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

You are so correct So. Everybody should show respect for our elected officials whether they are Democrats or Republicans. I just wish that all of the bashing against Bush would stop.

Anonymous

Democratic sex scandals and elected officials.A good Erie County Commissioner would keep that thing in his pants/ trousers and not try and think with it.

Anonymous

The democratic party is positioned to replace Redfern with his clone. Anyone impressed with Murray's handling of City Commission afairs is in a vacuum. He's been on the commission for going on three years and is still lost. I'm a life-long Democrat but I'm voting Republican for State Rep. this year.

Anonymous

Nicholas, Forgive me I did not respond to your initial column. However, let me say this. You may be the beacon of hope to a newspaper whose professionalism and objectivity disappeared long ago. In leiu of that, we subscribers (and I am no longer one and won't re-subscribe until Matt Westerhold turns at least 12 years old) who have been reading this rag for 30 years, have found our level of frustration with the edititorial department, to be higher than the Sears Tower. The lack of objectivity and juvenial ranting, from the editorial staff, have illicited a like response from their readership(a response they seem to be surprised at). In years past, we have only been able to respond in snail mail form, which we all know found its demise in the SR shredder. The ability to respond immediately allows us to voice in support or disapproval. As for those who leap over the top, the ability to monitor and censor their comments is absolutely necessary. I believe a "membership form" containing Real name, address, phone, legitimate email address and screen name, with a login required, might eliminate much of the off-color remarks and personal attacks. I'll say what I feel but also try to keep it civil. However "IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SET THE TONE AND THE CONTENT OF YOUR ORATORY IN ORDER TO INSURE CIVIL DISCOURSE". If you can not remain objective, expect your readership respond likewise. Good luck in your endeavor with the SR. I suspect you won't be there long as you are a different breed! A breed the RAGister will not support for long, as you will be a threat to their longstanding reputation as a biased, liberal, subjective news outlet. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it until the SR gives me reason to change!

Anonymous

Well if you were a true blue Democrat you would never vote for a Republican. Especially for someone like Enderle. You think we don't get any thing up here now just send Enderle down there to Columbus. They will laugh at him.

Anonymous
Anonymous

RC: ‘The ability to respond immediately allows us to voice in support or disapproval. As for those who leap over the top, the ability to monitor and censor their comments is absolutely necessary.’

Your writing is articulate and you appear to understand some of the nuances of journalism.

You must know that newspapers and newsmagazines as a business and as you knew them are dying, and that the web is the apparent future of the news media.

IMO, any interaction by any readership that the old media can promulgate is a positive.

To cut off the opinions of even the great unwashed is a questionable exercise and could be at the future expense of this small town newspaper.

These people are feeling their way – allow them the experimentation for the time being.

Kelly

Of course Elsebeth uses her real name. How could she play the martyr while incognito?

Anonymous

Mr. White is always watching - give him a good show.

Anonymous

FYI: ED ENDERLE WILL FIX THAT MESS ,THAT REDFERN MADE WHILE HE WAS REPRESENTING THE FAMILIES OF THE 80th STATE HOUSE DISTRICT.MR. ENDERLE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB REPRESTING THE PEOPLE OF HURON TOWNSHIP WITH LOW TAXES AND CRIME.TRUST ME ED HAS THE KNOWLEDEGE & TOOLS TO MAKE THE 80th DISTRICT A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE & WORK LIKE HURON TOWNSHIP.

Anonymous

Sorry to say, I'll be voting for a Rep. as well! When Politicians conduct their business the way they have been, it's no wonder the people are sick-n-tired of it all! We're too vote for "MORE OF THE SAME"? As far as I'm concerned, I plan to EXERCISE MY RIGHT TO VOTE for who I feel is best! Someone, please give the def. of a "true blue Democrat"! To "Stacy", I agree w/you 100%! To "So", jealousy has ABSOLUTELY ZILCH to do w/my decision! I'm sooooo TIRED of that being used as an excuse! Learned a VERY long time ago, it's a waste of EMOTION & TIME! As for the respect factor, maybe it's time our local politicians start showing it for the people they represent. It is after all, a 2-way street!

Anonymous

I always vote the straight Democratic Party ticket no matter who is running. I don't vote for the person but fully support the Democrat Party. I wish that we had more Democratic candidates like Robert Byrd and sometimes Democrat like David Duke. I will support Redfern, Murray and Ferrell because they are all about jobs. Jobs are what this area needs now.

Anonymous

It is truly sad when newspaper pander to the dregs of life. Allowing hatred and stupidity to be published in the name of the First Amendment just dumbs down our society. Shame of the Register for acting like an irresponsible childish rag. Gee, where is Annette LaCross? Who'd thought we would say that?

Anonymous

I'm voting Republican this year for the first time in my life. I didn't leave the DEM Party. It left me. I could never be comfotable with a party led by the arrogant, and self proclaiming Redfern. He's the biggest wanna-be in America!

Anonymous

Democracy; n pl -cies A form of government exercised either directly by the people or through their elected representatives; rule by the majority; the practice of LEGAL, POLITICAL OR SOCIAL EQUALITY! Even the vote of us DREGS (?) of life count! As for Robert Byrd or David Duke, are you serious? As for jobs here in Erie County....the only jobs they seem to be concerned with (LOSING) are their own! ARROGANCE is truely UN-ATTRACTIVE!

