November 29, 2013
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words of Thanksgiving: http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/2807561/Thanks-to-those-that-matter-to-me
The good meeting of Monday, November 25th at 6:00 o'clock had full attendance of all six Council Members, President Steve Sturgill, James D. Kalb, James Rich Saddler, Kevin W. Johnson, Kevin E. Johnson, Gene Meadows and the Mayor David Malone, Solicitor John Haas, and Auditor Melvin Trent Williams who assured the Council that City Finances were in good shape. All issues on the agenda were not finally decided. This new Council is perusing every proposal, asking questions, investigating available finances, gaining information and every councilman is taking part in the discussions and decisions in good accord. Citizen participation in the City Council meetings is now encouraged; and has been helpful and appreciated.
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COME TO THE MEETING - SEE THE NEW COUNCILMEN AND ENJOY THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY
IN COUNCIL MEETING - THIS IS NEW. YOU CAN SPEAK IN COUNCIL AND THE COUNCILMEN WILL
HEAR WHAT YOU SAY AND THEY WILL ANSWER YOU IN THEIR
REMARKS BEFORE THE END OF THE MEETING
25 NOVEMBER 2013 - City Council President Steve Sturgill and the new
Third Ward Councilman Kevin E. Johnson and new Fifth Ward Councilman
Attorney Gene Meadows and Second Ward Councilman Rich Saddler along
with First Ward Councilman Kevin W. Johnson all are making serious
efforts with their assigned Committee programs.
progress on many fronts is being gained by willing efforts by all
councilmen and by many citizens whose voluntary work efforts are
being a great assistance.
This very important sharing of governmental decisions is known as "government by the people". This democratic principle "of government by the People" was called for by President Abraham Lincoln at the Dedication of the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania National Cemetery in November, 1863, One Hundred and Fifty Years ago.
The results of the efforts of this most open council are inspiring
as progress on many fronts is being gained. With this present
Council and the new City Manager we have good reasons to be
confident of pleasant and gainful improvements quickly in many
Thank God from whom all blessings flow.
Swift progress in the committee work programmed by Council President Steve Sturgill in agreement with five of the six councilmen has been a help in a better understanding of general knowledge and has given council members important input from the general citizens who are now, for the first time in many years, being freely permitted to take part in their government. ************************************************
Article Below By Ernest A. Canning on 11/11/2013, 6:35am PT
Mr. Canning is an attorney and is also a Vietnam vet
(4th Infantry, Central Highlands 1968). Follow him on Twitter: @Cann4ing.
NOVEMBER 04, 2013 Deming, New Mexico
(Here is a brutal article to bring back sad memories of the most vindictive, tyrannical bumbling chief of police in the history of Portsmouth, Ohio. Thanks to our good Providence he is gone. (Did he, (ex- Chief Charles Horner) go to New Mexico?)
For too many years Chief Horner’s
unconstitutional criminal actions and lack of honest law
enforcement gave our City and other local lawmen a bad name.
Read about mistreatment of a citizen in Deming New Mexico and know
that many more wrongful actions were taken against citizens
in Portsmouth by former police officer Charles Horner, and look
forward to reading complete articles concerning his crimes against
local citizens in upcoming Shawnee Sentinel hard copy
publications. The Civil Rights Violations investigations are
still active here: crimes against citizens by police and public
officials in charge have not been forgotten
Portsmouth Police production and morale is now on the way back up with new government and a high-grade trustworthy Chief of Police. Portsmouth city has become a better place to live during the past months we have had the new police chief. (Note by Austin Leedom)
As the disturbing report from Chris Ramirez of KOB Eyewitness News 4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico reveals, police in nearby Deming have given new meaning to the concept of an unreasonably intrusive search.
A routine traffic stop for failing to come to a complete stop upon exiting a Wal-Mart parking lot turned into an extraordinary, fourteen-hour, unbelievably invasive ordeal that Ramirez appropriately describes as "a humiliating violation of a New Mexico man's body by police and doctor."
Deming police officers, according to Dennis Eckert's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, claimed that when Eckert obeyed the command to get out of his car, "he did so in a manner that looked as if he was clenching his buttocks."
Based on, apparently, no more than that, police obtained a warrant to do an anal cavity search for drugs. The police first sought to obtain the cavity search from a nearby emergency room, but the ER doctor refused to conduct it, stating it would be unethical to do so. Police then drove the man to the Gila Regional Medical Center, located in a different county (and outside the scope of the warrant).
