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

For you to realize you can't write a decent article and need to get a life?

Anonymous

Ladies and Gentlemen: It's time for the Pat & Tom Comedy Show starring non other than Pat Shanigo and Tom Ferrell as the two comedians who think they don't have to answer the questions that the voters put to them! So sit back, relax, and watch these 2 just put on one of the biggest comedy shows in political history!

The Pat & Tom show is brought to you in part by the Sandusky Marian District Project, the Erie County Sewer & Water Dept., and the Orion project.

As long as we have Pat & Tom around, we'll have a comedy show!

Take it away boys...................guys.............where are you (chirping crickets).........Pat?................Tom........... Where are you guys?

Anonymous

Ladies and Gentlemen: It's time for the Pat & Tom Comedy Show starring non other than Pat Shanigo and Tom Ferrell as the two comedians who think they don't have to answer the questions that the voters put to them! So sit back, relax, and watch these 2 just put on one of the biggest comedy shows in political history!

The Pat & Tom show is brought to you in part by the Sandusky Marian District Project, the Erie County Sewer & Water Dept., and the Orion project.

As long as we have Pat & Tom around, we'll have a comedy show!

Take it away boys...................guys.............where are you (chirping crickets).........Pat?................Tom........... Where are you guys?

Anonymous

No they didn't. If you put it in the search box it comes up. It's just not on the front page anymore. Big deal.

Anonymous

Maybe they agreed to this and then went on vacation? Gee, they at least could have taken their laptops with them, don't you think?

Joe

I do not believe that all the foreclosures in this County are due to job loss. Do you know of any other contributing factors in Erie County that leads to foreclosures? Do you think that's there's a possibility that there are property scams going on in Erie County involving attorneys, realtors, title companies and others?

Anonymous

To re Pat and Tom post on Aug 25, 2008 9:53 PM:

In response to your question, the answer is NAAAWWWWW (that's NO in Tom & Pat language).

You see, they think they are soooo good and so saavy that they can just stick it to the voters. After all they are office seeking democrates who think they know what is best for us, and that we have nooooo idea what we are talking about.

As they see it and as office seeking dems, they are way, way, way above us LOWWWWLY voters/tax payers. They don't need to be held accountable to us - NO WAY and NOW HOW.

But I am looking forward to more of the Pat & Tom Show. This is getting good. And if you go over to Ferrell's blog, you will read where someone is actually defending Mr. Ferrell and his lack of response to voter's questions. I think that person is Tom Ferrell himself, but then that's only an educated guess on my part because I have learned MUCH about Mr. Ferrell and how he operates over the past several days from several county employees.

Anonymous

No they didn't. If you put it in the search box it comes up. It's just not on the front page anymore. Big deal.

Anonymous

YOu're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile". This is a rip off of a copyrighted song.

Anonymous

nose pick

Anonymous

you'd like to be behind Chris.

Anonymous

Is an attorney by the name of Dennis O"Toole involved in any way with the Marina District? I'm still waiting to hear your views on the nursing home and jail issues. Thank you.

Anonymous

When you say Medicaid has been capped does this mean that Medicaid set a certain limit in 2005 and will not go over this amount? What is the limit they have set? Also, how much is the facility charging each month for the residents that are paying out of pocket? I'm glad you corrected your mistake about Medicare payments. Medicare and Medicaid are not the same.

tinayak

Wasn't this junk already on here for a few days? I didn't think anything could be worse, until I read the first few sentences and felt like I was in the movie Groundhog Day. One of my biggest pet peeves is people looking at me and saying, "Smile." I smile when I feel like it, not just for the sake of smiling. Then, when I do smile, it actually means something. Unlike the garbage you write.

Anonymous

Regarding the ECCF. What is the amount of the cap that Medicaid set for each resident of the ECCF in 2005? How does this compare to the residents that are paying out of pocket? Does Medicaid cover medicine for the residents? If so, is the medicine seperate or is this included in the monthly bill? Does Medicaid pay for any surgeries and hospital stays for the resident or does Medicare and the resident's private insurance cover this?

Anonymous

Did you pay a visit to the Erie County Care Facility with Mr. Hayberger and Mr. Printy?

Pat

Regarding the EFFC. Did you accompany Mr. Hayberger and Mr. Printy when they visited the Care Facility?

Anonymous

I grew up with it..learned to NEVER question it...When we were told to do something, it meant, DO IT NOW...NOT LATER or "in a minute".!!
Raised our kids that way...I agree.. DO NOT negotiate with your children!! You have a responsibility to raise respectable, decent, empathetic adults, Not be their BFF or Buddy! I told our kids just that. During the "horrible" 14's (as I call it) when they would rebel and threaten to runaway...I would pack a suitcase and set it at the bottom of the staircase. I would tell them to watch out for the coyotes and HoBO's(we live in the country). That would be the end of it. I know it is hard, but stick to your guns. Even when other parents are telling you to let up, DON'T! Only you care for your child as much as they deserve and you only get one shot.

