Sep 25, 2013

What type of tree is planted in honor of Ofc. Dunn?

I go downtown to the parks to walk my dog. I always notice the tree planted in memory of Sandusky police Officer Andrew Dunn. Is that a buckeye tree? It doesn't look like the other buckeye tree that is in the park. Jacque on Palmer Drive

Sandusky Greenhouse manager Tom Speir provided the following answer:

The tree planted for Officer Dunn is an Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) donated by Barnes Nursery in Andy's memory.

The large tree near this Buckeye is a Common Horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

As for the Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) that was planted several years ago, it is located east of the floral clock in Washington Park near the Popcorn Wagon.  I'm not sure what trees the reader is referring that are planted on a mound, but I would guess she is referring to non-hardy Hibiscus that are returned to the greenhouse in the winter.

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Comments

doppleganger

This is off topic, but did I miss this story or did The Register miss reporting it?
http://www.northwestohio.com/new...

Centauri

Thank you for posting the link.

doppleganger? German is doppelgänger. Do you have an interest in the paranormal?

OMG.LOL.WT_

Ah yes mussn't forget the umlaut.

Jason Werling

We did have it in the paper, not sure if it was posted online. Here's our version from 8/30/13

From staff reports
SANDUSKY 
The owner of Sandusky Speedway pleaded no contest this week to a felony theft charge in Erie County Common Pleas Court. 
Kevin Jaycox, 46, was charged earlier this month with a single count of theft, following an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Jaycox raised money for a charitable nonprofit in the Cleveland area, the Stephen C. Parish Jr. Memorial Fund, but he never actually gave the money to the organization, Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter said.    
According to court records, Jaycox failed to give the nonprofit about $8,800 that had been collected from Jan. 1, 2011, to Oct. 2, 2011.   
The Attorney General’s office investigated the case because it involved a charitable organization. Jaycox raised the money through a 50/50 raffle. 
“He never turned over the proceeds,” Baxter said. 
When reached by phone earlier this week, Jaycox declined to comment and deferred all questions to his attorney. Multiple attempts to reach his attorney were unsuccessful, as the attorney did not pick up the phone, and there was no way to leave a message at the provided number. 
The Stephen Parish Memorial Fund was created by Stephen’s mother following his death at age 23 in 2009. His mother is the one who reported the theft to authorities, Baxter said.   
Jaycox initially pleaded not guilty this week, but he later pleaded no contest. It’s not an admission of guilt, but it does acknowledge the veracity of the facts involving the case.
If Jaycox pays back the money within the next few weeks or so, he’ll get diversion. The “no contest” plea and the agreement for diversion were the most effective way to get the money back to the charity fund quickly, Baxter said. 
Centauri

Jason, thank you for posting this news story.

"The owner of Sandusky Speedway pleaded no contest this week to a felony theft charge in Erie County Common Pleas Court."

"According to court records, Jaycox failed to give the nonprofit about $8,800 that had been collected from Jan. 1, 2011, to Oct. 2, 2011."

"Jaycox initially pleaded not guilty this week, but he later pleaded no contest. It’s not an admission of guilt, but it does acknowledge the veracity of the facts involving the case."

"If Jaycox pays back the money within the next few weeks or so, he’ll get diversion. The “no contest” plea and the agreement for diversion were the most effective way to get the money back to the charity fund quickly, Baxter said."

"Most effective way?" If he owned Sandusky Speedway, he must be rich. Why not throw his bum into the slammer and have the family sue this crook for the $8800 and also more for punitive damages? This crook deserved to be punished with prison time.

I see that the Sandusky Speedway property is located in the Perkins Local School District. I didn't bother checking the valuation for property taxes. Probably a very low valuation like others in the school district.

doppleganger

Yes, I do. I am fascinated.

Centauri

The spirits come to me. I never went looking for them or invited them. I don't watch those television paranormal shows. If the Sandusky Register ever posts a story about ghosts or the paranormal, I will post some good links if time permits.

Now about horse chestnuts and buckeyes. I look at the leaves to identify which is which.

http://ohiodnr.com/forestry/tree...

http://ohiodnr.com/forestry/tree...

doppleganger

I don't like those shows. They look really fake. I don't envy you though. I don't think I want them to come to me. Someone died in our house years before we moved in, I am glad he never showed himself.