KOB4 summarizes the incredible content of the Gila medical records, as they pertained to procedures conducted without Eckert's consent thereafter...
1. Eckert's abdominal area was x-rayed; no narcotics were found.
2. Doctors then performed an exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
3. Doctors performed a second exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
4. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
5. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema a second time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
6. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to insert an enema a third time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
7. Doctors then x-rayed Eckert again; no narcotics were found.
8. Doctors prepared Eckert for surgery, sedated him, and then performed a colonoscopy where a scope with a camera was inserted into Eckert's anus, rectum, colon, and large intestines. No narcotics were found.
Adding insult to injury, Ramirez adds this one more incredible note to his report: "It started with a minor traffic violation and you may think it ended with eight anal medical procedures. But there's one more thing. The Gila Regional medical center billed Eckert for those procedures and is even threatening to take him to collections if he doesn't pay."
As reported by Ramirez in the video below, both the Chief of the Deming Police Department and the medical center in Gila have refused to comment in light of the fact that both the department and the hospital are being sued by Eckert in federal court.
Copied from BradBlog 21Nov13.by Austin Leedom&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
Monday the 23rd day of September --- CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT STEVE STURGILL is getting the Council organized with several councilmen meeting regularly with assigned committees that are really learning and becoming a substantial part of the proper governing of the City.
IT OR NOT?
CONFLICT MAY BE REPORTED BY BIG CITY COLUMBUS DISPATCH NEWS WHEN MEMBER DR.TERRY JOHNSON, OUR LOCAL ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, IS FOUND TO BE A HIGH PAY EMPLOYEE OF ED HUGHES THE MULTIMILLION DOLLARS A YEAR DRUG COUNSELING PROMOTER.
THERE WILL BE MORE INTEREST WHEN CITIZENS BEGIN TO
UNDERSTAND THE TOGETHERNESS OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER MIKE
CRABTREE, THE MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND EMPLOYEE OF ED
HUGHES, THE BIG MAN IN PORTSMOUTH DRUGS.
MIKE HAD BEEN ACCEPTED AS THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE TO
RUN AGAINST DR. TERRY JOHNSON IN THE FALL ELECTION OF 2010.
MIKE CRABTREE INVESTED TIME AND MONEY IN THE RACE, PURCHASED A LARGE
SHIPMENT OF FINE T-SHIRTS WITH HIS NAME AND THE OFFICE HE WAS
SEEKING PRINTED THEREON.
BUT, ON THE WAY TO ELECTION MIKE CRABTREE WAS CROSSED
UP, CROSSED OUT OR DOUBLE CROSSED BY THE POWERS OF HIGH COMMAND OF
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. DEMOCRATIC RANK AND FILE WERE TOLD THAT
MIKE CRABTREE WAS BEING TAKEN OUT OF THE RACE FOR REPRESENTATIVE TO
OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE PARTY WAS GOING TO ENDORSE A WEALTHY
NEW COMER TO POLITICAL ACTION TO BE THE DEMOCRAT TO RUN AGAINST
REPUBLICAN DR. TERRY JOHNSON.
MIKE CRABTREE, RIGHTFULLY EMBITTERED BY HIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY, REBELLED AND JOINED WITH THE OTHER SIDE AS A WORKER FOR THE ELECTION OF DR TERRY JOHNSON TO BEAT OUT DEMOCRAT RON HADSELL.
MIKE CRABTREE GOT ON THE PHONE AND CALLED MANY OF HIS
DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO VOTE FOR DR. TERRY
DR. JOHNSON WON THE ELECTION, WENT TO THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY, AND MIKE CRABTREE WENT BACK TO WORK WITH SCIOTO
COUNTY COMMISSION, BUT NOW HE WAS A REPUBLICAN.
CITIZENS' PROPERTY??? JUVENILE
CELLS GIVEN FREE OF CHARGE BY COMMISSIONER WHO HAS CAMPAIGNED FOR
THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CITIZENS KNOW DR. TERRY JOHNSON GETS PAID BY ED
HUGHES. MANY PEOPLE MAY WONDER IF COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE
IS ALSO ON ED HUGHES' PAYROLL.
DRUG MONEY CAN BE ADDICTIVE; IT COMES IN BIG CHUNKS OFTEN TIMES
AND LIKE THE DRUGS IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND HARD TO RESIST.
