Farrar stood up, but got it wrong

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

 

First off, I think it's important to mention Sandusky city commissioner Julie Farrar showed courage in addressing the IMA group on Tuesday.

But ... she was so wrong on nearly every point she made.

Mrs. Farrar obviously was mis-led by the person who told her that I, and/or members of the Register staff secretly recorded a conversation with her. That would be an ethical breach for a journalist.

 

If the person who told "all of the commissioners" about a secretly recorded conversation really wanted to know if it was accurate, all that person had to do was call reporter Jennifer Grathwol. Or call city editor Cheryl Welch. Or call me.

Or call police Chief Kim Nuesse, for that matter. There was no need to hire a Lakewood law firm to answer that question.

But the person who told her the conversation had been secretly recorded obviously was seeking support for a "witch hunt." The Nuesse integrity probe launched by city manager Matt Kline has nothing to do with seeking truth and everything to do with a self-serving agenda.

The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance did a huge public service to the community by hosting Tuesday's press conference. The IMA offered a great lesson to everyone about what it means to be civically responsible.

And one more thing: City commissioner Dan Kaman showed courage several weeks ago when he called for Nuesse to be returned to her job.

Comments

Anonymous

Julie is a good puppet. She says what she is told, belieives it to be true and follows directions well. Only problem is, the puppeteers threw Kline to the wolves but never told "I SUPPORT MATT KLINE 100%" Farrar

Anonymous

Matt there you go again, saying the investigation was unjust. Prove it!!! You cannot criticize and expect to be supported without proof!! Matt Kline is proof of that, he has not given evidence of an investigation being necessary yet you Westerhold haven't given evidence of it not being necessary. Once again, I want proof from either/both sides to support the babbling.

Anonymous

Westerhold, you are truly annoying with all your crap! So sad that you think you know it all just by what Nuesse has told you. H-E-L-L-O - is anybody home?

Anonymous

I hope matt is fired because he knows that he recorded those conversations, its impoosible to prove but he knows it

Anonymous

A snake, truly a snake.

Anonymous

After reading this editorial I had to really laugh at all the denials. Of course I believe what Ms. Farrar said at the meeting. Mr. Westerhold, you have proved over and over your lack of respect for the city commissioners and you have shown your almost obsessive support for Chief Nuesse. It is blatant that you will go to whatever extremes necessary to lead register readers to believe what you want. You know the old saying Mr. Westerhold, "You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Consider me one less fool...

Anonymous

Sandusky, we have newspaper staff that is interested in free speech. So what if Matt is wrong or right..he has the right to say it. And, so do we because, what really matters is we (citizens) finally have a forum. For many years area citizens had no forum to be heard. Thank you SR for this forum!

Anonymous

Yes you Matt, who spelled "ethics" for you, you have never written an article yet based on anything ethical. You spew venom. Were you sexually abused as a child? Where does your anger come from? Are you mad at everyone who does not wink at you, smile and act like they have the hots for you? Maybe you should go to see a psychiatrist for your deep rooted problems. How many words can you type per minute one handed Matt? Afterall, you are just a Weinerholder, right? You sounded like a Loud Mouth Dork on the Viedo.

Anonymous

I would say it is time again to cancel a subscription to the Sandusky Register. I for one have had enough of Westerhold and his bull. He is so sickening to read that I can not give another cent to what used to be a half way decent paper until the put him on staff. Maybe if enough people will follow my lead, we can get a real editor and a new story occasionally so that we don't have to read about the POOR KIM NUESSE SHOW everyday. The sooner we see headlines "EX-CHIEF NUESSE FIRED" the better. Sandusky can then get back together and move on without her aggravation.

Anonymous

Oh Matt, I was thinking about leaving you alone, but then I read your latest "Blog" and I am starting to think that you actually believe the things you write. Matt Kline had a complaint from the department as a whole, whether written or not, IT WAS A COMPLAINT. Answer Julie's question Matt, what would have happened had Mr. Kline not taken this complaint serously, the way your buddy Kimmie has taken EVERY complaint against officers too seriously? Why is it that she is the ONLY one who can do such a thing and it all be ok? So you say that Mr. Kline is a "Bad Man" because he is doing his job? How can you say that??? I have no doubt that you recorded the commissioners, it is the ONLY way that you would have gotten any of the information before anyone else did. Just admit it Matt, you saw a "Damsel in Distress" and thought you could further your career by bashing the City Governement and the Officers. Everyone knows it, yet you try and continue to convince us otherwise.....you have hitched your wagon to the wrong person and when this all comes out and it is found that you have no morals, I hope and pray you are released. In fact maybe I'll get a group of local ministers together and call for YOUR job.....

Anonymous

Also, you did get SPANKED by Julie Farrar!! I LOVED the tone of your voice when you cried about false information........if nothing else Matt, you are entertaining....

Anonymous

Kaman got nothing right. He just sat there pouting. He's knows that he has to one day step up and say "I made a mistake". I trusted that darn Mike Will and he buried one in me when he went against me and picked Nuesse. She actually thought she got the job because someone wanted her. Kaman was too embarassed to tell anyone. Go on Dan tell everyone how Mike got you-OUCH!!

Anonymous

For all of you nay-sayers regarding the Register and their choice for editor, stop complaining and put it in writing to the owners/publishers and bring about a change. If there are really that many unhappy subscribers, show it by your cancellations or give this hatefulness a rest.

Most of you just want to vent and you have to have a target or you're not going to be able to sleep at night.

