Murman report: A mile wide and an inch deep

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

When he first began his $20,000 integrity probe of police Chief Kim Nuesse, attorney Michael Murman sent out a press release.

Anyone with “first-hand knowledge of accusations” against Nuesse should contact him. He also wanted to hear from anyone with “counter-accusations against other city officials.”

But Murman used different words to describe that invitation in the summary report of his investigation:

“(Despite) the almost constant presence of the investigators in the community over the past 10 weeks and a press release inviting those with information favorable to the chief to come forward, their silence has been deafening.”

Congratulations to city commissioners Dennis Murray Jr. and Craig Stahl, and city manger Matt Kline and law director Don Icsman.

You got exactly what you wanted: An investigation all boxed up that says exactly what you wanted it to say.



Tracy, I have some insight for you, LEAVE! It is rather obvious that in your last 6 entries you had a total whopping 6 responces, 7 including mine. If you can't handle that job down there don't expect the bloggers to give you the answers.
You might want to try surveys and offer some kind of small token as the larger papers and businesses do. Until then might I suggest you leave the stories to someone with a little more insight, other than yourself..

joe baumgartner

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Julie R.

Wow! I didn't know there was a will contest after Baxter's mother's death. Does that mean the Probate Court ignored complaints from family members that the mother's Erie County attorney and Baxter were withholding and concealing her Will? Withholding and concealing a Will is a criminal offense. So is destroying a Will. The Erie County Probate obviously isn't aware of this law. So when was the (forged) Will filed? Two years after her death by Baxter's Sheffield Lake attorney buddies? Who was the (forged) Will signed by? Two honest and respectable Erie County attorneys and/or Erie County judges? Got some real serious issues going on in the Erie County Probate. No wonder Baxter said a forged Will is not a criminal offense.




What Tracy doesn’t realize is by asking input from her readers, hoping to stir a serious discussion, is in reality quite futile. Her commenting readers consist entirely of sycophants, morons and recreational self-pleasuring twits. Asking this group anything is a waist of time and thought. I seem to recall a great philosopher once said, “May he who is without sin cast the first stone”. I suggest you negative self-doubters stop wasting time beating up Tracy and instead start preparing a “to do” list to pass the time while you burn in the fires of Hell for eternity. Have a nice day!


Im wondering....I left a post last week blasting City Commissioner Dan Kaman for publicly saying that he is happy that people will be laid off from the city. I citicized him for VERY good reason. My post was removed because of personal attacks on Dan. Yet everyday I read Matt Westerhold blasting everyone from Matt Kline to well, anyone who doesnt believe the way he believes. Where were you Matt when Dan Kaman made these statements? I mean are you in agreement with him? Are you "happy" to hear that people may be losing their jobs? I didnt see any articles blasting Dan Kaman, OH WAIT, he is a Nuesse supporter thats why...Sorry Matt almost forgot. If there is ANYONE who sides with Kim, then they get a free pass from you and your cronies at the SR. I have to woneder how long THIS post will make it through the "Post Police". It is almost as thought Kaman, does not WANT to be re-elected by making these comments yet nothing from the register.....way to go, LET THE BIAS CONTINUE!!!


Also Matt, as for Matt Kline "launching" this trial, he did it because Kim felt she had the right to it and she did, so had he not "launched" you would have been all over him for that, so really no matter what, to you the only person who is right here is Kim herself, that about right Matt???


Isn't that special, she had a family member or church member respond for her. Her articles have no merit, or insight and as a result she stoops to asking the readers to stimulate the article for hits. Hey Mick I hear Menards is hiring, so why not take your self centered, egotistical self and Tracy out there, stand out front by the door and YOU can stand on your soap box to promote Tracy and tell everyone how great of a journalist she is. Then you can crawl back under your rock.


Hey 007, I’ll make this short because I assume 007 is your IQ. I don’t know Traci, I have a job and I guess you missed it, Menards has no lines, that job burst is over, weeks ago. Maybe you need to come out from under your rock sometime. I’ll never understand why Godless homosexuals are so dramatic…


Sounds to me like you have a few insecurities about your own sexual preferences. Maybe I should rephrase your place, does CLUB X SEEM A LITTLE MORE APPROIATE FOR YOUR PERSONAL TASTES? No off to work with you, people are waiting for their MC Breakfast, Remedial dolt!!!

Julie R.

To joecitizen1: I believe Mr. Kamam said he was misquoted. (firelands411blogspot)

Nevertheless, why are you attacking Westerhold and the SR over the Nuesse case? What do you want them to print anyway----glowing reports on how the good 'ole boys were justified in spending a million dollars of taxpayer money to prove she was rightfully fired? How can they do that when every reason given was proven to be a lie? Face it, Mr. joecitizen, Sandusky is a laughingstock. Erie County's retired visiting judge scam at long last has turned into a laughingstock, too. But don't blame Nuesse. She was the VICTIM who deserves every penney she gets and then some!


Well everyone after a winter long convention tour Im back. Is it just me or did Sue already do this experiment? I also pose a question to the Sandusky Register, why do you censor comments but you can have the words sexting in giant letters on the front page of the paper, or put a headline such as "Nude photos may result in stiff penalties"? Different rules for you and blog posters? Now that I have pointed this out Im sure I will be censored.


