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Tuesday, July 22,2014Just Say Nay to Kay the Slumlord    rivervices.blogspot.com     Read Kay Reynolds record as super slum lady in Portsmouth - Kay (or Karla) is number two Republican in Ohio and is head of a search committee to hire a new Shawnee State University President to take office in April, 2015

?Welfare for the Wealthy Drug Counselor Ed Hughes?

Commissioner Hubert Michael Crabtree is infamous for no-bid deals and giving away our courthouse roof repair money ($122,000) in February- April 2013 to a far-away roofing contractor Mike knew in Hartford City, Indiana. 

Not a good roofing job. Scant time after the roofing job was finished the Honorable Judge McFarland's Court and offices were flooded by a big leak for the third time in eight years.  THE JUDGE CANNOT BE HAPPY WITH Mike Crabtree who also got bad publicity for giving away several tons of top grade steel bars from the old fourth floor jail to a fellow from Lawrence County without even advertising for bids for a buyer.  Another giveaway deal to profit someone in another County; someone who knew Mike.

SHAWNEE SENTINEL MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Discrimination by SCIOTO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS!  Who else has been given free use of a public building where they can, year after year, rake in millions of Medicaid, Medicare dollars for drug counseling and drug prescription? 

In an interview with the Secretary of the Scioto County      Commissioners we were told that Ed Hughes will remain in the building.  She also said that Ed Hughes had not even bothered to ask for a renewal of the lease in 2013.  She also indicated that this lack of attention to the lease by Ed Hughes was of no concern.  She said, ”Ed Hughes will be in that building as long as he wants, there is no need of a new lease.”  When asked for details about the continuance of Ed Hughes’ operation in that building without proper authority, the lady in the Commissioners’ Office said, It doesn’t matter, we are locked in to this.”  By Austin Leedom 28 May 2014.     Who paid to put the lock on this deal?  WHO ACCEPTED THE PAYMENT?

AFTER ALMOST THREE YEARS OF SCIOTO COUNTY RECEIVING NO RENT FOR A MILLION DOLLAR  BUILDING COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE INSISTS ON CONTINUING TO GIVE  RENT-FREE USE OF THE FORMER 32-ROOM   COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION BUILDING TO DRUG REHAB “KING” ED HUGHES AND ED’S BUSINESS PARTNER, DR. TERRY JOHNSON.  In 2010  Mike Crabtree switched to be a Republican to help Terry Johnson get elected as a State Repressentative; then Mike, as a commissioner has given a million dollar county building on a free lease to Terry Johnson’s drug counseling partner, Ed Hughes.         DID ANY YOU OTHER PEOPLE GET A FREE BUILDING, WITH  NO COST S,, AND NO  TAXES?

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WE STILL HAVE SAME POLE-CAT SMELLS IN CITY HALL , and City Manager DEREK L. ALLEN KNOWS NOW WHERE THE PECULIAR ODOR IS COMING FROM AS GAY FIRST WARD COUNCILMAN NOW OPENLY ATTEMPTS TO TAKE COMPLETE CHARGE. 

  Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday 14 July, 2014Big Tax raises are being planned for your home and many services will have increased charges as First Ward Councilman Kevin W.W. Johnson continues to try to run the entire show and made gender changes to fit his chosen life style as a Gay.  Secret "Gay" takeover group may soon come out of their closets and change Portsmouth for the worst
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MORE NEWS OF REPEATED ABUSE AND OTHER FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY.MIKE JONES, RESERVE COMMANDER IN UNITED STATES NAVY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL CORPS. **********************************************

Giving public property (The 32 Bed Scioto County Juvenile Detention Building) away on a improper lease, for the benefit of a man (Ed Hughes) who employs our elected Representative to the Ohio State General Assembly Dr. Terry Johnson, at the expense of Scioto County taxpayers, is suspect in the eyes and minds of many citizens.  (When questioned about Ed Hughes, Mike Crabtree has twice told Shawnee Sentinel reporters that he doesn’t even know Ed Hughes.)

                  Scioto County Commissioner Hubert Mike Crabtree has twice signed notarized agreements with Ed Hughes, giving him the 32 bed building to use any way that Ed Hughes wants to use it, at no costs to Ed Hughes. 