Anonymous

I have a novel idea. Why don't we all just register as independents and vote for the best qualified candidate. This way we would not have to say, "I vote Democrate or Republican no matter what". It is time we break up this good ol boys clubs of Democrates and Republicans and vote for the best candidate no matter what party they may represent.

Anonymous

Because someday Redfern is going to be Prez and you can say I knew him when.

Anonymous

I am a Democrate but I NEVER vote party line only. Anyone who votes strickly party line does not have the best interest of their county, state, or country in mind! People should vote for who is best for the job, NEVER party-line. This State Rep race is an example of that. I will be voting for the Republican candidate there because he will do a better job.

Another case where I will be voting Republican is for the Clerk of Courts. Barbara Johnson, like Chris Redfern, has not been doing her job and she needs to go.

So, please vote for the person who is best qualified for the job, not party-line.

Anonymous

Mr. Westerholden,

As I fully agree with the First Amandment and value anyone's right to speak, I don't necessarily think that means that a platform needs to be offered to all who choose. Especially an anonymous platform. There's nothing in the First Amendment that states "all shall be provided a conduit for their rhetoric". Please don't defend this social experiment's legitimacy with the First Amendment when the truth is... the blog is good for business.

Anonymous

Really? Should you be serious about that comment, just another Dem. I won't be voting for! TO: Nightstalker, likin' the way you think and am SERIOUSLY considering switching to Independant, although I would like to think I am already INDEPENDANT in my way of thinking as well as my decision-making process.

Anonymous

"...fully agree w/the lst. Amendment, I don't necessarily think that means that a platform needs to be offered to all who choose. ESPECIALLY an ANONYMOUS PLATFORM....What a freakin HYPOCRITE, cause I noticed you didn't SIGN YOUR NAME!

Anonymous

Once again, people on here are incapable of seeing the point. I'm not condemning the blog. I'm not condemning Mr. Westerhold. I'm merely saying that the real reason why the Register defends the blog is because it is extremely good for business. No more. No less. I have seen the vicousness of the bloggers on here. Would it really be a smart decision to be the ONLY blogger who identifies themself? However, if it became necessary to list one's real name in order to blog, I still would.

Anonymous

I must disagree with you, at least personally, as I am quite capable of understanding your POINT! Okay, the blog is good for business. That's what business is all about, to be profitable, correct? However, I too have seen the viciousness of the bloggers, as well as have had personal friends verbally attacked here. I have, on certain occassions identified myself, as I felt it necessary to speak out against the vicious, bigoted and racist comments being made, asking that they be removed! I find it rather odd that the bloggers are asked to REPORT ABUSE, when it is clearly evident in the writings. You'll find it on many of these different story sites. I also find it ironic when a comment you have made, not abusive and usually of the political nature, is removed because it's content just doesn't jive w/the powers that be! So be it! Isn't that what this particular comment site is about, BALANCING FREE SPEECH WITH DECENCY?! There is an old saying... you should never discuss sex, politics and religion..... When it comes to these topics, a persons' ideology is quite personal, and it seems to always lead into an argument! No two people are ever going to always agree on certain things, so how 'bout we just agree to disagree, RESPECTFULLY? When push comes to shove, I appreciate the opportunity to put my THOUGHTS out there.

Anonymous

Agreed. I think this is a prime example of what the blog could and should be. Although we may disagree, no one has resorted to the sophomoric personal attacks that I see so often on here. It is merely a debate and a way to be heard. And, hopefully, a way to find common ground.

Anonymous

FYI: Chris redfern chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party and representive of the families of the 80th Ohio State House District knows the Democratic party has some bad apples/Democrats.Mr. Redfern problem with the Register's blogosfhere, is not wanting the true Blue Democrats-Unions-Citizens-Public to find out about the Democrats that vote against the True Blue Democrats-Unions-Citizens-Public,in a free society we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of the human Democratic behavior behind the scene and ask ourselves what a True Blue Democrat is to the Public-Citizens-Unions.Chris you know Tom Ferrell Jr. isn't a True Blue Democrat and it behooves you to know the True Blue Democrays can see what's going on behind the scenes this election year.

Joe

It is sad that people attack Redfern's wife. What's the point? He's a big enough a**hole on his own.

Anonymous

Why don't you try taming down your sentence by using a few periods instead of one long run-on sentence cause its just too hard to read the way you write it without any periods and you don't make as much sense that way cause of your run on sentence so that way people could understand better what you are trying to say and I wish I could think of somemore things to say to keep this single sentence going but it's late and I'm just running out of things to think about but I'll keep trying if you want me to...........................

TT

Amazing, Sage. Do you ever come into contact with a situation in which you don't say one thing only to do another? If not, that explains while you're still here. I thought you were just going to watch, remember? Don't worry -your credibility's never been in question here; we all know you have none.

