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

I have not been a huge fan of your writing so far, until now. I like what you wrote, you didn't use worn out cliches, you had an opinion and didn't relate it to a song, and you supported your opinion well. Keep writing like this!

Anonymous

Ten 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

Ten 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)..........

Sam

Lets talk about Westerholdgate and his bias, and using the Register as his personal forum for his slanted views. Bye, bye Kimmie & Mattie!

Anonymous

Go make yourself useful and answer Ferrell's questions for him.

Anonymous

Schools appeal any decision by the Auditor to the Board of Tax Appeals that doesn't put the value to the sale price. You have no idea what you are talking about.

Anonymous

Let's not count your chickens before they are hatched. After this judgement comes down it will be HELLO Kim. She is not going to take anything but her reinstatement. She is not going to settle out of court unless this is part of the deal, as it should. It is not the SR or Matt who has slanted views on this it is the hateful anti Nuesse people who really do not know what has really happened. When all the depositions are in then you will know the real story and how they set her up to fail. It will be bye, bye, Sams and Frost to name a few.

Anonymous

You all keep saying she will win. And she continues to lose. She will not be back.

Anonymous

Who gave Erie County and their crook attorney friends from Lorain County the right to transfer ownership of the property belonging to an elderly, incompetent resident of the Erie County Care Facility? The OWNER sure as HE$$ never gave them the right! Answer that one, Spokesperson....

Anonymous

Just like your mammy, laying on her back making a quarter a whack.

Anonymous

RE: ECCF
What bank handles the Care Facility's accounts? Is it Key Bank?

Anonymous

SMOOCHY must go !

Tom

Does your wife work in the auditor's office. Just curious....

Tom

You have 77 Comments on here and you haven't even answered to one. Is there a problem?

Anonymous

There will never be any change in Sandusky because nobody has the b*lls to step up to the plate and try to change anything. They would rather just sit behind the computers and whine like the bunch of babies that they are. I know that there would be quite a lot of work involved to make some changes, that is why you b*lless people won't do it.The city commissioners should be ashamed of themselves. Great job Matt and I hope Kim wins her appeal too

Anonymous

Ferrell's blog is useless and the Register should take it down. You think if he couldn't type, he would get someone to type for him as he dictates. This is what happens after being seated much too long as a commissioner.

Anonymous

You say there's quite a lot work involved to make changes. So tell us how? I'm willing. I agree Matt's doing a great job and I hope Kim wins her appeal, too.

Morgan Addingto...

To:wandering around my house
PLEASE pick out my spelling and grammer mistakes because i must have rolled over them. And your talking about my mistakes look at yours. That first part, "who going to correct" that makes NO sense whatsoever.

curious

Just out of curiosity---does Cuyahoga County ever use hired gun attorneys from Erie County for anything? Does Lorain County ever use retired Erie County Common Pleas Court judges?

Anonymous

For the Police Chief to pay for one of her employees DUI school and pay her employee 3 days pay while she is at DUI school "WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS" I am glad that Kline fired her. If he hadn't then when Susana got her DUI we would have had to pay her for the same thing. Nuesse set a precedent when she allowed that to happen. I have heard all these people Bi*ch, saying Kline approved it. THINK AGAIN PEOPLE! Nuesse was the top dog in charge and she says who gets what time off in her dept. NOT KLINE That is why the city employs adminisrators such as the Police Chief. Kline can not possibly be in charge of granting time off for all 500-600 employees for the city. He would never have time to get anything else done. If you bother reading the Murman report you will see the supporting documentation in the form of a memo to Kline from Nuesse telling Kline that she approved this action. You will also see that the request for the 3 days pay was not signed by Kline until after the DUI employee was already back to work from her DUI school. That is how big companies and government works. That is why they employ department heads, to take care of that stuff. TOO BAD Kline trusted Nuesse's word when she claimed that this time off was required by the city. I know that the majority of the commissioners DID NOT agree that that 3 days with pay for DUI school was required by city charter or any other rule. That is why they voted to retain the Murman report. Do you think that city tax dollars are well spent when Nuesse takes the area ministers to breakfast (the cheapest meal of the day) to the tune of $280+ dollars. Yes! We paid for that too!! No wonder the Ministers are behind her. Do you think she is buying breakfast on her own dime now?? NOT.............. I could go on but I won't. One last thing, Nuesse and K-RON want all of us to Sh*t can the Murman report, BUT... K-RON refers to the same report over and over again in his rebuttle to the city's attorneys. K-RON uses testimony from the same report as if it is true because it defends Nuesse. Now if the report is bogus......... why does K-RON use certain testimonies to her defense?? Makes you wanna say HHHMMM...

Anonymous

Matt...you have the questions.
You know who to ask.
You have their numbers.
You know how to contact them.
KEEP DOING IT MORE OFTEN!

Anonymous

Eleven 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

Eleven 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

Work on you upcoming school work and get back to reality. You are not a writer, you are just simple.

Anonymous

You are such a cry baby. You never stop crying. Was it that good?

Anonymous

I would rather see my tax dollars go for a $280.00 breakfast for ministers than I would $150,000.00 of tax dollars going to SCUMBAG Cuyahoga County ATTORNEYS and a retired Lorain County JUDGE.

Anonymous

You all hate everyone. What a city. Perkins, Huron, Erie County and anyone else, stay away from Sandusky. The city of hate.

Anonymous

made it useless by your constant harp harp harping!!! Hope you aren't married.

Anonymous

Julie, Let it go!

Anonymous

Who is Julie..........?

Anonymous

Fandy fuckin_sucks, so do you.

