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

Where did she use the POA? Did the POA give her specific rights? It must have or else she wouldn't have been able to use it. How did the elderly family member find out what she was doing? If she was using a POA it would have to be on file in the Recorder's office. Not too many financial institutions will accept a POA if its not proven to be a valid document and on file. Did she have to pay the money back? Didn't she make a bunch of allegations against Baxter? Was she a friend of his?

Anonymous

Who was the elderly family member--her mother, aunt, sister? Was the elderly family member COMPETENT when all this was done? If so wasn't the family member getting statements from the bank or wherever the POA was being used? Where was this case at---the Erie County Common Pleas Court? Who was the judge? Something sure doesn't sound right......

Anonymous

I knew a couple of people who were POA for elderly relatives. They used POA to transfer assests from the elderly to other bank accounts to protect the assets in case the elderly person had to go into a nursing home. Medicaid takes all of your assets while in a nursing home. Maybe Harris was trying to protect the assets from Medicaid. I know of several well to do people who have created trusts to protect assets from Medicaid.

Anonymous

You might know of several people who have created trusts to protect their assets from Medicaid but do these people know that trusts can easily be changed by falsfying records and forgery?

Anonymous

If Harris was trying to protect assets from Medicaid why is she in jail?

curious

Who the heck cares if she wouldn't survive in prison? Unlike you, that is most likely not her future, so your point is far from valid. Maybe you should have a real point before you start typing, moron.

Anonymous

DID BAXTER PROTECT HIS MOTHER'S ASSETS FROM MEDICAID? IF SO, WHERE DID HE "TRANSFER" THE ASSETS?

Sarah

Thanks Sue for what you do! I feel bad for the low income/disabled and elderly. The bills are just going to get worse. My father makes to much to qualify for any assistance. He lives on $1800 a month. That is alot to live on according to the State/Federal Government. I guess those nice people sitting at desks making that a day do not know what it is like to live in Sandusky.

My Opinion

I agree. Something doesn't sound right in that Harris case....ISN'T IT A CONCIDENCE THAT BAXTER WAS INVOLVED!!!!

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

I'm not to familiar with the Judges in Erie County but does anybody know who the Probate Judge was when Mrs. Baxter passed away? Does anybody know who Mrs. Baxter's lawyer was?

dave

Reading the Daily Log from yesterday, I noticed a log note that Nicholas Barylski was arrested for DUI. I believe he is Mary Ann Barylski the Chief Prosectuor for the county. It must run in the family since his father was arrested by the Highway Patrol a few years ago. If I am not mistaken they had to Taser him too. Just hope mom does put her foot in this and it get swept under the rug

Anonymous

GEEZ.........AND YOUR FEMALE POLICE CHIEF GETS FIRED OVER A $15.00 PARKING TICKET!!!!!

Anonymous

I'm really starting to get into this. Where's all the intelligent answers from these anti-Matt people to Question Questions and more Questions...

Anonymous

I'm waiting on Krista Harris.

goofus

I'm back and certainly no way in h'll I'm a baxter. Lawyers are killing our country, people need to recognize that. All the lying politicians are or were lawyers

goofus

I'm not wading in the shallow end of the gene pool like the baxters.

goofus

Is it me, or does B. Hussein Obama look like curious george

Anonymous

What are you talking about that assets have to be transferred from the elderly to other bank accounts to protect the assets in case the elderly had to go into a nursing home? My father was in a nursing home for nine months before he passed and I was the POA over his finances. I never transferred his assets to other bank accounts. I never transferred ANYTHING in his name. What do you mean---other bank accounts? Other bank accounts belonging to WHOM? I don't know where you got your information from but it sure sounds illegal. Sounds like FRAUD.

Anonymous

IF MATT WESTERHOLD STAYS ON THIS FOR SURE A POSITIVE CHANGE IS ON THE WAY. WAY TO GO, MATT! WAY TO GO, SR!

Anonymous

This is a little off topic but....If your parent Lasts a while in a nursing home situation the POA has alot of financial things they have to do after the insurance companies will no longer pay for their care. The social security won't cover anything as long as the elderly person has any assets and the situation forces you to either hand it all over to uncle sam so they will cover the care or you slowly give it to the nursing home then care will go to the State when all assets are gone. Folks who have wworked all their lives for the oportunity to die with dignity and to leave a legacy to their family are then robbed by the SS department at the end to ensure that all they have is gone before any help comes into play. Oh and along with that you lose any right to say what does or does not happen in the care of your loved one. All rights of said care now belong to the state. Some try to save their savings for their family by creative investing we will say. After all they paid into the SS fund for many many years and feel it is their earned right to be taken care of in the final days without paying for it again! However, If you move those assets sooner then a 10 year ( I think this is correct time frame) period the State can come back on whomever has those assets and take it away. The whole thing is really a sad mess!

Anonymous

Get a clue about Medicaid and nursing homes. See an attorney that specializes in elder law to preserve your assets. People transfer homes and money into other people's names to protect the assets. It is legal if done within the look back time frame. People transfer or hide assets all of the time to preserve them from Medicaid. Get a clue and use the internet about Medicaid in Ohio.

Anonymous

mistake- should read - It is legal if done ahead of the look back time frame.

Anonymous

I'm sure that Krista Harris could answer all of your questions regarding the abuse she suffered by Kevin Baxter and the corrupt judicial system. She was wrongfully and unlawfully charged with bilking monies from an aunt who legally gave her the monies through a power of attorney. The attorney who drafted the POA was Krista's key witness, and could not appear to testify on Krista's behalf because he was mysteriously found dead with a gun shot wound to the head and the police claim it was a suicide. The attorney's name was Steven L. Howland

Anonymous

WHERE IN THE HECK ARE YOU PEOPLE COMING UP WITH ALL THIS JUNK FROM? AND WHERE DID YOU COME UP WITH THIS OUTLANDISH 10 YEAR TIME FRAME?
FIRST, MEDICAID HAS A 3 YEAR LOOK BACK PERIOD. FOR EXAMPLE, IF A PERSON KNOWS HE/SHE IS GOING INTO A NURSING HOME SO THEY HURRY & GIVE ALL THEIR ASSETS AWAY SO THE NURSING HOME DOESN'T GET IT, MEDICAID DOES NOT GO BACK ON WHOMEVER THE ASSETS WERE GIVEN TO. (that would be quite difficult) MEDICAID INSTEAD WILL TIMES THE AMOUNT THAT WAS GIVEN AWAY AND THIS WILL EQUAL THE AMOUNT OF MONTHS THE PERSON WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID.
THIS OF COURSE DOES NOT APPLY TO A PERSON THAT GIVES THEIR ASSETS AWAY AND THEN BECOMES INCOMPETENT AND DOES NOT KNOW THEY ARE GOING INTO A NURSING HOME.
NEITHER DOES THIS APPLY TO AN IRREVOCABLE TRUST THAT MEDICAID CANNOT NOT TOUCH. IT DOESN'T EVEN APPLY TO A REVOCABLE TRUST IF A PERSON BECOMES INCOMPETENT FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THE INCOMPETENT PERSON IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN CHANGE THE TRUST. NEEDLESS TO SAY, AN INCOMPETENT PERSON IS NO LONGER ABLE TO MAKE DECISIONS SO THE REVOCABLE TRUST AUTOMATICALLY BECOMES IRREVOCABLE.