Anonymous

I agree wholeheartedly that whether or not your a republican or Democrat, you shouldn't run with your straightline. I voted majority democrat last election, but voted for Enderle. A family member of mine ran into some problems and I felt that I should give my representative a call. I couldn't believe the condescending way that Redfern talked to me. I told him I had rights , his voters whom funds his paychecks come from shouldn'y be talked to in the matter he handled with me. He did nothing but be a smarty pants, so I told him where he could go. I have a mouth , for the time being enjoy free speech. So until the next election, every friend, relative or even a stranger that breaks out with a conversation about politics is going to be told of my experience. It will be effective. Redfern is just biding time, trying to look like he is doing something, if he was truly about jobs, why are more people than ever in Erie county losing their jobs? Have you noticed the fast food industry? DOMINATED by older folks displaced by losing their jobs. Waking up every morning getting ready to go to a job that pays $6 an hour, working their tails off and wondering how did they get to this point in their lives at their age. I personally know 6 people that have lost jobs, 4 of them were 50 somethings, 3 lost everything they had, house etc. Redfern is all about eye candy, he has bigger things on his agenda. If you want your job, no matter how secure you think it is, you's better listen carefully and VOTE. I'm not promoting anyone on this blog, I know who I'm voting for. But as far a Redfern goes....I WANT HIM OUT. I can say that because I've dealt with him.

I want a future for my kids and grandkids, this is the beginning of the toughest times for all of us, think about it, how many people do you know that has lost their jobs? Read our foreclosure auction site at the Erie county sheriff website, I bet you know a few people on the list, if not in this months listings, keep watching, you'll recognize a name.

Anonymous

Everyone has the right to free speech, but if this blog were taken down, or if people had to sign their name, that doesn't step on anyone's right to free speech. The people at the Register pretend to scratch their collective heads because they have such an ethical dilema - "Gee, we can't take down the blog or edit it because that infringes on free speech!" In reality they have no such obligation - anyone can start or take down a blog. There was a guy in Huron who started a blog when we were in the middle of our school strike crisis because he felt people needed a forum to vent their views. After a while, he took it down because it became something other than what he intended - a place to spew hate. I don't think he liked being the provider of that. But he didn't infringe on anyones free speech when he took it down. This blog is good for the Register's business, and that's it. They don't provide it because they are good Americans and want to make sure we have our right to free speech.

Joe

Chris Redfern=Loser.

Anonymous

joe = jealous loser

Anonymous

Good Luck to you Lyle! Didn't always agree with some of your coaching but all that matters is that you treated my son good and I thank you for that. Doesn't surprise me that your hand was kinda forced to make this decision, as we all know that Bellevue Administration employees have the pull to take anyone out, and say and do whatever they want and not even consider the families they affect. Anyway Lyle Good Luck to you and your family, hope you can coach somewhere else and maybe get a little respect elsewhere.

Anonymous

My comments about Redfern got deleted. Tell me why Sandusky Register. I didn't act childish. I just wrote my true experience on what happened when I called my rep for help and how he treated me. It wasn't a sensational story to be made...he didn't have time for problems.

Anonymous

If Redfern ran unopposed in 2004, why did he need to raise $152,000?

"Representative Chris Redfern, who faced no opponent in the general election, raised $152,000." SOURCE

http://www.therestofus.org/ohio/...

$152,000 was raised but when Enderle ran against Redfern, why did Redfern beg for more money?

"In 2004, I ran for the House unopposed, but now, I am facing tough opposition from a Huron Township Trustee named Ed Enderle......

Your contribution of $100, $50, $25 or whatever you can afford will enable me to run an aggressive campaign and help us get ahead early so that we can focus on other races in Ottawa and Erie Counties and all across this state. Together, we can win re-election and help elect Democrats who will fight for all Ohioans, not just some of them.

SOURCE http://redfernforohio.com/

Why would Redfern beg for more money if he raised $152,000 from the unopposed race in 2004? Redfern begged for $100, $50 and $25 but not for $1, $5, $10 or $20. Maybe that is why he ignores the little people with very little money.

IMO, Redfern raised too much money and now can spend it on his personal needs like rent and utilities.

Anonymous

Extradordinarily important story on the front page of today's SR concerning gross malfeasence in the office of Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter. (4-9-08)

Seems Mr. Baxter could not bring an accused murderer to trial in a timely manner (14 years elapsed) and Judge Tone was forced to dismiss the case for violation of the defendant's constitutional rights.

Predictably this important story on government is not available on line. Within the story Baxter typically refuses to accept responsbility for his failure to do his job and blames the judge for doing his under the law.

Rumors swirl that the delay in this case was allagedly intentional to protect the accused as he wasn involved with drug trafficking by real players as opposed to the small poatatos one typically sees Baxter prosecute.

Pity the SR will not cover the important stories concerning the malfeasence of elected officials but fills the internet with alleged misdemeanor sex and drinking crimes involving private citizens

Anonymous

Extradordinarily important story on the front page of today's SR concerning gross malfeasence in the office of Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter. (former campaign treasurer for Chris Redfern) (4-9-08)

Seems Mr. Baxter could not bring an accused murderer to trial in a timely manner (14 years elapsed) and Judge Tone was forced to dismiss the case for violation of the defendant's constitutional rights.

Predictably this important story on government is not available on line. Within the story Baxter typically refuses to accept responsbility for his failure to do his job and blames Judge Tone (shouldn't that constitute contempt under the precedent of State v Elsebeth Baumgartner 01CVC136(b) in Ottawa County) for doing his job under the law.

Rumors swirl that the delay in prosecuting this case was allegedly intentional to protect the accused as he was known to be involved with drug trafficking by real players (majors did 3 years in a federal pen for drug trafficking) as opposed to the small potatos one typically sees Baxter prosecute locally.

Pity the SR will not cover the important stories concerning the alleged malfeasence of elected officials (thus honoring its duty as the 4th estate) but fills the internet with alleged misdemeanor sex, driving and drinking crimes involving private citizens.

