Residents protest for answers in Brian Garber shooting, Occupy Mansfield holding a protest on 911.

Read Kaitlin Durbins story here;

Residents protest for answers in Garber shooting

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It has been nearly 6 months since Brian Garber was shot and killed by Richland County Sheriff officers, but no information about the shooting has been released. A group of protesters Thursday said time is up, they need answers.

Kaitlin Durbin, News Journal, 6:01 p.m. EDT August 28, 2014


MANSFIELD – It was a peaceful protest as promised. Locals quietly lined Park Avenue and Diamond Streets Thursday, occasionally leading chants, but their voices weren’t needed. Signs held high explained why they came: “Justice for Brian Garber.”

Near constant honking rang out on the square as cars and commercial vehicles showed their support for mother Connie Garber’s fight for answers in her son’s death. Brian Garber was shot and killed by unnamed Richland County Sheriff deputies on March 16.

Several vehicles pulled off on the road or rolled down their window at the stop light to ask who Garber was.

“He was an unarmed man shot 14 times by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office,” protesters readily replied.

Friends came out to show their support, and strangers came out to share their stories of injustice by the Sheriff’s Office.

One woman, who asked not to be identified because of pending litigation, said her family recently filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff’s office for wrongdoing to her son.

“I’ve had enough; have you had enough?” Phil Sydnor called out to passersby.

Sydnor has been one of the more vocal residents, scrutinizing Brian’s case on a Facebook site and blog he manages, both titled “Mansfielders Perspective.” While he has dubbed himself a crusader for justice for any resident wronged by law enforcement, he’s taken special interest in Garber’s case.

“I’m ready for people to quit being afraid in this town,” Sydnor said. “We will not be silenced.”

Brian Garber was shot and killed by Sheriff deputies on March 16.(Photo: Photo submitted)

Several of Connie Garber’s friends were also among the crowd.

Debbie Jasinski watched Brian grow up and said she was horrified by the “injustice” of his death. She heard from Connie that deputies rushed the stairs without identifying themselves or asking Brian to come out with his hands up, and shot him 14 times while he was sitting on his bed.

None of that information has been confirmed by officials. All details about the shooting remain sealed as a part of an active investigation with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

A search warrant signed after the shooting said Brian confronted deputies with a gun that night, but no gun was ever found, according to official reports.

“I hope the officers are held accountable and that the truth comes out about what they’ve done,” Jasinski said.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which has been handling the shooting investigation, received Brian’s long-awaited autopsy report last Friday. It was the last piece in the puzzle they needed to finish their investigation and turn it over to Richland County Prosecutors for review of charges, a spokeswoman said.

That meeting was supposed to happen this week, but officials aren’t providing a specific day.

“Come on, (Prosecutor) James Mayer, we want your decision today,” Sydnor said.

Richland County First Assistant Prosecutor Bambi Couch-Page said Thursday the office would not comment on whether they’ve met with BCI.

Protesters say they have a right to know.

“I believe the more noise we make the more likely we are to get some answers,” Art O’Leary said. “They’ve had that autopsy report for a week now.”

Employees with the prosecutor’s office stayed indoors throughout the protest, but some protesters believe they saw one of the Sheriff officers involved in the shooting on the corner video recording them and snapping pictures. When they called out to him, the man got in his car and left, they said.

The man was in civilian clothes, they said.

Sheriff’s Maj. Joe Masi said he is “not aware of anyone employed with the sheriff’s office using video or taking photographs,” at the protest.

“The protesters have a first amendment right to protest, and the sheriff’s office respects that,” Masi said.

Connie Garber is hugged by a surporter whileLester Beasley, uncle of Brian Garber carries signs demanding justice for his nephew. (Photo: Dave Polcyn/News Journal)

Brian wasn’t the only one whose name protesters are trying to clear. Some signs read “Justice for Brian and Maurice,” referencing, Maurice King, a former Bellville police officer who is currently contesting his felony convictions brought about by former Sherrif Capt. Eric Bosko.

Justice for Brian could mean justice for all, they said.

“We can’t bring (Brian) back, but we can prevent something like this from happening again,” Lee Ann O’Leary said.

Sydnor is organizing another protest for justice on September 11, the 13th anniversary of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. He hopes the movement will bring to light all cases of corruption in Richland County.

Sorry Occupy Mansfield should actually take credit for this 911 protest, they recently have joined with our Community building effort to end corruption that is the driving force being the recent rash of crime in our County. Enough is enough, and together we are going to fight it! – Here is their link to their page for this event…

911 Protest Against Corruption in Mansfield, Richland County!

Connie Garber has agreed to speak at the protest, which will take place in front of the courthouse. A time has not been set.


Twitter: @njKaitlinDurbin

Youtube Video’s of today’s event:

Taking away parking on the square?

Who’s taking pictures then runs away when spotted?

Dump Truck blowing horn!

The unknown bandit (smile)

My personal protest, why we need to protest Justice for Brian.

 Link to Richland Source on this event

Link to WMFD on this event

More pictures from today’s event!

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Posters “tell it like it is” in regards to Deputy Bosco’s retirement!

Retired Capt Bosko gets $29,000 check


Lou Whitmire, lwhitmir@mansfieldnewsjournal.com9:21 p.m. EDT August 22, 2014


Deputy Bosco 2014 retires

MANSFIELD – Richland County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Bosko, who retired July 31, was to receive his final gross payout check for $29,392.68 on Friday, the Richland County Auditor’s Office said.