Anonymous

These posts are always shot down when they don't agree with Westerhold. If you quote facts you get slammed. Heaven forbid the SR get the facts and then actually print the facts. No wonder alot of people canceled the SR.
People want both sides reported equally and then they can make up their own minds about the issues.
The SR is so one sided in everything they report. Why don't you guys ever report any of the positive things that are going on in the city? Last weekend we had a wonderful Block Party on Hancock St. and not one reporter was on hand to report on it. Yes they were called and they were aware of the event. BUT as soon as the lady who organized the event had a problem with something that happened at the block party your SR reporter wanted an interview. Your paper thrives on gossip and half truths and that is not helpful to our community at all.

Anonymous

I personally am getting SICK AND TIRED of seeing my tax dollars going to these Cuyahoga attorneys and retired Lorain County Judges! What is the matter with ERIE COUNTY attorneys? At least they would have to pay back INTO Erie County the taxes on my WASTED tax dollars! What's with you unethical attorneys here in Erie County anyway with your CONFLICT OF INTEREST BULL? You took an OATH to do a job so get off your lazy behinds and DO IT! Any other profession you would have been FIRED by now. By the sounds of it the only jobs you DO take in this County are the jobs that are FURTHER ROBBING THE TAXPAYERS!

Anonymous

THE ICSMAN RULES!!

Anonymous

can't change state laws any way. An honest answer Mr. Printy. In a county this size commissioners job will be a full time job any way.

Anonymous

is that they are all by you. And people get tired of hearing your harp harp harping. Go try to get the used car salesman elected or the retired teacher will you??

Anonymous

need to harp, harp, harp at a candidate to get answers to questions, then that candidate does not deserve the office.

Tom & Pat could have chosen to answer questions right away (just like Printy and Hayberger are doing). But no. Tom & Pat chose from the very beginning not to answer questions. Tom & Pat can also chose to start answsering the questions anytime now. They chose to totally ignore us.

Therefore, I hope the voters will totally ignore them on November 4.

"Who to Vote for" is doing nothing wrong. They are simply pointing out how many days have gone by with no response from these 2 clowns. Is Tommy-Boy embarassed by this? He should be. He can also fix it by answering the voters questions....if he chooses to.

Anonymous

BYE-BYE TOMMY-BOY! Your days in office are numbered! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Anonymous

GTA4 isn't innocent like the games I grew up with like Joust, Pac-Man, Tempest & Tron. Children should be monitored from today's internet, movies and video game adult content & smut. It may cut down on soulless activity by thugs & punks.

Anonymous

What? Iscman is your boss? So what's your job?

Anonymous

Who in the hell is SMOOCHY?????

Anonymous

RE: ERIE COUNTY CARE FACILITY
How many properties of the elderly, incompetent residents of the ECCF are involved in fraudulent transfers in COMPARISON to the properties of residents in private institutions? How many attorneys and financial institutions are involved in fraud and financial abuse against the elderly at the ECCF in COMPARISON to the elderly in private institutions? How many attorneys and financial institutions are involved in the assistance of MEDICAID FRAUD at the ECCF compared to private institutions?

Anonymous

RE: ERIE COUNTY CARE FACILITY
In your opinion how many properties in Erie County belonging to incompetent residents of the ECCF do you estimate have been involved in fraudulent transfers? As a result of these illegal transfers, how many residents of Erie County do you estimate have been defrauded out of their given rights, both knowingly and unknowingly? How many of these properties do you estimate have been sold at a substantial discount at Sheriff's Sales because of these fraudulent transfers? Thank you.

Anonymous

Twelve 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)..........

TO: You post on Aug 31, 2008 12:00 PM:

AND

TO: The problem post on Aug 31, 2008 4:51 PM:

If you don't like my harping, then get Tommy-Boy to answer voters questions. You mean to tell me because I'm on here harping because he's not being a responsibile commissioner (or candidate for that matter), Tommy-Boy isn't going to answer ANY of the voter's questions! ? ! ? !

How childish! All the more reason not to vote him in again. We need responsible and mature people as county commissioners. Not whining little cry babies because they get backed into a corner because of their own lack of responsibility!

Yes, at this point I think it would be better to vote in the used car salesman or the retired teacher rather than Tommy-Boy and Pat (and this is coming from a life long registered democrate). At least they respond to the voters / tax payers questions.

Anonymous

Twelve 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)..........

By the way, while talking with some folks over the weekend, I heard that Mr. Shenigo and his company have quite a few law suties against him. Does anyone know how true this is? Does anyone have any proof of this?

Anonymous

keep up the good work, matt. i really look forward to reading the register now that there is some controversy that takes place. all the people that say to cancel their subscription must still be taking the paper so they can write nasty remarks.

Anonymous

More and more people are canceling the SR. They are tired of the biased reporting. And I have talked with SR employees who admit things are not good in the SR office. Keep canceling and hit them where it hurts, the wallet!

Anonymous

why do we have to include our name and email? sometimes people are afraid to ask legitimate questions or comment because it could come back to hurt them somewhere down the road with a payback from someone that will hold a grudge against that person. i know from personal experience to just keep your mouth shut, or pay a hefty price for expressing your opinion.
i'd like to know if these people from Cuyahoga County are in on all that corruption from all those elected officials you read about so much in the Morning Journal? Also, why did Don Icsman's step-daughter, Nichole Earnst, just get probation for all the nasty crap she has done and tried to do? Same reason all the "cookie cops" got a slap on the wrist for stealing from Girl Scouts of America! Don Icsman, that's why!

J

Kudo's on yet another blog well done! Keep it up!

