Great list! I will say in regards to #50, I have had a boss that told a coworker who couldn't get out of their driveway because of all of the snow to call a cab... No joke.
All I can say as a long time picker / vendor / dealer in this town is this: They all deserve one another. They are all manipulators, thieves and liars in some degree. When you sleep with whores you get *&^%ed.
Karma, I love it.
And the Medina Chocolate Fest will most likely occur the 1st of Feb, not the 2nd.
Dan, as I write this, you have left the building, but your spirit will remain with all who you touched. The first time I met you, it was at Century in the Ritz at Tower City. I was with Chris, Mike&Alyson and I recall you making me laugh within seconds! Though our time together was short, I remember you just being a delightful happy go lucky guy with the World on a string. I believe that there is a heaven and one day I hope I get there, but for now since I know that you are there, could you pour my Mom a Bacardi and Coke? She's been there for 26 years now and has been waiting for a bartender like you. :)
Hellz yeah bitches! Take that L.A.!
The Lunar New Year Celebration is inside of Asian Town Center on E. 38th Street on January 25th & 26th, 2014. This past year's celebration was on 2/9 & 2/10.
Hockey is awesome!!!
I want to add I'd like to see an investigative piece into the Kevin Kelley case. Sounds like that guy got rail-roaded by Stepp. This is karma for him.
Let me remind also that the paying off a superintendent's outstanding student loans prior to his appointment is completely unprecedented and unique to Medina. All of it is an outrage and I'm sorry we don't have the money to cover for Mr. Stepp who thought himself a CEO of a major corporation instead of a public servant. Kids went without clay in art class for crying
out loud! No reading intervention, all the services that the ESC money should have covered went to Stepp's pockets and his contracted "growth" instead of the services it paid for, all the while crying that there was no money to educate our children properly. The cat is out of the bag, the country club lifestyle of the rich and famous is over for Medina. Support local businesses, my foot! His next door neighbor? That's cronyism and everything should have estimates and bids. Funny, he's using cronyism as a defense against the state audit. Lay off the "outragers". If it wasn't for their vigilance and work, the levy wouldn't have ever passed. This time we're making sure it's "for the kids".
This was a great expose' and I appreciate ALL the investigative journalism into this fiasco, iincluding the Gazette.
Those on here that defend the slimey snake of a man...AKA Randolf Stepp are most probably those that contributed to his ascension into Power and Corruption! He has scorned his own concocted "Core Values"! What a laugh... What a slimey POS!
The comment section looks like some of the spots in the Lame Dealer right before the Feds came calling on the political corruption.....you read the desperate verbiage of a cowardly "insider" who posts under numerous names. Randy is a slimmer version of Jimmy.....and his enablers are just like the clowns who stumbled around the county building - trying to look busy - for too many years.
Gee I wonder why Northern Ohio Lifer, Save our Community and Tired of Irresponsible Reporting are all identities that have recently been created and feature one post each; and they all sound like they were written by the same language- and grammar-challenged person. Totally lame.
"Tired of irresponsible reporting" should tell us his connection to Stepp. Most likely IS Stepp himself.
If those of you that call us names think for ONE minute we are going to stop going after the misdeeds of previous BOE members or administration, then you are certainly mistaken. I can only speak for myself, but I don't respond to threats. Is ANYTHING that is in this article not true? Can anyone that is claiming "biased" reporting dispute any fact that Mr. Sandy stated? Does anyone really believe that "lining" your personal pockets while denying students a decent education is acceptable? DO you?!! Attempting to "shout down" those that speak up against those that take advantage of others will not work. Yes, the courts will decide what is legal, we in the community will decide what we can put up with..and I can state unequivically, Mr. Stepp is NOT acceptable, nor the ignorance of those that defend him.
If you are thinking that those of us who voiced our opinions about the OUTRAGE of having money taken from our children's education and syphoned to finance the superintendent's agenda are wrong, then please read the court documents filed since 2007. Please read the minutes from board meetings. If you can't find the minutes (aka January 7, 2012)... then begin your research into the money trail and who profited from some of those contracts.
