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

when someone has nothing intelligent to say...they start picking on women. Spinless jellyfish who cant stand up to actual men, pick on their wives....these are the same people who live in their parents basement and work at McDonalds to pay their court fines off.....but SPD officers are supposed to care when these "people" say stuff about their wives LOL!!!! You are obviously all Westerhold Clones....he is spineless too so it makes a lot of sense.

Anonymous

Election Day is fast approaching, with our country facing real catastrophe. If we don't wake up to the fact that at least 7 people are running for president and we don't have to waste our votes on McCain or Obama, our country may never recover.

The facts are undeniable: the Democrats and Republicans are working together to enrich billionaire owners of corporations as if they were bandits, while blaming their destructive activity on alleged "failures" of free enterprise when it is their anti-market behavior at fault. It's a gigantic scam.

A vote for Obama or McCain means aiding and abetting our slide into the New World Order's global corporatism. Left unchecked, the Republicans and Democrats will crush the economy and the spirit of working Americans. But even more troubling is the fact that all the other people running for president are being shut out by a corporatized media beholden to five billionaire power brokers.

We saw what the media did to Congressman Ron Paul in his campaign againt McCain for the Republican nomination. We saw how a true conservative who fearlessly spoke the truth about President Bush's wars and our economy was ridiculed, ignored and censored. But now everything Ron Paul warned about is happening.

Ron Paul is no longer a candidate after he and his supporters were shut out of the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. So Ron Paul has endorsed Chuck Baldwin for President.

Chuck Baldwin is the only person among the 7 candidates who understands and will speak the truth. www.Baldwin08.com

Anonymous

THANX FOR PROVING MY POINT! ;)

Anonymous

What a joke. They won't allow a town hall meeting. I'm going down to Baxter's myself and I hope he doesn't hide.

Anonymous

Although Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin, he did invite Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader to the historic September 10 conference and has made favorable commments about the Libertarian candidate for president. Barr had a 74% rating on what is now the John Birch Society's Freedom Index. He has admitted his mistakes and I believe that he has repented. Besides, if he gets five percent of the vote in Ohio, we don't have to petition for ballot access in 2010.
If you don't want to support him, that is your right but be objective and at least consider the possibility that he has changed.

Anonymous

LMAOROTF if he won't answer the phone do you really think he's going to face anybody? hahahaa

Town meeting? You get them to come and we'll ALL be there!

Anonymous

Before I say "Thank you", what POINT are you talking about?

Anonymous

If u are made to pick the lesser of two evils u r still picking evil. blah blah the economy is sh!t, the crimanls ar running wild, the jails are full, the cops have no money, but the elite want a´NEW WORLD ORDER. My point is we need to stop fighting each other black white brown chinc we to come together and fight our corruptied goverment before they control everything we do (Big brother, cashless society (no paper money))wake up america it is right in front of u. stand up and Unite and fight the goverment this is the true enemy. The police that have taser are criminals. U all have to get made first and say "I am mad and I will not take it anymore" never trust the goverment. They all lie

awesome

Nice job Jason! The pictures were great. It was a nice event and glad so much was raised for the kids. RIP Michelle!

Anonymous

After playing in the scramble on Saturday, I was driving east on Perkins Ave. Thinking about Michelle, Dana, the kids, and the rest of the family, I looked up in the sky. There was this huge rainbow on the north side and I knew instantly it was Michelle. Every time I see a rainbow, I will think of Michelle. RIP my friend.

Anonymous

To be a "idiot", like Ed O'Neill, is much better than to be a half-wit like a republican vonting guy.

Anonymous

We all loved her so much .. Im glad they did that for her she rould have loved it.

Anonymous

Another point proven. You can't even understand simple English but yet you are here blog after blog acting like you know it all. So sorry.

Anonymous

It was supposed to say "LAST COMMENT" not "TOAST"....don't crucify me. :/

Wow

Why would Barb agree to do this blog column, then not turn in a response to the weekly question?

This is exactly how she runs her office! She says that she will get records on line, then doesn't follow through it.

She says she will collect on the outstanding fines and court costs, then doesn't follow through it.

