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

wrote on Sep 19, 2008 3:12 PM:

"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. "

Is that you, BUFF? Or is it Kevin?
WHY not call in the AG to investigate? Afraid that the crooks might be exposed?

Anonymous

All that is wrong will eventually be discovered. Problems will not go away because you will them to do so. Too many people are involved in this turmoil, and I believe that you will do what is right in the end.

Anonymous

Thank you for your service. You do not deserve these attacks. You are a true leader in the community and some hate you for this and your success. Do not let them win by tearing you down. Only a few loud malcontents are voicing these baseless accusations.

Anonymous

Thank you for your service, you do not deserve any attacks from the Baxter Gang. You are a true hero in the community and some hate you for digging at the truth. Do not let them win by tearing you down. Only a few malcontents are voicing these baseless accusations.

Anonymous

Could you please tell me WHEN and WHY the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE COURT and the Erie County Common Pleas MERGED with the Cuyahoga County Court?

Anonymous

Tell me, how do you know they just won't do that? Got an answer?

Anonymous

When will everyone who has a grievance in this county finally say enough is enough? It takes a serious problem and numerous people to effect a radical change in the system. If the community challenged Mr. Baxter to attend a public forum in Sandusky, he could personally answer the questions that have raised tremendous concerns for more than a decade. If he is willing to attend a meeting with the public, then he will be making the first step toward clearing himself from much of the speculations that are surfacing about him.

Anonymous

Oldsters starting @ age 70 be re-tested? YES!

Anonymous

Young men serving America be allowed to drink? Hell YES!

Anonymous

If you can't find a way to get a case out of Erie County so the corrupt Cuyahoga County judges can FIX it then bring the corrupt retired Lorain County judges into Erie County.

Lisa

With the requirements in Germany, what are their death rates compared to US?

Anonymous

Public meeting with Baxter? I can see it all now. ALL of the GOBS will be there and if anyone DARE to challenge Baxter, you can be sure that they will be "quickly silenced" by false imprisonment or "black balled" for life. What happened to all those ministers, including Mr. Darden? They sure have been quiet for some reason. Recall the public meeting between Murrat and the ministers and you will see that nothing happened. It's business as usual.

People have posted questions in this online forum. Let Baxter answer the questions. How about replying to some of the questions posted by "Questions, Questions and more Questions"? It is a public online blog. Go for it Baxter.

The best for Baxter would be for him to call in the FBI and Attorney General. Why not?
All this BS about using Murman, old outside judges and "private investigations" is all BULLSH*T!

You had one woman who challenged Baxter and look what happened to her. She got a crooked judge who refused to listen to the defense. And why all of the SECRETS concerning the former police chief? The ONLY HONEST option for Baxter is to call in the Attorney General and FBI to do a complete and UNBIASED investigation.

Anonymous

The fear that is instilled by the powerful K.J.B. is reminiscent of the K.G.B. in the U.S.S.R !

Anonymous

FIRE BAILEY, THIS HIGH-PRICED PIECE OF TRASH WILL SELL YOU OUT. I'M ON YOUR SIDE BUT THIS IS NOT THE REPRESENTATION YOU SHOULD HAVE IN SANDUSKY. IT'S A FIX !!! WISE UP.

Anonymous

ABOUT LITTLE ARTIE KELLER WHEN HE MARRIED THE MOTHER THAT WAS AN ENGLISH TEACHER AT SANDUSKY HIGH, AND THE LIL BOY WAS BEAT TO DEATH AND HE WALKED. WELL BAILEY?

Anonymous

Prefix/Suffix: JR
Last Name: KELLER
First Name: ARTHUR
Age at Time of Death: 4
City of Death: AKRON
State of Death: OH
Parent's First Name(s): RONALD
Month of Death: 4
Day of Death: 16
Year of Death: 1974

Anonymous

...lower the drinking age to 16(for kids in their own homes)so that kids will learn that they should never drive drunk(but make the bar drinking age 18 on college campuses, and 21 everywhere else).

Anonymous

Michelle,
This column speaks volumes. You went beyond the superficial to tackle an important issue in a way that shows thought, research and relevance. Your writing shows both the progress you've made since you first started and the potential I believe you have to really forge a connection with your audience. Keep it up!

Anonymous

Until westerhold is gone.

Anonymous

Why?

Anonymous

Who in the hell would want to come in and make their home in this community with all its corruption----a corrupt legal system that has no respect for the law, a corrupt legal system that has no respect for its citizens and a corrupt legal system that doesn't even have any RESPECT for the DECEASED. All one has to do is read all these comments about the PROBATE FRAUD that's going on to see that........

Are you kidding

Are you kidding? The county commission is not going to call for an ivestigation of Baxter. One commissioner, Baxter's brother -in-law, Bill Monaghan is very much involved in Baxter's problems. Another commissioner, Tom Ferrell is a GOB, and Baxter's buddy. There are only three commissioners. Baxter controls the majority.

Anonymous

In Germany the work week is 32hours. Health care is provided by the government. Higher education cost nothing/provided you complete the courses.

Anonymous

Don't have stats on that. Do know if you are on the autobahn, by law you are required to move over & not impede traffic. Failure to do so results in the roadside camera giving you a ticket. Failure to pay said ticket results in armed POLIZEI coming to your home, escorting you to headquarters & resolving the matter. They don't F around in Deutschland regarding their traffic & laws. American turnpikes were copied after Todt's autobahns. America would do well to pattern some of the laws for our turnpikes after Germany. (People blocking traffic).

Anonymous

I don't know what it will take for the people of sandusky to wake up and vote in someone else kevin has done his duty and now it's time for change......lets vote him out this time sandusky...

