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

TERRY GRIFFIN??????????? SHE'S THE ONE THAT TOLD ME THAT CERTAIN ATTORNEYS (AND NOT JUST ERIE COUNTY ATTORNEYS, EITHER) ARE ABOVE THE LAW HERE IN ERIE COUNTY. (I SWEAR TO GOD ABOVE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT SHE SAID) AND I SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE HER DENY IT.

Anonymous

IS GOOD AT ONE THING: MILKING THE COUNTY ON HIGH PROFILE CASES. HE FILES MOTION AFTER MOTION FOR $250 AN HOUR KNOWING THAT NOT ONE OF THE CORRUPT JUDGES WILL GRANT HIM HIS REQUEST. AND WHEN THEY DO, IT WAS A CUT AND DRIED DEAL MADE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. NUESSE BEWARE. THIS BAILEY IS A CROOK LIKE BAXTER AND THE REST OF THE COUNTY THIEVES. GET RID OF HIM CHIEF KIM.

Anonymous

30 YEARS AGO BAILEY BEAT A CHARGE INVOLVING THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE'S CHILD FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE. HE WAS FOUND "NOT GUILTY." HE'S GOOD AT SLIMING.

Anonymous

Bailey did not beat that charge 30 years ago!! He did time and proved it was not all it was thought. In Erie County 1+1=3 Per Baxter and the LAW! You have to prove it = 2 and HE DID !!! Stop picking on Bailey. Baxter, The Judges and Most of the SPD are as CROOKED as it gets in any county or state! The people need HONEST and CARING OFFICIALS like KIM!!

Anonymous

Wow! Lawyers are above the law, the assistant prosecutors are above the law, Baxter's above the law but Nuesse gets fired over a $15.00 parking ticket! Ah....another thing. That crossing out and adding things on to that Murman Report AFTER it got the Police Chief FIRED was ILLEGAL as all HE## and the attorneys and the retired judge all know it---- their FEIGNING IGNORANCE.

Anonymous

YOU GO, MATT!!

Excellent

Very good, Michelle. I wish I would have had your maturity and brains back when I was your age.

Anonymous

The truth is inconvenient? Well, I'll be the first to say that I am not a fan of any attorney, least of all Mr. Baxter. But I will say this, for Mr. Westerhold to make such a statement is like the Pot calling the Kettle Black. Truth and a "reporter" do not go hand in hand. Enough said.

Anonymous

I remember that hit skip ole Terry griffin was involved in. Another Erie County cover up with our law abiding county prosecutor staff

Anonymous

Can anyone tell me how a person who escapes from prison and goes on the run for over 25 years and when he finally decides he's older and wants to straighten up he turns himself in. Does he get charged for escape? NO! Sure he goes to prison to finish out his charges from before, but no new charges. Now tell me is that proper. So all know his name is Jack Caudill. Check the Ohio prison web site. More follows.

TALK ABOUT A CO...

I think it's funny how people in this town immediately AVOID THE ISSUE and jump to Baxter's defense by ripping Matt. It takes all but 10 minutes to write a blog and I'm sure he has the capability to write it from home & not on "the paper's time". Regardless...it's an "in my opinion" feature anyway & part of the job.
Of course there is corruption. Continue being the true Sindudskians and sweep all the scams under the rug and "heaven forbid someone let the community know what's really going on"...how dare someone fill people in on the scams going on down there. The Pruitt/Fitzpatrick/Harrington case was a prime example-but the paper REALLY could have done a better job on that one. I think people around here are so used to corruption they wouldn't know how to function without it. Like living in Hazzard County. Yeehawww.

Anonymous

If you ever nail Baxter, I am going to give you a standing ovation as well as the whole city. Election after election, no one runs against him. Citizens of Sandusky, don't even give Baxter a courtesy vote come election time. Something is very wrong with this area when they can't get someone to run up against Baxter. Of course, when you think about it, it would have to be a republican candidate and republicans are business people that don't want to shake the tree for fear of what might fall out. When you have lived here year after year and see what goes on in this town, you simply wonder how things have been allowed to go on the way they have been. This little town of Sandusky is well controlled. I keep hoping that some day, the FBI will come into town and do a clean up.

Anonymous

ize be 21 and still be goin up 2 da hi skew. i aint tryin 2 get up in da mownin at no 730 2 have no white man selz me howz 2 be. i be getttin PAYED PAYED on HAYES HAYES. lass munf wen i tewk a baff i tryid so hard like akon 2 gets a driva lisinse but da manz say i gotz all mines anserz rong. he rasist so i fin 2 sew. i stil drives 2 skew ennyway. my lunch peeried be my 12 PM BLUNT AND AN 8 BALL 8 BALL AND A KEW SUPA LONG OUT IN DA PARKIN LOT IN MY 09 CADILLAC. I BE DRIVIN A BEDDA RIDE DAN ANY TEECHA UP IN DIS SKEW. i goz 2 skew 2 act a few like luda. i be skippin 2morow tho cuz ize gotsa go 2 cort. CHECK IT. peese out tyrone santudzky.

Anonymous

To all below, including teachers:
Since when has "disrespect" become a verb?
Luckily I was born when I was, otherwise the uniform policy would have driven me to drop out in a heartbeat. Are the kids in Coz not allowed to wear their Coz outfits anymore?
What about Auto Shop? Are they supposed to wear the "Wal-Mart look" while digging around in an engine? What about Fridays before football? I recall 1984-'87 players wearing 3 piece suits on Friday, cheerleaders wearing their uniforms, girls dating football players wearing their boyfriend's jersey, & band members/flag corp in their blue & white sweatsuits. Sounds awefully uncomfortable today. Do summerschool kids have to wear the tan & blue outfits too?
Next they'll have a dress code at football games! I hear facepaint is another no-no. Come on, Dan, lighten up.