Anonymous

Ferrell isn't the ONLY ONE in Erie County that uses this stonewalling tactic....they ALL do. I've had LEGITIMATE COMPLAINTS of CONCEALMENT OF ASSETS & FRAUD, including an illegal transfer of property, filed in the Erie County Probate Court now for OVER A YEAR and they STILL haven't scheduled a Hearing. Every time I call I get the SAME STORY----it's on the Judge's desk...........I believe they use this STONEWALLING TACTIC to make people angry....its part of the unlawful game this County likes to play.

Anonymous

craig stahl is a monkey butt

Anonymous

Wow! A $280.00 dollar breakfast for ministers meant that Kim Nuesse was ROBBING THE TAXPAYERS BLIND but Cuyahoga County attorneys and a retired Lorain County judge get $150,000.00 of the taxpayers money and THAT, according to the good 'ole boys, is MONEY WELL SPENT!!!!! Where's your common sense, boys-------do you have any?

Anonymous

You do not have to use your name and e-mail.

Anonymous

Re: regarding the pay for county commissioners. As much as I would like to work for free that would not be practical for me. Being a county commissioner is a full time job. I am running for office because I believe in Erie County and want to what is best for the citizens of our county. As I said, it would not be practical for me and my family.

Taxpayer

More than half of the attorneys in Erie County are part of the GOB network and the ones that AREN'T are afraid of them. Even more pathetic----it's not just attorneys from Erie County that are part of this dirty network----so are Cuyahoga and Lorain County attorneys. The taxpayers in Erie County don't stand a chance.

Anonymous

craig stahl smells like a turd

Anonymous

Realtors are scum.

Anonymous

Why did you take the cat story off of the blogs? 350 Comments and you took it down? It is more interesting than this crap. Why is this all you ever want to write about? This is my last hit here for you Westerhold, I just wanted to tell you that people want the story back up about the punk killing cats....not that it matters to you though.

Anonymous

Re:2nd Register question.
My number one priority will be a focus on economic development. The Erie County Strategic Action Plan, as proposed by AngelouEconomics, and presented to Erie County Economic Development Corporation, provides clear cut strategies and guidelines. The plan is set. Now is the time for action.

I will work with ECEDC to encourage a sense of teamwork with all regional partners. Collaboration is a key element of the Action Plan. I will continue conversations with ECEDC to keep abreast of the progress of the strategies and guidelines as proposed in the plan. For example, retention and expansion of industries is one such strategy discussed. Erie County needs to keep what we already have. I will need to know from our county businesses what I can do to ensure that they continue in Erie County. The Strategic Action Plan is quite comprehensive. I strongly suggest all citizens read the plan.

ECEDC will need to be accountable, thus, it will be my duty to help, ask questions, and to provide feedback. The Strategic Action Plan, I firmly believe, will provide Erie County a path to recovery and it will be my responsibility to see it being implemented.

Anonymous

You say your work ethics will benefit the people of Erie County------yet you haven't answered even ONE question. So much for your ethics....I won't be voting for you.

Anonymous

I believe by not making any attempt to answer even ONE of the questions in this blog you have shown yourself to be an unethical and immoral person. Thanks for nothing.

mike

Is the proposed nursing home levy REALLY about the care and well being of the residents of this home or is more about the County employees health benefits and retirement funds? Thank you.

Anonymous

To Hey Booger wrote on Sept.1, 2008 7:42PM:
I only KNOW and KNOW OF two realtors: an in-law went back to school and became an Erie County realtor a few years ago and an Erie County realtor bought the property that I was one of three beneficiaries on that was sold at a Sheriff Sale because of DEFECTS in the title.
Considering how you have called realtors SCUM in two blogs you obviously have had a bad expierience. Would you care to elaborate on this? I'm really curious to know why you say this. (SERIOUSLY)

Anonymous

(Sorry) CORRECTION: experience

Anonymous

SMOOCHY is Craig "I Love You" Stall. Still don't know him? Just watch Barney on tv, Craig is the guy in the purple costume.

Anonymous

Thirteen 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)..........

Dear Mr. Ferrell post on Sep 1, 2008 10:36 PM says it sooo well, "I believe by not making any attempt to answer even ONE of the questions in this blog you have shown yourself to be an unethical and immoral person.

Anonymous

Thirteen 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)..........

A poster on Tom's blog page (Dear Mr. Ferrell post on Sep 1, 2008 10:36 PM) says it sooo well, "I believe by not making any attempt to answer even ONE of the questions in this blog you have shown yourself to be an unethical and immoral person.

Anonymous

$50,000.00 has already been spent on the Nuessegate debacle and the current appeals process is likely to cost another $100,000.00 with the lion's share of the take going to hired gun Cuyahoga County attorneys and a retired Lorain County judge......One thing for certain----CUYAHOGA COUNTY AND LORAIN COUNTY GOTTA LOVE US ERIE COUNTY TAXPAYERS.

Anonymous

I had some Cleveland attorney order a title search on my behalf (and without my knowledge) on property that I inherited and he wasn't even my attorney. Prior to a hearing that I was never notified of (on how the property should be sold) this attorney filed a Motion with the Erie County Common Pleas Court WITHDRAWING AS MY COUNSEL. (What? An attorney withdraws as counsel for a non-client that never RETAINED him as an attorney to begin with?) Yet after the Sheriff's Sale of the property this attorney then files an Oral Motion ON MY BEHALF with the Court requesting his attorney fees be taken out of the proceeds from the Sheriff's Sale for the incorrect (fraud) Preliminary Judicial Report that he filed and he gets it! He then files another Oral Motion on my behalf requesting ALL OF HIS ATTORNEY FEES be taken out of the proceeds of the Sale. That one was DENIED-------and I'm still waiting for this Cuyahoga County CROOK to send me his bill.

