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

Sorry my mistake. I meant--Did you ever stop to think that all this corruption going on in OHIO and the OHIO COURTS is NOT going unnoticed.

Anonymous

To RE Thought,
I have no doubt that the FBI knows alot about alot of people, but in the true sense of things doubt even they have enough man power to watch every single thing every single one of us do.

I for one don't want to risk it and think we should collectivley start writing letters to the same place in requards to this mess.

The kids I told you about that were railroaded out of their fathers estate for 10 years and giving said drug addict full reign to dispose of everything but the house has written a letter to the Attorney Generals Office.

It is pretty clear that that office isn't in the GOB network as it wasn't used for free in the Neusee ( sp?) report.

I'm sure they too would know the proper body of FBI to also turn this new evidence into with possible linking to any Cuyahoga or Lorain County investigations.

Watch out Kevin! The only way out now is to set Several offices on fire to destroy evidence. And then how do you know for sure none of your GOB's don't have some private stash at home to protect or use at their own timing against you to save or better their own A&&es?

Other things I'm noticing here on a repeated scale.....

#1 This office and Associates have a problem putting child molesters away!

#2 This office and Associates have their own way of the law in reguard to higher players in the drug world.

#3 This office and Associates only give low drug offenders a slap on the wrist.

#4 This office and Associates Do not provide a speedy court hearing on anything, but instead have the defendants return to court over and over again, then most final court dates are schedualed after the defendent has run out of money for counsel.

Or is it just me?

Anonymous

I apologize for taking so long. I needed to get a bite to eat. Well, here is the following information about Kevin's boating affairs:

Kevin J. Baxter,
Duane C. Ohly,
Joseph C. Fratoe, and
Andrew S. Martin

collectively were the owners and operators of a passenger ferryboat the "Island Express" under the Rocket III.

I know that Brett Kinzel's name has been linked to the Rocket. He may have been a partner under Rocket l and/or II. But he is definitely one of Kevin's boys.

Anonymous

You are absolutely right. We need to send letters to the Governor. Actually we need to invite him here for a town hall meeting regarding all of this corruption. I hear that Gov. Strickland advocates for protecting prisoners rights for reform. So lets try to work to together to clean up this corrupt county. We can start by voting for PRINTY or HAYBERGER but do not vote for Tom Ferrell. He is another pain in the you know what. He is just as bad as Kevin if not worst. And when Nancy McKeen has to run we need to vote her out as well. She is coward and a pathetic excuse for a woman.

Anonymous

The Attorney General's office will tell them they have to go through the County Prosecutor and we all know where that will go. (but then this was told to me back when Marc Dann was still there)

As for #4 that is part of the dirty FIX the Erie County Court, the lawyers and I'm sure Baxter plan out. The Court will keep dragging it on and on until the people run out of money or get tired of it and call it quits. The Court will THEN schedule a final hearing with FULL KNOWLEDGE that there will be no LAWYER PRESENT, which means the Court can say and do any unlawful thing they want and get away with it. Do the people you know have a transcript of the final hearing in which Tone would not allow them to show their evidence? If not, they should get a copy of it. Chances are its been ALTERED in some way. The Erie County Probate Court is known for their illegal bull...

joke

I LIVE IN HURON. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT DENNIS MURRAY'S BROTHER IS GOING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASKING PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR HIM.......NOT.

Anonymous

re I knew them when wrote on Oct 4, 2008 2:20 PM:

You speak the TRUTH. This is the way that it is in Ohio. The AG will only answer to the county prosecutors. I was told that it is in the Ohio Constitution. Isn't it odd that the AG and also the state auditor wants your votes but will not answer to the voters?

The 88 state prosecutors have a good thing going. If they cover for local corruption, they WILL NOT call in the AG. Baxter and Mulligan know that they have a good thing going for them.

Anonymous

Hearings? What hearings? Ohio Law states that ALL PARTIES must be present at any hearings. My brother and I never got to attend ANY. We were told to stay in the waiting room while the attorneys had their sneaky behind closed door hearings with the judge. Other hearings THEY MADE SURE WE WEREN'T EVEN NOTIFIED OF. These unethical dirt bags are going down. I reported everyone of them to the State Bar. Who in the HELL do these judges in this county think they are anyway? Who in the HELL does Baxter think he is? It shouldn't have been MY problem that my mother's Erie County attorney drafted up a new POA when my mother was totally incompetent so some crook Lorain County attorney could hide it in Lorain County. They also drafted up a FRAUD WILL and it's signed by TWO ERIE COUNTY JUDGES. And THAT'S why they didn't want my case in Erie County. They also allowed the Lorain County attorney to illegally transfer my mother's property (that was part of a Trust) by falsely stating on a Quit-Claims deed that the FORGED POA was on file in the Erie County Recorder's office and you can bet BAXTER is the one that allowed it. And all of that doesn't even include the fraud pulled off by a local insurance agent and a local bank who changed a Trust by falsifying records and forgery. Evil scum bags. People don't have to sit back and take this SH$$!

Anonymous

I don't believe that a county prosecutor can do any illegal thing he wants and there's NOBODY to report him to.....What? A little county prosecutor in little Erie County is above the law? I don't think so. NOBODY is above the LAW. Also, it is NOT in the Ohio Consitution that the AG will only answer to county prosecutors.....BAXTER'S GOT TO GO!

Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear that you, as well as many others were royally screwe* over by the Erie County Probate Court. Judge McGookey is evil as well as the rest of the crooked judges down there. FYI her husband and brother-law are the attorneys for Citizens Bank. They fix all of the cases that involve the bank. This county really suc%.

Anonymous

Whew! After reading all these comments I must say I agree. The biggest criminals in Erie County are the Judges and Kevin Baxter. You people in Erie County are crazy if you let them get away with it.

Anonymous

A county prosecutor and a Probate Court Judge assisting in fixes pertaining to fraud being committed by area financial institutions is a very serious allegation....

Anonymous

does anyone have any suggestions as to how we as the people can help get these corrupt public officials properly investigated? Who do we need to talk to? Should we circulate a petition?

Anonymous

JUDGES signed a forged Will? Doesn't get much more CORRUPT than that! Who were the JUDGES?

Anonymous

All these allegations about Probate fraud going on within the Court itself including Ejay Baxter's case sure adds up to the fact that it just might be a FIX that nobody ever runs against McGookey and Baxter. I've heard talk about shenanigans in this county for years but I never knew it was THIS bad.

Anonymous

STATED TO A FRIEND OF MINE: "I WON'T GET INVOLVED IN LOCAL POLITICS." SO, WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU?

Anonymous

Start with the State Bar. They investigate Complaints against Prosecutors, Judges, Attorneys and even Magistrates. Since I assume none of you are attorneys you might not be able to explain exactly what was done but you won't have to. That's their job to investigate any complaints of alleged wrongdoings. If you feel you were a victim of corruption in the legal system chances are 9 times out of ten you were.
OFFICE OF DISIPLINARY COUNCIL
THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
JONATHAN E. COUGHLAN,Disiplinary Council
250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7411
1-800-589-5256

Anonymous

WHY DIDN'T ELSE GET AN INVESTIGATION. IT'S ALL FIXED AND ONE-SIDED, THAT'S WHY.

Anonymous

I downloaded your advice and it f*cked up my computer. THANKS A LOTS!!!!

Anonymous

If the State Bar was fixed and one-sided how come all these attorneys are being disbarred for their CONDUCT? Most recently an OHIO JUDGE was.......

Anonymous

Gee, I'll probably never even get the chance to see Mr. Baxter FEIGNING IGNORANCE because he won't even return phone calls. Nevertheless, I sure have seen the staff of a couple of his GOB judges FEIGNING IGNORANCE. (repulsive to say the least) I even got to witness a couple of his GOB judges FEIGNING IGNORANCE a couple of times (even more repulsive) but not too very often. And that's because they are REAL GOOD at holding their sneaky, illegal hearings behind CLOSED DOORS.

observer

I feel for you people in Erie County. You elected these crook public servants and now you can't get rid of them.

Anonymous

You say that attorneys are fixing all the cases that involve Citizens Bank. I never knew that. The only one I know about is KEY BANK.