Anonymous

NOW THIS IS ONE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT COMES OUT OF BAXTER'S OFFICE. SHE EPITOMIZES JUST WHAT THE LEGAL PROFESSION DOESN'T NEED. A NASTY BIG MOUTH QUACK WHO LOSES MORE CASES FOR THE COUNTY THAN SHE WINS. THEN AGAIN, IF YOU RAISE BAXTER'S SKIRT YOU MIGHT FIND OLE TERRY.

Anonymous

yummy

Anonymous

GET DOWN TO SANDUSKY MUNICIPAL COURT AND SEE WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THAT CITATION ISSUED TO TERRY G. FOR THAT HIT SKIP I'LL BET YOU IT WAS DISMISSED WITH NO PRE-TRIAL. BET THEY JUST PUT IT IN A DRAWER AND HID IT HOPING IT WOULD ALL GO AWAY!!!!

Anonymous

If there were accusations of questionable behavior filed by Baxter's brother about the cocidils (written changes) to his mother's Will and the probate of his parents' estate, why isn't anybody putting two and two together? Nobody ever runs against MCGOOKEY, either.....

Anonymous

Rather ironic, when some bloggers some time ago, were questioning a Conspiracy Theory. Of course, they were just poo-pooed! Alot of controversy started some time ago when Eliz. Baumgartner began to speak-out about the goings on in Erie Cnty.. That was before Westerhold was here, right? Then there was the Fitzy Fiasco! I know I was personally appalled at how that was handled, as well the light sentence and little time actually served by a police officer (any officer) for RAPE! As well, look how they went about the firing of Chief Nuesse. Am hoping she'll get her job back, just like Officer Burns! Well, look where Liz is now. Did she make some mistakes to get herself put there, probably. However, I began awhile ago to believe there is more TRUTH to the "rantings of a mad-woman", than some would want us to believe, and that is exatley why she is where she is! By the way, don't know the woman personally, nor have I ever met her. If you've ever had to experience the whole Erie Cnty. Judicial System as well Juvenile, the laywers, some of the judges, the police dept., both Sandusky and Perkins, and their concept of a proper investigation that could lead to possible charges, you would all better understand! I speak from exp. going back at least 19yrs.! A lawyer from Cleveland, who specializes in Civil Rights told me (about 2yrs. ago), "You can't fight City Hall. My advice would be to move to a large city, like Columbus". My question, why can't we fight City Hall, espcecially if it's nothing but crap coming out of it?! To me, this is very, very SCAREY! To Mr. Westerhold and Mr. Phares, Truth and a Reporter, SHOULD ALWAYS GO HAND-IN-HAND

Anonymous

I DON'T BELIEVE YOU CAN'T FIGHT CITY HALL. THEIR NO MORE ABOVE THE LAW THAN ANYBODY ELSE IS INCLUDING JUDGES, PROSECUTORS AND ATTORNEYS. THEY MIGHT HAVE THE MEANS TO COVER UP THEIR ILLEGAL ACTS BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY CAN'T BE EXPOSED. (AND WHO SAID YOU CAN'T FIGHT CITY HALL? A CROOK LAWYER OF COURSE---)

Anonymous

doesn't even work for the county any more. More reasons to not believe a GD thing you read on all these blogs.

Anonymous

She did in 2004-2005. When did she leave?

The Truth

I don't know if Baumgartner was telling the truth about everything (willing to bet she was) but I know ONE thing she got right----the federal loans for the Island Rocket business.........

Anonymous

Westerhold and the SR are catching on to what the old "Erie Voices" website reported a few years back.

Perhaps he will take over where Elsabeth Baumgartner & Bryan Dubois left off.

Baxter and company trying to silence the truth-sayers may be only temporary. We'll have to wait and see what happens.

The only thing I know for certain is that the truth will succeed in the long run.

Anonymous

There's a lot more that has transpired since the old Erie Voices website. EB going to jail caused a real sense of power.

Anonymous

If all of the dots are connected, you will see how Baxter, Erie County, Ottawa County's prosecutor Mulligan, the corruption in Cuyahoga County and of course Sandusky native Moyer are all connected in some way.

Baxter, Mulligan and others from Cuyahoga County were breathing a sigh of relief when they had Erie Voices shut down and sent Elsebeth to the Gulag as a political prisoner to silence her. But with the Feds investigating Cuyahoga and Matt putting the pressure on Baxter, I do believe that a lot of the GOBs will be exposed for what they really are.

Excellent job Matt. Keep the pressure up because I really do believe that you will become famous like Woodward and Bernstein in bringing the truth out. Of course once you do that, you can then go on as editor of a much larger newspaper and take on corruption in the state or even the nation.

Again, good job, Matt. You have built a following of supportors and also momentum.

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer
German philosopher (1788 - 1860)

Anonymous

ELSE HAS GUTS. BRYAN IS A WIMP AND A WEASEL WITHOUT A BACKBONE WITH AN EMPTY SACK.

Anonymous

You people see conspiracy everywhere. Get real. Westerhold is just reporting tabloid trash to sell papers. Baxter has worked in this community for along time and has done an excellent job. Is he prefect? Far from it, he is human. But he works hard at doing a good job. The question is why doesn't anyone run against him? The answer, no one would want to take the crap you all dish out.

Anonymous

I DON'T THINK THIS COUNTY IS CORRUPT, I KNOW IT IS.

Anonymous

Go crawl back up under Baxter's SKIRT, GOB----or are you one of the old girlies?

Anonymous

WORKED FOR THE COUNTY IN 2005 BECAUSE I WIPPED HER IN COURT. ANOTHER CASE SHE BLEW, NO PUN INTENDED.