Anonymous

You say that people hide and transfer assets all the time from Medicaid. That's called FRAUD. I didn't hide or transfer assets when my father was in a nursing home so please don't say EVERYBODY does this. And I'm certain the internet on Medicaid in Ohio does not tell people how to commit Medicaid Fraud so YOU are the one that better get a clue!

Anonymous

needs to check out the county jail!! There was an LPN working the jail whose license lapsed! Of course it was covered up until she got relicensed! But how long was she practicing without it and how many meds did she pass and how many actual sick people were left untreated or mistreated because of the situation?? So much going on in EERIE County!!

Anonymous

Sorry but my Mom POA for my Grandma Lady in home just went through all this. The local SS office is where my mom got her time frame info. First This is so off topic it stinks. Second have you taken your anti cyber bully pills today? 3rd It is not fraud for a person to place their assets in a position of safty from any organization! IE same thing as a tax shelter isn't it? Would you then presume to say 99.9% of every American with any money at all is defrauding the government?

Anonymous

This isn't off topic because BAXTER was behind this too. BAXTER is behind EVERYTHING ILLEGAL & CRIMINAL in this County.

Bob

RE,RE,Sam,
no sammy i was never convicted of any crime any where in any state or country,but i do know a corrupt system such as kevin baxter and rest of his clowns.And sammy you your self know this county and sandusky is a mess,your friend kevin does not deserve the positin he holds this system just ran off the police chief and everyone knows it,the good ol boys in the deparment and city council are not worth a darn.every thing in this town must change from top to bottom.and no sammy i am not on meds.or need meds.and i do not have a nurse who cares if i am on the net.it sounds like you are the one that needs meds. and help you are a sheep.

Anonymous

You have to wonder why the Erie County Commissioners won't give Sheriff Lyons more money to house these criminals, if anybody is really looking for them.Earmarks and pork-belly projects are all over the news right now.I wonder what the commissioners are into.Beefing up the jail and paying more attention to the people on parole is what is needed.If they break the law,arrest them,house them through their trial or plea agreement,whatever, and send their butts to prison where they belong instead of selling drugs,robbing the law abiding citizens of this county or who knows what else.

Anonymous

How much longer can Baxter continue to hold office if there is so much disrespect for him and his record...

Anonymous

Ejay is a fine young man. You all should leave him alone.

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold seems to have little or no regard for anyone as a self proclaimed character assailant especially when his feathers get ruffled. God forbid that anyone would DARE ignore the "kings" request for information. God forbid that someone would DARE thumb their nose at the "royal" publication called The Sandusky Register. I really get sick and tired of the Register's & Matt's Cavalier attitude toward human beings. Sell papers, sell papers, sell papers...no matter what or who gets hurt in the process. They do it because they CAN, regardless of whether they should or not. Just because they CAN! If the Register is the protector of truth, then we're all in trouble!

Anonymous

Fire Matt Westerhold and rid the city of his poison.

Anonymous

can anyone tell me why Krista Harris was retried twice in the Erie County Common Please Court?

Anonymous

Matt I just personally want to thank you for the lovely article you provided us Sanduskians about our corrupt prosecutor Kevin Baxter. It is about time that someone told the truth.

Anonymous

KEVIN BAXTER seems to have little or no regard for anyone as a self proclaimed character assailant especially when his feathers get ruffled. God forbid that anyone would DARE complain about KING BAXTER AND HIS CORRUPT BULLIES AND THEIR CORRUPT ACTS......no matter what or who gets hurt in the process. If BAXTER is the protector of truth then we're all in trouble. (AND WE ARE) You'll find that out when YOU become an innocent victim of BAXTER. Kim Nuesse is only ONE of many........

Anonymous

if you would pay attention to Kevin's track record e.g., (Ejay, Krista Harris, Shawn Baxter, Elsebeth Baumgartner, Joe Baumgartner, and Chief Kim Nuesse among others you would know that innocent people have been victimized by his actions. If you go against him he will use every public official that he can to ensure that you pay the price one way or another.

Anonymous

Considering how all those CROOKS claimed that everything in the TRUST of an incompetent client, including everything for a grandchild, got cancelled due to lack of payment during the short time the client was in the ECCF, Prudential (and Key Bank) sure has spent a TON of money on those vicous, ugly attorneys of theirs to hide up the skirts of you & the Probate Court.

Anonymous

You say you get sick and tired of the Register & Matt's Cavalier attitude toward human beings......I believe you have this backwards. People are sick and tired of BAXTER & his GOB's Cavalier attitude toward human beings....

citizen

No wonder Baxter got away with stealing from his family. No wonder Baumgartner is sitting in a jail cell. Baxter has the Erie County judges, the Cuyahoga County judges and the retired judges in his back pocket. Kim Nuesse doesn't stand a chance.

Anonymous

Well people don't complain about Baxter then keep voting him in. Vote out the judges and Baxter next time they come up for re-election. If he runs uncontested we need to get a law passed in this state that will not allow this to happen.

Anonymous

disrespct for Baxter comes from the Register and specifically their editor.

Anonymous

What happened to Ejay and Shawn? OMG I can't believe he'd go after Ejay!

Anonymous

No wonder Baumgartner is sitting in a jail cell.

Elsebeth is in jail because Elsebeth disregarded a judge's order. She has no respect for the law. She has no respect for anything. Elsebeth Baumgartner is a criminal and is exactly where she belongs

Anonymous

No wonder people in this County have it in so for Baxter and his gob buds. They have no respect for ANYTHING least of all the LAW. Baxter is a criminal and should be sitting in a jail cell.