To Julie R:

First off Kim Nuesse is NOT a victim!! Everything that is happening to her, she brought on herself. Second, Matt Westerhold is not being objective on this or anything else he has ever written. Matt is out to prove to Kim that he has some made up powers that can sway this trial in her anything he has hindered any chances of her gaining a victory, by insulting the very judge that will make this decision. The entire SR staff has done nothing but attacked the entire city government with the exception of those who support Nuesse, i.e. Dan Kaman, who I have yet to hear say he was misquoted in anyway....Besides, why is it that when Dan Kaman says he was misquoted we are all supposed to drop to our knees and believe that he was misquoted, but when ever anyone who opposes Nuesse says they were misquoted for saying ANYTHING theyre liars?? So this is why I am so anti-westerhold...he has no defense..but nice try..


To James Bondage;

I would love to respond to this, I just can’t figure out what you are clumsily trying to say. Your writing reads like a James Brown song. Could you translate? Are you inviting me to Club X? Are you writing in “Gay Speak”?


Moderators have removed this comment because it contained profanity or obscene remarks.


The Register ran a retraction saying they misquoted Kaman.


To joecitizen1: "Misquoting" a person means "to quote incorrectly". A "liar" is when "a person intentionly does not tell the truth". "Perjury" is a "voluntary violation of an oath: false swearing". You pick from the above, the people that testified, what was used in their testiomny. I am well aware of perjury that was committed in the Erie County Court system and nothing way done about it.


To Fire Island Frank:

Before I waist any more time debating Special Olympics spellingbee champs I need to know if you can comprehend what I’m saying to you. Could you use the following word in a sentence and use it “correctly” just one time?

1. affording remedy; tending to remedy something.
2. intended to correct or improve one's skill in a specified field: remedial math.


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Julie R.

Sorry, joecitizen, but I speak from experience how CORRUPT Erie County is. In fact, maybe YOU should start to worry, especially since there are 2 Erie County judges that are part of Baxter's network. (and for the record it is NOT Tone or Delamatre)

I also know first-hand what low-down hyprocrites (and I do mean HYPROCRITES) two of the witnesses that testified against Nuesse are.

As for the SR insulting the judge that is to make the "decision" in the Nuesse case......first, I believe Cirigliano is making a recommendation, not a decision. Second, I don't know of anybody around that can't see right through Erie County's corrupt visiting retired judge scam. After all, they have been using it forever......all the way back to when Cirigliano "fixed" the Probate Estate of Mrs. Baxter.

Julie R.

To joecitizen1: Once again, I don't understand your comment that Matt Westerhold has hindered any chances of Nuesse gaining a victory........Why would a judge base a "recommendation" on a newspaper's opinion of the case? Aren't judges suppose to be UNBIASED and base their rulings on THE FACTS?

Sue Daugherty

Hi Art, The last blog I did was similar, but not the same. It was about bridging the generation gap, but using a 3 month project of weekly interaction.

This blog is a 1 week curriculum of in-the-sociology-classroom using different forms of interation.
*1 day is interviews/dialogue when I bring people 90 and older into the class room.
*The 2nd day is when I bring senior citizens who have lived through the Civil Rights Movement
3rd day - "What's My Line" - older adults come to class and the students have to guess what their occupation use to be or what it is today.
*4th day is interactive games - I'm looking for card players and checker players.
*5th day is intergenerational dance - Senior citizens teach the students how they danced in high school. Then the high school studnents teach the senior citizens who teens dance today.

Thanks for asking!! :) -- Sue


Hi guys,
I appreciate the concern which is been rose. The things need to be sorted out because it’s not about the individual but it can be with everyone. Thanks
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Ha Ha Ha April fools.....

Seriously though, what ever happened to the proposed indoor golf course that was talked about a few years ago on the airport property. Remember back when Griffing laid a bunch of people off because he said he was going to have to sell the airport because it was not making any money and he was going so far in debt.


I love how Mick calls use readers twits, and dolts but yet spells waste "waist".....amazing.

By the way, I understand 00SEVEN, he makes perfect sense to the sane.


I think that it's time for Matt Westerhold to file a Writ of Mandamus to the Supreme Court of Ohio so that the public can will have an opportunity to review the transcripts of Baxter's testimony.

Julie R.

Sure hope Erie County has some money left after the Nuesse case because they got ANOTHER lawsuit coming!


Hey Matt. Please do not give up just because the system is fighting you. I cannot believe all this conspiracy is going on. If everyone is clean, then what is the harm in letting everyone (taxpayers) know the truth. This cloak and dagger politics is supposed to be unacceptable. You know, like Obama says, "transparent." Why can we not see how tax dollars were spent during this entire hearing and during the BCI investigation? It is our money. They are supposed to be held ACCOUNTABLE. This is incredible. Why divert and hide everything? Why lie? People lie to cover up a WRONG. I need to know the truth. Is it out there?


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Winston Smith

I believe I understand Mr. Parlin's explanation of his work. And thanks for writing the thinking behind his art. Reads like therapy.

But unfortunately, I'm afraid that we have one of Murphy's Laws in play:

If it can be misunderstood it will be.