Watch Baxter squirm

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

The Nuesse-gate hearings begin later this month, and we'll hit this story as hard as ever. One of the stars on the city's long list of witnesses is none other than the old wise man himself, Kevin Baxter.

I'm not sure the hearings will even come off. At this point the city likely is looking for any way possible to extricate from this Murman report debacle, and Baxter's looking for a way out, too. There's just no way he wants to be cross-examined about his Murman statement. He already took a big lame-o shot at making some corrections to it after the Register questioned inaccuracies, but his cross-outs and new notations in the margins of the Murman report were nonsensical and almost incomprehensible.

Baxter will squirm under cross-examination from attorney K. Ronald Bailey, or he will squirm away from being forced to testify. His Murman statement is riddled with misstatements and holes you could drive a Hummer through.

Look for some hot Dog Days come Aug. 25 if the hearings do go forward as scheduled. The Nuesse-gate special section at sanduskyregister.com will be updated throughout each day of the hearings with live blogging from city commission chambers and video coverage of the testimony.

This is going to be interesting.

Comments

Anonymous

Don't blame the democrats for all of this. Only the house is controlled by the democrats. The republicans are effectively controlling the senate. 97% of filabusters in the senate are from the republicans. This in turn is shuting down all democratic efforts.

Anonymous

What filibuster you complete idiot, the congress is adjourned. The republicans wanted a vote on off shore drilling when the dumbocrats adjourned thanks to madame Hitler I mean Pelosi

Anonymous

Living proof of why we should have a simple test in order for people to vote

Anonymous

I didn't say current. I'm talking over the last 8 yrs.

Anonymous

it's your world, and we are all just part of it. are you using a pipe, papers, or bong today?

Anonymous

Why is the attention placed so much on Mr. Baxter? Even criminals have a chance to clerify their statements! In order for things to check and balance themselves out, don't we want the correct information? Or would we rather want what the investigator interperted when Mr. Baxter spoke to him? I gave a statement, and yes I modified my statement. I simply wanted it to read and/or mean what I intended for it to read. I didn't write it, it was written for me after given information pertaining to the issue.

Mr. Westerhold, maybe the reason lines are crossed off, responses written in, is because you and your cloans were pushing for a conclusion to this. No time for re-writes.

It's very apparent to me Mr. Westerhold that you aren't happy with anyone but yourself! There are numerous issues you could fly the flag for in this area and beyond but you find yourself still sneaking around Kim Nuesse's door step.

Maybe you should have to testify in the hearings on your inaccuracies pertaining this matter? I for one know most of them to be far fetch and biased. Why, becaue some of us were living it every day we went to work. you simply look in from the outside and allowing Kim Nuesse to taint your view.

In my opion, I feel you're doing your self an injustice by calling out the County Prosecutor in this fasion. Wouldn't ant to be you if for some reason you ever get brought upp on charges. You might look real funny when your FRIEND Mr. Baxter throws everything but the kitchen sink your way.

I can udnerstand bringing up issues, when there are issues but in this case you're commenting on things that Mr. Bailey and/or Kim Nuesse have filled your head with.

Bottom line,it's not going to be Mr. Baxter who squirms and twists in his chair, it will be Ms. Nuesse. Although I could be wrong, since it's apparent she is a pathological liar.

Besides, the only questions she will be able to prep, prep, and prep for, will be Mr. Bailey's. Should be interesting watching her under cross, when the evidence is thrown in her pathetic little face.

Matt, try barber college, it fits you better!!!!!!!

Anonymous

I was a long time subscriber to this newspaper, but the past several months the so called journalistic writings of the reporters and management staff is enough to make a person cancel their newspaper and go the the Morning Journal. At least the Journal has actual articles about Sandusky, not just ramblings of reporters. How very sad that a journalist living in this city is so very against the very city in which he lives. I don't think this person (Westerhold) wanted to come to this area and work for the newspaper because the only thing he can write is negative things about the city and the people who live here. Because of his negativity, he has caused much damage to the area as well as made people attach each other in the name of journalism. How sad. How sad that the only thing he can write is how terrible this city and the people who live here are.