She says that she will get the old cases closed and microfilmed, then doesn't follow through with it.

She says that she will do a lot of things as Clerk, but she never follows through with anything.

This is why the citizens of Erie County need to vote Barb Johnson out of office and vote Steve Schaeffer into that office. He will follow through with things and get the job done! ! !

Anonymous

what is Nuesse's case actually about? Are the city officials trying to get her on criminal charges for the voided out $15.00 parking ticket or what? If so, wasn't the $15.00 parking ticket from years ago? What about the guy that voided out the ticket? Is he going to have a trial, too? Geez, this case will be up in the millions before it's done.

Anonymous

What a freakin' joke, w/desperation written all over the place! Must be a reason for it?

Anonymous

Sandusky is the punchline of all the area jokes. It is such a laugh to follow this and all the other backstabbing and out and out lies that surround this city. Police, city workers, lawyers (oops, they lie for a living), public officials and polititans
all come from under the same slimy rock.

So glad my tax dollars are not funding this circus.

What

No response was received? What gives?

Wow

" Why would Barb agree to do this blog column, then not turn in a response to the weekly question?

This is exactly how she runs her office! She says that she will get records on line, then doesn't follow through it.

She says she will collect on the outstanding fines and court costs, then doesn't follow through it.

She says that she will get the old cases closed and microfilmed, then doesn't follow through with it.

She says that she will do a lot of things as Clerk, but she never follows through with anything.

This is why the citizens of Erie County need to vote Barb Johnson out of office and vote Steve Schaeffer into that office. He will follow through with things and get the job done! ! ! "

Anonymous

David Macko, who commented below, is, according to his website, a member of the Libertarian Party and candidate for Congress. Apparently he is no longer endorsed by the Libertarian Party who had initially endorsed him.

The Libertarian Party should do the same with Bob Barr, and why they haven't is not only curious but should be of major concern for liberty-loving Americans.

Nobody should vote for Bob Barr for one very important reason - if the Libertarians get 5% of the vote as they are hoping to do with Barr's help, then a dangerous precedent will be established and they will go after more CIA-trained pied pipers in the future to lull people into a stupor.

ANYbody sounds good preaching libertarianism, even H.Ross Perot did when he pinched Andre Marrou's speeches in 1992! But watch what they do, not what they say. Perot became the 9th wealthiest man in America by rubbing shoulders with Daddy Bush for 30 years and milking government contracts. Barr worked for Daddy Bush when Bush was Director of the CIA. High-level statists and their friends do not make for libertarians or libertarian candidates.

The Libertarian Party should be punished for not unendorsing Barr. They do not follow their own advice. That is why Ron Paul is endorsing Chuck Baldwin and not former CIA official Bob Barr. Chuck Baldwin was never a spy and speaks the truth. www.Baldwin08.com

Anonymous

Seems you made friends at your last job. They made you a video, check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V...

Wow

What a mature blog... NOT. How old are you, anyway, Westerhold? You come across as a petulant little boy.

Anonymous

...she thinks there are no inefficiencies in the record-keeping system in her office. She thinks everything is just peachy, hunky-dorey, A-OK, perfect, no probelms. Therefore, she didn't think she should answer the question.

Anonymous

You are a little strange....but I knew I would get attacked....per usual in these Nuesse/Westerhold blogs

Cheryl

I have read both of Obamas books and do not feel they exploit or promote racism. Why is it you want to criticize Obama but yet make excuses for McCain & Palin. A great man like Powell steps up (and that took a lot to do on his part) and right away you want to claim racism? He is so not like that. Palin still doesn't know what a VP does.. She Thinks she can do anything and is above the law. Her husband is a security threat(he wanted to not even be a part of the United States. She encites hate and wants to make laws to tell us all how we can live? McCain wants to ruin our social security and health insurance. How are retirees supposed to live? Do you honestly think McCain has good health? SOUND MIND? He is so erratic & loses his temper in a split second. He was a POW I respect that immensely but how does that give him presidential credentials? I truly feel our great country is in for rough times ahead NO matter who gets into office. We have a lot of countries who hate us already NOW, Hate Bush,& dont like McCain and who knows what will set them off. I would rather have a cool level headed man in charge surrounded by an experienced team of advisors. I don't see THE HOT HEAD McCain being able to be rational in a crisis or work well with others...