Anonymous

Yes, Citizens Bank is involved in a lot of schemes too. I've been reviewing a lot of documentation from Elsebeth, and boy, she was right on the money. So far, it looks like Krista Harris was initially railroaded because Citizens Bank illegally froze her account. All the records show that the bank did not have a court order, however, they did a favor for Detective Mark Volz of SPD. Afterwards, Krista got wind of what had occurred and hired attorney Oglesby to file a lawsuit against the bank. Therefor, SPD knew that if the bank were sued, they would have to counter-sue SPD because they followed the direction of officer Volz. That is when Krista was initially charged with 3 sham felony theft charges in Sandusky Municipal Court. Now, what is even more unbelievable is the fact Krista should have never even been indicted. Elsebeth has laid the Krista Harris case out perfectly. Hold on I need to print these documents.

Anonymous

I'm not too familar with the Elsebeth case so how did she get sentenced to prison by a Cuyahoga County Judge? What did Cuyahoga County have to do with it? Also if she was disbarred why didn't she have representation?

Anonymous

You sure don't like to return phone calls, do you?
I'm still waiting for an explantion on how a Cuyahoga County Judge could hold a three-hour CLOSED DOOR HEARING with sneaky crook attorneys to CONSPIRE on how to dismiss (or should I say FIX) a case in Cuyahoga County pertaining to FRAUD & CRIMINAL ACTS in an ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE.
Wasn't the case supposed to be handled in the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE COURT by the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE COURT JUDGE?
Of course it was........

Anonymous

'Obama'

Anonymous

Elephant ears will never get elected.

Anonymous

Mr. Baxter, I would like to know who in the h*ll gave Erie County and some crook Lorain County Law firm (that I never even heard of) the right to transfer the trust property of a seriously ill, totally incompetent resident of the ECCF? Who also gave Erie County & this crook law firm the right to DEFRAUD one of the beneficiaries on that property? And please don't say that the FORGED POA that I found hidden in the Lorain County Recorder's office months after my mother's death DID because we BOTH know that's a LIE.

RHammons

Been following this for a while, though I have to admit, it's too easy to get caught up on these polls. They can quickly get your hopes up.

I think it'll come down to the last minute come election day.

Can only hope for the best.

Obama/Biden 2008

Anonymous

Mr. White, interesting site.

Based on the current trend, it would appear that Sen. Obama will be elected POTUS.

Here's a contract futures site that's had good accuracy over the years:

http://www.intrade.com/partners....

One can actually make ‘bets.’ The value of Obama’s contract is way up.

IMO, the scary thought is that Cong. Pelosi is third in line.

Anonymous

Mr. White, I read an article the other day that mentioned the late Wm. Allen White as a great Kansas newspaperman. Any relation?

http://wsj.com/article/SB1223074...

See the last paragraph for the reference.

Anonymous

The Race is Over.
The counting will
determine just how
much Obama won by.

Anonymous

The Race is Over alright...for Obama...when everyone finds out what it is he is hiding, and all of his thug friends are exposed.

McCain

Please take a hint! I'm only running out of a sense of duty to my party. I chose a wacko Alaskan for my VP, hoping that would push away voters. I gave up campaigning in Michigan. I already know I lost that state; at least I hope I did.

Look, I said I was going to tax your health benefits, picked a mentally-challenged VP who makes Quayle look like a genius, threw away Michigan, what does it take for you boneheads? I don't want the Presidency. I'm 72. I deserve to take it easy. Do you think I want to clean up the mess Georgie boy leaves behind? Get real! I don't need this crap.

Vote for Obama. Then we can blame him for everthing that Bush wrecked, and I can go back to my trophy wife and mowing my seven lawns.

Anonymous

Other than moonbeams and hot air, I ain't seen much from Obama. Once he's Prez., we'll see if the guy can actually walk on water and chew gum at the same time or if he’s just an empty suit.

The media is building him up just like they did Clinton. And just like Clinton, the media will eventually tear him down with rumors and exposés.

Rich Democrats like Kerry, Kennedy and Pelosi tell ya that they're for 'taxing the rich,' and all they while they laugh at your stupidity and protect their wealth behind loopholes in the tax code.

Lenin called people with your mentality 'useful idiots.'

Ed

Obama is another Jimmy Carter.

About Time

What do they say, better late than never? I've been a full-on 538 addict since Nate established the site after posting his brilliant analysis under a pseudonym on DailyKos late last year. This site is more than a compilation of polls. It takes polls and assigns weighting to them and then applies Nate's regression analysis and does current "state of the race" as well as "election day" projections. Without question Obama is in a very strong position right now. McCain's lack of an economic plan, his dirty and ineffectual campaign tactics, and his erratic decision-making during this campaign have convinced people that Barack is a stable and thoughtful decision maker that will look out for the middle class and offer real, fundamental change.

Anonymous

ERIE COUNTY'S VERSION OF A FAMILY FUED.
An Erie County attorney drafts up a NEW POA and a DIFFERENT Will for his totally incompetent, seriously ill client (who has an irrevocable TRUST with four beneficiaries) The attorney names two of her children her financial POA's without the THIRD child's KNOWLEDGE.
The attorney then switches attorneys on the incompetent client so a crook attorney from Lorain County can hide the forged POA in the Lorain County Recorder office.
The crook attorney from Lorain County then transfers the Trust property of the incompetent client by falsely stating the forged POA HIDDEN in Lorain County is on file in the Erie County Recorder's office.
A local crook insurance agent (and his manager) and a manager from a local bank then HURRY and change all of the seiously ill, incompetent client's Trust contracts. (mostly by falsifying records and forgery) The contracts are changed for the benefit of the MORE THAN RICH 75 year-old stepfather so he in turn can make his stepdaughter (the one that forged the new POA & the different Will) the joint owner on all the criminally changed accounts.
THIS IS A FAMILY FUED?
NO IT ISN'T. WHAT THESE ATTORNEYS, INSURANCE COMPANY AND BANK DID WAS CRIMINAL.

Anonymous

Barack Obama - From Dreams of My Father

Barack Obama - Audacity of Hope

From Dreams of My Father:'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'
From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'
From Dreams of My Father:'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'
From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'
From Dreams of My Father:'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damning one of ALL of them!!!

From Audacity of Hope:'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'
We CANNOT have someone with this type of mentality running our GREAT nation!! I don't care whether you a Democrat or a Conservative. We CANNOT turn ourselves over to this type of character in a President.

Patrick OBrien

538's analysis includes adjustment of the data by Mr. Silver, who is an Obama supporter. I prefer election.princeton.edu, which uses no such adjustments.

Anonymous

From the two books by these names..

From Audacity of Hope

From Dreams of My Father

From Dreams of My Father:'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'
From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'
From Dreams of My Father:'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'
From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'
From Dreams of My Father:'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damning one of ALL of them!!!
From Audacity of Hope:'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'
We CANNOT have someone with this type of mentality running our GREAT nation!! I don't care whether you a Democrat or a Conservative. We CANNOT turn ourselves over to this type of character in a President.

Anonymous

I haven't heard the Republicans crow about family values during this campaign. Is it because George W. Bush and his daughters all have alcohol offenses under their belts? Is it because McCain dumped his first wife for his current trophy wife? Maybe it's because Palin's unmarried teen daughter is pregnant. Where's your family values, GOP?

Anonymous

To the person who made the comment about judge McGookey's attorney husband and brother-in-law fixing cases for Citizens Bank. For what its worth I was at the clerk of courts office a couple of months ago. Some attorney came in madder than all get out---something about it being way over 30 days and how Citizens Bank was ignoring his subpoena and avoiding his phone calls. I think he wanted a copy as to the date that the clerk of courts served the subpoena. I heard him say he was fed up with that bank's b.s. and he was going there in person. Wonder if the bank's b.s. had anything to do with McGookey being the judge.....what a rip-off.

Winston Smith

This attack is too intellectual and will sail high over the heads of most voters.

Norman Thomas, a perennial U.S. presidential candidate for The Socialist Party of America wrote years ago:

'The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.'

Today in America, Marxism is being mass marketed as ‘change’ and ‘hope.’

Anonymous

Answer: Osama and Hussein Obama! Surprised?