Last night's Boston Legal dealt with the decline of standards of the media and asked the jury to recall the line from the the movie Network. I concur and ask others to do the same.

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore"

Anonymous

As I watched Boston Legal last night, I couldn't help but think of the blog itself and how We, the public, have been given a chance to participate in the exchange of information, ideas and opinions regarding our community. As it is, every story (positive or negative) seems to end up in a mess of libel, trite insults and erroneous "facts". This blog is a small chance for us to say, "we're mad as hall and we're not going to take it anymore!". Stay on point, research the facts before you contribute and be respectful. No one ever changed anyone's mind by merely insulting them... or their relatives. This blog is an opportunity to excercise our right to free speech, as well as a chance to understand our community and many people make a mockery of it.

Anonymous

I need to correct my prior post. The man (Majors) was accused of attempted murder and felonious assault on Corey Clark not murder. Mr. Clark is alive but disabled by the knifing over 14 years ago.

In my opinion in some ways this makes Baxter's delay all the more reprehensible. Mr. Clark and his family have never received closure and have to be reminded every day due his severe injuries he endured and the care he now requires of the fact that the Prosecutor and police didn't care and could not be bothered to pursue justice for him or his family

Anonymous

Mr. Clark was 23 when he was stabbed multiple times, including a stab wound to the heart. As a result, he is disabled and in a nursing home. Mr. Clark would be about 38 today. If Mr. Clark dies a premature death as a result of the stab wounds, then the charges should be upgraded to murder.

Anonymous

be glad for all the moronic and stupid posts and just wrong posts about Redfern since it is all anti-Democrat.

TT

Dr., this gargantuan mess would be perfect for White as a subject on which to base his next blog entries. Unlike other topics he's gone over, this one could create legitimate discussion for several blogs in a row.

Anonymous

How about if I post the link to the Sandusky Register video showing the Erie County Democratic Party head threatening a church? This occurred last year and Amy stated on the answering machine that the church could lose its tax-exempt status by letting an independent candidate hold an event at the church. Is this what you mean by anti-Democratic?

Anonymous

This is so many things to so many people. I don't agree with things many times but guess what KEEP IT UP! The man in the street can still speak.

Anonymous

guess what you can lose your tax exempt status if you have political activity in a church. The delivery was a little rought but the message was correct.

Anonymous

Granted that political activity in a church is an IRS concern. But why didn't the Republicans complain? Does this also mean that no politician should attend and speak at funerals in a church? The Democrats act just like Socialists and Communuists at times.

Can you post the legal language about political activity in a church?

Anonymous

tt, loosen up dude. Your chain is too easy to yank.

TT

Read my last post to you. It still applies.

Anonymous

Decency and Redfern

Anonymous

Let's face it! If you're not in Redfern's click, consisting of Tom Ferrell, Terry Lyons, Kevin Baxter and Amy Grubbe, you're nobody!

Anonymous

Matt, your silence is deafing. What happen to the cheerleading of your Nuesee campaign? Have you changed your mind about her? You lead the way and now you have dropped back. I have never seen investigations take so long.

Anonymous

THe Demcorates don't like it when people speak out against them. That's why Fernnie Boy is so upset. THe same is true on a national level. Why do you think Democrates like Obama, Clinton, Harry Ried, John Murtha and others are trying to silence talk radio? You don't see the Republicans crying foul like you do the democrates. Yes the extreme liberal Dems (like those I mentioned above are Socialists and Communists because of their idealology....not Deomocrates.

Anonymous

I felt and thought the exact same thing as I was watching Boston Legal! As far as that Redfern Click, it's a pretty big one, and consistes of an awful lotta lawyers, judges, police, etc..It's been growing for sometime now! Going back 21 yrs., and our experiences over that time, sure does explain alot to me. It's been kind of like an EPIPHANY, or one of those AH-HA moments of which I had about 4 yrs. ago! No more BLIND TRUST from this Democrat! I was born in America, not CHINA OR RUSSIA, and am totally capable of THINKING FOR MYSELF! As for being a nobody, it's good to know that MY vote does count, as I will NEVER send another PENNY, NICKLE, DIME, QRT. OR DOLLAR to help any politician WIN/BUY AN ELECTION! They'll EARN it through the voting process! My purpose as well isn't to change someone elses' mind, but rather to get better at realizing we ALL have differences of opinions, and just maybe someday our POLITICIANS can COMPROMISE on what's really important and best for our PEOPLE & our COUNTRY, AS A WHOLE?! Our survival as a NATION depends upon it! Signed...Just a pee-on, NOBODY VOTER

Anonymous

Chris Redfern is the biggest cry baby ever. He has never told the truth in his life. The next time he runs for office it will all come out.Can't wait.

Then we will see the of him.

tinayak

I just heard Redfern has never had a real job, like an hourly job where he had to make enough to provide for his family. Is this true? Can anyone verify this? Just wondering.

Anonymous

Chris Redfern very deliberately set about to be a professional poltician and has never held a real job.

He attended BGSU all courtesy of taxpayers. There he earned Bachelor and Master degrees in Political Science. He then returned to Ottawa County and was immedicqtley hired as director of recylcing (masters in poly sci to run a government funded recycling program)

He then managed to get appointed to Ottawa County Commissioner. When Daryl Opfer became state rep.

