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.  

Carmean is the widow of another former superintendent, Michael Carmean — the man who brought Hickey to WLS and groomed him to be his replacement.

Carmean’s morning didn’t stop with filing a police report with T.P.D.  She also visited the Lucas County Courthouse where she filed a petition and was awarded a (temporary) Stalking Ex Parte Civil Protective Order (CPO).  The hearing to review her petition is set for May 3rd at 3PM.

It should be noted that most CPO petitions are granted temporarily to air on the side of caution.

All this comes days after Hickey announced he was running for the school board in November. Carmean’s seat is one of three that are up for reelection.

After learning of Carmean’s second attempt to have Hickey arrested — I reached out to him yesterday before the CPO petition was filed looking for comment.

Hickey sent me screenshots of his Facebook messages.  He was responding to recent comments made by Carmean on a Facebook post.

Hickey directly messaged Carmean immediately following the above exchange.

Here are the screenshots of the alleged exchange between Carmean and Hickey that led to another police report and temporary CPO.

Carmean felt so threatened by the above exchange that she waited three full days before filing a police report and petitioning the court for protection.
Further questionable timing is this Tuesday, April 25th, the Lucas County Democratic Party will be screening all WLS Board of Education candidates for endorsement.
 The granted temporary CPO comes with specific restrictions: Hickey is not allowed to contact Carmean in any capacity, including posting about her on social media.  Hickey is not allowed within a certain amount of yards to Carmean.
This will make screening for the endorsement of the Lucas County Democratic party a little harder, if not impossible.
Finally, Carmean found the strength amid her fragile, frightened state to issue a comment to the Toledo Blade’s Nolan Rosenkranz.  In an article titled Hickey target of protection order, Carmean stated “He’s stalking me. He’s harassing me. He’s intimidating me,”

More to follow …


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