Anonymous

How come crook Cuyahoga County attorneys are allowed to come into this County and file Motions on behalf of a NON-CLIENT? I mean, gee, filing a Partition Action on behalf of a NON-CLIENT was bad enough, filing a fraud Preliminary Judicial Report was even worse, but a crook attorney then filing a Motion on behalf of a NON-CLIENT requesting his attorney fees be taken out of property???????? Do these CROOKS get away with this in ALL COUNTIES or does this only go on in Erie County?

Anonymous

You all bash Baxter because he is successful and you all still live in your parents basement. Get a life.

Anonymous

HADN'T STOLE HIS MOTHER'S MONEY WHERE DO YOU THINK HE'D BE LIVING. BAXTER AND THE CORRUPT JUDGES WORK FOR THE COUNTY BECAUSE THEY CAN'T MAKE IT IN PRIVATE PRACTICE. IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR THEY WOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THEY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LIE, STEAL, AND MAKE SHADY DEALS WITH JUDGES OF THE SAME CHARACTER. WHERE ARE THE FEDS?

Anonymous

This sounds like a personal vendetta against Kevin too me? It also sounds to me that Mr.Westerhold is just trying to get his name in the paper for some dumb reason?

joe baumgartner

Matt, Just want to let you know what a wonderful/professional/tough job that you are doing. This is just the tip if the iceburg that has been going on in Erie, Ottawa, and Cuyahoga Counties over the last 10 years or so. It is obvious to most that the justice system in broken and corrupt. It takes people like you in prominent possitions to shine a light on what has been happening to the good people of this area. Thanks for all that you have brought forward, and keep up the great writing. THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE. God Bless, Joe Baumgartner

Anonymous

TO MR. BAUMGARTNER, WHO KNOWS ALL TO WELL WHAT THIS CORRUPT SYSTEM IS ABOUT.

Anonymous

terry griffin had that hitskip accident just before she retired.she never reported for a court appearance at sandusky municipal court.the entire case was swept under the carpet by the prosecutor.let the SR check into it. she was cited by a deputy sheriff and there is a report on it

Anonymous

The register had covered the story and Baxter had replied she was not working at the time when the accident occurred. That was BS because she reported to the Erie County Board of Elections delivering papers. Baxter replied no disciplinary action would be issued due to she was not working at the time. This was another BS excuse from Baxter because she was working and at the Erie County Board of Elections conducting county business. Wonder who fixed the charge of leaving the scene of the accident. This is much more serious than that parking ticket issued to Nuesse.

Anonymous

How come Lorain County attorneys are allowed to come into this County and pull off illegal transfers of property that cause defects in the title and cheat people out of their rights? According to the Lorain County Recorder they sure don't get away with it in HER County office. Should we give credit to the LORAIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR who MAYBE is not in the habit of doing favors for his friends.... Isn't that the same LORAIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR that called that racist Judge in Cuyahoga County CORRUPT?

Anonymous

and these blogs are correct that the whole charge was swept! She would have been out of county employment years ago if she had no threatened to file age discrimination if anyone in the county tried to get rid of her....

And, Matt and the Sandusky Register for the first time are not in the pocket of the County. They now ask questions and want answers and proof...but, those who run the County don't want anyone questioning what they do. For a first in a long time, voters have a forum here and a voice in the SR! KEEP IT UP MATT....GREAT JOB. Don't let them threaten you. You're speaking for many county employees who can't or risk their entire future and current job!!

Anonymous

Are we really supposed to believe some of these felons,probably most residents of Erie county,can't be found by the prosecutors office or law enforcement? This is unbelieveable. It does sound like someone is dropping the ball. Maybe they should put R.I.T.A.on the case.I'll bet if I was late paying my taxes they would find me lol. Keep up the good work Matt. I always look forward to your editorials.

Anonymous

WHY DON'T YOU AND YOUR CORRUPT BUDS GET THE HELL OUT!!!!! CUYAHOGA COUNTY IS CALLING. I'M SURE THEY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ALL OF YOU---INCLUDING SOME OF THE CORRUPT JUDGES WHO WEAR THE SAME PERPETUAL GLASSY-EYED FEIGNING IGNORANCE LOOK AS YOU DO.

Anonymous

Mr. Westerhold, you're comments on Mr Baxter seem vindictive and like Rusfus Sanders you are only there to creat choas or prejudices/ is it possible to have another side viewed instead of oyu two allthe time. Is poor press

Anonymous

Mr. Westerhold, you're comments on Mr Baxter seem vindictive and like Rusfus Sanders you are only there to creat choas or prejudices/ is it possible to have another side viewed instead of you two all the time. Is poor press

Anonymous

Have Matt dig into that Griffith story how it swept under the carpet. now that's story

Anonymous

Once again all you Nuesse lovers try to rewrite history. The parking ticket was one of MANY things she was fired for. Don't forget the falsifying a federal grant, lying to the city manager, paying a employee to attend a court ordered DUI school and much more.

Anonymous

This ticket was swept away by the prosecutor. Let's not compare it to Nuesse but still they hid it away and now it is surfacing.They thought they could keep this hush hush for ever.if it's to hot in the oven get out kid

Anonymous

Westerhold isn't the one that made all these accusations here...

Anonymous

Thanks Matt, at least one person in Sandusky has bravado to stand up and take a stance against corrupt politicians and lawyers.

Anonymous

Keep putting on the pressure Matt. Sonner or later the whole corrupt people running the city will be exposed. From commissioners right on through Baxter, Icsman, and the rest of the crooks that have taken Sandusky as their own little playground!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MATT!!!

Anonymous

Erie County needs a good prosecutor like the one from Lorain County that called the racist Cuyahoga County judge corrupt because she is. All Erie County has is a prosecutor that looks out for own best interest first and then the best interest of his gob buds. It's why the Sandusky police chief got fired over a parking ticket and EB is sitting in a jail cell.

HMMM

Too much free time. What about music? I miss your ongoing music blog that you swore you would not do.

Anonymous

you forgot to mention the big SALARIES the CORRUPT BULLIES on Sandusky's little playground are getting.....