When Opfer was term limited he left early to take a job as Ottawa County Economic development King (Redfern helped him get the job. Opfer's qualifications were a lifetime at the public trough as teacher and politician but no private business experience)

Redfern then was appointed to Opfer's state Rep position.

His first wife Roberta was a reporter for the News Herald and News Messengers and helped massage his public image. She is the daughter of a former county coroner. (Dr Gedert-Sandusky)

Setting his eyes on bigger prizes, he dumped Roberta in favor of a woman with more clout on the State and National levels when Strickland backed him to be State Chairman.

I know a lot about him because I represented a tennage male who claims Redfern's brother molested him.

Anonymous

We haven't heard from "tt" lately. Where has he been?

Anonymous

Hey Matt buddy, this is over a week old. Why don't you have a new blog column up by now? You're slipping buddy. Come on....Chop, Chop....start typing away and get a new blog column up here..........................

Anonymous

Is this the same tt that got his butt kicked on this web page:

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/... ?

If you are the same tt, be sure to do your homework this time dude cause you got creamed last time!

Anonymous

Hey Nick buddy, this is over 2 weeks old. Why don't you have a new blog column up by now? You're slipping buddy. Come on....Chop, Chop....start typing away and get a new blog column up here.......................... "

Wow

Now we allow claims of molestation on here Matt??? That's free speech right Matt?? Matt are you there Mat??? No answer.... Must be busy with Kimmie.

Jealousy doesn't become you Elsebeth. I would think a woman of your intelligence(?????) would be above your last post.

You guys better read this fast because the Enquire will surely take this off quickly.

Anonymous

You need to get a dictionary or go back to school to learn how to spell.

Anonymous

I kan spel just fin. I don't neede a dikshonary nor do I need to go bak to skool!

Anonymous

The allegations against Mr Redfern's brother are a matter of pulic record. As in the case of Krista Harris, powerful dems obstruct independent investigations.

Odd isn't it...for the past two days the front page of the Plain Dealer has unsubtsniated stories about pajama parties at AG' Dann's Columbus apratment that he shares with two other men. But let somebody file sworn statements with a court ..that's not evidence.

Anonymous

I am posting links to the Columbus Dispatch so that all of you can read about Marc Dann's office. It appears that Marc Dann's office wanted to cover up sexual harassment complaints in his office and keep it from the public.

http://www.dispatch.com/live/con...

http://www.dispatch.com/live/con...

Anonymous

An independent investigation is needed in Marc Dann's office. Here are some more links about the sexual harassment cases in Marc Dann's office.

http://www.dispatch.com/live/con...

http://www.dispatch.com/live/con...

Anonymous

Dann has rebuffed calls for an outside investigation into the charges against Gutierrez, a longtime friend....

WHY????

http://www.dispatch.com/live/con...

Anonymous

AG Dann has assigned Ben Espy formerly of Samdusky Ohio and a high ranking official in his administration to conduct the internal review (aka "cover up")of the sexual harassment allegations in the AG's office.

Ironically Ben Espy was the first attorney quoted in a Columbus Dispatch story dated Feb 1, 2002 concerning the serious sex and drug abuse allegations by Krista Harris against Kevin Baxter. At the time Espy was supposedly representing DeWitt McDonald.

Then AG Betty Montgomery also claimed in that story that her office would

investigate the allegations but years later nobody from her office interviewed either Krista Harris or me her attorney at the time and author of the motion to appoint a special prosecutor. Instead we learned that Denise Demmitt an attorney discharged from her case the month before in January 2002 had injected herself into the investigation and failed to inform her client of the contact by BCI. Demmitt was financially dependent on pleasing local court autorities and her finances turned around (new car, clothes etc) after her alleged "cooperation" with undermining the probe of Baxter.

Today, the AG's office opposes release by DeWitt McDonald on the very information suppressed due the actions of one of their own high ranking attorney (Espy), the fired lawyer (Demmitt) of the victim of the alleged sexual assault by Baxter, Betty Montgomery and BCI investigators who never interviewed key witnesses. All of the above was reported to the FBI, US Attorney, The DOJ, various courts, the Ohio Supreme Court and various state officials including Chris Redfern.

So I'm not surprised a sex scandal is erupting in the AG's office. It's been business as usual among attorneys of either party as condoned by Chris Redfern for years.

Anonymous

You are right...you ARE nobody, buddy!

FYI, it is "clique", not CLICK. DUH....

Anonymous

So why are you so obsessed with misspellings? What is important is if the message can be understood. Some of the most intelligent people will misspell words at times. My question to you is why are you such a nitpicker and worry about small things when you should be worried about more important things? Did you know that the U.S. Constitution contains plenty of misspellings?

Anonymous

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

Noboby listens and Nobody cares. But keep blogging cause that keeps you busy and out of everybody's hair. Best think you ever did Matt was to start these blogs Matt. Matt.. are you there Matt?? Must still be busy with Kimmie!!!

Anonymous

Whine and cry about FREE SPEECH, But the 2nd and ALL the Admendments for that matter are important do away with one do away with all No give and take all or none!! Only self serveing asses will argue that and the Register seems to have a bunch of self serverer's on the pay roll,

Anonymous

@ To Elsebeth,

Just creating a public record in a nationally desseminated newspaper thanks to the internet. Things are getting more and more difficult for persons in other states to ignore. : )

Anonymous

So, you think Amy Grubbe is in Redfern's click. You know, you might be right. No matter what she does, she gets away with it. Does everybody remember the message left for the pastor. Redfern never commented. That was an act of wrong doing that should have been addressed by someone in the Democratic Party. I think there's some Democrats with morals that feel she might as well pack her bags or it's the end of the road, because she doesn't represent them anymore. Good Luck Dems.