Scioto County taxpayers foot all the expenses of upkeep of this building, Ed Hughes makes great profits and Mike Crabtree likes their furtive, illegal agreement.

At our last two meetings at the Court House, both times Mike Crabtree said, in speaking of Ed Hughes, “I don’t even know the man.”

Three years ago, in 2011, new drug counseling center operators were searching Portsmouth for buildings in town to set up facilities to treat the growing crop of more drug addicted victims, and a new group of government approved addictive drugs.

New and remodeled structures were being worked on to make them useful for drug counseling centers. 

One counseling operator from Huntington WV built a nice, solid, new large treatment building, all beautifully landscaped, with paved drives and large paved parking lots at the southwest corner of Argonne Road and 29th Street.

On Grant Street another counseling operator contracted a complete, extensive remodeling of sixteen rooms for counseling treatment at the former Dr. John Lawyer Chiropractic Building. This operator,unlike Ed Hughes, pays taxes.  This new operator has also recently remodeled a large building in Rosemount and has constructed and paved an acre of parking space for his patients.  Multi-millionaire Ed Hughes still has hand in the tax-payers' pocket through the actions of Commissioner Mike Crabtree, the next door neighbor to Dr. Terry Johnson who works for Ed Hughes.  This failure to bid the use of this public property is discrimination.

On July 01, 2011 the Scioto County Commissioners quietly, with no advertising and no bidding, gave away an improper, fraudulent lease of the Juvenile Detention Center with 32 cells (or rooms) next door to the former  Scudder School Building to Thurman Edward (Ed) Hughes.  (Ed Hughes, HHHa once divorced, twice married 62 year old native of Grundy, Virginia (Buchanan County is well known for mendacity).

Twice, in the past year, local newspaper reporters  learned  that Ed Hughes gave them substantial false information in discussions about Hughes’ counseling centers. The reporters reported Hughes’ prevaricating statements in their newspapers.

Shawnee Sentinel reporters have learned that making false statements has been regular speech for Ed Hughes since he was young, and he has not changed.

Why does MIKE CRABTREE INSIST ON GIVING ED HUGHES FREE RENT AND UPKEEP ON THE FORMER COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION  BUILDING SINCE JULY 01, 2011? 

ED HUGHES IN THE YEAR 2011 HAD AN INCOME IN THE AMOUNT OF OVER NINETEEN MILLION DOLLARS, MOSTLY FROM STATE AND FEDERAL MEDICAID, ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE RECORDS.

Ed Hughes has a reputation of being a grasping  “free-loader” by some who have dealt with him.  One person said Ed Hughes was hard to deal with and “if there is one nickel left on the table, Ed will grab that too.”

Ed Hughes has not paid even one cent for the use of the former Juvenile Detention Center since unlawfully moving into this generous gold-mine opportunity on July 01, 2011.

Mike Crabtree, at one time a member of the Democratic party, has been acting squirrely since he became a member of the Republican party in the early summer of 2010.  That summer Mike worked hard to get Republican Dr. Terry Johnson elected to the State General Assembly.

Mike really worked for Terry Johnson.  Mike used the telephone before the election and called friends he had among Democratic voters asking that they vote for Dr. Terry Johnson for General Assembly against Don Hadsell.  Mike Crabtree said he and Dr. Terry Johnson were next door neighbors. 

Terry won the election and went to the State House where he did very well, and Terry Johnson also worked with Drug Rehab business man Ed Hughes as Hughes’ medical director.

Why did Mike Crabtree, a twice elected County Commissioner leave the Democratic Party in 2010 and go to work for Dr. Terry Johnson and the Republican Party. 

“What Price Loyalty?”

Dr. Johnson is now the top Medical Director of Ed Hughes Drug Counseling Empire.  Ed Hughes is using the name “COMPASS HEALTH” on some of his new businesses, including two new corporations.

Ed Hughes has not paid any rent or anything for the Juvenile Detention Center property that apparently is helping him bring in nearly Twenty Millions a year. 

After leaving the Democratic Party in 2010 Commissioner Crabtree made a lot of phone calls to help Dr. Terry Johnson get elected as State Rep. to the General Assembly.

Was Mike Crabtree still helping Dr. Terry Johnson when he okayed the improper, illegal lease giving the Juvenile Detention Building to Terry Johnson’s employer Ed Hughes?