September 26, 2013
NOTE: UN-BID CONTRACTS
(IN JULY 2011 THE LEASING OF COUNTY PROPERTY (The Juvenile Detention Jail)) WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BID WAS DONE ILLEGALLY IN SCIOTO COUNTY – POSSIBLE STRONG CONFLICT OF INTEREST BY AT LEAST ONE COMMISSIONER PLUS LARGE LOSS OF INCOME for the County BY HANDING OUT A LEASE FOR ZERO MONEY TO AID A MILLIONAIRE DRUG ENTERPRISE! THAT’S RIGHT, A FREE GIFT TO THE SUPER WEALTHY FROM THE COUNTY THAT IS STILL IN SERIOUS DEFICIT.)
Scioto County is not alone in un-bid contracts to create unfair deals for personal profits interests by commissioners and their accomplices.
Below is a news item from Musselshell County, Montana
“Commissioners should do the right thing”
Published: Monday, August 26, 2013 9:14 AM MDTDear Editor,
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
By Wally Leedom
A copy from the official files of the Scioto County Commissioners Office of the lease that gave our County owned Juvenile Jail away rent free on the 1st day of July 2011 plainly shows the signature of Mike Crabtree as one of the men who signed the give-away lease at no charge to Ed Hughes.
In July of 2013 Commissioner Mike Crabtree, in his office, at the Court House, denied even knowing Ed Hughes.
I complained at The Scioto County Commissioners meeting of the abuse our citizens suffer from the court ordered criminals that freely walk out of treatment buildings to rob and assault our citizens.
Case in point being the strong armed robbery of Debra Leedom, while she had her 11 month old daughter with her. One of the Scioto County Counseling Center (SCCC) walk-aways grabbed Debra by the arm and wrenched $100.00 out of her hand.
The police were called and called her back on her cell phone to take the report. They did not come to the scene, or make an arrest. They did tell her, “that is what he does.”
When Sara Leedom was walking to her car to go to work, in the same neighborhood, another of Ed Hughes’ court ordered convicts snatched her purse and ran. Again, the police response was less than desirable.
Why should the people of this county provide a free building for criminals of this sort to use as a haven from their crimes? The police are restricted by law in their ability to go into Counseling Center buildings and arrest. This is attributed to Hippa Laws, which address doctor patient confidentiality. It appears that the probation department can go in and get them, if a good enough cause is presented. This is due to waivers signed by the client when he or she goes into treatment.
We provide Ed Hughes’ company with a free place to house these convicts, even as he bills the state paid Medicaid for their housing. And the building is turned into a semi arrest free zone, a sanctuary for criminals.
So I took my complaint to the President of The Scioto County Commissioners, Mike Crabtree. He is the one who so generously handed over our juvenile jail building, rent free, to Ed Hughes. State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson is the Medical Director for Ed Hughes’ company and he is a neighbor to Mike Crabtree. Dr. Johnson is Medical Director for Compass Health, which is a subsidiary of The Scioto County Counseling Center Inc. (SCCC)
Crabtree is a converted republican, an ex democrat, just as is his synthetic heroin (suboxone) dealing associate Dr. Terry Johnson. The lease renewal for the juvenile jail has been applied for by Compass Health.
A Mike Crabtree also worked as a counselor for Jay Hash in the past. Hash is currently a Hughes employee.
In any event, when I told Crabtree of the attack and robbery of Debra Leedom, Crabtree blamed Debra.
There he sat, at the head of the table at the Scioto County Commissioners meeting room. Speaking as President of the Scioto County Commissioners, Mike Crabtree said it was Debra’s fault that she was robbed.
Commissioner Crabtree, it is a time honored tradition in Scioto County to blame the victim. Your trick is neither new nor good. Trick no good Mike!
Mike said it was Debra’s fault she got robbed because she was in Wayne Hills. (Wayne Hills is a public housing development in Portsmouth, Ohio, managed by PMHA)
When told that she lived in Wayne Hills, his tone got meaner. He asked, “How did she get $100.00?”
When told that she works for a living, he became even nastier and said, “Whats she work at?” The insinuation was clear.
Debra works for a local health care provider, is totally drug free, is well respected and liked by nearly all who know her.
So, if you are a woman living in Wayne Hills, Scioto County Commissioners President Mike Crabtree believes that it is your fault if you get robbed.