Anonymous

I truly hope when you return to school that you are loaded down to the max with homework. Your blogs have no substance, most are copied from music, or others that have made famous sayings and you continue to write your views on subjects that no one gives a rats a$$ about.
You need to go back to MYSPACE and get your cell phone out and text all your friends, (if you still have any)and play in the arena, that better suits your mentality.

Anonymous

Six days and counting and Pat & Tom still haven't answered any of the legit questions on here asked by the voters/tax payers (their potential employers).....(sigh)..........

Anonymous

Six days and counting and Pat & Tom still haven't answered any of the legit questions on here asked by the voters/tax payers (their potential employers).....(sigh)..........

Anonymous

How about the blog regarding Amy Grubbe, and the Plumbrook Country Club gang of Republicans who took over the Erie County Democratic Party. It appeared on Sunday, (8/24). It was removed almost instantly after it appeared. Why?

Anonymous

Helmets are only the answer below 20MPH and then only for head trauma. It is unlikely that a helmet law would be making any difference.

1. Autos cause most motorcycle-auto involved incidences.
2. The Left turning car who doesn't see the bike is the real killer and in most cases that accident causes death by massive internal injuries that a helmet won't prevent.
3. A Helmet keeps you alive long enough to be a wheel-chair bound survivor. Not everyone is driven by the desire to live at all costs

Seat belts keep car drivers behind the wheel and possibly in control of the auto, therefore it is in my interest to keep you in control of your car and out of my lane. A helmet does nothing to protect me from your actions and thus is a pointless intrusion on the helmet-less rider's rights.

FYI, I have ridden motorcycles for 42 years this summer and have had a license for 40 continuous years as of August 29th [issued 08/29/68]. There has not been a period of more than 2 years that i didn't own a street bike and when I didn't ride street I was dirt riding or racing.
I wear a helmet every time I ride anywhere. I have been on the street once in the last decade without a helmet on, at a rally, on a big cruiser, with a bikini clad GF on the back at speed under 30mph. I still felt uncomfortable. But I have NO RIGHT to tell everyone to be me, do I?

What you do have a right to do is make training a requirement. Skills are what keep you alive. Accident avoidance is better than trying to gear-up for impact survival. Make graduated license a requirement. For the first year no one needs more than 1000 cc or 85RWHP for over 21. Under 21 600cc or 70 RWHP. Yes I know the are 1000cc 160HP bikes and 130HP 600s - my limit scheme is an either or system but the HP limit trumps displacement

Anonymous

I know who I'm NOT voting for, and I decided that way back when they invited Shenigo to become a part of this POLITICAL PARTY-FIASCO! Seems these two don't feel the need to answer questions from those they're seeking to represent? What foolishness, or should I say arrogance! Seems to be contagious around here? Listen up Erie County Democratic Party Leaders/Reps., the people are TIRED, tired of the same-old-same-old, tired of hearing promises made w/no results, tired of our tax-paying monies being used for fodder, yours, that is, TIRED of all the jobs that are/have left Erie County leaving us w/a huge UN-EMPLOYMENT RATE, TIRED of all the behind-the-back-closed-door dealings going on, TIRED of putting our TRUST into and voting for those who don't even have the decency to answer legit questions! Why do you think, according to the experts, voters are having a hard time TRUSTING those they've voted for, and are more than willing to jump party-lines? You're not answering questions for two reasons....1. You don't know/have the answer,or 2. You're not allowed to answer, especially if the questions/answers aren't scripted.

Anonymous

Six days and counting and Pat & Tom still haven't answered any of the legit questions on here asked by the voters/tax payers (their potential employers).....(sigh)..........

Anonymous

I don't THINK fraud is going on with property here in Erie County, I KNOW it is. The fraud involves attorneys, financial insitutions, title companies and I also believe REALTORS are involved. I also know that people are being CHEATED out of their given RIGHTS because of this FRAUD. I also would like to mention that the fraud committed on ONE property was STARTED when ERIE COUNTY allowed an attorney and two morons to CRIMINALLY DEFRAUD an elderly, incompetent resident of the ECCF and as a result CHEATED a 4th beneficiary to the property. Do you think this is a serious issue?

me

chris and amy are the same. i do not like either one of them. they both are.

girl

the democrates are keeping silent until after the election, well I hope not one democrate get into office. there is not one good democrate here in erie county because chris, amy dennis kevin all of them make the other democrates look bad

Anonymous

I'm with you. I've been watching this blog waiting for some questions to be answered and I will vote Republican (even tho I am registered Democrat). Like you said, this person is Tired of the democratic party and their antics. That goes for Murray too. After watching him last night at the meeting, he can't even do his job on the city level.

Anonymous

Picture in your mind a prehistoric cave kitchen with a cave mom talking to her 3-year old cave kid.

Please don't sit on the cupboard door.
Why?
Because it wasn't designed to hold a kids weight.
Why?
I don't know. Maybe it didn't occur to the designers that a kid would make a seat out of it.
Why?
Maybe the designers didn't think about kids that often.
Why?
Perhaps they don't have kids.
Why?
I don't know. Some people have other priorities in life.
Why?
Well, kids take up a lot of time.
Why?
For one, they ask a lot of questions.
Why?
Just do me a favor and don't sit on the cupboard door.
Why?
...because I said so.

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