Obama has radical associations with not only a domestic terrorist, but also a bigoted preacher who he supported for 20 years and then there is friend who gave him realestate deal who is a convicted slum landlord and who is now a convicted felon.

Obama does not have the character nor the judgment to be president not to mention his lack of executive experience. He is a smooth talker and a community agitator.

The next several weeks in the campaign will make the difference as the Obama world confronts reality and more radical associations are revealed liked the nut job who stole the election in Kenya who consulted with Obama.

Kenyan citizens were terrorized and killed while Obama chatted with the Kenyan leader about his view of Kenyan politics...watch for this story to break this week...there was a reporter detained in Kenya this morning who had to cancel the press conference about these details....developing story.....

Anonymous

So Jackson, what do you have to say regarding Todd Palin's ties to The Alaskan Independance Party...an Alaska secessionist group whose leader Joe Vogler denounces the US government and cursed our (in his words) "d*mn flag"? What do you have to say about the fact that Sarah Palin recorded a speech for this same group's convention as recently as March of 2008?

Anonymous

If these accusations of Obama giving comfort and support to terrorists were true, he'd be sitting at Gitmo instead of running for President.

I remember how you so-called Conservatives portrayed John Kerry as a wartime traitor instead of the decorated veteran he actually is. He should have been given a life sentence if he was guilty of your charges.

This is to be expected. You're weak on the issues, so you attempt to discredit your opponents by any means necessary. If there is no scandal, invent one. Unfortunately, you've proven in the past that the real issues can be easily obfuscated by scandal.

We'll never forget Bill Clinton's sex scandal. That's because we don't want to remember that we spent over $50 million to investigate Whitewater and came up empty. We had no choice but to impeach him because he lied about cheating on his wife.

This is the reason I left the Republican party years ago. They don't care about the issues any more. They only care about staying in power.

I still have misgivings whenever I vote for a Democrat. I still vote for Republicans when I can. Unfortunately, I usually choose Democrats, simply because I vote on the issues, not the innuendos.

Anonymous

Same old Republican strategy....tell the big lie and tell it often enough and hope enough people are swayed to elect your candidate.

Those shameless bums even used this tactic to question the patriotism of Max Cleland, former senator and disabled Vietnam veteran.

The McCain Palin ticket is behind and losing and will get more and more desparate in their attempts to influence the outcome.

Anonymous

Obama is a product that has been bought and paid for by the Chicago Democratic Party political machine.

The media is helping to promote and create him. After he is prez, the media will begin to destroy him in much the same fashion as they did Clinton through rumors and exposés.

His downfall will make for great ratings and a large television viewership.

Make my popcorn buttered and lightly salted for the show.

Obama is in over his head, but he thinks he's in control. The joke's on him. He is in Lenin's words, a 'useful idiot.'

Obama ain't no Clinton, he ain't teflon.

Pres. Biden - has a nice ring to it doesn't it?

Anonymous

Listen, all of the attorneys that work for Citizens Bank are no good. There all scumbag lawyers just like like their good ole buddy Kevin.

Anonymous

The foundation that Obama & Ayers ran founded Accorn, who presured banks into making bad home loans. This is just the guy we need to solve the home market. The same foundation supported radical education. You are judged by the company you keep.

Anonymous

AND until it was taken out of the originally defeated Cong. bailout bill due to protests by Republicans, 20% of any profits on the sale of the toxic bank assets were to go into a fund that would be tapped by Acorn and other left-leaning housing groups.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2...

Once again, thank any members of Congress who voted against the original bill containing this Marxist earmark.

Since FDR, the Democrats have used the U.S. Constitution’s ‘implied powers’ clause in order to shred it.

Anonymous

Yea with those kind of 'lousy' values, they ought to be Democrats right?

Anonymous

The worst thing that ever could have happened to this county and Ohio in general was when that racist Judge from Cuyahoga County got away with that illegal and unfair sentencing of Elsebeth Baumgartner. I mean come on already MR. MOYER and OHIO----this isn't the early 1920's, this is 2008! Have you looked around OHIO and seen what all this "organized crime" going on in the judicial system has come to? The entire STATE has been ruined because of you guys.....

Anonymous

Schaeffer showed his TOTAL LACK OF KNOWLEDGEwhen it comes to the duties of the Clerk of Courts when he MISTAKENLY stated that Barb Johnson has not collected back fines.It is NOT the Clerk's job to go after people that have not paid their COURT ORDERED FINES.It is the COURT'S JOB TO GO AFTER PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT PAID FINES THAT WERE IMPOSED BY THE SENTENCING JUDGE.Even the least experienced person in the Clerk's office knows that.In fact any TEMP employee that has completed 1 day of work in the Clerk's office has MORE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE THAN THE PERSON WHO THINKS HE CAN RUN THE OFFICE. GIVE ME A BREAK.

Anonymous

The McCain campaign's smear tactics are a disgrace. His rallies are full of hatred and they now border on fanaticism. He and Sarah Palin are spreading false fears out of complete desperation. This once honorable man should be ashamed of what his campaign is now doing. I have lost any and all respect I once had for John McCain.

Anonymous

Noticed erie county commissioner candidates Mike Printy & Joe Hayberger sporting AFL-CIO North Central Labor Council water bottle sleeves last night at the Erie County Chambbers form.Finding out the AFL-CIO Union facts, that the North Central Labor Countcil is made up of all the area AFL-CIO Bulding Trades and AFSCME being the State-County-Municipal Employees part of the AFL-CIO Union.The North Central Labor Council endorsed both Mike Printy and Joe Hayberger for Erie County Commissioner.

Anonymous

To disgusting, How dare you, the dems and Obama has taken smear tactics to new lows, even questioning McCain's war service and attacking Gov. Palins family. You should be be ashamed of both your party and yourself.

tk

Well since so many of McCain's Republican colleagues have been sent to prison, can't we say that McCain associates with criminals?
The smears against Obama are disgusting.

Anonymous

tk-wasn't it a convicted Chicago mobster who help Obama buy his house in Chicage at a large discount? The only thing that is disgusting is the lies that the Obama supporters keeps telling.

Anonymous

The only time you see Tom Ferrell present at evens is re-election time.We need a full-time erie county commissioner.A commissioner that will listen to the needs of the citizens and attend all the erie county commissioner meetings.A.W.O.L. Mr. Ferrell has not been in attendance while being president of the board of erie county commissioners. Check Mr. Ferrell's (Track Record) attendance record and you be the ( Judge ) A.W.O.L. Mr. Ferrell is working for you,the citizens of Erie County Ohio.

Anonymous

To the comment below at 8:07 AM.

You do speak the truth here. Baumgartner was just another whistleblower that needed to be silenced by the corrupt network. Whistleblowers that try to bring out the truth are silenced all of the time by using various methods such as prison.

Google the name "Caryl Leventhal" who tried to bring out the corruption in the INS. All of these Al-Qaeda sleeper cells in the United States could have been uncovered before 9/11 but those corrupt few in the INS kept the sleeper cells under wraps by retaliating against Leventhal.

Another whistleblower was federal inspector Henry Marshall who was murdered but it was covered up as a suicide. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.c...

http://www.copi.com/defrauding_a...

Watching the presidential debates, I have to wonder why either candidate did not propose a more transparent government and oversight and protection for whistleblowers. Billions of taxpayer dollars are stolen by corrupt individuals in the government. Those Billions could pay for much needed money for medical care. But some say that there is protection for whistleblowers. Unfortunately Judicial misconduct by corrupt judges and prosecutors will overlook any laws that protect whistleblowers.

There is a lot of information about the silencing of whistleblowers on the internet. People need to get informed.

Anonymous

Ha! You are hilarious! YOU should be ashamed of YOUR party and yourself! Obama has taken the high road for the most part, but now he HAS to fight back against McCain's smear tactics to avoid being "swift-boated" like John Kerry was in 2004. At least Obama has campaign ads telling what his plans are, which is more than you see from McCain. McCain is DESPERATE at this point and will do and say anything... no matter how ridiculous...because it's the only hope he has left. The Republicans started with the gutter campaign ads, so don't whine when Obama retaliates. While Obama MUST fight back, he has still not sunk to the level of dirty, lying, slimy campaign tactics that McCain/Palin have. They can dish it out, but obviously they can't take it. Their disgraceful tactics are not going to work.