I am not a"henchman" as northernohiolifer wrote, nor am I a "venom spewer" as said by saveourcommunity. I am a Mom who watched my hard earned tax dollars go down into a blind hole while my kids had to take (and I paid for) online classes in order to graduate with enough foreign language years for college when it was cut from the coursework. My kids had to sit in two study halls, one with over 600 kids when they could have been in challenging classes aimed at "excellence" instead of sitting in a cafeteria because there were not "enough teachers in the budget". I am the parent who worked hard to pay my bills and who had to deal with pay to play fees and car pools with other parents who are also over-stretched working to raise their families and keep their homes and jobs.
So when you start calling us names, and accusing those of us who dared to speak up as "a disgrace to Northern Ohio", then you have attacked the foundation of who we really are: neighbors and friends in a community that was taken advantage of by other's greediness, by our own negligence in overseeing decision-making, and by the lack of character of our school board to say no to a man who violated our trust.
We are not here to back down and drink the kool-aid, nor do we take pleasure in bringing the ugly truth out to public view (paying off student loans with $172,000 of our money was quite ugly). These months of uncovering documents to provide a trail of accountability have taken toll on many of us who blindly assumed we were all taking cuts to help keep our schools strong and support our teachers. Now we know better, but those of you who "dislike" our outrage can wait like the rest of us for the investigation and audits.
In the meantime, please keep your ridiculous name-calling to yourself. It only reveals your ignorance.
Stepp up for justice. Justice against liberal media and bloggers who are reliving the sixties by trying to make something out of their worthless lives by ruining someone else's. If you believe the Medina school board is telling the truth you are Fantastical in your thinking. They are putting up a smoke screen. They know they are culpable and are throwing everything they can against the wall in an attempt to divert attention and absolve themselves of responsibility. Read between the lopsided news reports and union driven propaganda. Think about this guy Kuhar. He and his henchmen hide behind social media and the press hoping to gain fame through the destruction of others, which includes not only strp and his family, but also the Medina Board. Who's next? More "vendors" and innovent and hard working businessman? Guilty until proven innocent has become the theme of the times. Is that what we want to teach our kids? When you don't like something destroy those who are in charge and the innocent people around them. And do it while you hide behind the walls of the Internet. I find Kuhar and those who login to read his venom to be a disgrace to Northern Ohio.
Funny, Mr. Stepp doing business with people and other business located in Medina is frowned upon by Mr. Sandy and the "outragers". Isn't that what a school district should do? Support the business community who is so crucial to the success of a school district. I've read the audit, to me the simple fact is that a great deal of money was spent, whether you agree or disagree with the expenditures is based on your own beliefs. We are victims of our own biases and our biases impact how we view the world. Move on people, stop the witch hunt, let the courts decide, don't convict people until all the facts are in. Your venom is ruining innocent lives and families. I wonder why Mr. Stepp and his team of lawyers have included the State Auditor in his suit? If the audit was unbiased it would have listed every business and individual the esc issued a check to not just the two businesses the outragers claim Mr. Stepp has a relationship with. Just my opinion...but the courts will decide. If a relationship does exist with DSP and the Growth Coach, so what? Does that mean Mr. Stepp invested in services that had no value? If you feel that's the case, it's only your opinion, not right, not wrong, but what expertise do you have in running a school district? It easy to be a naysayer, but what qualifications do you have that clearly show you know better than the board or Mr. Stepp on how and where they spend our money? If you don't like it, as you have done, vote in a new team, but please stop spewing the venom and let the truth come out in the courts. We have heard your side, now let Mr. Stepp have his day in court, I imagine a few of you may be in for a surprise and may have to live with what you have done knowing you were wrong.
Sounds to me like you want this to be another Cuyahoga County thing. I am sure the truth will come out eventually. think about it, there is a reason the Medina Board is withholding information. Otherwise Stepp wouldn't have filed a suit against them in Medina court a few weeks ago.
I hope the tables turn on the outragers and irresponsible reporters who defame and maliciously drag innocent victims through the mud. Specifically referring to the medina gazette and your publication who clearly have taken a one sided approach. Mr. Sandy what is your and the publications relationship with mark kuhar?
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