From Left to Right in green shirts: Cindy Perry & Karen Gilliam
Written by: Jeremy Baumhower
As you may or may not be aware; I am currently working on a written series to shed light on the public and behind-the-scenes harassment I have been battling.
Yesterday, former OAPSE President and Political candidate, Cindy Perry, tried to have me prosecuted for writing about her during the November campaign. Her complaint was filed with the police over 6 months ago, and only now was she seeking formal charges.
As you may recall, Ms. Perry sent me an entertaining cease & desist letter during the election season- demanding I stop writing about her. When I failed to adhere* to her demands, she wasted tax-payer dollars and filed a police report. Ms. Perry’s letter, her police report and actions yesterday, further prove her lack of mental aptitude** and qualifications for a Board of Elections seat.
(Blurry Photo courtesy of Brady Baumhower’s Snapchat account. Taken inside Toledo’s Seagate Center)
Written by: Jeremy Baumhower
Here’s what I am thankful for this morning after the Ohio Primary:
— 35% of registered Lucas County voters went to the polls– in 2012 it was 22%
–Voting seemed to go incredibly smooth with few reports of incidents
–Local TV newscasts will no longer be interrupted by prerecorded political debates via candidate commercials.
–Facebook will be less divisive today, then it has been over the last week. We can now fill newsfeeds with more important things– March Madness brackets, St. Patrick’s Day selfies and OSU/Michigan rhetoric (eight months in advance of the big game).
–That all four of my children expressed political interest, had opinions about the various candidates, and thought outside of their own worlds.
The top story on the local news last night, was about an incident that occurred at McCord Junior High School.
It happened on February 17th, during my daughter’s basketball game. I was sitting right there, next to the student section– little did I know what was about to take place.
A school-sponsored athletic event that was used as a vehicle to benefit Austin’s Book Club. It was a beautiful turnout of enthusiastic children wearing tie-dye and bringing books for Toledo Hospital’s Nicu Unit. It was McCord’s opportunity to give support and show love for one of their own.
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.
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 ›