Mike Crabtree likes this Give-Away arrangement; it is now in the fourth year and the County has lost the better part of a Million Dollars we Scioto County citizens should have received in rent from the big-time Drug Man Ed Hughes. 

Does Mike’s neighbor and political buddy, Terry Johnson get big pay from Ed Hughes?

 Mike Crabtree is on the Public Payroll for Big Dollars as a County Commissioner and is supposed to be working for the citizens of Scioto County.

THE CITIZENS OF SCIOTO COUNTY CANNOT AFFORD COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE!

Commissioner Mike Crabtree is so generous with giving your property away rent-free to his neighbor’s employer Ed Hughes, that in addition to paying Mike about one hundred thousand dollars a year in salary and benefits, Mike is also costing Scioto County the loss of about $250,000.00 a year income in rent money we are not receiving from multi-millionaire drug-rehab man Ed Hughes.  

Shawnee State University (SSU) annually pays $263,208.00,(Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Thousand, Two Hundred and Eight Dollars to the owners of the SSU Teachers Education Building in the 900 block of Fourth Street.  This is considered a fair price for rental in this area.

Had Commissioner Mike Crabtree legally performed his duties as a Commissioner and maintained this so-called lease business in a proper manner the County would now have had over a half-million dollars they could use to ease the deficit Scioto County is still in.

  Also with proper rental collections from the millionaire drug man the Commissioners would not have had to continue to cry, “poor-mouth,” “we can’t support any part of a new steel plant,” and then finally come up with a lousy $25,000.00 for Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) to help get a new industry into Scioto County.

.Many people suspect and believe Mike Crabtree appears to be on Ed Hughes’ payroll also. 

What Price Loyalty? 

The free gift to Ed Hughes of the use of the 32 bed former Juvenile Detention Center Building for Drug Counseling should never have happened and of the three commissioners who signed the alleged lease in July 2011, only Mike Crabtree, Dr. Terry Johnson’s friend, neighbor and political campaign helper, is in favor of continuing this criminal operation of aiding “Free-Loader” Ed Hughes to continue to “Free-load” off the people of Scioto County that Mike Crabtree has sworn to represent.

The people, the citizens of Scioto County are being robbed.  Of the original signers, Skip Riffe is retiring; he is now in this final year of service.  Tom Reiser who also signed the illegal, so-called lease for the fast-talking drug treatment rascal Ed Hughes, is gone. Tom Reiser, a long-time good, respected public servant with the county schools and with the County Commission was always a nice gentleman with good manners. He was voted out of Office in November.

  Doug Coleman, in the fall of 2012, easily won election to the Commission.  The new Commissioner is a successful West Side businessman with 23 years in public administration. He is known as a very cordial, popular and reliable Trustee. He served as President of the Washington Township Trustees ten years.

Commissioner Doug Coleman definitely is not in favor of giving away public property or public money, Coleman has said,“We, as Commissioners, have no right to give public property or public money away.  Public Property and Public Money belongs to the Citizens.”

Mike Crabtree however, is now President of the Commissioners and he, Crabtree, is hard-headedly determined that Ed Hughes and his employee Dr.Terry Johnson will have the FREE continued control and use of our County Property with no remuneration.

In an interview with the Secretary of the Scioto County      Commissioners we were told that Ed Hughes will remain in the building.  She also said that Ed Hughes had not even bothered to ask for a renewal of the lease in 2013.  She also indicated that this lack of attention to the lease by Ed Hughes was of no concern.  She said, ”Ed Hughes will be in that building as long as he wants, there is no need of a new lease.”  When asked for details about the continuance of Ed Hughes’ operation in that building without proper authority, the lady in the Commissioners’ Office said, It doesn’t matter, we are locked in to this.”  By Austin Leedom 28 May 2014


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MORE NEWS OF REPEATED ABUSE AND OTHER FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY

.MIKE JONES, RESERVE COMMANDER IN UNITED STATES NAVY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL CORPS.

    WHILE SERVING AS CITY SOLICITOR OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, COMMANDER MIKE JONES OF THE UNITED

STATES NAVY RESERVE HAD AN UN-AMERICAN RECORD OF CONTINUING ABUSE OF INNOCENT CITIZENS BY

HARASSMENT, RETRIBUTION, FALSE STATEMENTS, ATTEMPTED FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND DOUBLE JEOPARDY..

