is a question for you, Matt ... what is in this for you? Clearly, she has become an obsession for you.

Anonymous

You are a real dushe bag!

Anonymous

You and your buddy McBOOB's plot didn't work. She got fired! Do a story about the ATF raid at the Perkins Police Department. How about the Girl Scout Cookie thief they have working there? Get off your knees, McBOOB needs to be asked some questions, Mr. Managing Editor!

Anonymous

I have left MANY blogs on here, some have been out of anger and have taken shots at Matt Westerold some have been trying to convince those few followers of his to see the kind of "person" he really is. As I have read through some of the responses to this story I can not help but start to see what is happening here. I truly believe that Matt has a school boy crush on Kim. I mean, we already know that Matt has no soul and no integrity, but to watch him slobber all over himself just to try and stick up for her is disturbing. Why else would you destroy what VERY little reputaion you have left to defend a woman like this, unless you thought you were going to gain her acceptance. I mean we have all read in this joke of a newspaper about Kim's marital problems, so maybe just ,maybe Matt is trying to manipulate that situation. Now I have never had anything good to say about Kim, but I have to believe that she could do better than a two bit hack like Westerhold. Everyone else involved in this has reason to be.....Frankowski has ZERO power now and has decided to try and strike back at the very people who have laughed at him all his life, by stabbing all SPD in the back. Dan Kaman is trying to gain public support for his next campaign which he will lose. Same for Waddington, who probably has no idea what is going on with....well anything. But Westerhold....what is his angle here?? And then you have "Charles Schultz" himself with his lame drawings (Dudley Do Right must have been tough to draw), who must owe Matt some money or something. I mean why else would he leave such stupid cartoons, I would hope he didnt do this intentionally, if so, I am sure he will go no further than the SR. My 11 year old draws better and has a better sense of humor. So that is my opinion, Matt has a lil' crush on Ms. Nuesse, but I hope he hasnt vested too much in that idea, as I said she can do MUCH better!!!

Anonymous

Matt, these are very good questions. Too bad you probably will never get them answered. I give you about another 6 months (odds are 8 to 1 in my poker group)before you are rail-roaded out of town.

Anonymous

Why didn't Baxter want the Ohio Attorney General here to investigate the Nuesse witch hunt?

I am concerned that the DEA issues and the Nuesse witch hunt are both related to a county prosecutor who some have indicated may, or may not, have some reasons to be concerned about drug crimes or any misdeeds that are within the scope of the prosecutor's responsibility to address.

Bravo Matt! You have laid out questions for the EEOC to consider and the motives that should be explored when Kim Nuesse amends her EEOC complaint.

Another reason to seek a documented response, or a documented nonresponse, is the opportunity for a viable candidate to challenge Baxter in the next election if he is found to be in the clear when everything shakes down when the Nuesse witch hunt is unwound...

The GOBs should not relax, because things are likely to heat up as the Nuesse saga moves on to the next level of intensity.

Anonymous

Baxter is not the one who needs to answer questions here. This is about Kim Nuesse. But I forgot, this is your deflection tactic. Take the light off of Kim and put it on someone else. Bottom line, Kim is fired for multiple offenses. She was found guilty. Stop deflecting.

Anonymous

Matt,

These all sound like appropriate questions for Mr. Baxter's deposition in Ms. Nuesse's civil case.

That's why you'll never get him to answer them in this forum.

Grow up.

Anonymous

If you truly want to make Matt Westerhold pay for his unprofessional, immature, and truly poor actions as he pretends to be a journalist—people who actually provide news to the public without slant or bias so they can make decisions base on the facts provided—DO NOT post on these blogs/stories ANY LONGER.

Don’t even look at blogs or any other story. Each time a person does, just think of Westerhold smiling back at you. That’s what he’s doing.

Each time you click on this site, WESTERHOLD WINS.

There is nothing else he or anyone else can do to influence a court of law involving Nuesse.

I am not a supporter or critic of Nuesse. I haven’t worked for her, so I don’t feel educated enough to comment on that. Those who have make it clear which way they stand. Those who haven’t appear to be on the other side. My objective opinion would be that if she were a good leader, it would not have mattered if she were black, white, male, female, American or Canadian (that’s for you Lee). A good leader earns respect, never demands it. I don’t know what kind of environment there was in the SPD, but it appears Westerhold and Nuesse created a pretty hostile one in this community. It can only make one wonder what it was like in the department.

If the former chief does file suit, it will be up to a judge and/or jury, not Westerhold.
The only thing he can do is try to get you to come here, day after day, hour after hour, to see what kind of crap he will spew next to get you to buy into his crap and keep coming back.

I implore you, IGNORE it.

It will be difficult, I know. I’m as addicted as anyone to this story simply because of the outlandish coverage. I’ve avoided posting anything for some time, but I have looked. I’m going to stop now. The only way this “editor” can influence anything is if you continue to come to this site and post.