Anonymous

I would like to tell you about a problem I had but I'm really not sure if it was the Clerk of Court's fault or the Common Pleas Court.
At a hearing (that I was never notified of) property that I inherited was ordered to be sold at a Sheriff's Sale. (but not because of bank foreclosure) The Clerk of Court's, who I KNOW FOR A FACT had my correct address on file, sent the Judgment Entry to Sandusky, Ohio instead of my correct address. (this was per the instruction of the Common Pleas Court) I was later told that the Sandusky Post Office returned it the VERY NEXT DAY yet I did not receive it until 28 DAYS LATER! I then filed an Appeal over the Judgment Entry ( explaining the reason it was filed late) yet the Appeal was denied because it was past the 30 day time limit.
I then went to the Clerk of Court's office to get a copy of the envelope to PROVE it was sent to the wrong address but it was listed as "MISSING" in the files. I was told by an employee that the envelope was either (1) put into another file by mistake and would show up sooner or later or (2) somebody off the street might have come in and taken it out of the file. (??)
Could you offer your input on this?

Anonymous

Not the first time I've been called strange, won't be the last I'm sure! Just what is it you consider strange about me, that I'm willing to state my personal opinions here, or the fact that they evidently don't jive w/yours? Difference between you and I is that I figure when a blogger comes back calling names, verbally insulting, you know, "the pot calling the kettle black" thing, I don't consider it an attack. I figure it's a DEFENSE MECHANISM they're using, and it's there for a reason! Let's agree on one thing here, we just DISAGREE. I can do that with civility, can you? However, I would have to wonder why the necessity for you to play the "victim" roll here, always being attacked? If it bothers you so much, STAY AWAY!

Anonymous

Remember Judge Maschari? She was the judge that was hundreds and hundreds of cases behind in having hearings or writing final judgments. The voters had enough of her laziness and voted in Judge Tone. Judge Tone has been diligently cleaning up this backlog -thank God and Hallelujah. Guess who the Clerk of Courts was during Maschari’s terms in office? Yep, you guessed it, Barb Johnson. Hmmmmmmmmm.

Now I hear that Johnson, who has a total of 37 years experience as the Clerk of Courts and as a Deputy Clerk, is way, way behind in her duties in getting thousands of cases and documents coasted out, or scanned and closed so they can be sent to microfilming. Visitors researching records to do the business of their clients or themselves are having a devil of a time getting access to inactive case files. Hard copy records are all over the office, loose and boxed up. Many are in another storage building away from the Courthouse. What’s going on? They should have been microfilmed by now for easy access for the researchers.
One would think, with 37 years experience in the Clerk’s office that Johnson would have THE BEST operation of ALL the counties of Ohio-----NOT! She might be the current Clerk of Courts, pulling down good bucks but she really is retired or at least on extended vacation--has been for the last two terms—or so it seems, because record keeping is out of control and management and supervision are sadly inadequate. She’s a skater, padding her retirement and milking the system for all its’ worth.

You know, STEVE SCHAEFFER is a fool for running against her. He must be that or a glutton for punishment because if elected, he has BIG ,BIG problems in getting caught up. On top of that he is a fool because the County Commissioners have frozen all new hiring and because additional funding probably will not be available to help that office out of the hole. But you know, he has an optimistic view, loves challenges and has the necessary leadership and management skills to do a bang up job. He’ll bring it around.

Voters! Do your job like you did back in 2005 when Maschari was thrown out of office. Finish the job and vote out Johnson and place her in legal retirement-----vote for the fool SCHAEFFER who probably will turn it around and do a hell of a job as your next County Clerk of Courts in spite of all the roadblocks he faces. If he does not pan out, vote the fool out of office during the next General Election that’s the American way!

Anonymous

I hope this memorial golf outing is held every year. My family felt the uplifting of love from the community.

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