Anonymous

After reading the Sunday newspaper and Matt's commentary on page D6, I took an interest in this story and have formulated a lot of questions. I also went to the Erie County Prosecutor's website and found this.

"Although the investigation and prosecution of serious criminal offenses is viewed as the primary function of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, the office serves another important role through its civil division. The civil division provides legal advice and representation to its statutory clients. In other words, the Prosecuting Attorney is the lawyer for many of the other public offices and officials in Erie County. All told there are about 173 different clients to which the Prosecuting Attorney provides legal opinions or represents in legal proceedings. For example, the Prosecuting Attorney represents all the elected officials in Erie County such as the County Commissioners, the Sheriff, the Judges, and represents each of the nine townships located in Erie County just to name a few of its clients."

Now if Baxter is supposed to represent the 9 townships, why does Perkins Township have to pay a private lawyer for legal advice? I believe that Mr. Baxter has a staff of 8 or 9 attorneys besides himself.

Why doesn't Mr. Baxter call in the Ohio Attorney General to investigate the Nuesse case for FREE? Instead, Why turn to Cuyahoga County for Murman's report and also that old judge and pay thousands when again, the State Attorney General would do all of the investigating for FREE?????

Why was Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason and Dan Kasaris used to shut down Erie Voices? And why was a search warrant from Cuyahoga County used to conduct a raid on the Baumgartner home in Ottawa County?

If Elsebeth did slander anyone, why didn't the people just sue her in civil court instead of sending her to prison?

According to Matt, "Baxter ignored repeated requests for documentation on the case and, when questioned directly about it on two separate occasions, he stared back with a glassy-eyed look and feigned ignorance on the entire topic......Baxter also ignored written requests for the information, and for information on other flawed warrants that might have resulted in at least one other child rapist getting a free pass in Erie County. There are plenty of examples, but Baxter's abnormal need for secrecy keeps most under the radar."

So why doesn't Mr. Baxter provide the information to Matt? Why all of the secrecy?

And let us not forget about Ottawa County Prosecutor Mulligan and his selective prosecution. How does a pharmacist get charged with possession of old drugs in his home? I have old prescription drugs in my home too as do others. And why did the former Safety Service Director of Port Clinton get diversion? Instead of Port Clinton paying thousands to a Toledo law firm to investigate the scrap copper theft, why didn't Mulligan just call in the State Attorney General to investigate for FREE? WHY ALL THESE PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS USING PRIVATE LAWYERS WHEN THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL INVESTIGATE FOR FREE?????????????

I still question why Mr. Baumgartner, a pharmacist, was charged with possession of drugs in his home. I have a collection of old prescription drugs in my home too. Area hospitals have special drug collection days to bring in old prescription drugs for proper disposal. Are all of these people who will partake in this collection event be guilty of possession of prescription drugs in the home? I am sure almost all of us have old expired prescription drugs in our home including those that once belonged to people who have died.

Why was the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office used to stage a raid on an Ottawa County home?

Can any of you anti-Matt people provide me with some intelligent answers????

Anonymous

Ejay Baxter is HOT! st

Anonymous

EXCELLENT!!! So come on all you anti-Matt people----let's hear some intelligent answers!!!

Anonymous

heads up. asst. pros. m barylinski son just got arrested for drunk driving by sheriff deputies. see if the prosecutors cover this one up

Anonymous

all corrupt politicians ARE lawyers

goofus

This has great possibilities to be a TV show. We could call it The Baxters,A study Of A Dysfunctional Family. I gotta go and write maybe I could sell the pilot

Bob

PUNK,PHONEY,THIEF=LITTLE KEVIN BAXTER OH I FORGOT F____ING LIER

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Anonymous

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Sam

To Questions, Questions and more Questions. How out of touch are you? You don't comment of what you don't know. Call your nurse and take your meds.

To Bob. Your stupidity is showing. Just like above call your nurse and take our meds.

Anonymous

goofus, were you abused by a clown?

Anonymous

Sam = GOB

Sam, go back under the rock with the other cockroaches.

Anonymous

no I wasn't but you mom was.

Anonymous

truth hurts don't it

Anonymous

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tinayak

WESTERHOLD, DO YOU EVEN LIVE IN ERIE COUNTY, I DON'T THINK SO, SO YOU DON'T EVEN VOTE HERE! DO YOU EVER HAVE ONE POSITIVE THING TO SAY ABOUT THE CITY? YOU ARE A TERRIBLE PERSON TO BE WRITING FOR THE REGISTER, BUT THEN AGAIN IT IS THE REGISTER, MAY THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY SOMEONE THAT IS COMPETENT. THE BEST YOU CAN DO IS RUN OUT AND TAKE A PICTURE OF WADDINGTON PICKING UP TRASH EVERY TIME HE CALLS YOU AND TELLS YOU WHERE HE WILL BE. I DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS WHY WE VOTED FOR THESE COMMISIONERS?

MARK NORMAN YOU ARE ANOTHER PAIN IN THE xxx. WHY IS IT THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN YOUR NAME ON THE BALLOT...WHY DON'T YOU STOP BEING PART OF THE PROBLEM AND BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION.

IF NORMAN & WESTERHOLD WOULD LEAVE THE CITY, IT WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE!

Anonymous

I knew him when he was in law school and would come home to party with older Bro Jim at the family resturant. His Dad was my Dr. since I was a little girl. He was a geeat man! But Kevin and I know for a fact Jim were heavy into drugs back then. That good old boy league goes way back my friends and I've often wondered why nobody has called him out on it. Can you make a Official submitt to a hair test? I KNOW the man would flunk! I Know of a Judge that's a little biased to folks that he used to party with in high school too! It is really sad I tell ya that a whole town can be run by a few high school pals and nobody remembers it! For obviouse reasons do not release my e-mail!

