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CONTINUING CORRUPTION IN THE CITY OF
PORTSMOUTH AND IN THE COUNTY OF SCIOTO
FUELS MORE DRUG CRIME
Monday, October 27, 2014
  Shawnee Sentinel www.portsmouthohio.tv
Website by Austin Leedom, Call 740 355 3012 or 740 821 1988 or 740 727 3428


Read Dr.Bob Forrey's latest news on the corruption in public offices,
especially the Scioto County Commissioners and their continuing illegal and unethical gifts
and support to local big-time drug dealing criminals. See new deals for Master Drug Man Ed Hughes
by Commissioner Mike Crabtree.
Dr. Terry Johnson is in tight with both greedy Drug Man Ed Hughes
and with Mike Crabtree who boasts that he lives next door to the Doctor Johnson. Hughes' close
relationship with questionable Commissioner Mike Crabtree and State Representative Dr. Terry
Johnson may be eroding rapidly as more questions are being asked.


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DOUBLE JEOPARDY

Mike Jones is an un-patriotic, un-American  racist.  Mike Jones, as City Solicitor violated one of the most sacred constitutional
rights of AL BARLOW, a distinguished, honored, retired wounded
war veteran in retaliation for being revealed by AL BARLOW
as part of a secret conspiracy to make illegal real-estate deals
of public buildings belonging to the CITY and to the CITIZENS
of Portsmouth with the goal of moving city government to the
accursed old Martings Building.

Such movement to the scandalized
wreckage of the old Martings Building has been repeatedly rejected
by voters. On the 29th of May 2002 Councilman Jim Kalb and four other
Councilpersons secretly purchased the out of business old building
for Two Million Dollars. The seller was a shyster lawyer named
Clay Johnson who is also a thief and a banker: Johnson was operating under
the name "Martings Foundation." The old building was of no real
value, but Johnson had sold the conspiring council-persons on buying
the old building and remodeling it to make big offices and to install
fine furnishing for the city officials.

Citizens became angry. Mayor Greg Bauer was recalled by a 7-3 vote
and Councilman Jim Kalb became Mayor. Citizens went to court and the court
ruled the purchase was illegal because of the secrecy and ordered
the money refunded to the city. The court had ruled
the purchase of the Martings Building illegal, but when puppet Mayor
Jim Kalb came into power he persuaded the four council-persons to buy
the old building again. Council authorized the purchase of the building
and sent Mayor Jim Kalb to Clay Johnson's Law Office to "make a deal."
Many persons who supported this purchase from Clay Johnson are still
in bed with Johnson and have worked long and hard to get citizens to
okay such a move, but the building is worth less than nothing. Now
twelve years of setting empty has damaged the old building beyond repair
at a reasonable price?

The real motive in spending a fortune to move into the old building
is of no worry to the developers who are willing to see the citizens
of Portsmouth pay greatly increased property taxes for twenty years
to furnish the money.

The developers want city government moved so they can obtain the
very special land along the Ohio River where the City Hall is
now located. It is very valuable land. Councilman Jim Kalb has been
working for his puppet-masters for fourteen years to get this done.

MIKE JONES HAS BEEN PART AND PARCEL OF THIS CROOKED ACTION SINCE
HE TOOK OFFICE AS CITY SOLICITOR IN 2008. JONES IS NOW AN
ASSISTANT JUDGE FOR ELECTED COMMON PLEAS COURT JUDGE JERRY BUCKLER.
JONES IS A RESERVE NAVAL LAWYER AND HAS BEEN SELECTED TO BE A
NAVY JUDGE WHEN HE IS DOING HIS PART TIME ACTIVE DUTY.

JONES WAS ANGRY WHEN AL BARLOW "BLEW THE WHISTLE" ON
JONES' ACTIVITY WITH THIS LATEST MARTING CONSPIRACY
TO TAKE LARGE SUMS OF MONEY OUT OF OUR CITY TREASURY.

What was Mike Jones' reason for the shameful, disgusting, revolting actions Mike
repeatedly took in having this good citizen, this courageous, honest man,
 this honored highest ranking soldier, this now retired thirty-year defender
of his nation, with the Purple Heart and other combat awards
dragged back to City Hall to stand before the Portsmouth Municipal court a
second time after the long-experienced Honorable Judge
Richard Schisler had already heard the case and found the man NOT GUILTY.
 

THIS IS DOUBLE JEOPARDY AND MIKE JONES IS GUILTY OF RETALIATION AGAINST AL BARLOW.
MR. BARLOW DID on or about the first day of March, 2012 "BLOW THE WHISTLE"
 ON MIKE JONES AND THE OTHER CROOKS IN THIS LAST
KNOWN ATTEMPT TO FURTHER ROB THEIR CITY TREASURY WITH ANOTHER "MARTINGS DEAL." 
NOW YOU KNOW HOW MUCH LOVE AND CONSIDERATION MIKE JONES HAS FOR BLACK MEN.


THE VICTIM, DEFENDANT AL BARLOW  IN THIS CASE IS A BLACK MAN!

Details of this Assassination of Justice will be up on internet for the whole wide-world to see,
INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES NAVY TALK SITES,
  on the next posting of the Shawnee Sentinel website.

Mike Jones, attorney, is the Shame of Our City

Frank Lewis, writer for
Portsmouth Daily Times, on pages 1 and 3,  on Sunday, March 4, 2012,
revealed another
secret attempt to move city government into the infamous Martings Building.

