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

spider

What a bunch of bull.

But you are right about one thing ---- the public has the first amendment right to say/write whatever they please. HOWEVER, when the newspaper PUBLISHES IT, and if a private/innocent person is harmed, it becomes defamation even if the "author" remains anonymous.

You portray yourself as a better journalist.....because, you don't have a degree in journalism. Then, you boast about a Masters Degree in, what, embroidery? What an ego! You are a danger to the Sandusky Register and I doubt if anyone there holds any respect for you.

Crackhead

elsebeth--- go away. your posts to me are like nails on a chalkboard. we always know it's you whether you use your name or pretend to be someone else-beth. it's annoying. while i listened to you on rollye's show, i thought you might have been right on about somethings, but the more you post and i see what you could be about...

TT

My apologies Elsebeth, there was no excuse or provocation for that. As for "OK tt" I hardly am in need of your prayers - I'm a college student and do not live with my mother. Being happy with the SR's "advocacy" (read: sabotage) of this community tells us all quite a bit of what kind of person you are: someone who skipped out on reading comprehension in school, or someone who benefits from Register protection. Either way, between that and posing as me, your intellect, or lack thereof, shows.

Anonymous

lol - Matt, I appreciate your patience and fortitude to allow a little Chihuahua to keep nipping at your heels. In another post, he says he is a student. Likely living off of mom and having her do his laundry. I am sure you will not let this immature mind effect what I consider to be the BEST example of online newspapers I have read, and I read many everyday. I only have one suggestion for the SR. That is to clean up the old gas station behind the building and allow it to be used for a Farmers Market this summer. Just something to ponder. Best wishes.

Anonymous

Get over yourself

Anonymous

move back to the carolinas with daddy you yuppie prick!

Anonymous

Haha... you are teh ghey!! Nice haircut homo!!!! Hahahahaha!!!

Joker

Don't listen to these hooligans Nick. They're just jealous that they can't coast through life because their daddy don't own a paper like yours does. As for you're writing ability, I think it suits you. You write exactly like you look. Totally faggy.

Anonymous

How do all of your coworkers feel about you putting down their collective alma maters with that hard knock against journalism school?? Even my jerk of a boss at borders wouldn't put down his coworkers like that.

Anonymous

Unlike you, I don't know all the facts concerning Chief Nuesse and the good old boys.

So until all the facts are known I would prefer to reserve comment.

However I would like to point out former assisant chief Gary Lyons is a cousin to the Erie County Sheriff, not as you say his "bro."

Anonymous

What is your relationship to the Police chief? Because, I'm surprised anyone would think questioning what and why a chief does something would be a smart thing to do. Of course people that are incapable of thinking someome they know might not be on the up and up. Of course if you don't think or read or listen to the news, it's easy to see where your head is, but I'm sure you think on occasion.

Crackhead

they want to teach her how the game is played here. she needs to come around to their way of thinking. if you mess with the bull--- you better go get a lawyer. why should we as taxpayers expect anything less? they are once again showing us how the game is played. this area is so messed up that i think they should go Perdusky and start over with a whole new setup. one mayor and a council.

Anonymous

You do not have YOUR facts straight. Last I knew, Terry and Gary ARE brothers. Any questions? Go here http://www.sanduskyregister.com/.... Don't feel bad though, Mr. Westerhold doesn't have much more credibility. All you have to do is read the S.R. on any given day and you can pick out alot of misinformation, or the lack of pertinent information. It is very evident Mr. Westerhold belongs to a Good Old Boys club himself. We all know how tight him and McClung are.

Anonymous

Are any of these people on the SR's published list of CCW permit holders, Matt? By the way, I canceled my SR subscription and thoroughly enjoy it when I hear other are doing so too. Hope you caused the SR business Mr. Westerhold. Too bad you weren't fired.

Anonymous

If this is really you, I suggest you stick to your legislative duties and let the administration duties to the City Manager. That is what he was hired for. Same goes to you Mr. Murray. You both risk getting us into deep doo doo and losing one of the best employees the City has. If you need to talk to someone, make it Mr, Kline. I think the gag order should be applied both of you.

Anonymous

tt,

Apology accepted.

crackhead, I believe you are impersonating the authentic crackhead as the calibre of your post is far beneath his usual insight.

What I'm about is truth and accountibility. This newspaper's internet standards do not promote truth seeking IMO. As another poster below points out there is a failure to grasp the distinction between public officials/figures and exploiting private individuals.

To What's in a name. Thanks, we need voices of reason.

Anonymous

Mr. Nicholas White:

Would you kindly disclose any financial interests you have in the newspaper either directly or through family members. What relationship if any with your predecessor Patrick?

My current question concerns if it is the policy of Sandusky Newspapers Inc to appropriate private citizens' names or privacy rights for commercial advantage through internet story selection?

Anonymous

Don't forget who was there conducting the  "inquisition" targeting Chief Nuesse...those "Good ol Boys" who are also responsible for getting us into the Marina District mess. How many other uncompleted projects do we have since we seem to turn over city administrators and get nothing completed? Wonder Mike Will left the city....perhaps it was because of those same "Good ol Boys". I hope the SR comes out  and presses each of those 3 commissioners for their part in this fiasco. Next, the SR needs to come clean on the misguided Marina District project hype and spin and stop playing politics with the city's future. There seems to be so many serious leadership problems at the city manager and city commissioner levels. Let's get on with an  entertainment tax increase and hire some economic development specialists who know what it really takes to spur development instead of relying upon the "Good ol Boys" because the city needs living wage jobs and not condos.

Anonymous

Matt, congratulations on having a backbone. No doubt this article will cost you with the popular kids in the City, but - and I don't say this very often - you have done the right thing.

