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.


Matt Westhover

Managing editor

Sandusky Register

Ofc. 419-609-5866



I see this story made the top ten. Matt, you are so full of yourself it is sickening. Do us all a favor and get over yourself.


That is the absolute best news I have heard. You are about to get called out for the way you cheated in those phone calls to commissioners that you recorded!!! This is great!!!! What will you say now Matt??? Whose fault will it be?? Sams, Frost, Iscman??? Who Matt???They dont want you in there because your employer allows you to be bias instead of printing the facts. I like how you print this story like youre so proud of yourself, like your a rebel reporter who they are afraid of. If your going to be a witness, you cant sit in on the other witnesses Matt, try picking up a book and learning about court procedures sometime Matt you may learn something. I bet its killing you not to be able to be in there staring at your girl. Now both of you are going to get caught with your hands in the cookie jar!!!


Exposing what truth???? That Charlie Sams looks like Tommy Smothers??? He hasnt exposed anything except a sad pathetic school boy crush on someone who would never give him the time of day in any other situation. he has exposed his intelligence (or lack of) and he has exposed that he is slowly but surely understanding the judicial process. That witnesses who have not testified can not sit in on other witnesses. He is a moron and if you get pulled in by his worthless rhetoric, then you have a smaller brain than he does and that is saying something!!


I could not agree more. I will never purchase another addition of the Register while Westerhold is still the Editor.


Thank you to all those who have canceled the register. Also thank you to all the many employees who have quit their jobs at the register. Many have fled because of westerhold. Notice all the new young reporters. They are leaving in big numbers.


Matt Hater....wrote on Oct 17, 2008 10:39 PM:"I have posted on here so many times my head spins when I think about it."

Well, that explains the HIGH NUMBER of anti-Matt comments here. But why didn't you just use one name? It appears that you spend ALL DAY here writing anti-Matt comments. "Posting on here so many times" indicates you are very desperate. LIARS become desperate when their lies are about to become exposed. Liars and crooks will do anything to keep from being revealed, including "posting on here so many times your head spins." The truth comes out, only one person is responsible for all these anti-Matt comments here. Thank you "Matt Hater...." for helping to put this blog in the "Top Comments" section.

Keep up the good work Matt, you got the GOBs running scared.


The three main candidates - McCain, Obama and Barr (M.O.B.) - have little difference on warrantless surveillance. When former CIA official Bob Barr was in Congress, he voted for the Patriot Act that authorized warrantless spying and he helped to write it. Worse, Barack Obama voted in support of it back in July. But John McCain didn't think a Congressional vote was required for the NSA to listen to these calls. Is that a difference?

Thank God for Demopublican party and the Libertarian Party who now seeks to act just like them (sarcasm intended).

We can't rely on the M.O.B. for change. The M.O.B. is not a choice.

Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate, is the African-American candidate that the M.O.B. and their friends in high places don't want you, the voter, to hear about. She gave Bush and his New World Order nothing but fits when she was in Congress, always voting against him. McKinney is a choice, the M.O.B. is not.


Hey buddy, the only guys who got caught with there hands in the cookie jar was the Sandusky Police officers stealing girl scout cookies. Remember that, and in my opinion they all should have been fired. Can anyone please provide a list of the names of those officers.


Story line- Matt can't understand how to use a yo-yo, or Matt's nickname Yo-Yo. Another fine story line from the Registerag


It appears like these cases in Probate never would have been had it not been for the criminal acts of LAWYERS to begin with. Sounds like the VICTIMS of these lawyers then get SCRE*ED over twice by their own good 'ole boy lawyers who only take their case to protect their lawyer buddies. Sounds like the Erie County Probate Court is fully involved in these illegal FIXES and if the Probate Court is involved so is your prosecutor, KEVIN BAXTER.


If you canceled the register why are you on the register`s web site? Do you miss getting the register?


thing to ever happen in this trial was you getting booted out. See if your buddy Phares will sue to get you back in.