AL BARLOW HAD BEEN ASKED TO BE A MEMBER OF A "CITY BUILDING STEERING COMMITTEE"'

DURING THE PAST OCTOBER 2011.  AL BARLOW WENT TO THE PORTSMOUTH DAILY TIMES 
IN FEBRUARY, 2012 WHEN HE LEARNED THE TRUE PURPOSE OF THE
"CITY BUILDING STEERING COMMITTEE."


AN  UNCONSTITUTIONAL DOUBLE JEOPARDY ACTION BY PORTSMOUTH, OHIO MIKE JONES PERFORMED AGAINST ALAN BARLOW, A HIGHLY DECORATED, WAR-WOUNDED COMBAT VETERAN OF 30 YEARS WHO RETIRED WITH HIGHEST  ENLISTED RANK IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY; HE WAS THE TOP SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY.  An educated accountant, Alan Barlow was the
Regional Manager for H &R Block for ten years, after his 30 years in the Army.

BECAUSE THE VETERAN SOLDIER EXPOSED A COVERT CONSPIRACY DEALING IN CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE THAT INVOLVED SOLICITOR MIKE JONES, MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE STEVE MOWERY,  FIRST WARD COUNCILMAN KEVIN  WADSWORTH JOHNSON,  INSURANCE AGENT SEAN BOLDMAN, A BANKER BY THE NAME OF WAYNE KEMPF AND A BANKER NAMED MIKE GAMPP, CHIEF MONEY HANDLER OF THE NOW CLOSED DOWN (by the Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation) SOUTHERN OHIO GROWTH PARTNERSHIP (SOGP), and Councilman JAMES RICHARD SADDLER, MAYOR DAVID MALONE, AND JOHN HAAS, AN APPOINTED COUNCILMAN.  (Haas is now the City Solicitor by appointment.) 



 PDT Staff  Writer FRANK LEWIS WITH BIG USE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS BROUGHT A GREAT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT TO THE CITIZENS OF PORTSMOUTH.  Reporter Lewis did his usual fine job of
gathering facts and his writing was complete and easy to understand.

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UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION IS STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE WITH MIKE JONES.

NOTE:  Here in Portsmouth, Mike Jones, our most recent former city prosecutor was

an arrogant, mean-talking, vindictive, bullying City Solicitor (Prosecutor)

who has failed to win only a few of many trial cases of actual real crimes.


Mike Jones, with his superior attitude, his nasty bad manners, particularly when he talks with some   ladies in public, his rough demeanor and lack of ability to communicate properly with many, Jones was also  unable to successfully prosecute most honest criminal charges of real crimes. 

Mike Jones  has compensated for his long history of lost cases by filing false charges of crimes that were never committed against honest citizens who dared to stand in council chambers and question the actions of the mobster-controlled city government officials, bankers, business men, officials of schools, universities, and those in other power positions in local county, state and federal offices.  Daub, thru the years has filed court actions against various members of the “controlling movers and shakers” of Portsmouth, and has won most often.

Mike Jones had good reason to be displeased with Harald Daub as Mr. Daub had caught Mike Jones in an illegal act in filing false information in an action that went to the State of Ohio.  Mike Jones was before the State Election Board in the fall of 2008.  The Court agreed with Citizen Harold Daub and City Solicitor Mike Jones was judged to be guilty of the charges filed by Daub. 

Daub is a strong man who has battled the mafia-mob type of greedy power criminals in the City of Portsmouth for over forty years.  He is a hero to the common men and women who love democracy and America but Daub is a declared enemy to many of the mobbed-up gangsters who have been the rulers of Portsmouth for the past four decades.  Harald Daub is a fighter for freedom and for government by the people, for the people and of the people.

 The Daub win over Mike Jones does not stand alone.  Mike Jones, also twice encouraged false

charges against another citizen, a crippled Navy veteran, Wayne Lee Nichols, who had dared to

stand in open council meeting and ask fair and reasonable questions.  This man was Wayne Lee Nichols, a 60 year-old very crippled Navy veteran of the Viet Nam War. 

When a citizen he didn’t want to hear spoke of something that the City Council President Howie Baughman didn’t like he often ordered citizen to sit down, shut up or “get out my building.”  One night in 2008 Nichols was ordered out of the meeting for speaking of discrimination; and the Council President Howard Baughman directed the bullying police-chief Charles Horner, who attended almost all council meetings with at least one extra officer with him, and sometimes with as many as five other officers with him, to remove Wayne Lee Nichols “from my building.”

Police Chief Horner, who confessed he never served a day in the military, was very brave and courageous in the city council meeting room as he approached Mr. Nichols from the rear and ordered him out of the building.  Wayne Lee Nichols left leg is nearly useless to him without a big brace he uses on the left so it can move.  Nichols didn’t move fast enough to suit the brave Police Chief Charles Horner.  Horner then grabbed Nichols, who was trying to get his feet under himself so he could get up, by the right shoulder and pulled him upward and backward, twisting Nichols’ upper body.  Nichols then had more trouble getting his feet under and Horner then got rough. Nichols did finally get his feet under him and headed for the doorway to the hallway  Police Chief Horner got behind the old crippled veteran and gave him the brutal “bums-rush” out through the heavy door.  Nichols later reported his eye-glasses were lost in the vicious rush to eviction from the public city council meeting.  (Note:  Chief Horner recently left the police force possibly to avoid federal prosecution for civil rights violations against Lee Scott and others.)  Horner may yet be given a long free stay in a big federal resort. 