Anonymous

Obama frequently uses straw man arguments when he says that McCain attacks him. McCain is a gentleman and unfortunately he throws creampuffs at Obama.

Did you hear him last night? He wants more troops in Afghanistan; wants to attack Pakistan and Iran and wants military involvement in Darfur.

Other than attempting to dazzle the dolts with his rhetorical BS, the man is clueless and a danger to the future of the nation.

Anonymous

Elsebeth,Krista Harris, and Ejay Baxter are all whistleblowers. Look at what happened to each and every one of them. They all were charged with senseless false charges. I will say this much, lately there has been alot of information surfacing regarding Krista Harris and her charges. It sure looks like she has a sure winning case to prove her innocence on those charges and to sue this county for MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. The main culprit behind Krista's problems is Kevin Baxter. I mean her story should be on prime time news. Everything that I have read regarding those illegally counts in her indictment surely proves that Baxter and company were out to get her and her lawyer. Well, I must say that I commend her as well as Ejay for doing the right thing and not giving up. They have come to far now to stop. It's only but a matte of time before the feds hit Erie county. There only 2 counties away Kevin.

richard

Ed - Don't you dare malign the Honorable Jimmy Carter, anti-Semite and Home Builder to the World, by putting Obama on the same platform with him. It's just not fair.

We'll all be singing for dear leader Obama, all the way to the poor house and the unemployment line:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0...

Then watch the creepy parallels:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i...

Anonymous

You are completely wrong. Everyone knows McCain is resorting to desperate campaign tactics and is the major perpetrator of negative, smear campaigning in this election. Even Republican mouthpieces like Pat Buchanan say it is so. I cannot believe anyone would be so brainwashed to believe McCain is being unfairly "attacked" by Obama, since McCain is the one who began these heinous ads. McCain is not just throwing "creampuffs" at Obama! He and Palin are fearmongers who know the only hope they have is to smear and lie. It will not save their sinking ship!

Anonymous

Carter's advisors told him to let the Shah fall and that the U.S. could deal with the mullahs. LOL.

Remember how the dying Shah was brought to the U.S. and then when the Iranians complained Carter had him shipped him to Panama?

Nothing like having the Iranians tell ya how to run your county's affairs.

I figure Prez. Obama's foreign policy will be largely hot air and limp wrists like Carter's.

I'd like to take that finger that Obama keeps thrusting into the air while he speaking and stick it somewhere on his person.

Anonymous

Awwww, poor Obama so misunderstood. If he gets his feelings hurt that easy, he shouldn't be POTUS.

Your post helps make the case that he lacks the mental fortitude fulfill the duties of the office.

Strong world leaders will cause him to buckle. Heaven help the U.S.

Anonymous

Obama's feelings obviously aren't hurt! He is remaining calm and restrained, but is fighting back when he has to. Erieman seems to be the one whose feelings are hurt...previously saying how the Dems should be ashamed of "smear" tactics and "attacks" on McCain/Palin. What a joke. The GOP wrote the book on dirty, scum campaigning. Now Cindy McCain is suddenly crying and whining about supposed dirty campaigning by Obama. What hypocritcal travesty! Her husband will forever be known for running the scummiest, dirtiest attack campaign ever. He will lose the election because of it.

Anonymous

IS THE HEAD OF THE OHIO CORRUPTION AND APPOINTED JUDGE FIX. THE REST ARE JUST HIS N*****S.

Anonymous

After checking out all the things Chief Justice Moyer has been responsible for when it comes to fixed cases I discovered that the blog wrote at 8:07 AM is CORRECT. THANKS OHIO FOR LETTING HIM GET AWAY WITH IT!

Sam

All voters check the facts on ACORN, this group was funded by Obama & radical William Ayers and presured banks into making home loans to low income people that could not afford them. Now this same ACORN is under investigation for voter fraud in 7 states, again fraud with low income people lying about their address.

Anonymous

You wrote that ACORN was '...funded by Obama & radical William Ayers...'

Bet you meant 'founded.'

American taxpayers help to 'fund' ACORN and La Raza, just like we give millions to AARP and other liberal 'special interest groups.'

To the lefties, NRA bad, ACORN and American Federation of Teachers (AFT)good.

It depends on whose special interest group is being gored.

Not-to-worry, while we wait, the entire U.S. economy is being nationalized. All that remains if for Comrade Obama crown himself the Commissar of the new socialist America.

Political re-education camps anyone?

Sam

No Obama & Ayers FUNDED Acorn through their foundation!

Anonymous

DUH----this is 2008, people. People don't have to be afraid to blow the whistle on peons that were ELECTED by the people to begin with. What the h@ll is OHIO doing here anyway? I believe old man Chief Moyer and some others need to be taken to task here.

Anonymous

I checked out fivethirtyeight, what a great site! I also urge voters to take a look at factcheck.org to see where the candidates have been wrong in stating their "facts".

Please do not base your opinions on the opinions of others. Base your opinions on facts, regardless of which party you support. Smarter voters might just lead to a smarter government.

Anonymous

FOUR THOUSAND DEAD SOUTH OSSETIANS AND GEORGIANS ON MCCAIN'S HANDS. We don't hear much about that. But where did the President of Georgia get the suicidal idea to invade Russian-protected South Ossetia? Answer: JOHN MCCAIN, his personal friend who phone several times each day (are they in love?).

McCain isn't even president yet and he's killed 4,000 people! Is that the Amerika you want? And don't count on Obama to do anything about U.S.-powered British Empire. Obama voted like McCain more than 10 times for Bush's unConstitional and criminal wars. Mc-bama are 2 sides of the same Demo-publican coin.

There are FOUR MORE CANDIDATES for President that the mass media isn't mentioning; they don't mention them because mass media is a CARTEL of merely 5 very rich billionaires who adore Mc-bama and the business-as-usual they both promise (did you see how Mc-bama said "pass the bailout"?) Identical twins!

The 4 MORE CANDIDATES are former Congressman BOB BARR of the Libertarian Party (www.lp.org), African-American and former Congresswoman CYNTHIA MCKINNEY of the Green Party (www.McKinney2008.com), Pastor CHUCK BALDWIN of the Constitution Party (www.Baldwin08.com), and BRIAN MOORE of the Socialist Party (www.VoteBrianMoore.com).

What these 4 are saying is that Mc-bama promise more wars and more war debts, while American jobs continue to be shipped to Communist China. Is that the Amerika you want? Is that the Amerika you can afford?

Say NO to the billionaire club and vote for one of the 4 GOOD candidates instead of wasting your vote on the lesser of two evils. A GOOD candidate needs only 5% of the vote to permanently establish their party and thereby disrupt the Demopublican two-sides-of-the-same-coin One Party system. Your vote can easily make a real difference this election.

Anonymous

FOUR THOUSAND DEAD SOUTH OSSETIANS AND GEORGIANS ON MCCAIN'S HANDS. We don't hear much about that. But where did the President of Georgia get the suicidal idea to invade Russian-protected South Ossetia? Answer: JOHN MCCAIN, his personal friend who phones several times each day (are they in love?).

McCain isn't even president yet and he's killed 4,000 people! Is that the Amerika you want? And don't count on Obama to do anything about U.S.-powered British Empire. Obama voted like McCain more than 10 times for Bush's unConstitional and criminal wars. Mc-bama are 2 sides of the same Demo-publican coin.

There are FOUR MORE CANDIDATES for President that the mass media isn't mentioning; they don't mention them because mass media is a CARTEL of merely 5 very rich billionaires who adore Mc-bama and the business-as-usual they both promise (did you see how Mc-bama said "pass the bailout"?) Identical twins!

The 4 MORE CANDIDATES are former Congressman BOB BARR of the Libertarian Party (www.lp.org), African-American and former Congresswoman CYNTHIA MCKINNEY of the Green Party (www.McKinney2008.com), Pastor CHUCK BALDWIN of the Constitution Party (www.Baldwin08.com), and BRIAN MOORE of the Socialist Party (www.VoteBrianMoore.com).

What these 4 are saying is that Mc-bama promise more wars and more war debts, while American jobs continue to be shipped to Communist China. Is that the Amerika you want? Is that the Amerika you can afford?