Anonymous

If I am to believe you are one of Sandusky's Finest, which I do not, but if I did, I would have to say I'm disappointed our city couldn't hire any better than you. Your spelling is a joke, your grammar stinks and if that's all the better you can do, I don't think you should be in charge of my safety. Can you even read at an adult level?

Anonymous

where that comes from I don't know, butm the republicans are looking into shutting down the government unless the dumbocrats come back from vacation and put a vote to off shore oil development

Anonymous

How about an open blog on your leftist AP reports

Anonymous

Excuse me but Matt and the SR were head over heels for the MD project and maybe Matt was a member of the Sandusky Now group pushing this absurd idea. So don't say things that are really not true. He was all positive and up beat on this idea, where were you.

Anonymous

Well said and very truthful comments. Too bad some are too blinded to see it. Again, Nice blogs.

Anonymous

You know it's really sad that yu find fault with what someone is trying to say, rather than thecontent of the message. Oh, I'm so very sorry that you have never, ever, ever made any mistakes in your writings!!! I write more reports in a week than you will write in a month, so have your fun. My content was sound and you know it, oe you would not have graced me or the others with your so call wisdom. Oh by the way, yes I'm an officer!!! or as you Nuesse/Westerhold supporters wold say, One of the Eleven!! Take your meds for the OCD and have a nice day.

Anonymous

You say that Westerhold is against the city in which he lives. I think the opposite. I think Matt, UNLIKE Baxter and the GOB network, is FOR the city. You say that Matt caused all this because of Nuesse. Sorry, but the OUTRAGE in this community was brewing LONG before Nuesse. SO FACE IT----the people in this community are just plain and simple FED UP with these CROOKS.

Anonymous

9/11 happened on Bush's watch yet that was Clinton's fault, bad intelligence was the excuse for the war in Iraq. Take responsibility for your actions!!! The economy is tanking - yet that too is the democrats fault?? Do you repunklingtons take blame for anything????

Anonymous

that you show so much respect for our elected officials Westerhold. You have created an environment where nobody trusts anybody that is in office. Nice going Westerhold....give yourself a pat on the back for killing any investement by any one in this entire county. Or a kick in the a$$. You and Phares are the best second guessers in the world. Congrats!!! You should be proud of yourselves. Question for you Who is going to buy your stupid newspaper when there is nobody left or no jobs left???

Anonymous

After going through the entire chronicle on the disbarred attorney Elsebeth I would like to offer my opinion. FIRST, that woman was RAILROADED, no matter how you cut the mustard. SECOND, the legitimate outrage in this community started with HER, not Nuesse, which goes to show the MAJORITY of people in Erie County are honest, ethical and moral. THIRD, the citizens in Erie County (myself included) Cuyahoga County and Ottawa County should all bury their heads in shame for their APATHY in allowing those dirty and dishonest CROOKS to get away with the TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE that was served upon that woman---somebody that actually CARED about what those CROOKS were getting away with. THE END.

Anonymous

sympathy for Elsebeth you are misguided and you have not gone thru the whole chronicle of what she did to others. She's a bi-polar maniac off her meds who was a self appointed crusader for her version of the "truth" and the Register gave her a forum that she desired to spew out her venom.
The real end.

Anonymous

She qualifies as a political prisoner under Amnesty International guidelines....

Anonymous

If she was a "bi-polar maniac off her meds" she would be in a MENTAL INSTITUTION not a JAIL CELL.

Anonymous

From what I have seen first-hand in reference to the CORRUPTION IN ERIE COUNTY that Baumgartner lady WAS RIGHT ON TARGET.

Anonymous

how was she railroad. Judge told her don't do the following.

She did the following.

nuff said.

Anonymous

It was never determined if she had any mental health issues.

Anonymous

Since you are one of the so called 11 then I guess it is true that you are part of the problem and not part of the solution. Have another donut and have a nice day.