Anonymous

I'd say that all the commissioners are part of the GOB club. The Health Board is Too. They controll everyones lives to benifit their own private business interests. None of it has anything to do with the good people that are paying their wages and benifits. Then these crooks don't even pay their taxes to put their contribution back into our city. The Marena project and downtown will only be developed as the GOB club obtains the cash to do so, keeping those profits in their pockets also. Why else would it be taking so long for downtown SAndusky to be developed? The buildings have been falling into disrepair for many years and not only an eyesore but a dead weight in non revenues for the city.

Anonymous

I like a prior posters' suggestion that we should all vote for ourselves this next election. I truely wish someone else would run...not a GOB.

Anonymous

Anyone old enough to vote for our leaders or old enough to fight in wars should be allowed to drink. If we trust their maturity to do those things we should trust them all the way. Kids under 18 should be allowed to drive as long as the music isn't to loud to hear someone beeping at them, or as long as there isn't another youngster in the car to distract them and they too must follow laws about no texting or cell phone use while going down the road. I feel the grades should be kept to at least A's and B's. And yes I'd say elders after age of 65 should have to retest! Hearing, sight, and ability to react quickly along with current laws. Their are more elder DUI's out on the roads then youngsters!

Anonymous

What happened to the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and Rev. Darden? Have all of you been threatened by the GOBs? Why all of the silence? Have you been threatened or did you get a bunch of money from the GOBs to keep quiet?
Why the silence from all of you?

Anonymous

I also remember that wen the FBI came down on Cleveland, they had a special task force from other areas that was used. The local FBI office wasn't envolved. So then how would one begin to contact them for any help of an investigation into all this? How high does this GOB club go?

concerned

I would like to know more about the matter involving Dewitt McDonald and Krista Harris. Can anyone provide me information about that case involving alleged tampering with a witness and the allegations of a non-consensual sexual relationship with Krista Harris? Where is Krista Harris and why hasn't she come forward to file charges against her alleged rapist? Or did she, and what happened to the charges?

concerned

It sounds to me like another case of Bill Clinton, and former congressmen Gary Condit in Erie County.

Anonymous

How high does the GOB club go? Well, one thing for certain---Baxter's got all the judges and lawyers in his back pocket even the corrupt judges and lawyers in Cuyahoga County. And vice versa. Erie County and Cuyahoga County, not to mention their RETIRED JUDGES BULL, have got themselves a neat little illegal system worked out and its been going on for a looooong time. Just watch how it unfolds in the Nuesse saga.....

Anonymous

Does she have a law degree? Maybe she could run for Prosecutor?!

Anonymous

In reference to matters concerning corruption in Erie County, it is better to contact the Department of Justice in Washington D.C., rather than the Cleveland office or the one on Columbus Avenue in Sandusky.

Anonymous

Isn't Krista Harris in jail? Seems like that's where EVERYBODY is that dared to complain about Baxter. I guess it pays to be a prosecutor......but then all good things must come to an end sooner or later.

Anonymous

John Moyer????

Anonymous

Yep, we're all WHACKED, right? Just the rantings of CRAZY PEOPLE! What's whacked, are the unfair ways of the Erie Cnty. Justice System! A BLIND MAN could see it., as well those with the misfortune to have experienced it! What better way to protect yourself, than to surround yourself with those also evidently absent of CONSCIENCE! Nothing worse than ELECTED POLITICIANS who are of the thought process that they can continue to ignore those who put them there! Remember Mr. Dann?! They say it's the quiet ones you need to watch out for! I'm always trying to hang onto the belief that justice will truely prevail, if not in this lifetime, than the next! Just maybe, voters will send a message with their vote? Or, should I say, LACK-THEREOF! Personally, I'll be doing a cross-over when it comes to voting for Erie Cnty. Comm., as well State Rep.! Good luck Mr. Enderle, Printy and Heyberger!

citizen

I don't know what's going on in these corrupt counties but SOMETHING sure is. How does an ELECTED, arrogant and immoral judge----that doesn't even TRY to hide how vicious and corrupt she is----get away with sentencing a 51 year old woman to 8 YEARS in prison when NOBODY, not even ONE person that she accused of corruption, made any attempt to prove what she was saying was a lie? What the heck is this anyway----OHIO COMMUNISM?

Anonymous

.........a sandusky police chief gets fired over a fifteen dollar parking ticket...........

Anonymous

I can't believe it! You actually said something work a FOCK! No I don't think they should up the driving age and I think that we need less government period! I do think there should be some restrictions for people under 18 like now. But you need to leave that up to the parents and not the government. OBAMA is about more Government! I think he would be the first one to say raise the age for driving. Just an opinion of course.

Anonymous

and Baxter's buddy Mulligan allows diversion for a former Port Clinton city official for stealing city property. Had Mulligan called in the Attorney General, you would see many heads roll in Port Clinton. But, Mulligan allowed a PRIVATE INVESTIGATION using private attorneys to investigate.

And if you give Mulligan money for his campaign, you can get out of jail free such as a store owner's wife.

Anonymous

and Baxter's Lorain county buds get illegal behind closed door hearings with the probate court judge so they can swagger out of the hearings with smirks on their face.........

Anonymous

Oh, I agree it IS indeed a pi$$ing match, but these two morons are so stupid, that at our expense, they feel the need to dog each other out in public. They are involving the community, and in the worng way. Westerhold uses his position atthe paper to slam Baxter, and Baxter will use his power at the prosecutors office to get even with Westerhold some how. In my opinion, they are both idiots. I think Baxter has a sligh edge, however, over Westerhold. I do like the fact that someone (Westerhold) is NOT intimidated by the "big man" Baxter. I would like to know how Baxter gets away with all his corruption? Why is it no one looks into his wrong doings?

Anonymous

Sandusky deserves its self.