Whether any of you posters want to admit it or not, you are addicted to the power and sense of entitlement you get when you are bashing someone else.

Form a committee and make some changes or put your name on your complaints and do something positive for your city.

I am, yours truly, shurly write.

Anonymous

To Mark "The Nerd on Third" - I know you read all these posts about your little "I could not possibly be wrong blond/fake/religious/" pal. YOU ARE A NOBODY, THAT IS WHY NO ONE INCLUDING THE COMMISSIONERS GIVES A RODENTS BEHIND ABOUT YOU OR YOUR PATHETIC OPINION. You do not know Nuesse, have not worked with her or for her, and are absolutely clueless about what she is really like outside of her little smiles to you and Sue. You and Sue both appear to be educated, but you have been duped, suckered, snookered, and I am sure laughed at by Nuesse.

Anonymous

Good to bed dufus, it has been put in writing on these blogs. If the editors can't figure out what Westerhold is doing to their paper, I hope they go broke. He is obsessed with her, it is very obvious. If he has a wife, she should be concerned too.

Anonymous

Julie, Don't let the Register Video get you down. The Sail Inn Gang!

Anonymous

Shooting from the hip is not a good idea when the city commission is on the ropes....this ain't no school bored meeting where the public must place a request in writing a week in advance before being allowed to speak in public! Julie is out of her league on the city commission.

Anonymous

I'd like to know why D.Icsman was not there for the meet and greet.Where is the video of the law director?

Anonymous

Mr. Westerhold,

Whatever happened to journalists not being a part of the story?

I guess that wasn't in any of the classes for your online degree. You are supposed to be managing the newsroom? You can't even keep your composure in a public meeting being recorded by your own staff. The fact you put it online for people to see only shows your arrogance is only outweighed by your ignorance.

You want to answer questions, Mr. Westerhold?

How about telling readers about alerting McClung before your reporters talk to him for a story? Brandi Barhite can confirm this. Give her a call. How about changing reporter's stories after consulting McClung and/or Matthews? Jacob Lammers can confirm this. Give him a call. Someone even accused you of accepting tickets to an Indians playoff game (tickets selling for 100s, if not 1,000s of dollars) from Davis-Besse. Copy Desk Chief Mike Schaeffer can confirm this. Again, give him a call.

Can we please have a blog concerning these accusations? Of course not, too many people on staff know all this is true.

Until you can do your own job with even an ounce of integrity or, gasp, ethics, you have no room criticize others on how they do theirs. You will continue to do it, but nobody will believe you because you have become Elsematt.

You, sir, are a joke! Please, keep proving it to everyone. Eventually, the owners of that paper will see it; can’t hide stupidity under the cloak of your rhetoric forever.

Anonymous

Julie should not have said anything as she wasn't the one being recalled. She should have just sit there and observed because she only made matters worse. Murray and Stahl were being recalled and that is why they showed up. There are always two sides of the story but I felt there were a lot of contradictions to the stories. All the question and answer people should have been hooked up to a lie detector machine. It was a you said, I said.

awesome

I deficate in my pants every time i read one of your blogs! i enjoy them that much! please keep posting

Anonymous

I agree, it is time to cancel the register. Matt, you have no ethics or integrity.

Anonymous

ELSEMATT.....I LOVE IT!!!!

Anonymous

I can't understand why the Sandusky Register would keep him after being so biased (perhaps "puppy love"?) and stirring up sooooo much trouble when he REALLY does not know what is REALLY going on in the Nuesse case.

Anonymous

Let's start a pro Westerhold petition!

Anonymous

The SR keeps Matt because he is good at what he does! He explores controversy and keeps the public dialog running at full steam. I would like to know how many of the "Matt Haters" have degrees in Journalism? If this city could get its act together maybe Matt wouldn't have so much food for fodder.

Matt there are plenty of us that think you are doing a great job!! Keep it up!

Anonymous

Thanks Mom. I love you too.

Anonymous

You are just another one who is going to have egg on their face with Matt in the end. =) I am not so sure about the word "plenty" that thinks he is great. =) Night, Night.

Anonymous

That is toooo funny! Thanx for the laugh ;) You probably hit the nail right on the head, or pretty darn close!

Anonymous

Say goodnight, mommy Westerhold

Anonymous

I think this is more like it, he ENJOYS controversy and KEEPS the stirring the pot. Does he have a degree? Sorry, I didn't realize that.

Anonymous

Sorry Mommy,
I should have made better decisions, but this girl named Kimmie (you should see her, so cute, you know, with the badge and handcuffs and all) has got me feeling a little funny down there. I just don't know what to do anymore. Maybe Mr. Phares can help me? I've heard how publishers of the Sandusky Register really understand how to deal with young people.

Anonymous

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Anonymous

I have a degree in journalism and I think this approach to journalism is a joke! Just sayin.

Anonymous

Hey Matt...she did call you. She called you out in front of everyone. Gotta give her credit for that. Whether she was right or wrong about the allegation, sounds like she got you a little "ruffled". You can hear it in your voice. Wow! And you got a bit upset over one person confronting you. Wonder how you would've handled yourself if there would've been a public forum/meeting and you were confronted by all the CCW permit holders you published?
The "Mr. Westerhold" post is calling you out too. I hope that is your next editorial...defending yourself against those accusations. I would really like to hear what you have to say. Plus, maybe it will get you off your Nuesse bandwagon for a brief moment, but I doubt it. There is no doubt in my mind you have a personal interest in the Nuesse drama. That's all you can write about anymore. Why can't you wait until the investigation is complete? Why Matt? Perhaps it is because you have your neck stuck so far out right now, it's too late to turn back. Run for Crandall's seat Matt. I would love to see how well you do when faced with confrontation day in and day out. When Crandall, Murray, and Stahl are gone, there will be plenty of room for you and Else to jump right in. Of course, both of you would have to acquire an address here, then run back to your respective counties after stirring the pot.