Mike Jones, as City Solicitor was the legal angel (or Devil) who saved

Police Chief Horner from going to prison for ordering his officers to go in May 2008 to the

Municipal Court and lie to the Judge to get a warrant to search a vehicle Horner mistakenly

believed to be the property of Lee Scott.

Chief Horner also ran a protection racket on his own with no known interference

from City Solicitor Mike Jones.  $200.00 cash each month given

to Chief Horner would protect their citizens' property.  Chief Horner had many subscribers

to his Protection Insurance Plan. (PIP)  Is it believable that Mike Jones was a mobbed-up

silent partner with Police Chief Horner in the Protection Insurance Business?


On the 11th of November, 2007, Lee Scott, the

owner/operator of the Columbia Music Hall refused to pay Police Chief Horner

the $200.00 monthly fee, saying he was paying too many taxes already. 

Ten hours later the magnificent restored Columbia Music Hall was destroyed by fire.

Twice Nichols was taken into court.  First was a weapons charge filed after Nichols had been robbed and Nichols used a weapon to get his property returned.  A Jury found Mr. Nichols NOT GUILTY.

 

Later, Mr. Nichols complained on the Council floor about excessive mud and dirt on the street near his home by construction vehicles.  The Mayor openly told Mr. Nichols, “We will take care of your problem.” Then Mayor Jim Kalb added,  “And we are going to take care of you, too.”  A short time later, on the Friday night before the fall election of 2009 City Police Officers were ordered to arrest Wayne Lee Nichols without a warrant and place him in the County Jail with no bond available.  The night Nichols was arrested he was sitting on the concrete steps of his home in the 2000 block on Eighth Street handing out candies and treats to the Halloween treat or trick children of his neighborhood.  The City Solicitor had been able to get an indictment against Mr. Nichols for cashing too many checks within one week at  Krogers store.  The checks were all good checks that Nichols had cashed for friends that needed help. 

The Police came to Nichols’ home and  took him in, but his friends were left locked inside the house (two Lab Retriever hunting dogs.)

On Tuesday morning, the morning of the November 2009 election, the Portsmouth City Fire Officers from their upper story windows noted that Nichols home, about one-half mile away was ablaze about two in the morning.

 

The house was lost, also Nichols’ automobile, his one ton truck, his forty feet mobile camping trailer and his two hunting dogs. (his best friends).

The City Mayor was photo-graphed later in the day standing among the ashes and rubble of Nichols’ home.  “Nichols had been taken care of.”

 

The following day after the election Wayne Lee Nichols was taken from the jail to Common Pleas Court to answer to the indictment the City had procured against him.

The good Honorable Judge William T. Marshall looked at the papers that came into the court room with the indictment and dismissed the case for lack of evidence.

 

Nichols, the man who would dared to stand and question the “people in power” at City Council was now free to go home from jail.

The crippled old war veteran has great difficulty walking, but now he was free to limp the mile on to his home, but he had no home, no truck, no camper, no automobile.  These losses he could bear without crying, but the loss of his two Lab Retriever dogs, (his only two true friends) brought tears to his eyes and would long grieve him.

Written by Austin Leedom 27 July, 2014

River Vices

(by Dr. robert forrey)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Trial of Harald Daub http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yg4L0vUoALI/ScTye92LCZI/AAAAAAAACTA/VYOXGsaj3d4/s400/Aldi+bag.jpg

On March 19, 2009, at the end of a long day’s trial in the courtroom at the Portsmouth Municipal Building, Harald Daub was found by a jury of his peers not guilty of the misdemeanor of shoplifting. I want to focus on one aspect of the trial, an aspect which is embodied in the unusual phrase “magnitude of existence,” which Portsmouth police officer Jon Peters used to describe Daub. In his testimony, Officer Peters was asked by Daub’s attorney Richard M. Nash, if he knew who Daub was when he began the shoplifting investigation. Officer Peters admitted he did. When he was pressed by Nash to explain what it was he knew about Daub, Officer Peters replied he knew of Daub’s “magnitude of existence.” As original as it is cleverly imprecise and evasive, Peters’ bureaucratic phrase may be a key to understanding Daub’s trial. Peters resorted to bureaucratese, or the language of evasion, because he wanted to avoid saying, clearly, that Daub was a controversial public figure. If he had said that, Peters might then have been asked by Nash to explain why Daub was a controversial public figure. That could have opened up a can of worms, or a shopping bag of snakes, and the jurors would have learned not just about Daub’s alleged shoplifting but also about his long crusade against political corruption in Portsmouth. Hearing that, the jurors might have suspected the reason Daub was being prosecuted was not for shoplifting but for being a burr under the saddle of those who ride roughshod over citizens’ rights. Daub’s shoplifting trial should be seen, in part, as punishment for his criticism of city government and in particular of Mayor Kalb and of City Solicitor Jones.

The city wasted a great deal of time and taxpayer money in this trial in a futile effort to prove Daub a shoplifter. Although he has worked for thirty years at the A-Plant and testified he has never in his fifty-nine years had any run-ins with the law, Daub was charged with one of the pettiest of crimes. Petty crime or not, Jones made a federal case of it, bussing jurors over to Aldi’s, the alleged scene of the crime, as if this was trial over a murder or a million dollar heist. I have suggested in the past Portsmouth is ripe for reality television series. It rocks! The characters! The plot twists! A First Family worthy of Saturday Night Live!

