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

To: Re Youre joking post on Aug 16, 2008 1:20 PM:

First, I simply keeping the same name so that we can be ID as we are blogging or debating. It does NOT mean that I think your thoughts are a joke.

Now, down to business. You stated, "Think about it, the Nazis started with the children with the theory that by starting with the young they will grow up to be non-conformists. They will follow the leaders in whatever direction they say."

Since Catholic Schools (as well as some other non Catholic but private schools) have been doing this for decades, my question to you is: Do you consider the Catholic Schools (and other private schools) in this same venue?

Anonymous

HATE TO TELL YOU BUD, BUT YOU ARE DEAD WRONG.
IF YOU HAVE NO EDUCATION, YOU ARE A BURGER FLIPPIN' LOSER.
LOTS OF FIRENDS WHO WERE TOO SMART FOR COLLEGE ARE NOW IN THE 30S AND ARE JUST REALIZING WHAT LOSERS THEY HAVE BECOME.
NO WIFE, NO FAMILY, NO CAR, JUNK JOBS, DEAD END DEAD END IN A DEAD END TOWN.
IF YOU THINK I AM WRONG, THEN YOU ARE LIVING IN FANTASYLAND.
JUST CHECK OUT THE JOBS IN THE REGISTER.
NONE THAT YOU AS A HIGH SCHOOL BURGER FLIPPIN' LOSER ARE QUALIFIED FOR!!!!
IF I AM WRONG, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LIST ALL JOBS IN THE REGISTER THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO POEPLE WITH ONLY A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.

I AM WAITING...

Anonymous

SOME TYPOS, BUT I DOUBT IF YOU WOULD NOTICE.

Anonymous

Economics is hard on all of us right now. If you're in your 50's or still have children at home, you always have the ugly option on picking up additional jobs. Might not like the pay or hours, but it's more available than if you were Medicare age. You too, will be that age some day, and it's not going to get any better.

Anonymous

I have tryed the e-paper several times and can not read it! As it is it is to small to read and when I try to enlarge the type with the magnifier it is blurred!

Anonymous

Somebody has to flip those burgers...

Anonymous

People by & large over 50 have had a better economy. History & my relatives prove it. Granted not all had it easy, though back then if you wanted to work anywhere USA there was work that paid real wages. This brings me to my point. In America those over 50 are going to have to share some burdens. Or talk to those that are 20 some thing & realize that they have it harder than you did.

Anonymous

I HAVE THE FIZZARTS

Sue Daugherty

TO DOUG: If you and/or your family have no prescription drug coverage you do qualify to use Serving Our Seniors Drug Repository. We have been blessed with numerous donations. More medications than are being consumed by the senior citizen population.

The medications that commonly treat conditions of those who live in institutions (aka nursing homes) are what we have in stock. This is because our donor is an "Institutional Pharmacies". (That means the pharmacy is specialized in packaging medications used by institutions. That population is predominently elderly). -- Sue

Anonymous

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Anonymous

I believe the state still dictates what is taught in the private schools as well as the catholic schools, so you can say they fall in the same catagory. The only difference I can see is they teach religion and the Nazis did not have a religion. But that may change in the future for the catholic schools. Did you ever read the book 1984 by Orwell. It may have been written quite a while back but the premise is still the same. Our own president wants to give up our soverign nation to the rest of the world. If we don't wake up soon we all will be wondering what happened.

Anonymous

Sweats & T-shirts should be the school uniforms. i used to wear my Genny Cream Ale t-shirt & holey sweats to SHS & was in 101 classes. I doubt if Plato's Closet sells school uniforn clothes-and STILL no one has answered my question:
All the ghetto high school girls that have babies in the high school nursery-do the babies also have wear SHS uniform colored diapers. If that's the case they'll be in uniforms for the first 18 years of their lives.

Anonymous

Listen burger flippin loser....not finishing school, and not going to college does not mean an individual is uneducated, do you really believe school is the only place on the planet to learn? I am educated enough to homeschool my kids, so they will not be brainwashed as you are. You missed the point completely, I would never look for a job. I retired when I was 28, I mean from "jobs" as you know them. You believe what you do because you cannot think on your own, so attempting to think outside of the box may not be possible.....for you. If your friends in their 30's would teach themselves something and start a business, they would not have to look for a burger job. if they are losers, then that is a choice that they made, that has nothing to do with school. For fun, and since you challenged me I will list a few "jobs" that college is not needed for, but is optional: painting, a musician, an artist, landscaping, a writer, making furniture, or making just about anything, (it works for the Amish), You can own a restaurant, or a hotel, etc. The point you missed was that the schools are not there to educate, despite what everyone thinks. Once again please see johntaylorgatto.com and try to prove me wrong. Also, if you have no mortgage, no utility bills, no car payment, and a very small grocery bill because you grow most of your own food, then you don't need a job.

