Change is good

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

The last paragraph from the Murman report executive summary recommends Kim Nuesse not be reinstated as Sandusky police chief "unless the city is prepared for the wholesale replacement of the command and support staff."

So be it.

Comments

Anonymous

Old Politicking Democats-Skeezers with a toupees/hairpieces

Anonymous

Anyone that has had hundreds of conversations (Chris Redfern) with Dennis Murray is very short sighted or lacks moral character in my opinion. The arrogance is very evident in politics around here. Just what we need....more of the same in Columbus!

Anonymous

Better watch out for all those "Old Politicking Democrats-Skeezers" they're liable to find some book making going on!

Anonymous

Hey Redfern! What ever happen to all those state jobs you promise to the Erie County people when you were running for the State Chairman? You lied again. You never took care of Geist like you promised. The only person you did take care of was the Republican lobbyist you left your wife for. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Anonymous

Chris Redfern is a cute little boy who was hand picked by Strickland. Strickland runs the Ohio Democratic Party not Redfern. He will fall in line and support Clinton like the rest of the Ohio delegates. If he does not do what Strickland tells his boy, he will be working for his Republicans buddies.

Roll over Chris.

Anonymous

Ought to look into the Ohio Dept. of Jobs and Family Services....They are sitting on their cans....ignoring the unemployed....They don't help the unemployed, they hinder them...actually ignore them....I think their motto is ignore them...eventually they'll go away

Anonymous

Only registered Democrats get the jobs. No jobs to Republicans. Let Bush find you a job.

Anonymous

His first wife was messing around on him and he has no kids. You people need to get your facts straight before you bash the man. There were also no promises of state jobs up here by Redfern in the last election. Why would any body want to employ you bunch of back biting morons any way? We will never get any thing done up here until you people lay off everybody and quit posting this false info. And the Democratic Party is doing quite well in Erie County these days under the great leadership of the new Chariman. Count up the county offices and see what I mean.

Anonymous

No doubt our useless Representative made that last post himself. He is probably quite shocked at the vitriol directed towards him in this blog. And here he thought he was fooling everybody.

Anonymous

Redfern has 2 children with his first wife. His wife was not fooling around.

He is a slime ball.

Anonymous

I can remember every office in Erie County was held by a Democrat. Good decent people who care about the average person. Not just the Country Clubers.

Anonymous

From my readings about Redfern, I see where he used campaign funds to pay future wife Kim $4,700 for the cost of living with her early last year. Redfern used another $12,800 in campaign funds to pay rent and utilities for an apartment in the Columbus Brewery District throughout 2006. The rent was $975 a month, and he wrote himself a $2,739 check to cover utility costs from a previous year. He also got more than $4,000 in travel reimbursement from the House in 2006. Maybe Redfern was allowed by law to convert campaign funds to his own use but was this MORALLY RIGHT? Will be beg for more campaign money when he runs for another political office? Why didn't Redfern save this money for a future political campaign or why didn't he turn it over to the Democratic Party which has campaign debts? Just because somebody can do things doesn't make it morally right. And from my readings, Redfern does admit that he is married to a lobbyist who is also a Republican. How wonderful to the special interest groups that a lobbyist is married to and in bed with Redfern. And Port Clinton continues to sink and the potholes just keep getting bigger and more numerous. So where is Redfern to help out our area? Maybe he is too busy rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful elite and ignores the peons that elected him.

Did Redfern report all of this money on his tax returns since he converted the money to his own use? Also I would like to hear more about his home in Columbus and this million dollar house that he and his present wife own on Catawba.

Anonymous

I'll bet the IRS would love to hear about all of this. Nothing pleases my heart more to see a jail cell door slam shut on a thieving politician that's in it for personal gain and no one else!

Anonymous

You are incorrect. Redfern has no kids and his 1st wife was messing around on him.

You know the Register is doing a disservice to this community by continuing this silly blog and all the false statements being made. Wonder if it would continue if he was a republican???

