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

Regarding the nursing home issue. My most pressing concern is the quality of care given to the residents of the nursing home. I have visited the home many times and have observed the professional care given to the residents. It is obvious to me that the workers do care about their clients. Now, it is up to the voters of Erie County to decide if they wish to continue this fine facility as it stands today. Surely many citizens can also verify this from their own experiences with their family members or other relatives. If the levy fails, then all parties involved will need to put their heads together to see what can be done to continue the professional care given by the staff of the Erie County Care Facility.

Anonymous

WE on the northcoast should have the democratic convention. The locals had their party at the round house at put-in-bay with Murrat the heir apparent but we must branch out. I know marc dann would bring the pajamas, pizza, and the girls, but picture bill clinton on the porch of the round house rating the women walking by and giving out cigars, thank god they put up the plastic windows. Hilary can probably hang out at club x. Harry reid and obama with his good friend the crooked investor, can discuss shady land deals with the two put-in-bay prominent business owners who were taken off the island friday night in handcuffs, oops just gave sr a news scoop.Finally robert "sheets" byrd from w.va. could dress up in his old imperial dragon of the KKK robe and run around sandusky's state patrol baracks. The dems could have so much fun here why even nancy pelosi's husband could get a grant through his wife and refubish the Keller building with his multi million dollar construction company. So lets scrap the marina project and work for getting the dnc convention, it would be a hoot.

Anonymous

These four people agreed to this so why are YOU telling one of the bloggers to man up and call him? That was not the original plan here....I've got some very legitimate questions. Why isn't he answering them? And if he doesn't why should I vote for him?

Anonymous

Something doesn't smell right when it appears like some of them are pleading the 5th......

Anonymous

There are plenty of hotel rooms available, but the Republicans have booked all the public toilet stalls....

Anonymous

I appreciate the fact that you at least answered but why are the employees of the facility offering information in support of the levy when its not the employees that are the problem?

Anonymous

Larry only needs one stall,but can you imagine the glee in ted kennedy's eye when he sees all this water and sandusky bay bridge. YOU mentioned larry craig, I brought up seven or eight dumbocrats, so bring it own big guy, cause I got a million of them

Anonymous

Regarding foreclosures. The high rate of foreclosures is very complex. Many variables have contributed to the problem, such as, loss of jobs. What is going on Erie County in regards to foreclosures mimics many parts of the state. Erie County did not get to where it is today, in regards to unemployment, overnight, therefore the creation of new jobs will not take place overnight also. It will take perseverance by all to turn this county around. I want to be in the leadership role to help make that happen. Yes, ethics and morals are necessary to gain the trust of the people I will serve in this leadership capacity.

The Truth

The last time the dnc had their convention in denver was 100 years ago and their platform was not to allow women or blacks to vote. Huh?

Anonymous

How about gay corzine from new jersey, he could have fun at club x. Elliot spizer from New York would love the tea house. Shall I go on?

Pat

What are your views on the issues regarding the Erie County Care Facility? Do you feel its fair to the taxpayers to burden them with MORE TAXES especially with the economy the way it is? Can you give me three good reasons why I should vote for you? If I have a concern are you going to respect it? Do you promise to address any or all of my concerns?

Anonymous

the two businessmen arrested on PIB were mark mathys(pronounced matisse) and paul jeris each charged with one felony count of intimidating witnesses and stalking over a land deal. I guess ed fitzgerald(mr. ed's) wasn,t with them. It's in today's port clinton newspaper. It also has a sandusky connection

Anonymous

After reading the comments made about the nursing home I don't think the day to day personal CARE of the residents is or was ever the problem. But there ARE problems that DO effect both the elderly residents and the taxpayers and these problems are serious.

Anonymous

for those younger readers that might not relate to the kennedy joke, google mary jo kopechne

Anonymous

Do you think there's a possibility that there are property scams going on in Erie County involving attorneys, realtors, title companies and maybe others?

Anonymous

Who are the investors in the Marina District project? Thank you.

Anonymous

According to a Morning Journal article this past weekend, Erie County is in the top 3 of the list of all Ohio counties for the number of motorcycle fatalities this year.

Anonymous

Website Article about illegal election material was removed from web even though there were articles in Port Clinton, Fremont and Lorain papers. What gives?

Melanie

When growing up my sister and I were told to do things often. Once we answered, "I will." Thinking this would give us time. One day my dad got angry and said, "You keep saying I will. I know it means 'Up Yours'!" Now it didn't mean that at first, but after he said it we realized that's pretty good, and accurate. It's meant that ever since.

I wonder how "Because I said so" got it's beginning.

Anonymous

The credibility of the writer is called into question when Erie Co has seen a spike in motorcycle fatalities this year compared to the last 3 years....and then there are motorcycle death statistics over the last 3 years for the Huron, Lorain and Ottawa Co. that were conveniently overlooked or perhaps the writer is just is not up to speed on how to conduct an interview with the OHP!

Anonymous

How many muscles does it take to make a smirk instead of smile?

Anonymous

COLUMBUS -- An appeals court has upheld a state agency's decision that the Ohio Democratic Party and Chairman Chris Redfern violated Ohio elections law by illegally misrepresenting candidates on campaign material

Anonymous

COLUMBUS -- An appeals court has upheld a state agency's decision that the Ohio Democratic Party and Chairman Chris Redfern violated Ohio elections law by illegally misrepresenting candidates on campaign material

Anonymous

pick your nose, like you are in your photo?

Anonymous

When are the Ohio politicos gonna have the guts to pass a mandatory helmet law?

Motorists have far more protection in a car and yet are required to wear a seat belt. Makes no sense.

Anonymous

It's a liberal biased Sandusky Registers duty to suppress

Anonymous

Just look at the news service they use, the AP, the one accused of doctoring photos from Iraq. Bad reporting and photojournalism. By the way, did you see on the drudge report about fox news reporters getting harassed at the dnc

The Truth

look at the tired old blogs they are holding on to, and won't put the redfern story up

Anonymous

Why are you sniffing your finger in that picture? You don't know where it's been.

Anonymous

Re: ankle bracelets. I am hoping this method will help to ease the pressure of overcrowding at the county jail. Properly used for non-violent offenders will provide more space for the violent offenders.

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