Anonymous

What does Mr.Redfern think about the sexual harassment complaints,in Mark Dann's office .You can bet the Democratic sex-scandals and Democratic -elected officials ,will try and keep this Dog & Pony show under wraps in the Democratic Big Top Tent.Chris Redfern chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party and 80th Ohio State House District representative,shoulds like you will be busy with Hillary & Rover Bill -Barack-Tommy Ferrell Jr. and Mark Dann's Office complaints.

Anonymous

Why aren't there any stories about the sexual harassment cases in Marc Dann's office in the Sandusky Register or in the Port Clinton News Herald? Do the news papers in our area need permission from Chris Redfern as to what gets printed in our area? What else have our area newspapers not been telling us? Some people and myself included do try to provide the readers with what is going on but when Redfern complains, my comments along with others get deleted.

Anonymous

Behind the scenes sex scandles and Democratic elected officials.Shoddy politicking skeezers wearing touppee/hairpieces spreading polictical propaganda.In a freesociety,we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of the human Democratic behavior behind the scene.Please keep that thing in your pants/trousers and don't try and think with it.

Anonymous

Curious : Being Sylvia A.Washburn is not running for the State Senator - State Senate,will Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party Chris Redfern be appointing Darwitt R. Garrett in place of Sylvia A. Washburn.Mr. Garrett should be appointed being he ran against Mrs. Washburn in the Primary Ellection.Mr. Garrett you will know where you stand with the Democratic Party & Chris Redfern on this appointment.Darwitt don't trust Mr. Redfern and the Erie County Democratic Party on being fair on this appointment.(Trust ME )

Anonymous

The Columbus Dispatch - Cleveland Plain Dealer -Cincinnati Enquires - all 3 papers had articales on one of Dann's top deputies, nothing in the Register yet.

Anonymous

Matt- I have followed the blogs and reporting and everything is top notch. I say keep up the good work. Free speech starts with the word free!

Anonymous

you and Phares are doing a great job killing the Sandusky Register with your pro Republican anti Democratic rhetoric. Just keep it up I give you about a year Matty and you will be lonnnnnnnnnnnng gone just like one of Barry Bonds HRS.

Anonymous

Yeah Matt has the best blogosphere and nothing wrong with finding out about the dirt on good ole boys Chris Redfern & Tom Ferrell. We aren't anti -Refern being we are finding out about the Wifey Dirt either.Tom knows about skeezers sex scandles and elected officials and Skelitons in the closet than most, and we aren't talking about dirty laundry either.

Anonymous

Why did Amy call that church and leave that phone message that the church could lose its tax-exempt status by letting an independent candidate hold an event at the church? But why is it OK for Marc Dann to campaign in a church?

Attorney general candidate State Sen. Marc Dann at rally at Antioch Church, Cleveland, 4 November 2006.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LwuwM...

Anonymous

You know Amy-Chris Redfern-Tomas Ferrell- Terry Lyons call themselves The A Team and can do nothing wrong.

Anonymous

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nYZdy...

Dann cusses at a reporter.

Anonymous

Re: Dann cusses and what a fine mess the Democrats are in this Ohio Election Year.Marc Dann's office wanting to do the harassment complaint in his office and keep it from the public. ( KEEP IT UNDER WRAPS )

Anonymous

Hilarious video. Dann curses and that cop in the video turns around and gives Dann the evil eye. That cop must have thought that Dann was yelling at him. That cop should have arrested Dann for disorderly conduct for making a scene in public.

TT

Don't count on it - this blog, for Nick, has been done on a "whenever-I-feel-like-it" basis since its inception, even when the responders he wants give him more ideas and help than he deserves.

TT

Just In: This feature is to be replaced by: "Where In The World Is Nick White? No, Really, We Haven't Seen Him...Where Is He (and what the Heck is he doing to keep food on the table)?

Anonymous

Remember the Monica Lewinsky scandal was also political.Rover Bill said ,i did not have a sexual relations with that woman.Democratic sex scandals and elected officials.Please keep that thing in your Pants/Trousers and don't try and think with it this election year.

Anonymous

Sirens went off in Sandusky approximately 11:04 p.m. NO Information on Radio or TV. At 11:33 29 MINUTES AFTER THE SIRENS WENT OFF, EMA breaks in with notice it was an accidental false alarm. WHAT A FARCE!!!

Anonymous

The A Team will eventfully get broken up. Who knows what Redfern will be doing after the election. Maybe he'll have to look for a job. Hear Ferrell isn't going to get re-elected. Lyons will be next. Amy will be packing her bags in 2009. The grassroots has had enough of the Plum Brook County Club sector.

Anonymous

Printy doesn't know which end is up Ferrell will win. Why would we want a human resource person as a commissioner. I want someboyd who knows how Government should be run. Ferrell is the man.

Right Matty....you can't seem to get enough of him. I think you admire and respect him right Matty?? Matty are you there. Must be at Kimmie's house tonite after the big defense fund raiser.

PEOPLE

are tired of the Republicans stealing all our money to go to the Country Club and tired of worthless and costly war where are best and brightest are getting slaughtered for what?? So Lil Bush and Lil Chaney can be big shots.