Anonymous

I say lower it to 15. You don't teach responsibility by taking it away. Of course make sure there are safeguards in place like making sure a parent or guardian is always in the car with them. I would be for automatically revoking licenses until 18 for serious moving violations.

Anonymous

Your logic is failed. Let me explain why.

You state that the age to obtain an operators license in Ohio should be raised to eighteen and your reason is because they have no experience driving.

Everyone who has never driven before is inexperienced. If they begin driving at sixteen or thirty-six, they lack experience. They will only gain experience through driving. No amount of bookwork will replace time behind the wheel.

The only difference between a person of sixteen years of age and an eighteen year old who is beginning to drive for the first time is two years of maturity, the slight difference in maturity does not make them any more experienced.

Anonymous

According to the DRC website Krista Harris was released from jail on December 14, 2007 she spent 5 years in jail on false charges because of a broken judicial system ran by corrupt public officials. Accordingly, she has valid complaints regarding Kevin Baxter, Dean Holman, and others.

Anonymous

PLEASE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY KEVIN BACTER IS STILL IN OFFICE AND WHY NO ONE WILL RUN AGAINST HIM?

Anonymous

out there on bicycles, holy cr ap. They like to impede traffic and ride against oncoming traffic, not with it, like they are suppose to. And how about trying to turn right, in an intersection while some bicyclist is coming straight at you, against traffic, in the crosswalk, this happened in front of CVS over in Bellevue and it's a wonder the jackas s didn't get hit!!! Can't believe some of the stupid stunts these bicycle riders are pulling.

Anonymous

Girls 25 Guys 18.

Anonymous

Mr. Westerhold's article about Kevin Baxter seems like he has a personal vendetta against Baxter. Quit using the papeer for your personal vendettas!!!

Anonymous

Would this by some slim chance be one of those FIXED CASES.....
How can a lawsuit relative to the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE of a life-long ERIE COUNTY resident be filed in the jurisdiction of CUYAHOGA COUNTY? How can a JUDGE from Cuyahoga County DISMISS a lawsuit in the jurisdiction of CUYAHOGA COUNTY that pertains to the jurisdiction of a PROBATE ESTATE in ERIE COUNTY?

Patrick OBrien

Good thoughts here, but some flaws. One has been pointed out, being older when you learn to drive still makes you inexperienced. Maturity is an issue, maybe having more restrictions, class room and behind the wheel training would all be a good idea.
Saying that a country that dosnt allow people under 18 to drive has less teenage driver deaths only stands to reason. If less teenagers are driving, odds are less will crash.

Anonymous

He is still in office because he does a good job. He is still in office because all this accusations are not true.

If these hate filled people had any proof of the lies that they are spreading, he would already be gone. It is very easy to come on here and write a hate filled blog with no proof.

Mr. Baxter will continued to get reelected because he is an outstanding leader that is respected by most of the Erie County voters. These few hate filled people on the blogs don't amount to enough votes to do anything.

Anonymous

He had only performed the job that he wants to. You think he does such a good job, well, ask yourself why his company will not pay their property taxes on the Island Rocket? I believe that is almost $200,000.00 that his corporation owes to the city of Sandusky and yet no one wants to look it that. He is an evil man, filled with hate. He loves to protect the guilty and frame the innocent. His name is Kevin John Baxter.

Anonymous

He had only performed the job that he wants to. You think he does such a good job, well, ask yourself why his company will not pay their property taxes on the Island Rocket? I believe that is almost $200,000.00 that his corporation owes to the city of Sandusky and yet no one wants to look it that. He is an evil man, filled with hate. He loves to protect the guilty and frame the innocent. His name is Kevin John Baxter, your county prosecutor.

Anonymous

He had only performed the job that he wants to. You think he does such a good job, well, ask yourself why his company will not pay their property taxes on the Island Rocket? I believe that is almost $200,000.00 that his corporation owes to the city of Sandusky and yet no one wants to look it that. He is an evil man, filled with hate. He loves to protect the guilty and frame the innocent. His name is Kevin John Baxter, your county prosecutor. Welcome to the island.

Anonymous

Another accusation without proof. If you want to accuse him of something, then prove it or shut up.

Anonymous

what type of proof would you like Mr., would court documents suffice?

Anonymous

under Ohio Revised Code section 2921.42 Kevin could not have more than 5% interest in a public contract and he owned 30%. So , does that help you out. It is illegal.

Anonymous

under Ohio Revised Code section 2921.42 Kevin could not have more than 5% interest in a public contract and he owned 30%. So , does that help you out. It is illegal. And his corporation refuses to pay the back taxes. I guess he isn't as smart as you all think he is and surely not a savvy businessman. I think he is complete loser.

Anonymous

It should be raised to 18.A learner's permit should be allowed from 16-18.That way they are getting the experience, but with an adult in the car. Many kids still in high school act like driving with a bunch of friends in the car is a party, taking their attention off the road.
The biggest worry around them is not having to watch out for other drivers or paying attention to what you are doing, but it is more about how "cool" they look with their souped up cars, loud music and cell phones.I cannot tell you haw many times I have had the carp scared out of me by teenagers laughing and speeding through just parking lots not paying attention to what they are doing. If they cannot handle a parking lot, how can they handle the road?
Ohio should also ban any kind of cell phone use in a vehicle.I won't even get into that one.

My Opinion

Ever since OHIO allowed that PIG racist judge in Cuyahoga County to get away with sending EB to prison, Baxter and the rest of these corrupt boys & girls think they can do anything they want..........but their day is coming. I believe pride goeth before the fall.....

Anonymous

oh, the african american judge is a racist because she sent crazy elsebeth to jail. she deserved to go to jail. she cant follow any rules and besides she's a burden on her husband. Maybe now he'll have time to enjoy his life without her messing everything up. elizabeth was a menace to society

Anonymous

You say if these hate-filled people had any proof of the lies they are spreading.........
I'm not, never was and never will be a liar and I'm not spreading anything. I have the proof.

