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The question is not if Washington Local violated state law during its Issue 2 levy campaign in 2014, but to what extent

Updated with Patrick Hickey's statement

My curiosity was stirred in watching everything going on at Washington Local and stirred even more once Superintendent Patrick Hickey blocked me on Twitter for stating the obvious. Seeing a disturbing behavior here I decided to look at some things that were done in the past to really get a grasp on how things are run in Washington Local….and I did not have to go far to find out how bad things were run during the 2014 Issue 2 levy campaign.

We can all agree that when you operate in a certain environment, there are some things that are well known to anyone including rules and regulations. If you pay a lawyer, you expect them to know the laws and proper procedures. But it seems like "Levy 101" items at Washington Local are missed by the leaders who are paid to know what is OK and not OK. There are no excuses on why these laws are being violated, and there are questions that the citizens of the district need to ask the board members and their administration (I don’t live in the district).

Superintendent Patrick Hickey's lawyer asks resident to remove critical posts

Washington Local Superintendent has threatened to sue a resident of the district for critical posts she made on her blog and on social media. Today, a lawyer for Superintendent Patrick Hickey asked Washington Local resident to delete blog posts and comments she made on social media about Hickey. This morning, Terri Kern was sent the following cease and desist letter by Dennis Pergram of Delaware, Ohio:


Ms. Kern:

Oregon PD Says Chris Harper Mercer Was Shooter


The shooter has been id'd as Chris Harper Mercer. Obama made speech hours ago blaming the NRA, etc. as the problem! That tells me a LOT about the shooter. And the victims,

Superintendent Patrick Hickey has blocked me on Twitter

Ok, I went back to look at some of Patrick Hickey's Tweets and I saw he blocked me. We must have a professional here. Want to know what I said that made him block me? Wow, I would think he would have tougher skin than that. Strange that a Superintendent would block a member of the public like that only saying the obvious. Putting your head in the sand is not a solution.

Superintendent Patrick Hickey of Washington Local Schools

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News From Fulton County: Charles Saunders failed to file an Ohio Supreme court merit brief on time

Saunders denied Supreme Court platform
Missed filing deadline
September 14th, 2015

Quote from article:
"The attorney, who represents himself and Fulton County residents RJ Lumbrezer and Roy Norman as complainants to the county’s charter petition, faults himself for the failure. “As a lawyer, I should have known ahead of time that this was coming down, that I should have had my merit brief in by a certain time,” he said.

Nothing simple in the Middle East.

Several leading candidates for POTUS have made remarks about how, when THEY become POTUS, THEY will "take out ISIS!" It's just not that simple.

Toledo Interim director of economic and business development has income tax liens

Calvin Lawshe, the newly named interim director of economic and business development for the city of Toledo, has two active Ohio income tax liens.

A search of the Lucas County Clerk of Courts finds that Lawshe has a lien filed on his home for back Ohio income taxes of $2,901.34 (filed in 2012) and another lien for $35,105.80 in unpaid Ohio income taxes (filed in 2011). And this man is supposed to be an economic developer?

I'm sure that Mayor Hicks-Hudson and Lawshe will have some convoluted excuse for this situation, but if Toledo is willing to allow a person with these financial issues (Lawshe also had two previous liens) to assume a role in the mayor's inner circle--you may as well put the final shovel of dirt on the City's grave.

Senator Rob Portman sells out Northwest Ohio for cash!

Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill


Toledo Tea Party gets it right on where the money goes!

Stainbrook just pulled in Rick Perry for his Lincoln Day Dinner. Which pulled all the local Republican politicians in with numbers enough for a possible $22,000 in receipts before expenses, and you know where that money is going?

Not for candidates or funding of the party's operating expenses, but, towards a long shot law suit the party chair has launched against our own Secretary of State Jon Husted.

Rex Fulk tells you why you should NOT vote for the Springfield school levy

Rex Fulk tells you why you should NOT vote for the Springfield school levy
Vote no on Springfield School Levy

Pounds: Toledo Free Press to close

Pounds: Toledo Free Press to close

We fought long and hard to make sure this day would never come, but it’s with a heavy heart that I must announce Toledo Free Press is closing.


Between years of legal wrangling and ongoing struggles with predatory ad pricing from a competitor, business conditions are such that we can no longer continue.

Case Dismissed Against Policeman For Shooting Black Woman In Back Of Head.

The charges against a Chicago policeman were dismissed for shooting a Black Woman in the back of the head. According to the news report, an off-duty policeman ordered a group of people at a park to stop being loud and one of the group pulled a gun. The policeman fired several times into the crowd striking an unarmed female in the back of the head. This sounds very suspicious. No gun was found and no one in the crowd was charged with pulling a gun. I guess making too much noise in a park gets the death penalty.

This must be "Obama outsmarting Republicans" again.

Remember, the President is smarter than the Republicans and everything they do is them playing right into his hands.

Also, by utilizing their Constitutional mandated duties they were accused of treason on this board.

In truth all of that was B.S. being pushed by those who have failed to grasp a basic understanding of how their government works.

NorthWest OHIO JOURNAL Nexus Pipeline

NW OHIO JOURNAL Nexus Pipeline Aired: 04/02/2015 The recent proposals for numerous pipelines to move the gas has created some controversy. Here to talk about their concerns are Liz Athaide-Victor of the Coalition to Reroute Nexus (corn), Swan Creek Township Trustee Rick Kazmierczak and Fulton county resident Walter Lange.

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
"The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.",/i>

Obama Signs 2013 NDAA: May Still Arrest, Detain Citizens Without Charge

Nexus pipeline alternative reroute around Swanton ohio (Oak Openings)

CORN proposed alternate southern route around the sensitive Oak Openings Region

Map of the Oak Openings Region

Majority of Republican Central Committee members recruited by Stainbrook didn’t vote in November Election

Does anyone think this was not the case? :)
Republican Governor John Kasich and the Ohio GOP may not care that over half of the Lucas County Republican Party Central Committee (LCRP-CC) members recruited by Jon Stainbrook did not vote in the November General Election.

Hillsdale College economics professor Gary Wolfram Energy Industry consultant ET Rover Pipeline

Toledo Blade
Rover pipeline will help Ohio benefit from energy surge

Gary Wolfram is William E. Simon professor of economics at Hillsdale College and the president of Hillsdale Policy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in taxation and policy analysis. He has done consulting work on the Rover pipeline project.

Dr Gary L Wolfram:

Why can't the federal government attract the best and the brightest?

I know that this post is politically incorrect, perhaps even naïve. The general public is often blind to the world of giant corporations and the "play" money which are the earnings of thousands of corporate middle and upper management executives. But, I've always enjoyed tilting at windmills. Until and unless we, as a general public, decide that paying more nearly competitive salaries to top government officials will yield better run government, we will continue to get the government we are willing to pay for.

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