E-mail to Commissioner Dennis Miller Jr.

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Dear Commissioner Dennis Miller:

I am sorry that we have never had the opportunity to meet, but I wanted to take a moment to urge you to very carefully read the above captioned report. I hope you take the time to do that and question if this was indeed a fair and impartial investigation of the facts, or whether it followed the dictates of an agenda.

I also wanted to mention to you that I met a man at the city commission meeting on Thursday who shared with me his thoughts about this issue and others. He also mentioned he's lived in his home in the 1500 block of Shelby Street for 67 years and said there are eight vacant houses surrounding his home. I drove to his neighborhood earlier today, and sadly, it appears the information he gave me is exactly correct.

I wonder if the more than $40,000 spent so far on the Murman investigation and related expenses would have been better spent to protect our neighborhoods and secure our city's future.

Please feel free to call me anytime. There are a great many other concerns I have regarding this issue, and it would be nice to meet and talk with you about them. Thank you for taking the time to consider my request.

Sincerely,

Matt Westhover

Managing editor

Sandusky Register

Ofc. 419-609-5866

Comments

Anonymous

WHAT IN THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU??!! HAVEN'T YOU MADE ENOUGH ENEMIES ALREADY? My gosh, why does the SR register put up with this guy? Brewing and brewing trouble and it always comes back to his defending Kim.

Anonymous

Is this for real?! Dennis MILLER? Matt WESTHOVER?? Was somebody able to hack onto this site and put this on here? Or is just more sloopy work by the SR?

Anonymous

Please excuse me, my previous post should have read "is THIS just more SLOPPY work". Thank you.

Anonymous

WTF
Can anyone at the register spell
I hope think is a joke because a so-called newspaper should have better material than this whichever side of the debate it is taking.

Anonymous

You continue to divide this community with your refusal to admit that Kim was wrong. With all these men and woman coming forward, what do you want? So many people complaining about her lack of integrity or outright lying! You are blinded by Kim. Talk about biased reporting. You have been biased from the start. You have zero creditability.

Anonymous

For that matter, who is Matt Westhover?

Anonymous

Take your Meds dude "you be tripping Bro!!! "

Anonymous

and he's a role model for the 15 year old "guest blogger". WOW. I have an idea. You guys keep flaunting your video player. I think every time someone checks SR.com, Benny Hill music should be playing in the background. Can your IT folks develop this by Monday? That would be great!

Anonymous

Is this for real? What is going on with the incorrect names? Very strange. Have you completely lost it, WesterHOLD?

Anonymous

Or, is Dennis Miller a comedian? When are we going to learn about the Murray ethics investigation report?

Anonymous

WESTHOVER? He is so bent on this he can't even remember his OWN name! hahaha...What in the heck is going on with this guy? Very, very amusing. I bet he can spell N-U-E-S-S-E. I bet EVERYONE can....so sick of that NAME....! Get her GONE!

Anonymous

Elsematt is trying to, immaturely I might add, make light of the spelling errors in the Murman report.

What he fails to realize—in his infinite ignorance—is this report was taken down by a stenographer. Yes, the person probably didn’t know how to spell Westerhold, nor does the stenographer have to have everything in the transcript spelled correctly. Knowing this minor detail would come from an education, which Westerhover surely lacks. The stenographer is there to take the information down and later put in text format for people not familiar with their shorthand to understand. It was obvious to whom they were speaking during their testimony. He should not have even been mentioned had he been a professional journalist instead of an influenced player with the ability to sway public opinion and made himself part of the story.

Matt, questions have been asked of you about your ethics. According to the report, two top police officers were told by Nuesse herself that you were there when calls were made to commissioners. It’s in the report. Well, can you deny it? Why would they mention this if it were not true? What do they gain by telling the FBI she talked to the commissioners as you listened? It’s not like you could be charged! What it does do is prove you are a liar, if others know this to be true other than those questioned in the report.
Does anyone else in that newsroom know the truth? They should step up and let Doug Phares know, if they want to be true journalists. Did he brag about this to anyone?

There have been other questions asked of Westerhover on these blogs that were taken down even though they didn’t do anything to violate the rules set forth by the Register. I wonder if the Register has records of the person who actually removes each comment. I’m sure those were taken down by Westerhover himself.

I can only hope this latest blog is just Westerhover scrambling to convince his boss, Phares, that he is not a complete moron. Talk about not doing a thorough background check of someone before you hire someone (Westerhover)! Back to Nuesse. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. She made mistakes. The biggest of which was lying. Maybe people are out to get her for not being the most personable to subordinate, but the main point of all this is she was caught lying to her bosses. How long would you put up with an employee lying to you?

Lastly, how much more of this can you take and not feel ashamed when you walk in public?