Jones handled the trial with an ineptness that we are unfortunately getting accustomed to, showing legal skills that were at best rudimentary. Whatever he may have learned as a military lawyer does not seem to have carried over into civilian life. Like an earnest high school debater, he seemed to argue with the greatest conviction precisely at those moments in the trial when his argument was weakest. When the case was clearly slipping away from him, Jones became desperate, accusing Daub of calling Aldi employee Anita Sexton and Officer Peters, the prosecution’s only two witnesses, liars. Daub had not called them liars; he had disagreed with crucial parts of their testimony. But as Judge Kegley pointed out at the beginning and repeated at end of the trial in his instructions to the jury, people of good will can differ in their accounts of events without one or the other being a liar. Experiments prove that people who witness the same event can differ wildly in what they claim they have seen. Jones presumption that there are truth tellers and there are liars, and that’s all, greatly oversimplifies human psychology and seriously limits his effectiveness as a trial lawyer.

The Shopping Bag

Mayor Kalb and his wife have been chortling for months, as if Daub’s guilt was undeniable. Kalb even reportedly showed up at a recent City Council meeting carrying an Aldi’s shopping bag, apparently to call attention to Daub’s alleged shoplifting. An Aldi’s shopping bag became the chief exhibit at the trial, with both the prosecution and the defense debating how many stolen items it could hold and who was carrying it any given second. An Aldi’s shopping bag may live on in infamy, as the Marting building has, as an icon of Portsmouth’s corrupt political history. The bag has the slogan, “It’s all about saving green.” On the basis of Daub’s trial, it could read, “It’s all about screwing Harald Daub.” The testimony of Aldi’s employee Anita Sexton, which Daub’s attorney, effectively demolished, did not reflect well on her or Aldi’s. The possibility that she and her employer were in cahoots with the city is one of the conclusions that could be drawn from the trial of Harald Daub. The prosecution’s case was essentially over by the time Nash was done cross-examining Sexton. She has reportedly been courted by the city government ever since the alleged shoplifting at Aldi’s on December 20, 2008. She was treated like a celebrity by the Kalbs in the hours leading up to the trial, but attorney Nash argued during the trial that she is biased against Daub, whom she admitted she knew as a longtime customer at Aldi’s.

The Nephew

Daub’s drug-addicted nephew has a long criminal record. I saw a notarized statement he had made, confessing to the shoplifting but swearing that his uncle had not been a party to it. If having a drug-addicted nephew is a crime, how many uncles would escape hanging? If having a drug-addicted, drug-dealing son is a crime, Mayor Kalb and Police Chief Horner would be in a lot of trouble. There is no doubt Daub’s nephew was the only shoplifter at Aldi’s on December 20, 2008. The nephew has admitted as much and has already served a short sentence for the misdemeanor in the County Jail. But the crooked arm of the law was not after the nephew; it was after the uncle. Daub is the most hated and feared critic of the corrupt city government, of the Southern Ohio Growth Partnership, and of the rich white trash who control Portsmouth economically and politically. He has been a marked man ever since 1980, when he and several other city councilmen refused to go along with a shopping mall scam. (See my earlier posting, “The Mauling of Harold Daub.”)

The First Family

According to what I heard in the hallway before Daub’s trial, Allison Kalb, the Mayor’s wife, had previously got herself excused medically from serving on any jury because of her phobias, but her phobias did not prevent her on the day of the trial from hanging around the Municipal Building and sitting through the long trial, like a ghost in the attic. Before the trial began, she talked for long stretches with the Anita Sexton, the prosecution’s star witness, in the stairwell in the hallway outside courtroom and also in the mayor’s office, after Hizzoner returned from his Thursday morning gig punching a cash register at Kroger’s. In the weeks before and especially on the morning before the trial, Ms. Sexton was being lionized, from what I could see, by the Kalbs like a contestant on American Idol. I was not there when the “Not guilty” verdict was finally delivered, in the evening, but I was told before either of them could be asked their opinion on the verdict, Hizzoner and the First Lady bolted out of the courtroom like bats out of hell, with Jones not far behind. In my opinion, Jones is proving to be about as successful at winning cases as city solicitor as he is at selling donuts. There is about him a certain magnitude of incompetence, to coin a phrase.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yg4L0vUoALI/ScUuzmRnOuI/AAAAAAAACTs/fDzaIK2tmn4/s400/Kalbbag2.jpgMayor Kalb parading across council chambers with an Aldi bag to hand something out of it to Solicitor Jones, who turned out to be the one left holding the bag in this farce.

 

 

The Videos

The six videos dominated the trial and were played and referred to by Jones over and over again, but the videos were of such poor quality that they set the reputation of surveillance video back about a half century. I can remember seeing a neighbor’s home movies back in the 1940s that were technologically light years ahead of this stuff. The only thing the videos showed with any certainty was a shopping bag being taken from Aldi’s, but the video also shows that the bag was taken not by Daub but his nephew. Daub was charged with being an accessory to the nephew’s theft of the shopping bag! The theft of a shopping bag was all that was actually proved by the investigation and trial. Instead of being the smoking gun, or money shot, that Jones treated them as, the misnamed surveillance videos were a fusillade of fuzzy through-a-pool-of-water-home-video of events. The laser that Jones used to point to the screen on which the video was projected was like a scene from a Get Smart episode. “See here, Mr. Daub.” “See there, Mr. Daub.” “Is that you now appearing in the produce aisle, Mr. Daub?” I can recall in high school looking through a microscope at amoeba. That’s about how clear the shoppers at Aldi’s looked in the videos, like amoeba. Not only his mishandling of the trial itself but his decision to go ahead with the trial on the basis of such flimsy evidence seems terribly bad judgment on Jones’s part. Only a desperate desire to nail Daub, the city government’s enemy number one, can explain why the city solicitor showed such terrible judgment. Is this a lesson on what happens when the city government attempts to take down the man with the most “magnitude of existence” in Portsmouth?