I believe Commissioner Crabtree is an accomplice/enabler in this criminal activity because he provides a safe haven for these criminals to come and go, as they please it would seem, and rob us at will.
His neighbor and political crony, Dr. Terry Johnson, makes a lot of money at The Scioto County Counseling Center. I spoke out against the criminal activity associated with the Scioto County Counseling Center and Commissioner Crabtree immediately jumped to their defense and attacked the victim.
I do not know if Crabtree is racist, but he certainly appears to be sexist. If you are a woman living in Wayne Hills, it is your fault if you are robbed, by Mike Crabtree’s reasoning.
I do not believe that any man in a leadership position representing our entire county should approve of a woman being strong arm robbed anywhere in his county.
Neither do I believe that our leaders should turn their back on an entire neighborhood. Wayne Hills has 275 apartments. If you average four people per apartment, that is 1100 people. Census says we have 18,000 people in Portsmouth, Ohio. Wayne Hills is more than 5% of the population of the town.
The Portsmouth Daily Times recently reported that 4% of our entire county lives in PMHA housing. We are a county of 80,000.
There is a safety concern for our entire community. Not only are our homegrown criminals running in and out of the revolving door of recovery, it is rumored that The Scioto County Counseling Center wants to have 1,000 beds for out of town convicted drug criminals. Many of the court ordered clients of SCCC now are from out of our area.
If we do increase our population by 1,000 transient criminals, it will amount to a 5% population increase. This is about the same as the entire population of Wayne Hills.
It further came to light in that meeting that the main construction and maintenance contractor for SCCC paid cash only and withheld no state local or federal taxes. No 1099’s were issued and no unemployment or workers compensation insurance was paid either.
Crabtree, quick to defend his dope dealing buddies, advised that it was the workers fault that the contractor stole their Social Security, unemployment, workers comp and local, state and federal taxes.
Again, Commissioner Crabtree attacked the victims. I have no respect for Mike Crabtree it comes to his dealings with The Scioto County Counseling Center, Inc., Dr, Terry Johnson, and his partner, supposedly unknown to Mike Crabtree, Ed Hughes.
Commissioner Crabtree, our whole county is the victim and you are the one who put those criminals in our building for free. That is your fault Mike Crabtree.Trust and believe that there will be more deaths from these synthetic heroin dealers in our county, and you can have that blood on your hands as well, Commissioner Crabtree. WWW
PRISON TIME MAY BE CUT ON NONVIOLENT FEDERAL DRUG OFFENSES
HUGHES IS BECOMING BETTER KNOWN - INFORMATION COMING TO SENTINEL
FROM MANY SOURCES.
no business like Drug business! This is Portsmouth!
Counseling Center Inc." does not exist. Thurman Edward
Hughes Jr., a bold, daring confidence man and a drug rehab
operator, fraudulently gave false information to Commissioners to
get County to grant a free lease to the non-existent corporation
"The Counseling Center Inc." on July 01, 2011. The lease has
expired and dishonest Ed Hughes should be put away for a lengthy
rest along with his accomplices in a stately location.
HUGHES AND HIS DRUG COUNSELING CENTERS BE THE HEART OF THE
NEXT BIG FEDERAL CRIME INVESTIGATION IN OUR AREA. We are talking
medicaid fraud and other serious crimes involving federal and
$19.6 million dollars reported to the IRS for the year 2012
by Ed Hughes Ed Hughes did not report any income for 2012
to the IRS from “The
Counseling Center Inc.”
What is this? “The Counseling Center Inc.” is in operation and has been given free rent for over two years in the former Juvenile Detention Center. Now Ed Hughes reports no income made by “The Counseling Center, Inc.”
Thurman Edward Hughes is hiding income, The Sentinel is uncovering it now.”
As Doug Deepe would say, “Don’t worry about what Ed Hughes is hiding, we will find it.
Ohio still striving for number one spot IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES
with another GRAND LARCENY ON A GRAND SCALE FOLLOWING UP ON THE
TWO MILLION THEFT BY CLAY JOHNSON IN THE MARTINGS BUILDING SCAM OF
MAY 29, 2002, AND THE MULTI-MILLION LOSSES BY THEFTS FROM THE
UNITED STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BY THE SOUTHERN OHIO GROWTH
PARTNERSHIP FROM 1991 THRU FEBRUARY, 2012
THIS SHOCKING SCANDAL OF DRUGS, REHAB CENTERS AND MEDICAID MAY BE BIGGER THAN THE SOUTHERN OHIO GROWTH PARTNERSHIP (SOGP) MISSING MONEY THAT THE FBI CLOSED IN ON February 14, 2012.