Anonymous

To: Re Your Joking right post on Aug 17, 2008 12:38 AM:

I believe you are correct in that the state does dictate what is taught in shcools: public & private. I also belive that they dictate what homeschooled kids are to be taught (although I'm not 100% sure on that one).

IMO, that is more Nazi-like than making kids wear uniforms. The difference between that and school uniforms is that the state has been dictating what is taught has been going on for years where as the local school districts (not the state) decide on dress code and uniform policy.

Yes, I have read 1984. It's an erie and scary book and (unfortunately) I see some of that stuff in the book happening today with our own federal governement.

Common Sense

To: A truly unbrainwashed sovereign American

It truly is a shame that with all that you seem to have, you also have an ax to grind. You want us all to believe that since your school experience seemed to have failed miserably for you, then it is likewise for others. That raises a whole new set of questions and thoughts from this writer.
1. Since your family was your primary set of teachers, I would have to wonder what the support of education was like in your home. It is a well-known fact that parents who support the educational system often have students who succeed.
2. Whatever it is in life, you get out exactly what you put into it. You know this well enough as you choose to manage your daily lifestyle choices and reap the benefits. What did YOU put into your education at school?
3. Maybe you needed a "Vicky Slaughter" of your own when you were in school. Many students just become part of "the wall" either by choice or by following the leads of their parents (apples don't fall far from the trees).
No, I am not going to try and prove you wrong. I'm only saying that you are just one opinion as am I. I do admire your decision to "retire", but are you really "retired" if you are homeschooling your children? You talk about Americans being brainwashed, but if you totally subscribe to the referred website in your entry (as you appear to do), you are in the same category; you are just in a different camp.

Anonymous

Nicholas, I remember you once wrote in your blog that the Register never deletes posts, that you have all to agree to delete a post, etc, etc. More than once, my posts have been deleted, like the comment I made here this week. Was anything I wrote inappropriate? Or you simply didn't like my opinion… Isn't the Register for 1st Amendment Rights?! What changed?

Anonymous

We have to wear a uniform at work. During our breaks we joke that one of our bosses is a 'nazi' (because he has the audacity to call us out when we're late, loafing, etc.).I TOTALLY see what you mean. Wearing uniforms is a harbinger of bringing the nazi culture to our society. NO MORE UNIFORMS AT WORK!!! Soon I will be goose stepping to the payroll office!!!

Anonymous

I think the point is that the public school system can't possibly work for everyone, and uniforms seem to be another attempt to make everyone think, look, act, and LEARN the same way. If I'm not mistaken, two of our greatest Americans were home schooled--Abe Lincoln, and Thomas Edison. Of course, they were special to begin with, but the question you have to ask is, how many other special people have gotten lost in the public school systems? We will never know. Schools are great for someone who wants to go on to sell insurance, but they do nothing for the artistic, the inventive, the spiritual. In fact, schools discourage those people. But look around, listen. Do you see art everywhere, in architecture and on TV? Do you hear music constantly? How important is religion to our society? Our schools need to WAKE up and start to nurture our children instead of trying to shape them, and stop trying to force a round peg into a square hole.

Anonymous

To A truly un-brainwashed Sovereign American wrote on Aug 16, 2008 1:23 PM:

You wrote a very good comment. Some of the happiest people are those that really enjoy the work that they do, even if the money is not great. "Compulsory schooling" is kind of education that fits all. A lot of the subjects that were a requirement were a waste of time for me. I do agree that reading, spelling and arithmetic are important to everybody. I don't know what kind of courses are presently being taught but I have always been a critic of schools. They should educate people about the "real world" such as marriage, divorces, credit card debt, yellow journalism, dirty politics and other topics. Why do we have so many divorces? Why aren't marriage or relationship courses taught? Or courses about responsibility?

I have learned much more on my own through books from the library and now from the internet than from school.

