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

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.

Anonymous

Great pictures Jason! I will check this out at ten! Thanks!

Common Sense

Matt,

As the editor of this newspaper and this blog, it would be expected that you would check your blog for spelling and grammatical errors. Having said that, please refer to http://www.comfit.com/grammar/ to clean up the sentence "...with statements that are less THEN forthright". THEN is an indication of sequence while THAN is a comparison of two items. While you are at it, pass this llink on to your proofreaders.

Anonymous

I commented yesterday on the use of THEN (refers to sequence) and THAN (refers to a coparison) and even suggested you share a grammar website with your proofreaders. I see my comment was deleted. Reason? I have no idea. If you were offended by the comment, then clean up your work.

Also, why is the same blog ran two days in a row? There is certainly enough material on this site to do a topic a day.

Crackhead

of all the topics and all that is said about the register and it's staff, this is what you choose to answer? some limited influence? wow...

Common Sense

Matt,

Some habits die hard. As a former language arts instructor who insisted that students publish near-perfect pieces, it is difficult for me not to find the errors that appear daily in our local newspaper and definitely in the blogs.

When the blogs first started out, several people would point out the errors, stating that it reflected poorly on the Sandusky area to others who were viewing. Unfortunately, these posters were reprimanded by the angry posters.

Maybe, this would be a great topic for a Sunday editorial. How important is it for our local newspaper to hold itself to the higher standard of spelling and grammar practices? Possibly, you could make it a question of the week for the survey.

Finally, in response to your question, if you are asking me if I would like a position on the newspaper ("wanna" is "want to", I'm assuming), the answer would be I would consider it.

Anonymous

Matt, you're such a stud! Woooohoooooo!

Anonymous

poop

Anonymous

You look like the bad EPA guy from ghostbusters.

Anonymous

Mr White:

I acknowledge your education at Columbia University, arguably one of the finest if not the finest journalism school in the world. My first question to you is two fold: Why has the Sandusky Register chosen to invert the standard protections of libel and privacy rights of private citizens versus public officials or public figure? Following on that..Why is your story selection geared to providing opportunities to anonymous people to hurt private individuals (e.g. fatal auto accidents, deaths of children)

Also following on the above, why are factual comments critical of public officials deleted while the newspaper through its censorship and non reporting appears to continue to applaud the return of criminal libel to silence critics of the government. Would you agree that in view of the above, people do have legitimate criticism of the newspaper for appearing to abandon its role as watchdog on government?

just me

There are often a LOT of erros and typos in the Register - online and in print. But no one is perfect.

just me

See there. I said erros instead of errors. Made my own point. Go me.

Anonymous

My wish for the website is that she would just shut up. Can you make that happen? She has to puke that garbage everywhere and it is the same old same old over and over. God help us, give it a rest.

just me

I wish the paper would follow up more on it's stories. Like the auto accident that I am sure EB is referring to. You spill all the details about the accident but never follow up. How are the kids? Were there are charges filed? Are they still in the hospital?

Not just this particular accident, but I notice this paper does that a lot. Reports the first day or so but then we never hear another word....or updates - good or bad.

Anonymous

Mr. White:

As I was saying, why do you allow personal attacks on private citizens by anonymous posters?

TT

I remember reading something more by Common Sense under this "blog" comment page. How about putting it back up, or am I mistaken?

TT

If you're going to attack people for simply asking you to do the job for which you are paid (i.e. managing EDITOR) instead of doing it correctly the first time, then maybe this line of work isn't for you. Don't you take enough grief from all of us who make it a point to correct you in those poorly-written articles you scribble out from time to time? Take a hint, Matt.

TT

Don Lee sometimes joins you in idiocy anyway, and it's not like you're going to take any advice when people are trying to help you in your yet-fruitless endeavor to look like something other than an idiot. This very blog entry makes my point perfectly. Instead of simply ignoring the comment, or keeping a dictionary/grammar book handy next time - you didn't even have to acknowledge Common Sense - you get nasty, defensive, and downright juvenile with a paying customer. Everyone knows that you literally don't have the mangrapes to do the right thing (re: CHL holders), though, and if I were Common Sense, I'd go the extra few dollars a month for a daily Jounal, Dealer, or Blade than pay another cent to a mouthy, no-account fool such as yourself.

RHammons

What's your wish list for for our websites? RSS Feeds (I like to use news readers to get my news 99% of the time most web browsers and mail clients have them built in), a better funcoast.com (organization, diversity in columns, a reason to use the comments feature [ie. inspiring, or motivated writing]), a better organizational structure in general, whats the difference between the news on the home page and the news in the news briefs page? It's not clearly apparent.