WHILE MIKE JONES WAS  SERVING AS CITY SOLICITOR IN PORTSMOUTH,OHIO MUNICIPAL COURT FROM

JANUARY 2008 UNTIL JANUARY 2014.  COMMANDER MIKE JONES, IN JANUARY, 2010, WHILE SERVING AS CITY

SOLICITOR DID PUBLICLY YELL  AT  THE SMALL NEWLY  ELECTED LADY MAYOR OF THE CITY IN A NASTY,

 BULLYING, THREATENING LOUD TONE OF VOICE, TELLING  THE  LADY TO RESIGN FROM HER OFFICE

SHE HAD WON WITH A LARGE MAJORITY OF VOTES IN A REGULAR ELECTION BY THE CITIZENS OF THE

CITIZENS OF PORTSMOUTH.   DURING THIS INCIDENT, I TRULY BELIEVE, ONLY THE PRESENCE OF CITY POLICE

SAVED MIKE JONES FROM HAVING HIS BAD MANNERS SUMMARILY PHYSICALLY CORRECTED BY  MEN  IN THE

COUNCIL ROOM AUDIENCE WHO WERE HIGHLY ANGERED WITH JONES FOR UTTERING  SUCH FOUL SPEECH TO A

LADY.  

COMMANDER MIKE JONES HAS BEEN, AND CONTINUES TO BE, A DISGUSTING DISGRACE TO

HIMSELF, HIS COUNTRY AND TO ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE EVER SERVED AND TO

 ALL WHO ARE NOW SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY.

MIKE JONES IS NOW AN ASSISTANT JUDGE IN DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT

    SERVING UNDER JUDGE JERRY BUCKLER.  THE FIRST DAY MIKE JONES HANDLED A CASE

IN THIS COURT, I RECEIVED A COMPLAINT FROM ONE PERSON WHO FELT THEY HAD BEEN

WRONGFULLY TREATED BY JUDGE MIKE JONES.
 
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News continues to come in on "bad news" Millionaire Ed Hughes and his giant empire of Medicaid drug addicted patients.
Our representative to the Ohio General Assembly, Doctor Terry Johnson, works as head medical man for Ed Hughes.

County Commissioner President Mike Crabtree has boasted that Terry Johnson is Mike's next-door neighbor.  Mike
Crabtree has, in effect, been giving his neighbor,  State Representative Terry Johnson,  a county building to work in. free of charges by handing Ed Hughes the old Juvenile Detention Center with 32 or more beds for nearly three years, illegally..   Terry Johnson is on Ed Hughes payroll.  Many people are asking, "Is COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE on Ed Hughes payroll?  The Shawnee Sentinel has written notarized evidences of theft by deception by Ed Hughes.  And, MIke Crabtree as presidentof the commissioners is not going to do anything about it.  ED AND MIKE ARE BOTH SIGNED ON THE SAME DOCUMENTS; THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY ARE THE LOSERS.  This one deep dark deal is approaching the million dollars loss mark for the citizens and is still climbing; the federal agents are aware of Ed Hughes sudden big prosperity.

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Note:  FEDERAL INDICTMENTS ARE USUALLY VERY SLOW AND VERY CERTAIN IN COMING DOWN FROM FEDERAL GRAND JURIES. 

. Mingo County Commissioner Dave Baisden committed his extortion crime in 2009.  Now five years later "Smilin' Dave" has been sentenced to federal prison.  Look for federal charges for several of our local SCIOTO COUNTY, and CITY-OF-PORTSMOUTH mobbed-up office holders to be taken down for federal crimes before their terms in office are completed.

Latest reports from Shawnee Sentinel inside agents is that former Southern Ohio Growth Promoter (SOGP) President BOB HUFF is still hiding out here in Portsmouth.  Mr.Huff was barred from anymore handling of federal funds by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the 14th of February 2012 when the Feds closed down the continuing thefts of federal USDA funds by the SOGP

  Southern Ohio Growth Partnership.  (SOGP) IS DEAD,  but many investigations are alive.