Say NO to the billionaire club and vote for one of the 4 GOOD candidates instead of wasting your vote on the lesser of two evils. A GOOD candidate needs only 5% of the vote to permanently establish their party and thereby disrupt the Demopublican two-sides-of-the-same-coin One Party system. Your vote can easily make a real difference this election.

Anonymous

I have to admit, seeing the quotes from Obama's books was really disturbing. So disturbing, in fact, that I decided to look into it further. Guess what? I found out these quotes were coming from an e-mail smear campaign, and if not totally out of context, were outright fabrications.

The smear: "I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

The truth: Nothing close to this quote appears in "Dreams from My Father".

The smear: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

The truth: "...In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging...they need specific assurances that their (American) citizenship means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during WWII, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." (pages 260-261)

Why do you prefer to waste your time lying about Obama rather that touting the positive attributes of McCain? Do you have so little faith in your candidate that you feel lying is the only way to prevail?

My father was a Republican, my grandfather was a Republican, and I was a Republican. I quit the party over this type of "campaigning". I know what a real Republican stands for. Unfortunately, most of the dregs that have associated themselves with the party over the past twenty years wouldn't amount to a hair on a true Republican's knuckle. That includes drug addict Rush Limbaugh and compulsive liar Wayne LaPierre, NRA president.

I don't consider being a liar a conservative quality. In fact, it is the antithesis to classic conservatism.

Anonymous

You’re no Republican.

To throw your political philosophy overboard due to ridiculous rumors and innuendoes would demonstrate your shallowness of commitment.

So the collectivism as espoused by Obama is preferable to individual responsibility and conservativism?

Merely saying that you’re a Republican sure doesn’t make you one. You’re absurd argument for abandoning the Party exposes you as a lying socialist Democrat.

Anonymous

I knew them when wrote on Oct 6, 2008 9:28 AM:

Just to keep it straight I did not post this comment! I'm sure it was a typo ( missed a couple of RE's ) but want to make it clear I have no personal knowledge of any bank envolvement.

Anonymous

TO: re I knew them when wrote on Oct 4, 2008 12:41 PM:

I agree 100%. I think all elections should really be looked at hard in reguard to re electing anybody in this county

Anonymous

TO: re I knew them when wrote on Oct 4, 2008 2:20 PM:

" The Attorney General's office will tell them they have to go through the County Prosecutor and we all know where that will go. (but then this was told to me back when Marc Dann was still there)

Should we also get started on the facts of this woman ans what she IS doing to the fair citizens of Ohio?

True fact. The AG is only there to collect any monies they can drum up that you owe. They went back on us 20 years and are now saying it is our place to prove we file state taxes and have had us in court several times trying to sieze our assets! They tell us They don't have to even provide information as to how much they collected through payroll withdrawls and that they don't keep track of that. They also had on their own web site that a person should keep their documentation for 5 years until we went to court the first time...Hahaha that statement was removed within 3 days from the site. Every time we've gone to court we haven't even had a lawyer and have come away without a hitch...that's how croocked they are acting. I also had an applicant once that worked for AG office in Cleveland Legal office. Why was she leaving? THey were doing the same thing to our seniors and taking their properties! She couldn't any longer be a party to the the things they were doing.

I do know though if you are a car purchaser of a high end car and have a beef with a high end well known dealership she will come running to the dealerships rescue to squell the customers complaints before it could make it to GM

Anonymous

TO:re I knew them when wrote on Oct 4, 2008 6:20 PM:

" Hearings? What hearings?

That is exactly what happened to the kids I'm reffering to! They were made to wait in the hall during the hearing for admissable and non admissable evidence! They were also told they couldn't dispute the validity of the said will because that would be to imply that the lawyer had been party to drawing up an illegal will. When they did get their day they could only try to Have this druggy executor of the estate as not doing her job, and of course with no representation and no evedence being allowed they then got laughed out of court!

Anonymous

TO:Summary wrote on Oct 5, 2008 3:30 AM:

The few strong Rich people that have tried to bring all this to light have either been put in jail...lost their jobs and are currently try to fight them....run out of town.....had their house burnt down...and God only knows how many aren't comming forward at this point in this blog to share their nightmares. Who Is Ther to turn to?

Anonymous

The government of Ohio is set up to be a lawyers paradise. The state officials such as the Auditor, Attorney General and others beg for your votes and then tell you to go see the county prosecutor or hire your own lawyer if you see wrongdoing or corruption or are a victim of corruption. You need a lawyer for everything. Isn't it great that the state officials tell you to jump in the lake after they beg for your votes? What a racket.

This is one reason that when people see corruption, the state refuses to get involved because it is all about politics. Whistleblowers who get involved will be silenced by threats or by punishment. If the whistleblower is persistent, then bogus charges involving the police and prosecutor will take place. This is why Baumgartner is in prison. Erie Voices was shut down with the help of the corrupted people in Cuyahoga County. NONE of Baumgartner's sworn affidavits were ever investigated, they were simply brushed off. The Cuyahoga County crooks even kept the hard drive from Baumgartner's computer and then claimed that they "lost" it. How convenient.

Ohio is a paradise to lawyers. Ohio is a haven to corruption and voter fraud. Corrupt lawyers love Ohio because the state will refuse to get involved in local or state corruption. Marc Dann was exposed because the news media exposed Dann and others. So the state had to do something about Dann while protecting the other Democrats, especially those in Cuyahoga County. Sometimes one must be "sacrificed" to protect the others and keep the citizens in the dark.

Sam

Comrade Obama, Acorn, Ayers and Wright.
Need I say more.

Anonymous

TO:re help us wrote on Oct 5, 2008 3:00 PM:

Thank You VERY Much!

THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
JONATHAN E. COUGHLAN,Disiplinary Council
250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7411
1-800-589-5256 "

Got It! :)

Anonymous

It is important that everyone who has been
negatively affected by all of the corruption call and write the Governor of Ohio and the new Attorney General and the FBI offices in Cleveland and Washington.

Anonymous

I remember getting a divorce in Erie County when Judge Work was there. The lawyers and the judges get together and make you stay in a closed room all by yourself. I asked for custody of my children but my lawyer laughed at me and said that men don't get custody.
I refused to sign the divorce papers because I did not agree with it and I wasn't there in person to see what the judges and attorneys were talking about.

My ex-wife ran up huge credit card debts and brought nothing into the marriage. I brought my thousands of dollars that I saved since high school and it was my money that made the down payment on the house. I countersued my wife for adultery. She cheated and even admitted to it. I never cheated at all. My lawyer told me that everybody cheats and told me that adultery is not grounds for divorce in Ohio. What a lie that was.

I refused to sign the divorce papers because my lawyer said that the judge makes the decision about what happens in a divorce and that I am required to sign. I still refused to sign but my lawyer told me that I can amend the divorce agreement if something changes. So I reluctantly signed because I lacked money to keep fighting it in court.

A month later, my ex refused to pick up my children after a weekend visitation with me. She said that she never wanted the children in the first place but her lawyer pressured her to take the children so that she would get the house and all of my assets. I was stuck with her credit card debts too. Long story here but I was still required to make child support payments to my ex even though my children now lived with me.

I went to where I had to make child support payments and was told that I must hire a lawyer and go to court to stop the support payments. So I went back to my lawyer and asked to have my divorce agreement "amended" like he said before. He laughed at me and said he never said such a thing to me. He wanted money up front to go back to court to stop my support payments and have full custody of my children.

I went to court on my own but was told that I needed a lawyer and that I could not be my own lawyer since I did not know the inner workings of the court. So, I hired another lawyer who told me that I have no chance of getting my house back for my children but that he could get my support payments stopped and I could be given full custody. I also asked for child support. In the end, my child support payments stopped, I had full custody of my children but I was unable to get child support payments because Judge Work would not allow it.

It is my belief that when one is in court, that the person should be present in all hearings between a judge and lawyers. It is the right thing to do. Hopefully, the divorce hearings in Erie County are more open and they do not isolate those getting a divorce in little rooms while deals are made between the judge and lawyers.