Let's just hope these scumballs have the brains to realize that they've severely underestimated the ol' gal. They are losing at their own game. Time to go home, take a time out - and if they want to play again, be better sports and play by the rules from here on out.

As Tina Fey aptly noted on SNL last week, "Bitches get things done."

Anonymous

I just realized that, all of a sudden, I'm older than the good old boys.

Anonymous

I believe Nuesse has uncovered a lot of things going in this area that shouldn't be going on and she is trying to clean it up, but the higher powers in this area including the high power in this county, especially, will not allow her to go any further. It is like anything else, it is very tight and they all stick together and look the other way, but she doesn't. She is an officer of the law and there are people that are going to want her out because of the things she has uncovered that are simply not right. I hope she doesn't give up on this town and that the commission will support her instead of giving her a kick out the door. I think she is too close to exposing what is really going on and she needs their support. Let her clean up the town. Unless she hasn't done anything criminal, she has my support and she should be given a chance. Things have been status quo for much too long.

what?

That is a laugh, Crandall a good old boy?

Anonymous

To Matt: You haven't told us anything. Your paper needs to get to the facts and do your job! You expose a story with no facts to support it and leave us all hanging as to what is really going on with our police chief. Maybe, this kind of sensationalism sells papers more? Just write the true facts and don't led us up to it! If you are that close to Nuesse, then let her tell her story.

Anonymous

Westerhold you are right about the Task Force. That issue on the ballot was nothing more than save Greg Majoy's job, the "ONE MAN BAND". Commissioners wanted to to get part of that money at the same time and don't forget about expansion of the Erie County Jail. Last tactic used to try to get it voted through was monies would possibly be used, a few years down the road, for the court house security. As you know it was heavily defeated and Sandusky PD progressed ahead running their own drug unit instead of having the "ONE MAN BAND" sit at the top holding everyone down. Hope the voters remember this when they go to vote for Erie County Commissioner, VOTE FARRELL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

From here on out, we bloggers will hold your feet to the fire on that one!

Perkins Resident

Nicholas, In the past, the Sandusky Register routinely took down posts related to Perkins Township. Much truth about Perkins was posted by anonymous people who were too afraid to state publicly what was really going on in Perkins. Months ago, any topic about Perkins was a HOT topic that produced hundreds of comments. But those comments were quickly taken down. People who posted just got tired of composing a comment about Perkins only to see it completely erased. So now, you don't see very many people posting comments about Perkins. Also the Sandusky Register routinely removed any news article from the "Top Comments" to keep people from posting about Perkins. IMO, the Sandusky Register made sure that the less people knew about what really was going on in Perkins, the better. When it come to Perkins, the Sandusky Register does all that it can to protect the "Good ol' Boys" in Perkins.

Anonymous

it appears that the register is substituting matts mirth for the lost comics. i prefere beetle and hagar

Dan

CONGRATS MATT, You put the hammer to the nail!

Anonymous

another moronic article from matt the moron.Matt, why dont you explain your real interest in the dispatch issue? That you girlfriend, the police chief just wants her own way. Did you honestly think people wouldn't find out you made conference calls to city officials, and your reporters from her home? You are so full of hot air acting concerned on so many issues, when you aren't even registered to vote in erie county!GET REAL!

Anonymous

What't with the new "centered" format on the news blogs? I liked the old style better. This new centered style is hard to read and gives me a headache. Bring back the old format that was much easier to read and follow.

Anonymous

I am too glad to live in Margaretta. But I sure feel for the Cheif. I work in Sandusky and its nice to see a top-cop not interested in quotas or peer pressure got, who gets the job done, and who wants good sound interaction from her officers and the public at large. Keep it up Kim.

Anonymous

Mr. TT, apparantly I've missed a lot of what's going on at The Register. Just who are you? And what would give you the authority to fire anyone, "no matter what they did?" Did I see the word "ombudsman" somewhere?

Regardless of any explanations, it is quite obvious your ego, and lack of knowledge of libel and defamation, will make you a short-timer at the Register.

Anonymous

Do you ever wonder why people can be so self indulgent when they can hide behind the mask of the computers annonimity. Do you ever wonder they'd say or accuse if they had to use their real name? If people read the forums they would have to see how honestly ridiculous that accusation is. Wouldn't you erase all the SR bashers first and keep the SR lovers online? I really like the comment I read about cancelling their SR subscription... then that means they're just reading on line right??? Cause how else would they know you continue you to be such an "awful" paper. Keep talkin guys. And remember,for the most part, the reason we choose our talk show host is primarily because we love to disagree with them.

laker1

Well look at the pot calling the kettle black. Westerhold has a left wing agenda to flaunt everyday instead of fair and balanced reporting.

laker1

Well you better wake up to what is going on with your posts. When jolly old MATT was publisihing CCW names he removed his own information from many posts.

Anonymous

LIBEL IS DEFINED AS: a written or oral defamatory statement or representation that conveys an unjustly unfavorable impression b (1): a statement or representation published without just cause and tending to expose another to public contempt (2): defamation of a person by written or representational means (3): the publication of blasphemous, treasonable, seditious, or obscene writings or pictures (4): the act, tort, or crime of publishing such a libe

CAN WE SEE SOME ATTRIBUTION MR. WESERHOLD?

Anonymous

@HELLO$$$$$$$$:

In the guidelines it says if you post something you shouldn't ,you are to remove it.How can a poster remove a post, as I see no provision for that?