Anonymous

You know after Westerhold got confronted by Farrar, he was looking all over for the "easy button".

Anonymous

The commissioners know what is going on ever inch of the way, and that is why Kaman stepped forward because there is nothing to report. As for the IMA, they assembled people giving them the impression there was going to be a recall and instead Murray backs them down and persuades them to do another investigation of which they are not trained to do. If Dardin was a good friend of Murray's, why didn't he talk to Murray before assembling people for a recall meeting? I think a lot of people were disppointed the action for recall was put on hold by IMA.

Anonymous

I had to watch the video 3 times, the first two times I heard nothing! Because I was so shocked just seeing what Farrar was wearing and watching her actions! How unprofessional of her to come to a meeting representing our city in warm up pants and a tshirt! She looks like a basketball coach pacing on the sidelines! How can anyone respect what comes out of her mouth if she is dressed like that at a public meeting? She is way out of her league, and proves it to us by her ranting, and unprofessional tone. As a citizen I am truly disgusted by that mentality. As a woman I am angered that you have disgraced other women. No wonder men think we are just a ball of emotions that don't belong in the work place and can never go head to head with them. Julie look at how everyone else is dressed and get a clue! Dress for success and show some class.

Anonymous

re: ref; power of the pen @ may 8th, 8:39pm

Good to bed? What does that mean?

By putting the complaints in writing, as in actual letters with stamps and envelopes or getting a petition to have the man fired for whatever reason, one can make a bigger impact. The reason one can make a bigger impact is because the letters would have to be signed with the person's real name and not some phony, ridiculous, give-me-a-break name. Example; crackhead and nine MM. I have to wonder why they refer to themselves as one a drug-user and the other a size of ammunition. No offense to them as people. Don't call me dufus or I'll call you duffer!

In other words, if so many people think the editor is so terrible, put your money where your mouth is and DO something about it or quit your griping for the sake of griping!

Anonymous

with so many questions on legal issues and the ongoing investigation of chief nuesse why did the top legal mind for sandusky not make an appearance? at $106,000 per year in salary(minus benefits) he should be on the point to assure everyone that these matters are being handled correctly. afterall, don icsman was at the fire station on feb. 26th. and now, he has disappeared, again.. amazing isn't he??

Anonymous

Thank you... I could not agree with you more. As a professional woman I too was shocked and outraged... she is what gives professional woman a bad name. You are a representing the city... surely if you can't at least compose yourself then at least look professional and not like you were running to the grocery store

Anonymous

Matt

You have a right to defend yourself when a public official is making allegations against you and your livelyhood. Agree or disagree with this whole convuluted mess... you do have to agree when commissioners are starting to believe rumors and blogs and that is their sense of reality we all should be very worried.

For all of you out there, like him or not I can't believe ANY journalist especially involved with this would be that stupid to record a conversation like that

Anonymous

While I agree this female acted out very emotionally, I must say that clothes do not represent a person. I am a professional woman as well. However, there is too much emphasis placed on outerwear than there is placed on people’s action in the workplace. I don’t think women should have to wear a “nice dress” to look professional. Additionally, I don’t think a “pretty pant suit” makes or breaks a professional woman either. There are CEO’s of successful Fortune 500 Companies who wear jeans and polo shirts to work. If anyone has done empirical research on this, they would have a greater understanding that “this ain’t your momma’s workplace anymore”. I would rather someone represent this town in blue jeans than a $400.00 suit. More people can relate to jeans or the sweatpants she was wearing over a business suit. Perhaps if we were living in the suburbs of West Cleveland she would be enticed to dress for success. But…dress does not equal success. Empirical studies have already proved that. Unfortunately – her emotional outburst was embarrassing. She is the only female on the commission. She could have still acted with courage – but with dignity. She failed.

Anonymous

Let's find out what people are thinking about a recall; Question with each commssioner's names listed below;

Vote for any of the commsisoners listed below who you think need to be recalled?

Anonymous

If I were in the audience with curlers in my hair and stood up to ask a question, none of the commssioners would even take me serious, and rightfully so. If you listen to Dennis Murray dressed in a suit and tie, and speaking in a calm and intelligent manor, you have a tendancy to believe what he says and put your trust in him. It is just human nature. If you look at Julie, ranting and unable to put an educated sentence together, dressed like it's Saturday morning and she is ready to do yard work, it is impossible to believe a word she is uttering and put any confidence in her. I thought this whole thing was a mess, just from reading everything, but with just this clip of her I am now embarassed and scared that she represents us. No I do not want to vote for someone "who is the common man" (or woman), because that folks is what you get, Julie Farrar, showing up to represent you with her track clothes on! Would you go to a doctor who walked in to examine you wearing dirty jeans and a tshirt? Or hire a lawyer who went to court in sweat pants? She could not even take the time to look respectable, for a meeting with the public, press and professionals.

Anonymous

I believe it's also an ethical breach of a journalist to always and only write articles on your own opinion... which mr. westerhold seems to be the going thing on everyone of your articles.