  Big-Time Operator and public mouth-piece for the local fraudsters, Mike Gampp, who was the agent and special banking man for American Savings Bank (ASB) and the SOGP also lost his job with his running mates at the ASB Bank which has long been known for shady operations and close ties with Mafia-type mob operations in Portsmouth, Ohio.  Remember the great welcome New Jersey organizer Rocco Castellano received in Portsmouth when he moved in with Mayor Greg Bauer in 2002?

According to Federal records, Mike Jones and Mike Gampp were together DEALING ON THE FINANCING of the Crispy Creme Donut business.

CITY SOLICITOR JONES NEVER GOT THE COCKROACHES UNDER CONTROL AND WAS UNDER THE GUN BY DR. TIM ANGEL FOR SANITARY REASONS WHEN HE CLOSED.

So, if any of you officials are nervous about being put away in free federal housing after you have been hauled into the big Federal court to face charges for any of your crimes during the past five or ten-years for some bit of grand-theft, extortion, discrimination, false statements or other crimes you have committed just relax until the Federal Agents come with the indictments and your handcuffs.   This is nothing, really, to be concerned about.  You will be well fed, and have free medical care.

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 Federal judge delays start of sentence for former Mingo County commissioner David Baisden

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April 04, 2014 - 3:45 pm ED

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia — A former Mingo County commissioner who is battling prostate cancer can wait two more months to begin serving a sentence on an extortion conviction.

The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1k8Cvlk) reports a federal judge in Charleston approved David Baisden's request Thursday to delay the start of his sentence until June 13. The 67-year-old Delbarton resident was supposed to report on Friday.

Baisden's attorney, Jim Cagle, had said in a motion that Baisden is undergoing radiation therapy five times a week.

Baisden was sentenced in January to more than a year and a half in prison. He pleaded guilty in October to trying to buy tires for his personal vehicle at a government discount in 2009, then terminating the county's contract with Appalachian Tire when it refused to cooperate.

Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com

Posted on the Shawnee Sentinel website on  09 April 2009 by Austin Leedom

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"IF YE CONTINUE IN MY WORD, THEN ARE YE MY DISCIPLES INDEED:
AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE." JOHN 8:31, 32

Posted by Austin Leedom TUESDAY, APRIL 08, 2014 Portsmouth, Ohio


“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”  

Patrick Henry


The grafters are mostly gone underground from city government; we have been left severely damaged.  The evil grafters of the Martings Gang includes Clay Johnson who is still alive, Johnson is still in charge of looting and sabotaging the City through his fellow thieving hirelings and associates is still alive, but publicly inactive; sort of like a rattlesnake taking a nap.  Banker/Lawyer/Thief Clay Johnson and "Gay" Kevin W. W. Johnson have been very close buddies since Johnson came to town at the turn of the century.

Hubert Michael Crabtree, President and (Giveaway) King of the Scioto County Commissioners is still actively building a fire trap for his recently adopted Republican Party that may burn his next door neighbor Dr. Terry Johnson at the election
this coming November 2014.

Their day is done and a bright future can now be ours with our new Councilmen, our new City Manager
Program and the experienced leadership of Council President Stve Sturgill,  a government of the people, for the people and by the people shall again exist in Scioto  Portsmouth City.  May God Bless Portsmouth Ohio.

Shawnee Sentinel

Portsmouth, Ohio

WEDNESDAY APRIL 09, 2014

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 CITIZENS OF PORTSMOUTH:  YOU ARE NEEDED! 

THERE IS A NEW DEAL AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WITH CITY MANAGER DEREK ALLEN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT STEVE STURGILL BOTH FAVORING A DEMOCRACY FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND ENCOURAGING THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY TO HAVE A VOICE IN THEIR CITY AFFAIRS.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COME TO THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS MONDAY EVENINGS AT 6:00 on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

FOR ALMOST FORTY YEARS CITIZENS HAVE BEEN DISCOURAGED FROM ATTENDING COUNCIL MEETINGS. 

