Hickey Accuser Files Similar Lawsuit

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(Pictured Left to Right) : Terri & Susan Kern

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

On October 18, 1996 a Lucas County jury awarded two Toledo women a large sum of money as a result of a lawsuit filed against Toledo Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Elliott Saferin, his partner and his wife, Sandra Saferin.   The lawsuit filed by  Terri L McCormick and Susan Kern, was looking for compensatory and punitive damages for sexual harassment, assault & battery, breach of contract, slander, sex discrimination and whistleblowing.   The lawsuit had alleged Dr. Saferin made “unwelcome physical advances and physical contact” and “inappropriate sexual propositions” to the plaintiffs.

The lawsuit had also alleged the employees witnessed “unsafe, unsanitary and unlawful activities… and questionable billing practices.”

Toledo Plastic Surgeons and Dr. Saferin responded to the civil complaint by stating the women were fired because of poor work performance and that no complaints of sexual harassment were made during their employment.

Their “Prayer for Relief” asked for a judgement not to exceed $15 million dollars.   The jury awarded nearly $3 million with 10% interest.  According to records all amounts were paid.

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Making or Breaking the Coup: The Future of 7,200 Children is up for Grabs #ElectionDay2015 #WLS #ABC

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

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If you were to tell me two months ago that I’d be neck-deep in school board election politics, I’d say you were crazy. No one could have predicted the craziness my life has become since first breaking the news of the secret attempt to fire Washington Local Schools (WLS) Superintendent Patrick Hickey. I’ll try my best to recap. You try your best to believe it.

It all started after I shared a video on Facebook of a WLS Board discussion of Brondes Ford wanting to donate $270,000 in exchange for on-site advertisement placement, a video that almost ruined a man. The video featured a heated exchange that showcased numerous people yelling at a man I admire. It culminated in David Hunter, a 22-year board member, dropping a stack of emails directed at the superintendent. My video post included a diatribe of pure emotion aimed at Hunter, and when I hit “Post,” I could feel my id rejoice. Read more ›

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Episode 19 — PHH Balance with Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson : 2015 #Toledo Mayoral Series

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Our Toledo Mayor Candidate Conversation Series continues with the current Mayor, Paula Hicks-Hudson.

Paula Hicks-Hudson never imagined herself as a Mayor, and she never had a choice.  A phone call during a Level 3, changed her life, and the future of our city.

Paula is incredibly proud of the progress that’s occurred over the last 8 months.  She is hoping to continue Toledo’s momentum for the next two years.

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Episode 18 — It’s Always Carty in Toledo : 2015 #Toledo Mayoral Series

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Our Toledo Mayor Candidate Conversation Series continues with former three-time Mayor, Carty Finkbeiner.

Carty Finkeiner brings his explosive and infectious energy to the paneled basement. Carty talks about his love of Toledo, and why he is running again for Mayor. He lays out his plan of attack on fixing the streets, the water crisis, crime and how he wants to further the pride in Toledoans.  Follow Carty on Twitter

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Op-Ed: Randall Parker III– Candidate for Toledo Public Schools Board #Election2015

(Editor’s Note:  iHeartGlassCity has invited all candidates  and issues to submit a column, to better educate the voters on the upcoming November 3rd election.) 

Written by: Randall Parker III

What made you decide to run for School Board?

As a product of TPS and a parent of three children actively a part, I’ve had the privilege  to see the district overcome some troubling times throughout the years. To see where they are now as being, in my opinion, the top of the class as it relates to innovation and excellence, is amazing. In 2013 I ran for the Board along with eight other candidates and came in 5th. When Dr. Cecilia Adams was appointed to the City Council seat in April 2015, I was appointed and honored to currently serve on the Board. Read more ›

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The night Pat cashed out, and ended an era

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Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

My most liked post on Facebook (ever) is about a person who pours drinks for a living. The picture captured a man named Pat Mahoney. Pat has been an institution, in one of my favorite neighborhoods. This past Monday night after serving drinks at JoJos (Monroe St.) for thirty plus years, Pat hung up his apron and walked away.

There was no parade, no celebration, no notice; JoJos has been sold, and Pat decided it was time to cash out.

Everybody who chooses to live on the West Side goes through some “Pat Years”, in their adult life. He was the perfect barkeep; slinging cheap beers at a common point in many lives. Young couples living in their first-bought homes, often cannot afford to go out. Pat served dollar drinks all night long, made sure the jukebox had plenty of quarters for it’s outdated music.  Many affordable nights of fun were had with his company.  Pat didn’t just pour liquor he was also impromptu security; he kept the jerks and hotheads, calm. At five-foot nothing, Pat feared only his wife. His courage was often supported by a room full of happy volunteers, waiting for the fool acting out to break the unwritten code– “no one touches Pat”. Read more ›

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Op-Ed: Mark Hughes– Candidate for Washington Local School Board #Election2015

(Editor’s Note:  iHeartGlassCity has invited all candidates  and issues to submit a column, to better educate the voters on the upcoming November 3rd election.) 

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Written by: Mark Hughes

Giving back to one’s community doesn’t begin as an elected official. The passion to serve begins in the heart and soul of the individual. If one doesn’t possess this attribute, then the service he or she provides certainly will not be heartfelt.
My heartfelt service began as a pediatric nurse. I entered into the specialty at 23 years old not understanding the impact it would have on my own life. Initially, I viewed this job as a way to hang out with kids while helping to make them feel better.  What a great gig…who could ask for better?  I quickly discovered it was so much more than that.  I realized that as a pediatric nurse not only did I care for the child but the family as well. No two family situations were alike and most often the kids were too sick to engage in activities.   Read more ›

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Op-Ed: Stephanie Eichenberg– Candidate for Toledo Public Schools Board #Election2015

(Editor’s Note:  iHeartGlassCity has invited all candidates  and issues to submit a column, to better educate the voters on the upcoming November 3rd election.) 

Written by: Stephanie Eichenberg

“What made you decide to run for Toledo School Board?”

I am running for Toledo (Public) School Board because I want TPS to be a place of opportunity not only for my children but for all of Toledo’s children, as it was for me when I graduated from Bowsher High School. Toledo Public Schools District has done many things right in recent years. I believe as a member of the Board of Education, I can help to continue this movement in a positive direction.

TPS has developed many innovative programs, such as Toledo Technology Academy, the Aviation Center, and the Early Risers music program for grades 5-8 that bolsters arts education. These approaches have helped TPS to gain grant funding for Career Tech education and retain students. They were largely the result of collaboration between the administration and staff. With the confidence of the voters, TPS passed a new money levy last year. Read more ›

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