Sandusky County's finest

Matt Westerhold
Dec 19, 2013

Attorney Dean Henry says he's not making a fuss. 

"I'm not complaining, Matt,” he told me in a recent email.

Really? It sure feels that way. 

Here's some recent commentary directed at the Register, and me, from Henry, who represents Sandusky County Coroner John Wukie, the man who believes suicide can be accidental.

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“You have to stop making things up, Matt.”

“Did you sleep through Ethics class in Journalism?”

“You're a blowhard.”

“You conjured it from thin air.”

“You screwed up again.”

“You're an amateur, Matt.”

“My characterization of you as a poor editor and writer who doesn’t really give a damn about the truth is right on target.”

“You're just making things up.”

“(Reporter) Emil Whitis made that up.”

“You could easily prove me wrong, Matt.”

"Absolute bullshit.  Are you making this up, as well?"

"You’re lying and you’re busted lying."

“You’re just going to have to suck it up and be a man.”

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I've attempted to address each of his concerns, but try as I might, I don't seem to be getting through to him. 

Comments

rottnrog

Matt, disregard the naysayers. I notice they are the same ones who won't make positive comments on anything not backed by fox news or rush limbag !!!!

happyfeet64

Matt,I personally have no issues with your paper or reporters or content of stories.I have seen the same people say in and day out all the same whining, bit**ing, complaining, etc. about the same stuff.I have lived in a large variety of cities all across this country, have read just about every type of newspaper published, seen a lot go down the tubes, so I feel an uncontrollable need to compliment you. Others may think this story is done- I don't Makes parents and their need for the truth, as well as your reporting is what got this injustice in people's faces.And for that I commend you. The stupidity of ghee officials associated with this case is incomprehensible. I understand that not everyone will like everything you publish, there are some things I find not too my liking but you can't please everyone. As for I find your willingness to get in there and exercise your First Amendment right to free speech and full disclosure

at we as a public should know commendable.You as an editor are one of the most tenacious, hardheaded and

Ctwhalers

The story is not dead. Matt keep up the good work. These people have no clue of the real story cause they are blind. If matt put the whole emails up you guys might be shocked what else was said. You thinks its funny the sr slams a lawyer. You call Henry a lawyer after the way he has done this case. Givevme a break. All I see is you guys defending sandusky county and dean Henry and dr wukie why when you know they have not done there job. You guys have your own opinions of what you think is right. You dog sr and jake supporters for standing up for what is right and for what they believe in. They are being true americans

Contango

Re: "I've attempted to address each of his concerns, but try as I might, I don't seem to be getting through to him."

@ Mr. Westerhold:

Your argument remains one-sided. And your responses are to found where?

Again: A fine job of character assassination and an excellent definition of the term, bully pulpit.

Smoke

Lawyers accusing the press of lying... now that must be quite the show.

John Harville

Lessee. Dean Henry.. Defending the county while prosecuting the investigation into the Limberios shooting and eventually being removed by a judge who removed other judges DARES to ask if Matt skipped ETHICS class?

Dean Henry... the Defense Attorney for Todd Helms (former Clyde Super now enjoying his fourth of eight years in Marion - unless some attorney gets Judge Ansted to grant early release in exchange for turning over his pension)... and wants to talk about ethics when Helms still owes hundreds of thouosands of dollars to the Sandusky County taxpayers?

Since suicide can be 'accidental' according to Henry's client, then I guess homicide also can be 'accidental'? Oh but that would be 'involuntary manslaughter'. go get 'em Matt!

Contango

Re: "owes hundreds of thouosands (sp) of dollars to the Sandusky County taxpayers?"

Poor spelling demonstrates sloppy thinking. :)

Julie R.

A snake lawyer actually had the audacity to ask Matt Westerhold if he slept through ETHICS class?

That has to be the joke of the century!

Grizzley25

@ct. If matt WOULD put up the whole story. You are absolutely correct. But WOULD is the key word. He hasnt and probably will not because he probably egged henry on to make certain comments. So until I see the full emails. Ill stick to my opinion.

TreadonMe

“You have to stop making things up, Matt.”

“Did you sleep through Ethics class in Journalism?”

“You conjured it from thin air."

“You're an amateur, Matt.”

“My characterization of you as a poor editor and writer who doesn’t really give a damn about the truth is right on target.”

“You're just making things up.”

I would say those are all spot on Matt. What are you looking for sympathy?

milemarkerzero

I think Henry hits the nail right on the head. I for one would also like to see the PDF version, and get all of the story. So what if it takes up alot of space. The SR did not mind doing it for the CCW holders or that goofy Nuesse fiasco.

red white and blue

John harville^^^ sometimes I think you type just to see your name appear on here.(!) Read between the lines as far as my Spelling you understood what I said and once again commenting on something that didn't concern you.But then again it hasn't ever stopped you before from typing b.s.

red white and blue

Oh and john there's a chair in that english class next to mine.Looks like you'll be joining me! Lol

Texx Reloader

He is obviously a lackey of morons, so what degree of intelligence can one expect. Just because he is a lawyer, does not mean he is intelligent. Patience, and ability to go to college al long time will get almost anyone past the bar. I have met some dumber than a box of hair. It is good for you to point this out though Matt. Understood and appreciated.

outin5

I consider Emil to be a liar in certain stories considering HE DID lie to get a story once and added a few things for flavor....btw that put someone close to me in harms way due to his deceit...however...Sandusky county needs to get it together and quit with covering for each other...they are only making it worse

outin5

I do agree however that the paper is written very well but I do question the validity of some stories...only because of my prior experiences. I will credit the paper for keeping Jake in the paper and getting justice and following up with it afterward.

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