A great course to teach in school is about "common sense" which most of the population is lacking in. We don't have enough "individual thinkers" but too many members of the "collective society" who cannot think for themselves. These people don't have a clue about what is really going on. They rely on newspapers and TV to pick who to vote for. They watch too much garbage on TV such as American Idol, wrestling, sports, Jerry Springer and other TV shows. You have a lot of these "collective society" members posting comments on these news blogs. You can tell from their comments that they are not very bright or informed because they cannot think for themselves. They believe everything that the news prints, even the "opinions" of the editor or the comments of people who spread rumors and lies on these news blogs.

Thanks for the link to johntaylorgatto.com

Anonymous

Parents now expect the schools to do the work of raising their children for them, children that they probably didn't really want in the first place. That's why most people like our schools, because the way it is is easy for parents. Home schooling takes effort and commitment. Jobs are easy, too, and working for yourself take effort. But our society is at a crossroads, and I think things are changing for the better.

Anonymous

Watch the movie "Idiocracy." That's where we are headed.

Taxpayer

Maybe you should give the figures to the morons that are running Erie County who think the taxpayers have an inexhaustible supply of money to support all their Levies.

Anonymous

Swear to God I thought that she was a dude.

Anonymous

When you are back in school, do you try to skate from your peers as you have done from various music artists in almost of your blogs?
I can also see that you have become quite the brown noser to your teachers from how you wrote direct lines to them.
Hopefully one or more of your instructors will in fact give you a reality check and explain the real reason the Register let you write your non thinking blogs, and if you are so intrigued in journalism, you must be creative and stop writing about how a song makes you feel, or does my uniform make my bottom look fat.
It's hard to tell you to grow up when you are playing in an adult arena and still have the puppy ways.

Anonymous

Nothing has changed, as you see Nicky boy is a nephew to one of the Register owners. So they let him have his own blog to write his remedial blogs. Hence keeping little Nicky out of the way of the working adults and making himself feel as if he is a contributor.
To sum it all up he is child playing on his computer and trying to be like the real journalists, and deletes what he doesn't agree with.

Anonymous

Hi Michelle. It's me again. I forgot to add that I am a fat middle aged loser who happens to be the Michael Phelps of douchiness.

Anonymous

Why was Milla's first outstanding post deleted?! I have seen this website allow the most vile, crude, obscene comments to remain undeleted, yet when Milla simply stated her opinion about the SR, it is removed. Did the truth hurt your feelings, Mr. White? It is ridiculous that you deleted a posting that was NOT abusive in any way, yet you allow the worst, most heinous ones to fester on here for days. I do not know who Milla is, but when I read her earlier post... that you have now deleted... I certainly agreed with her. I came back here again to read it and was going to express my agreement with it, and it's inexplicably gone. You people at the SR sure like to shove YOUR biased opinions in your readers faces, but when someone writes to state their opinion of the SR, I guess you cannot take it. Mr. White, please don't ask for "our thoughts" if you don't want to read them.

Anonymous

You sure have generated an interesting discussion with this one. I'm glad (and proud) you're excited about returning to SHS and willing to do what it takes to be academically successful. BTW education does matter. You have a SR blog because you stepped up to the plate when others kids were offered a chance to express themselves and chose not to seize the opportunity. You did what you had to do every step of the way. Yes - you are still a "puppy". It's too bad so many of your readers don't understand adolescent development and that your intense feelings and reactions to songs, injustices, etc. are normal and necessary - just like falling when a toddler learns to walk. Passion is sometimes scary to those who have none. As you return to school remember most of the adults there want to help you learn - be receptive - learning is a two way street. And also remember if you happen upon adults who don't care, are not committed, or seem detached you can learn a lot how not to be. Surround yourself with people who encourage you to be the best you can be while maintaining your spirit.

Anonymous

Are many Americans inclusive of numerous Ohioans spoiled rotten whiney children?

Personally last week, I noticed that the Huron Co. Fair and the river festivals in Vermillion and Lorain appeared to be very well attended. I attended the Fair and drove by the festivals.

Nationally to date, the new Batman movie has taken in almost a half billion dollars.

I thought that Bush had ruined the economy and people had no jobs or money?

What time does the Water St. soup queue and the Market St. bread line open?

mimi

Michelle: I'm so happy that you are excited about returning to school. You certainly have had a change of heart, especially toward some influential people in your life. I believe that you will succeed at whatever you choose to do in life. Don't be a stranger at Campbell!

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