Anonymous

kevin had his brother ejay brought up on 81 charges for alleged intimidation, he had Krista Harris charged with sham theft charges of stealing monies from a non-existant bank account and had Elsebeth charged with intimidating a judge and had her disbarred. So please help me to understand why is it you think that Kevin is doing his job and not hurting innocent people and the community.

resident

NO Teens should be permit to obtain licenses.. There are schools and courses and test... When you turn eighteen if you look, all you have to do is written test then recieve.

resident

We all drove and yes you will always have some accidents with beginners of any age. But with the media today, you hear of accidents miles away that you never knew of in the past.. Thats why it seems so frequent. Plus you have a higher population and more vehicles on the road , not that there are more inmature drivers, but the same percentage of poor drivers, thats all. Plus elderly.. But mostly i blame media for getting on an issue then exploting it big time from around the globe. Make people constantly hearing... Just like motorcyle accident lately... Well, more people are riding this yr than ever before because of gas prices.. The percentage is still the same.. Get real

Anonymous

Doesn't Kevin Baxter uses his office to advance his agenda? Krista, Else and Ejay all criticized him and were all charged with crimes. That sounds a little fishy to me.
I wonder if he used his county office to work on his private business. Does anyone know the answer to that?

Anonymous

Elsebeth charged with intimidating that poor corrupt old fart judge.....that was so FIXED it was pathetic. And yes, according to his brother and EB he was using his county office to work on his private business. And whoever said he loves to protect the guilty----you got that RIGHT. Baxter is the one that's a MENACE to society.

Anonymous

Does any one have a dot com address for current stats on accidents? Thanks.

Anonymous

Wonder if the racist judge and the good old boys had a party after EB's sentencing....I can hear them all drawling now------any time you need a special little favor (hee-hee) from Erie County SWEETHEART you certainly won't have to ask twice. YUCK!

just a thought

Kevin Baxter is still in office because he has somehow instilled a great deal of fear upon anyone who has thought about running against him. He is still in office because he is connected with all of the right people. He is still in office because the family and friends that he gets along with are county officials as well. He will continue to be re-elected because no one will challenge him. (WHY???) As far as to how much he is actually respected...His reputation is speaking for itself. And in reference to being hateful...why does Mr. Baxter have the ability to denigrate and overpower any one who is critical of him?

Anonymous

I'm still waiting to hear how a lawsuit pertaining to FRAUD in an Erie County Probate Estate got filed in Cuyahoga County. I'm also still waiting to hear how a CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUDGE could dismiss a lawsuit pertaining to a PROBATE ESTATE in ERIE COUNTY.

Anonymous

ARE LOW-LIFE SCUM-BAG PUKE WHO WILL EVENTUALLY REACH THE END OF THEIR CORRUPT REIGN.

Anonymous

ADD BOWMAN TO THE LIST

Anonymous

You all have no EVIDENCE. If you did, certainly you would be smart enough to take it to the Ohio Attorney General. You all are liars. Harris did steal and went to prison. EJ and Elsebeth are guilty also. You all see all these conspiracies, well move from your parents basement and get real.

Anonymous

Is it getting too hot around here for you? As for the Ohio Attorney General's office, well...you know what went on with Marc Dann. Maybe this all finally went outside of Ohio.

Anonymous

LORD ALMIGHTY! 360 COMMENTS? WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE THAT'S GOT YOU PEOPLE SO UP IN ARMS?

Anonymous

Listen numb nuts. The Attorney General does NOT answer to the citizens even though the Attorney General begs for your votes. The Attorney General only answers to COUNTY PROSECUTORS. This is a fact. This is one reason why those ministers got nowhere on Murray's advice because Murray knew that only the COUNTY PROSECUTOR can call in the Attorney General for an investigation.

The only way to expose the corruption is to call in FEDERAL AGENCIES. COUNTY PROSECUTORS have a good thing going in Ohio. They hold a LOT of power and cover each other's backside. Don't believe me? Call the Attorney General office yourself. They will tell you to take any evidence to the COUNTY PROSECUTOR. Isn't that just dandy?

YOU BUNCH OF CLUELESS PEONS!

Anonymous

Again, a slight at hand comment about being to hot, but no proof. You all are blow hards. Come on, get out of the basement and get a life. Baxter is an outstanding prosecutor and he will continue to get re-elected. I know this upsets all of you and Westerhold too. Tough, he is more popular then any of you. DEAL WITH IT.

Anonymous

"WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE THAT'S GOT YOU PEOPLE SO UP IN ARMS? "

Sandusky, the city of hate!

Anonymous

This Up in arms as you all put it is nothing more but the gathering of people that are tired of paying taxes and then getting ripped off everytime it benifits the powers that be in this fine city. Popularity doesn't have a Da** thing to do with it. Seems he's only popular with the select few of whom have thier hands in everyones pockets too!

Anonymous

" In reference to matters concerning corruption in Erie County, it is better to contact the Department of Justice in Washington D.C., rather than the Cleveland office or the one on Columbus Avenue in Sandusky. "

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

" John Moyer???? "
LOL no our fired police chief!

Anonymous

Re Tell me why wrote on Sep 21, 2008 7:44 AM:

" He is still in office because he does a good job. He is still in office because all this accusations are not true.

Want to bet on that? Hahahaha I know where to go to get these kids some help now and it won't cost them another 20,000.00 to get it. And we'll just see how much of the rest of these acusations come out in the wash as well while we're at it!
Good luck at this years poles fellas! I have a felling it's not going to matter in the long run!