CITIZEN SPEAKERS AT COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR YEARS HAVE SUFFERED WITH RETALIATORY ATTACKS BY MAYORS AND AND CITY OFFICIALS WHEN CITIZENS COMPLAINED ABOUT CROOKED NO-BID CONTRACTS, KICK-BACKS, GRAFT, THEFTS FROM THE CITY, DISCRIMINATION,  UNFAIR TAXATION, UNLAWFUL ARRESTS AND WRONGFUL CONFINEMENT OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAD HAD ENOUGH PRIDE IN AMERICA AND ENOUGH COURAGE IN THEIR HEARTS TO STAND AND OBJECT TO ILLEGAL ACTIONS BY THE PAID-FOR COUNCIL FOR THE WEALTHY GREED PERSONS WHO REALLY CONTROLLED CITY GOVERNMENT.

Citizens were forbidden to even mention the names of any of councilmen or other city officials during council sessions.  An elderly severely crippled old sailor in the summer of 2009 made a complaint that angered the city gang's appointed City council president Howie Baughman who then ordered the brutal Chief of Police Charles Horner to remove the old man (Wayne Lee Nichols) from the building.  Police Chief Horner usually attended all meetings, usually with at least one other cop in the room with him or nearby.  Horner came to meetings, at times with as many as four or five cops with him hoping to have an excuse to rough-house some  critical lady or gentleman citizen out of the meeting.

On this night Wayne Lee Nichols crippled legs hampered his ability to move with normal speed.  He was crippled.  Chief Horner jerked on old man Nichols, pulled him upright out of his chair and wrestled him to his feet and shoved him roughly  across the council meeting room and then shoved him violently through the door out into the hall.  Mr. Nichols, the victim of Horner's  beastly action claimed later he had lost his eyeglasses during his rough removal from the room. 

Jim Kalb, the Mayor at that time, told Mr. Nichols, who again dared to speak up openly at a later council meeting, "We are going to take care of you."  These words to the old crippled war veteran Wayne Lee Nichols were a threat and a prophecy.

Following that threat  Mr. Nichols was twice arrested on felony charges on ordere from Portsmouth Police Chief Horner.  On the first arrest a jury found Mr. Nichols not guilty.  Next, shortly before the November election in 2009, Wayne Lee Nichols was sitting on his front porch on a Friday night in late October on "trick of treat" night handing out candies to the neighborhood kids and Nichols was arrested again by Chief Horner's Police, with no warrant. 

The police had gotten a grand jury to indict Mr. Nichols on a framed up complaint but had not received a warrant to arrest Mr. Nichols. Nichols was placed in jail and no bond would be accepted until he had a hearing the following week.  The Prosecuting Attorney's Office was not notified by the Police of the arrest by the Police nor by the Sheriff who had Nichols in custody.  Nichol was arrested on Friday night.  The next Tuesday was Election Day.  No hearing in Court was called for Wayne Lee Nichols on Monday or Tuesday; the prosecuting attorney's office had not been informed Nichols was in jail.

November Election Day 2009 started early for the Portsmouth City Fire Department when it was noticed by Firemen at the Central Fire Station that Mr. Nichols home on Eighth Street near Broadway Street was engulfed in flames.  All of the house was destroyed along with Nichols' automobile, his long luxury camper and a one ton truck.  Mr. Nichols also lost his best friends in the world, two big Labrador retrievers burned to death.

The Mayor of Portsmouth, Jim Kalb was photographed by a news reporter the next day (Election Day) standing on smoking timbers of Wayne Lee Nichols once fine home on Eighth Street. 

Wayne Lee Nichols had "been taken care of." 

It was rumored that Chief of Police Charles Horner was planning to charge Mr. Nichols with arson for burning his own home.

The bumbling Police Chief Horner was persuaded not to continue with such a false charge against Nichols as Mr. Nichols had been falsely confined to the County Jail for several days before the fire was ignited. 

The day following the Election Wayne Lee Nichols, without an attorney, was taken before Common Pleas Court Judge William Marshall who dismissed the case for lack of evidence and told Mr. Nichols he could go on home. 

But, Wayne Lee Nichols had no home go to, just mostly  ashes.  As promised, by the Mayor, at a council meeting earlier that year, Wayne Lee Nichols "had been taken care of."


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Monday the 24th day of March 2014 --- CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT STEVE STURGILL and several other Councilmen are meeting regularly with their citizen committees and all are learning and growing as the ideas and acquired knowledge from the meetings are becoming a substantial and needful part of the proper governing of the City. 