Anonymous

The stench of the backroom deals made in Sandusky is getting stronger every day.

Anonymous

Michelle write about what she thinks about possibly having a woman as a possible Vice Presidential candidate....We all know she won't but wouldn't it be nice? If she actually voices her opinion on something that matters to quite a few.

Anonymous

I really didn't think that you would answer any of my questions. After all, nobody else in this County does either, not even the Court, so it really wasn't fair on my part to ask them of you. What I was really trying to do was get your opinion on the ethics and morals of these public officials and others here in Erie County. But thanks anyway. You at least answered ONE of my questions and questions from others. That's more than Ferrell and Shenigo did.

Anonymous

raises for everyone!!!! make sure that d. icsman gets the most money...he's the best farmer of legal services the city of sandusky has ever had.

Anonymous

I feel it is true, passing the Levy is the best situation for employees at the care facility to keep stable mployment.

But also, passing the levy can be seen as recognition that the employees are doing a good job. Further, in making a decision on how to vote, we must keep in mind what the county is doing for the residents.

To me, the levy is all about the voters having a choice and a voice. We certainly learn, that being well informed on these kind of issues requires a lot of work.

I will work very hard to get the best result from any decision the voters make.

Anonymous

The SR and Mattie aren't accountable to anyone. He's doing a bang up job isn't he Mr. Phares. The prolonged agony of this Nuessegate will live with Mattie for the rest of his life, when she is gone forever. I look forward to someone holding the SR staff ethically accountable some day, as their bias reporting is an injustice to all.....

citizen

I think its way past time to get somebody into this county to put a stop to all this illegal bullsh## that's going on.

Anonymous

Go get them, Matt. Open up Nuessegate like Bernstein and Woodward opened up Watergate. Make these crooks sweat.
Make all of the crooked lawyers sweat!
All hail to Matt!

Anonymous

Hold Mattie accountable, cancel the SR subscription now!

Anonymous

Fourteen 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)..........

Since we are starting a new blog entry, I don't want you to forget the TWENTY FIVE (25) questions that went unanswered by voters in your previous blog.

Here they are, once again:

From: Who to vote for wrote on Aug 20, 2008 2:17 PM:
1) Please elaborate on what is your vision for Erie County.

2) If re-elected as a county commissioner, what do you hope to accomplish while serving the people of Erie County? "

From: Mr. Ferrell wrote on Aug 24, 2008 9:40 PM:
3) What is the time frame vision for the creation of these thousands of high paying Tech jobs? What are your views on the Nursing Home issue?

From: TOM wrote on Aug 25, 2008 12:01 AM:
4) If you are not going to answer any of the questions that have been asked at least have the decency to explain why.

From: Tom wrote on Aug 25, 2008 12:02 PM:
5) There are questions here that are NOT nasty or offensive. So why aren't they being answered? I think its way past time for you commissioners and a LOT of people in Erie County to be ACCOUNTABLE to the people that ELECT YOU.

From: Mr. Ferrell wrote on Aug 25, 2008 3:11 PM:
6) Who are the investors in the Marina District project? Thank you.

From: Dear Mr. Ferrell wrote on Aug 25, 2008 10:52 PM:
7) 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.

From: Mr. Ferrell wrote on Aug 26, 2008 12:18 AM:
8) Did you pay a visit to the Erie County Care Facility with Mr. Hayberger and Mr. Printy?

From: TOM wrote on Aug 27, 2008 11:35 AM:
9) In relation to the ECCF. It's important to make sure that the elderly residents of the ECCF are receiving excellent day to day care but what about financial abuse of the elderly and incompetent at this facility?
10) Do you feel this is an important issue?
11) What about attorneys and financial instituions assisting in Mecicaid fraud?
12) Do you consider this to be an important issue? "
From: reader wrote on Aug 27, 2008 6:03 PM:
"13) Mr. Ferrell,

I read your comment in the Register about how upset you are about comments made regarding the $ 100,000 study on combining dispatch.

Can you explain why the outside study was needed? The city and township conducted a study with citizen volunteers and participation by safety services department members. I assume this was accomplished at little cost to the taxpayers.

From: TOM wrote on Aug 27, 2008 11:35 AM:
" 14) In relation to the ECCF. It's important to make sure that the elderly residents of the ECCF are receiving excellent day to day care but what about financial abuse of the elderly and incompetent at this facility?
15) Do you feel this is an important issue?
16) What about attorneys and financial instituions assisting in Mecicaid fraud?
17) Do you consider this to be an important issue? "

From: reader wrote on Aug 27, 2008 6:03 PM:
18) I read your comment in the Register about how upset you are about comments made regarding the $ 100,000 study on combining dispatch.

Can you explain why the outside study was needed? The city and township conducted a study with citizen volunteers and participation by safety services department members. I assume this was accomplished at little cost to the taxpayers.

From: Mr. Ferrell wrote on Aug 28, 2008 3:55 PM:
19) " Who the heck is setting the appraisals for property here in Erie County and why are there ATTORNEYS for the SCHOOLS at the hearings whenever somebody files a complaint on these outrageous appraisals that Erie County is coming up with? "

From: DEAR MR. FERRELL wrote on Aug 29, 2008 3:36 AM:
RE: ECCF
20) Considering that Ohio Medicaid does not require the property of a ECCF resident to be transferred over to the spouse for Medicaid eligibility, this obviously is an Erie County law. Could you please state the number of this law and the person or persons in Erie County who signed this law into effect?
21) Also, what is the name of the financial institution that the ECCF uses to deposit all monies, such as Medicaid and Medicare payments, that are paid to the facility?"