Anonymous

One small setback to your hypothesis, this blog does not appear in the paper you twit, the people without computers do not even know about this. You are my namesake, doofus

Anonymous

A racist judge tells Baumgartner to shut her mouth about the CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES of BAXTER and the rest of the CORRUPT BOYS in Cuyahoga County and Ottawa County and Baumgartner didn't so that's why Baumgartner is sitting in a jail cell.
So who in the HELL do these CORRUPT BOYS & GIRLS think they are anyway? The racist judge puts on a robe and says HEY ME SPECIAL! ME JUDGE AND ME CAN DO ANYTHING ME WANTS NO MATTER HOW UNLAWFUL & ILLEGAL CAUSE ME SPECIAL!
That old racist bag judge should be sitting in a jail cell, too...

Anonymous

I don't know of too many people that don't have computers..........

Anonymous

The gym is inconvenient.

Anonymous

PLEASE SOMEBODY DO US ALL A FAVOR AND FIND AN OUT OF STATE LAWYER TO RUN AGAINST THIS GUY!

Anonymous

I would like for someone to explain to me why Krista Harris was charged with theft involving monies that were given to her through a legal power of attorney. Doesn't the power of attorney protect you from this kind of stuff>

Anonymous

figures, time to stop wading in the shallow end of the gene pool

Anonymous

I was told that in 1999 Krista Harris was investigating a probate fraud matter involving her grandmother's estate. Accordingly her estranged family members (Lisa Harris, Chris Martin, and Don Martin)filed fraudulent deeds and wills in the Erie County Court and she uncovered these crimes which partially led to her being railroaded on sham theft charges. This information is listed on file with Elsebeth Baumgartner's cases. Does anyone know anyone more about this matter?

Anonymous

I would like to know the answer to that too but it seems like the anti-Matt people have gone into hiding on the subject......they didn't answer Questions, Questions and more Questions, either.

Anonymous

Apparently Ejay Baxter, Krista Harris, and Elsebeth Baumgartner all had clearly uncovered probate fraud and they all were railroaded on sham charges by Kevin Baxter. Interesting!

Anonymous

nobody runs against Baxter that means all you geniuses are the only ones who have trouble with him. Obviously nobody can beat him that's why nobody runs against him.

Anonymous

Look at what Kevin did to Becky? He took there only child away from her. Think about it, what kind of sick man wants to be a so called single father and raise a child when he cant even be there to see after him. He only did it to ensure that he didn't have to pay child support. Look at the number of hours he spends away from his kid. How many hours does he spend at Cabana Jacks on the weekends, and dont forget the "business trips that he has to take " He is slimeball and rotten to the core.

Anonymous

WHAT?????? Fraud Wills and Fraud Deeds in the Erie County PROBATE Court???? Now THAT is REALLY interesting.......Do you know who the ATTORNEYS were that were INVOLVED with the FRAUD Wills and FRAUD Deeds???? SHAM CHARGES??? Hmmmm....that sounds just like Mr. Baxter & his judge buddies dirty little scam tricks.......RIGHT, MR. BAXTER????

Anonymous

BULL DOOKIE! Nobody is running in Sandusky because all the lawyers are comfy cozy right where they are! And Lord forbid they even contimplate it because he prob has things on them he could dig up on themjust liek he did his own flesh and blood!

Anonymous

What a load of Crap! I personaly know of a home health aide that is hooked on her patients drugs...has been convicted of this crime and was put on probation has then gotten with a huron man...ran off his kids...and as he lay dieing of cancer had him go change his will. Now the guy was on a death bed literally and yet could go to Galligers ( sorry sp wrong) to sign said papers cutting his kids out of everything. The kids then hired mr Murray's office to press charges against her and contest the will. After taking about 30,000.00 of these kids hard earned cash to try and prosicute this woman they walked into probate and the judge ( don't remeber who) threw them out. Now mind you the Dad passed away 3 years ago and it wasn't in court until last Sping. Kids even had the woman tapped on the phone saying she'd get rid of them one way or other. This woman then went and found another man and started on him. He caught her and pressed charges...still no court...she kept flunking her Pee tests too. Now the kids are told that the can appeal but it'll cost them another 10,000.00 to even start it! WHAT T F?! Wish I was reading this blog back then!

Anonymous

What year was THIS CASE????? Who was the Probate Court JUDGE?????? Who was the Probate Court Judge's STAFF?

jordan

Yes I have the information on that fraud case involving Emma Harris. She died on February 9, 1999. Lisa Harris who is Krista's aunt, forged quit claim deeds and filed them in the Erie County Recorders office on March 25, 1999. Lisa claims the deeds were executed in California on January 8, 1999, however, the notary that is listed on the deeds did not receive a notary commission until March 1, 1999. Lisa Harris had the assistance of attorney Gregg Wagner who is the housing court magistrate in Sandusky. She was also represented by crooked lawyer William Smith. Needless to say there are a number of other crooked lawyers involved. Basically, the deeds should declared void, so we'll see what happens.

Anonymous

did Krista or anyone in her family file charges against Lisa? If so, what happened with the charges?

Anonymous

The case was filed right after the guy died in early sept 3 years ago. All I know is it went before a judge and court in the Sandusky court house. I can find out and post in day or so what judge! The hearing was in Spring of 08!

Anonymous

I could give you the kids names but one still lives in this state with children. supposedly the lady living in the house in Huron will have to sell it after 10 years and split it 3 ways with the kids. All else is gone....Alot of old family assets...stocks... bonds...the guys 2 Harleys..cars...vans...bank account...life insurence....S*** he even had silver bars in his safe at home that the court gave her permission to take from them. They each were given acess to the house after she'd removed anything tangable. Saying you kids want keep sakes? All the assets were liquidated while this was still in probate and she shouldn't of even been allowed to touch any of it. The judge told the kids that she only did what the will gave her permission to do in the first place. Even though it was activly being contested. This man signed this document changing his will and was in hospice and dead 2 weeks later! from lung Cancer. He was on huge amounts of morphene and she dumped him in respite care then told the kids he'd be back home. She also had this man convinced that he would recover from his stage 3 lung cancer. It was done all the time. She kept saying he was going to marry her...Well why didn't he do that to? He had plenty of time as it took him 21/2 years to get bed ridden. This woman and this system is intolerable!

Anonymous

Ok here's what I understand about Krista Harris. Around 2000 or so Ms. Harris was investigated for theft from a family member, this was her great-aunt Marybell Taylor. Ms. Taylor was from New Jersey and was in failing health. She needed to move back to Sandusky. Ms.Harris was appointed her POA. Ms. Harris DID NOT PAY her great-aunt's medical bills, and cashed checks her aunt had received from a CD in the bank. Ms. Harris went on to cash out the CD (Valued at $50,000), and empty several other accounts in her great-aunts name. (She went to New Jersey to conduct some of this activity) Some of this money was wired to accounts belonging to Ms. Harris at Sandusky Banks. Family members caught on to what was going on and reported the matter to police. Ms. Harris was relieved (for lack of better word) in her capacity as POA.It appeared Geoff Olgesby was her attorney at some point.
It appeared Ms. Harris had no intention of paying her aunts bills, and used her status as POA for her own benefit.