Final Arguments

In his closing argument, Jones urged the jurors to (a) review the surveillance videos during their deliberations and (b) to use their common sense. Given this particular case, he could not have used two worse arguments. What were the jurors going to see in the videos that he had not all already failed to find during the trial? And as for common sense, that was the defense’s, not the prosecution’s, best argument. Why would Daub, with a good job and close to retirement, with a loving wife and son, risk everything—his job, his reputation, his pension-- to shoplift a bag of whatever it was the prosecution had failed to prove was in the bag the nephew had left the store with? Daub testified that his nephew had put in the bag only a toaster, a six-pack of imported beer, and some miscellaneous candy and snacks. The prosecution claimed Daub and his nephew had shoplifted some hardware. What was the basis of this hardware charge? Aldi’s did an inventory some days after the alleged theft and had found those hardware items unaccounted for: they concluded, therefore, that’s what Daub and his nephew had shoplifted! On such flimsy circumstantial evidence, such harebrained logic, Jones dared to rest his case, saying that even if those pieces of hardware had not been stolen, the videos showed the bag had definitely been stolen and Daub was an accessory to that theft. Even if only a $1.99 dollar Aldi’s bag had been shoplifted, Jones solemnly told the jury, that was enough for them to find Daub guilty as an accessory. Even as I write this blog, I cannot believe the travesty of justice Jones attempted to perpetrate at the trial. Is this the result of his consorting with the likes of Jim Kalb and Mike Mearan? I actually feel sorry for Jones, because he is the one who is going to have to live with the humiliation of this trial for the rest of his life. At the end of the trial of Harald Daub, Jones was the one who was left holding the bag.

During his campaign for city solicitor, Jones had promised he would handle cases himself, and not hire outside lawyers, thus saving the city money. Jones is handling cases himself, as he promised. He mishandled the hearing about Chief Horner’s firing, and now he has mishandled the Daub case. As a result he is not saving but costing the city even more money. The money the city has blown on the Daub case may prove chump change compared to what Daub could sue the city for. If Daub does sue, I don’t think Jones will be handling that case. That would be sending good money after bad.  POSTED  by Robert Forrey at 9:27 AM, March 21, 2009


Melinda Weddington, now serving 15 years for robbery and

other offenses in November, 2012, including a spectacular

high-speed crash into an ASC bus that permanently crippled

a lady bus driver, after robbing a Family Dollar Store will have

a new trial on the 22nd and 23rd days of this month (September 2014). 

Below is part of a lengthy court record of Melinda Weddington’s

days in court as was copied on the 7th of September, 2014 bv Austin Leedom.

You may read the entire record on the Scioto County Clerk of Courts' Website.

08/05/2014

ISSUED SUBPOENAS TO THE FOLLOWING TO APPEAR ON BEHALF OF THE STATE ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 AT 9:00AM FOR A TWO DAY JURY TRIAL





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SSU PRESIDENT RITA RICE-MORRIS WILL SOON BE GONE WITH A GOLDEN PAY-OFF, PLUS A MEMBER OF THE TRUSTEES IS UNDER INCREASING SCRUTINY AS RENTAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS HAVE BROUGHT BAD PUBLICITY FOR SSU TRUSTEE KLARA RAPP BOYNTON REYNOLDS for renting slummy property, and filing hundreds of court actions against tenants- More on Klara Reynolds on Dr. Bob Forrey's WWW.RIVERVICES

AFTER ALMOST THREE YEARS OF SCIOTO COUNTY RECEIVING  NO RENT  FOR USE OF A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR  BUILDING, THE PRESIDENT OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MIKE CRABTREE INSISTS ON CONTINUING TO GIVE  RENT-FREE USE OF THIS FORMER 32-ROOM COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION BUILDING TO DRUG REHAB “KING” ED HUGHES AND TO ED’S WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS PARTNER, DR. TERRY JOHNSON. TERRY IS ED HUGHES’TOP MEDICAL MAN, AND TERRY HAS SPECIAL LICENSE TO PRESCRIBE SUBOXONES. 

Terry Johnson switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican party in 2010 because the Democrats already

had a candidate to be the State Rep in the Generasl ssembly.

Commissioner Mike Crabtree has boasted that he is next-door neighbor to Dr. Terry Johnson, who is also our State Representative to our General Assembly.

In 2010  Mike Crabtree switched to be a Republican to help his next-door neighor Terry Johnson get elected as a State Representative.  Terry didn't need his help in the election, but Mike Crabtree knew Terry would be a winner and Mike wanted to be close to the actions that might occur in the General Assembly.  Since then, Mike Crabtree, in 2011, as a commissioner, has given a multi-million dollar county building on a free lease to Terry Johnson’s drug counseling partner, greedy, mendacious, conniving Ed Hughes.   

Multi-millionaire Ed Hughes, drug rehab operator, has been furnished the past three years with a free building.      Why?      Look for la femme?  Rumor is that lovely shady ladies may be involved.  Or is it that  someone is getting nice cash payoffs from the big time drug  operator?  Or is someone taking a payoff in drugs to sell and to feed their own addiction?