Anonymous

That mentality is exactly what is wrong with Sandusky! So if you live in Cleveland you should look nice but if you live in Sandusky you can dress down? Why? Because Sandusky is for losers? What are you saying? Whether you live in Sandusky or the West Suburbs of Cleveland, you must dress for success! It is called CLASS and RESPECT, no matter where you live. It has nothing to do with the area that you live in! If more people "relate to someone in jeans and sweats" than we are in big trouble, let's just keep this town run by classless, clueless, Podunk's that will bring a couple more fast food restaurants to town, instead of condos and marinas. I am in sales, and I challenge anyone to wear sweats and a tshirt, to outsell me, while I wear a professional dress. A person in sweats would never get the appointment, let alone a sale.

Anonymous

Matt, Since you are calling alot of people on the carpet, how about answer Julie's question. No matter how she phrased it, you have not answered in this editiorial, either.

Do you know anything regarding a recorded phone call between Julie and Kim?

Were you there if/when such conversation was recorded?

Anonymous

So what is this person's dressing track record as a public official on the school board? Did she ever rant at board meetings in the past....did the SR not cover her comments and positions since she was elected to the city commission based on her only other elected office?

Anonymous

I am NOT going to have anything on my face... and if all you haters would get over it and accept the fact that pointing out the problems in this city doesn't make you a bad journalist,it only makes you the target of the "hide their head in the sand bunch", you might help fix this city instead of screaming whats wrong with the way things are.

I AM NOT MATT'S MOM, but I wouldn't be ashamed of him if I were. At least he has the nerve to take a position in this town instead of writing the "fluffy" news you all must want to hear.

And lastly, there isn't a paper in the world that doesn't have an opinion about the "news". If you don't like one opinion, look for another. Sooner or later you will find something out there that makes you smile.

Anonymous

oh yeah, who ever wrote the comment about SR publishers and young folks.......so very juvenile.

Anonymous

In the past the SR reporters and editors were definetly "in bed" with the public officials at all levels. As a result a code of silence and "good feelings" was promoted among those who played the game with the SR staff. Now, even the SR employees have to measure up and be accountable to hold the publci officials feet to the fire. Let's not stop with the spotlight on the city, there are some of the same problems at all levels in the city and given that Julie Farrar served on teh school board, chances are that they behave the same way she does flyiing off reacting without thinking first.
What is the status of grades, size of the graduation class and how many expulsions and suspensions at SHS compared to last year if the uniforms were all that successful?

Anonymous

Hmmm....what did happen with the "Mr. Westerhold" blog?? I w-o-n-d-e-r....It was a good one though wasn't it =)

Anonymous

Boy, you can sure you have absolutely NO clue as to what is going on! You will soon have egg on your face right along with Matt, unless you ARE Matt? Or, maybe Kim?

Anonymous

Everyone here is talking about Julie flying off the handle?? Sounds like you are to me. What's that all about? In response to your blog about news papers having an opinion, you are absolutely correct. But....an opinion is one thing TOTAL OBSESSION is another! Matt is TOTALLY OBSESSED with this Nuesse thing! That is all you see about here anymore, if it isn't about Nuesse, it is about the clothes that Julie Farrar is wearing...now C'MON! People get all irate when people that oppose Nuesse speak but all is fine and dandy when Matt, the SR, and her supporters come on here and run their mouth's about things that they really have no clue about. My guess is, there is probably a handful of people that know the TRUE facts and are keeping it unknown to others until the investigation is over and there are dozens that come on here and ACT like they know it all when it is totally impossible that they do. There has been name, after name, after name, here that people have had to drag through the mud, for what reason? Seems to me that THIS is EXACTLY what Nuesse is looking for to get the attention off of her. If people like you and Matt Westerhold, Sandusky Register want to fall for her game....it's all on YOU! I am sure she is proud!

Anonymous

Now we all no why the School Board threw a party when she left.

Anonymous

You people get upset because this commisssioner or that commissioner didn't show up or didn't say anything. Now Julie showed up, spoke and you don't like what she wore, you don't like what she said. Give me a break! Why don't you get back to what this whole M-E-S-S is really all about...and that would be the perfect Nuesse...NOT!

Anonymous

Julie you have more "class" than most of these bloggers that have all the negative things to say about you, atleast you are woman enough to ignore! Keep up the good work and don't let them get to you. I know what it is like here....consider the source.

Anonymous

Now Sandusky Register gave Nuesse her very own special report section. Like I said, TOTAL OBSSESSION! SR loves all the fighting for their WOMAN.

Anonymous

Matt, are you serious??? If we want to know if this is true, we should call you?? You lied to Julie Farrar in that joke of a meeting the other night, so if I call you, you WONT lie to me? If it isnt true, then how did you get all this information well before anyone else Matt??? You still have not explained that.....you're a weasel and now everyone knows it...

Anonymous

Thank you!!! You are 110% right!!!

Anonymous

Julie Farrar should be congratulated, SHE is the woman who has integrity in this city, more integrity in her pinky than Kim has in her whole body. So she wasn't dressed in a suit or a dress, she was dressed for the meeting and if I remember right it was described as a "Town Hall" meeting. She is a credit to this city, she made Matt Westerhold shreek.....and for that alone....she is the greatest!!!!

NineMM

Who cares what Julie had on for this meeting? She works as a recreational director at OVH, and is very good at it. My father-in-law was at OVH until his passing, and she helped arrange for the families to come on holidays for dinner with the old guys there and it really was a special occasion. Maybe the warm up suit is what she wears to work. I give her all the credit in the world to at least take a stand in all this mess. Sure, she may be just a Mom. We need more of her kind in city hall. More average citizens instead of lawyers, ex-firemen and businessmen. In spite of her inexperience, she cares about this city and it's obvious. She may well be the best we've got.