Now I do not know what these allegations against Mr. Baxter are based on. It does appear Ms. Harris is a liar and a con-artist. If she'll steal from an elderly family member, she would surely fabricate a story against Mr. Baxter for some "shut up money". If there is anything else to Ms. Harris's allegations, I would sure like to hear them. Preferably something concrete.

If anyone has any questions about this, as the family of Ms. Harris or check the police reports.

Anonymous

Very well put Sir but have you tried to go down to the court house and look up records on anyone or anything? Good Luck with that!

Anonymous

Do you know sir if her Aunt had any insurence that Ms Harris was fighting with to pay the bills? I know it's been a struggle for my Mom who has POA for my Grandma. If Mom would of run out to pay the bills right away the GM and Minors insurence wouldn't of ever paid a dime. Grandma would of run out of assets right away and had to of been turned over to State care sooner then she did. Too. It would seem the logical thing to do as far as transfering and liquidating assets so that the cash would then be available to pay the bills readily. Having POA on out of state accounts sure sounds like one pain in the backside to deal with. If the new accounts were opened then the Aunt if uncapable and in need of POA couldn't of opened them herself or even added her name to it. The tell tale would of been an audit of spending on those accounts! Do you know if that was ever done and made public?

Anonymous

With all these negative bloggers, it would seem that many of you have been before the court and before the prosecutor's office attorneys. That seems to be the only reason why someone would attack with such vengence. Either that, or most of these bloggers or just plain morrons.

Anonymous

I haven't been to court for anything in my life except when i let my D>L> expire and didn't realize it! Nor have my children! Being from Sandusky and Perkins area growing up you know alot of people. There are the ones that hang with the folks like Mr. Baxter that we've allways been beneath. Then there are the ones that hang with the folks like Mr. Baxter. Of course The GOB club wouldn't air their misdeeds to fellows in their circles and the only ones that'd be aware of it is those of us that just had to work for them or wait on them while they played all their lives. So.....Negative can cause change and I sure hope it does because all my elders are still in that Black Hole called Erie county!

Bob

re.negative bloggerws,
nope never been prosecuted here or any where a whole lot of people know that Baxter and the commissioners & city council are idiots just look at there record it is terrible.If you like mr baxter and the rest of them that is fine your opinin and every one elses are allowed to be put out there.What is the matter are you part of the problem or what you sounded very defensive,there for sir you are the morron in this case.

Anonymous

In regard to curly Q ... He not only got out of paying child support, but he took Becky to court last year to get his child support payments increased. Of course, he won that case and was granted a large increase of child support. The reason he did this was to keep Becky from filing a new case to try and get her son back. She not only lost the child custody case, but lost absolute custody of her child. She was and still is a wonderful mother. She did not deserve to lose little Kevin. She practically raised him on her own. While she and Kevin were married, Kevin consistently went out partying every weekend leaving little Kevin and Becky alone. After their divorce, Kevin never even kept little Kevin for weekends. He would just stop in and see him at Becky's when it was convenient. How in the world can someone win custody and never even participate in weekend visitations with their child for two whole years? There was obviously a favor done in that situation! The truth always prevails ... hang in there Becky!

Anonymous

The police reports are pretty easy to get, just go ask. As long as it's not an open pending investigation, it's public record. As far as court proceedings go, I'm not sure. I don't think there were any insurance issues. It looks like Ms. Harris's great aunt was paying her bills with her own money.

I hope a family member of Ms. Taylor could fill us in?

Anonymous

yeah, I WON"T give my name for fear of reprisal...happens all the time in this dimwit town...you guys growl and snarl because the Register goes after the truth and the truth scares you...well me too, cause if you tell the truth and they find out who you are you're mud...and it don't matter how many drums it takes...my husband was "convicted of a burglary" because he couldn't fight anymore...it didn't matter that he was having dinner in a public place at the time of the alleged crime...it didn't matter he had witnesses...it didn't matter he had receipts proving his whereabouts for several hours before and after the crime...it didn't matter several witnesses came forward making statements the victim was bragging she had "set my husband up"...it didn't matter that the judge called the "victim" a crazy B***H...all that mattered was that they pushed and pushed, squashed the witness statements, held exculpatory evidence from discovery and said "postponed" come back in a few weeks and we'll play this game again, until the coffers were empty and we couldn't afford to fight anymore...when they knew we were worn out and tapped out they offered a deal (14months and 16 court appearances later) plead guilty (it's a win in our column) and we will let you go with no time, no fine, just be a good boy, and you behave for 5 years (like he doesn't anyways) and that will be that...case closed.

That phony type of legalese is what's going on here in Erie County, while they make deals with crack dealers to turn in their addicts and crowd the county jails with people that should be coolin' their heels at home. It isn't just Good Ole Kev, it's his cronies too...

And I don't care HOW MANY of you come back with your "stupid" statements, your condescending sarcasm is powerless over me. I know the truth, you only wish you did. GO MATT...tear into them 'til the truth bleeds in front of all of these closed minded people...then they can't deny any longer...it'll shut up 'em up too, cause they don't have the courage to say "I was wrong"

Anonymous

Thank you for having the fortitude to speak out against this disgraceful editor. Other public officials need to make their true feelings known, as Matt and his POISON is not what this community deserves. These falsehoods about Kevin Baxter are only perpetrated by individuals who don't like the success he has had as a prosecutor for this community. Elsebeth is a whack, no doubt about it. If the Editor of our paper succumbs to rumors and innuendos spread by a lunatic, then we are all in trouble. Matt's tabloid journalism shows that he is nothing but a gossip columnist. Not one of his accusations can or ever will be proven because they are utterly false. Wake up America!!!!!!

Anonymous

YOU GO GIRL! I couldn;t of said it better! My own case envolved the coruption at the health department but know plenty of people that have gone threw exactly what you have stated!

And to Thank You for fortitude........
He would truely be showing fortitude if he'd come right into the blog and converse with all these nea sayers instead of writing a letter of rebuff to an editor and not really saying anything in it but slam Matt and or anyone else that quesetions him!