Anonymous

All Lorain county Criminal court apperances have behind closed doors meetings right before trial with all lawyers, the prosecutor, and the judge.
The 3 then come to an agreement back there that is I guess agreeable to the three of them. Then they all come out and the entire court room none at a time is then told by Lawyer or prosecutor what is going to happen and what the outcome will be. Then one by one each case goes into action and the recorder starts her/his thing. One at a time each is brought up, then I guess to make it a little legal they all 3 go threw the motions of the official hearing. the defendant signs his papers then goes to the next ccase. Not a One of these people were able to get thier cases heard not once, twice, wven the 3rd time to the hearing. Man Oh Man How much money do you think that Court system and Lawyers are making?!

Anonymous

I think that someone should come in here and investigate this piece of trash corrupt system

Anonymous

If you want to call me a liar, fine. What am I lying about? The fact that I quit the Republican party after being sold a bill of goods one too many times? I didn't sever my ties with the Republicans last week. I quit the party in 1984, vowing not to affiliate with ANY party or candidate that would rather engage in character assassination than address the issues. Like I mentioned before, lying is not what I consider a conservative value.

If Obama was actually guilty of even half of what his detractors charge, he'd be in jail, not in the presidential race. Meanwhile, Sarah Palin has conducted her own investigation about using the Alaska statehouse to settle family issues, and has found herself not guilty on all charges. Feel free to call me some more names.

Anonymous

First off OHIO LAW states that ALL PARTIES ARE REQUIRED TO BE NOTIFIED AND PRESENT AT ALL HEARINGS if they have an attorney or if they do not. CLOSED-DOOR HEARINGS WITHOUT ALL PARTIES BEING PRESENT ARE TOTALLY ILLEGAL.
SECOND, that is a FLAT-OUT LIE what the Court told you that you HAD TO HAVE A LAWYER. Anybody can act as their own attorney. I think it's called Pro Se. The reason they want you to have a lawyer is so they can pull their illegal FIXED deals off with the Judge behind CLOSED DOORS.

Anonymous

To-The truth about Obama book. Thank you for leaving the Republican Party, we really do not need far left wingers. I hear Iran is nice this time of year, and should fit your political views.

Anonymous

That Partition Action & the Sheriff's Sale of property (because of DEFECTS in the title caused by ERIE COUNTY approving an ILLEGAL TRANSFER) sure was a LOW-DOWN SCAM, wasn't it?
About as big a SCAM as that FIXED lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County where a Cuyahoga County Judge held a 3-hour CLOSED DOORS HEARING with all those crook attorneys so they could figure out a way to DISMISS a case in CUYAHOGA COUNTY pertaining to FRAUD, FRAUD, AND MORE FRAUD in an ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE.
I don't like SCAMS, Mr. Baxter. They show a total lack of respect not to mention they are ILLEGAL.

Anonymous

Please please god, just left this be over!!! Anything to get the Register to move on to a new story.

Anonymous

Those kids got SCR@EWED over big time with that bull that they could not dispute the validity of the said Will because that would be to imply that the lawyer had been party to drawing up an illegal will because 9 chances out of 10 THE LAWYER WAS A PARTY TO IT!! (Was this the case that a Murray was involved in?)
This is almost identical to my case----and I even PROVED the fraud Will filed two years AFTER my mother's death was FORGED (FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXAMINER) and Probate would not accept it. In fact, Probate won't even schedule a Hearing on my Complaints.

Anonymous

You are a piece of work. The truth has never gotten in the way of your stories.

Anonymous

I'm betting that internal staff time spent on the Nuesse case is over $100,000. That number will never show up on a budget sheet. Look at the faces at city hall.

Anonymous

When will the commissioners figure out, Icsman just hands off problems and hides behind the curtains at 222 Meigs.

Anonymous

Oh come on!!, Mike Printy just started going to any thing and everyting where there would be more than two people at. Heck it is the first time ever that I seen any political candidate stoop so LOW as to be in the Perkins Home Coming Parade. I see Tom Ferrell at all kind of public events for several years, matter of fact I have sat next to him more times than I can count. For your A.W.O.L comment, wich is far from the truth, Tom has a very good record for attending meetings. Trust me I know.

Anonymous

...if a Murray is involved, the insurance company is going to get stuck.

Anonymous

Those "GOB's" sure are smart or I am really dumb. The ones paying for this fiasco are the tax payers and I don't care what the GOB's say. Bring Kimmie back so that she can get rid of those do nothing GOB's. Keep up the great reporting Matt!!

Anonymous

What judge told these kids that they could dispute the validity of a will because that would be to imply that the lawyer was a party to drawing up an illegal one? Did they report this to the state bar?

Anonymous

what judge told these kids that they could NOT dispute the validity of a will...

Anonymous

Do you know who you remind me of? The kid on the playground that no one wants to play with, so he tries to get everyone else in trouble. Do you read what 90% of the people in this city read about you? No one likes you and no one respects what you write. You have taken this Nuesse story and made it your entire career. So yet again, the same kid which no one wants to play with, is the same kid who tries to get the popular kid in trouble to impress the good looking popular girl in hopes that some day she will like her, only in this case the good looking girl will be played by Kim Nuesse. Youre pathetic Matt and judging from what I read on here most people agree with me. It seems like you dont think tax payers should be asked to pay for....well...anything. Is that what youre saying? You are such an idiot and I can not believe that there isnt a monkey out there somewhere in need of a job that would write a lot better than you, for much less money....

Anonymous

Did you know that if a Judge even suspects any illegal or dishonest wrongdoing on the part of an attorney that would make the attorney unfit to practice law the Judge is supposed to report it? Obviously the Judges in Erie County and the rest of these Counties don't adhere to this probably cause judges are attorneys. I only know of one attorney in Erie County that got disbarred and I think he was a black attorney.

Anonymous

Attorney Patrick S. Mason was disbarred back in the summer and he is from Sandusky , Ohio. However, a number of attorneys from Sandusky have been suspended from the practice of law.

Anonymous

Could you give me the names of the number of attorneys from this area that have been suspended? Also, what was the name of the black attorney that was disbarred? I don't remember it. Thank you very much.

Anonymous

Great blog! I couldn't agree with you more. There is chat about this Matt guy quite often where I work, no one there would like to play with him either. Hopefully he will find a playmate soon so we can let THIS "!CRAP!" rest!

Anonymous

Dear Editor

Our beautiful soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin is the best future leader for this nation, not Senator Barak Obama. Our beautiful soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin is also would be better at leading our nation in the future after a McCain Presidency than Senator Barak Obama would be in leading our nation in the future starting in January 2009. There are great reasons our soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin would be a better future leader than Senator Barak Obama. The greatest reason for our soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin's is ideology. Our soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin is conservative in that she is pro life, marriage, guns, low taxes, low government spending, small government, unintrosive government, traditional and judeo Christian values, Bible reading and prayer in our public schools, and military spending. Senator Barak Obama is a liberal who is anti every thing that I have described that our soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin is pro about or for. A second reason that our soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin is superior is because of experience. As a governor she has two years of executive administrative governing experience that Senator Barak Obama does not have. A final reason that our soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin is superior is because of political accomplishments. When our soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin came to office she accomplished 3 major things which are as follows: she showed great leadership in the 3 following areas: government reform, the state budget and the economy, and wise use of natural resources. She reformed government by standing up to the big oil companies by breaking up the monopoly on power and resources. She insisted on competition and basic fairness which ended the control that the oil companies had on the state, and thereby returning control of the state back to the people. She also stood up to the special interest and lobbyist, and produced major ethics reform. She lead well in the state budget by generating a surplus which came about by vetoing a half billion dollars of wasteful spending, ending the abuses of earmark spending by congress, and by getting rid of the private jet, the chef, and the chuffer. Economically under her leadership she brought about the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history. She also suspended the state fuel tax, and when oil and gas prices went up dramatically, and filled up the state treasury, she sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged - directly to the people of Alaska . On natural resources she has shown great leadership by beginning a nearly forty billion dollar natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence. When the last section of the pipeline is laid and its valves are opened, will lead America one step farther away from dependence on dangerous foreign powers that do not have our interests at heart. Senator Barak Obama has done nothing, so please vote John McCain for President and give to our beautiful soon to be Vice President Sarah Palin the opportunity that she deserves leading the nation into the future after a John McCain presidency. When our soon to be Vice President does lead the nation as President after a John McCain presidency,she will be the greatest President that we have ever had. Finally she is smarter than Senator Barak Obama

Thank You

John Warren

Anonymous

One of the best definitions of a libertarian is a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.