Anonymous

Where did the "Mr. Westerhold" comment go?

Why would it be taken down? No profanity. It simply asked Matt Westerhold some very pointed questions about unethical actions as managing editor. What, Westerhold can spew inuendo at everybody but when questions come his way they get pulled from the website?

Answer the questions Mr. Westerhold.

Anonymous

Matt has no ethics at all. Kim and Tim control him. Look for the strings, Kim and Tim are pulling them every time he speaks or writes. Matt has made so outrageous accusations about Kline and the commission in the name of protecting poor Kim. I would say that in the end you are going to look foolish, but you already look like the fool that you are.

Anonymous

I already asked the very same question a few blogs ago, and still no answer to that one. I saw the blog before he took it down, it was a very good one.

Anonymous

I agree with you!! Great blog!!!

Anonymous

Just today, I talked to quite a few people that said they were going to or already have cancelled their subscription to the Sandusky Register. In the end, I hope Nuesse was worth it all Sandusky Register.

Anonymous

I believe Mr. Westerhold is in charge or if not in charge, has access to deleting certain blogs. So you have to know that should he see one that is right on, it wont make it on here long. This paper is no longer interested in reporting the news fairly, they just want to make Matt Westerhold look as though people are all on his side, which the blogs I have read it seems to be 90% of the people are sick and tired of his lies, I am cancelling my paper for that reason alone. The SR is obviously not in this to report the news and do it ethically....so im done with them....Plain Dealer is much better for Sports anyway...

Anonymous

I also spoke to several people today who are growing tired of the way the paper has blown this issue out of wack!! Maybe we talked to some of the same people???? I guess we will let Matt have his day in the sun and when this all comes out and Kim is driving the U-Haul hopefully somewhere far from here.......he will fade back into oblivion......

Anonymous

I work at OVH with Julie, have known her family for years. It sickens me to read the things that some of you people have to say about her. From my understanding, she does and excellent job for the veteran's at the home and I am sure she will do just fine as a commissioner. Who cares how she was dressed?! What? Was she supposed to wear a cute little mini skirt to a commission meeting? I didn't see anything wrong with it myself. Julie, don't let these ignorant people intimidate you, they are really good at that! Just do what you think is right, I am sure you will, and you will be just fine. My, my Westerhold got "ouchy" didn't he? Maybe he is getting a little nervous by now. Take care, Julie.

Anonymous

There was a time when the editor of the SR hung out with the "good ole boys" and all was well in sandtown....NOT. Hats off to Matt for his strength of character to take on the city's leaders who have run things into the ground.

Anonymous

Sounds like Matt's a little scared

Anonymous

When all is said and done one group is going to look bad.

The "BYE BYE KIMMIES" and the MATT WESTERHOLDS.....well ONE of those 2 groups are going to have to eat their words because no one on either of those 2 sides knows all the facts that are contained in that "super secret report."

And if it is the SR that ends up looking bad, I'll bet subscribers will drop even more. Matt, is that a good "buisness" gamble to take?

Anonymous

The bottom line is she is uneducated, lies, does not have a clue. Do any of the commissioners have college degrees in any field. They are a disgrace arguing with each other like 3 year olds. No wander they conduct themselves as ignorant important people. I might add she could not put two sentences together with out becoming agitated and rambling. My main point you would not go to BFI if you needed to have an operation. You would go to a trained professional doctor. What qualifications do you need to be a commissioner. Every time I as this it gets deleted

Anonymous

How quickly one's comments will be wiped clean from these sites, especially when speaking the truth. The powers that be at the SR continue w/their own little personal agenda, be it north or south of the double-yellow line! With so much going on w/so many, it's all becoming QUITE TRANSPARENT (as in crystal clear) we have some MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE CITY AND TOWNSHIP!

Anonymous

Where is the "Mr. Westrehold" blog? Trying to hide it from your boss, are you? Removing that blog and not answering the questions asked of you, Mr. Westerhold, only proves what was said in the blog. I wonder what your coworkers think of you now?

Anonymous

As for Kimmie and her staff of 'smoke and mirrors people', "I did not have sex with that woman!" sound familiar? If you say 'it' loud enough and long enough, people will begin to believe you.
As for our 'fine commissioners', somebody needs to show some intestinal fortitude, stand up and say "the buck stops here!" Take responsibility for what you’re doing and get this thing settled! 'OH REV. DARDEN, WHATEVER YOU SAY-P L E A S E!!!! INVESTIGATE SOME MORE!!!!, WE WOULDN'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK WE'RE HIDING ANYTHING (and I would loose a few lousy votes for my election too).' This bunch is DISGUSTING!!! Murry's pants are scared off because of a little pressure, Stall's ringing his hands, and Kline’s waiting for some leadership by the commission (which he's not getting) while they try to "throw him under the bus" as it has been put. The rest of them stand back and wait to see which way the wind blows and then they'll step in on what they perceive to be the 'winning' side (Kaman showed courage??? GIVE ME A BREAK!! "I did'nt want her anyway!"-but Oh gee 'I think she should get her job back Kaman?). The only one of them with any testosterone is Julie.
And Westerhold stands back and yells' "PAPERS GET YOUR PAPER HERE. READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!".......... What a Joke!
The only thing I do agree on with this issue is that 'pack' that call themselves commissioners should be recalled-with one exception-Julie.