Matt hasn;t spread poison in your town! Matt has opened a avenue where the other tax payers ( not just Pro Kevin tax payers) have a voice! You all have silenced us for so long it is a little hard to take isn't it?

Anonymous

Questions Questions and more Questions wrote on Sep 15, 2008 10:14 AM:

" 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???? "

Well, it has now been well over two days and I am STILL awaiting answers to my questions. So far, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY has answered with any INTELLIGENT ANSWERS!!!!!!

What is the matter with you people? I ask simple questions and NOBODY answers my simple questions.

I see that Mr. Kevin Baxter has written another letter to the editor in today's newspaper. Perhaps Mr. Kevin Baxter can post some answers to my simple questions!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM STILL AWAITING SOME INTELLIGENT ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS !!!!!!

YES, I AM NOW SHOUTING!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

You say these falsehoods about Kevin Baxter are only perpetrated by individuals who don't like his success-----OH MY GOD...are you for REAL? You say that none of the accusations can be proven because they are utterly false. Want to make a bet?? I have LOTS of PROOF about BAXTER and a LOT OTHERS up at that Courthouse. Want me to bring it on? They don't scare me in the slightest.

Anonymous

You surely are evil. You seem to know quite a bit about Krista Harris and her situation. Well, did you know that she was indicted on theft of monies from a non-existent bank account of the alleged victim. Yes, she was charged with making withdrawals out of her own bank account, however, the indictment stated that was the account of her aunt. And lastly, Kevin Baxter ensured that he was charged with 17 felonies when the Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.61(C) mandates that she could have only been charged with one crime. Now go ahead and do a little research and surely you will see some of the corruption.

Anonymous

COOl you r jets here folks! If we tip our hands to our identities right now our evidence may jus go away. How about it Matt, Feel like setting up a fae mode of communication so that the other camp can't just come in and sweep all of us under the carpet? I now have documentation in my hand with dates case numbers persons envolved ect to back up my alligations if this should be able to go anyplace!

And To Questions, Of course we can't give you detail because we only know what the press or the Kevin camp has let out about these other cases. I really doubt that anyone from the Kevin camp will fill you in on this forum and it will be hard for some of us to give you enough proof without tipping our hands in n reguards to our own cases.

The other parties aren't on this blog obviously or are in jail and can't be here at the moment!

We will not be so stupid as to give out any information so the GOB club can burn us out, run us in, or run us out of state before this thng comes to a head and we can be heard in a respectable American court!

PS re they should scare you a little, the people they have already destroyed were upstanding citizens in the comunity and yet he was able to manipulate his system to do the deed.

Looks ike ya aren't even safe to go as far away as Lorain or even Cuyahoga county.

SO....ANSWERS WILL NEED TO COME FROM GOOD OL KEVIN HIMSELF!

Anonymous

The probate case I refered to earlier was heard in Erie County Common Pleas Court Probate Division.
the Plantiffs where run out of money for representation after paying the offices of Murray and Murray to the tune of 20,000.00 and had to attend the final hearing Spring of this year by themselves without representation.
Prior court hearings had gone on that the judge allowed all collected evidence be admissable but when the kids got to court on their own the judge didn't allow any of it!
the Lawyer for the Defendent was Duane L Galloway.

Anonymous

On the advice of a well-known Sandusky attorney (who wouldn't take my case--the old conflict of interest story) I wrote a letter to the Probate Court Judge removing myself as the Executor to my mother's Estate under a forged Will that was filed by a Lorain County attorney two years after her death. The Sandusky attorney even delivered the letter to Probate for me. (Take note that it was on the advice of the real CROOK Cuyahoga County attorney that I had that I made myself the Executor to begin with)
To my surprise a Hearing was scheduled. At the Hearing I informed Judge McGookey (and so did my one sister) that the Will was FRAUD but she ignored us. Instead, McGookey and the Lorain County attorney (that filed the Will and stated there were no ASSETS left in my mother's name) OBJECTED to my removal and I was forced to stay on as the Executor!
On the other hand, as the Executor I then responded to a Complaint of CONCEALMENT OF ASSETS & FRAUD filed by my one sister against: my other sister, the Lorain County attorney, TWO financial institutions and myself. (criminally changing a Trust during the year my mother was in the ECCF).
In my RESPONSE I admitted that I took part in the illegal transfer of my mother's property but I was DECEIVED by the Lorain County attorney who said it was necessary for Medicaid eligibility. I informed the judge that the attorney knew the property (owned one-half undivided) was in a Trust with 4 beneficiaries and he also knew that my one sister and the 4th beneficiary had no knowledge of the transfer. I also informed the judge that I was aware (as a result of the transfer) that the attorney intentionally defrauded ONE of the beneficiaries. (my mother's adult grandson) I also informed her that the POA that was used (and hidden in Lorain County by the Lorain County attorney) was FRAUD--drafted up when my mother was totally incompetent. I then informed the Court that THIS was the ONLY fraudulent act I took part in---everything else that was done by my other sister, the two financial institutions and the attorney was done without my knowledge, also.
To my surprise, Judge McGookey would not ACCEPT my RESPONSE. She claimed it was because I addressed it to HER. (ah....there were no complaints when I addressed the Removal of Executor letter to her....) When I asked WHO was I suppose to address it to I was told the Erie County Probate Court CLERK. (ah...McGookey is not only the Judge she's also the Probate Court Clerk....)
I have since stated the same RESPONSE in an Affidavit signed under Oath and addressed it to the Erie County Probate CLERK but haven't heard a thing.....Go figure.

Anonymous

TO: I knew them when..wrote on September 17, 2008 11:16 PM
This case that your talking about in which Murray & Murray bilked $20,000.00 out of these people and then never even represented them at the final hearing at the Erie County Common Pleas Court Probate Division--------who was the Judge? Also, did this case by some chance involve a resident of a nursing home? If so, what nursing home was it? Thank you.

Anonymous

A little advise to all readers and businesses that advertise on this so called newspaper their subscriptions are going down and it is because of a lunatic like Westerhold his time will come and he'll be looking for a job sooner than later.

Anonymous

what ever happened to Murray's ethics issues?

Anonymous

This is what I find absolutely ironic. I read the initial article written by Matt Westerdhold and at the time thought, WOW, he is using his power and position at the paper to the best of his personal ability (I wish I could do that in my job), but not only that, he is keeping this pi$$ing match alive by doing so. THEN comes along the same sort of idiot, Kevin Baxter, and instead of leaving it, you know, NOT RESPONDING to the comments at all, which is EXACTLY what keeps this pi$$ing match alive, he responds to it! You two little boys need to go behind a fence, duke it out and LEAVE the tax payers, Register readers, and all others, OUT OF YOUR pi$$ing match! Frankly, you are both morons, who need to leave your positions, because obviously you both do NOT get along with others, and deal with situations effectively!