Anonymous

How about a tv show about all the baxter siblings on a charter boat in lake erie, called the real deadliest catch. The gene pool really diminished with Dr. baxter's kids. Poor guy can't be resting well

Anonymous

ya gotta be a lawyer, please stop shouting dude, your giving me a headache. Let alone you are a complete idiot

Anonymous

Why does Huron and other small counties have computer access to all legal goings on in the county via computer documentation yet Erie county still functions in the dark ages? You have to go to the court house and go through a bunch of questions like you don't have a right to the public information before you Might be allowed to have a copy or glimpse of the information you seek. Budgets? Less golf and fewer power lunches should offord the people of Erie county quite a few more up to date programs for the county. This does in fact give the impression that our officials have something to hide. The cops? It has to be hard to do your job when you have to worry about stepping on toes and especially hard when you aren't part of the good ol boys club in town. Over all Sandusky is a nice place to visit but is going down hill rapidly. Another good example is the underdevelopment of the shoreline. Only someone in The Club can develope the downtown area. And until they can gather enough cash to do so it will continue to be a big eye sore in the town instead of the quaint little city it should be. This is way to sad....It's not all just Kevins fault. I think THE CLUB exesited long before he came into town!

Anonymous

Judy? A nurse somewhere. EJ was the first in public office and I think he is the most honest of the siblings. Jim? Was a major pot dealer when I knew him. A no-op for sure, but I suppose it was hard to follow in Dad's footsteps. Kevin a wonderkid very intelligent but a recreational acid head. I remember Judy would try to get my hubby , then 18 , in the sack. They were all nice people. Friendly. KJ was the only serious one though that tried hard to be a good son and make his Dad and Mom Proud. Lord knows they'll hunt me down for these acusations...so let me add here to cover my A*& that this is my recollection and My opinion and I am intitled to it without threat of liable.

Anonymous

I buy my cigarettes in vermilion at their friendship store, I buy my groceries and eat at perkins township restaurants and stores, and I party in Huron, if it weren't for my drivers' license renewal every four years, I would never go to sandusky, nothing there oher than corrupt lawyers and cops running the city. Free kimmie, you people have nothing to offer

Anonymous

We have all the investigators in cuyahoga county, can we share s few to look into this county

Anonymous

Goofus, its time for your nap and meds.

Sam

I can't go under my rock, your family took it for public housing.

Anonymous

I've often wondered if another Sting by the FBI was needed in the Erie county Offices was needed just like the Sting that just went down in Cuyahoga county. Don't leave out the Health Department either! Pay them off and you pass! I'm not talking about the Drs. but the Board members and it's inspectors. I was born and raised in the Sandusky Perkins Area and I tell you when I come to visit I feel as if I'm going into a giant black hole!

Anonymous

ya think so,My meds don't include dumma## pills like all you Baxter supporters are on.You lawyers are scum suc@ing bottom feeding parasites

Anonymous

give me some facts about baxter, let's rumble you pompous buffoon

Anonymous

I have so many complaints and questions I'm getting off topic. Why is it when there is a Major Crack problem in Sandusky that the only folks going down are the users? They get their hands slapped until it's just to hard to hide. Why aren't the Big guys going down? WHy have they just dropped the man power in the drug devision? Everyone in town knows about the issue and everyone that has guts could investigate it themselves so why aren't the people with resources to stay safe while investigating finding and prosicuting any of these people? Why? Why? Why? Whole families of good people are loosing their lives because of this crap...Why just center on the little guys and only when ya have to?

Oh and Goofus, You could write it and sell it if you weren't thrown in jail or under it before you could sell it to anyone!

Anonymous

jail? This is america and I have the right to free speech, and in a truly satire form, I have the right to voice my freedom of what I beleive, you sanctimonius little twit, get off your high horse, kevin is scum and the truth will come out, and it is my right as an american to voice my opinion

Anonymous

If I were a CUYAHOGA COUNTY Judge and some sneaky attorney filed a lawsuit in MY COUNTY pertaining to the Probate Estate of a life-long ERIE COUNTY resident, I think I would have enough COMMON SENSE to question why the lawsuit was being filed in the jurisdiction of CUYAHOGA COUNTY instead of ERIE COUNTY. I think I also would have enough COMMON SENSE to question why all the crook attorneys were having a 3-hour CLOSED DOOR Pre-trial Hearing when the JUDGE knows that OHIO LAW mandates ALL PARTIES are required to be PRESENT----not told to stay in the waiting room. If I were a CUYAHOGA COUNTY Judge I think I also would have enough COMMON SENSE to question why the crook attorney (that filed the lawsuit) was filing a Motion with the Court two days PRIOR to the filing of a Summary Judgment to WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL when the JUDGE knows that OHIO LAW mandates this as ILLEGAL. "Under no circumstances can a lawyer, with foreseeable prejudice to his clients, withdraw from a case without DUE NOTICE.........
I believe this has the APPEARANCE of IMPROPRIETY on the part of a CUYAHOGA COUNTY Judge & the ERIE COUNTY PROSECUTOR, not to mention certain Erie County Judges-----in fact it REEKS of it.
The firing of Police Chief Kim Nuesse also REEKS of IMPROPRIETY.......and so did the sentencing of EB by a CUYAHOGA COUNTY Judge.

Anonymous

this is me goofus, and I welcome a rumble with you also. May the best person win

Anonymous

Slow down ther fella I'm on your side! I agree you have the right to free speach! And to your opinion, My point was that they with their pwoer would squelch you like a bug if you even tried to go public with anything controversial about the Baxter clan or the officials in Erie county. And did the last commenter, Impropriety, about Cuyahoga county Judge do any research to see how that Judge tied into the Erie County folks that tried the case in that jurisdiction? College, old Sandusky resident, family ties ect. Bet you'd be surprised as to what you uncover!