Anonymous

Did I actually see the word "ETHICS" used by Matt Westerhold??? Everybody , S T A N D B A C K !!!!!!!!!!!!!, this bolts going to be a B I G O N E !!!!!!

Anonymous

Again, where is the "Mr. Westerhold" post and why does every request to see it keep getting removed? Must stink to have to watch these posts all day to remove those pertaining to Mr. Westerhold's unethical behavior as editor of the Register. Maybe the post should be mailed to Mr. Phares? Hmmmmmmm.

Anonymous

So why do they not go after Farrar. If she is reporting false meetings that never took place. She must think she is at the Vets home where they record their trials. Wasn't there a lady sent to prison for making false threatening reports. Oh thats right if you are a public official it is ok if you are a common Joe you go to jail.
Or better yet it was a mistake not a vicious lie

Anonymous

Julie wont get in trouble, because these arent false accusations. She was 100% on......and Matt, you say she showed courage?? Is that what you call standing up to you??? She was right on EVERY point and that is why you have to give her credit. Kimmie is getting everything she deserves and I have said that all along. Some people reap what the sew and she is reaping it BIG TIME. She had a "Tim McClung" complex, but she doesnt quite have the pull that he has.....pack your bags kim!!

Anonymous

Sounds to me like Julie needs to chill out. Is she having some kind of hot flash because it appears that she defintely flew off the handle without provocation? why attack Matt if she was not there to see the recording? After all, Matt denied using a recorder. Could the same person who said they saw Kline at 4:15 PM in his office Friday after he reportedly left it locked at 2 PM according to the SR... perhaps that same person may have a strange relationship with the truth here and perhaps that same person started a rumor in the way of setting up Julie for her public rant. What was that Murray saying, something like, if you make a false statement often enough it may be believed....like in this "good ole boy" witch hunt case again and again...Can't wait to see how much the police chief ends up with after all is said and done, which may be a while since Kline did't read the investigation the day he recieved it. Why does the the city commission need to have it out in executive session to get their talking points down on Monday as that alone may give the police chief cause to rebuke the city in Federal Court if it ever comes to that!!!

Anonymous

TALK ABOUT A KNOW-IT-ALL. I will bet you don't know a darn thing about what is going on. Have you been there? Where? Everywhere?

Anonymous

bye bye kimmie

Anonymous

after she is gone it will be "bye bye timmie"

Anonymous

Matt, Answer the community this: The night
this mess started wern't you at the Police Chief's house, listening on speaker phone as she called all the commissioners without them knowing you were listening? If you have an ounce of honesty left Matt, answer this truthfully.

Anonymous

To the community. It is time we the people stand up for the truth. Cancel your subscriptions to the SR and ask for Mr. Westerhold's removal. He is driving a wedge in our community. He knows the truth or at least only one half of this issue, but continues to print half truths. It is time for him to go and us to cancel paying for this RAG, just read it on line for free!

Anonymous

This lawsuit train is leaving very soon. I see several locals boarding!

Anonymous

I can tell you from past experience that the SR has in fact recorded conversations (actually a tape greeting) without the knowledge of the other person. And Matt, as for your "Hate in a Bottle" article, let's say for the sake of arguement that you are correct the some "hater's" (a rather strong word, IMO) do multi blog, don't the people that are NON-haters have that same option? Or are you saying that the NON-haters are only blogging once? Give me a break. If someone brings up a point that you never considered or an addtional comment, of course, a person may blog more than once.

Anonymous

Either remove the blog from this website or leave all posting alone. We don't need the SR to decide what's right or wrong.

Anonymous

Murray & Crandall Started This. Why Are They Using The New Commish To Dump The Blame? Crandall Is Leaving! UMMM Makes You Wonder! Reading Todays Paper Sounds Like Mr. Westerhold Is A Little Nervous & Kissing Up To Mrs. Farrar. I Know Mrs Farrar Back Ground And She Comes From A Hard Working Honest Family. You Better Pack A Lunch & Dinner If You Want To Take Her Down! Matt How Can You Support Someone That Works For The City Of Sandusky And Sends Her Kids To Perkins? Why Was There 12 people from Huron At Meeting and The Biggest Mouth Was From Oak Harbor? I Was Very Good Friends With Matt's Brother Grant ( God Bless His Soul) That Is One reason I Always Supported Mr. Westerhold, But I Can Longer Subsribe To The Register With This Farrar Gossip. It's Time To Blame The Commissioners That Started This Mess. I Respect Mrs. Farrar For Supporting Her Employees (Kline) Even Though She Don't Know Everything About Investigation. The SR Should Do Like The Morning Journal Does With Rheir Blogs. You Have To Leave Your Name & Address Before They Print It! Hang In There Mrs Farrar, When You Learn Everything You Need To About The City, I Know You Will Do A Great Job!!

Anonymous

You are right. She will run that office just like Sheriff Nancy McKeen runs the Erie County Sheriff's Office. McKeen keeps that Sheriff Lyons and Capt. Sigsworth in line. You keep on going girl and not let them bully you by no means. Just look at the mess they got themselves into over the warrant on the child rapist last year where, afterwards, Lyons and Sigsworth tried issuing a policy about serving warrants. Those deputies were always serving warrants until they were told not to do so by Lyons and Sigsworth and that fat jale wardan Dempsey, because there were to many people in jail. You must serve those warrants no matter what. Sheriff Mckeen it's just too bad that you are leaving us. Officially you should be the Sheriff of Erie County. That would be great her being the first female sheriff of Erie County.

