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

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.......................... "

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