Anonymous

sorry dude, I thought you were a weenie lawyer defending him. Sounds like a job for carl monday

Anonymous

LMAOROTF Goofus me wuves you! You have a strong voice and the guts to back it up! Erie county could do better to have more citezens like you! I personally have endured the rath of Erie county when I didn't do what they wanted and ran out of cash to fight them. I know first hand what it means to live there and not belong to The Club. I ran into trouble with the Sandusky register back then too, Back then they wouldn't even think of printing anything anti Erie county officials. I'm just not as willing to give up everything again to fight these idiots....I opted instead to leave the area and pray for the poor folks that are still there!

Anonymous

dude I just e mailed carl monday about the corruption on Put in Bay, if he responds, I will surely tell him about erie county and kevin baxter, yours in the fight, goofus

goofus

corruption has to be exposed.

Anonymous

You Go Dude!!!!!!! The fight for Us against Them is on! I wonder if he will even touch this? I sure hope sombody does. I'm watching the police blotter too and have noticed the majority of what's reported is traffic offenses or charges resulting from a traffic stop. I don't believe this either. To much goes on there that the public never hears about! Can't figure that one out though, why hide it? Would it crush the illusion that Erie county is less then a wonderful Vacation spot? Vacationers Have to be itelligent enough to realize all areas have crime. Crime doesn't stop folks from going to Orlando Disney! It wouldn't hurt CP either. I had a son that worked there for a summer and I tell ya the amount of things going on there are horendus too! But not a word in the papers. It is good to see that the Register has gotten past their hesitation of reporting the news no matter who is envolved. Oh Lordie I'm ranting have to get off my soap box now...

Anonymous

Gee, President Clinton had the power to squelch the ones that exposed him but he sure didn't! Marc Dann had the power to squelch the ones that exposed him...but he sure didn't! The crooks in Cuyahoga County had the power to squelch the..ah......FBI???? But they sure didn't! You act like these crooks in little Erie County are something special.....

Anonymous

I work at put in bay and you wouldn't beleive the rapes and sexual assaults that go on and nobody knows about, get a police scanner and listen to how many registrations are checked by perkins police on tourists in the township during high tourist season, it's just a money game for our police and the people spending bookoo bucks in this jerk water area suffer. I would like to see the bmv charge the police for every registration they run five dollars for non crime registration check

Anonymous

they haven't been caught yet, their time is coming

Anonymous

mechelle, my belle, you are probably the brightest kid in your class; your head is definitley in the right place for your age especially. Keep up the positive mind frame, don't pay any attention to all those headed for nowhere wanna be thug life losers. They'll all be in prison or dead while you prosper. Keep it up!!!

Anonymous

I don't think they are anything special...just not as visable and a tighter knit of The Club. It would of been harder for the others to stop it plus if you recall the Sting that the FBI did in Cuyahoga County envolved special untis to ensure that the secrecy of the investigation before the sting was kept. When they went in they hit them all at the same time so nobody could destroy anything or hide anything or warn the others in that Good Ol Boys Club. I don't think Erie county has anything going for it but the fact that they are above the law in their area and the fact that the public is always kept in the dark as to what the H(*&& is actually going on.
Too if you recall there are rumers that Clinton Did in fact get rid of a few problems on his way to the white house. Rumers aren't fact but when you have that big of a Club it's easire to call in favors to hide things. I'm not anti government...I'm just anti things the way they are being delt with. Open it all to public scrutiny and see what comes out in the wash I say. It keeps everyone informed and honest! There is no room for Favor calling in government of a city that is falling through the cracks of poverty and little to no growth for it's citizens.

Anonymous

How on god's green earth can you compare the fact that nobody exposed clinton when he pardoned 100 or so people before he left office. Talk about the good ole boys network

Anonymous

was too busy with pajamas party and pizza

Anonymous

I didn't compare that to anything. I was responding to someone else that felt I thought Erie county officials were morecorrupt and powerfull in that area then they are. In fact I had forgotten that point because Clinton did so many shady things I truely can't remember them all! The point I made was that he was part of a bigger Club if you will and it was easier for him to do things and get away with it. Not that the things he did were just. I do recall that his Mrs. was involved with the first S&L scandall as well as a Bush Son. There is so much corruption in our government at every level that it is really hard to even vote anymore. That is a different topic for sure....don't get me started on that one!

Anonymous

does anyone know much about Krista Harris and what exactly did she do with Kevin Baxter?

Anonymous

LOL Marc I was not part of the Erie county Club! Was to poor to enjoy any pajama party and or pizza. Had to work for a living from the age of 16..and we all know my oportunities were limited to waiting tables someplace and being verbally abused by all those wonderfull vacationers from out of state! When I was real lucky I got a job waiting on the elete crowd in Sandusky where they played. That was fun...but I was kept in my pace.

Anonymous

does anyone know much about Dewitt McDonald and the alleged tampering with a witness, Krista Harris. I surely would like to find out what happened in that case.

Anonymous

Shelly b. Must be another case of public being kept in the dark! There are many such cases in Erie county that ya hear just a blub and never see or hear the remainder of the facts or what happened. Another one swept under the carpet and away from public scrutiny.

Anonymous

I would suggest finding the newspapers archives in the Columbus area where the actuall apeal court case was...is being held. The papers there would...should have it all online for you to research.

Anonymous

My, my citizens......it is just astounding how many of you are criticizing this Baxter boy. Is he really that incorrigible? We, the Pussycat Patrol, feel sympathy for his wife and children. This scandalous chatter must be difficult for them. Never fear, Sanduskians, we will get to the bottom of this codswallop, once and for all. But before we do, can anyone please recommend a nice place to have cocktails while we are in Sandusky......we will be visiting soon and would really like to indulge a bit, if you know what we mean. Stay strong, Sanduskians......The Pussycat Patrol will not tolerate dopes - we have too many other things we need to take care of.......right now we are brainstorming with the Pope to find ways to encourage a greater role for religion in the European society. It's been a tough week for the Pussycat Patrol, but we promise to see this through for the wonderful people of Sandusky. Remember, The Pussycat Patrol is never far away.......thank you.