The auditor’s office said Bosko’s payout check was cut, as is normal for final payouts, rather than issued by direct deposit. The package containing the check was picked up by the sheriff’s office this week.

Bosko is entitled to the following for payout, according to records provided to the auditor’s office from Richland County Sheriff J. Steve Sheldon: 181.13 hours of comp time, 2.27 hours of vacation time and 664.14 hours of sick time, for a total of 847.54 hours — times his hourly rate of $34.68.

Bosko was on sick leave March 13 through April 8. He then was off work and paid for mostly vacation time. Bosko had enough accumulated vacation time that he did not have to return to work before his scheduled retirement, officials at the sheriff’s office said earlier.

Friday, Erica Hornyak-Spicer, payroll supervisor for the sheriff’s office, said comp time and sick time transfers or rolls over from year to year.

She said the sheriff’s office keeps track of employees’ personal days, rotationary time off days and comp time. The auditor’s office keeps track of county employees’ vacation and sick days.

She said employees at the sheriff’s office earn 4.6 hours of sick time per pay period, based upon hours worked. That carries over from year to year, per policy. There is no maximum accrual.

Vacation time is based on years of service earned per pay period, she said.

Comp time is given to an employee in the department if he or she works over 80 hours and chooses to be compensated at time and a half, she said.

“We internally house comp time, personal and RATO (rotationary adjustment time off), we keep track of that internally. When a person uses comp time we deduct that from their comp time balances,” she said. “After he used his vacation up, I exhausted his comp, RATO and personal and that’s how an accurate calculation was given for what was still owed to him.”

The News Journal received from the auditor’s office Bosko’s comp time records, which accounts for how and when he earned and spent the comp time.

Although Bosko has been one of the county’s most prominent law enforcement officers, he was embroiled in controversy in 2013.

In June 2013, Bosko was the topic of a discussion between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and county prosecutors. First Assistant Prosecutor Bambi Couch Page asked for a letter to document the meeting. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said it no longer would take any cases from Bosko, saying he was “deliberately untruthful and evasive.”

In December, prosecutors promised to take another look at the case of former Bellville police Officer Maurice King III.

King was convicted on seven counts, including four felonies, on charges of trying to buy reportedly stolen guns from two informants. He spent 22 months in prison. Bosko was the lead investigator in that case while he was a Mansfield police detective.

Bosko joined the sheriff’s office in April 2008 after 22 years with the police department. He left the police department to become the crime lab director for Sheldon.

While with the city, Bosko was officer of the year in 1994 and 2005 and detective of the year in 2006 and 2007.

Bosko could not be reached for comment.


Twitter: @LWhitmir

Byron E Yambrisak ·  Top Commenter · Indiana University

Maybe he can provide security for “known prostitute Gillisa Morgan” ‘s prostitution and drug business. Bosko was on a very friendly basis with Morgan last time I saw him.

Link to 5th District Court of Appeals Decision citing Gillisa Morgan as a “known prostitute”

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Drew King ·  Top Commenter · Mansfield, Ohio

I have received info that he is working for Walmart(Loss Prevention) in Northern Ohio but still trying to confirm it. He MAY have even been working there while taking “sick leave” pay from the citizens of Rich.Co.. If anyone can provide an exact location or his supervisor info please contact me at (419) 565~7300. He hurt my family and took my career from me and until things are made right with my case I will be working hard to ensure everyone knows his true character.

~Maurice King III
(The INNOCENT “BellvilleCop” & now convicted felon-due to BOSKO’S CORRUPTION)

*posting on borrowed account

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John Hess ·  Top Commenter · Crestline, Ohio

wonder where he’s gonna be triple dipping next…what a scam…

Reply · Like · 1 · Follow Post · August 23 at 8:10am

Brian Chapman ·  Top Commenter · Works at Retired

what a joke giving money to a dishonest person like this that should be charged

Reply · Like · 3 · Follow Post · August 22 at 11:37pm


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Loann Loar Keyes; you should be ashamed of yourself for lying like you do here!

Brian Garber family

Link to the facebook comments here!

Mother plans a protest for answers in the case of her slain son:

  • You, Joni Ute PfeifferArita Hootman and 105 others like this.
  • Erica Tackett I remember this last summer and there was more to it than this
    18 hours ago · Like · 1
  • ChrisandCallan Thompson Keeps saying bad gateway for the link
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  • Marie Doan Bad gateway????
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  • Trina Floyd Please for the love of God, follow the story before joining in on this protest if you’re thinking about it. There is so much more to this story than he was shot. This story has too many twists and turns. I want answers too. But this protesting nonsense he got to stop.
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  • Kari Jasinski Trina it’s not nonsense. I know a lot more to the story than you do because I know the family, and the mother has every right to protest. That power hungry cop had no right to shoot him and should have already lost his job by now.
  • Gail Taylor Peaceful protest will serve to bring information to the forefront; to bring truth to the light. Living too far away, I can only add my personal thoughts in support of Brian’s family, friends and community.
  • Tod Mills I’m planning on attending! The only nonsense that has to stop is the militarization of our police and sheriffs. How many unarmed people do they have to kill before we say enough is enough? Stonewalling in the hopes that people will lose interest in the death of an unarmed man just will NOT work.
  • Steph Slick Tharp Good luck with that.
    17 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Megan Christy It was in MARCH…not last summer and regardless of what happened he was unarmed and did NOT threaten those cops in any way. Do you realize that their guns hold 16 bullets. Exactly 16 were found,14 in him/2 in the wall and headboard area. That means either one cop completely unloaded on him or more than one cop shot him. There are reports saying that at least one of the 5 cops that were out on that call was NOT recommended for hire and all the rest of them there was either red flags on their mental evals or they had disciplinary problems… personally I believe she has every right to peacefully protest to force the people who are put in place to protect us to no longer cover up for their irresponsible deputies and their lack of action in getting answers to this case. Bet if it was one of their family members it would have already been completed and everyone would have answers and justice would be promptly served…
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  • Katey Weaver Go Connie!!!!!!!!! Hopefully this brings the attention it needs to this! #justiceforbrian
  • Carolyn Thomas Songer Prayers for the family.
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  • Phil Sydnor You want the Truth and not the poppycock people are spreading on the streets, join Mansfielders Perspective to get it! Martin Yant who wrote Rotten to the core has joined us, a movie is coming about the corruption here. Time for people in Richland County to get their heads out of their butts, this is a serious issue that will get much worse if not checked. I am the one who started MP and I can assure you for good reasons. I will be there, not to burn, loot, or spurn violence. This County needs Justice restored.
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  • Deanna Dlesk Conrad For all that are in agreement with this, please feel free to join us. This will be a PEACEFUL protest to get more attention focused on this case!!
  • Jess H Knowlton Brian my brother
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  • Phil Sydnor The fair Sheriff needs to get his office in order, crime is SOARING!, and it’s his own people doing it! As far as I’m concerned those not speaking out on this who work with these thugs all need to go, order needs restored in this Dept. Why is it the only time there’s order the Fed and Secret service are involved? They did how many raids a few weeks back known to have weapons and not a shot fired? Then we have these henchmen go into a home in which no 911 call was made, entered illegally without warrant, 14 bullets put into a man who never moved from the spot his mother last saw him and all they can say is a remote in his hand looked like a gun? These bone heads need stripped of their badges at a minimum if not prosecuted – period!

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  • Barbara J Esway Oh Sara Knowlton, our family prays for your family & know Jess & I are a phone call away. M-I-L you’re in our prayers too.
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  • Loann Loar Keyes There are distorted statements by the news journal and nothing to support that this Garber was shot that many times, and I hope even if a protest the mother finds the truth, as she is one of the family members that called the police to come to stop her son from his threats and he did have a weapon, and I am tired of the constant articles, makes the NJ look like a tabliod rather than sort it all out and then print it, not go on the word of a mother who lost a son, those who protest the most usually are the guiltiest
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  • Loann Loar Keyes I want the News Journal to print Brian Garber’s 2 mug shots from when he was arrested. instead of him looking like a man that is not angry and abuse
  • Sarena House So what if someone has been arrested & had a mugshot????? Loann please do not speak on things u clearly know nothing about…You are very very false, people do not protest who are guilty!! You sound so ignorant to even think like that!!! These young men are dead not protesting silly lady
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  • Sarena House Protesting is a way to speak in a large number that’s it….I’m gonna pray for u Loann, because by the words you let fly out your mouth your upbringing must have been horrible!!!!!
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  • Jessica Adkins Yes… please follow this because nothing adds up! Who gets to shoot an un-armed man and get a 2 week paid vacation? Only police I guess…. 

    I’ve followed… and I see a bunch of BS! missing records of the officers involved- you know, the ones that m
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  • Jessica Adkins So… lol.. your telling me that it’s a-ok to kill, over kill is the correct term, but it’s okay to kill someone because they have an arrest record?

    I hope you don’t have one! In that case… you deserve to die as well.

    Just from the idiotic statement you just said.
  • Jessica Adkins Wow…Loann Loar Keyes… “those who protest are the most guiltiest”? 

    Where do you get your ideology? That means your thinking if you don’t understand… the way you speak, I don’t think you’ve been educated enough or don’t have the capacity to follow piece by piece of this… 
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  • Phil Sydnor @ this statement by Loann Loar Keyes There are distorted statements by the news journal and nothing to support that this Garber was shot that many times, and I hope even if a protest the mother finds the truth, as she is one of the family members that called the police to come to stop her son from his threats and he did have a weapon, and I am tired of the constant articles, makes the NJ look like a tabliod rather than sort it all out and then print it, not go on the word of a mother who lost a son, those who protest the most usually are the guiltiest – Lady, have not the slightest CLUE what you are talking about! Even the BCI reported there was NO GUN – you must be a relative of one of these THUGS! What makes you think they had a right to act on something they did not see themselves? Sorry, but these Deputy’s can no longer be trusted to do their job for they COMPLETELY blew their OWN MISSION STATEMENT -

  • Phil Sydnor Are you saying this report is a lie, where’s your FACTS lady? That’s right, you have none! -…/NEWS01/303200009

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Justice for Brian Garber, we refute the Police State; United we Stand August 28th, Richland County Court House Commissioners meeting!

Justice for Brian has been set!

Where? – Richland County Building downtown Mansfield

Date – Thursday, August 28th

Time – 7:30am – until the people are heard – If you have no sign, we will give you one!


If you want to stay informed you can join “Justice for Brian Garber” on facebook, or “Mansfielder’s Perspective” also on facebook with questions leading up to this event!