INDICTMENTS IN THE SOGP CRIME GANG OPERATIONS ARE EXPECTED
President Bob Huff resigned and quickly left town in February,
2012 and local ASB Banker Mike Gampp was taken down from his money
handling position in the SOGP by the Federal law enforcement
officers and has recently left service with the American Savings
Latest inside news is that the original giveaway contract
with the original SOGP finance gang and the City of Portsmouth is
now being perused in a fresh illumination.
Indictments are expected soon for the SOGP gang.
Drug business man Ed Hughes being looked at by Investigators.
Thurman Edward Hughes, Jr. (aka Ed Hughes) on, or about July 01,
2011, deliberately and with intent to defraud, did present false
information to Scioto County Commissioners in order to help get
Commissioners to sign a lease for the free use of the former
Scioto County Juvenile Detention Center at 526 Fifth Street, on
July 01, 2011. This
fraudulent effort was to reward a
great personal financial benefit to Thurman Edward (Ed) Hughes,
work by Ed Hughes clearly was and is a crime.
The Commissioners at that time in 2011 gave Ed Hughes’ alleged company “The Counseling Center Inc.” a lease for the free use of the 32 bedroom building.at 526 Fifth Street. The County also paid the insurance on the building and furnished laborers and mechanics that were available at county expense to perform skilled maintenance.
Hughes only obligation was to provide a million dollar liability
insurance for injuries and damages and provide commissioners with
a copy of the insurance policy.
No such policy was ever delivered. Ed
Hughes is irresponsible.
Ed Hughes has never delivered the agreed insurance policy copy, but did deliver a document dated the 7th of July, 2013 (seven days after the lease expired for failure by Ed Hughes to seek renewal) that was a copy of an agreement for Ed Hughes as the "Compass Point Housing" to give liability protection to two other buildings Ed Hughes is using.
Commissioner Tom Reiser was in charge when the fraudulent lease was signed July 01, 2011. It did not conform to the law of the Ohio Revised Code that no lease of this type could exceed five years in total length. This lease was written for one year with options to renew the one year lease five times. That is a total of six years the lease could have been in effect. But this was illegal on its face in an attempt to violate The Revised Code and get by with an extra (sixth) year on a five year lease.
is not known to this writer if any of the three Commissioners had
any knowledge or any suspicion that the lease to "The
Counseling Center, Inc." was criminal on its face.
"The Counseling Center, Inc."
is non-existent. It does not exist; this is a false
appellation, a dishonest misleading invention of Thurman Edward
Hughes, Jr. to further his evil ambitions by taking advantage of
the commissioners who mistakenly believed that Ed Hughes was an
If you have doubt about the existence
of "The Counseling Center Inc." go to the Ohio Secretary of
State Website and see for yourself that "The Counseling Center
Inc." is not listed as a corporation. By using false names
on some of businesses Ed Hughes is able to avoid paying taxes on
part of his income. IRS found over 19.5 Million dollars
listed as income by Ed Hughes for the year of 2012; how much did
Ed Hughes actually receive as income? As the Portsmouth
based "The Counseling Center Inc." was not listed as a
corporation the IRS would not be looking for income collected by
the non-existent "The Counseling Center Inc."
The County Commissioners still in
office perhaps should lead the charge to put Thurman Edward
Hughes, Jr into special confinement housing where he will have
less opportunity to rob his fellow citizens by defrauding their
For Thurman Edward Hughes “The Counseling Center, Inc”. is a non-existent cover for income received, but not reported
"The Counseling Center Inc" does not exist but our honest trusting commissioners
accepted Thurman Edward Hughes as honest and Hughes was able to
deceive them into granting him lease of very valuable property
for Hughes' non-existent "The Counseling Center Inc." For
such a crime against our citizens and against our elected
Commissioners there is a special law and a special penalty for
defrauding public officers.
Ed Hughes has a novel way to hide money but it is not really a new way. This has been practiced before by many shysters and swindlers as a way. to hide income.
However, in July 2011, the Commissioners perhaps should have all been aware that the proper procedures of leasing such as advertising and bidding were not being followed and the give-away of county property is not a popular idea; especially with citizens who have watched and suffered along with the County Commissioners as they were taking us into and almost out of fiscal watch in recent years.