I would lead any argument with reasons why Westerhold should be removed from his position. It’s obvious his boss supports his approach or Westerold would have been gone long ago. What Phares apparently fails to realize is how quickly Westerhold is following in the footsteps of Elsebeth. She may have had some truth to her theories, but nobody listened any longer because of her history. Matt, now, has that same history and, by acquaintance, so does the Register. It’s almost a shame what he has done to a once respectable newspaper.

So again, make this the last blog you read and reply to. It’s easy to say you will complain to advertisers and tell them about it. It’s difficult to actually do it. If you have the courage to call them, do so. But if you want to make a difference without having to be confrontational, stop reading his rhetoric.

If you think Phares will continue to back Westerhold when the hits on this website (which mean advertising dollars) dry up, you’re crazy.

He’ll drop him in a heartbeat.

To the Nuesse haters: If she is as bad as you say, let’s hope she never works in an authority position again.

To the Nuesse supporters: If she was railroaded, let’s hope she can bounce back from this.

To Westerhold: You’re a used-car salesman. Actually, that would be an insult to those folks.

Anonymous

Are you one of the good ol boys? It seems that you are attempting to convince others to stop reading and responding to the Nuesse railroad job by the GOBs....why? You obviously have a biased and informed opinion about the editor who is doing a fantastic job of managing the SR so that it fulfills its Fourth Estate responsibility to the citizens.

To Matt and the entire SR staff, "Keep up the great work!" You all have earned back my trust and I may consider becoming a regular subscriber once again...

Anonymous

Last poster was Westerhold himself!! Pat yourself on the back again Matt!!

Anonymous

You are either a delusional GOB or you you are so absorbed with Matt that you need to seek professional help! Why can't you stay away and stop reading this blog? Get a life duhdddd.

Anonymous

Go Matt!! Put Baxter on the hot seat. Something is not right when certain people start to bully, intimidate, and come close to threatening other people. When this happens, there is something being covered up or rotten somewhere.

Anonymous

Your blog is by far one of the most persuasive ever on this topic. You're absolutely right - stop giving Westerhold want he wants, AND cancel the paper as well. You clearly hit a nerve with those who have replied to you, but they all sound a little to paranoid or desperate. Again, you're right - stop the blogging, stop the paper and we'll starve the monster.

Anonymous

No way in the hell Nuesse will file in Erie County. She'll file in federal court and the trial will pull from a host of north western Ohio counties (Erie west to the Indiana border). Unless Bailey is insane.

If Nuesse is smart...which is debatable...she'll get herself an actual employment attorney to handle her case. How about that guy from Columbus who is representing the gals who Marc Dann was fooling around with??? He's got balls.

Anonymous

I couldnt agree with you more, I've blogged on here countless times and it is now clear, cant believe it took me this long, that no matter what people are going to believe this woman's lies. Westerhold-Grathwol-Frankowski-Kaman, you are all sad pathetic peoplem, but you have some how managed to gain a following. Regardless of whether the majority of the pro nuesse texts are all from the same people or not, there is no reasoning with them. It is my opinion that you could have Nuesse on video committing all these unethical acts and you would still blame those who have nothing to do with her lies. Fact is we have a corupt City Commissioner in Dan Kaman who has blasted the Police Department, basically calling them a bunch of worthless people, yet no one seems to be calling him on that. He is a joke and somehow is able to sleep at night, which tells me he has no soul. Frankowski, is and always has been and always will be a joke. So if you have people who are going to support and follow corrupt politicians, a has been/never was retired member of that department, a wanna be news reporter and worst of all a lieing deceiptful corupt sexist EX POLICE CHIEF, then do we really expect to reason with poor brain dead people like that. Fact is, the last poster has it right, the more we read and respond to morons like them, the stronger we make their cause. If you want to follow and support a losing cause like Nuesse then it is your right as an American... I wash my hands of the whole thing, I got what I wanted, she is gone and no longer bleeding the PDs budget dry with her "salary". To those of you who get frustrated with these drones, Westerhold being the King, We won!!! She is gone and soon will be just a DISTANT memory, except to Matt......

Matt Kline you did an outstanding job!!!

Anonymous

EXCELLENT POINT! You both spoke the truth! Great idea to ~ "STOP READING"!

Anonymous

As far as that goes, I guess Phares is just as bad. Westerhold must be done with his grieving I assume? This is my last post, you Nuesse supporter's can fight amongst yourselves. I am to the point of nausea over this. She's GONE get over it. For you people to sit on your computer's and slander the people who work (and some who have worked here for a while) for this city and do a Da!! good job at that tend to make one sick, all over some wittle blonde gurl that came here for such a short period just to start trouble! Weseterhold~butt out. People complain that the media got involved when they should not have...well, that was because of you and THE NUESSE herself! What does her husband think of your crush on her?