This will be a peaceful assembly just to create awareness and the truth you are NOT hearing! I have heard ALL THE FACTS from those who were there, the silence on these facts are maddening and will now be document on the record @ next Thursdays Commissioners meeting, it’s time for OUR Executive Branch to do something! Their silence is very troubling to say the least…

Please leave any questions or thoughts you have on this matter, this group will gladly get you the answers you all need!

We have had enough of this madness, it's time to take Justice back to our Community!

We have had enough of this madness, it’s time to take Justice back to our Community!

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Time line questions that need answers in the MURDER of Brian Garber!

Timeline: Brian Garber shooting in Lexington


March 16, 2014

7:10 p.m.

Deputies respond to 3425 Mill Run Road in regard to a domestic violence call. Brian reportedly assaulted his mother, Connie Garber, and his wife, Sara Knowlton.

7:30 p.m.

Connie and Sara sign temporary protection orders against Brian. Sara writes in her statement that he has a history of domestic violence, and that the last incident occurred in April 2013. - FALSE REPORT ONCE AGAIN MY FRIENDS!!!!!

Both Connie Garber and Sara Knowlton Garber said this is NOT TRUE – MNJ once again NOT DOING DUE DILIGENCE!!!! – The MP wants PROOF, we want to see the signed PO – Damn liars!!!!!

8:13 p.m.

Units are dispatched to 3400 Mill Run Road in reference to Brian having a gun. Bellville PD Officer Hutchinson is the first to arrive at 8:19 p.m.

In reference?, WHO referenced Brian had a gun? 

8:15 p.m.

Sara Knowlton receives several text message from Brian saying, “Just so U know I have a gun, now too…so don’t (expletive) with me!!!,” “I already showed it to my parents,” and “Those (expletive) cops can throw me in jail put me in prison…it doesn’t matter what they do cuz once I’m out…U R Dead!!!”

Keep in mind this text message was not read or found until Brian laid dead, there’s NO WAY the Deputy’s knew this before they assassinated this man.

8:22 p.m.

Lt. Donald Zehner asks dispatch to “hold traffic” while he, Sgt. James Nicholson and deputies Jeff Frazier and Andrew Knee enter the home. Brian was shot and killed.

8:23 p.m.

Zehner asks for an ambulance in reference to shots fired, according to a 911 recording.

8:24 p.m.

Zehner asks dispatch to get Sheriff Steve Sheldon and Maj. Joe Masi on the phone. Two minutes later he also calls for Sgt. Will Gordon and crime lab “ASAP on all of them.” Gordon is told “you’ll need your whole team,” radio traffic.

Just as Zehner needed his whole team of liars! Even though he had a few beers at Mr P’s bragging about it! Caught on camera talking to the owner by a gal who’s now been arrested by one of the Deputy’s there, the one who held watch outside (Berry), hmmm? Now this reporter knows why she’s not returning her calls????

8:35 p.m.

An EMS squad officially checks in at 3400 Mill Run Road. Zehner says he needs only one or two personnel to come up to the house.

The less eyes and witnesses the better they say?

9:30 p.m.

Deputies call for the Richland County Prosecutor’s office.

Deputies Knee, Frazier, Zehner and Nicholson are placed on paid administrative leave for eight days.

March 17

12:55 a.m.

Judge Jerry Ault signs a search warrant giving BCI permission to search Brian’s room.

I’m surprised they reported no gun found, that could have justified 14 bullet holes put into this man. Without a gun or proof Brian attacked them there’s no way to justify this MURDER! His mother told me he was sitting at the head of the bed, and this is where he was found. The last place she saw him. Being he said in a text message that he had a gun by this time line just 7 minutes before he was killed and NEVER left the room IF they were professional like the guys who raided Abon coin and others at multiple homes known to have weapons this would not have happened. These men, ALL of them need to be relieved their duty of serve and protect for they can no longer hold a position of trust. 

4:17 a.m.

BCI calls the Richland County Coroner’s Office in reference to a dead body at 2400 Mill Run Road. The coroner pronounces Brian dead at 8:30 p.m., retrospectively.

Here lies one of the BIGGEST questions, why was the Coroner not called first as depicted by law? Was it to allow time for one of the Deputy’s time to allow alcohol to dissipate  from his system? It was rumored he was out late once again at his favorite watering hole, and we as a community want to take alcohol serious these days? This has a familiar twist, reminds me of the Prosecutor brothers professional courtesy in 2008 he got from this same office. The County certainly has issues, and the people deserve ANSWERS to their questions.

Those who have joined us on facebooks “Justice for Brian Garber” & “Mansfielder’s Perspective” want answers, and if we don’t get them soon a protest is in the works. This DESERVES answers, just as others who are needlessly being MURDERED across this Country!



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Martin Yant joins facebooks Mansfielders Perspective; Tells of movie producer coming to town!

This ought to be interesting folks, maybe, just maybe we the people shall be heard again while collusion in the Courts gets scrutinized in this group. Join us here for the opportunity to discuss the issues we all know too well, Rotten to the core lives?

The local news won’t give it to you like we do? – Then again they may be changing because of this?