Anonymous

3 calls were made on 3 days in a row about Murray's conflict of interest. Each time we were told they cannot find the paper work. Imagine that!
Remember people once a crook always a crook. We see how covert Murray is as a city commissioner, do you really want him as our state representative?
It doesn't matter if you are republican or democrat, we must not allow this snake in the grass to be elected for state representative's job.
Just the ethics ruling alone not being exposed shows what kind of person he is. Did you ever wonder why Kaman's ruling was swift, yet Murray's is still lost in the paper pile, obviously until after election. Then it will be too late. We need to stop him in his tracks NOW before he bestows anymore of his behind the scenes antics.
VOTE ENDERLE !!

Anonymous

The Judge in the case was Tygh M. Tone
Magistrate Patrick Quinn.

No the person died of cancer at hospice center. Stayed at home in Huron until placed in facillaty 2 days prior to death. Will was signed 2 weeks prior to death.

Care giver live in girl friend of 1 year, was convicted of and on probation for taking pain medications from people in her care.

Will left Gallaway as the trustee of trust. And this care giver as executor of estate will full reign and control of the deceased home and all personal properity for 10 years and allowed care giver to dispose of any and all of personal property. IE motercycles, cars, boats, antiques, famly herlooms, ect ect.

I have allways felt so bad for these kids! they were done wrong by this woman before by keeping them away from their loved one then finished off anything they had of "family".

Anonymous

I was reading about a court case in Erie County. I see where there were prosecutors and a judge from Cuyahoga County involved. It seems to me that a lot of players from Cuyahoga County are involved in the Erie County court system.

In that particular court case, the following Cuyahoga County people were involved.
Judge John T. Patton (now deceased), James A. Gutierrez (Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor) and William D. Mason (Cuyahoga County Prosecutor).

Now when the FBI raided Cuyahoga County, Mason was never notified of the raid for a good reason. The reason being that he would tip off officials in Cleveland. With Cuyahoga County having so much influence in Erie County and Erie County turning to Cuyahoga County to fix court cases, I sure hope that the FBI comes to Sandusky to do a thorough investigation of the Erie County court system, including the judges, former judges, the prosecutor and his staff, lawyers and elected officials in all of Erie County. Something really stinks in Sandusky and Erie County.

Matt, keep up the good work.

Anonymous

.....Boys will be boys?! Keep in mind though, it isn't who can pee the farthest, but who can HIT THE TARGET! I do believe that we as readers and taxpayers do have a choice. When election time comes, I either choose to cast a courtesy vote for Mr. Baxter or not. When my next Register invoice comes, I can either pay it, or cancel. Is this truely nothing more than just a PI#*ING match, or, could there be some legitimate substance to the issues here, that does EFFECT us as TAXPAYERS? If Mr. Westerhold is using his postion and power to write what he writes, from the sounds of some of these posts and the goings on over the last quite-a-few years, so to are quite a few of our local politicians, lawyers and even Judges, along with Judges, lawyers and Prosecutors from other counties, to get the results they're hoping for or need, good, bad or in-different, and at the TAXPAYERS EXPENSE! To me, if there is nothing to hide, THROW OPEN THE DOORS and EXPOSE YOURSELF FOR YOUR EMPLOYER/THE PUBLIC to see! Remember that whole TRANSPARENCY OF GOVT. thing you all promised? Well, a good start would be to invite the AG'S OFFICE to town! For the record, if I must choose sides, I choose the MIDDLE, cause that seems to be where the TAXPAYERS are stuck!

Anonymous

How would a person go about insuring that could happen and protect themselves from " The Club" at the same time? Whom or what offices would you contact?

Alot of "money" from surrounding areas play in the Erie county sunshine area.
Boats and Islands and all being more readily accesable from here.

Anonymous

The Honest & Respectable Murray & Murray bilked these people out of $20,000.00 and then they never even represented them at the FINAL hearing in Probate??? Wow! Talk about a FIXED case! This sure does sound real FAMILIAR!!! And who did the Probate Court judge Beverly McGookey use to FIX THE CASE? Sounds like she used Judge Tygh Tone. She's been KNOWN to use ROGER BINETTE, too.
THESE PEOPLE GOT WRONGED ALL RIGHT----by this CORRUPT LEGAL SYSTEM and you better believe BAXTER was behind the scenes.

citizen

I would vote for Donald Duck before I would vote for a crook Murray. The Murrays are in the good old boy network---you wash my behind on this one and I'll wash your behind on the next one.

Anonymous

You say this person lived in HURON and the Will was signed two weeks prior to his death.... Who was the Attorney who drafted up the Will?

Anonymous

THIS ISN'T A PI$$ING MATCH BETWEEN WESTERHOLD AND BAXTER---THIS IS A PI$$ING MATCH FOR THE PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY THAT HAVE BEEN WRONGED BY BAXTER AND HIS CORRUPT BUDS!!!!! TOMORROW IT COULD BE YOU OR EVEN WORSE IT COULD BE ME.......

Anonymous

The MURRAYS sure did show their ETHICS in that case. Bilk people out of $20,000.00 and run them out of money so the other side can win. Ater all, if there's no attorney for the clients the Judge can do any UNLAWFUL and ILLEGAL thing he wants---and Tone sure must have when he didn't allow any of the EVIDENCE to be presented. In reference to the MURRAYS----I believe in the OHIO RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR ATTORNEYS that's called "TANTAMOUNT TO THE THEFT OF THE CLIENTS' FEES". I'm POSITIVE there's a LAW in reference to TYGH TONE, too.

Anonymous

about Barry "curious george" Obama on how he is ridiculing John Mcain for the basic structure of our economy is sound, when in L.A. Last night he hosted a 30,000 dollar a plate fund raiser and brought in 9 million dollars, looks like his boosters economy is strong

goofus

if the curious george refernce sounds racist well according to that one anchor on cnn and the governor of kansas, I am a racist for not going to vote for B. hussein obama, his skin is not the problem ,it's his liberal socialist views of every thing

Anonymous

Just a curious question to Mr. Baxter. Why are there so many cases of sexual abuse against children that have been brought to your attention been swept under a carpet?