The last question was for Doug Phares.

Anonymous

Yes Matt, I have asked several times and you still won't give a straight answer. Tell the blogging public how you sat in her house that night, secretly listening to her call the commissioners and let you listen in...REMEMBER???

Anonymous

Who is Dennis Miller and why was Matt Westhover's name spelled wrong? Are you all on drugs down at the Register? I don't get the purpose of the letter. I have seen this Dennis Miller's name somewhere before but can't remember where I have seen it.

Anonymous

Very clever Matt, I agree with what the investigation cost the taxpayers, you would think Murman's staff would of proof read it. Your analogy that describes the Murman report well lets say I give you 5 stars..

Anonymous

Matt, Something is not right. I first came across this Dennis Miller name in Murman report. Check it out for yourself. This was one of the errors that was made on Murman's report. Murman had misspelled names of people in his report. Instead of having Dennis Murray, Jr., it had Dennis Miller on his report and that is why I say this report was done very unprofessional coming from an attorney's office.

Anonymous

For those of you completely confused about the "Dennis Miller" and the "Matt Westhover", you need to read the Murman report. In the report there are several times they refer to Westerhold as "westhover" and to Dennis Murray as "Dennis Miller". I personally like on pg 17 Don Icsman being called "Iceman"...talk about irony.

Anonymous

very funny, Westerhold. The Murman report only had about as many errors in it as a normal edition of the Register, so quit it with the sarcasm.

Anonymous

Report did not come from the attorney general's office.

And I agree that for any one who works for the register to make light of errors in something printed is highly highly cynical which of course describes Westerhold and Phares both.

Anonymous

What about my question? Remember the night you were at the lier's house, listening to her talk with the commissioners and secretly listening in? I know you remember.

Anonymous

Perhaps the reason the Murmur report is so disjointed is because portions were written by different former FBI and perhaps spelling challenged investigators. Then there was all of the editing necessary after Kline & Icsman read the draft and communicated directly with Murmur to get the kind of report they needed to support the plan to dump the police chief to cover over their own tracks...hhhmmmmmmmmmm that explains the spelling errors but not the error in the way the investigation was conducted with the absence of any information supporting the chief. The report is not fair and balanced. The report is a disgrace because it is a biased smear tactic for which some one needs to be held accountable for such a waste of taxpayer funds. Kline and Icsman need to pay for their mischief and Nuesse needs to be returned to clean house and rid the SPD of the cancer there.

Anonymous

Matt the Cat is a comedian......NOT!!

So funny I forgot to laugh Westerhold you dingleberry!!!!

I'm sure previous Register Editors are so proud of the way you managing the paper Matt the Cat why not do a poll about " How is Matt doing"??? I would like to see the results of that poll.

Anonymous

bring back todd franko!

Anonymous

Todd Franko did more damage to this community and SR staff morale than anyone in the history of the SR....just ask any SR staffer who is still around to remember. Todd was the master at creating and then managing the news to protect the good ol boy network. At least Matt W is attempting to restore the Fourth Estate responsibility to the local readers and earn back respect for the newspaper by taking on the good ol boy network.

Anonymous

Matt's journalistic abilities are about a little less than a mile wide and an inch deep. What ever happened to journalistic integrity. Matt must have missed that class in college or just couldn't pass it.

Anonymous

Matt didn't attend college. Online degree. Seriously!

Anonymous

You can write the report in Sanskrit, but it doesn't change the results. She lied repeatedly, to her department,to her bosses, to other professionals who she had to work with. She has lost the professional capacity to lead with any respect. Anyone who works with her from this point on will have to check every word she says.

Anonymous

Are you also a bottom feeder? That liar line is growing tired already. The police chief investigation turned up no criminal charges as promised by the insider SPD supporters. Lying is a matter of interpretation according to the city law director...so why don't you stop lying about Nuessse? We need Nuesse to return to root out all of the problems in the police department.

Anonymous

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...
Nuesse claimed the City of Sandusky emergency dispatch was in immediate danger of collapse. Refuted by : Pgs. 142-147 (Murray), pgs.148-9 (Crandall), pgs.153-155 (Fuqua), pgs.156-158 (Stahl), pg.160 (Brady)

Nuesse told City of Sandusky dispatchers that their jobs would be changing and they would be moving. pg.121 (Meinzer), pgs.124-125(Vacarro), pgs.146-7 (Murray). pg.151 (Crandall)

well,BF. that is all sworn testimony, given under oath. that's all I had the time to check. Maybe when I get bored I'll cross-reference the rest.

Anonymous

you had to have an "insurable interest" in the person that you perhaps bought a life insurance policy on. What happened to that???? Had to be married to the person or their Dad or Mom or something like that.

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