Tom Reiser who had many terms in office was Chairman of the Scioto County Board of Commissioners at the signing of this highly improper, deceptive and fraudulent lease document.
Mr. Reiser is no longer a member of the Board: he lost a bid for re-election last November, 2012, to Doug Coleman of West Portsmouth who took office as Commissioner in January, 2013
Doug Coleman, a well known and respected business man, is also a veteran of government service with 23 years as a Member and Board President of The Washington Township Trustees.
Commissioner Coleman has made it known that he is not in favor of giving county money or property away. He has indicated that as commissioners they have no right to give county money or property away. “County property and county money belongs to the people,we have no right to give their money away” said Commisssioner Coleman.
Commissioner Doug Coleman has indicated that if any other private money-making operation seeks occupancy of the former Scioto County Juvenile Detention Center they will be required to pay proper rent.
Note: A fair price for rent. Shawnee State University pays the owners of the Teachers Education Building in the 900 block of Fourth Street $263,208 (Two-Hundred-Sixty-Three Thousand, Two-Hundred and Eight Dollars a year.)
Thurman Edward (Ed) Hughes has not paid a dime for the 32 bed room former Juvenile Detention building, with cooking and other facilities and Ed Hughes is in the third year of his free-loading occupancy of this building, and he still has his hand out, begging for more taxpayer support free for his unsavory drug rehab businesses.
Ed Hughes is a Nineteen Million a year plus businessman and he wants us citizens to continue giving him more freebies.
Any association of elected officials with the drug clinics and counseling centers is always suspect. Doug Deepe and others are still seeking, searching, asking, reading and looking for the involvement of present or recent past public officials who also are on the payroll or on the payoff of the high-rolling drug businessmen.
This posting by Austin Leedom on Monday, August 12 2013.
?Welfare for the Wealthy Drug Counselor Ed Hughes?
Multi-millionaire Ed Hughes, the top visible money-maker on the local drug scene, has helped give the drug counseling business a dirty name; fraudulent operations, plus insufficient security at the drug houses have helped create lower standards of living and more criminal activity on the streets.
The dangers of being robbed, assaulted, or worse, have increased as the wandering criminal addicts often leave their drug house at night, attack, ,burglarize, and vandalize innocent citizens, and then slither back to their assigned drug house where they are given refuge from law enforcement officers.
Many victims of their crimes are poor teen-age or elderly working men and women who are struggling to sustain themselves by working long hours at low pay jobs.
The counseling centers are an unwelcome sight to people who have been victims here in the Portsmouth area as more and more criminal addicts from around a large area have been attracted to move into our Portsmouth area.**********************************
SSU pays a proper price for rental.
Shawnee State University leases a building to house their very successful Teacher Education Programs. They pay a fair price.
Two-Hundred-Sixty-Three-Thousand, Two-Hundred-and-Eight Dollars, ($263,208 Dollars) is the amount of rent that Shawnee State University (SSU) pays annually to the owners of the Teachers Education Building in the 900 Block of Fourth Street.
The Counseling Center pays nothing to Scioto County for using a 32 bed room building for a big multi-million dollar money-making drug operation. In 2012 Ed Hughes admitted an income of nearly Twenty Million Dollars on his report to IRS. He paid nothing to the citizens of Scioto County for the use of their building.
NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING PAID BY ED HUGHES for rent to the
Zero Dollars ($00.00)is the amount of rent that County Commissioners have collected for Scioto County from Thurman Edward (Ed )Hughes, Jr. the CEO of the “The Counseling Center, Inc.”. Ed Hughes, is well known as a big-time drug-business man and is also known as a free-loader and a money-grabber; he has not paid a dime for rent to the County. As one man said, “If there is a nickel left on the table, Ed Hughes will grab it.”
For over two years, since July 01, 2011 Ed Hughes has free, full use of the former Scioto County Juvenile Detention Center, a 32 bedroom building with full facilities .
The alleged “The Counseling Center, Inc.” is operated by Thurman Edward Hughes, Jr. who has named the former juvenile detention center property at 586 Fifth Street as “Second Chance” A sign on Fifth Street reads as follows,
We believe in miracles.
“A Program of the Counseling Center and Scioto County Commissioners.”
Why are our elected well-paid Commissioners in a Program partnering with a “Second Chance” program furnishing a free building to a millionaire drug operator.
How many people voted our Commissioners into Office to give the big super rich drug man free use of the citizens’ property to house criminals in our neighborhoods?