Anonymous

Please do cancel your subscription, which you probably do not have anyway, and leave these blogs. Nothing would please the intelligent bloggers more. You obviously have no ability to think for yourself, you just follow both the Nuesse haters. You spout the same rhetoric both of the Nuesse haters like to spout, but do not present any proof of anything. With idiotic responses from people like you it is no wonder this city can never get cleaned up. Keep spouting and the GOB's will maintain the same poor service from the PD and the same disrespect for the citizens. The only lies that have been shown came from the command staff of the PD and ,of course, Baxter himself. It is you who needs to open your eyes to what is going on in this corrupt town. We had a chief who was starting to clean it up and she stepped on some toes and they had to do whatever it took, including lying, to make it happen. Matt you are doing a wonderful job of asking the right questions, the ones the Murman report should have asked. Bye Bye Klinee

Anonymous

That's right, everyone else is wrong and Kim is a Saint!!! No question about it! With that little angelic face, why, there's no possible way she could do ANYTHING WRONG ! Everyone else is DEFINITELY lying! She and Timmie were just planning to 'bring our two governments together for the BETTERMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY!!! ANYONE with an once of brains can see this! And Matt, what a WONDERFUL Caring Human Being!!! He of all people shouldn't be questioned as he is a PILLAR in the community! Why that man wouldn't even THINK of doing anything unethical or immoral now would he? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!! Lets find something else to talk about, OK?

Anonymous

The "we" he's referring to is a small mouse...I mean RAT that he keeps in his pocket.

Anonymous

?? BYE BYE NIGHTSTALKER! All we can do anymore is laugh at you Nuesse supporters that's why it really isn't worth reading the SR. The horrible things you say and all of the name calling you do is out of this world. Fight with yourselves. Bye Bye Kimmie

Anonymous

Re: Why did you quit using your name everytime.
Sorry to tell you this, but I never change my handle like you obviously do. I think it just gets to you that there are many out there that think the way I do. What's the matter thin skin. Just like the horrible, as you put it, things you say about Nuesse? Truths are not horrible, only when you are on the wrong side of a debate. Oh yeah, Bye Bye Klinee

Anonymous

I think Matt Westerhold should be re-named "The Farmer" because he sure is milking this story for all it's worth. Heck, maybe PETA should investigate him FOR BEATING A DEAD HORSE!!!!!!! As far as Matt being railroaded out of town, it'll never happen. He is selling too many newspapers. I'm starting to think this whole ordeal is more fit for the Jerry Springer show, rather than an Ohio AG investigation.

Anonymous

Like the cockroaches,the Nuesse haters scurry whenever the light is cast on them and then they bolt for the cracks and crevices leaving only their droppings....

Anonymous

Yep, I have to agree with the cockroach remark and their left behind droppings.
My only gripe with Westerhold is that he is not doing enough to bring out the
TRUTH. If Baxter and his cronies have nothing to hide, then why not call in the AG to do a thorough investigation. But some of Matt's buddies will be exposed if the AG comes in. ALL of the cockroaches must be exposed for the truth to come out.

Anonymous

I love how you moronic Nuesse supporters call your blogs, "Intelligent" LOL!!!! Also to the ones like you who claim she was starting to clean the city up.....it's funny you cant come up with ONE thing she DID.....all you can say is the Nuesse Haters are lying.....Well, what are all the wonderful things she did???? I agree with the blogger you just blasted, there are no intelligent Nuesse supporters, just stupid little drones......you're all so pathetic, you need to jump ship already, ITS SINKING!!!

Anonymous

You really are dillusional arent you....she is gone and she is never coming back nor will she ever get a dime more from this city. She has railroaded all of you into thinking that SHE was railroaded by the mean "GOB" what a joke you all are making of yourselves. And what is this "NightStalker" handle??? Are you a great big mean person??? Is that suppose to envoke fear among us all??? LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!! Whats even more funny is that I doubt most of you have even ever met her....

Anonymous

Why is the city afraid of calling in the AG's office to investigate further as recommended by the commissioners? Shouldn't be any problem if everything is on the up and up. Why is there so much resistance to calling them in? No one wants to disturb the status quo? The more resistance you get about the AG being called in and the situation at hand, the more I wonder just what is going on. The more haterd that is spewed against this woman makes you wonder what she has uncovered for eleven supervisors to take such a hatred stand and for Baxter to stick his hand in the city's business. Why has the commission dropped the ball on the AG recommendation they made?

Anonymous

The AG should be called in and should have been in the first place. The investigation by the AG would be free and not cost thousands of dollars like that poorly written and BIASED Murman report. Only Baxter can call in the AG. I really have to wonder why Baxter will not. What is he trying to hide?
The IMA should get everyone involved and demand that the AG be called in.
Let's clear this up once and for all.
Call in the AG, do an investigation and then let's move on. These anti-Neusse bloggers must be trying to hide something. I think that Nuesse uncovered corruption and the GOB wanted her gone.

