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If the primary was today, who would you vote for Republican candidate?

Why does Patrick Hickey feel compelled to tell staff not to talk to board members?

Terri Kern also came across this particular nugget.

Late last week, Patrick Hickey sent an email to staff telling them not to communicate with a board member who was asking questions about his leadership.

I am not sure why he thinks this is appropriate because it is his actions that have aroused the curiosity of the board and community to try really to get to the bottom of what goes on in the district.

Washington Local reprimands Greenwood principal Bill Colon for illegal campaigning during open house

Terri Kern was able to pull this nugget of information out from Washington Local and I would have to applaud them for doing the right thing. This is much more than what Sylvania did when their employees were caught campaigning during school hours. Attached is the written reprimand of Bill Colon for making announcements during open house advocating for candidates.

Washington Local School Board race

Other than the Toledo Mayoral race, the next election that is getting the most discussion is the Washington Local School Board. Here is why this election is important:

School boards need to be the group in charge of a school district, and when you have an administration that seems to run roughshod around rules without care for consequences, it is time for the school board to re-assert itself. The superintendent is an employee of the board, not the other way around this is a fact that some out there seem to want to ignore.

Your thoughts on the fall 2015 election - endorsements, anti-endorsements

Others have had their say on what you should support, but now it is time for you to sound off. There are lots of important races on the ballot this fall including mayorships, city council, school boars and issues. Who deserves our vote and who should we stay away from?

See for yourself, the official looking letter Lindsay Webb used endorse candidate

I know this is late, but wanted to put this out there so you can see the letter behind the story. So, what do you think?

EXCLUSIVE | Homeowners being 'bullied' by big gas?

EXCLUSIVE | Homeowners being 'bullied' by big gas?
http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/medina-county/2015/10/29/homeowners...
Quote:
RITTMAN, Ohio -- Some homeowners in Medina County say it may be the clearest proof yet of how they are being bullied by big gas and it is all on video.
Though there are counties across Ohio where natural gas surveyors have the right to go onto private land without an owner's permission, it has not been so clear-cut in Medina County.

Afican Americans not only have to be fearful of gangs in schools, but also the police

Yesterday a Black teenage girl was attacked by a policeman while sitting at her desk in school. The video clearly shows that the girl did not try to physically attack the policeman .For MikeyA, and GZ, your arguments that Blacks are the problem is getting weaker and weaker. The use of video cameras is bringing out the truth.

The Problem With WSPD 1370

Sandy Isenberg-Disservice to Toledo

Sandy Isenberg is not a "political analyst". Sandy Isenberg is nothing more than a talking loud mouth. FYI, she does not believe School Board Members are "real elected officials"! Hey Sandy, how is that roof holding up, https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=20020817&id=zYUUAAAAIBAJ...

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:

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Ms. Kern:

Stainbrook's spends $20k in Party Money on legal fees and loses

In an attempt to restore himself and one of his girlfriends to the local Board of Elections, Jon Stainbrook spent nearly $20,000 in local party funds to sue Jon Husted in the Ohio Supreme Court.

He lost.

When all is said and done, the local Republican Party is out $20 grand it could have spent on other things such as money for candidates or funds for local party operations.

http://toledoteaparty.com/jon-stainbrook-loses-lawsuit-against-sec-husted/

Gaswork: Documentary of the hazards of the oil and Gas industry

Accused! No proof/evidence! Ever! Child taken!

Corrupt Toledo magistrates!

Oregon PD Says Chris Harper Mercer Was Shooter

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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,

Police Perform Cavity Search On Woman in Parking Lot

A woman was cavity searched by police in a parking lot in front of the public because they suspected she had drugs. I wonder if the academy taught the police this procedure. Next the police will be carrying water boarding apparatus as standard equipment.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/14/us/texas-woman-search/index.html

Paralyzed Man In Wheelchair Shot Ten Times And Killed By Police

If you are in a wheel chair and follow police instructions, don't self inflict a wound with a gun. The police will come, order you to put the gun down and shoot you for trying to put the gun down. This certainly puts a new spin on driving while Black. If you run from the police, they will shoot you. If you stay in your car and follow police instructions the police will shoot you. If you are trying to kill yourself while confined to a whee chair the police will shoot you. I wonder what the police will do if someone is mowing the grass.

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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