You know on second thought since this sorry rag of a paper is immaterial any more it doesn't even matter does it Matty Boy. How's your circ number these days??

Anonymous

Chris is a lameduck on his way out the door and that means we won't see him no more.

Anonymous

The Register is doing a great service to the community by exposing Chris Redfern's self centeredness and greed. Now if the Register would start asking questions about his role in obstructing criminal investigations of sexual abuse of children by the politically connected.

Chris' district is a pedophile's playground for good reason

Anonymous

To the ONE blogger who franticly keeps defending Redfern. How in God's name would you know that his first wife was messing around on him? Sources please.

Anonymous

Be careful what you ask for Chris, as you might recieve it just like this special treatment from the SR and its readers. Who will be the next target for the SR blogs.....Murray? Recall how this whole mess started with the news that Murray was expecting an appointment to complete Refurd's term and then the speculation about a possible Marina District interest to continue the casino gambling initiative for the city...let's not forget that there remains many unanswered questions....

Anonymous

Redfern was a little putz back in High School, then milked a "gravy job" after college as the "director" of Ottawa County Litter Prevention that lasted until he schmoozed his way into Darryl Opfers seat.

This is a guy that has NEVER had to work a "real" job in his life. NEXT!

Anonymous

Tom Ferrell would defend Chris, being he needs an endorsement.

Anonymous

So why were my comments taken down? I only posted the truth about Redfern that was already reported in the Toledo Blade, Columbus Dispatch and other Ohio newspapers. Did Redfern call and complain again? So Nicholas White, please explain why my comments were taken down about Redfern using campaign funds for his own personal use?

Anonymous

Mansfield paper just announced that SR 30 inside the city limits of Mansfield is being repaved at NO COST to Mansfield. What happened to Redfern serving Milan for 250. Guess he was too busy kissing up to Hilary.

Anonymous

Anti republican posts are deleted Anti Democratic posts are posted and kept up for weeks. Nice going Register way to show your true colors.

Anonymous

Nothing but a bunch of pot lickers running the Sandusky Register. Nicholas White is a hypocrite taking down my comments which did not violate the Discussion Guidelines. The SR will let Chris Redfern and other panty-waisted politicians decide what news the people will read. Read the news articles for yourself and decide.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs...

http://fairfieldgop.blogspot.com...

Anonymous

Amazing story and links that are clearly supportede by facts about the questionable use of campaign funds to support living "in" expenses paid by Refernd to his to his soon to be bride as reported by a major newspaper. How does such news go unreported by the local papers? Are the local papers too timid to shine a light on some very questionalble practices? Got to wonder how many lobbyists donated to the Refern's campaign?

Just Asking

For those of us who aren't in the inner ring of politics, why does Tom Ferrell need an endorsement? What is he running for? Something must be going on for him to give up his county seat that he is so intrenched in.

Anonymous

Blogging is here to stay, the media and politians alike hate it..Bloggers you and I can post anything we want and get a million hits on the story and there will be no backlash or being fired for going against a boss of a paper,magazine,etc.. blah blah blah bloggers are here and we are not going anywhere...got to love the World Wide Web..

Anonymous

Perhaps Redfern should take computer classes. and start blogging himself and set up a face book or myspace maybe someone will give a dam about him or Murray for that matter..

Anonymous

Yeah and after a while your blah blah blah goes in one ear and out the other and after that you are still a moron.

Anonymous

@ Sandsuky OG,

I agree with you that blogging is here to stay. However, two people went to jail (Bryan Dubois and me) for running a website out of Sandusky Ohio.

I'm still looking at 8 years for use of the internet to criticize the judicial process. My statements were far less offensive then what is said on these blogs. (See for example comments directed at Judge Fox in the Bellevue stories)

So there is a backlash if you irritate the wrong people (prosecutors, judges, police, lawyers)and that includes the local media who refuse to report on certain cases so the censorship of certain viewpoints contary to the status quo continues.

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