Anonymous

I personally know that Krista Harris was falsely and wrongfully convicted of sham theft charges. I've reviewed her court documents, and yes the proof is located in Case No. 2001-CR-094 State of Ohio vs. Krista Harris in the Erie County Common Pleas Court. For all of you who want to believe that Kevin had nothing to do with her being falsely charged well if you recall all of the newspaper articles about her case, it stated that she was charged with multiple counts of theft from her aunt. Not even one of her so called lawyers raised the issue of the legislative violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.61(C). That particular section mandates that she could have only been charged with a single count of theft. That tells me that Kevin Baxter and Dean Holman had plans to railroad her and smear her name to cover-up there criminal activity. If they didn't have anything to hide why on earth would they bring 17 charges against that lady. A friend of mine knows Krista personally and says she is quite a charming young lady. It is so sad to see innocent people victimized by such corrupt public officials. I admire her for taking the matter to the box. She's got a lot of guts. Hopefully, one day she will shed some light on the real story behind the abuse she suffered from Kevin. That man is pure evil. I pray that one day soon that all of the corrupt officials will be exposed and be prosecuted for the crimes that they have committed. God Bless You Krista wherever you are.

Anonymous

To sulicha, bull. I know for a fact that Krista is guilty. Again, no proof to your false accusation. move out of your parents basement and get a life. Baxter is here to stay, deal with it.

Anonymous

I'm still waiting to hear how a Cuyahoga County judge could hold a 3 hour hearing behind closed doors with a bunch of crook attorneys and then dismiss a case of FRAUD FRAUD AND MORE FRAUD in CUYAHOGA COUNTY pertaining to an ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE.
Now THAT sure was a CORRUPT CONSPIRACY.

Anonymous

How do Cuyahoga County attorneys get away with coming into this county and filing motions on behalf of a NON-CLIENT-----like Partition Actions against property and fraud Preliminary Judicial Reports. Even worse, how do they get away with filing Oral Motions on behalf of non-clients REQUESTING THEIR ATTORNEY FEES BE TAKEN OUT OF THE PROCEEDS FROM PROPERTY? The point I'm trying to get across here is---the Erie County Court was FULLY AWARE that the Cuyahoga County crook was NOT my attorney.....
Sure sounds like a CORRUPT CONSPIRACY to me....

Anonymous

The Ohio Attorney General's office will tell you that all complaints have to go through the county prosecutor. Now that sure is convienent. OHIO better start doing something about this BULL SH** that's going on.....

Anonymous

I know for a FACT that the kids that spent $20,000.00 on Murray & Murray and then had no representation at the Final Hearing in Probate was a CONSPIRACY because their pulling the SAME THING off on me now....

Anonymous

I have gone through the death of three family members and I was the executor to two of their estates. Their wills were filed after their deaths and everything went according to there wishes. So how is all this probate fraud going on. Wasn't the will of Baxter's mother filed after her death? Why did a retired judge have to rule on Ejay's complaints? Why are all the records sealed in probate? My family's records aren't sealed in probate. Something sure sounds fishy there.

Anonymous

Most people don't realize that many more people are severely injured and have their lives affected forever by reckless and inexperienced drivers. My son was hit head on by a sixteen year old driving right over a concrete median. Six painful operations later he could no longer be in the Coast Guard because his leg will never be the same. There are many more people like him that you don't read about in the paper. We later heard she was doing extasy at a party before the accident. Her license was suspended for 3 months.

Anonymous

Why was this story taken down from the TOP COMMENTS section? Is somebody threatening the Sandusky Register?

Anonymous

Apparently, you did not review Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.61(C)concerning the multiple charge Krista Harris was indicted on in violation of Ohio law. Don't get upset with me because Kevin and his friends are exposed. If the law says the lady could have only legally been charged with one count how on earth does 7+ attorneys sit back and not file any motions to dismiss the multiplicitous indictment against her. Why should a person accused of a crime have to try and defend themselves against additional charges that are truly unwarranted. They tried to make her seem like she was a hard core thief. Clearly, the evidence that the money was given to her via gift seems to the truth. The other family members were jealous that they didn't receive the money so they falsified information against Krista. Court records show that Krista was offered Diversion. So why on earth would she not accept that offer if she did commit a crime. Who goes to trial twice screaming they are innocent if there were offered an easy way out to avoid prison time and a criminal record and doesn't accept. No one that I know except someone who is innocent and being railroaded on sham charges. Now, Lisa Harris who is Krista's accuser has been involved in some unscrupulous dealings involving probate fraud with her deceased mother's estate. Elsebeth's documentation shows that Krista had discovered that a notary listed on 4 quit-claim deeds filed on March 25, 1999 at the Erie County Recorders Office was not a licensed notary the day in which LISA HARRRIS claims that her mother, Emma Harris, which Krista's grandmother allegedly transferred all of her realestate to Lisa. That matter is currently under investigation. So it does it appear that Lisa Harris is guilty of falsifying deeds in our recorders office and committing multiple theft offenses from her relatives. Lisa is also the same individual who claims Krista wrongfully took monies from her aunt. I smell a rat and it smells like the odor is coming from the Probate Court and Kevin Baxter's Office

Anonymous

Dear Plain Dealer,

Please continue serving the public in the honest and above board way in which you are currently doing so! If this blog should be in the top most commented, don't let it slide! We are here for you too and if Mr. Baxter and his bullies start on you we will add that to the growing list of things we take to the justice department in Washington! If you have recieved threats...publish them too! It only solidifies our outrage and voice!

Anonymous

Most people don't know how hard it is, to smoke a cigarette, send a text message, try and find a good rap station on the radio, and eat your burger, all while driving down 250. It's not easy being young.