READ of The State Auditor's audit of finances for the City of Portsmouth; article  was written yesterday beginning on front page of the Portsmouth Daily Times by FRANK LEWIS.  
The City and Trent Williams are both in serious trouble with 21 financial findings against City Auditor.  Serious citizens here Portsmouth are already talking recall and prosecution of Auditor Melvin Trent Williams.

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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,  DR. TERRY JOHNSON A  MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND DR. JOHNSON IS ALSO A PHYSICIAN EMPLOYEE OF MULTI-MILLIONAIRE  OF ED HUGHES, THE BIG MAN IN PORTSMOUTH DRUGS.

MIKE CRABTEE HAD BEEN CHOSEN AS THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR  OUR LOCAL AREA  REPRESENTATIVE TO THE OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR 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 DEMOCRATIC 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 NEWCOMER 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 JOHNSON.

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.

AFTER THE ELECTION DR. TERRY JOHNSON WAS A BIG HELP IN GETTING SOME BIG CHANGES MADE IN OHIO DRUG CRIMINAL LAW AND IN DRUG COUNSELING LEGISLATION.  THEN DR. TERRY JOHNSON WENT TO WORK FOR ED HUGHES, THE MILLIONAIRE WHO OWNS THE LOCAL DRUG COUNSELING EMPIRE THAT BROUGHT IN AN INCOME OF OVER NINETEEN AND HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO ED HUGHES IN THE FISCAL YEAR OF 2011, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.   

MIKE CRABTREE, ON JULY 01, 2011, AS COUNTY COMMISSIONER, SIGNED OFF ON AN ILLEGAL LEASE THAT GAVE THE EMPTY 32 BED COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION BUILDING TO ED HUGHES' MULTI-MILLION DRUG DOLLAR EMPIRE..     THIS LEASE WAS FREE TO ED HUGHES.  THE CITIZENS THAT VOTED COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE INTO OFFICE TO SERVE THEM GOT NOTHING.   ED HUGHES GOT WEALTHIER THAN EVER.  DR TERRY JOHNSON GOT A HIGH PAYING JOB FROM ED HUGHES TO BE THE MEDICAL CONSULTANT FOR ED HUGHES' REHAB DRUG BUSINESS.

ED HUGHES WAS GIVEN A FREE LEASE, AND AGREED TO FURNISH THE COMMISSIONER WITH INSURANCE POLICY IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR ANY LIABILITY THAT MIGHT OCCUR DURING THEIR LEASE TIME.

ED HUGHES NEVER FURNISHED THE AGREED ON LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY.

ED HUGHES WAS ASKED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LEASE FOR NO MONEY, NO RENT, NO BUILDING INSURANCE AND WAS TOLD BY THE COMMISSIONERS THAT THE COUNTY HAD SKILLED PERSONNEL THAT COULD TAKE CARE OF MAINTENANCE.  THE LEASE WAS FOR ONE YEAR, TO BE RENEWED EACH JULY FIRST FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.  THIS WAS ILLEGAL ENOUGH.  NOT ENOUGH THAT THE COMMISSIONERS FAILED TO ADVERTISE THE BUILDING FOR LEASE, BUT ALSO FAILED TO ASK FOR BIDS.  NO ADVERTISING, NO PUBLIC NOTICE, NO BIDS.
ED HUGHES GOT THE LEASE FOR NOTHING.  BUT THE LEASE WAS IMPROPER AS STATE LAW READS THAN NO LEASE SUCH AS THIS TYPE LEASE COULD BE FOR A PERIOD OF MORE THAN FIVE YEARS.    

ED HUGHES DEFAULTED ON THE LEASE IN THE FIRST YEAR, BUT ON JULY 01, 2011, MIKE CRABTREE AND TWO OTHER COMMISSIONERS SIGNED A ONE-YEAR RENEWAL ON THE LEASE.    COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE HAS REPEATEDLY TOLD SHAWNEE SENTINEL REPORTERS, "I DON'T EVEN KNOW ED HUGHES.'              

 NOW DR. TERRY JOHNSON IS EMPLOYED, BY ED HUGHES, THE SAME MAN THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER IS GIVING FREE RENT OF COUNTY PROPERTY TO FOR NO MONEY AT ALL?