I SEE THE LIGHT wrote on Oct 14, 2008 2:26 PM:

" If people can't see by now how that Baumgartner woman got railroaded they never will.....

You see the light? Do you also hear voices? You are clearly delusional.


At least Matt has a sense of humor. Keep up the good work Matt and keep reporting the news that all the people hate you for. I love it.


You can read it on line free.


Why couldn't Whaley have videotaped it? Could have been sent to America's Funniest Home Videos.

Big John

Matt, Do you really think this is news worthy or even funny? Put some time and effort into a story about our town that reflects the good in people.

Winston Smith

Ed O'Neill - another useful idiot.

Never watched or cared for the show.
Now 'The Simpsons' - that's different.

To quote the title of a book by the late, great Neil Postman:

We are 'Amusing Ourselves to Death.'



I am Chuck Baldwin and I, too, am deeply concerned about the politics as usual. My candidacy seeks to retrieve representative government from the wealthy so that your voice - the voice of the working man - is heard.



Time will soon be running out for the GOBs to get their stories straight.

Can't hardly wait to see how Icsman, Kline and Murray handle their stories...at least the GOBS were partially successful in delaying the most damaging news before the Nov. 4th election.


I think these guys are out of control......they obviously don't even care if the citizens can see right thru this. I don't get angry very often but this pi#ses me off to no extent. What in the he## is going on in this town?


BIG JOHN, I found your picture.



You could not be any more wrong with your comment.


You REALLY have waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands. I am sure that you didn't even understand "Big John's" blog..it made too much sense and stated FACT.


Let's say your an indivudual who was involved in an automobile accident, by no means your fault, that's the fact. You contact a lawyer and speak with him, tell him what you're looking for in a settlement. Not millions, even several thousands, just what you think is fair. A few months go by, and you find out that another lawyer is handling your case. He's with a totally differnt law firm. It's another 3-4 mos. before you even meet with this lawyer. In the meantime, bills need paid, your phone is ringing off the hook with an Ins. Co. that just wants to settle. What's that all about?


I can prove that Erie County not only uses Cuyahoga County judges to FIX cases in Cuyahoga County pertaining to Erie County Probate Estates, I can also prove that crook Cuyahoga County attorneys FIX cases in the Erie County COMMON PLEAS COURT pertaining to FRAUDULENTLY TRANSFERRED property that belonged in an Erie County PROBATE estate. I can even prove that the crook Cuyahoga County attorney pulled off the FIX on behalf of a NON-CLIENT and even requested his attorney fees be taken out of the sale of property on behalf of a NON-CLIENT. It's all a matter of public record.....


It's illegal for an attorney to WITHDRAW from a case with forseeable prejudice to his client/clients without DUE NOTICE and following all applicable laws, such as turning over ALL FILES in the case to the client/clients.
It's also illegal for an attorney to turn a case over to another attorney IN THE SAME LAW FIRM without the WRITTEN CONSENT of all clients.
I don't know how in the hel* your attorney ever got away with giving your case to a totally different law firm but if this was done in ERIE COUNTY nothing surprises me. In this county attorneys do anything they want---out of town attorneys even get away with filing Oral Motions and fraud preliminary judicial reports on behalf of people they DON'T EVEN REPRESENT and the Court KNOWS it!
Should we give credit to Kevin Baxter?


All the depositions taken in a SCAM lawsuit that was filed in Cuyahoga County pertaining to an ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE say the Erie County Common Pleas Court and the Erie County Probate Court yet they have the CUYAHOGO COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT NUMBER. How's THAT for an ILLEGAL FIX....


Pretty pathetic when a Lorain County law firm, a billion dollar insurance company and a bank get more out of the criminally changed TRUST of an elderly incompetent woman than the family members that the TRUST was set up for to begin with who got absolutely NOTHING. Does this go on in ALL COUNTIES or is this only the standard procedure in THIS County?