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.



What will privacy look like in 5 years?

We won't know. It'll be private.


Quite a spin, you should write political speeches, but still gilipollez.


Mr. Spelling, maybe I was wrong, and “use” readers aren’t twits.

Julie R.

What about attorneys, big billion dollar insurance companies (one anyway) and banks (one in Huron anyway) that criminally defraud the elderly that are in the advanced stages of Alzheimers?

Julie R.

What about a Lorain County attorney that goes out to a nursing home and tries UNSUCCESSFULLY to get an elderly woman who is in the advanced stages of Alzheimers to sign a new POA and a different Will so her irrevocable Trust can be changed by internal fraud?


To Julie R.:

I'm rather sure I know who you are speaking of about the up coming lawsuit. You're right, if we are speaking about the same issue, I'm sure Sams and the rest of the good ole boy network are in for a BIG SURPRISE!!!


March is over, and you know what that means, time to get serious in the month of April, get WORKING out. Now that the weather is getting better, you can take the kids to the park, or go on short shorts with them........If I can help with them, let me know:)


March is over, and you know what that means, time to get serious in the month of April, get WORKING out. Now that the weather is getting better, you can take the kids to the park, or go on short walks with them........If I can help with them, let me know:)

first post had an error in it...sorry

Winston Smith

Ken writes: 'I have only lost a couple of pounds.'

That's a good thing! Feel proud. At least that's a step in the right direction isn't it?

It's said that it takes 21-30 days in order to form a new habit.

You've been practicing unhealthy habits for a long time, it'll take some time to form new ones.

Be patient with yourself and cut yourself A LOT of emotional slack but stick to the program. It'll begin to pay off in div'ds real soon.

Proper diet and daily excercise are just habits - nothing more. They are in no way connected with one's lack of self control or morality.

Work to form the habits and the rest of it like losing weight and inches will eventually fall into place.

John Doe

This just in: Kevin Baxter has filed a lawsuit in Erie County Common Pleas court against the Sandusky Register and Matt Westerhold.

Uhm...why didn't he just charge them with some criminal act like he did Elsabeth. Darn! Now there can be all kinds of evidence brought up at this trial!

It's going to get VERY interesting.

Julie R.

What a piece of scum Baxter is.

Julie R.

To OOSEVEN: My case has nothing to do with Sams and the SPD. It has to do with the scams this County pulled off to conceal fraud (and I do mean FRAUD) pulled off by my mother's attorney, some crook attorney from Lorain County, an insurance company and a Huron bank during the short time my mother was in a nursing home. Erie County didn't want it known because my mother's attorney was a retired Erie County judge.


YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now youve done it!!!!!


To: Julie R.....

Get a life..........

My thoughts

Same old Huron baseball!


For some reason......We are unable to comment on Baxters suit against the Register. John Doe is right! For KB to win this suit, the things that have been written about him have to be disproven as being false or defamatory. The BCI will have to produce evidence to the contrary of cocaine usage, and everyone knows that he was investigated in his Mothers estate. Good job Matt, forcing Baxters hand. I just hope you don't turn out to be the "sacrificial lamb" in this whole mess. We all know this GOB system runs all the way to Columbus.........This is going to be very interesting.

Julie R.

Baxter and his terrorist buddies have had a lot of "sacrificial lambs" including Kim Nuesse.

Truth or Dare


Julie R.

Considering how tax dollars were used when old judge C. ruled in Baxter's favor in his mother's estate, I'm sure our tax dollars will be spent on this, also.


I wanted to comment on Baxters suit against the SR, but it no workee. I think you suckered him into this court battle to expose him. If so, good job! I like a fellow who thinks like that. And. Good Luck to ya.


Matt, make sure you get the Baxter brothers that were CHEATED out of the estate to testify on your behalf. I'm quite sure you won't have any problems getting people to come forward. Also I think it's great that the Register's attornies can object to the hand picked judge for a conflict of interest. I feel that this is just the tip of the iceburg with Baxter. Go get him Matt!!!


It seems that Mr. Baxter cannot take the heat. Now he is suing. Hopefully the truth will come out in the lawsuit.


I just wonder....Who will be representing the Register in this? If I were to bet that it be K. Ron would I be far off? I wonder how Elsebeth might play into this? She certainly isn't a credible witness......But could she be vindicated?


C'on isn't always about the outside. Wisdom should come with age. Inner beauty is very appealing to many. Sweetness & decency are rare nowadays. This trait alone can be very attractive.


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Congrats on a fine performance Adam.


you go mick! there is no place for ammoral homosexuals

Julie R.

A prosecutor suing a newspaper? Now I heard it all....But then what would one expect from a city that would fire a Police Chief for no reason at all but their own corrupt agenda and then spend a million dollars of taxpayer money on the SAME 'OLE, SAME 'OLE retired visiting judge SCAM.


Sorry, but the song is "Gold Lion"...not that I am one for details.

Brain Chase went to Oberlin, and I think one of the other members might have as well. Oberlin also produced Liz Phair.

More to the point, it floors me that people are let down when a band makes an album that does not sound like the album they put out before.