Anonymous

because he's a DAD, dumb a** democrat and a trial lawer, the kids ask for it

Anonymous

We really need to trim the herd of lawyers and especially trial lawyers

Anonymous

I need to dialogue with some hufftards like yourself

Anonymous

c'mon kevin

Anonymous

That's why you refuse to repost that Obama (curious george) story, being a full blodded liberal, you can't afford to let an informed conservative(not republican) ruin you annoiting of the saviorB.Hussein Obama

Anonymous

Thank you for shedding some light upon the acts of corruption in Erie County. There are many strange things going on around here. The F.B.I. and the Attorney General's Office need to do some serious investigating. To all of the players who think that they are getting away with it...the truth will set you free!

Anonymous

They weren't just done WRONG by this evil woman they were done WRONG by the CORRUPT ERIE COUNTY LEGAL SYSTEM. And Galloway became the trustee of the trust? Wow! how convenient! These stinking low-life lawyers got it made in the shade when it comes to Erie County, don't they...............

Anonymous

Maybe they should start having attorneys from the State Bar or something do a thorough examination of all cases in this county and others every year or so to see if there's any illegal shenanigans going on. Threat of disbarrment might straighten them all up.

What

I thought Kevin was married with kids. I hope his wife and kids don't get taunted because of all the gossip.

Anonymous

I'll bet ole Doc Baxter and his wife are turning over in their graves.

Anonymous

Does anyone know if Elsebeth, Krista, and Ejay have any concrete proof of all of the crimes that Kevin has committed? Where can we review the documentation? Has it been turned over to the feds?

Sunny

Does anyone know when Judge Ty Tone is going to rule on Ejay's motion to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Kevin for probate fraud? Why is it taking Ty Tone so long? Is he one of the good ole boys too?

Anonymous

According to all of the records filed on the internet about Kevin Baxter, he has been accused of a voluminous number of crimes involving sexual acts, probate fraud, case fixing, among other things and yet there has been an independent investigation performed by an outside agency. I wonder why? It must be that he is guilty of everything he is accused of doing. This is truly a sad case of wretched system gone awry.

Anonymous

I have just read Kevin's letter to the editor from Wednesday's paper. I had to reread the letter several times because of the contradictions. In the second paragraph, Kevin wrote "Matt Westerhold, through the Sandusky Register, can take after me all he wants" but in the last paragraph, Kevin is asking Doug Phares "to step in and take control."

Kevin, you have to remember that you are a public figure and elected official. Criticism is part of being a public official. If you cannot take criticism, then resign.

From my point of view, your letter seemed to be very adolescent. So what if Matt is an Elsebeth sympathizer. I have news for you. There are many Elsebeth sympathizers and feel that she was railroaded as was Kim. Your lack of openness is your problem.

You yourself wrote that letter for all to see. By writing "Matt Westerhold, through the Sandusky Register, can take after me all he wants" is an invitation for more commentaries from Matt about you. Deal with it or get out of office. You may want to call on your friend "Buff" to help you out.

Anonymous

Sandusky will always be a dump. With the hate that is spewed, there is no hope.

Anonymous

Did you ever stop to think that maybe that was the ONLY way, through the SR, for Kevin to be able to let people know the T-R-U-T-H since the SR and Matt have trouble with that when it comes to the city officials? BTW, before you even go there, I am just a regular 'ol citizen of Sandusky.

Anonymous

Until Westerhold is gone!

Anonymous

T-R-U-T-H ? ROTFLMAO, Why doesn't Baxter just call in the Ohio Attorney General or invite the FBI to investigate? Then maybe I will believe Baxter.

Anonymous

Why? I canceled the Register a few months ago because I was P*ssed Off at Matt for printing that CCW list. But I have started up the paper again because, for a change, the Register is beginning to print the truth.

Anonymous

Daah, when i was that age if i thought thinks like that and my old man figured it out, I got my @ss beat, with, gasp a belt, and guess what, im almost 30 with no criminal record, never been arrested or in jail, i rarely drink, and dont do any kind of illegal drug. It worked for me at least.

Matt

You are a true idiot! Goes to show what kind of retards work for the Sandsuky Newspaper..... No wonder so many people have cancelled their subscription to that ill-repute newspaper. You and all of the other idiots you work with are worthless!

Anonymous

Kevin Baxter and his staff of prosecutors can take as much credit as they wish concerning the Thomas Mc'Govern case. They need to step up to the plate and start working on the rest that have occurred as well. As far as I am concerned, the only Angel from Heaven that I can see so far is Matt Westerhold. He has not backed down and I admire him for his tenacity where the search for the truth about corrupt activities are concerned. Someday it will all be out in the open and the non-believers in this area might change their tune. This isn't a situation where false tales or rumors are made, moreover, this is clearly one of the final steps toward finding out what is really happening in Erie County.

Anonymous

And your mama is a cow!!

Anonymous

I don't know why Mr. Baxter thinks the only sympathizer of Elsebeth Baumgartner is Mr. Westerhold. Just reading how she was treated by that horrid judge in Cuyahoga county infuruiated me to no end. And then that pompous retired judge---who I'm sure is corrupt as all get out---putting on that insidious show how he was so "offended" by her actions----Yuck! They all make me sick and so does Erie County. I'm ashamed to even admit I'm part of this community anymore.

Anonymous

can't we, can't we, can't we all sing along?

Anonymous

A man stabs two men and gets 8 years. He is charged with two counts of felonious assault. Why wasn't he charged with attempted murder?

Baumgartner gets 8 years from a black judge in Cuyahoga County because some sensitive old judge could not take criticism. Poor baby judge, his feelings got hurt.

That black Cuyahoga judge, Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold, helps a young black man, who violates his probation several times. This black man, Raymond Williams, only got PROBATION for manslaughter. Williams was originally charged with MURDER. And when Williams violated his probation several times, Saffold helps him out instead of revoking his probation.
8 years for Baumgartner for criticizing a judge but PROBATION for a MURDERER. And that MURDERER violated his probation not once but several times. That same judge makes conditions that Baumgartner cannot file any lawsuits in Federal Court to seek justice from a CORRUPT and RACIST judge. Why didn't Saffold revoke the probation violations of Williams? Instead, Saffold protected the murderer. Read some of the comments that were posted in the below link.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/...

This same black judge also wanted to run for the Ohio Supreme Court. You have to be kidding me. This same judge tells a 19 year old girl who was charged with theft of a credit card to pick up some men by wearing a short skirt and sit on a bench.

http://kingsrightsite.blogspot.c...

"Men are easy," Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold told the defendant Katie Nemeth. "You can go sit in the bus stop, put on a short skirt, cross your legs and pick up 25. Ten of them will give you their money."

The judge continued, "If you don't pick up the first 10, then all you got to do is open your legs a little bit and cross them at the bottom, and then they'll stop."

http://findarticles.com/p/articl...