In other words - I pretty much don't care what you do; I just don't wanna pay for it.

Until the U.S. began sticking its nose in the rest of the world’s affairs this was a great country.

Isolationism is not a bad as a foreign policy. Ask the Swiss how it's worked for them.

Anonymous

So, you're a Marxist. I'm OK with that.

Anonymous

The facts about Obama will not come out until the after the election.

The news media is helping to create him and the news media will destroy him with exposés.

Obama is merely a temporary stand-in for President Biden. Obama is a ‘useful idiot.’

Rick Studer

Dear John;

Is dumb as a stump also on your list?

Also, use paragraphs, it would then be more likely that people would read your crap and get the same chuckle I did.

Please disregard the above. This crap is from some self-flagellator posting all over the Internet, not a local idiot.

http://community.mccainspace.com...

Anonymous

Lie #1: Iran is actually miserable this time of year, at least for me. It's in the mid eighties during the day, although the humidity is only around 20%. All in all, I prefer our fall weather here. Plus, the election is coming up, and I wouldn't want to miss that.

Lie #2: You have no idea where my political views land. I said I left the Republican party. I didn't say I don't vote for Republicans.

I'm neither far left nor far right. I vote as an Independent. I NEVER vote a straight ticket. I vote for Independents, Republicans, Democrats, Greens, and Libertarians based on their track records and/or philosophies. I don't care about party affiliations. I vote for the candidate who tries to run a clean campaign, talks to me about the issues, and shows me where he/she is better qualified than his/her opponent. Character assassination just makes me see the accuser in a negative light, especially if the charges are false.

I don't blame McCain for the lies circulating about Obama. He's not the one behind it. As I mentioned before, my once-revered Republican party was moved from the country club to the outhouse, and I couldn't stand the smell anymore. That's why I left. These kinds of attacks on Obama are steeped in racism and fear, and educated Republicans know it. However, our man Bush has made such a shambles of the country (accent on SHAM), they're forced to get their votes by any means necessary. (If you benefit from a lie someone else tells, it's not as bad a sin as actually being the liar, right?)

Lie #3: As for Iran fitting my political views, I am totally opposed to theocracies. Democracy is the only way for me.

The Truth: I'm having a lot of fun arguing with you guys. It would be more fun if you knew how to debate, but it's still a good time. (Hint: A rebuttal is where the debater either debunks the opponent's facts, or introduces a better position.)

Speaking of debating, I don't recall McCain and Obama questioning each other's patriotism. I did not hear them calling each other idiots or terrorists, or suggesting they should renounce their citizenship and move to Iran. That's what a person who lacks intellect does.

I'll say this about Obama, he graduated from Harvard, published the Harvard Law Review, and is currently a U.S. Senator, all before the age of 50. Biden was a Senator at 29. Where did Rush Limbaugh get his degree? Some third-tier state college in Missouri that few have heard of? He has all the answers, why doesn't he run for office?

Answer? He's a drug addict, and is a liability to the Republicans. What about know-it-all Bill O'Reilly? He's your guru, run him for office. It will never happen. He is a known sexual harasser, and is a liability to the Republican party. Your heroes are liabilities to the very party you think you support. (Lie Abilities! Word play! Don't you love it?)

Most of you neocons can't even spell, let alone research your "facts". How are you even qualified to have an opinion? Oh wait. You just blindly parrot the opinions of a drug addict or a pervert. Is that what being an American is all about? (I just questioned your patriotism. See how it feels?)

Anonymous

RE: Matt Matt Matt You just hit the nail squarely on the head. The drivel this guy writes is so elementary. Usually I don't even read his stuff but I was in the mood for something entertaining, but I couldn't find Larry the Cable Guy anywhere on tv

Taxpayer

I ADORE Matt Westerhold! He tells it EXACTLY like it is.

citizen

YOU GO, MATT! "You bet your assets it will" was tooooo funny.

Anonymous

You must be MISTAKEN. I checked out the number of attorneys from Sandusky that have been suspended from the practice of law and I only found TWO.
Attorney Patrick Mason, a Toledo attorney who practiced in Toledo and Sandusky, was disbarred on June 12, 2008 for multiple violations of the Code of Professional Responsibility in his dealings with four different clients. In one case Mason accepted fees in advance from clients and then ABANDONED their cases with no prior notice. (VERY INTERESTING) Another case Mason never showed up at a pre-trial hearing and never informed his client about the hearing, either. (VERY INTERESTING) Among many other findings of professional misconduct, the Supreme Court held that Mason had violated the state attorney discipline rules that prohibit illegal conduct involving moral turpitude, conduct involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty or misrepresentation and intentionally damaging clients in the course of a professional relationship.
The only other attorney disbarred in Sandusky was BLACK attorney Geoffrey Lynn Oglesby. I also noticed that attorney K. RONALD BAILEY was appointed as Oglesby's monitor....(INTERESTING)
So WHO are the OTHER NUMBER OF SANDUSKY ATTORNEYS that you claim have been suspended from practice? Another question----was this attorney Patrick Mason BLACK?

Anonymous

TO POST AT 7:06 PM:
About this attorney PATRICK MASON who was disbarred on June 12, 2008----what LAW FIRM was he with in Sandusky? I never heard of him before. I also noticed that the Judgment permanently barring MASON from practicing law was signed by a MOYER, C.J. Does this stand for Chief Justice Moyer? (I noticed two other attorneys did not agree with the decision)
You say a number of Sandusky attorneys have been suspended from practicing law but I only found TWO also. I found it very interesting too that K. RONALD BAILEY seemed to be very instrumental in getting the BLACK Sandusky attorney GEOFFREY OGLESBY disbarred.....
I'm also curious to know if this attorney Patrick Mason was BLACK....any more insight into this?

Anonymous

To Truth about Obama's Book- You sound like a bitter person who follows the far left sound track of MSNBC, etc.
Your hero Comrade Obama seem very much at home with Ayers, Wright and his Chicage mobster friend. This is the same person who has called his own grandmother a racist. Forget Iran, maybe Cuba would better suit your political views, the weather is better.
By the way I do enjoy FOX! Biden was the first one who stated Obama is not ready to be president, strange how he changed his tune.

Anonymous

How can anyone believe anything the register writes about this upcoming hearing? Westerhold has already shown that he sides with Nuesse. Anything written will be slanted in her favor. So when the evidence shows that Nuesse deserved to be fired, Westerhold will have to slant it and attack the GOB's to save face. He will never admit that he has been all wrong about this. With Westerhold's slanting everything, it shows you why most people don't turn in their bosses when the should. Thank God that the SPD command staff had the courage that Westerhold lacks!

Anonymous

"It's a matter of interpretation." Don C. Icsman, Sandusky law director

Anonymous

THERE IS ALWAYS A 'DEDUCTIBLE.'

COULD BE SEVERAL THOUSAND

Sam

Haven' t heard from Matt for awhile, thought he left town (wishful thinking).
Matt is like the kid had to tie a bone around his own neck, for his own dog to play with him. Matt go home and feed your 12 cats, they might still have a use for the Registerrag.

Anonymous

Patrick S. Mason and Geoffrey Oglesby are black attorneys that practiced law in Sandusky Ohio. And yes, it was Chief Justice Moyer who signed the document. Many of attorneys receive suspensions. However, sometimes they are stayed or it is for a limited time period like less a year. So you really don't hear much about those cases. And of course we know that Elsebeth Baumgartner was disbarred. She did practice law in Sandusky for a brief period of time.

Anonymous

Now attorney K. Ron Bailey who is representing Chief Nuesse is the very reason why Shawn Caston received a new trial. Bailey fixed the case for Baxter as usual. Now, that poor man, Mark Norcross, was brutally injured from Caston smashing into him is still in the hospital trying to recover from severe head trauma. Bailey should have been suspended from the practice of law for that but he wasn't. Well, check it out maybe no one ever filed a grievance against him.

Anonymous

More Right Wing Lies from Erieman wrote:

'You just blindly parrot the opinions of a drug addict or a pervert.'