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  • Phil Sydnor Welcome to the Mansfielder’s Perspective where we have picked up where good journalists left off who are not afraid to tell it like it is. This is a grassroots movement without any political party affiliation which looks for the best in either party willing to the best for democracy in our community. I have read your books and looking forward to the next which will surely include a wrongful death at the hands of the Richland County Sheriffs Dept. mid March of this year. If you can get through some of the Political opinions you will find interesting information that can lead you into a host of questions not being answered that even we as a community are looking for. You may even find how one poster has discovered where all the fraud here starts and ends in our Community that be found in our local Clerk of Courts office. Ahhh, the legal process  it’s such a nasty web of deceit.
  • Martin Yant Thanks, Phil. I look forward to reading everyone’s insights about Mansfield.
  • Phil Sydnor Like your books, this is why the group has haters. I have a website where readers are reminded who are involved with the troubles that are still here today. You may find the “Wall of Shame” & “Question Politics” tabs on this site interesting, then there’s the “blogs” in which you can find the the link on the home page here where I have refuted MANY MNJ articles, especially those that refuted the prosecutors brother and the made up Drew Tyler account they used to attack my integrity, enjoy! -

    A place to comment on the news and not get censored for how you feel about the subject. We have a local News Agency who believes it is slanderous to speak out about public officals, hmmmm?.
  • Time Sup why did you only write about the people that didnt donate to your books
  • Martin Yant No one donated to my books.
  • Time Sup there was a lot of names you left out for a reason
  • Time Sup i hope your next book or movie covers them all
  • Time Sup ray mckeen donated
  • Martin Yant No names were left out for a reason. Who is Ray McKeen?
  • Time Sup what about larry faith
  • Martin Yant I met Larry Faith for the first time when I served him with a subpoena a couple of years ago.
  • Time Sup how about the spognardi,s
  • Randy Shepherd Do you know if he appeared under subponea. Mike DeWine will not and Our Own former prosecutor now appointed Judge Brent Robinson will not appear upon summons by the clerk. Local rule 9.02.
  • Phil Sydnor If there’s a movie will it include why a Federal Racketeering lawsuit was thrown out for the collusion and cover up of the Prosecutors brother who was fired for the incident? Funny how one can get away with everything he did, yet nobody wants to tell the truth about that story. Being an investigator can you find out who Drew Tyler is? -

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  • Time Sup like prosicuter mayer
  • Phil Sydnor Drew Tyler, a fake account on facebook should surely have a way to find out who this is? They are a John Mayor fan I have a score to settle with for the lies and deception they proclaimed about me and this group. It would be very interesting to the public who this REALLY was -

  • Time Sup how about the messers
  • Phil Sydnor I will patiently await my answer(s) for many here already have plenty to summon you on. 
  • Martin Yant The Spognardis are in the book and not portrayed in a favorable light. Same with Phil Messer. I have worked for the opposing side in several cases against Prosecutor Mayer. His role in the Glenn Tinney case is an embarrassment.
  • Phil Sydnor I just booted Nicholas Spognardi from the group yesterday. I believe just as their phony Drew Tyler he was here trying to shut the truth down. They are desperate to silence this group of folks in the know, with your influence maybe you can get some needed answers to these perspectives?
  • Phil Sydnor The biggest embarrassment to Richland County and its corruption is the James gang Mayer & DeWeese are running unopposed once again, both are frauds 
  • Randy Shepherd Martin, I do appreciate your works make no mistake about it and I personally thank you. However I think focus would be best served on the heads of county administration of who the Prosecutor and Sheriff must answer to in wirteing. this is the core of county government which we all know as rotten.
  • Randy Shepherd Once again the people hoard and or mobs need to attend or force a public meeting wiht the commissioners on the same questions we post here. It is not only their job but also duty to provide such answeres on the record. should Mr. Yant take the point we must have his 6 in numbers that attend!
  • Martin Yant The sheriff and prosecutor ultimately answer only to the voters. County administrators have very little say over how they run their offices.
  • Phil Sydnor I’m not sure how much truth there is in this but the two who filed one of the biggest lawsuits in my opinion in a long time against this corruption said Cassandra Mayer used you as her investigator to prove their case was a frivolous one. The fact is if you read the 500 pages of transcripts how they got away with this one? I’m guessing the many departments buying their way out of the suit leaving just the king pins in collusion to be left off the hook by Supreme Court for reasons the public will never know. They just let the story die?
  • Randy Shepherd Donlt forget Mr cook the books, for the boyees, Dropsey and of course our congressman Bob Gibbs (federal legislater) they are unoposed also.
  • Time Sup if there is any way i can help martin feel free to pm me as i have tried to help in the past when i called you .
  • Time Sup but keep in mind it wont be like when you was sneaking around me durring the weikle days trying to see them playing poker in my basement
  • Time Sup or those special meetings in the bars
  • Randy Shepherd I agree to disagree on this. the sheriff and the prosecutor are elected officials by the people. However they are elected to serve public administration of justice. At the head of county administration rests the county commissioners. They may bring civil and or crimminal charges against either the Sheriff and or the Prosecutor in the name of the people that justice is served. Of course the three must agree and petition the county judiciary to bring such allegations forth. I can find the law but the group may get convenient head aches??
  • Martin Yant I was helping Cassandra Mayer with the Maurice King case when she asked me to obtain some documents in the John Mayer case. That was the extent of my involvement.
  • Phil Sydnor What ever that was, it must have been good enough for the Supreme Court to end the case. The good news I guess is John Mayer unlike his many friends won’t be working in this system ever again. How ever they have found a loop hole in the County, since he can’t be bonded it’s being said his NEW title working in the County building under the security program as what they call a “technician” – lol! They’re good, how ever not good enough, he’s inquiring about selling his home - 
  • Time Sup he must be ready for one of those 225,000 dollar homes like zehner
  • Connie Goble Garber I am so glad to see you her Marty. You were there 10 years ago to help my son, so hopefully you will be able to help this time.
  • Randy Shepherd which Supreme Court Ohio or the U.S.?
  • Time Sup he wont connie martin let me down in 2010
  • Phil Sydnor It was a Federal case Randy, so I assume Federal.
  • Phil Sydnor How did Martin let you down Sup?
  • Randy Shepherd Sup still wanting to see your papers?? You know official and filed?
  • Randy Shepherd So it was initieated in cleveland appealed to cincinati and appeaeld again to the U.S. Supreme Court where at least 5 Justices signed the ruleing disposing of the case??? That is what it takes (due process) for the Suprem Court to end a case on appeal only unless it is an original action in that court and those are named Certiorary.
  • Randy Shepherd So you filed a public records request?
  • Time Sup i will be getting a hold of you soon randy shepherd still digging more paper work up hand writen threats by spain and others
  • Randy Shepherd Do we have a case number on that one. I am curious about what was field and when and where it was disposed.
  • Randy Shepherd If you know me I just want to scrutenize the papers for lawful process. I am certain the papers are not clear and consise as to being lawfully filed and or complete.
  • Randy Shepherd Marin I have come to realize that it is not necessarily the actual elected personel that corrupt the process it is those hired by the county commissioners primarily as magistrates and agency lawyers tht are allowed to corrupt the system of justice. Those folks are administrators defrauding the public under the watch of the commissioiners. Secondly I refer yo to ORC 309.09 and its supplemnet 305.14 as to how the commissioers may bring suit against either the prosecutor or the Sheriif for misconduct of office.
  • Phil Sydnor Maybe Martin can look into this, may have more ties than we will ever know in the case Connie has for her son. A body dumped on Hull Rd, her son murdered, and a girl who was part of the body dump supposedly shoots herself the week before being indicted? Deputy Zehner by rumors on the streets has ties to all 3, hmmm? Deputy Zehner shoots Brian, and girlfriend was best friends with the girl who shot herself? Then add in the second Deputy (Frazier) who was with Zehner is said to have a daughter who was good friends with Brian’s wife, hmm? Then add in the wife was fired from supposedly a place that handles collections in which has Federal Government access to records, another hmmm? Sounds like a good case for our investigator Mr Yant, right?
  • Randy Shepherd Fraud ceciet and unlaawful behavioir by public officilas in this county is a feast fro anyone willing to read and act to bring the truth for public scrutiny and redress.