Anonymous

Nick is laughing all the way to the bank. He's the marketing genius behind the "White" Trash Free (WTF) Press formerly known as the Sandusky Ragister.

Anonymous

tt: Read my last post it still applies. Back at ya!

Anonymous

Tommy Ferrell's is the Weak Country Club Democrat this Election Year.( Trust Me ) Mr. Ferrell has Burnt to many Bridges and can't Go Back.Tom's Political Bubble Will Burst Election Nite.Tom's Democratic Buddies are talking Behind is back and laughing about his Dirty Laundry.Looking Back at Mr. Ferrell's Political Journey , he did nothing for the Citizens of Erie County.The Union talk,is that he is a wolf in sheep clothing.Even one of Chris Redfern's endorsements means nothing anymore in the Political Arena .November 4th will be Tom Ferrrell's Polictical Journey Judgment Day.

Anonymous

What was Ferrell supposed to do. He spent much of his previous terms as a minority on the commission. If you want to blame anybody blame McQueeny. She's the one that did nothing for the people of Erie County except belong to 50,000 organizations and never attend the meetings of those boards she was on. The Republicans had the majority and did nothing except bail out Sandusky Water dept and kill GEM. Your hatred for Ferrell is misguided at best and surely misplaced.

Anonymous

@ Lion Tamer

We agree on your thoughts about Ferrell. McKeen was just as bad, but she's not running for re-elction. Where you and I disagree is Barb Johnson as Clerk of Courts. I read one of your posts 2 months ago where you stuck up for her, however, she is another that is running for re-election in November and she too needs to go! I put her in the same boat as Redfern, Ferrel, and Murray.

Anonymous

The Erie County Democratic Party needs to bring back Dave Giese as chairman. He would stop the terrible back biting going on within the party. He never bowed down to Redfern and his click. We won almost every election under his leadership. He found no need to use people to constantly raise money. The Democratic Party used to be the party of the working families.

Anonymous

You can bet that Dave Giese would have never invited a Republican Supreme Court justice to a Democratic Party event as Amy Grubbe did. It appears that Republicans are now running the Erie County Democratic Party. What a shame!

Anonymous

FYI : Your asking what is Tom Ferrell supposed to do.Tom being the President of the Erie County Board of Commissioners the last to year,with the majority of the board being 2 Democrats and 1 Repulican.Let me ask you this how many Commissioner meetings has Mr. Ferrell attended/missed the last 2 years. Tom is lucky to spend 4 hours a week doing county business.Tom be honest dude,you know Nancy McKeen is a Full Time Commissioner being she works 40 hours plus a week helping the citizens of Erie County.The word on the street is that Mr. Ferrell can't /doesn't communicate with the Union employees.I'll be honest Mr. Ferrell i'm a true blue Democrat and it is time for a change,we need a Full Time Erie County Commissioner.

Anonymous

FYI : We now have two classes to the Erie County Democratic Party.One class being the working families -blue collar union workers, as Kapur - Fantozz - Sessler - Johnson and the other class being the infiltrating country club class , as Redfern - Monaghan - shenigo - Ferrell

Anonymous

Mr. Ferrell just so you know, i will be attending/present at every local area political debate this year.I will be submitting alot of question and hold you accountable and i hope you acknowledge my questions with a honest answer.Question like you being president of the board of Erie County Commissioner the last 2 years and your attendance record,as ( MIA ) missing in action or ( AWL ) absence without leave.Mr. Ferrell i know how many meetings you missed while you have been president of the board of commmissioners and alot more question like that one.

Anonymous

Hillary Clinton says her husband made mistakes related to the North American Free Trade Agreement Today, when Question by Union Workers in Pittsburgh.Mr. Ferrell do you think you made a mistake Outsourcing the( ECSO DEPUTIES FOP ) at the Erie County Courthouse this Presidenial Election Year.

Anonymous

Bring back David Giese? ? ? LOL. So you want a guy with multiple DUI's leading the Democrating Party! ! LOL!

TO RE:Disgusted Democrat: Why do you put Barb Johnson in with the Dems that are in the class for working families / blue collar / union workers? Barb Johnson is in a class are by herself. That is the Do no work and still collect her $55,000 a year salary (since she is rarely in her office and her office is an absolute chaotic mess!). Oh wait....maybe Tom Ferrell and Barb Johnson DO have something in common in that respect! Both of those thieves (yes thieves because they both collect money for services not rendered) need to go! ! !

Anonymous

Judge hired the Security people not the commissioners. Get your facts right.

Anonymous

please get a new topic. I think you've let your Republican buddies kill the Democrats enough. Let's get a new topic, Holmes. Be Creative would you and quit being so lazy.

Anonymous

Tom Ferrell Jr. knows better than that,and so does the FOP ,sounds like Mr. Ferrell's Political Propaganda.We kmow your political tactics Tom, blame the judge.Just ackmowlege that you made a big mistake like Hillary did with Rover Bill on the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ).Be a man about it Tommy and don't try and weasel out of it.

Anonymous

Maybe Bill Kimberlin or Chris Redfern or Marc Dann will endorse Tom Ferrell Jr. this election year.

Anonymous

So these nimrods lost a case that a retired judge decided. Hmmmmmmmm was Charles Bood really a judge? Do ya think that maybe the locals hood winked ya'll and fixed the case from the get go?

Check the record retired judge always rules for the government or money side.