What have you seen on other sites you would like to do here? Again, news feeds. Maybe a better means for video playback/article photo galleries. IE. Don't auto stream video, display photos in a more orderly fashion than raw pop up windows with plain text disorganized captions?

What have you thought of and said to yourself, why doesn't somebody do that?/Have you ever been using our site and thought, we really should do x?

I think my ideas are summed up above

WILSON

Funcoast isn't very fun. Or family oriented sometimes

Anonymous

When you acknowledge Elsebeth Baumgartner you give her creedence and make her feel important, which could not be further from the truth. Please for the sake of all who read and post on here do not even recognize this lunatics never ending rants, that never have any footing - EVER.

Thank You in advance,

Signed - anyone who has ever read anything posted or written by Elsebeth Baumgartner

Anonymous

Mr. White:

Thank you for clarifying your credentials and responding to some of my points. Noted that the the issue of criminal or seditious libel (criminalizing speech critical of government) was not addressed nor was the issue of invasion of privacy to portray others in a false light or "yellow journalism".

Looking forward to your future blogs if for no other reason than the columnist visuals have increased considerably with your visage. :)

TT

To your second-to-last point: That is a lie, plain and simple.

Anonymous

I think you need to get back on those medications, your personality is starting to show.

Anonymous

Mangrapes?

Anonymous

Back in June when the personal information of CHL holders were published - posts were then made containing personal information of Register employees. Why were these posts taken down? Why is it perfectly fine for the Register to impose on the privacy of CHL holders, yet when the tables are turned they remove the posts. Just looking for an answer of reasoning...that is all.

Anonymous

Whadaya think? I think tt is really Don Lee.

Matt

Mangrapes??? What does "tt" stand for?

Tiny Testicles? Like on a mouse?

Perkins Resident

Why was factual information about Perkins Township taken down or completely deleted but attacks against a private individual allowed to remain?

It just seems that somebody like Elsebeth cannot post her facts or opinions without anonymous people coming out to bash her. Many people come to these news blogs to read her comments. Whether we agree or disagree with her is besides the point. She has the right to post comments. She uses her real name and I give her comments more credit than anonymous cowards that post their BS. What happened to Patrick?

Anonymous

Jeez Common Sense, lighten up, the blogs are not a classroom. What reely kounts iz if the messege komes akross.

There can be perfect English and proper grammar but what if someone does not understand? I can understand typos or misspelled word but what the hell does the following mean that I saw on another news blog? "Insofar as manifestations of functional deficiencies are agreed by any and all concerned parties to be imperceivable, and are so stipulated, it is incumbent upon said heretofore mentioned parties to exercise the deferment of otherwise pertinent maintenance procedures."

Bill T.

Elsbeth makes for some good print and so does EJ Baxter.

Anonymous

Take last nights paper for instance, it had Thurs Tv lineup, not Wed......now who didnt check on that?

TT

wow... spoken like a real prick.

Anonymous

I sure wish Don Lee had a blog so I could tell him how much he sucks

Anonymous

If the Register has no agenda, perhaps you can explain the Oct. 27, 2007 headline, "Study: Marina District PROMISES $25O million windfall" (emphasis added). I read the study. There are qualifiers, disclaimers, projections and assumptions....but no PROMISES. The Register never hid its' support for the project. How can you say, with a straight face, that you have no agenda and at the same time make promises out of assumptions?

TT

I apologize. Occaisionally, and far too often here lately, I have been skipping my medication. As a young person, I was addicted to crack cocaine and overdosed more than once. This resulted in a sort of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde situation. I live with my mother and when they are not at home, the computer is my only friend. So, if you find me going off of the deep end again, please ignor me and delete any irratating comments. I always feel so bad after I see them and I fear my mom will read them. That would be bad, she could send me back to that very bad place, that I do not want to think about again.

my 2 cents

I have had a number of posts removed. None of which had bad words, were libelous, defamatory, threatening, or abusive.

Someone at the SR doesn't like some posts on some stories.

Also the whole "to my knowledge" makes everything else you said crap.

Lets see if this gets deleted

Common Sense

to the imposter who tried to pose as "tt": Your writing style does not, in any way, shape, or form, mimic the true tt's form. Go find your own title and then post. You make yourself look absolutely silly.

Anonymous

This imposter sounds like Elsebeth Baumgartner: the attack is pulled right from Ch. 5 of her book "How to fight over the Internets and win everytime." I digress - the crack cocaine is a little unoriginal. If it had been true, and truly me, it would probably be something much more teresting than a little coke.