Here is our another discussion that depicts a movie about corruption could be in the works?, join us on facebook for more to come! – The link is above!!!!!

Welcome Martin Yant !!

  • You, Time Sup and 4 others like this.
  • Ciara Holmes Ready to write another version of “Rotten To The Core”?
  • Martin Yant No, but a movie may be in the works! The producer will be in town later this month.
  • Phil Sydnor Can we play the part of good citizens with pitchforks that went to see the Commissioners who have said enough? We’re really not as nuts as THEY say, unless of coarse wanting a community people can live equally is not realistic. Thanks again for coming, your insight can be very valuable being you have been there, done that. 
  • Time Sup this should be interesting
  • Randy Shepherd welcome Mr. Yant
  • Lisa Schultz Wise Mr. Yant; you bought my grandpa’s house when you lived in Mansfield; WELCOME to the group 
  • Martin Yant That was a very nice house, Lisa.
  • Brenda Callahan-Collins Glad you made Martin Yant, welcome!
  • Randy Shepherd I am glad to see every one some when they come and some when they
  • Phil Sydnor You noticed that to Randy? We lost a couple folks right after Martin joined, that is lol, but more like hmmm?
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  • Arita Hootman Welcome Mr. Yant
  • Randy Shepherd AS I stated the lines are being drawn everywhere, The Corruption overreaching executive branch and its followers are on one side of the line. Those under the tyrannical rule are or will be on the other.
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  • Phil Sydnor Randy Shepherd I now understand why you’re the most hated man to the Crony Capitalism system, you see the collusion -  - now, when are you running for separation of the branches (Clerk of Courts) to take this away? – You WILL have my vote 
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  • Randy Shepherd there are two possibibilities Linda Frary may be forced out of the clerks office on crimminal charges of aiding and abetting corruption. Or the other option is that the post for clerk is not up for reelection until Nov. 2016. —————————————–
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  • Phil Sydnor Criminal charges as we know will not happen, my guess is we will have to continue the good fight until Elections in 2016 -  maybe then we’ll have enough rabbits to make the change people here so deserve?
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  • Randy Shepherd It boils down to how many people want justice over corruption Mr ed certainly is granted the pwoer to fix county administration of justice although he will lie and tell you he does not?? He knows the law but cannot produce a single statute to refute his duty to serve the people as head of county admionistrative services?? Yea I ask hhim to find said statute (law) that he knows. back in December 2013? ask Wert and Gary if it ain’t so?
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  • Phil Sydnor Goons, plain and simple 
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Connie Garber joins MP group and look who shows up, one who has ties to the Weikle days!