On July 01, 2011 the then sitting County Commissioners entered into a lease agreement with Ed Hughes CEO of the Counseling Center, Inc. for a one year lease with options to renew this lease, year by year, for five more years, with no payment for the lease.
Multi-Millionaire drug man asked for “Welfare for the Wealthy” and the Commissioners agreed to this give-away in 2011 and 2012.
That’s right, a free ride and no costs at all to Ed Hughes, the man who took in $19,681,846 in the year 2012, according to Internal Revenue Service Records. (You may read this official record on line, and can prnt it off. Go to us/gov/irs.
Ed Hughes does have one legitimate corporation and this can be found by pulling up records by using his Employer Identification Number 31-1070665
Also, the Commissioners agreed in the lease that they would furnish skilled mechanics to take care of any needed repairs and the County would pay for the insurance on the building.
Ed Hughes did agree to pay for a million dollar liability insurance policy and deliver a copy of the policy to County.
Ed Hughes did not provide this insurance as he had agreed.
One year passed and in June 2012, the lease was renewed, even though Ed Hughes had broken the contract by his failure to deliver the liability insurance policy to the County.
01, 2013 the lease was dead as Ed Hughes had not even applied for
a re-newal and not delivered the liability insurance policy copy
as he had agreed to two years before.
Written by Austin Leedom - Monday
August 05, 2013
The Scioto County Juvenile Detention Center is no longer under lease. The lease has expired.
The Scioto County Commissioners are preparing to re new the free lease given to Commissioner Mike Crabtree’s opiod dealing neighbor, Dr. Terry Johnson. The lease was originally made with The Counseling Center, which is not the true name of the company that got the building. The true name of that company is The Scioto County Counseling Center Inc. The lease renewal was applied for by an organization which calls itself Compass Health. There is some thought that switching names and using false names helps hide parts of the business from the IRS. Compass Health’s parent company owner, Thurman Edward Hughes (Ed) took in nearly twenty million dollars last year. It is unclear why financially struggling Scioto County should provide free space to a man that can clearly pay.
Scioto County Commissioners Secretary, Jane Kitts, has said that the county is locked in on this lease. She further indicated that there will be no legal advertisement, no legal bids, no citizens input meeting. Some of the other synthetic heroin dealerships that have set up here would very much like to bid on that building.
The building is currently used free of charge by Ed Hughes and his various real and hidden organizations. Court ordered convicts move in there instead of going to prison. There is no security, no medical personnel, the neighbors are afraid and drug dealing is ongoing.
The more people that I interview, the more certain I am that pre meditated medicaid fraud is rampant in Ed Hughes organizations. Civil rights violations are extensive at Hughes companies. The Bill of Rights is run roughshod over by Hughes companies also.
Compass Health is infamous for promoting buprenorphine, a synthetic heroin derived from the poppy plant, as a recovery tool for heroin addiction. They prescribe buprenorphine with naloxone in a product called Suboxone. Some Suboxone addicts, it is a very addictive narcotic, have been addicted to Suboxone for years. In the upcoming Shawnee Sentinel there are seventy cases of buprenorphine deaths and buprenorphine assisted deaths.
In the event that our Scioto County Commissioners assist in this lucrative and deadly drug trade, they will be noted for the next Suboxone deaths and the part they played in it
Subutek, an even deadlier buprenorphine product, is prescribed to pregnant women, and yes, babies are born addicted here in Scioto County. Many times the mothers are clients of The Scioto Counseling Center Inc. www
Neighbors in Terror at
Second Chance Drug House
By Wally Leedom
July 17, 2013 ---Will you be attacked if, I use your real name?
Her answer was, “Absolutely, no doubt about it. You’ve got the worst of the worst out here.”
She is a middle age housewife, soon to be a grandmother, and lives in plain sight of the Scioto County Juvenile Detention Center at 521 5th street in Portsmouth, Ohio.
The Scioto County Counseling Center (not a government entity, a private business) uses the building for the its Second Chance facility, Court ordered rehab.
She told how day and night drug deals pass through the fence. People walk right up to the cars. Money changes hands.
She said her car was broken into, speakers and amp were stolen, the front tires were slashed. She was afraid to make a police report for fear of being attacked. “I’ve seen them kicking and beating on the doors, screaming, fist fighting. It is dangerous”
She suspects that property values have gone down, “How could they not?” she asks.