Anonymous

All this catterwalling is making me tired. I think the truth to all this is hidden in there somewhere in these articles, but how are we supposed to know what the real truth is? Where is the admonission that we are to respect our elders, and those in authority? that doesnt mean we have to condone their actions in some things, but by in large i believe the Sheriff is doing a great job,so there!!!! So far we still live in a free country!!

resident

First of all Matt it was Asst. Chief (Captain) Lyons, not Lt. as you must have once again been mis-informed. Nuesse started making her roar known by having a respected long term Police Officer "escorted" from the police station just one week before his retirement. I hope she gets the same treatment when her time comes, and I believe that will be soon.

Anonymous

in the discussion guidelines it says that if a person post something and thinks it violates the tos you are to delete it. where is the option for the reader to delete their own post located at?

observer

The real problem is "the chaussee boys" cozied up with Crandal and Meinzer.

Anonymous

A "respected" Cpatain who obstructed the James Fitzpatrick investigation. Sex with 15 year old girls in a police station is considered normal in the Lyons family.

Anonymous

do you have any other cards in your hand besides the corruption card. it seems that is the only one you ever play.

TT

Impressed, in case no one's told you yet...Matt is a Good Ole Boy, if not one of their more staunch supporters (re: Anything to do with condo development, dispatch hurry with Perkins). This is, at best, an aberration: I don't see the names of Murray or Stahl in here under "Good Ole Boys;" there's no one in this town that embodies that better right now than those two, those men that didn't bother to take a stand for Nuesse when Crandall started jousting at windmills.

Anonymous

It would be very helpful to have an 'edit post/delete post' feature. Other sites where I participate have this feature. It comes in handy when you read your post and realize you ended a sentence with a preposition.

sparky

Oh Elsebeth get off your high horse for a change, it gets so damn boring after a while.

Anonymous

You are hot!

jim

Mr. Westerhold,

Maybe I am living somewhere in the dark ages, but I was of the impression that newspaper editors, proofed the content of their respective publications to ensure mistakes,and mispellings were kept to a minimum. From the content of your paper I believe you should choose another profession. Mis-spellings, articles referred from one section or page to another cannot be located, or are later found on another page all together from the one referred to. This past Sunday, my copy contained at least one entirely 'blank' page with nothing on it whatsoever.

All these 'slip-ups' and yet you seem to somehow find the time in your busy schedule to write comments and criticisms regarding our local officials and government leaders.

Now I grant you that some of them may not be the 'brightest bulbs' in their respective sockets. I also do not always agree with their conduct or the manner in which they do business. But, as you have pointed out so 'graciously' in some of your past articles, they are our 'elected officials' and we need to allow them to do their jobs without continuous interference (ie. city commissioners/waterfront watchdogs-hum?)

But in certain cases it appears you have appointed yourself to be 'above' your own advice. In essence sir, just report the news, don't attempt to 'produce' it for your own gain. And, by the way, leave the reporting up to the reporters, I think thats what your paying them for. PLEASE STICK TO EDITING WOULD YA.

Anonymous

Sparky: I enjoy riding a tall horse (high road). Better that than a Sandusky skeezer.

The Truth

This all about Westerhold and his bias supporting McClung & Nuesse. Take a pill Mr. Westerhold their is nothing you can do to change the facts. McClung, Nuesse and you must go! I support the truth and if that means "the good old boys", so be it. As long as your are editor this paper will be second rate. I only buy the Morning Journal, who seems to get the news faster and with no bias. As far as the drug task force, it was a great anti-drug force that your buddies could not control.

I will support Paul Sigsworth for sheriff whenever Sheriff Lyons retires. I hope Greg Majoy will return to continue his fight against drugs.

Watchdog

excellent-very true

Anonymous

Chief Nuesse came in to a very tough position. She came in and made alot of changes and most people don't like change. And there is alot of the good ol boy stuff that goes on all the time in Sandusky. When you take a top job like that there is alot of politics involved. It seems like some of the comissioners want to throw their weight around. Crandall has not been around that long and he is stirring up more mess than the rest of the comissioners. I think the jury is still out on her because she has not had the job too long but she may have been a little too pushy at the beginning of her reign. Being a woman she may feel like she has to set the record straight at the start because there are not too many women in the position of Police Chief of the city.

Anonymous

Agreed. Putting any sort of credence to anything Matt Westerhold states is ridiculous. His opinions are formed by whatever he can say to self-serve. I'm still waiting to hear from Matt all the lives he saved warning potential victimes by publishing on this website names of the evil CCW license holders. How many shooting deaths occurred in Sandusky or Perkins in the months after he posted the names?? About 4 or 5? Mighty nice of Matt to warn those victims of the NON-CCW licensees who carry guns illegally. (sarcastic font is on)

Way to go, Matt!!! Keep up the good work!!!

Anonymous

And if they don't? You going to badger them too?

Anonymous

So what is your point. Just what did they ambush Nuesse on. The public still does not know just what all this halla-balou is all about. If this is just political postering on Murray's behalf maybe it is better if he does leave so he cannot hurt this city anymore then he already has, oh and take Stahl with him.

Anonymous

Again, What has this woman done??????? Westerhold, you need to write the story and not go by gossip or let the reporting to the reporters. Sounds like you are building a case when this hits the fan. If you have so much insider information stop giving your opinion and write the

story or just drop it until you get the whole story.

Anonymous

C'mon Westerhold, give it up. Please tell us, seeing as how you are "in the know", what the specifics of the "ambush" are. Do some real reporting and state facts on how you get to your opinion. You continue to bad mouth all these people on rumors. It would be nice if you would back up your mouth with facts, instead of dragging everyone through the mud every week. Do your job instead of stirring the muddy waters. I'll be waiting.

Anonymous

Where is Sheriff Lyons in all of this?