Anonymous

I have to disagree with you on just one point you made, who says the commissioners, Murray and Crandall started this mess? You might want to double check your information. From what I can see....Chief Nuesse started this mess. As for Julie, she has my vote....that's right...you go girl.

Bill T.

How about if all the commissioners, the law director, the prosecutor, judges and the entire Sandusky Register staff all resign tomorrow? Would that satisfy all of you horrible crumudgeons out there? I guess you'd probably shrivel up and die because you wouldn't have any thing to b$$ch about anymore.

Anonymous

Yes, I will agree with you totally. It is my understanding that Ms. Nuesse was asked several questions by her "bosses" the commissioners, she got her back up about the content of these questions, and ran out and obtained the services of Mr. Bailey after screaming "WITCH HUNT". Gee, wish that's all I had to do whenever my bosses got upset with me.

Anonymous

The only thing I have to complain about is Westerhold and the SR dictating what others should believe. I'm sick of reading about Nuesse everyday. Change the subject Matt!! You are obsessive compulsive about this chic. There's gotta be other things going on in Erie County other than her.

Anonymous

To the person who responded on May 9th about dressing for success:

I don’t have the Sandusky mentality because I am not from here. I have lived across the country for the past 20 years and have landed here. Therefore, I can assure you that successful people don’t always wear ‘pretty pant suits” or shirts and ties to be successful. You indicate that you are in sales, and you actually believe your suit and tie get you the deal. You are wrong. I have taught sales techniques for years and although a nice tie may make a good first impression – that is all it is. Very successful leaders of high profile companies wear khakis and golf shirts to work. That is the new and improved method of showing a human side to senior leadership. Scholarly studies have proved that it works – you may think your opinion matters, however, empirical studies prove opinions wrong daily. And on another note, yes, Sandusky is different than large cities. I have lived in New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. and there are many contrasts (positive and negative) between the two. This town knows their city and county commissioners. Many of them went to school together. I can assure you, people who wear ties and starched white shirts are not more successful than those who don’t. It’s a preference by some people – they feel powerful when they are dressed like that. It doesn’t mean that they are. If you study leadership psychology, you would have a greater understanding of that. So – for you – the successful person in sales who responded on May 9th, and indicated: “That mentality is exactly what is wrong with Sandusky”,
perhaps stating an uneducated opinion is the mentality that is wrong with this area. I’m not a native, so my mentality is completely different. I know what works outside of this town…perhaps the natives should look outside of their little box of opinions and discover what successful (and perhaps – even risk takers) are doing elsewhere.

Anonymous

truth is that Matt and the Register set the tone for what is going on in the communuity by their front page news, editorials and screening of blogs; the accusation of taping would not surprise me at all; perhaps it's time for new leadership at the Register that would "report" the news and try to put a positive outlook on our community and try to solve some of our problems rather than continue to fan the flames

Anonymous

Matt, two questions:
1.) Why do you refer to yourself as or even imply that you are a "journalist," especially when REAL journalists (i.e., people who work for other papers) could likely mount a good case of slander agasint you for it?

2.) Since when did breaching any ethics code become taboo for you? Remember CHL? That was outright illegal. Everything else you've ever done has breached ethics codes, so why start worrying about them now?

Anonymous

By the way Westerhold I droped your paper for good,because you took out the good comic strips.

Anonymous

Isn't it interesting, that the ministerial group wants to investigate Mr. Murray and friends. Mr. Murray, a local democrat running for the vacated Redfern seat, is in the crosshairs of the Holier than Thou group. And to think that Mr. Enderly, (Mr. Murray's election foe) a STRONG christian is being supported by some of these same investigating ministers. Let's call for a REAL INVESTIGATION you men of cloth. Remember , God is watching, and I'm sure she's not happy!

Anonymous

and if Matt would ever leave he can take along a few of the wanna be trustees, commissioners and dispatch members that seem to be the center of the negative and hounding of officials like the hounding of Nuesse and McClung and it is evident that a few of them have an axe to grind

Anonymous

is a freaking joke anyhow...what does it matter

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold's newest blog....JUST IN

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

Anonymous

please tell that leftist radical chuck hoerfteiufu or what ever is name is to cut his hair, the 60's are over

Anonymous

I agree. First you have to KNOW how to dress, second you have to have class to KNOW how to dress! Who in their right mind would EVER consider letting this wench open her trap! Truly, someone should get a leash on that thing! She had NO business sepaking up the way she did, talking to citizens the way she did, nor dressing the way she did! She IS an embarrassment to us classy educated women! Surely if someone had run at the time she was appointed, she CLEARLY would have LOST! GET RID OF THAT JUNK!!!

Anonymous

Who in the world does this loud mouth think she is? Before proclaiming someone "taped" her phone calls, she better have some sort of proof! Then again, look at Westerhold. His opinions are so far fetched and lack basis most of the time. I'm curious, is Matt and Kim a thing? Do they see one another on the side? Or is the plan in the works and that's why he defends her and ONLY her?

Anonymous

Well......YOU sure don't sound very classy and educated to me with what and the way you just ranted through that blog! Talk about an embarrassment to WOMEN.(notice, I didn't even have to put the 'ol dreaded word "educated" in there) you can have brains without being one of those born with a silver spoon in their mouth lucky enough to have mommy and daddy send them off to get e-d-u-c-a-t-ed.I know alot of intelligent people with just a high school diploma,you don't seem to fit in there anywhere. You might be someone with a personal grudge for Julie maybe stemming way back to high school or something? Maybe she has a better job than you do? Tell us, just exactly was that rant really all about? The way I see it, she was sticking up for herself when Westerhold was trying to make a fool of her. Maybe you need to stick to what this mess is really all about and that would be Nuesse. Have a good day Ms. Classy Educated Woman.