Anonymous

The black Judge from Cuyahoga County (that sentenced EB) also told a young black guy to break the law and leave the State of Ohio when he was on probation because (according to her) the white prosecutor was out to lynch him. So did the guy do what the physo judge told him to do? I heard not. So why didn't the pyscho judge sentence HIM to prison for 8 years? nuff said.

Anonymous

It used to be people the attorneys that people always made jokes about with just cause. Now its the judges. There as low and dirty as the attorneys are. Send them all over to Iraq and keep them there and bring the good and decent people in this country home.

Anonymous

BUT......May I ask the SR what happened to the story "OVH Board Disbans"?? I can't find it anywhere. It doesn't even show up in the search. Strange that the SR and Westerhold are so concerned about these kind of stories but must have gotten a call from OVH management to get rid of that story (and the blogs)...and they did! All of the hate that the SR is stirring up with these stories that are sooooo old and sickening but to he!! with the blogs on the stories about the crooked crap going on in a home for our veterans. What's up with that? Is it politics? Bias? Or the need to cause trouble for these people to try and make Nusse look better? PITIFUL!

Anonymous

" I finally found it with the word "disbands". It isn't under "OVH". I see now why it isn't easily accessible, only 16 comments..not important enough I guess. "

Anonymous

First, I want to apologize to the people of this forum for stooping to name calling. This is not my usual standard. I am sorry.

Second, I didn't stop thinking, just writing. I had too much work to do preparing for the start of the school year. I also know that in sharing the fact that I am a teacher will open the door to some of the vilest comments. Anyone who feels the need to comment about my profession please keep in mind that I have heard it all and you will not shock.

Third, I can not be swayed to vote for any republican this year, even though I am an Independent. I too vote for the individual and issues, and not a party. If the GOP had not moved so right of center I would likely still be voting republican. I believe in personal responsibility.

I also believe that in some cases government should lead and not pander. That government's main function is not to manipulate the population in order to just stay in power.

I met Al Gore many years ago and found him to be thoughtful, intelligent, and reflective. I voted for him and not Mr. Bush Jr. When he lost the election I was more concerned about all three branches of government being held by one party than Gore's loss.

I began to pay close attention. When the drums of war began to beat I noticed that the same statements were being made over and over and over. I saw a polarized society being formed intentionally in order to manipulate. One segment of our society was watching FOX, listening to Rush and friends, and very vocal. Patriotism was used to beat anyone that asked questions about the need for war in Iraq into submission and labeled "the liberal media".

I am an Air Force Brat. I lived through the cold war under my desk at school during drills. I watched college students take a stand that eventually demonstrated the need to end the Viet Nam conflict. I am not anti military, but my sons did not enlist to be sent to fight in an oil war. Both feel betrayed by a government that betrayed the trust of its people.

I guess what I am saying is that I am not pro Democrat, but anti Republican. I really do not care about the color of Obama's skin or the council he keeps while in church. I don't care if he never wears a flag lapel pin. I am sure that his wife is a strong personality, but not a terrorist.

I don't see the democratic party as socialist. They look more liberal only because the GOP ideology has proved itself to be unable to think or lead. Every time I try to discuss issues with a republican all I get is canned statements. It sounds like a broken record--if you know what that is. Issues are more complicated than canned, cut-and-paste demagoguery. Thank you for discussing the oil issue with some intelligence.

Anonymous

You are absolutely correct. I have read this newspaper for over 40 years and I am appalled at what it has become. I have begun subscribing to the Morning Journal, where at least I can get unbiased reporting on the Nuesse situation, etc. (And the Journal still has a full slate of good comics, which the Register has taken away from us over the past year.) In addition, the combative, nasty tone these Register online comment sections have taken on is atrocious and divisive and does a great disservice to the community. Yet the Register refuses to do anything about the continuous abuse of these comment sections. I'm sure they just love all the mean-spirited, hateful, sexist, racist, cruel, nasty comments they allow people to post on here. They allow it because it increases interest in their website. That's all they care about.

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