   HAVE ANY OF YOU OTHER PEOPLE RECEIVED A FREE BUILDING FROM THE SCIOTO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS? HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN A 32-BEDROOM BUILDING WITH  NO COSTS, AND NO  TAXES TO USE AS YOU WANT TO MAKE MILLIONS IN DRUG REHAB AND DRUGS EACH YEAR?

"Public officials respond to the one power they fear most - not prosecution for their wrongs, but to the power of a free press".
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 Mike Crabtree is "wheeling and dealing" with your money and property 16jun14
Scioto County Commission President Mike Crabtree still has a big story 
on why he
did an "emergency" contract in February 2013 to have the leaking
Scioto
County Courthouse roof fixed by a contractor from Northern Indiana,
227 miles away.

February 2013 - Five
Five Star Roofing Company of Hartford City, Indiana made a
quick deal, "that appears to have been pre-planned months before" with Mike
Crabtree to re-do the Courthouse Roof for $99,999.00. This was a good deal
as both Mike Crabtree and the Five Star Roofing Company agent knew,repairs would
likely cost more but by cutting the price to $99,999.00 Commissioner Crabtree
could spend up to One Hundred Thousand secretly without advertising for bids.

By not advertising the job and not allowing bidding from any other roofing
company Five Star Roofing Company and Mike Crabtree could "wheel and deal"
as Mike Crabtree himself has described other of his own recent dealings
with your tax money and your county buildings as "wheeling and dealing."

And if $99,999.00 was as planned and expected, not enough money to finish the job
Commissioner  Mike Crabtree could "wheel and deal" tens of thousands more dollars
out of the county treasury without ever having to let the public know what he was
doing.

 And, $99,000.00 was not enough money to finish the deliberately under-estimated
bid on the Courthouse roofing contract. More money was needed.
Mike got another $23,000.00 to send up north to Five Star Roofing Company of
Hartford City,Indiana.
This is not the end of this article for Scioto County Commission President
Hubert Mike Crabtree. Coming soon, we have more news for the public on this
bungled secretive roofing contract with an out of state contractor. Some of
rest of this story is very comical and amusing; some of it is sad and blue.

Many persons have become suspicious of our Commissioner Mike Crabtree.
Our roofers and associated construction men have been damaged by Mike Crabtree
with his suspect GiveAway of the County Court House roofing job February through
April, 2013 to a northern Indiana roofing company. Mike Crabtree left our
local construction workers sitting on the bench at the union hall with no good
money coming in. While our local workers were out of work, on the bench
here in Portsmouth,Commissioner Mike Crabtree was sending the taxes they and other
citizens had paid to Scioto County, out of state to a company 227 miles away.

One fellow asked me recently if Five Star Roofing of Hartford City, Indiana,
while working on our Courthouse also did a free roofing job for Commissioner
Mike Crabtree? Who knows?
In Mike's deficit handling of our county tax money and his give-away, free
of charge, of the use of our public buildings Mike Crabtree has shown a
willingness to ignore and violate the laws of Ohio and to break the
trust of the citizens who mistakenly voted him into office.

(the public is you taxpayers whose money Mike has been spending wildly.)
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UNITED STATES NAVY RESERVE COMMANDER
(JAG) MICHAEL JONES TO BE DEFENDANT IN FED COURT 
For Civil Rights violations against citizens of
Portsmouth,OH
when Lawyer Jones was acting as City Solicitor,
and selling donuts from his unsanitary "Roach Haven" Donut Shop.


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Click on former City Solicitor Mike Jones name on the bar at top of the blogspot - see 29 pages of Jones' documents from his  DOUBLE-JEOPARDY VIOLATIONS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF ALAN BARLOW. 

A link has been posted or will soon be posted so you and everyone else on earth may able to see and hear A VIDEO OF SOLICITOR MIKE JONES ranting and yelling THAT WAS RECORDED BY CONCERNED CITIZENS DURING A CITY COUNCIL MEETING.   UNITED STATES NAVY COMMANDER JONES, AKA MIKE JONES, PORTSMOUTH CITY OFFICIAL LAWYER, WAS RECORDED ON VIDEO TALKING LIKE THE BULLYING, VINDICTIVE TYRANT HE REALLY IS.

See and hear Attorney Michael Jones, A JAG COMMANDER IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY RESERVE, TRYING TO PERFORM THE ROLE OF City Solicitor of Portsmouth, Ohio during a Council Meeting.   

Solicitor Jones was moaning, waving his arms, and yelling because he had received a letter from the Ohio State Attorney General in reply to a question from one of the six members of the Council (Bob Mollette, one of the two honest members; Bob Mollette was known as the Gentleman councilman).

Mike Jones said no one was allowed to write to the Attorney General without the permission of Jones.  “one person had dared to write to the Attorney General"   “TO THE HIGHEST RANKING LAWYER IN THE STATE” without Mike Jones permission.

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AN  UNCONSTITUTIONAL DOUBLE JEOPARDY ACTION BY PORTSMOUTH, OHIO MIKE JONES PERFORMED AGAINST ALAN BARLOW, A HIGHLY DECORATED, WAR-WOUNDED COMBAT VETERAN OF 30 YEARS WHO RETIRED WITH HIGHEST  ENLISTED RANK IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY; HE WAS THE TOP SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY.