Sam

I don't think the age of the driver matters. Heck, I had a 30 year old man pull out in front of me in the Walmart parking lot today. I had to slam on my brakes and lay on my horn all because he wasn't paying attention. It's not all about age - it's about the fact that people are very naive and unaware of their surroundings. Maybe if people were to pay attention when driving instead of texting and talking on their cell phones, or shaving and putting on makeup, or messing with the radio and eating a cheeseburger, the death toll wouldn't be as high.

But - to make a point that coincides with this post - if you have a 16 year old, 18 year old, and 25 year old all get their license at the same time - they are all INEXPERIENCED drivers. Age is not usually the factor in the matter, it's the inexperience.

A Mom

Losing a child in a car wreck is one of every parent's worst fears. Both of my sons have lost friends in senseless accidents involving teenage driver--2 died because of their own "inexperience",compounded by speed and driving conditions. Another gifted young man died because of another teenage driver's bad choice in accepting the dare of her passengers to blow a stop sign at full speed.

And yet, I am in favor of keeping the driving age at 16. My reasoning? It is an opportunity for parental controls, guidance and gaining experience before young people leave for college or military service, many of them driving in larger cities or traveling interstates on a routine basis. A couple years of driving themselves around town and driving on trips with parents mentoring them is an opportunity to gain the experience needed to help them successfully and safely move on to the next stage of their lives.

What I find disturbing is parents who think that, because their child passed a basic driving test, they are ready for any driving situation and simply turn them loose. Privilege should be based on experience and progressively added. Maturity and trust should weigh heavily in deciding how much is appropriate.

I have also noticed that many kids are taking longer with their driving permits--renewing them for a 2nd term and often waiting until they are 17 before getting their license. Good for them. Just because the law says you MAY drive at 16 does not mean you HAVE to.

I am fully aware that giving a 16 year old a license give them tremendous power, putting them (and others) at risk and certainly out of our protective reach. But can you imagine sending your child to OSU, U of Cincinnati...or IRAQ...with a recently acquired license?

Sadly, the legal driving age may be raised to 18, in some part because parent's are prone to giving their kids too much rope. And sadly, no matter at what age driving begins, inexperience will always cost some lives. My fear would be that the lives saved by raising the driving age would be offset by lives lost by slightly older, yet just as inexperienced drivers, thrown into more difficult driving situations by new situations as they move into early adulthood.

Sometimes, try as we might, we can't create a perfect world or lessen heartache. The best we can do is each of us, whether 16 or 60, remember how quickly life can be snuffed out and do our very best to drive responsibly.

Anonymous

You hit it lady

Anonymous

RE: FALSIFIED DEEDS
I've got a false quit claims deed that was filed in the Erie County Recorder's office 5 months BEFORE my mother's death by a Lorain county attorney that's FRAUD with a capital F. It states the POA (with Lorain County Recorder numbers) is on file in the Erie County Recorder's office under my mother's CORRECT NAME. (The property was in a Trust and not even a LEGAL POA can change a Trust)
The FORGED POA I found filed in the Lorain County Recorder's office months AFTER my mother's death doesn't even have her middle initial CORRECT.
A Recorder of a County is liable for all filings. And the RECORDER didn't know when she filed it that there was NO POA on file? The RECORDER didn't know that OHIO LAW states before property can be transferred under a POA the POA has to be on file in the COUNTY where the property is SITUATED? The RECORDER didn't KNOW that the NUMBERS were not Erie County Recorder Numbers? The RECORDER didn't know that this fraudulent transfer was going to cause serious DEFECTS in the title?
BULL!!!! And that's EXACTLY what the Lorain County Recorder said, too. In fact, she even said that the Erie County Recorder was FEIGNING IGNORANCE about the whole thing.
And I don't believe the ERIE COUNTY RECORDER did this on her OWN MERIT, either. I believe BAXTER was behind it.

Anonymous

I do remember the Krista Harris case from the newspaper and that the state did make repeated request for Krista to take diversion in which she refused. So, I kinda believe that there is more to the story than what was portrayed in the newspapers. If the state is begging a person to take diversion and they turn it down, why in heavens did the judge believe a 5 year prison sentence was warranted for an alleged white collar crime involving a power of attorney. The individuals whom admitingly stole over $400,000.00 from the Salvation Army or United Way received probation and less than a year of jail time. Something is clearly wrong with the Erie County Judicial System. I can't imagine what this young lady went through. And, the other issue is with the claim of Double Jeopardy in her case. All of the articles stated that she says it was double jeopardy for them to retry her on charges that she had completed serving the sentence on.And, that she was retried on charges that she was found not guilty on. I'm going to have my uncle look into this matter. He is a law professor. Maybe I can get to the bottom of this matter and find out if in fact Kevin Baxter and Dean Holman truly are guilty of what she alleges. I would like to ask Krista some questions about this matter. Does anyone know how I can locate her? Well, I gotta get back to work.

Anonymous

Please file a complaint with the disciplinary counsel in Columbus regarding the unethical actions of all the attorneys involved. You must keep all of your documentation as Ejay's case will open the door for the probate and recorders office to be audited and investigated.

Anonymous

Would love to talk to EJ.

Anonymous

WHO would threaten the Sandusky Register? That would give Westerhold something else to print......GO MATT!

citizen

First I was infuriated reading about that racist cuyahoga county judge's treatment of the Baumgartner lady. Now I'm infuriated over this Harris lady and all the rest of these allegations about probate fraud. I've lived in this DAM* county all my life and I believe these elected officials have some explaining to do. Who's to say tomorrow members of my family or even myself won't become a victim of these shady dealings that are going on.

Anonymous

I know you'll remember this: here goes. Look at any paper anywhere USA. Where vehicle accidents are listed check the ages of those involved. Almost always when the person is 70 or older stay get the ticket. Ironic? No way.

Sam

"they get the ticket." (That will stay with you now).