Anonymous

Give it a rest she is gone and won't be back. BYE BYE KIMMIE!!!!! TEE-HEE

Anonymous

You are correct in wondering why the AG has not been called in. Baxter knows why. He knows if this ever happens he will be lucky if he is not disbarred. The city commission knows that if they are called in the GOB network will be permanatly distroyed and Kline will be gone along with most of these command staff people. This question needs to be asked at the next commission meeting and if it is not brought up by a commissioner then a citizen will ask it. If Kline is serious about buying a house in this town, I would advise against it. His time here is going to be short lived and when he tries to sell the house there will not be any takers. BYE, BYE, Klinee

Anonymous

To Re: Nightstalker
Knowing when someone is dillusional would only be known by someone who is dillusional, which you seem to fit the bill to a tee. Remember, nothing is forever, she could easily get her job back, through the courts, through settlement, through a vote of the commissioners, so you might want to hold your rejoicing for much later. My handle is my handle, just as yours is yours, however, you never use a handle you keep using different ones to make people think more then one person is anti Nuesse. Not very smart. Have you ever met Nuesse? I have and this is why I back her. I have also met most of the command staff and this is why I am against them. Now please let's hear more from your dillusional mind.

Anonymous

Have I met nuesse??? HAHAHAHA....uh yea I have and that is why I know you people are fighting a losing battle! You want me to start using a "Handle"??? What are you a truck driver?? LOL I could care less how many people think I leave multiple blogs...I do...who cares? The fact that you have met Nuesse and still support her leads me to believe you are one of a few people.....but I understand the idea of keeping your identity secret, but trust me 'Stalker, unless you are one of the people I am thinking of, you have to have some sense. She is everything the report says she is, and then some. As I have said many times, you need not look any further than the people who are backing her....Gary Frankowski is probably the most disliked, maybe HATED people who ever wore an SPD uniform and this is not JUST by other officers, ask some of the people who he has arrested in his career. As a child Gary was a nerd and was beaten up everyday, they say that is a major reason why nerds get into Law Enforcement, is revenge....that is what half of you who respond to this will accuse all SPD officers of being, but Gary TRULY is that person. Dan Kaman has waivered more times on issues than I care to remember. When he ran for Commissioner, he was so PRO SPD, now he says the place is a mess??? Which is it Dan? You never complained before when you have been given break after break on traffic stops, now all of a sudden they are Bad Cops.....Then Matt Westerhold, who is probably more unethical than Kim and if they werent enough....TIM MCCLUNG??????? He should be enough incentive for everyone to jump off her bandwagon, unless you can honestly say he is a man of high integrity, if you can then you have to be one of the people I just mentioned.....

Anonymous

Why so much animosity towards Nuesse? Well at least that you admit to "I leave multiple blogs...I do...who cares?" Well, you use multiple names to try to confuse the readers that there are many people against Neusse when if fact, there are very few. Why do I get the feeling that you are a past or current member of the SPD or the GOB? You should welcome an investigation by the AG unless you are afraid of the truth which I think that you are.

Anonymous

Hey westerhold nice story you wrote about yourself in the opinion section
in Sundays Paper,it fits you to a tee.
Contrary to professional standards it
was a bad story from the word go.

Anonymous

I don't see Darden and the IMA looking into why Warner was picked over three good black men by the commissioners.

Anonymous

Bet you a dollar Westerhold wrote, helped write, or edited the IMA report. Then in today's paper he pats himself on the head about how great it was.

Sam

Time for Matt to leave, I'll pay for the moving van. Matt how mch have you lost in revenue for the Register with your biased views. Take Kimmie with you!

Anonymous

THE REASON YOU CAN TELL THAT MOST OF THE BLOGS ARE YOURS IS BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS SAY BYE BYE KLINE AT THE END ALWAYS WITH 2 E's. YEP YOU R BUSTED haha. I know you are going to say...........everyone is doing that...WRONG!

Anonymous

!! RE: NIGHTSTALKER! I believe that you hit the nail right on the head in your comment! Believe me, that person is not the only anti Nuesse there is, its just most refuse to come on these blogs to listen to you supporter's and Westerhold now that she is G-O-N-E. Well, I take that back, most quit even before then they got so tired of reading your crap. Ya know I think they just might have a good point there...this is getting kinda sickening. Like Dr. Evil said...you all are just BEATING A DEAD HORSE! Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah.

Anonymous

Now "ED" wants to make it a race issue. When will the Nuesse clan take a break???!!!! If it isn't one thing/person to blame it's another! AAAAHHHHGGGGGG!