From: Tom says he has been wrote on Aug 29, 2008 10:43 PM:
22) "very busy on economic development opportunities in our community"....specifically what part did you play in this Mr. Ferrell? Name the companies you had any "direct" hand in over the past 20 years.

From: MR. FERRELL wrote on Sep 1, 2008 3:54 AM:
23) " RE: ERIE COUNTY CARE FACILITY
How many properties of the elderly, incompetent residents of the ECCF are involved in fraudulent transfers in COMPARISON to the properties of residents in private institutions?
24) How many attorneys and financial institutions are involved in fraud and financial abuse against the elderly at the ECCF in COMPARISON to the elderly in private institutions?
25) How many attorneys and financial institutions are involved in the assistance of MEDICAID FRAUD at the ECCF compared to private institutions? "

There, that's all the questions asked by voters since Sept. 1. Every day the list just keeps getting LONGER and LONGER.

Nice way to screw the voters Tommy-Boy. We'll return the favor to you on November 4! ! ! !

Anonymous

Many taxpayers are concerned with the amount time spent by our commissioners actually working, would you be willing to keep a log of your hours worked and have regular and consistant office hours? We want accountability.

Please elaborate:

Anonymous

Since you refuse to answer any questions, is there any way to speak to you directly? You agreed to participate in this forum then refuse to answer any valid questions. You are making this choice so very easy for me by your refusal to communicate! Thanks!
Please list contact information.

Anonymous

This new version of the SR gets me a little depressed. I have lived in Erie County all my life and the SR was always very well respected. Now it is nothing more than a "Gossip Tabloid" with an Editor that has no idea how to report news people really want to read. Over the past month, we have had several incidents in the city that have BARELY been reported by the SR. A man slams into a brick wall on his motorcycle.....and loses his life. SR never came out. Large fights downtown, nothing is reported in the SR. A major incident on Sunday night on McDonough Street and not one thing has been reported in the SR (was in the Lorain Journal though). BUT there is a Madden Tournament in town and Nuesse's CIRCUS is coming back to town so soon we will all have to endure that torture again. What has happened to this paper?? Is it ALL because of Matt Westerhold?? I doubt it.. I mean he is only one all be it pathetic person. So there has to be more. I think maybe we should leave the Keller Building and knock down the Sandusky Register Building, instead....it'll be vacant soon once the SR goes out of business from all the subscribers that Westerhold has cost them....

Anonymous

It's pretty sad to see someone having that big of a crush on Matt Westerhold....do you have posters of him up in your room? I wouldnt get your hopes up though...his heart belongs to Kimmie.....well I mean so he thinks...

Anonymous

I think we should leave the Keller building and knock down the Erie County Courthouse. They have no RESPECT for the law and they don't FOLLOW the law so what good are they?

Anonymous

For somebody that complains so about the SR you sure are on these blogs enough.........

Anonymous

I love this blog and couldnt say it any better. Rock on game industry keep em coming

Anonymous

I still have the 89 questions on the other blog. Why is there a new one?

Anonymous

This is a new heading. The other blog is directly underneath it.

Anonymous

I personally think that you and Mr. Shenigo enjoy making fools out of people. Neither one of you answered any questions in the first blog so its highly doubtful that any will be answered in this one either. I find your arrogance repulsive.

Anonymous

What exactly are these new high paying technical jobs that are going to be created and what kind of degree will they require? Is this in the very near future or is this 10 years down the road? You say you want to work with local business and new business to create jobs yet why wasn't there any attempt made to try and keep the jobs that were already here? Exactly what kind of jobs are you referring to that you want to create? More waterparks and more low-paying jobs certainly is not going to solve the serious problems that are facing this community.

Anonymous

Regarding the ECCF:
What's the NAME of the ECCF's financial institution that handles all of the Care Facility's deposits? (Self-pay, Social Security checks, Medicare and Medicaid payments) Thank you.

The Truth

too many cops post here. I know of a fireman who works for an unconvicted felon until his case comes up, then he should be a convicted felon. a Sandusky fireman. the whole town is crooked

insider

I agree Nuesse will be gone for good soon. Millions of dollars richer though.

Anonymous

Anyone know Mr. Ferrell's phone number? Perhaps if all of us called him, then we would get the answers to our questions! ! ! !

Anonymous

Anybody that would vote for you and Shenigo would only be the voters with the same morals as the two of you.

Anonymous

Don't make me laugh. Millions of dollars? No way!

Anonymous

Here's an idea Einstein....next time you are in trouble....call a crackhead. I also would beg to differ, it isnt that too many cops post here....it is too many people like you who do nothing but degrade the men and women you call when someone threatens you, God knows you cant handle anything yourself...

Anonymous

....Tom Ferrell's phone number is 419-626-3663.

Anonymous

Fifteen 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). They continue to stick it to us, the tax payers.

Anonymous

What happened?

Anonymous

What is hunky dory? I know what hunky soup is though. Isn't the word hunky rather racist? It is a slur to Hungarians, don't you know. Or maybe not.

Anonymous

Hunky is another word for living in bliss, and a dory is a small sailboat. And once upon a time, a man was relaxing on his dory in a pond, and was in true bliss. Thus the phrase "Hunky Dory" was initiated. Now how bout that!!

Anonymous

In reference to the person that is WHINING that Kim Nuesse sent an employee to DUI school at the taxpayers expense....
Considering how the public officials in this County don't know that fraudulent transfers of property are going to cause DEFECTS IN THE TITLE----maybe Erie County should send these Erie County public officials back to school to take a refresher course on the OHIO LAWS. They might even set them up with some classes on the LAW & ETHICS.

Anonymous

Thank you for that answer. I grew up saying hunky dory, and eating hunky soup,(goulash)but never thought to question there certain sayings come from. But I still don't think that is where it comes from. Sounds good though.