When you post in public, you legally open yourself to public scrutiny! You want it?, this is certainly the place to do it…

This is the FIRST time I heard this man was waving a gun in which neighbors saw him. I wonder where this testimony is suddenly coming from? I think we have a NEW WINNER on who incited this death? Quit with the blaming of the parents, some of us quite frankly are getting sick of it! These GOOD PEOPLE wanted help for their son and this is what you get in Richland County?

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Ok guys, I just got off the phone with Connie Garber who will be joining us soon! I told her we can help push the investigation with what we are hearing on the streets that need to be looked into.

This thing keeps getting BIGGER the more we know and find out, I’m just curious why the BCI is not acting on these leads or investigating? There appears to be some leads to drugs that could tie all the pieces together. Sounds like Brian’s wife is some kind of work telling folks she’s gonna be a Millionaire. Not so fast!, I believe that other piece of work John Mayer, brother of the prosecutor said the same thing -  this group didn’t allow that to happen either did they? Ain’t that right Drew Tyler, infamous anonymous MP slayer? Speaking of which, where is the piece of doo, anyone see him/her, hasn’t said a word in months as I ROTFLMAO! – March to be exact as he/she changed their profile picture to one that hangs on my living room wall – hmmmm?

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Phil Sydnor I will leave you with Connie when she comes to fill you in on advice from Attorney’s and investigators working on the case, does not fair well for the corrupt surrounding this case. The Garbers I can assure you have enough friends to expose or find out enough to ruin ones chances for the upcoming election, IF you know who I mean?

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Pam Sellards so who is Drew Tyler?

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Phil Sydnor A fictitious anonymous poster of which we could find out has ties to much corruption in Richland County. They have been following me since the MNJ days, about 6 years. They wrote many defamatory untrue comments trying to deter readers from the truth I shared in the John Mayer case. They thought John would win his case, and thought Byron was gone for good as well knowing what he knows. Hopefully we will hear more in Byrons case as I hope he has his lawsuit started for wrongful imprisonment by the most overturned Judge in the State of Ohio.

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Phil Sydnor Here’s some of Drews writings on the question politics page - - you can find more on the blog page if you search their fictitious name.

Question Politics – Mansfielders Perspective

A place to comment on the news and not get censored for how you feel about the subject. We have a local News Agency who believes it is slanderous to speak out about public officals, hmmmm?.

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Pam Sellards I have seen some of the stuff, but who is it really?

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Phil Sydnor Nobody knows, and nobody I have contacted will investigate. They say…NOBODY knows who’s jurisdiction the internet is? That’s why I want them to investigate and attack us, because they don’t have or know who’s jurisdiction? They come after us, they will have to go after them – touche!

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Randy Shepherd The answers will come from the executive branch of county government. NOt the legislature or the judiciary. Only Mr. Eds group needs to produce those answers and Mr. ed needs to asked the questions in public forum with recorded, either voice video or written documentation. That is why we the people have public meetings wiht the head of county admiinstration (executive branch) twice weekly.

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Randy Shepherd I will tell you the people do have jurisdiction on the internet. the people also have an avenue of redress and lawful prosecution of internet crimes the only problem is it is for manetary damages not jail time and or prison. That is the duty of the prosecutor.

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Phil Sydnor So, who’s duty would you say it is to handle the likes of Drew Tyler? Local Law Enforcement will tell you, it’s NOT their job, so who’s is it? Who do you report these liars to that attack business in the dark of the internet?

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Randy Shepherd Certainly they will “tell” you itis not their job. The only thing that is their job is keeping dunkin doughnuts in busisness. Now if you should ask and or question their duty , It is to protect and serve the people. ergo if the people,are being harmed by internet fraud it is the responsibility of Mr. Ed to direct the Sheriff to investigate and procvide answers and or suspects. Just the saem as it is Mr. Ed’s duty to expedite investigations and provide answwers to your questions about our local executive branch government. when it comes to public safety every division subdivision and person associated with Law enforcement has a dity to provide that safety. They may call on other entities such as the FBI and or U.S. Marshalls who both have federal jurisdiction but only to support the county law enforcement not to overide it. Once again the three stooges we have in the county building are, The head of county administration that includes administering justice and administering enforcement of the law every law at every moment in every nook and cranny of this county.

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Brian Moore I talked with her yesterday also.

Things are going to get really hot for certain individuals ..

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Dave Schoenman He Is The Chicken Shit Who Won’t Be Real!!! COWARD!! Go Figure

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Brian Moore Which chicken shit are you talking about, so many of them ?

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Phil Sydnor Those exercising their right to remain silent

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Nicholas Spognardi The officers didn’t do anything wrong. I have family members that live right down the street that said he was walking up and down the street waving a gun that day. He looked like he was HI on something or that there was something that was really wrong with him. This wasn’t the first time they were called there that day for a disturbance and each time and once from his family member that he had a gun, that he owned guns, and that he has assaulted them, along with that he was in a room up stairs. We can all sit around and make assumptions on what happened but again we weren’t there that day and really don’t know what was going through those officer’s mind that day. Until you can be in their shoes one day and put your life on the line everyday like they do, until you are a political figure in this country then it is easy to probe and hide behind computers and do pointless lobbying. But until there is hard evidence and they get indicted on something shouldn’t we allow the professional investigators do their job. That is why the Mansfield NJ is declining in readers because they don’t report on anything that is positive or anything that has a merit about this city. That is why Richland Source the online news paper is gaining traction and reports on the positive news in the area.