Anonymous

goofuss your are a very troubled person that I truly feel sorry for. Take a nap, feed your 12 cats and tell your mother to give you your meds. If you get bored later when the nurse will not allow you to go on-line, talk to one of the many voices to must hear.

Anonymous

Michelle,
I am a Grandma of 5 and I can tell you that your recall was a little off there. The highest percent was the pot somkeing not the game but let me tell you What that wonderfull game has done for my 7 year old grandson. He now thinks about stealing things from friends if it's something he really wants. He goes around excited and talking about how he and his 12 year old friend killed the convience store clerk because he refused to give them candy for free. They in this game blow things up just for the thrill of doing it. I think this game is just about the most distructive thing to a young persons mind that I can think of. When you grow up and have little ones I want you to let them play things like this and you too will then experience the horro that a parent feels to hear things like this come out of a youngsters mouth and thinking process. Someday all these kids will decide what to do with you when you are to old to controll what happens to you!

Anonymous

Michelle,
P.S. Don't ever stop your blog! You are doing a great job hun! Controversy is sometimes a good thing so don't take it personal! And good for you to put you school work before this...we can and wait for your next one!

Anonymous

Pussycats,
You sure are trying to keep this going aren't you? Do you really want us to start telling you what we think about the Roman Catholic Church these days and the deplorable child molestation cover ups that that instatution to this day continues to be a part of? Or the recient acusations that they in fact mey have something to do with the world of child obductions and sex trade????????????? My contempt for those people and their hiding behind My God don't even begin to compair to the thoughts I have about Erie County Officials. Does Anyone recall the FAther Joe that was kicked out of the chrch because God Fobid he loved a woman and wanted to be with her in marrage? After all the good he did for the youth in Erie county! Oh My Goodness I can't believe what you folks are saying!
Erieman leave goofus alone...you may be jealous of the mans guts!

Anonymous

Toms Cruse rips every one off including his employees! Taxes, He's prob not even paying people on the books let alone paying taxes. He has taken advantage of everyone he has come into contact with. He's now in the used car business! Good thing he is relying on Good People to pick out the cars and ...so far...has kept his prices in line. However he is taking advantage of his employees in that endever as well!

Anonymous

TO: I Knew them when wrote on September 15, 2008 4:13 PM:
Duh....you must be talking about someone else with your BULL about how a Cuyahoga County judge tied into Erie County folks that tried the case in the jurisdiction of CORRUPT Cuyahoga County. (Against Prudential Life Insurance Company and the other crooks)
A little two-bit dirt bag Cuyahoga County attorney filed it in CUYAHOGA COUNTY (without my knowledge) because BAXTER & the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE COURT DIDN'T WANT IT IN ERIE COUNTY. (want to hear WHY they didn't want the criminal acts & fraud in Erie County?)
And CORRUPT CUYAHOGA COUNTY was quick to oblige.

Anonymous

Of course I'd like to know! Isn't the sharing of knowledge what this blog comment section is all about?

Anonymous

BTW I don't think that Cuyahoga county is any-less corrupt then the rest!

wstray09

DEAR KEVIN,
SCREW YOU.

Just Wondering

Is goofus really Matt?

Anonymous

AAAhahahaha I just got a call from The State Of Ohio...They hung up when I answered and said hello. The number was 330-375-0821. I'm trying to call them back but keep getting a busy signal....No, I'm not paranoid, but ya have to admit it sure is phunny!

Anonymous

I don't know who Goofus or anyone here is...

Bob

RE Sam,
Who are you one of Kevin"s little pawns Kevin Baxter is as crooked as dogs hind leg it is really quite evident i have been watching his stupidity for years.If he were in a larger town he would have been run out of town years ago.He is a lousy prosector and a worse human being.as for you if you are dumb enough to go to bat for him you are probably one of his little drinking buddies.And sammy i need no meds but you do.Later.as i stated earlier lier,punk,phoney,thief=kevin baxter

Bob

RE Sam,
Who are you one of Kevin"s little pawns Kevin Baxter is as crooked as dogs hind leg it is really quite evident i have been watching his stupidity for years.If he were in a larger town he would have been run out of town years ago.He is a lousy prosecutor and a worse human being.as for you if you are dumb enough to go to bat for him you are probably one of his little drinking buddies.And sammy i need no meds but you do.Later.as i stated earlier lier,punk,phoney,thief=kevin baxter

Anonymous

What do you expect from a thief that would steal from his own mother? When he's on his deathbed he'll be able to say that was the HIGHLIGHT of his career and his entire life!

Anonymous

Is goofus really Kevin?

Anonymous

Why would Kevin get on here and call himself a theif?

Anonymous

Matt,
Who was the Baxter brother that made alligations of wrong doing in reguard to Mr Baxters estate? I missed that all together. Was it the not so monetarily endowed Jim Baxter or was the the Most honest EJ Baxter?

Anonymous

Because he's turning over a new leaf and wants to learn how to tell the TRUTH maybe????????????

Anonymous

Is Doofus Bob? lol

Anonymous

RE: new leaf,
I suppose all things are possible.

Anonymous

Mr Baxter , the DR was an upstanding and successful citezen in Erie county for decades. He then purchased a business and made it a big success with the help of fine employees and KJ Baxter.

KJ Baxter was in office as the Erie county Treasurer but left office because he Was Honest and didn't get paid enough to support his then growing family.

Judy Baxter was attending Nurses training out of town and would come home to party at Daddy's Bar.

Jim Baxter was supposed to run the kitchen at the Stone house but mostly just sat around drinking at the bar. The one that KJ worked at night after night. and Selling Pot out of his house next door.