BECAUSE THE VETERAN SOLDIER EXPOSED A COVERT CONSPIRACY DEALING IN CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE THAT INVOLVED SOLICITOR MIKE JONES, MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE STEVE MOWERY,  FIRST WARD COUNCILMAN KEVIN  WADSWORTH JOHNSON,  INSURANCE AGENT SEAN BOLDMAN, A BANKER BY THE NAME OF WAYNE KEMPF AND A BANKER NAMED MIKE GAMPP, CHIEF MONEY HANDLER OF THE NOW CLOSED DOWN (by the Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation) SOUTHERN OHIO GROWTH PARTNERSHIP (SOGP), and Councilman JAMES RICHARD SADDLER, MAYOR DAVID MALONE, AND JOHN HAAS, AN APPOINTED COUNCILMAN.  (Haas is now the City Solicitor by appointment.)  

THESE PERSONS WERE INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL ACTS AND PLANNING TO DEAL IN CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORITY  FROM SEPTEMBER 2011 TO THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY IN 2012 WHEN THE HONEST VETERAN ALAN BARLOW LEARNED THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT THE COMMITTEE WAS REALLY DOING HE EXPOSED THE GROUP THROUGH THE PORTSMOUTH DAILY TIMES.

RETALIATION AGAINST ALAN BARLOW FOR TELLING THE TRUTH WAS  SWIFT BY UNITED STATES NAVY RESERVE COMMANDER MIKE JONES, CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATOR, WHO IS ALSO KNOWN AS  MIKE JONES, CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE MOB THAT ILLEGALLY CONTROLS MUCH OF PORTSMOUTH CITY GOVERNMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FEW WEALTHY WHITE TRASH CRIMINALS WHO ARE IN CHARGE OF MUCH OF THE REAL ESTATE DEALING, DRUG CRIME, PROSTITUTION AND THEFTS OF PUBLIC FUNDS IN THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH AND NEARBY AREAS.

Solicitor Mike Jones (aka Commander Michael Jones, U. S. Navy Reserve) does not appear to be a well person.  He is unstable, is unable to control himself,  and over-reacts often with arrogant, unreasonable loud talk delivered in threatening, nasty tones.  Commander Michael Jones acting as City Solicitor Mike Jones even talks to ladies in the same ugly gross manner.  The Editor of this web-site will link you up to a video of Commander Michael Jones delivering a disgraceful threatening Adolph Schickelgruber type rant during a City Council Meeting.

      IN RETALIATION  FOR ALAN B. BARLOW'S REVELATION OF SOLICITOR MIKE JONES' SECRET REAL ESTATE CONSPIRACY CONCERNING CITY  PROPERTY  SOLICITOR MIKE JONES CHARGED THE RETIRED OLD SOLDIER WITH A MINOR MISDEMEANOR VIOLATION IN MAY 2012.

 EXPERIENCED JUDGE SCHISLER FOUND NO FAULT (NO CULPABILITY) with the old soldier and dismissed the case.       

WHEN MIKE JONES RETURNED TO WORK (often he didn't show for Court)  and

learned that the experienced old Judge Schisler had held court and dismissed the complaint

against Alan G. Barlow, Solicitor Mike Jones' (aka USNR Commander Michael Jones) lost control of his mind and mouth.

City Solicitor Mike Jones (USNR) was wild with anger and said, among other things,  "We are going to do a "RE-DO" on this case." 

Mike Jones then scheduled Alan Barlow to appear for prosecution a second time in Portsmouth Municipal Court on an identical charge that had been dismissed by Judge Schisler. 

The Judge that Alan Barlow was now to appear in front of was Municipal Court Judge Steve Mowery, the same Judge Mowery that Alan Barlow had exposed with the help of the Portsmouth Daily Times Newspaper and other news outlets.  Alan Barlow hired an attorney, the worthy John Thatcher, to represent him in this second hearing in front of Judge Mowery.  The attorney was a help in that hearing and the fee for Mr. Thatcher's services ($200,00) as Alan Barlow was found Guilty by Judge Steven Mowery and had to pay $114.00 in costs to the Court. 

Judge Mowery could have been as wise as Judge Schisler had been and refused to be a part of this devilish double jeopardy, but he supported the bankers, lawyers and city officials he had been in secret planning with and punished the Purple Heart veteran for doing honest duty in reporting the conspiracy to the Portsmouth Daily Times.  Where do you loyalties lie?

MIKE JONES IS A RESERVE LAWYER WITH THE RANK OF COMMANDER IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY RESERVE AND WAS RECENTLY GIVEN A PART-TIME JOB AS A RESERVE JUDGE TO DECIDE PENALTIES AND PRISON TIME AGAINST UNITED STATES SAILORS BROUGHT BEFORE COMMANDER MIKE JONES IN NAVY COURTS.

MIKE JONES GETS A LOT OF PUBLICITY AS A COMMANDER IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY.   Michael Jones has been criminal as he has violated the rights of more than one victim in Portsmouth Municipal Court.  To place Commander Mike Jones in a position to try sailors in our Navy and send innocent young sailors to long prison terms just to satisfy Jones abnormal, immoral yearnings to punish innocent persons will be a crime worthy of dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

MIKE JONES MAKE EXTENSIVE POLITICAL USE OF HIS UNIFORM AS A MEMBER OF THE NAVY AND HE IS GIVING THE NAVY A BAD SMELL IN THE AIR WHEN HE IS ADVERTISING THAT SUCH A  CRIMINAL VIOLATOR OF CITIZENS RIGHTS AS HE IS, IS PERMITTED BY HIS SUPERIOR OFFICERS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO REMAIN IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

(Yes, this is the same United States Navy Commander Mike Jones who had the donut shop next door to the City Library in Portsmouth, Ohio that was so full of cockroaches that he had many extra inspections from the Portsmouth City Health Department.  Mike Jones sold the donut shop and all that went with it; that stopped the inspections.)