Anonymous

Nightstalker, I am a CURRENT member of SPD, however, have very little say in anyhthing. I am not a member of this GOB network u you people talk about. Now that Kim is gone, I would welcome an outside investigation. She is everything that report, regardless of how badly written, says she is. Trust me, I work so I dont have time to leave all these blogs, I may leave one or two a day and if you read through here, you will see MANY MANY Anti-Nuesse blogs. As for some of you blasting the "No Respect" Officer at SPD, do you think officers really care about that? Cause trust me...we dont. We are called worse everyday to our faces so a few blogs by people who dont leave their name really doesnt bother us. We cant leave our name because we really arent suppose to be giving our opinion, but the way I see it, is when I am not working I am allowed to have an opinion. I have never threatened anyone on here or used obscene language. But all the officers know of this woman is the FEW times she talked to us, we were not able to go into her office and just talk to her if we have a concern. It also has nothing to do with her being female, most of us down there believe that SOME changes were needed, but she did nothing but take advice from McClung and we see where that got her. So yes, I have first hand knowledge of this woman and she is exactly where SHE put herself, on the unemployment line and she can sue all she wants, she should consider herself lucky she was not brought up on charges. Again, Officers are used to no one wanting us around, UNLESS you need one of us, then we are ALWAYS there.....

Anonymous

GOD bless you and thank you for being there.

Anonymous

To the current member of SPD, too many re's gets confusing.

If you are not a member of the GOB then you have to be a patrol officer. If so then I do respect the patrol officers as do many people, however, it is the command staff that does not deserve any respect. They use backstabbing methods to further their agendas. How many of them put in writing their complaints and sent it to the city manager, who just happens to be their boss. Why did they do an end around and go to Icsman? If they would have followed the chain of command this situation could have been fixed before it got out of hand. Did any of them put in writing and forward it to Kline their concerns about the dispatch system? Did anyone put in writing and forward to Kline their concerns about her parking ticket? Ditto about her supposedly lying? Why did these great leaders wait until it got to this point before confronting the situation with Kline? Just what charges do you think she could be brought up on?

Anonymous

RE; Hey Nightstalker
Good try, however, I know this person who is doing that blogging and he is using the double e in response to the anti Nuesse clan using the Kimmie at the end of their blogs. I will give you credit for trying, but that is like pulling the pin on a hand granade and tossing the pin, nice try but not effective.

Anonymous

Just like I thought you would say...About that double E....If you would like to scroll back to some of your blogs you will see the good 'ol double E. Besides, you can always tell one of your blogs...no big deal....carry on.

Anonymous

Went back to other stories, there were alot of the double E thing going on in them too. Hmm. Ooops, some had triple E's.

Anonymous

Sandusky Register..when is the last time one of your employees got a DUI and you SR paid for them to take three days off not to mention paying for the DUI school? Why should the taxpayers have to pay to have some dispatcher who is in a probationary period pay for her misjudgement? What lesson did this teach the DUI offender...what would Nuesse have thought had the dispatcher gotten drunk the following week but this time killed someone? No questions asked...the dispatcher should have been fired immediately...that is why companies have probationary periods....

To the woman who wrote the letter to the editor in todays paper...don't group all women together their are many of us that are glad she was fired..she is playing the gender card which I find dispicable.....

Anonymous

Obviously you didn't go to the Tim Russert of journalism school...HONESTLY & INTEGRITY..of which you have neither...

Anonymous

These things happen when the city doesn't have a policy manual for their employees. Conduct should be spelled out in the manual. Employees need to know what is tolerated and what isn't tolerated and what the consequences will be. Besides, the paid leave was approved by Mr. Kline as stated in the evidence presented in one of the investigative reports. Checks and balances were in place, just ignored or not questioned by the city manager. The city manager needs to pay more attention to what is crossing his desk as that is part of his reponsibility. Kline was at the time Nuesse's boss. Where was he when all this was going on; for that matter, where was personnel? There should be approval of paid leave from Chief Nuesse to personnel to Kline. Three signatures should have been on the paid leave approval.

Anonymous

You atr about as full of feces as a Christmas turkey.

reader

There you go again, Matt !

Another online poll with unsatisfactory answer options...... Hire a new chief from within or hire from outside?

Why not advertise the opening and hire the most qualified candidate, whether from inside or outside the department ?

Your polls remind me of the ones Rep. Gillmor used to mail out. No matter how you answered the questions, the responses could all be slanted to support a position you weren't totally comfortable with.

Anonymous

Westerhold THRIVES on making trouble.

Anonymous

I think the city could make a peace gesture on the replacement of the police chief and that is to hire from outside. To hire within is not taking care of the problem as it will still exist if you hire within. If the city wants any healing done, they need to seek another outsider if anyone will take on these eleven supervisors and their hatred for an outsider.

Anonymous

ENOUGH ALREADY YOU ARE ALOSER AND A BUM AND I HOPE SOMEDAY BAXTER GET S YOUR AXX IN COURT!

Anonymous

I hope so too :)

Anonymous

Hey, know what? That "Turkey" your talking about must have fallen off your own platter. Yeah, you got all the answers. You must have been working at the PD too? Thats the only thing that could possibly qualify you to say this officer's opinion is so "full" as you put it. If you haven't been there, don't act as though you have.

Anonymous

Yes, I am an SPD Officer so don't get on your high horse and think you know everything. I know the Officer that wrote this and believe me he is full of it. As for yourself, go get bent, you don't have a clue. Write about something you do know like your ABC's.

Anonymous

Can't you just feel the LLLOOOVE in these blogs?