Anonymous

You should be infuraited that you are a complete loser with no life.

editor

That Michelle Pletcher is one good looking lady!!!!!!

Anonymous

WAS THAT PIC TAKEN JUST BEFOR SHE PUCK?

Anonymous

Well if we limit the driving ages to 25 years old to 60 years with driving tests every 3rd year, lower the speed limits to 35mph, think how many lives we could save. Of course, as the price of gas continues to skyrocket, there wil be fewer people able to afford to drive and thus there wil be fewer accidents.

Anonymous

I guess that most people who are ignorant believe that every time a person is a accused of crime they are guilty. Well, the accused is entitled to there day in court. The majority of citizens in this county are cowards, and losers whom would never stand up and defend their rights. I commend Krista for taking that sham theft case to trial. It is most unfortunate that the jurors she had could not see through the state's bull. However, Krista made it through the storm and I am glad to see that she is holding her head up high and more determined than ever to clear her name. If it was for people like her and Elsebeth exposing the corruption well all of you would still be in the dark. So stop hating on her.

Anonymous

THE SCUM-BAGS WILL COME DIRECTLY AFTER THE "SR." THEN WE WILL GET THE NATIONAL ATTENTION NEEDED TO GET RID OF THE JUDICAL PUKE THAT PLAGUES THIS COUNTY AND STATE. YOU DO A GREAT JOB MATT, AND SOON IF NOT ALREADY, YOU WILL BECOME THE TARGET OF THE CORRUPT OFFICALS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHEATING, ROBBING, AND DEPRIVING THE TAXPAYERS OF FAIR, HONEST, AND TRUE REPRESENTATION. GOOD LUCK MY FRIEND

Anonymous

There is a reason boys' insurance is higher than girls'

Anonymous

#1 - Made for a reason: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof: or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceabley to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Anonymous

can anyone tell me the corruption continues to go on day after day in Erie County? What will it take to have some outside federal agency investigate Kevin Baxter and his cronies?

Anonymous

Call Dave Waddington and ask him to take up this cause!

Anonymous

All these conspiracy theories. You people are nuts. You should really seek some help.

Anonymous

I don't understand these comments about transfers of property and falsified deeds filed in the recorder's office...
Don't property transfers go through the auditor? So how is the auditor approving transfers of property under the disguise of a power of attorney when there IS no power of attorney? Something is REEKING there and it goes beyond the recorder. It sounds like friends of certain people in this county are being granted illegal favors........

Anonymous

You had better believe it certain people in this county are being granted illegal favors .......... everyday all day. The biggest problem we have is the county prosecutor who needs to be placed under federal investigation. Ask yourself why no one is willing to challenge him except for his victims and Matt? Well, the truth of the matter is that Kevin doesn't know anything else but destruction. He is a very destructive individual who lacks any sense of remorse. Look at what he did to his own brothers, Ejay and Shawn. I really wonder about his brother Brian the coroner, maybe he is just as bad as Kevin. He stands back and says and does nothing, but he still has a close relationship with Ejay. What a bunch of crock of shi^.

Anonymous

In Erie County its legal to draft up a different power of attorney for an incompetent client and it's also legal to do it without the KNOWLEDGE of all the children. It's also legal to hide the power of attorney in a different county.
It's legal to give TWO of the children unlimited power at the client's bank so the bank can close out a Savings Account in TRUST for a GRANDSON and transfer the money over to a new account in an out-of-state bank under a different name so the beneficiary can be changed over to the TWO fraud power of attorneys. (and that's only a small part of it)
And on the flip side of the coin Krista Harris gets sent to jail for 5 years over alleged white collar crimes involving a power of attorney........

Anonymous

Yes i agree there is alot of favors and cover ups in sandusky. This has all been the case and it wont change. But my problem is why does Kevin push the limit for certain crimes for certain people and not the rest. One female gets assulted and the guy goes to jail while the next guy gets a slap on the wrist. One child molester gets probation and the next guy get years and years. Citizens have to be held to a standard of law but not the police. Look at all the crooks on the force. 3 seperate child abusers all free. the harshest penalty was a couple months in prison for fitzpatrick thats it. Police should be held to a higher standard of law. protect and serve is a joke. more like grab and abuse is proper. Girl scout cookies thieves, the list goes on and on. how many times do i see these cops stop home on one of the many breaks they take. this is such a shame. this county is awful. you dont have this behavior as often in any other county.

Anonymous

WHO TOLD YOU ALL OF THAT WAS LEGAL????

Anonymous

IS PLETHCER GOING TO PUCK? I STILL WANT

TO KNOW. DO U ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS U

LIKE? IS THIS PAPER BELONG TO THE

NEW YPRK TIMES? OR THE L.A. TIMES?

THEY WRITE LIKE THEY ARE!

Anonymous

SORRY ALL SPELLED YORK WRONG

Anonymous

who wrote on Sept. 22, 2008 9:40 a.m.
Was this in the Cleveland Plain Dealer?

Anonymous

You are absolutely right Kevin likes to push the limit with certain individuals. For instance, he had his own brother Ejay indicted on 81 counts and yet about 43 of the counts were not even permissible because the statue of limitations was up, I believe those were the misdemeanors. More importantly, Krista Harris's allegations of being forced into a non-consensual sexual relationship with Baxter are not even investigated. Kevin is accused of tampering with a witness, (Krista Harris) in the matter of state of ohio vs. Dewitt McDonald and no one seems to be concerned. Could it be because he is a white man and she is african-american. Well, in my opinion Kevin is trying to cover up all of his dirt, but he can't because he has made to much of a mess to be cleaned up by him or anyone else. A source close to me said that the feds are coming in to clean up this whole county. I surely hope that it is sooner than later.