Anonymous

it doesn't really matter. what i mean is, they inforce this "uniform code" so the kids will all look nice, but, in typical wanna-be thug-life fashion, these kids STILL find a way to "rebel" . how??? look at them when they are walking to and from school. shirts not tucked in, making those nice clothes not even matter at all, because with their shirts not tucked in and hanging down to their knees, they just look like ghetto scum, (which is EXACTLY what they want), so, why inforce a dress code if they're all just gonna look like bums anyway? have a great school year in hillbilly-ni**er thug town.

insider

How old is she? how many years does she have to work till age 65 times her current salary times 3% compounded per year, PLUS Sandusky would not have been her last stop, she would possibly moved on to a bigger city, times total above by 5%. Add in punitive damage, add in loss of wages, add in pain and suffering of her husband, add in ALL legal fees....yes, I do believe millions is correct.

Anonymous

As a caregiver to aging and often confused parents, I actually found myself using this phrase to my legally blind father recently, after he repetitively wanted to know why I didn't think he should be driving any more.

I'm happy to report that we both were able to get a laugh out of that.

Anonymous

Right on! Parents need to step up on their responsibilities and stop blaming everyone else.

Anonymous

Just like the add goes, "Can't stop thinking about her!"
Oh BOO HOO!!! My beloved Kimmy is no longer in the headlines! Can't something be done to avert this travesty of justice? Lets all cry together now... BRING BACK KIMMIE!!!!

Signed Matt W.

Anonymous

From reading all this garbage, I think there is probably something to this (looks like a media blitz to me!!! During wartime they call this type of writing 'propaganda') . I mean, if I were an individual reading these blogs and was not familiar with anyone or anything, I believe I would stay as far away from this place as possible, and I sure wouldn't subscribe to a newspaper (and I use that term lightly) that traffics in nothing but gossip, as exemplified in this article. When you get used to being fed slop, I guess just like any other hog, you wouldn't even notice a steak dinner if it were in front of your nose.

Anonymous

You must have liked it or you wouldn't have read it.

Anonymous

Nooooo.... I just happened to notice the stench.

Anonymous

And you rolled in it like a dog.

Anonymous

Sixteen days (over 2 weeks) 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).

They continue to stick it to us, the tax payers. With them not answering voters questions, they are basically saying, "Pi$$ on the tax payers. I don't owe them sh*^."

Tommy & Patty have forgotten that OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WORK FOR US AND ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO US! ! ! If they don’t understand that, then they should not get elected, and if they are already in office, then they should be voted out. I WANT ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT LISTEN TO WHAT WE, THE TAX PAYERS WANT, NOT WHAT THEY THINK IS BEST FOR US. What do you think we are, children that can't think for ourselves? GET OVER YOUR STINKIN’ EGOS AND GET TO WORK YOU LAZY *&^! ! ! ! ! !

If you can’t do that, then don’t run for office! ! ! Why bother? "

Anonymous

...calling the phone number posted below 3 different times and no one was home.

Does anyone know Mr. Ferrell's cell phone number or another number where he can be reached?

the man

come on ferrell. man it up and answer the questions. why u not answerin the questions dude? u lookin bad in these blogs bro. i was going to vote for u but now i haven secnd thoughts. u makin us democrats look bad. u gotta come through for us dude. we are countin on u.

Anonymous

why cannot we have mandatory DRUG TESTING on these limo and taxi cab drivers we do background checks on them i tell you what i would rather hire a reabiliated criminal than someone who just got done getting high!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey MR CRUZZ DO YOU THINK YOUR DRIVERS CAN PASS THE TEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE SAY THEY CAN CAN YOUR SON? well he probally can now since he is incarated right now for drug problems correct?

Anonymous

Marina District could open condominiums in spring
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 2:31 AM EDT
By RICHARD PAYERCHIN
rpayerchin@MorningJournal.com
SANDUSKY — After months of discussion, the construction at the Marina District could get a quick start with new condominiums scheduled to open as early as this coming spring.

The Commodore Condominiums is taking reservations for the 112 units planned to be built on the site of the Sandusky Bay Pavilion.

“This type of upscale, mid-rise living space is unprecedented along the Lake Erie shoreline,” said John Eymann, manager of Sandusky Marina District Development LLC and of Alternative Development, the company that is promoting the project. “Our goal is to create a first-class, resort-style experience with breathtaking bird’s eye views of the water while offering year-round enjoyment of the marina.”

The 112 units will range from one bedroom to penthouse suites with lofts. Also planned are a private parking deck, a rooftop pool, a fitness facility and a garden-style terrace overlooking Battery Park Marina, Sandusky Bay and Cedar Point.
Sandusky City Commission will give a second reading of the development agreement to create the new Marina District on Sept. 22.

The Commodore Condominiums is the first phase of the Marina District development, which will encompass a series of public and private improvements along the Sandusky shoreline. The project is set to include two additional residential developments, a hotel property and 25,000 square feet of commercial space for retail and restaurant establishments.
http://www.morningjournal.com/ar...

Anonymous

Michelle, how old are you? My guess is that you must be pretty young and clueless in order to take the intentions of a poll so entirely out of context. The amazing thing is that you said it yourself: the question the poll was designed to answer was "What are you most concerned about your 17-year-old child being exposed to at a friend's house?" In other words, what objectionable material are you concerned about your child having access to? I am a 32-year-old parent of 3 and I know personally several other parents who wouldn't dream of giving their kids alcohol or letting them view adult videos, but buy games like GTA4 for their kids because they somehow view them as innocent fun. What this translates to is that there is a much better chance of my child getting to play Grand Theft at a friend's house than getting to drink a Budweiser.