This judge is a typical Cuyahoga County judge. Gives probation to murderers, refuses to revoke the probation when the murderers violate their probation but sends a woman to prison for 8 years because the woman sought relief from a Federal court. Excuse me, but isn't it the right of all Americans to seek relief at the Federal Court levels when biased judges have wrongly convicted people?

I heard from a very reliable source who was actually at the sentencing of Baumgartner that Saffold gave the prosecutor Dan Kasaris, a friend of Kevin Baxter, all the time that he needed to send Baumgartner to prison. But when Baumgartner's attorney tried to explain to Saffold why the Federal lawsuit was filed, Safford quickly silenced the attorney and ordered handcuffs put on Baumgartner and had her lead away to prison. Excuse me, but isn't a judge supposed to hear BOTH SIDES? Why didn't Saffold want to hear the defense? What a corrupt, stupid, incompetent, BIASED and racist judge that Saffold is.

Are these the type of judges from Cuyahoga County that Kevin Baxter seems to favor? Does Kevin Baxter like judges who refuse to hear BOTH sides? Why didn't Saffold want to hear the defense from Baumgartner's attorney? Because Saffold had already determined the outcome before Baumgartner even went to court. Kevin Baxter likes judges that make their own laws as they see fit instead of following the laws.

Anonymous

OMG WE HAVE TO GET ALL THIS TO SOMEBODY!

Can anyone tell me what a RETIRED Judge is doing in a court house as anything other then a lawyer? Doesn't it mean he isn't allowed to rule on cases anymore?

Anonymous

When is Baxter and his company going to pay the back taxes to the schools?

Is it not an ethical problem when an elected official owes back taxes?

Anonymous

Yes to the tune of $179,000

Anonymous

Elsebeth could follow rules and regulations set by anyone. She is so stupid. She filed the lawsuit, never served anyone with the complaint, then turned around and dismissed. So, don't you think that she was again trying to harass the judge and his family. She had no intentions of moving forward with the lawsuit, none other than to waste her husbands hard earned money. For the record , that probationer was not a murderer so please state that facts and not your opinion. Now this Black is a racist for doing her job. What about all the corrupt, racist, judges that have a pure hatred of black men because a large majority of white have crossed over to the other side and yet when they stand before the judge they automatically get sentenced to prison. Think about that, it has been happened for years. For example, a white man possesses crack he gets probation, however, a black possesses the same drug he is known drug dealer and must go to prison. If that's not racist then I don't know what is. I know first hand about discrimination, my children are mixed. No, the have not been in the system but, in the district where I live there are not many people who are not white so my family experiences this crap all the time.

Anonymous

Isn't that tax evasion?

Anonymous

If you check out the erie county web site regarding back taxes you will see that $195,000.00 in back taxes to Erie County. Yet, no one is going to enforce it because that would be his job.

Anonymous

If you think that judge in Cuyahoga county is horrid (she is) better hope you never have to deal with her twin sister at the Erie County Common Pleas Court Probate Division.

Anonymous

Wow! If I owed back taxes I'd be living on the street. Guess it pays to be a prosecutor.

citizen

Everyone hates lawyers...

Until they need one!

No

it pays to be incorporated. The business owes the taxes not KBax. It's the American way. That's why you incorporate. Smart for the business bad for the area.

Anonymous

Murray & Murray bilk people out of $20,000.00 runs them out of money and does not represent them at the final Probate hearing. Judge Tygh Tone refuses to allow the people to present the evidence they have. (FIXED CASE) Judge Tygh Tone is going to rule on Ejay's motion to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Kevin for PROBATE FRAUD. Ejay doesn't stand a chance. The case is already FIXED.

Anonymous

You say everyone hates lawyers until they need one....My reply---if it wasn't for crook lawyers nobody would need one.

Anonymous

NUESSE'S CASE IS ALREADY FIXED TOO....I HOPE THE RETIRED JUDGE & THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY LAW FIRM THANK THE TAXPAYERS ON THEIR WAY OUT OF TOWN....

Anonymous

That no-class Cuyahoga County Judge Saffold should be strung up by her heels and horsewhipped along with the rest of them.

Anonymous

When is everyone who has a grievance in this county finally say enough is enough! It takes a problem in numbers to create a change in the way that the system is running. Why doesn't the community challenge Mr. Baxter to attend a public forum in Sandusky so that he can personally answer the questions that have gone unanswered for so long. If he is willing to attend a meeting with the public, then he is making the first step toward clearing himself from much of the speculations that are surfacing about him.

Anonymous

The owners/op. of this business owe back taxes, to the tune of what, just about 200K! What a lack of professionalism and responsiblity on the part of these particular (past) business owners! How much was given to this corporation from Federal Grants?!

Anonymous

DON'T LET THE LEGAL SYSTEM FOOL YOU, PEOPLE. ANY BIASED AND UNFAIR RULING BY A JUDGE WHO DOES NOT HEAR BOTH SIDES OF A CASE IS AN INVALID RULING. THESE JUDGES ARE NO MORE ABOVE THE LAW THEN LAWYERS ARE BUT THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. THERE'S PEOPLE HIGHER UP THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THIS CORRUPTION.

No

not true. When you incorporate a business individuals are not responsible. The Corporation is a legal entity unto itself. If the corporation has no assets (building,cash,trucks,boats etc.) there is nothing to collect on. I don't remember any federal grants...it failed on its own.

Anonymous

what does whether or not someone survives in prison have to do with anything?? is that your criteria in a person? whether or not they would survive in prison???? boy, if that's how you make an opinion on someone, you truly are SANDUSKY hill-jack trash.

Anonymous

What business are you talking about? If you are referring to Baxter's personal venture in Vermilion you are wrong about the federal grants. Didn't EB accuse the Lorain County law firm of Baumgartner & O'Toole of falsyfing grants to get the loans?

Just Wondering

I thought I heard something about Senator Stevens of Alaska (you know the guy who is being investigated) helping the Island Express secure a grant a while back. Does anyone know anything about that?

Anonymous

Due to the mistrust in Our County Prosecutor, I think it's time the County Commissioners call for a thorough investigation to be made by The Ohio State Attorney General. The good old boys network which includes a number of judges and law firms in Erie County has long been known by lawyers outside the county to be corrupt. We have a mess and it needs to be cleaned up, and now !!!!

Anonymous

don't run the Prosecutor's office. It's an elected postion. Attorney General could investigate it but don't hold your breath on that one. You guys have more conspiracy theories than the X files. Man what a bunch of wackos you are.

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