Friendly Reminder: Please, Don’t Be a Sideline Asshole

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

With the summer sports season upon us, I wanted to share a little reminder for parents — don’t be an asshole while sitting on the sideline.

Like many parents raising children in the suburbs, sports is often the focal point of my day.  My kids play travel basketball, travel softball, travel soccer and travel baseball.   Yes, their games and practices consistently overlap and it takes a former logistics coordinator to map it all out.  No, we are not crazy.  No, my children are not better athletes than yours.  My kids simply love playing these sports, and love to compete. Read more ›

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Posted in Baseball, Baumhower, Column, Discussion, Fatherhood, Feels, Jeremy Baumhower, Life, love, News, Parenting, Schools, Sports, Sylvania, Toledo

Showing Restraint — The Time Terri Kern tried to get a Protection Order Against Me #Socked

Editor’s Note: The following is a preview chapter from Jeremy Baumhower’s Socked.  This highly anticipated book chronicles the behind-the-scenes drama of Washington Local Schools, the fall of Superintendent Patrick Hickey, and the social media circus that caused it. 

Chapter 12: Showing Restraint

The corridor of the Lucas County Courthouse was the first time I had ever seen Terri Kern in person.  The atmosphere was thick — not of tension, but awkwardness.  She and I both knew the truth behind the last 9 months.  Her last-second Hail Mary was in the air and the ball was coming down.  The clock had struck zero.

Kern’s attempt to silence me via the judicial system was running out of time.  Six weeks earlier, Kern filed for and was granted a temporary restraining order against me.  This surprising act of desperation happened hours after I posted “The moment you can prove who’s behind Hickey Leaks.”
We had never met.  We had never been in the same room.

My life had been turned into a soap opera and this hearing was the season finale.

Ex Parte

If you are wondering how a person could get a “Civil Stalking Protection Order Ex Parte” against someone they’ve never met, so was I.

An ex parte decision is one decided by a judge without requiring all of the parties to be present.  Ex parte matters are usually temporary, pending a formal hearing.  The court would rather err on the side of caution, especially when it comes to requests from people fearing for their lives.

Here’s the actual page of Kern’s request, where she describes the reasons why it was needed.

Source: Lucas County Order of Protection Case No. G-4801-CI-0201602142 (Page 7)

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Posted in Column, Court, Crime, education, Facebook, iHeartGlassCity, Life, Lucas County, Media, Ohio, Socked, Susan Kern, Terri Kern, Truth, Lies & Screenshots, Video, Washington Local Schools

Video: Patricia Carmean’s C.P.O. Petition Hearing against Patrick Hickey

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower


Last week, Washington Local Schools board member, Patricia Carmean, was fearing for her life and petitioned Lucas County  for a Civil Stalking Protection Order against the former superintendent Patrick Hickey.

Here are the videos from Carmean’s entire hearing — where she documents the history between Patrick Hickey and herself.    Read more ›

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Posted in Baumhower, Court, Crime, education, FAIL, iHeartGlassCity, Lucas County, Media, News, Ohio, Politics, Terri Kern, Toledo, Video, Washington Local Schools

The Curious Timing and Motives of Patricia Carmean

Patricia Carmean (left) hanging with former blogger Terri Kern (right) Photo courtesy of Facebook

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Washington Local School (WLS)  board of education member Patricia (Patti) Carmean took a field trip yesterday to downtown Toledo.  Instead of visiting the Imagination Station, or the Huntington Center to buy Toledo Walleye playoff tickets, Carmean had a different itinerary.

Patti Carmean tried to have Patrick Hickey arrested.  The alleged crime: unwanted messages on Facebook.   Read more ›

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Posted in Baumhower, Column, Court, Crime, Democrat, education, Lucas County, News, Ohio, Politics, Terri Kern, Washington Local Schools

Episode 20 — The Ignored Flower #Socked


After an 18-month absence, Jeremy Baumhower is back for the second season of The Baum Hour Podcast.  Baumhower shares details of the soon-to-be-released book, ‘Socked’, and addresses some of the changes that’s happened in his life.

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Posted in #ToledoIsBeautiful, Baumhower, Column, Discussion, Exclusive, Facebook, iHeartGlassCity, Life, love, Media, Ohio, Parenting, Podcasts, Toledo, Truth, Lies & Screenshots, Washington Local Schools

Mental Health Counselor threatens WLS BOE President in scathing email #Socked

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

In case you’ve wondered what a day was like in the life of a school board president; allow me the privilege to show you.

Recently, Washington Local School Board President David Hunter had an email exchange with the woman at the center of last year’s Patrick Hickey controversy, Terri Kern.  Kern is a state-licensed mental health counselor, who recently tweeted that she was a couple of classes away from completing her online Doctorate program. She ended her tweet with the hashtag ‘#DrKern’.  The soon-to-be Doctor used her professional email address to communicate with Hunter and the rest of the BOE.

On December 13th, Kern sent a scathing email to Hunter over his failure to “prosecute” the former superintendent of WLS, Patrick Hickey.  Hickey takes his daughter, who is currently enrolled at Whitmer, to school in the morning.

The following email exchange was received as a part of a Freedom of Information Act request for my upcoming book, ‘Socked’.

It should be noted the following email exchange was received as a part of a Freedom of Information Act request for my upcoming book, ‘Socked’.  Further,  Kern’s scandalous allegations of Hickey’s past and the ‘harassment’ she claims to have received, are addressed in the upcoming book.  

WLS Board President, David Hunter, responded the following day. Read more ›

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Posted in Baumhower, Bullying, education, News, Ohio, Politics, Terri Kern, Toledo, Washington Local Schools

The Truth about Pokémon GO: What you need to know and what you don’t

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Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

If you are trying to figure out why Pokémon GO has taken over the world, it’s rather simple.

During a time where people argue over who’s lives matter most, the craziest presidential election possibly ever, and an endless stream of unconscionable violence — we needed a timeout.

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Posted in #ToledoIsBeautiful, Arts, Baumhower, Column, Democrat, Facebook, Family, Fatherhood, Funny, Life, love, Lucas County, Media, News, Ohio, Pokémon GO, Politics, Race, Religion, Republican, Sylvania

iHeartGlassCity Reader to Help PHCA & Jason Craig’s $8,000 Cash Grab

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower


The Perrysburg Heights Community Association (PHCA) recently “replaced” Director of Operations, Jason Craig, after his embattled tenure.

As Mr. Craig exited his employment, tens of thousands of dollars in PHCA property suddenly came up missing. Missing from the community center include a 65-inch Vizio TV, which was removed from the wall, a deli quality meat cutter, 32 battle bubble balls ($299 each) that were just ordered, received and paid with monies from a Spanish Club grant, and a $6,000 zero-turn lawn mower.

The missing mower hurt the PHCA the hardest as it left the community center helpless to maintain the large property.

Upon reading yesterday’s story on iHeartGlassCity; Michael Vanhoose of Toledo Lawncare and Landscape, messaged me immediately on Facebook. Mr. Vanhoose wanted to help the PHCA during their time of need. Read more ›

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Posted in Baumhower, Court, Crime, iHeartGlassCity, Ohio, Perrysburg
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