I see the parents' concern as awfully sensible. But somehow you interpreted this poll as "What do you blame most for your 17-year-old child's misbehavior?"

Ignorant.

You make a valid point that parents need to be responsible in this matter, but you are directing you complaint at the wrong contingency. Likely, most of the parents who answered the poll ARE responsible!

Here's an idea: try growing up and getting educated before thinking yourself qualified to write commentaries on one of the world's greatest attainable responsibilities: parenthood.

Anonymous

It is impossible for this project to be ready in the spring. The "developer" hasn't even filed a set of blueprints with the building department for approval, hasn't done an archeological assessment for Indian Burial grounds, does not have a release from ODNR of the restrictions on the land because of the grant agreement that was made when Surf's Up was built, and hasn't had a hearing about what would be an acceptable replacement for waterfront access that would be required to get a release of the restrictions. The required notice of thirty days to hold the hearing also has not been advertised yet.

Anonymous

FYI: The AFL-CIO North Central Labor Council endorsed Mike Printy . AFL-CIO SOLIDARITY

Anonymous

There have been a lot of taxpayer complaints over the salaries and in particular the RAISES that the Erie County Common Pleas Court judges are giving to their staff employees. Can you give at least one good reason in support as to why these raises are justified?

Taxpayer

I really do not care about what the AFO-CIO endorses. So far they have done very little to help businesses prosper. This mindset of, "If you do not do it our way, we will close you" is definitely NOT working. If I followed everything the union tells me, the nation would be in the same position. I will vote the way I want, not what a bunch of slow losing idiots want. I can still make my own decisions and so far the AFL-CIO has not performed very well at all in helping keep my job secure.

Anonymous

To Mr. Ferrell post on Sep 5, 2008 10:34 AM:

I hate to discourage you my fellow voter & tax payer, but Tommy - Boy has over 30 excellent questions in over 2 weeks (16 days to be exact) from voters like you & I that he has yet to answer. I just don't want you to get your hopes up, because he just refuses to ANSWER VOTERS QUESTIONS. HE WOULD RATHER JUST STICK IT TO US VOTERS BECAUSE HE DOESN'T THINK HE IS ACCOUNTABLE TO US. AM I RIGHT TOMMY-BOY?

I went into this election year not really knowing who I would vote for when it came to the county commission race; although, I have to be honest, myself being a democrat, I was leaning towards Tommy & Patty. But after these last 2 weeks with these 2 clowns thinking they are WAY TOO ABOVE US to have to answer our questions (which is a real slap in the face to us voters).....well, my decision is made up and I will NOT be voting for Tommy or Patty.

Wow, my blood pressure just rose dramatically....I better go take some more of my BP meds before I blow a gasket........

Anonymous

In response to you DO YOU THINK ITS RIGHT! Hey stupid it was a open beer not a DUI! No way you want to complain, you don't have any idea what your talking about!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

YESTERYEARS is closing. This is their last day.

No way

Yesteryears is closing?! Wonder if my friend, who works there, knows she's out of a job? There has been no mention of it!

Anonymous

SURPRISE!

Anonymous

I heard your mom slurring & catterwalling out songs at kareoke at Vicki's again the other day all hammered. Apparently alcoholism runs in the family so if I were you I wouldn't touch it my little chickidee. Take off the dark glasses & introduce mom to an oxygen bar.

Anonymous

what's wrong is the kids still try ahd look all "ghetto" and "thug-life" by not tucking their pants in!! when they all walk around with their pants hanging down to their knees, looking like ghetto scum trash, what's the point of even enforcing a dress code???

Anonymous

before you erase this blog, don't get all pi**y and mad, just think for a minute about what i said; if they are going to enforce a dress code, they should also make it madatory that shirts are to be tucked in. it's like working at a restaurant and they tell the women "you gotta wear a hair net" and they do, but they have their bangs hanging out of the netting!!

Anonymous

i meant that their SHIRTS should be tucked in their PANTS. but the kids think they're being "slick" or "getting one over" on the school system by walking around with their shirts untucked, hangin' down to their knees trying to look all "ghetto". they want ghetto? let's drop them all off in downtown cleveland or detroit. we'll see how "hardcore" and "ghetto thug-life" these little punks will be then.

Anonymous

mechelle, my belle, can you put a different pic up of you? i--WE- would like to see your whole face!! covering up your eyes and sticking your fingers in front of your face is something that KISS did in the 70's when they'd be seen in public without their make-up on ! not bashing you, just how about a photo where we can all see your face??

Anonymous

Who are the infamous silent partners in the Marina District?

Anonymous

You DOG You!

Anonymous

It's long past time for the government to take over and control every facet of American life and give everything to everyone for free.

Anonymous

Seventeen days (over 2 weeks) 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).

They continue to stick it to us, the tax payers. With them not answering voters questions, they are basically saying, "Pi$$ on the tax payers. I don't owe them sh*^.

Anonymous

are not saying that at all. They are saying the Ragister's idea stinks and it ain't worth talking to people like you who demean them from the beginning and who probably aren't even registered to vote.

Take your meds and go back to your hole.

Anonymous

You my be correct that the AFL/CIO has done little to help the area to prosper. However, Tom Ferrell has done nothing for Erie County. I'm a life long Democrat who proudly supports Mr. PRINTY for Commissioner. It weould be impossible for him to get less done, than Ferrell has.

Anonymous

Smoochy does less than Ferral...who does less than Monahan.

Anonymous

No one does less than Ferrell. However, Monaghan is a close second. Monaghan is part of the Grubbe-Plumbrook Country Club group. It's called, RISC, Republicans In Sheep's Clothing.