Anonymous

I have to wonder why the Sandusky Register is not reporting the news about Marc Dann's office. Could it be that all news must be cleared by Redfern first? It seems like the newspaper just loves to report the news about picnic tables and horseplay at the OSP but refuses to report the news about Dann.

Dann's office made headlines again in the Columbus Dispatch about his other friend that was put on leave. Why isn't the Sandusky Register reporting the real news?

http://www.dispatch.com/live/con...

The Democrats are creating high paying jobs, high paying jobs for their unqualified cronies.

Anonymous

Mr. Marc Dann : SEX SCANDLALS AND DEMOCRATIC ELECTED OFFICIALS AND ( Skelitons In The Closet ) Remember the Monica Lewinsky Scandal was also Political. Rover Bill said , i did not have a sexual relations with that woman.So keep it zipped and that thing in your Pants/Trousers and please don't try and think with it this Election Year.What does ( TF ) have in his Closet.( Curious )

Anonymous

clothes Jackass!!!

Anonymous

TF's ( closet has clothes and More Political Dirt ? )

Anonymous

TF's Democratic Political career/journey as a County Commish will come to an end january 1st 2009.TF to be honest with you ,who would hire/employee an old- broken- down worn-out ex-commish like you, who has Burnt to many Bridges.

Anonymous

Talk about a Witch Hunt, My God Matt who else do you want to destroy in this county. You always seem to be the scum reporter probably every newspaper has. Why do you always have to go after someone? Is that your job? Really?? I wish so much that the SR would get rid of you there is no place in this city for someone like you

Anonymous

We need Juice Head Dave Geise back. He might be a wife beater and drunk but he is a good Democrat.

Anonymous

Geise, Brumby,Grubbe,Redfern are all wanna be's, crooked, wife beating drunks.

Anonymous

@ Verdy:

Are you saying that Amy Grubbe beats up HER wife too? :)

Anonymous

I've known Dave & Pam Giese for over 23 years. They a very loving couple, who are extremley close. They do everything together. You can say what you want about Dave, but to call him a wife beater is totally absurd. You can disagree with his politics, but you can't ever say he beat his wife. Why are you saying this hateful thing about this wonderful family man, who I bet you don't even know?

Anonymous

Why doesn't Dann do what all Democrars do and take hints from Slick Willi Clinton ? The more things change the more they stay the same.Its been a rough month for Mr. Marc Dann. Nice article in THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER , the women filed a federal complaint.

Anonymous

The press - and individuals - are free to express their opinions. But even the revered Supreme Court justice decades ago commented that freedom of speech does not allow one to scream "Fire!" in a crowded theater when there is no fire.

Sometimes the media print things because they can...not because they should. A journalist understands that characted attacks cannot be allowed without justification. The SR seems to have followed that ages old alternative to the NY Times motto "All the news that's fit to print"

"All the spit that fits"

Anonymous

Geise neighbor: If you care too you can go back about 15 years ago and check with the Sandusky Register Geise'wife file charges against him for hitting her.Public record! Geise has several ex-wives also. Like I said he is a drunk and a wife beater.

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold and the SR. I know that 90% of this blog is true. Thank You for letting readers say what they feel without fear. I say to all the politicians when you stick your head up

expect to be critized.If you can't take the heat you know what to do.

Anonymous

What is going on with Crandall and him moving out of Sandusky and therefore not being qualified to serve as commissioner if this happens? This came as a big surprise.

Anonymous

Mr. Marc Dann- Woman's Text Messages From The September night- THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER has obtained the texted messages in the harrassment case.The text messages are in todays Cleveland Plain Dealer. ( Text Messages Weird Situation ) Cleveland.com

Anonymous

Very disturbing incidences in Marc Dann's office. Nothing more than a bunch of good old boys running Ohio.

The Democrats aren't much better than the Republicans.

http://blog.cleveland.com/opener...

Anonymous

Mr. Marc Dann: Hmmmmm can we agree an independent investigation is needed in the september night harrassment case, an independent investigation would be the Democratic Way .The Cleveland Plain Dealer has obtained the september night texted messages . You can see/read them in the Cleveland Plain Dealer or on ( cleveland.com ) Today.

Anonymous

Marc Dann is totally against an independent investigation. He wants to sweep this under the rug. I wonder what Redfern has to say about this closed investigation using another one of Dann's subordinate.

Anonymous

Skelitons in the Closet and Sex Scandles and Democratic Elected Officials.The Democratic Good Ole Boys Club are in the Political Sex Scandle Political Arena Again . Hey Boys keep it Zipped and that Thing in your Pants/Trousers and don't try and think with IT. ( What's in TF's Closet )

Anonymous

The Cleveland Plain Dealer also had an article last week that the women filed an EEOC COMPLAINT last month and last Tuesday they filed a Federal Complaint.The articles are on( cleveland.com )

Anonymous

Mr. Chris Redfern the Democratic Party in Ohio is starting to resemble the ( TITANIC ) almost a mirror image.

Anonymous

Chris is ( DEMOCRATIC ) the sister ship of the (TITANIC ),The( BRITITANIC ) WAS ALSO A SISTER SHIP of the ( TITANIC )AND ALSO SANK .In both cases the TITANIC & BRITITANIC,the CAPTAIN od the ship went down with the ship.I bet you are trying to keep the Marc Dann scandal under wraps, being it is a Prsidential Election Year.

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