The alley at Second Chance also serves the parking lot of PMHA housing. Often the big white van, (Second Chance Druggie Buggy) blocks this alley for loading, unloading, and short term parking.
She related, “They block the alley with the big white van. A woman asked them to move the van so that she could go home. There were 10 or more men out there screaming vulgarities at the woman. She had two babies with her.”
“Who moved them into us without asking? Why didn’t they ask anybody down here if they wanted this down here? If I had wanted to live next to a drug dealer, I would have moved next to one.” She also recalled, “The jail (juvenile) was fine, but this is off the chain, unreal, crazy. Second Chance is a joke.
If it’s a second chance, how do they keep going home on weekends?
Also, “ I think we were just a test center for these drugs.”
She asks, “Who is security over there? Men come and go all night, transactions any hour. Now I lock my doors at night.
By Wally Leedom, Shawnee Sentinel Writer.Wednesday, July 17,2013
Editors Note: The resident neighbors of the Second Chance Drug Rehab operation soon will have a quieter life when the Second Chance is closed down. The operator of this Drug Rehab was Thurmond Edward Hughes, Jr who was given, at absolutely no charge, no fee. a lease to use this building for one year with an option to renew the lease year by year for an additional five years. The County Commission who leased the building to Mr. Hughes did require Hughes to purchase a Liability Insurance policy that would cover any occurrence of damage up to an amount of One Million Dollars. Mr. Hughes did agree to this but never delivered the agreed upon insurance policy. The lease began on July 1, 2011 and was renewed on July 1, 2012. In 2013, Thurmond Edward Hughes Jr., the operator of the Second Chance did not make application for a renewal and no insurance policy had been delivered. THE LEASE EXPIRED ON JULY FIRST, 2013. The residents of the area may now enjoy a safer, quieter living area.Quote below by Patrick Henry for continuing Freedom -- We must keep watch over our government.
liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be secure, when
the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”
By Austin Leedom Email
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news according to citizens is the improved good work, good
attitude and friendly efficient manner of the Portsmouth Police.
Portsmouth Ohio has a first-rate police force and recently gained
a top-notch leader with their new Police Chief Robert Ware.
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PORTSMOUTH, CITY OF SIN
ACROSS THE NATION, PORTSMOUTH, OHIO IS KNOWN BY MANY AS THE DRUG CAPITAL OF AMERICA
AND IT STILL IS, WITH ALL THE ATTENDANT
DEATHS, MISERY, CRIME, SORROW, HEART-BREAK, BRIBERY,
ABUSE, MOB ORGANIZATION, MOB VIOLENCE,
MISTREATMENT OF THE VICTIMS BY DRUG SUPPLIERS
AND THE INCREASED DEGRADATION OF
PROPERTY, POORER LIVING CONDITIONS AND MORE PERSONAL
SAFETY DANGER FOR ALL THE CITIZENS.
THE SENTINEL STAFF WILL BE BRINGING
YOU ON-LINE AND HARD COPY REPORTS OF THE INCREASING
HAZARDS OF A NEW DRUG ADDICTION NOW
BEING ACTIVELY AND OPENLY PROMOTED HERE.
ALL IS NOT LOST IN PORTSMOUTH.
MANY, MANY GOOD CITIZENS HAVE LONG BEEN
FIGHTING AGAINST THE EVILS OF OUR DRUG MONSTERS AND THEY WILL CONTINUE THE BATTLE.
OUR GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH HAS SAID, "THE DEVIL IS RUNNING SCIOTO COUNTY."
THE GOVERNOR IS RIGHT; DRUG BUSINESS IS GREAT IN
SCIOTO COUNTY AS PUSHERS HAVE
FOUND NEW WAYS TO PROFIT FROM VICTIMS' ADDICTIONS AND COLLECT BIG, BIG MONEY
FROM MEDICAID AND SEVERAL OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDS. DRUG PROMOTERS, SUCH AS
SOME OF THE SO-CALLED COUNSELING CENTERS ARE A
VERITABLE GOLD-MINE FOR MANY
OF GREEDY, UNLAWFUL OPERATORS. THIS IS
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO; AND THE SENTINEL STAFF
WILL BE BRINGING YOU THE TRUTH HOW BIG FORTUNES
ARE BEING MADE AT THE DREADFUL
EXPENSE OF SICK AND ADDICTED DRUG USERS.
Austin Leedom on Thursday, July 04, 2013