Then Mike Jones tried an old citizen who had beaten him in 2008 in an election contest.           Mr. Daub filed election violation charges in 2008 against lying Officials that Mike Jones was defending.  Jones lost.

City Solicitor Mike Jones also lost on a totally phony charge Jones placed against Harald Daub of stealing some unknown hardware from an Aldi Grocery Store in Portsmouth, Ohio. 

It was a big all-day trial  by Jury.  Prosecutor Jones even hired busses and armed officers to carry the jury to the grocery store to view the scene of a crime that had not occurred. The Jury found Mike Jones' innocent victim Harald Daub NOT GUILTY.  

This same Mike Jones now will be judging United States Navy Sailors On charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. (UCMJ) 

The officers in command of the Navy Courts where they may be using Commander Mike Jones  as a Judge are likely to find themselves in Court.  If  Commander Mike Jones is used to pass judgment on our brave defenders we will need to pray for Commander Mike Jones' satanic soul and weep for our courageous patriot sailors he passes judgment on.



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TUESDAY APRIL 29, 2014

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CITY GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING BETTER.  OUR NEW CITY MANAGER DEREK ALLEN,  NEW MAYOR STEVE STURGILL, VICE MAYOR KEVIN W. JOHNSON, Third Ward Councilman Kevin E. Johnson, Fourth Ward Councilman
Jim Kalb, Fifth Ward Councilman Gene Meadows and Second Ward Councilman James (Rich) Saddler are all serious about  making some needed changes.  Come to the Council meeting at Six O'Clock Monday 28 April 2014.

Bring a friend or neighbor with you.  Also bring a bottle of water.  The water fountain on the third floor of the City Building is shut off again.


NEWS ON REPEATED ABUSE AND OTHER FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY

U. S. NAVY COMMANDER MIKE JONES WHEN HE WAS CITY SOLICITOR,

MIKE JONES IS NOW AN ASSISTANT JUDGE IN DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT FOR

ELECTED JUDGE JERRY BUCKLER. 

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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 State Representative Terry Johnson a county building to work in. free of charges to by handing Ed Hughes the old Juvenile Detention Center Ed Hughes with 32 or more beds for nearly three years, illegally..   Terry Johnson is on Ed Hughes payroll.  Many people are asking, "Is Mike Crabtree on Ed Hughes payroll?  There is 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.

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,

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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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. 

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  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 swiftly dismissed the case for lack of evidence and told Mr. Nichols he could go on home. 

But sadly, Wayne Lee Nichols had no home go to, just mostly ashes.

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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  ED HUGHES, THE BIG MAN IN PORTSMOUTH DRUGS.

MIKE CRABTREE 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.

WAS MIKE CRABTREE, RIGHTFULLY EMBITTERED BY HIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY,  AND JOINED WITH THE REPUBLICAN 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 MIKE 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 EMPIRE..     THIS LEASE WAS FREE TO ED HUGHES.  THE CITIZENS THAT VOTED COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE INTO OFFICE TO SERVE THEM GOT NOTHING BUT MORE DRUG ADDICTS AND CRIMES BEING BROUGHT INTO PORTSMOUTH AND SCIOTO COUNTY. 
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 EMPIRE.   WHAT DID COMMISSIONER MIKE CRABTREE GET?

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.  YES, THIS IS THE SAME  ED HUGHES 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.

FOR THE ADDICT, LOVE OF DRUG MONEY CAN BE DAMAGING, EVEN FATAL!

        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 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 drug-addicted 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

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323446404579007043413137888.html


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 2011, according to Internal Revenue Service Records.  (You may read this official record on line, and can print 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. 

  CORRECTION:  NOTHING HAS CHANGED.  Ed Hughes is getting ever more wealthy and his "golden" building full of people doing rehabilitation are still striking fear into the hearts of taxpaying citizens living nearby the old Juvenile Detention Center next to the old Scudder School.

 There has been no improvement in noisy, dangerous living conditions for the resident-victims of this area.  Mike Crabtree, President of the County Commission still will not advertise and bid this building out for legal lease.  He is happy that
Ed Hughes, a multi-millionaire, is free-loading off the taxpayers of Scioto County. 

Commissioner Mike Crabtree has said the giveaway use of your county property is good for some people in this area. 

He is right!  This welfare for the wealthy has been good for Two Big-Time Operators, Ed Hughes and Doctor Terry Johnson.   Many people have asked, Is Mike Crabtree on Ed Hughes' Counseling Centers payroll also. 
Hmmm?   Makes you wonder, doesn't it?  --
Written Friday, 6th of June, 2014 by Austin Leedom


“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  Call me 740 821 1988                          Email me at leedomaustin@yahoo.com  or                                                Email at austinleedom@hushmail.com
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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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CITY GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING BETTER or, in other words,  OUR NEW CITY MANAGER, OUR NEW MAYOR Steve Sturgil, AND   OUR VICE MAYOR ARE NOT LYING TO US.  WE STILL HAVE SOME NOXIOUS SMELLS IN CITY HALL , BUT THE WINDOWS ARE OPEN AND BAD ODORS WILL BE BLOWN AWAY.