Anonymous

Don't label your problems as "Republicans in Sheeps Clothing". He was good enough to run on your ticket, you gotta claim him now, like it or not.

Anonymous

Are you kidding? Democrats don't have to claim Benedict Arnolds. Ferrell's on his own. He betrayed every principal of the working families of this country. He is truly a RISC! And, Monaghan is one of the same!

Anonymous

Could YOU please elaborate on why you never answered even ONE of the questions in these blogs? I also would like to mention that your spokesperson certainly isn't doing you any justice. To get respect you have to give it. Thank you.

Anonymous

TO: They post on Sep 6, 2008 9:19 AM:

Wow, I'm going to LOVE this one (and I did take my meds VERY EARLY this morning! :)

YOU SAY: "They are saying the Ragister's idea stinks..."

I SAY: If "They" (Tommy-Boy & Patty) think the SR idea stinks, then why did they agree to this forum from the beginning? All 4 candidates agreed to this forum. Then...POOF....all of a sudden Tommy-Boy and Patty think that the idea stinks because voters / tax payers actually posted questions to them that they (voters / tax payers) expected would be answered like Printy and Hayberber are doing. WOW, WHAT A CONSEPT! ! ! ! It just goes to show you when the going gets tough, Tommy-Boy and Patty will bail every single time! !

YOU SAY: "...it ain't worth talking to people like you who demean them from the beginning…”

I SAY: I didn't demean them from the beginning. I only demeaned them when it was obvious that Tommy-Boy and Patty were refusing to answer voters questions. My original questions were not at all demeaning. Allow me to refresh your memory: the following comes from my original post from Tommy-Boy’s “My Job is Not Yet Done”: Who to vote for post on Aug 20, 2008 2:17 PM:

"You talk in your blog about your experience and knowledge, and also about your "Vision" to build a new Erie County.

I have 2 questions for you:

1) Please elaborate on what is your vision for Erie County.

2) If re-elected as a county commissioner, what do you hope to accomplish while serving the people of Erie County? "

OK, my fellow little blogger / Tommy-Boy supporter (although I really think you are Tommy-Boy himself), I ask you, how was that a demeaning question? Are you man enough to answer THAT ONE? Probably not. About 95% of other voters questions on here are not demeaning as well. It’s just that you look at it that way and then what?....you’re little feelings get hurt?........OH CRY ME A STINKIN RIVER! ! ! ! ! !

I didn't become demeaning until it was obvious that they were not going to answer questions. At that point I also lost ALL RESPECT for them. That is why I refer to them as "Tommy-Boy" (which his picture doesn't help at all) and "Patty" because I have ZERO respect or tolerance for ANY politician who ignores the voters / tax payers from who THEY WILL SERVE! ! ! HOW DARE YOU TRY TO SCREW THE TAX PAYERS….EVEN BEFORE YOU GET ELECTED! YOU CAN’T GET ANY MORE ARROGANT THAN THAT! ! ! !

YOU SAY: …”and who probably aren't even registered to vote.”

I SAY: You are soooo wrong my fellow little blogger! I have been a registered democrat my entire life. However, I just can NOT bring myself to vote for Tommy-Boy or Patty this election because of their arrogance levied at the voters / tax payers. If I were not a registered voter, why would I be sooooo passionate about this?

YOU SAY: “Take your meds and go back to your hole. "

I SAY: “Take my meds?......perhaps. Go back into my hole?......Let me ask YOU a question my fellow little blogger: Why is it after EVERY SINGLE TIME I respond to your nonsense, you NEVER respond back? It must be either: 1) You know that I am much more inferior to you and therefore you are intimated by me; or 2) I chew you up and spit you out EACH AND EVERY TIME because what I say makes sense and what you say makes NO SENSE whatsoever; therefore you have no rebuttle. I think it’s the later…….or perhaps both. So, my fellow little blogger, why don’t YOU crawl back into YOUR hole from whence you came and don’t come out until after the election, because you are NO MATCH for the GREAT ME! ! ! ! ! !

I will be waiting your reply my fellow little blogger….but I’m not going to hold my breath because I know you won’t respond…..you haven’t yet!

Anonymous

Mr. Ferrell post on Sep 6, 2008 5:51 PM states it sooooo well when they said, "To get respect you have to give it."

Tommy-Boy and Patty have not given the voters ANY respect what so ever. And you wonder why we don't respect you? Come on, get serious.

Anonymous

Preach on Grinderman. I hear your sarcastic comments. People in this country expect everything to be handed to them, when people like me had to do good old fashioned hard work. People like Blackjack or Brokeback Bill that instantly want healthcare for gays or legal gay marriage. Pay your dues, I served my country to earn my right I am a moral citizen of this community. Its time we start putting the foot down against everybody who automaticalley expects a handout.

Anonymous

Video of Sandusky City Government at work.

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

Anonymous

Behooves: Democratic Erie County Commissioner Candidates Tom Ferrell Jr. and Pat Shenigo to know that they , are the only Democratic Candidates in Erie County Ohio not being endorsed by the AFL-CIO North Central Labor Council.Unions usually/typically endorse Democrates,so the AFL-CIO North Central Labor Council must have Union issues with Mr, Ferrell and Mr. Shenigo.The North Central Labor Council is a Labor Council of many Union from the AFL-CIO. Behooves Mr. Ferrell and Mr. Shenigo to know ,that Labor Votes.

Tom

I don't personally know you or any of the other candidates in this race but your arrogance turned me off right from the start. I've lived in Erie County all my life (as well as my entire extended family has) and I am very concerned over the condition it is in. On the other hand, I don't believe YOU care one single bit. And THAT is the reason I am not voting for you.

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