Why is he letting Tom Ferrell take the lead. Lyons does not work for Ferrell, he works for the residents of Erie County. He needs to take the lead in this; quit letting his EO do his bidding, and tell the public what his dispatch system can and can't do for the residents of Sandusky. He should abdicate to Ferrell and he shouldn't let Bill Walker and company run this sham.

Anonymous

WHAT is going on??!! NOW it is time to "pick" on Meinzer again??!! Seems this Crandall guy has really started ANOTHER MESS! Politics make me SICK! Sandusky register needs to butt out of other peoples jobs. They aren't doing a very good job with their own job. Politics, politics, politics!

Anonymous

Matt, I will give you 200 pennies for information on what you heard. Count them, 200 big ones. And if the whispers have some merit, I will give you a bonus of 50 additional pennies and will throw in a stick of gum. That is 250 coins in all. That's a lot of moolah. I will give you 2 days to think it over.

Anonymous

Where does Mr. Westerhold get all of his information? Seems strange to me!? Why don't you tell the citizens what is going on since you seem to get alot of info?

tinayak

Hey Matt where did you vote today??? Oh wait I hear you're not registered to vote!!! What a fake and a phony baloney you are Westerhold. Why don't you go see what Phares wants you to write about tomorrow.

Anonymous

westerhold is such good friends of nuesse that he loves making up lies about everyone else. what a reporter

Anonymous

Matt is just upset McDung didn't get his way.

Just Wondering

Matt what kind of drugs do you take which make you so delusional?

TT

It seems that previous poster are laboring under the delusion that Matt gathers and uses credible "information." He takes a situation, creates and molds details in his head so that he can feign indignation/vindication, thus securing his phony-baloney "blogger" position for another day. Never mind that his job title is "Managing Editor"; we all know he couldn't manage to edit his way out of a third-grade spelling test. Keep the crummy writing coming; the day you run out of self-serving nonsense unfit to print is the day you outlive your usefullness at the SR.

Anonymous

Appently yo mama never told you not to pick on someone who buys ink by the barrel. By the way, how is your mom? Is she still supporting you and doing your laundry?

Concerned citizen

Mr. Westerhold, I am very concerned about your comments about Mr. Murray. It seems as though "the person" who is "feeding" you all of this information is just another "gossip freak" seeking attention and bragging rights after seeing his/her "tattlings" in print. Instead of you doing what would be considered "fair and unbiased" reporting, you are falling right into his/her net of deception. Why am I concerned? I am concerned because of you not printing the truth. If you can't get the FACTS straight on your most recent article on Mr. Murray, what else are you misleading us about? Anyone who has been following the Murray for State Rep., campaign, knows that your statement about when his announcemet was made in relationship to him running for Ex-official Mayor, knows that this is just wrongful reporting. I am concerned that eventially most of the Register's readers will see this publication for what it is and will stop buying your papers or worse, advertisers will stop advertising and Sandusky will loose another industry/company that we cannot afford to loose....our only local paper and I am thinking strickly of your employees who will be displaced. I am concerned that you are going to cause irreversible damage to someone and that is just not necessary. Giving your personal comments/opinions on issues/individuals are one thing, however when you attack individuals just because you feel they have done something that you don't think is right (because someone gave you erroneous information) is just plain wrong. Mr. Westerhold, please go back and check your facts on this article about Mr. Murray, then have the decency to print a correction and learn from this. Further, regardless of our personal feelings of people, what you are doing is not making for an informed reader. All you are doing is running people down (maybe to build yourself up?) and these kinds of tactics always come back to haunt. Start reporting to make us informed readers and stop telling us garbage that is intended to make us "oooh" & "aaah" and tells us no more than how you feel personally. We don't care how you feel, Mr. Westerhold. We just care about the truth about what is going on in our community. There are plenty of things that you could print that would help advance this community. Wouldn't it be something if someone was planning to move here and read your personal comments about anything negative that you decide is important enough to put in print? I know if I were looking to relocate, the first thing I would do would be to get a few copies of the local paper so that I could get a feel for what is going on in that community. We have condos that are just sitting vacant, begging for people to buy them. We need businesses that we are trying to attract to locate and relocate here. Please don't chase potential residents/businesses away by reporting negatives and in some cases, such as this one, untruths about what is going on here. I have just one request.....PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS prior to printing your comments. And lastly, why not try printing something that would be more of a constructive critisim, if you must or even something positive for a change. Mr. Murray has done nothing to deserve this type of ridiculous attack. Thank you for this opportunity.

Anonymous

You said:" if I were looking to relocate, the first thing I would do would be to get a few copies of the local paper so that I could get a feel for what is going on in that community". I am just the party you described, but I have been an outside spectator and visitor for over a year now looking for a place to locate in Erie County. First, I have to disagree with you about the SR. I read many papers on a regular basis in my search, from Toledo to Cleveland on a regular basis. I find the SR to be the most informative on local matters and gives me a feel for the community and insight on its characters. You also say:Please don't chase potential residents/businesses away by reporting negatives and...." You may find that one of the main reasons one may not choose to invest in and relocate to Sandusky is, lack of pride in property ownership as well as the attitude and actions of your Chamber of Commerce. I do not know Mr. Murray and I do not have a dog in this fight, but, if he were involved in the interrogation of your Chief of Police, it reflects a poor understanding of the role of a City Manager. My suggestion to you is that you worry more about the physical condition of your City, like Cabana Jack bldg., boat houses east of Police Station, abandoned housing and the success of the Marina District. The Chesapeak Lofts are actually selling well considering the economy and if the proposed marina is completed, it will work out well and be a major improvement on the water front.

Anonymous

Two straight days of reporting on the Nuesse story and the public knows no more today than the day before the first story. Why write a story without the facts. Look for the complete story in the Journal as the true story evolves.

observer

Keep going Matt. Your are truly on to something.