Taxpayer

This controversey will not end soon. If you feel Nuesse will NOT get anything by filing a discriminatory civil suit in FEDERAL district court, you are ALL out of your minds. It does not matter if YOU think she was competent or not, be prepared to PAY. The new SPD chief MUST be from the outside with the entire support of city council. Someone must place SPD under the certification process so a SOP manuel (Not FOP) will give guidance to ALL members. But, the command staff will only do what it knows best. They will sabotage anyone that tries to take away their power and commits to changing things. They have proven they will skip the chain of command and manipulate politicans. The new chief must promote good people and place the cancer in meanial jobs. The reason why the public is against LE officers is because of their lack of professionalism. The people do NOT serve the police, the SPD is supposed to Protect and Serve. They have the first part right, but the second part needs a plethora of work.

Anonymous

Well, we need to talk about this. Maybe I misunderstood the original entry of SPD Officer. If not, I'll be in @ 6 AM-See you there.

Taxpayer

You are WAY OFF! She won't get a dime, she won't get her job back. After we wait to see what happens in the 6-10 years it takes to see the judge maybe we can talk then. :)

Anonymous

are correct why isn't a--hole Baxter answering any questions? He acts like he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar and is taking the 5th.

Anonymous

?? I don't think there is a need for Baxter to answer anything is there? She worked for the city manager, the city manager fired her. Seems pretty simple to me.

Anonymous

Pretty darn good with that name calling aren't you supporter's? Sure makes her look ALOT better with supporter's like you now doesn't it. Tells alot about the company she keeps.

Anonymous

You all need to get a grip. Baxter will not answer. Kim will prevail in a lawsuit. She more than likely wont get her job back. Your stupidity and name calling will not change. Matt will continue to do his job, and yes he does his job. He does it well enough he keeps all of you reading and arguing. You're not going to stop reading no matter how much you threaten or cry. People will continue to take sides in this and every other matter posted. Black hearted stupidity will keep you posting vile statements to families in pain, because this cloak of annonimmity give you gonads. And life will go on. Chat soon.......:-)

Anonymous

To WHY HASN'T WESTERHOLD>>> Kevin does have questions to answer, regardless of who her boss may have been, because he played a part in her ultimate downfall. He does not seem to want to call in the AG to conduct an accurate and unbias investigation. Why? We are a community on the edge and we are not acting very well and this situation has too many unanswered questions to be ignored. period.

Anonymous

He is a newspaper reporter, you dummy. Baxter isn't answering any questions because he is scared to say anything. Might get his gonads crushed or at least tightened in the vise.

Anonymous

will come when there's criminal activity not when there's a minor employment problem. So don't hold your breath on that one.

Anonymous

Baxter has got to be getting worried about people calling him out on his crap lately.

Anonymous

Administrative Misconduct, Abuse of Power and Evidentiary Misrepresentation ARE CRIMES DOOFUS!!

Anonymous

Geez Matt- I cant stand Baxter but these questions clearly look like you and Kim had a GREAT time sitting down and thinking these ones up! These questions sound like something SHE and BAILEY would like to ask him, and as always are using YOU as their PUPPET!

Anonymous

Cancel the SR? Absolutely no way. Because of Matt Westerhold and the SR staff, I just became a regular subscriber again! YOUR DOING FANTASTIC, MATT!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

I don't THINK something SMELLS rotton in Baxter's office, I KNOW something does and the corruption is not only there. It's time ALL these despicable corrupt individuals are exposed, forced to step down and GET OUT.

Anonymous

Why don't you post a GIANT photo of Baxter like you did for Tommy Ferrel?

Anonymous

Is it my imagination or does this case against the fired Police Chief Kim Nuesse sound a lot like the former Judge Ann Maschari's case? Looks to me like the good 'ole dishonest boys club got a tad bit overconfident.

Anonymous

Baxter is just a conduit to what the Sandusky commission is asking him to do. He needs to do his duty and send the AG request on. How is it going to look for him to turn it down? Who is Baxter to turn this request down with his conflict? I would certainly look into this if he did turn it down because it wouldn't look good. If he is not doing anything wrong, what is the problem with allowing it to proceed unless he has something to hide.

Anonymous

Hey Matt...pick up the phone and follow the AG request. They'll never recall me!!

Anonymous

Westerhold leaves Sandusky Register and takes job with City of Sandusky. He will be the new boss at the City's Water Treatment Facility (CRAP factory) on Harrison St. Rumor had it his credentials for stirring the CRAP far outweighed any of the other applicants.

Don't get too close to the storage units Matt, you might fall in and sijply blend in with the spew that you pass off as news.

Maybe that wouldn't be a bad thing though, because you would just be washed into the system and we wouldn't have to hear your "crap" any longer. Terds away...........

Anonymous

I think the investigators from Murman & Associates with their $22,000.00 worth of CRAP at the taxpayers expense would be a lot more qualified to work at the City's Water Treatment Facility then Matt Westerhold.