Then Kevin would storm home all good looking and full of energy drinking Daddys' free booze and dropping acid.

Daddy passes away....The stone house just closes, for no good reason...um I remember something about refusing to pay Sandusky property taxes or some such crap.

KJ scrapes enough cash to use family ties to purchase a pub and resturant downtown...hmmm paying taxes in the place that the Stone house didn't want to pay? Hmmmmm

Then Mr Jim goes into real estate....Hmmm wonder how business was sitting at bro KJ's bar drinking for free.

Then Kevin passes the bar exame and is emediately the Erie County Prosecutor.

Is or could Kevin hiding or protecting some of his own family? Is he doing the things he is doing because someone there...Really Old Money in the county...holding something over Kevin...All things are possible I'm sure.

However it doesn't keep these folks from at least trying to keep up with the everyday business of police work and prosecutioin of The lawless. Are their hands tied in keeping Sandusky safe from criminals? For putting forth and emplamenting a sound set of laws and practices that in fact would be more efficient then they are now?

Anonymous

Sandusky is so full of hate. The attacks on Baxter are just outrageous. You all need to get help with all this GOB and conspiracy theories you have. Westerhold just feeds this hate. I hope the register is happy with all this poison it is feeding everyone.

Anonymous

Dear City,
I speak only for myself when I say I don't hate mr Baxter or anyone else! I don't like the things going on in our community that's all! I don't wish Mr. Baxter Jail time nor do I wish him and his family anyharm. I would like him to be acountable thats' all. Like all officials that were voted or hired into office should be. All things made public and available to all persons that help pay them!

Anonymous

Some of these judges should be held accountable, too. Like who in the hell do they think they are, anyway? They think because they put on a robe they can make up their own LAWS?

Anonymous

My thinking is: "Why did it take you so long Matt to figure out what we all knew?

Anonymous

Hey City Of Hate, what about all of the poison and lies that YOU posted on here the past few months? The tables are turning on you and you are getting scared. Isn't nice for you and your buddies to feel the heat?

Anonymous

Somebody gave you the opportunity to provide intelligent answers to Questions, Questions and more Questions but nobody did............

Anonymous

Having been the victim of what appears to be the product of judicial malfeasance, created by certain members within the Erie County system, I can tell you from personal experience that the term "swept under a carpet" is a common practice in this area. For anyone who does not believe that there is something terribly wrong here, start researching the facts and you will uncover some disturbing truths about Erie County. If everyone were to come foreward with any grievances that they might have, a great deal of progress would be made toward solving the problem. There are no prosecutors in the State of Ohio that have as many negative accusations lodged against them as Kevin J. Baxter. That in itself makes him a force to be reckoned with, because he is generally feared by the public solely upon the reputation that he has received. Maybe, someone with a far better vision for Erie County will run against Kevin, although the prospect for that seems rather dim at best. But the one thing that we can all count on is that the truth will definitely prevail, hopefully sooner than later and it is certain that a positive change is on its way.

Anonymous

wonder if the judges are wearing anything under those black robes. tone,binette,delematre probably flashing everyone while riding up and down in the old elevator wearing there thigh hi nylons garter belt and hi heeled shoes.those court house screeners probably getting a thrill when they walk through the x-ray machine

Anonymous

Main Entry: 1dis·re·spect
Pronunciation: "dis-ri-'spekt
Function: transitive verb
Date: 1614
1 : to have disrespect for
2 : to show or express disrespect or contempt for : INSULT, DIS

Anonymous

Are you suggesting this issue with kids being disrepectful at school began with uniforms? Perhaps the uniforms were an attempt to improve the classroom. I'm not saying its working, but how sad is it that kids like Michelle have to put up with that everyday. If I had kids in Sandusky I'd be willing to try just about anything to improve the atmosphere. Sad, sad, sad. I wonder how the students responded to Michelle's blog?

Anonymous

the truth is that many business are having a tough time holding on. If you own the property the taxes are so high, you can hardly keep your door open. Small businesses need a big tax break. Come on help them out...dont just talk about it.

Anonymous

thats about the smartest thing someone has said on here. they do need a break instead of bleeding them out.

Anonymous

You are a trite and vapid little brown noser. You think you are so much better than everyone else because you are the teacher's pet. You would never survive in prison.

Sam

Bob, were you convicted by Kevin or his staff, sure sounds like sour grapes! Does your nurse know you are on-line during rehab?

Anonymous

When Baxter got elected many many moons ago nobody expected that he would keep the job permanently. Hardly seems legal that him and his buds are getting away with this...

Anonymous

Is that what you're trying to acquire though your education? Prison survival skills? Good luck, you'll need them.

Anonymous

I used to work with Krista Harris. What happened to her? I remember she had to go to court years ago for something big, but I didn't keep track of her and the case.

Anonymous

AREN'T ALL PARTIES REQUIRED TO BE PRESENT AT PRE-TRIAL HEARINGS? SO HOW COME PROBATE HAS CLOSED-DOOR HEARINGS? CONSIDERING HOW YOUR LORAIN COUNTY ATTORNEY BUDDY SMIRKED WHEN HE WALKED OUT OF THE CLOSED DOOR HEARING THE POMPOUS CROOK SURE MUST OF KNOWN IT WASN'T LEGAL.

Anonymous

Krista Harris was convicted of bilking an elderly family member out of 10s of thousands of dollars. She was the POA I believe, and spent the money on herself instead of the family member. Her being in prison was a result of this. As far as all those allegations against Mr.Baxter, it sounds like a wild story to me.

Anonymous

What were the allegations against Baxter from Harris? Is Harris still in prison? I thought she was caught up in something else.

Anonymous

Was she the elderly family member's legal POA?

Anonymous

Who filed the charges against her? The person she was the POA of?

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