Concerned citizen

To the outsider: I wrote the article to make individuals aware that the community is not being informed when untruths are being told. You are just the type of person that I am referring to. Read something and take it to heart without investigating and further, if you are the type to believe everything you read, you are probably the type to take these untruths to Mr. Westerhold. Go ahead, he will print them. And he won't even bother to investigate. Welcome to Sandusky.

Anonymous

Hey Matt,

When was Murray re-elected to city commission? According to the city's web site, Murray took office on Jan. 1 2006. It would appear that that you do not even have your facts right on something as simple as When Murray last ran for office. Which makes me wonder what else do you have wrong? Come on Matt, you can do better than this! Trust me Matt the Sandusky Resister’s readership would be better served if you would get your facts straight before you start posting wrong information on you own blog. I can only hope that you demand a higher standard for fact checking by your reporters than you demand of yourself.

Anonymous

Matt, that picture of you looks like you have some really bad gas. Next time, pass the gas prior to getting your picture taken. Just some friendly advice Matt.

Just Wondering

The whisperers are telling me that the chief is whispering in matt's ear. hmmmmm

Anonymous

Matt: Newspaper people don't or shouldn't make mistakes. Check and recheck your facts before printing a story. We don't want gossip, we want facts and it is your responsibility to get the facts. You come down hard on the bloggers, but you need to only look into the mirror.

Anonymous

So instead of being the better man, you have to pick on the person that pointed out that you were wrong.

I have to ask, what difference does it make when he announced? Are you just looking for reasons not to like the guy?

Anonymous

Maybe you folks are not aware of what happened to the last perfect soul. Since I found out, I gave up my search for perfection. Matt:Beware of perfection, it may lead to crucifixion. You are forgiven.

Anonymous

Matt, Why not put your journalism style to a test and do an Exposé on Chris Redfern? Where does Redfern get all of his money to live like a millionaire? How about writing about the thousands of dollars Redfern took out of his campaign funds for personal use? Mr. Democrat married Republican Kim Kahlert who is 11 years younger than Redfern. I also heard that Redfern lives in a very expensive house on Catawba? How can he afford this home? Where is the money coming from? Matt, do you have the "mangrapes" to do an unbiased story about Chris Redfern?

TT

Wasn't picking a fight with someone who pointed out one of your mistakes the basis for an earlier blog? Gee, Matt, in addition to not doing the job for which you are paid, and instead doing whatever tickles your fancy at the moment, you're not creative enough to have a blog!

facts

IF I WANT GOSSIP INSTEAD OF FACTS I WILL BUY THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

Anonymous

Why does it matter that he announced he was running after the Marina vote, or are you just trying to lessen your mistake?

Oh, and it was real classy pointing out the misspelling. You could not just say "Hey, I was wrong" could you? You are just full of class.

Anonymous

In your March 4th blog entry you spelled City Manager Matt Kline's name wrong. Sorry, you are not perfect, I know how much that hurts you, but quit attacking people who correct you when you are wrong. It makes you look even worse than you really are.

Anonymous

But you would not want to hear me tell you, to tell these people, to kiss your .....

Anonymous

Seven days without a new post while Matt has produced several. Do you have writer's block?

Consider parody/satire like this talented blogger. http://sanduskyregurgitator.blog....

The possibilities are limitless.

Anonymous

Well, some people enjoy finding mistakes. I confess to being a CPR (compulsive proof reader), but feel no compulsion to make a public comment and risk making a mistake of my own! There are plenty to go around! There is a saying amonst sailors that if you haven't run aground, you haven't been sailing! We all make mistakes, some worse than others. Typos get past proof readers as well as editors, and those who do the typesetting aren't perfect, either. I don't always agree with your opinions, Matt, but go for it anyway!

Anonymous

This so-called blog merely help to illustrate the concept that even chimpanzees when given a keyboard will ultimately produce a correctly spelled word or two if only by accident.

Anonymous

When is the SR going to do a full disclosure story about the actual services provided to private entities at the expense of the taxpayers such as the sewer lift stations serving private entities instead of private parties being required to provide their own lift stations to get their sewage to public lines? what government property is being given away in sweetheart "deals"? why are public storm sewers being dumped into the headwaters of the coves and channels silting in private channels and requiring costly dredging? why are all traffic signals downtown on flashing 4-way stops except Wayne & Water? Try doing some actual investigative reporting and try to improve the quality of SR and the Community that you claim to serve.

Anonymous

Matt, what the he$$ are you talking about?

Anonymous

Chief Nuesse should negotiate her best deal and get out of here as fast as possible. My family wishes we left 10 years ago.

This is not a good area for professional people or anyone for that matter with high standards.

Anonymous

Well, here we go again! No one knows what you are talking about Matt. I hope there is a good story coming because there is so much build up. I assume a deal will be made with whatever happened and mum will be the word on it because this is how it usually works in this town. No one will ever know what went on with her. Records will be sealed and we move on and so will she. Monday's commission meeting should be interesting. Matt, you must be dying to let go of this story because of all the build up and secrecy you have cloaked it in. If you should happen to come out with this story, it better be good!

Anonymous

Who is checking grammar and sentence structure at the register? This is the most poorly written piece of crap ever!!! "Snow Snorm?" And how does a weather event "promise" anything? Holy Crap... what is the deal with the last sentence??? I'll tell you... it isn't a sentence at all. GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

Anonymous

What's the matter Nick? Everybody thinks you're a royal douchebag so you gave up on you blogging? That's fine ... but get your hideous f'n face off the homepage. Everytime I sign on to this site my dogs start whining and howling.