Anonymous

I think your house could be an alternate site for the wastewater treatment plant. There is so much bull$hit there that it would be almost impossible to clean up. Terds away on that.

Anonymous

This very enlightning comment came straight out of the mouth of a Law Director from another County: "What in the HELL did that $!$!$!$!$!$!$! ERIE COUNTY pull off THIS time????????" Take note this was said PRIOR to Kim Nuesse.............

Anonymous

Sorry, it wasn't a Law Director from another County that made the comment---it was a Prosecutor.

Anonymous

This is going to be GREAT! Westerhold v. Baxter. Why don't people understand that the reason why Baxter WILL NOT call the AG's office is because that man has WAY TOO MUCH TO HIDE! Do you actually think he wants them down here to figure his misdeeds out? Once that happens, that man would spend the rest of his life behind bars! Don't look for HIM to call in the AG- It'll NEVER happen!

Anonymous

is not only hiding, he is thinking of going on vacation for a few weeks hoping this will all die down by the time he gets back.

Anonymous

I SEE THE MURRAT IS POSTING HIS CAMPAIGN SIGNS AROUND TOWN. REMEMBER PEOPLE HOW HE IS RUNNING THE CITY, AS I'M SURE YOU WOULDN'T WANT THE MURRAT AS YOUR STATE REPRESENTIVE. BETTER VOTE ENDERLE.

The Good Doctor

Hi! I am a proctologist and would like for everyone to know that if you come into my Office I want you to look up my butt too!

Anonymous

What happened to the THIS JUST IN article posted early this morning? The article with comments from Kline that he wasn't worried at all about Nuesse's lawsuit because the City of Sandusky has good insurance? He also stated that "having good insurance to cover the lawsuit he knew would be filed was NOT A DECIDING FACTOR in his decision to fire Nuesse---Nuesse's DISHONESTY shown in the Murman Report was.

Anonymous

you can find that in the special Nuesse section on the main page.

Anonymous

The attorney general will come when there's criminal activity not a minor employment problem? Getting FIRED because of that Murman Report was MINOR? How about a CRIME OF ETHICS?

Anonymous

I have nothing to say. I just wanted to be comment No. 100! Thanks!

Anonymous

from Baxter. Darn, I sure am surprised (he said sarcastically).Baxter is still in hiding under his desk with a newspaper covering him.

Anonymous

Time for the voters in Erie Co and Sandusky to realize that the Dumbocrat Party is the GOB club membership committee. Kevin Baxter, a lawyer, is just like Dennis (the menace) Murray, another lawyer, both card carrying Dumbocrats.

Time to stop blindly voting for Dumbocrats because they keep doing stupid things over and over again...

Anonymous

I see no one has thought that some of this $hit the GOBs pulled on Nuesse may be a violation of her civil rights. If so, then Federal Court here she comes.

Anonymous

I SO SCARED OF NUESSE....NOT...SHE IS GONE! GET IT YET????

Anonymous

So is your brain but you aren't celebrating that.

Anonymous

...cant we all just get along?

Anonymous

Since when did Westerhold earn a degree in law? These questions were obviously constructed by an intelligent person, which clearly EXCLUDES Westerhold! baxter will not, nor should NOT answer you. Funny how you Matt thought you were so important that Baxter woud give you an ounce of his time. You and Kim can think of better things to do than to sit around with a back alley lawyer and think of stupid questions to ask a busy man! Grow up!

Anonymous

On the contrary, you in fact are the idiot. Being a tax payer and Baxter is an elected official, he is in fact accountable for his decisions to the public. End of story!!

Anonymous

?????????????? Do ALL of the Anti Nuesse blogs get deleted and all of the (moronic) pro Nuesse stay? Hmmm...does the word biased ring a bell?

Anonymous

KAMAN SHOULD GRAB A CONE
WADDINGTON SHOULD GRAB A MOP
WE STAY MUCH SAFER THAT WAY

Anonymous

Methinks you doth protest too much.

Anonymous

I say there, I say there boy, you are about as sharp as a bowling ball.

Anonymous

Given some of the Nuesse hater comments it is apparent that Matt has been very effective and successful in exposing the biased and unfair treatment of Sandusky's first female police chief.

Anonymous

Gosh, why would anybody have wanted to bother any tyrant in office? Gee, aren't they all so busy?

Saddam
Pol Pot
Stalin
Mao
Hitler
Reagan
Dulles Brothers
Castro
etc....

Anonymous

If you would take 5 minutes to get your lips off Klines hiney, you would realize that Kline was wrong, the GOBS' was wrong and you are wrong.

Anonymous

I read it...

Anonymous

Congrats to the Redmen!

Anonymous

Margaretta's girls did a real nice job. Seniors played very well, especially Nesbitt and Kurt. Didion, Greene, and Gennari also played a good game and are going to be missed very much at Margaretta!