Obama has himself admitted drug use and there are sources that say that he was once selling the stuff. How are you not merely voicing support for a former criminal and drug addict?

Matt

Keep going after those doughnut eaters on Meigs St.I am sick and tired of the half truths that the city keeps telling us.It's not what they say,It's what they don't say that disturbs me.

Anonymous

Gee, I'm really surprised that the NAACP never jumped on this one especially since I know four (4) WHITE attorneys that did a million times WORSE than what these attorneys did and Baxter, Judge McGookey and Binette sure are protecting THEM. One is a former Erie County judge, one a Lorain County attorney and two others from Cuyahoga County. Very interesting....I think I'm going to have to contact the NAACP and find out WHY they are not the least bit CONCERNED about this very obvious UNLAWFUL PREJUDICE toward their own race.......I'm also contacting MOYER and let's hope he returns my phone calls because I can be very persistent.

Anonymous

Could you tell me what law firm Patrick S. Mason worked for in Sandusky?

Anonymous

Kim Nuesse & Elsebeth aren't the ONLY victims of Baxter and his GOB Club-----LOTS of people have been and I'm certain there are a LOT more in the future....and I'm talking about honest, law-abiding citizens that lived, worked and paid taxes into this community and county all their lives as being SOME of their VICTIMS. These GOBS are EVIL---they have no respect for anybody least of all THE LAW.

libertarian

It's about time the Register has given coverage to candidates besides the demopublicans. A fair and balanced news provider would give all the parties the same coverage.

Tom saying that libertarians are a small minority based on election results disregards an important fact-that the the election rules and processes are designed to give demopublicans huge advantages.

For instance, libertarians don't receive the free advertisements on the nightly news that the lamestream media gives the demopublicans. Nor do libertarians benefit from a taxpayer funded nominating process (primaries). And libertarians do not benefit from the lamestream media coverage of a taxpayer fund infomercial (the conventions).

In addition, libertarians are tied down by unfair and restrictive ballot access laws (the Ohio Supreme Court just declared the Secretary of State's ballot policy towards the libertarians was unconstitutional). Another problem is the unfair burden put on smaller political parties by election law "reform".

These things are the real election scandals. If the lamestream media was worth anything, this would be the focus of election scandal investigations. Considering all this,it is not stretch to say that American does not have a free and fair election system.

And consider this: if the lamestream media was doing it's self-proclaimed job and informing the American people about their choices at the poll, it wouldn't be necessary for Tom to attempt to explain the fundamental stands of a party that "has been on the political scene since 1972".

Anonymous

Oh Yea! Isn't he just soooooo adorable and funny tooooooo. Ummm...not! Gag.

Anonymous

Looks like the ex-Sanduskian Chief Justice Moyer played a big part in ruining Erie County. If I send him an E-mail and tell him exactly what I think of him will I get sent to prison for 8 years with EB? How 'bout the racist Cuyahoga County Judge that sentenced EB---the one that told a young black murderer how to break his probation and a young black girl how to be a good pro@titute? Can I tell her what I think of her? Too bad they all don't DROP DEAD so we can hear how all their gob friends sang their praises at the funerals.

Anonymous

SPD command staff courage??? You have to be kidding me! They have courage for a small woman chief or on a boat but not on hancrack! They call for backup!

Anonymous

And you wouldn't????

Anonymous

More Right Wing Lies from Erieman wrote:

'I'll say this about Obama, he graduated from Harvard, published the Harvard Law Review, and is currently a U.S. Senator, all before the age of 50.'

And this 'resume' qualifies him to be POTUS, let alone Erie Co. dogcatcher?

All his Democratic presidential candidate opponents said that that he was inexperienced and unqualified to be POTUS. Were they wrong?

Anonymous

I have been looking at Barr for some months now. To me, and my family, he seems like the one with the answers and is not of the GOB club that excists in congress right now. He makes complete sense and has the plan to get this country back on track, SOON. look forward to seeing him in person!

Joker

Since you didn't post last Sunday's editorial for comment, I'll adress it now. The reason other governments, business people, and others don't trust city leaders is because Matt Westerhold and the SR Rag take their shot every time they can to talk badly about the city. Your joke of a paper is the reason this city sits in turmoil and doesn't move forward. The downtown is dead because the SR Rag is there and no one wants to be close to the crap on the corner of Jackson and Market St. Former employees tell of Westerhold's habitual use of changing their stories because Westerhold wants to put his slant on every story. There are other opinions in this community and it is the Rag is a crap paper. By the way, the queen of lying will be on the stand front and center...can't wait to hear her spin and lies. Oh yeah, it's coming and gonna be quite a circus.

Anonymous

You know how to tell when Matt is lying, his mouth is moving. He's had at least three favorite Chief of Police's or the "best Chief" awards in the last six months. Do you all recall when Tim McClung was the best chief in Matt's opinion..and then there was Gerald Lechner...oh yeah and his all-time favorite....Kim Nuesse? Can't seem to believe a word he says.

Anonymous

Elsebeth is a victim of just one person...Elsebeth. She created all her own problems and is exactly where she deserves to be. We had a party the day she was incarcerated. I'm betting her husband & kids did, too.

Really

What makes you think Matt, that these officials are going to tell the truth. They have lied for so long, they actually think they are telling the truth. To Joker; Your right this is going to be a circus and the clowns are the command staff at the SPD and the lying city manager and commissioners. I can't wait for this to start. Keep up the good work Matt, these anti Matt bloggers just have too much time on their hands and need to vent on someone. They have no clue. If the SR was so bad why do they read it or even read your comments. They have no life.

Anonymous

Bob Barr is no doubt the most controversial presidential candidate that the Libertarian Party has experienced since its inception in 1972, simply because Barr is so new to libertarianism. Barr was a Republican Congressman whose political career fizzled when he lost his seat to a more popular Republican in a regerrymandering-forced election and then he joined the Libertarian Party.

He is controversial because as a Republican, he not only voted for the unlibertarian Patriot Act - he played a significant role in crafting it!

Further, not a single delegate from Ohio voted for Barr at the Libertarian Party Convention in Denver (most voted for longtime libertarian Mary Ruwart). But Barr is a practiced wordpusher and quite skilled at telling people what they want to hear (which is why libertarians advocate a one term limitation, so con artists don't make a career out of conning people). Barr told the delegates he could get them media exposure; he could overcome mass media censorhip which has long been problematic for all second parties.

However, Barr's selection by delegates from other states in our union caused an uproar in Ohio and the Northeast Region Chair Todd Maher promptly resigned his position and his membership in the LPO, noting that Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party is more of a libertarian than Barr. This, on the heels of NSA Chief Porter Goss's former aide Robert Butler, who as the LPO executive director drained Ohio's state coffers and caused so many libertarians to resign from the Libertarian Party (Toledo and its large membership went defunct and previous Chair Jason Sobiski, now an independent Coucilman on the Amherst City Council, resigned his Chair and Party membership). How much more can we libertarians take in our attempts to forge ahead as a political party?

Other libertarian critics, such as longtime bottlewasher yours truly, remain with the Party because Barr will no doubt go back to where he came from (the Republican Party) but the Party and its potential to serve as a vehicle for restoring the American Dream will remain.

In short, to the extent that Barr propagates libertarian solutions to Mc-bama and their Demopublican-caused problems he is worth supporting and listening to. So I encourage folks to come down State Rte 58 off Rte 2 to Oberlin on Thursday and check him out (there's also great eateries in Oberlin to explore afteward). But he is new and still learning about libertarianism - things such as in a free market there are no corporations; corporations are creations of the state and as such behave just as bureaucratic and inefficient as their parent. For more about free market economics and libertarianism, see www.fee.org and www.fff.org .

Anonymous

I think the anti Matt bloggers keep venting on Matt and the SR because they are connected to the GOBS and the GOBS are SCARED of them. (i.e. SCARED OF THE TRUTH) The legal Mafia can shut up a lot of people but they can't shut up the press. Keep up the good work, Matt.

Anonymous

Don't forget to vote YES YES YES YES YES to all the LEVIES people. We not only support the Erie County GOBS we have to support the retired Lorain County Judges and the Cuyahoga County attorneys ya know!

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