Anonymous

"My family wishes we left 10 years ago."

Most of the United States wishes you would have left 10 years ago. It's not too late. Why not book a one way flight to Iraq or someplace?

Anonymous

Doesn't anyone proof read anymore?

Crackhead

how many stories do we need on the weather?

Steve

Don't you people have anything better to do than complain about a weather update? It's Saturday. Enjoy the weekend. What did you all do before the Register had comments on the stories? Leave blogs about it on myspace? Kids...

Crackhead

eric- how can anyone get a hold of you? i've tried your old cell # but to no avail. hey maybe i'll try scottie to see if he has it. i wish you the best, brother.

Crackhead

steve- no i don't. do you have nothing better to do than criticize us?

Anonymous

Hey, Matt, after you solve the dispatch puzzle, help the city commissioners come clean on other matters including the MD mess....given the Peake rental issues this past week, let's move on to the alledged ethics problems and other related problems connected to the "good old boys" and company!

Anonymous

Hey crackhead, need to reach you..

Anonymous

Our post was removed (see below). If it was not removed for disagreeing with us, what reason did guys you have?

GRASSROOTS AMERICAN VALUES wrote on Mar 7, 2008 10:54 PM:

(The Register contends they do not delete messages from boards, yet the following message from March/5 has been deleted from this board.)

The people concerned with the possibility of their kids being taught homosexuality, didn’t grasp the seriousness of the situation yet. Their kids are already being brainwashed in government school libraries and government libraries. Go to your library or school library and check their books. Or go to their web sites: www.cpl.org and www.infohio.org/web2/web2.html . Do a search for the following words: coming out sexual orientation, gay teenagers, lesbian teenagers, transsexuals, bisexuals, homosexuality, homosexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, sex and you will be surprised with what you will find. Or look for authors such as: Nancy Garden, Ron Koertge, Chris Crutcher, Lauren Myracle, Alex Sanches, Barbara Wersba, Ron Koertge, Carol Plum-Ucci, Kelly Huegel, Elizabeth Levy, M. E. Kerr. Find articles exposing the problem in Grassroots’ news letters: www.plan2succeed.org/grassroots . Many schools in the US are now teaching the UN ultra-leftwing politically correct curriculum “International Baccalaureate” (IB) where homosexuality is one of the themes. EdWatch ( www.edwatch.org ) dissects the IB problem. Search the IB web and see how many schools have already been infiltrated in the US: www.ibo.org . (The tie between IB and homosexual promotion --i.e. "tolerance"-- is the Earth Charter, and homosexual rights is part of the Earth Charter.)

Now, to the ones throwing the word tolerance carelessly around, it does NOT mean acceptance of a dangerous lifestyle.

To the ones whining about lack of tolerance, how many homosexuals were lynched by angry heterosexual mobs this past year? Now, how many heterosexuals have been killed last year? Compare the numbers. Is there a cabal to kill heterosexuals? Obviously not; murder happens because bad people perpetrate crime, simple like that. But why do homosexuals consider themselves to be victims of a society in which they share the same rights with everyone else? It is obvious an agenda is being pushed to make the majority believe they are oppressing a minority. Think carefully and act swiftly before it’s too late.

PS: I’m enjoying reading all the Bible quotes coming from the same people who would burn Christians if they had their way... "

Anonymous

Dear Sir or Madam

What happen to the area closing I, the Register and WLEC were the only ones that we could get closing on the Internet. Sense WLEC changes their forirnat they have no web sight.

Jim

TT

Matt - tone down the crazy in this article. It looks more like an urgent, cryptic memo from an undisclosed location than an op-ed piece in a small town paper. It's silly.

TT

I can put together the dispatch puzzle. Sandusky would rather sulk and drag its feet after facing rejection from Perkins than move forward with the County and finally STOP hemorrhaging money.

Anonymous

Matt,

You will be thrilled to hear this, I'm sure. I’ve passed along your blogs to several colleagues in journalism — you know, actual professionals — and each one couldn’t believe you still have a job. Your work is making its way into journalism classrooms on how NOT to be a journalist. How does it feel to know your entire staff thinks you are a joke? Now it's making its way out of the newsroom and into the classroom. I’m sure you will get a solid crop of reporters now that they’re being taught before graduation about you. Nice work.

Anonymous

Matt,

If your writing this, what the hell are you talking about, and further more you need to reply, or face a revolt against the register from your customers.

I can't believe your considered in a leadership role with MY newspaper.

Crackhead

crackheadoferiecounty@yahoo.com---- you can reach me here. leave me a message and i can probably call you.

Anonymous

Who let Matt off his medicine? Some one get him back in his cage

Anonymous

Wow! I guess that we have to go outside and dig out of the snow now that the SandPaper told us to do so. I hope that we don't get the 6-10 more inches of snow that they are prdicting, because it'd seem a bit dumb to go dig out now. We'll see. However, I do know a few women that might appreciate that additional 6-10 inches...of snow that is. Either that or we could BLAME GEORGE W. BUSH!

Anonymous

Where are all the posts for the recent Huron article "Decision next week..."?

observer

Matt, your on target, keep searching and talk to the commissioners who are quiet now. They were chastized by the rag earlier now they are being proven right.

Anonymous

I think Matt is upset because he, as a newspaper man, can't get a handle on this because no one is talking, or he knows a lot about this but is afraid to put it in print prematurely. I wish he would dig on other political things as much as he is digging on this one. The commissioners need to come clean with what they know. When it comes to government, there are no secrets.

Anonymous

Yeah snow!!!

Anonymous

He knows somthing, believe me, and it is going to be huge when the story breaks! There's nothing wrong with a little buildup! Also, to 'Journalist', who are the professionals to whom you've passed on the work? Names, please...or are you a punk?

tinayak

Matt you need to not write so early in the morning. It makes you a worse writer than you already are!!!!