Anonymous

Kevin can send child molesters and rapist to prison but he is not required to answer to allegations of a non-consensual sexual relationship? I think that the people in this county should demand that he be placed under investigation until the matter is resolved. Normally, when a public official is accused of serious crime as having a non-consensual sexual relationship with a woman they normally file a lawsuit against the person for libel and slander, or set them up on false charges. Well, lets see Kevin didn't sue her but according to Krista's allegations she was set up on false charges. I believe that Kevin is guilty as sin.

curious

I bet his little didn't like to hear about that matter. Because you know every time a public official is investigated for some type of inappropriate sexual behavior 99.99% of the time it comes back to be true. Kevin has a horrible track record with being an upstanding, honest and decent human so I am going to side with the victim,(Krista Harris) and not the corrupt prosecutor.

Anonymous

For all who defend Krista and Dewitt and Shawn Caston. Well Shawn got out and now look what he has done!

Anonymous

What did he do?

Anonymous

That was tooooooo funny all those FBI guys staging that raid in Cuyahoga County............

Anonymous

I tend to agree with Teddy Roosevelt--"Unless a man is honest we have no right to keep him in public life...no man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community". (That particulary holds true for judges and other players in the judicial system)
SO HIT THE ROAD BAXTER ....AND DON'T FORGET TO TAKE ALL YOUR PLAYERS!

VOTE NO

Everybody already spoke their piece on this. Vote NO!

observer

WHEW!
404 COMMENTS!
WHAT AN UPROAR!
LOTS OF ANGRY AND DISGRUNTLED CITIZENS HERE...
THERE MUST BE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE SYSTEM...
ITS TIME TO CUT THE CRAP!
YOU CAN'T FIX A PROBLEM IF YOU DENY IT EXISTS...
GOOD NIGHT.

Anonymous

Shawn Caston was offered a plea by Kevin Baxter and he gladly accepted it. Don't get upset with other individuals because your prosecutor offered one of the shooters a deal he could not refuse. Now what kinda dilemma do you have with Krista Harris? As far as I know she was the one who exposed Kevin Baxter for his misdeeds. And lastly, I can see why you may have something negative to say about Dewitt McDonald. Well, who doesn't have something negative to say, he is a scumbag, low life, piece a crap drug dealer.

Anonymous

I sure wish that Elsebeth could be here to give her input with this mess. She surely knows how to keep it going.

Anonymous

It's not the age that causes accidents???It;s the phones and texting other people.They should out law the use of phones in cars,trucks and such.A phone call is not inportant compared too your live or is it??

Anonymous

people are amazing. You all need to get together and write a book about this stuff!!!! Of course it would have to be FICTION since you haven't proven ANY of it!!! Call Westerhold he'll help you write it since he practices writing fiction every day in the Enquirer...I mean Register!!!

Anonymous

Of course one can't prove anything because Baxter and the Courts make sure one never gets a chance. That's clearly unfair biased and dishonest. That's called CORRUPTION. And sooner or later Baxter and the Courts are going to meet up with somebody that isn't going to sit back and take their bull. And then you just might see Erie County on FOX NEWS.

Anonymous

There are many factors in determining why an accident has taken place. It may have been inexperience or it could be that someone is so confident in their experience that they think they can multi-task while driving. Many people are changing cds and radio stations, eating, talking on cellphones, texting, trying to control their children, talking to their passengers, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, etc.

The bottom line is that Michelle has made a very good point. Maturity plays a huge part in one's driving capabilities.
In response to 'Logically speaking' ~ The truth is, a teenagers brain is not fully developed. The part of our brain used for reasoning and cognitive thinking is underdeveloped in a 16 year old. I believe both awareness and judgment are main tools of being a good driver!
FACT: The area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, starts growing again just before puberty. It acts as the CEO of the brain, controlling planning, working memory, organization, and modulating mood. As the prefrontal cortex matures, teenagers can reason better, develop more control over impulses and make judgments better.

Anonymous

YOU must be one of the good OLD boys or maybe one of the good OLD girls that gets sick enjoyment out of the corruption in this county. Does it make you feel big and powerful like maybe you're something special or what?

Anonymous

can EVERYBODY be corrupt?? Like I said you all need to get together and write a fiction book because that's what all this is FICTION!!!!! I'm sure Westerhold can help you!!!

Anonymous

Man, those were the days!
I'm with you on the dropping out though... I was a bit of a trend-setter in HS. I loved to be creative with my outfits(within guidelines, of course) and I didn't just wear one style either. I mean, "sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don't!" I had friends from all of the different 'groups' (preps, jocks, nerds, goth, etc) and it didn't matter if I was wearing a Malcolm X T-shirt one day and a plaid skirt and skateboarding shoes the next because I was nice to everyone and a good friend to those who befriended me. I loved being able to choose an outfit or color according to how I felt that day or whatever it was that I wanted to represent.
Remeber having Spirit Week? We'd wear school colors and have pep rallies. I can remember when the fad was pajamas. I can't think of the name of them but they had designs all over, made of flannel with a buttoned shirt and even the guys would wear them!
As far as uniforms go, I'm an educated adult who knows that a tucked shirt is not complimentary on everyone and this new policy definitely violates a person's right to self-expression and hinders the students creative expression as well!

Anonymous

This matter is actually one that will be left for the professionals to decide and better left to be investigated by outside organizations. To the people who vehementaly oppose the theory that corruption does indeed exist in this area, I am inclined to think that you are either extremely closed-minded about this subject or that you are in a state of collusion with one or more of the parties involved.

Anonymous

One corrupt lawyer deserves another, come on you hufftards,koz kids,and screwy democrats elect murrat

Anonymous

So, you're saying Westerhold is corrupt?

Anonymous

First I was infuriated reading about that racist cuyahoga county judge's treatment of the Baumgartner lady.

Lady???? Elsebeth???? HAHAHAHAHA

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