Anonymous

Did anybody have any doubt that Oak Harbor would run away with the title. But, the real story I believe is the group from Margaretta. Did anyone real expected that group to have success but, them. Tremendous job coach you got this group going in the right direction.

Anonymous

I really feel for Matt Zahel. If its not football its basketball. Hopefully, his brother Shawn can carry this game into the rest of the season. With the play of Kromer and the improve play from his younger brother, Matt might leave Margaretta with at least a sectional title and hopefully a district title too.

Anonymous

I love this story. It really brings out on what sandusky has behind nthe scenes. Good luck to the nascar team this season!

Anonymous

this is a test comment

Anonymous

I really like your story about the Buckeyes/ For them to go far in the end will depend on the play of Lewis, Butler and Harris. They have to really become more involved with the flow of the offense.

Jean

The Assistant Coach is Matt Smith not John Smith. I hope that is a typo of the paper and a miquotation of the coach. Regardless it needed to be noted.

Anonymous

Who cares! The paper made a misprint. Get over it.

swimmom

Great Job Swimmers!!!

Good Luck at State!

Anonymous

Congrats team for a prideful year. You have shown dedication, focus, and inspiration in the love of the game. All players, coaches, and familes of both of the entire program should be commended.

Anonymous

GOOD LUCK TO ALL STATE SWIMMERS

swimfan

Congratulations Perkins Swimmers! The tradition continues. Perkins Swimming is one of the top swimming programs in the state. Three of our swimmers are top seeded. Good Luck to seniors Monica, Alex, and freshman Katie Quinn making top seeds is a huge accomplshment. Also congratulatlions to Jess Cole we are so proud of you.

Anonymous

Great job Cole. You are a real asset to the Sandusky Blue Streaks. Best of luck to you your senior year.

Anonymous

I think that perkins is a really good team. I mean 19 WINS in a row, that's hard and that takes teamwork. It's all about blood, sweat and what we had last night, tears.

Anonymous

I think the Pirates gave everything they had, but it wasn't enough. Hallock was off all night and we didn't get any production from Josh Lowe or Jarod Patton. Give Port Clinton credit, but I think Perkins will kind of be in hangover mood against Oak Harbor and if they beat them easily, they are going to be toast for the competition ahead.

James

Perkins is a good team and i think they have had a very good season but you know i guess they just didn't want it enough. They should have gotten it having 19 wins in a row, thats takes alot of teamwork. But they just didn't push forth to it and this stuff happens

Anonymous

Nice game by the Pirates... PC had a great game and Celliers is a decent player. Besides Justin Caudill, Perkins needs to find another inside threat... because their height may come back to haunt them. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they put a physical guard down-low and ran 4-guards for the tournament.

Anonymous

i loved this game because my cousin joey malfara won!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

port clinton came out on seniors night and destroyed perkins in the first half. perkins came back but my main man jason cellier knocked down two threes . perkins didnt deserve to go undefeated so i am glad that my team won.

Anonymous

PERKINS suck and are OVERRATED!!!

Anonymous

Perkins loses _1_ game and they're overated, yeah right they are the best in the sbc. Port Clinton only #2 because the sbc sucks and has only 1 team worth watching. Cellier has one game and now he's the man. There's a positive to the perkins loss too. If Port clinton even makes it to the second round, Perkins will annihilate them! Even worse than the first time they destroyed port clinton.(80-60). The refs sucked, port clintons coach and players talked crap the whole game and didnt get a technical. What do you mean Perkins didn't deserve to go undefeated, they're the only great team in the sbc. Lets see who makes it farthest in playoffs.(Perkins).

Anonymous

if perkins shot like port c did they would of killed port c by 50. Port c just got luckey they actually shot good and perkins was off. perkins will kill port clinton in playoffs if pc gets that far.

Anonymous

Screw Perkins, all them can rot in hell and suck it

Anonymous

Cox ur the worst quarterback in the area. I know football and go to all the games to watch both of my daughters cheer for the Pirates. I know Perkins and Port Clinton simply isn't as good. Luckiness happens all the time. I think you are very immature to post on here, especially considering you didn't come out for basketball.

Anonymous

Perkins boys don't let the (talk) get into your heads. You guys are a fantastic group of talented young men and you should be very proud of what you acomplished this year!!!
Keep you eyes on the goal and beleive!
Best of Luck!!!

Anonymous

Told you Perkins WOULD NOT BE perfect and if they lost to P.C. (GO PC), then how do you think they would fare against DAYTON DUNBAR?????? DUH!!!!!!! We all know that answer!!!
Perkins, get used to it.....the SEASON is ALMOST OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! A good record, yes & yes a GOOD JOB, but going all the way to STATE? Don't think so!!

Anonymous

thats pretty sweet that PC was an upset to perkins. Congrats PC.

Anonymous

The Pirates and the Redskins have both had fantastic seasons.

Why don't you people RELAX. It's just a game.... It's H.S. BB at it's best.

Anonymous

I am so proud of the three sandusky boys who made it out. They are already top 16 in ohio!!!

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