Anonymous

1. Nobody in Sandusky would know them.

2. Can a woman be a punk?

Anonymous

If you have the opportunity to read Eckhart Tolle's book titled "A New Earth Awakening to Your Life's Purpose." Please read pages 118,119 & 120. The description of pathological egos is very accurate and IMO applies to the person and his "posse" on the south side of Perkins Ave. Trustees you MUST take control of the township and the actions and misconduct of employees, our township government is in total chaos because of "egos!"

TT

I think I'm seeing where you're going, Matt...For a well-oiled machine, it certainly didn't take this or any other of your pieces of shi-I mean, jounalism, to decipher. These putzes know we know what they're doing. They just figure they're too important to have to care. The greatest irony in this, in my opinion, is that usually you lead the charge for them, Matt. Then they got in Nuesse's face, and you don't like that because you two have a mutual host-body/friend (do I really need to type his name?!) At least SHE'S relatively new, and no one bothered to tell her to avoid him before he got to her. The turnaround was a little too quick and vicious to be credible, Matt. By the way, tell your blogging colleague to get back on the ball.

Anonymous

If they didn't say much, maybe the reporters aren't asking the right questions.

Anonymous

I must say ... I don't know what this post means. What I do know however, is that you are posting where others won't. Nick Whits is a gay.

Anonymous

I’m amused, yet at the same time saddened that most posters on this blog are helping to illustrate Sen. Patrick Monahan’s’ comment about the growing tolerance of intolerable behavior by noting that such was ‘defining deviancy down.’

For all the trillions of dollars that have been spent on education in the U.S., we as taxpayers should expect better.

Hey Mr. White, what’s your take on the recently passed stimulus package?

If we enter a ‘true’ recession, do ya think that the gov’t should give every taxpayer $10K?

If the U.S. enters a depression (three quarters of negative GDP), how about given’ everyone $50K? That oughta stoke the economy, don’t ya think?

Anonymous

Chief Nuesse is one hot babe

Crackhead

PERDUSKY--- let it be run by a combination from both areas. just be sure to keep the favorites, as this stuff is very entertaining. someone should have warned this cheif and city manager. how is mike will doing? anyone know? how about it matt? has he called you?

Anonymous

Matt, Nuesse needs to tell her story to clear up her name. Using bottled water for cause of discharge is not going to cut it with the public. The commission is accountable to the taxpayer and come Monday, the commissioners better have a good reason for discharging her and it better be made public as to why they discharged her, if that is the commission's intentions. I still believe there are some things going on in this town that shouldn't be going on and she tried to correct it. The legal power in the county probably would like to see her out so the power is left in tack and they can go about skirting the law. No doubt a deal will be made and part of it will be to keep her mouth shut for exchange of severance pay. You still don't have a story and this will never come out because you don't have reporters that will go after this story. For her to obtain severance pay, she will have to leave all her legal rights at the door when she leaves. It is a no win solution but that is how employment places work. They threaten you with no pay if you talk.

Anonymous

Along with some of the other commentators, I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say here...but I do feel compelled to respond to what certainly appears to be, at the very least, a veiled criticism of Paul Sigsworth. I have known Paul for years, and have nothing but the highest regard for him, for his work and for his unfailing commitment to the citizens of Erie County. Shame on you.

IMO

It has been a well known fact for a long time that we have some individuals who have been "running" our local governments the way they want to!! All of this crazy nonsense needs to STOP! Let's begin with the Concord Care incident, again it made news in today's SR-pg 2. 1. Why on this earth would a detective have the audacity to investigate and file a police report on his Boss, a trustee concerning a meeting that a business spokesperson requested? Insubordination, Yes, Witch hunt, Yes...

Then comes along more comments from another trustee stating "It sounds like was a little misunderstanding!! Please, give me a break you think it's a little misunderstanding when a detective files a police report on one of his superiors due to a meeting?!! Well if you think that, I've got some prime ocean front property in Minnesota I want to sell you!! Give me a break, how stupid do you think the residents are? Also, stated in today's SR..Typically we let each other know when we are attending meetings in case of..!! Yeah right!! How many "closed" meeting have you attended and advised the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mr. Dwelle and the newly elected trustee of? I also heard that person who has a special interest in the ball parks for Bell Ave property applied for a grant. My concern is this, we still have MAJOR flooding problems in that area. Has this person committed taxpayers dollars to this grant that he applied for without bringing it to the board of trustees? Does this person have the authority to apply for grants without prior approval of the entire board of trustees? I hope that by this self serving action this person has not hampered the receipt of any federal monies which might be applied for through the township or county governments to correct the flooding problem in the affected areas. It is time the entire board of trustees make people accountable for their Unauthorized actions.

jim

Maybe the rest of you haven't picked up on this yet, but Mr. Westerhold is a sensationalist. The more you read his crap, the more he gets his jollies. The best thing you could do with regard to his "writing" is to totally ignore it(and him) and maybe, just maybe, he'll go away (which couldn't be soon enough for me).

Matt, why don't you take up writing fictional conspiracies, you're very well suited for it. I'm starting to think you've lost touch with reality.

Anonymous

Right on, I'm with ya on that one

TT

Funny, if you'd actually gone to a jounalism school (or gotten any worthwhile degree whatsoever):

1.) you'd know that schools of jounalism and journalism education in general are the only things standing between the maintenance of modern civilization by great newspapers (London and NY Times, the Blade in my opinion) and the collapse of it by crummy scandalsheets, the staffs of which are rife with nepotistic village idiots (do I really need to give you an example?!)