"In the two-and-a-half months since I've been employed at the Sandusky Register we have not, to my knowledge, removed any posts because we disagree with them." Shows what you know. I've seen statements that were not clearly libelous - that simply told an ugly truth or made a sarcastic, snide remark (i.e., an opinion) - either about someone or some project or initiative that the Register, through it's horribly slanted writing, obviously backs. I think that most of the regular posters on this site can back me up on this one, and for someone being only on staff for two months - as opposed to having read this all our lives - you get awfully defensive for admittedly not knowing what has been going on before you decided to show up. You defy anyone to show you evidence to the contrary? How convenient - we're talking about statements deleted by the Register, so how could there be any solid evidence. The only ones you could probably find are those that were erased and forcibly reposted after readers called this "paper" out on them. For that, you'd have to go to the archives, assuming you keep accurate ones instead of just nice things about the Register and its allies. Anymore, when the Register is asked about the whereabouts of an obviously deleted post, or gets a demand to put said post back up, the request/demand is simply ignored. Maybe you'd better get to know people like Westerhold and Phares better before you defend this farce.

TT

Funny how you want "constructive" dialogue, Matt, when you do all you can to destroy this community through its only local news source. Have you forgotten the CHL debacle already? Or have you forgotten the general reception all of you print articles in the op-ed receive? Matt, take note: you attacked "Common Sense" for admonitioning you into doing your job instead of doing it the first time. You could either pick a fight with a paying customer or two(and intellectually, that'd be the optimistic equalivant of bringing a pocketknife to a gunfight), or you can just take criticism like everyone else does in their job, and do it better. If you find that it's too much, here are two suggestions.

1.) Work from home. You can write whatever you want, you can be your own boss, set your own salary, and you won't take crap from anybody because no one will have to read your stuff in their paper. Everyone wins!

2.) Quit and collect disability. For proof of disability, show them these blog entries and your articles. I can't imagine they'd deny you.

3.) Resign and keep heading west to another newspaper, in an even smaller, duller town that might appreciate your work (just stay away from my Blade!)

I hope this helps! :)

TT

Another thing Matt,

I hope someone at some point bothered to inform you that this poster PROBABLY was being very, very sarcastic. He most likely was having a big belly-laugh at how ridiculous this place has become, almost starting a war over two or three goofy people.

Anonymous

We understand you have some emotional issues and you likely have missed your medications again. But, you know, if this is upsetting you so much, you should not read it. Cartoons would likely be a better distraction for you under the circumstances. Most of us are very happy with the SR and their advocacy of Sandusky. Ask mom to warm some milk up for you so you can settle down. You are in our prayers.

Anonymous

Trueth? What a laugh. Subscribe to the Morning Journal if you want to read on time stories and accurate information which is not one-sided or fits the Publisher's personnal agenda.

Anonymous

To tt:

I did not make the post and find it obnoxious to adopt other's names or aliases as was done to you.

Kindly accord me the same rights and desist from making false acusations against me. This underscores the need for the Register to require verifiable email addresses for all posts.

Anonymous

It is obvious that you have not read the Ohio Revised Code and how it pertains to slander, libel and defamation. Please, for your own sake, study the law, it's all online.

And/or, locate an attorney who is friendly, and who has a decent law library, so that you can study case law. Couple of good ones Vs. the Lorain Journal.

The Register has been lucky so far. Probably because those innocent, private persons who are injured in many ways by these blogs are indigent, can't afford an attorney. And, these people for the most part were a type of bystander or spouse to the "person" who committed an ugly, sordid crime and whom the published story is really about.

Readers can write anything about elected officials, or public servants on the taxpayer's payroll. They live in glass houses and that was their choice.

I know Mr. Marburger. If you keep some of the evil things written and published about the private citizen in your archives, send him a few. Get some advice from a person who represents many newspapers in Ohio.

Anonymous

Elsebeth, I'm back, but still working on a new user name. Copy cats really mess up the efforts of those who respond to the "published story" Vs. what is written by other bloggers.

You know what, The Register is a decent newspaper. You can live in any small-to-medium city and the vast majority of readers of its local newspaper, will condemn it. If a newspaper has been around for 100 years, it probably has offended just about everyone....including law enforcement, prosecutors and judges. But this trio will continue to "act" as though this is not true. You see, once in awhile, the media holds public servants accountable. And they don't like that.

Hang in there Elsebeth. I know how you feel. Been there.

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