EVEN THOUGH MIKE CRABTREE KNOWS SUCH WASTEFUL ILLEGAL ACTIVITY THAT HAS OCCURRED ON THIS DEAL WITH ED HUGHES AND OVERLOOKING ED HUGHES' ARROGANT DISREGARD OF HIS PROMISE OF PROVIDING THE AGREED LIABILITY INSURANCE, COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE INSISTS ON AGAIN GIVING COUNTY PROPERTY THAT BELONGS TO THE CITIZENS OF SCIOTO COUNTY,
NOT  TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION, TO ED HUGHES FOR NO REMUNERATION TO THE CITIZENS OF SCIOTO COUNTY.

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.

        Thursday morning September 26, 2013


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This is a beginning of many articles to reveal a closer look at Drug Rehab Business man Ed Hughes and his close associates in public offices.  Details are often more visible and more interesting under a microscope.

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 MDT

Dear Editor,

Doesn’t it drive you crazy to see the liberals circle the wagons to cover for whatever corrupt or immoral thing their fellow comrades are up to? It doesn’t matter if it is at the top with Bill Clinton and his sexual escapades, Obama’s handling of the situation in Benghazi or even our own local county offices.

On Aug. 14 the News-Argus had a front page story about the conflict of interest concerning County Commissioner Sandy Youngbauer re-leasing the former county Poor Farm without it being put out for competitive bid. The Musselshell County Attorney, when asked, found it a “definite conflict.” The circling the wagons libs claim it wasn’t a conflict of interest and it doesn’t hurt anybody, etc. These libs are the same people that would be screaming from the rafters if it was a Republican, or conservative, or God forbid, a Tea Partier doing the same thing.

If you don’t think there is a definite influence for one county commissioner on a board of three, to have a financial interest in a dealing with county property, you would be sadly mistaken. These three people have to work together on numerous projects. Just because the party in question (Sandra Youngbauer) would recuse herself from voting on the matter, don’t think for one minute it didn’t affect the vote of the other two. Will this lead to other under-the-table deals for the commissioners and their friends? If you were
a commissioner that wanted to do the right thing, would you have to watch your back? I would like to see them do the right thing and put this property up for competitive bid. Maybe a simple solution would be for Ms. Youngbauer to resign!    Linda Balek


Commissioner Mike Crabtree Attacks Wayne Hills Women

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

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ED HUGHES IS BECOMING BETTER KNOWN - INFORMATION COMING TO SENTINEL FROM MANY SOURCES.


Ed Hughes, recorded often, and well-known for false statements, lied to Wayne Allen of the Portsmouth Daily Times as was published on page one on August 8, 2013.  Reporter Allen quoted Ed Hughes, "The Second Chance Center came into existence as a result of a partnership between us (The Counseling Center), the Scioto County Commissioners and at that time, the governor's office," said Ed Hughes, CEO of the Counseling Center.  
The Shawnee Sentinel reporters have received no answer from any inquiry to the Governor's Office, but Ed Hughes' statement was denied at the County Commissioners Offices where we were told, "There was no
partnership; that didn't happen."

    On Friday, May 17, 2013 Ed Hughes was again written up in the Portsmouth Daily Times for lying. "But don't put out misleading information that acts like we don't exist."  were words from the CAO Clinic Director Chris Eaton that Ed Hughes was putting out false words  about a need to convert St. Joseph Monastery to a place to take care of thirty-nine pregnant women, in a talk at the monastery on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 

There's no business like Drug business!  This is Portsmouth!

"The 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.

WILL “ED” 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 state monies.

$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.

Portsmouth 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. 

 FIRST FEDERAL INDICTMENTS IN THE SOGP CRIME GANG OPERATIONS ARE EXPECTED SOON.   SOGP 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 Bank. 

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.

Sixty-year-old 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, Jr.    This 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.

Ed 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. 

It 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 honest person.

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 public officials.  

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.**********************************

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 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 county.

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,

“Second Chance

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.

On July 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


County Commissioners to assist
opiod dealers

By Wally Leedom                                       Thursday August 01, 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

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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.

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”  

Patrick Henry

 Posting By Austin Leedom  Email me at leedomaustin@yahoo.com  or call 740 821 1988 

Good 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

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