2.) you might be talented enough to EARN a job at one of those great newspapers instead of being handed one at the Rag-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Anonymous

In regards to the commenters below that decided to bring up my looks and sexual orientation. For the record, yes, I am a huge gay. I love taking it from behind. I may look like a spoiled foppish dandy from 19th century England, but I also love to drape myself in leathers and a gimp mask for homo orgies. You can find me weeknights at the crowbar, in the secret dungeon. I hope this clears up any confusion.

Oh, and to those of you wondering why I haven't been blogging, I have decided to give up already. You see, it turns out that I can't handle anyone not liking me or criticizing me... so I'm just going to quit blogging, curl up into the fetal position and hug my dildo.

Kisses!

Anonymous

I think your statement would read better this way: "For all the trillions of dollars that have been spent on education in the U.S., we as taxpayers should have realized by now government should NOT be in the education business." And many other businesses for that matter...

Breaking News

Murray makes leveraged offer for City waterfront & Cedar Point. Westerhold to be new CEO.

Anonymous

dear matt,

you are a moron.

Anonymous

thought that was nick in the field out by the pump...now its confirmed

Anonymous

Another very sad day for the city of Sandusky. You guys finally get a true professional and visionary in Kim Nuesse and now some city Commissionerds want to get rid of her. Has anyone noticed that since she arrived Sandusky and Perkins have had an open dialogue with each other. She has done more in her short time here than most Commissionerds have done in their life. Tell it the way it is Matt and keep up the good work.

Anonymous

RE:NB, I agree with the sentiment of your variation. However, the funds have never the less been spent, and one should expect in the coming years that trillions and trillions more will be used in such a fashion.

I fear that this country has journeyed long but still has much more distance to travail on its road to serfdom. Sadly, the final destination appears inevitable.

Anonymous

Agrees with FGH

Anonymous

You know what's really funny about this is watching Sams and Frost. Like rats on a sinking ship abandon their leader. They couldn't keep their brown nosing so far up the boss's behind, but now they are running and abandoning ship. These clowns have no self respect and couldn't wait to screw over their co-employees while she was in charge. Listen to them crying now

YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! No self respect. Hope Frost can still get into a uniform behind the wheel of a cruiser. What's poor Sam's going to do? Probably call his buddy Sigsworth from the County and find a warm spot to place his nose as Sigsworth with his nose with Lyons at Manny's hi fiving all together!

Anonymous

Some egoes of our so-called City Comm., local business people (those who really run this city), police as well as fireman get hurt, bruised? If I was CHIEF NUESSE, I would tell them all to go crap in there hat, let them fire me, take the city and powers that be to court, then let the lips flow like the NIAGARA! Mistakes have been made regarding the emergency dispatch effort? NO KIDDING! Somehow it's the WOMANS' fault? I smell a SCAPEGOAT here! This city and those that run it deserve everything they have coming, CONTINUED STAGNATION! Responsiblity starts at the top! Mr. Murray needs to look in his mirror, or maybe that's the closet? Shame on you Brian Crandall, didn't realize you were so CHAUVINISTIC (SP). As for Mr. Stahl, maybe it's time you use your OWN MIND, you know, that conscience that God gave you.?! Then again, that seems to be the major problem around here, lack of a CONSCIENCE or an ORIGINAL THOUGHT by (most) of our leaders! They say people CAN'T STAND THE TRUTH, they're much more comfortable living the lie. Especially when it's beneficial to themselves!

Anonymous

TT: How about updating us on your opinions and please explain your "job description" and to whom -- at The Register -- you are accountable. Thanx.

Anonymous

By George, Matt ol' boy you called this one!

Anonymous

Which "paragon of virtue" lawyer is Icsman going to hire to fabricate the case against the Chief?

Anonymous

How much longer are you going to leave Rheims picture up as your poster boy for "helpless victims"?

I know you do not claim to be a professional journalist but in studying history did you ever consider a document called Bill of Rights and the rights of the accused therein?

Anonymous

Elsebeth...you warned me of this stuff about 4 years ago.

just a thought

If I were Nuesse I would not want to come back to this mafia run town. If my lawyer told me I had a case against the city, I would sue the pants off this city and maybe they would have to use the money they set aside for the MD to pay for it. Mr. Kline if I were you I would be looking else where to get out of this town. Do not stick around and get caught up in this good ol boy mafia run town. You will not be around for very long if you upset one of the boys. We need a state investigation into this city government.

Taxpayer

Erie County will never be a Great place to live, work, or even visit until the "good ole boys" are not in control. I thought they hired someone to do a job, why tie their hands when the going gets rough??

I understand that politics make the world go round, but they can be honest, done with integrity, and without a bias that hurts everyone connected with our public employees.

I,for one, am tired of all the goings on, Sandusky, Huron, Metro Parks, and guess who pays for all this hullabaloo?, the Taxpayers of course.

Anonymous

Fair enough - you weren't here for the CCW fiasco. But why the double standard? Why is it fine for your company to release the personal (private) information of law abiding CCW holders, but when the tables are turned, posts are deleted? You're a "high ranking" employee with your own blog - I'm sure you can find an answer or two tot he situation. Just be honest and let us know that it's perfectly fine for the Register to post personal, PRIVATE information that may endanger the lives of law abiding citizens HOWEVER will not allow anyone to publish the PUBLIC information of the individuals responsible for it.

Common Sense

"The relationship to the truth"? Is that really what is being said? Well, then let's investigate the city commissioners. As I recall, the truth of the Chesapeake Development project was for much more development of the area directly to the west of the condominiums (time shares). Truth? This city can't handle the truth.

Anonymous

@ Old Friend,

Good to hear from you.

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