Anonymous

Don't mention education for some reason it ruffles feathers. Only reason you poke fun at educated people is because you had no motivation to better yourself and think people who have degrees owe you something. Just watching the video she needs no help making herself look foolish. Doesn't the headline say she is wrong. The reason you see a babbling, yelling, confused,ranting is for one reason only lack of education. They delete my comments when I mention this wonder why

Anonymous

Education you say? Doesn't look like the blogger Re RE Nice Outfit Julie can read. Who mentioned Julie's lack of education? I suspect it has more to do with her tack and common sense, something this woman clearly did not exhibit. You are correct in stating that some smart people only have a high school education. So sorry for them that they were not fortunate enough to experience college. I personally do not have a grudge against anyone. I am simply stating that this woman one in a authoritative position who clearly should not be if she can not handle herself when issues become a little heated. One in her position must KNOW how to deal with people reasonably- THAT MY FRIEND- may be done by anyone- even one with a limited education.

Anonymous

My feathers were not ruffled. As I remember it is always the college educated that poke the fun, not the little 'ol pee on people. Like I said, you are just lucky that you had a mommy and daddy that could afford to do so, some of us just weren't that fortunate. Many of my family members have gone on to college and they would NEVER acted like they are better than anyone. In the end, we are all equal, YOU are not ABOVE ME. Have a good day.

Anonymous

I looks to me like you are the one who cannot read. My blog was in reference to RE NICE OUTFIT JULIE. Yes, she DOES mention education, and class at that. I watched the video also, I see nothing that she did that was out of order. What are you people making such a big deal about if for. I don't know if she was recorded or not but for some reason she thinks she was. Would you be upset if that happened to you? Bottom line, she did not act as bad as you people are saying.

Anonymous

There is going to be an open seat on the commission. All of you that have so much negativity about the commissioners should keep that in mind and go for that seat!

Anonymous

I guess the thing that bothers me is people who brag that they only have a high school diploma and they are usually ignorant loud mouth people who always know it all . 90% of the time they show how unqualified they are. I am not concerned with having the training that is equivilent of bla bla bla. You have a degree from an college or training school or you don;t . If I took piano lessons for 1 year I could claim I was a musician. Dietary what does that have to do with making decisions that concern our city. Perhaps she could serve the other commissioners a balanced meal .

Anonymous

WHAT IN THE HECK ARE YOU BABBLING ON ABOUT? You are not all there. Go back to your books and get over yourself.

NineMM

RE:RE: JASKFOO..................When you open your mouth or type a comment your ignorance shows. Do you mean Julie works in dietary? Wrong again. She is recreation director at OVH and she is a darn good one. I know from the experience with my late father-in-law. Julie and staff set up to have dinners on holidays for the families of the old soldiers. It was a real special time to be able to spend the holiday with Pop. I can only hope that Jules is still on staff when my tired sick old veteran a$$ can't take care of myself any more. It doesn't matter what a commissioner does for a living as long as they are as passionate as Julie to serve our citizens. I think she's the best we got. Murray, Stahl, Crandall, and the rest of these guys don't have the ba11s or a$$ to stand up to the paper. We either have the do little or do nothing at city hall. In spite of her inexperience, she's willing to take a stand in her beliefs.

Anonymous

Einstein Perhaps if you read previous blogs you would have read someone trying to explain her educational background which amounts to nothing. Someone became all upset with me asking wander who. And yes a nursing home is where you need to be so you can sniff her but some more. The blog says she has the equivalent of a two year degree in dietary I believe she is a therapist not the director correct me if I am wrong does she supervise a department of workers

NineMM

@ blablabla.............Maybe she isn't the director, who cares. I'm saying she does a good job. I do know that. Maybe you should go get your GED, because you sure can't spell. It doesn't matter what you do. It doesn't matter what degree you have or in what. Anyone can run for commissioner. I think she's better than most of them. Your butt comment proves you don't have much brains or a life. Please, do tell me how educated you are.

Anonymous

My name is Petey and I have big balls

Anonymous

Bouncin' off your chin or buttocks?

Anonymous

That's the problem as you stated any one can run for office. If she is so great why does she not respond to the paper with an article They basically called her a lier in a nice way. Once again yet another trying to claim she has qualifications she does not have. Face the facts she was lucky if she graduated high school. She does not respond because nothing was tape recorded and she knows it. Honesty is important. In her article she could post her training and experience since she is so great

Anonymous

All the degrees in the world will not make you a better commissioner or Congressman or Senator. Common sense is the most important attribute needed when running a city, state, or federal government. Do you know how many CEO's do not have MBA's and are running multi-billion dollar companys. Any citizen with common sense can be a city commissioner, it is not rocket science.

Anonymous

I am not a great fan of Julie's, at least when she was on the school board, however, I was very impressed with the action she took on my behalf. I have an allyway behind my house and all the neighbors chipped in to have it paved a few years back. It has since deteriorated to a state of massive holes. I think I know where one of my neighbors VW has disappeared to. I have asked in the past to have this allyway patched, it wasn't until I contacted Julie with my concerns that any action took place. She called me up to tell me when it was going to be patched and then followed up after it was done. I have never had a commissioner do this in all the years I have lived here. On behalf of myself and my neighbors I would like to thank Julie for a job well done. If all the other commissioners would react like this, our city would be a far better place to live. Once again, thank you Julie.