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Brian Moore So since when did they teach in the academy that you run into a home, and start firing at a person, they started firing less then 5 seconds after entering the home, since when did they teach in the academy to unload your weapon into a suspect, since when did they teach in the academy that while running into a home, not declaring that they was an LEO.

They not only did they violate state laws, but dept SOP also.

When the firearms instructor gets on the stand, and says that they teach the following;

When an officers perceives a threat, they are to fire their weapons in a Tac-Tac type method into center mass, reassess the situation, and if not needed, holster their weapons, secure the scene.

There is a reason why they do this, after they fire two rounds center mass, they do not continue to fire, because after the suspect is down, any more rounds that are fired can hit an innocent person, little jimmy sleeping in his bed could have taken an round in the head, or old lady Ethel walking her poodle down the road could take an round.

They are NOT trained to empty their weapons into one person.

They are instructed to shoot to neutralize the threat against their lives, and others around them.

And by law they are suppose to call the coroner in a timely fast manner, not 8.5 hours later, they said they was waiting on a warrant, but you said in a post on another article that warrants are easy to get, so your contradicting yourself.

An warrant takes less then an hour to get, not 8.5 hours.

Wanna know what does take 8.5 hours, an person to sober up completely, showing double ZEROS on a portable breathalyzer device. Before the coroner is called.

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Phil Sydnor Nicolas, you are full of shit! There was no neighbors reported saying this, I want to see these reports.

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Brian Moore I’d like to see the GO’s and the MI’s info, until then you are guilty of slander, and with the amount attorneys wanting to take this case, if I was you I’d be really careful what you say, if you don’t have the proof to what you are saying, it’s just hear say, and slander, and that has caused a lot of people big money.

Since you say your not on an dept, here is what those letters mean.

GO – General Offense report.

MI – Minor Incident report.

But I bet you already knew that.

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Brian Moore And didn’t they teach you in the academy about what ” assume ” means, with the sumptuous you are making.

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Nicholas Spognardi What do you mean where did it go. It didn’t go anywhere. Well I do have family members that live down the road and that is what they had said at our cook out a few weeks ago. They didn’t talk about it to the local news paper because for what reason. The professionals are taking care of the investigation and the believe into the departments that protect us and wont step on no ones toes while the investigation is going on.

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Brian Moore Yeah, an community BBQ, and the subject was about how he had a gun.

They didn’t know anything about him saying anything about a gun, until they read the text messages, after they shot him.

Nice disenformation your trying here.

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Nicholas Spognardi No the guy was walking up and down the street that day with a gun.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Spognardi,hmmm. Any relation to the Spognardi’s that were on the police force here in Mansfield?

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Brian Moore Have you heard about a little law here in Ohio called ” Open carry laws ”

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Phil Sydnor I’m starting to think this Spognardi is high, maybe a pee test is in order?

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Nicholas Spognardi I will take one for you. I just took one yesterday for a child custody case and passed it with flying colors. But I most certainly will take one.

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Nicholas Spognardi Open carry laws is not aloud without a permit and if I remember it is called a CCW permit. Now if you have a mental disorder I pretty sure that you are not aloud to carry a gun or if you are under any type of drugs or alcohol.

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Brian Moore No, now I know all about you.

There is NO permit required for any resident in the state of Ohio to open carry a firearm.

Permit required for CCL, not CCW.

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Brian Moore And you are probably confusing having a weapon under a disability.

Brian was not permitted to own a firearm, if he was waving a gun, don’t you think on those different occasions, that they would have arrested him in the street.

You have no idea what you are talking about, so quit while your way behind as it is.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins And my question goes unanswered. I don’t like to assume, but there’s some reason you avoided my question.

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Brian Moore And that’s why he won’t answer you.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins It sure takes some brass balls to have that last name and defend bad cops!! Spognardi’s have a reputation around here. Some of the old timers have lots of stories to tell about those boys.

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Nicholas Spognardi…/03/05/open-carry-gun-rights/6092061/

Gun rights activists test police on open carry laws

A movement to exercise gun rights has some cities taking extra precautions.

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Nicholas Spognardi Brian there is a great article for you to read and listen to about your gun law that. It will also help you realize that everyone that video tapes a law enforcement officer that they are looking for a payday. now that is a true story.

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Nicholas Spognardi Now for Brenda yes that is my family and those stories are great. I loved have loved every last one of them and the best part about it was our county and city had less crime plus if there was a murder or something had happened the case didn’t go unsolved. Our crime rate in those days were way less because citizens feared if they did something illegal they would get caught. Now law enforcement has to be very careful on their investigation tatics because someone might sue them. If you can tell me any different then show me the statistics that can prove me wrong.

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Brian Moore That’s nice, you want to post an news story by an anti-gun liberal ran media.

Here are some facts for you to read ;…/ohio-non-licensed-open-carry.html

Ohio Non-Licensed Open Carry

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Brian Moore No, back in the day people were afraid of ending up like so many others ” DEAD “..

That’s now Law Enforcement, that’s an criminal enterprise, so you can stop trying to justify their illegal actions.

I bet you wished the Weikle days would come back, don’t you ?

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Nicholas Spognardi Oh come on. Your the one that needs to learn more about what actually is going on in the world and come out from behind a computer and actually work the streets just one day. Put your life on the line for one day. I bet you wouldn’t because you would be scared that you might die your self.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Yeah get caught lol More like beat down out at the quarry. It would be nice if which ever one of your family bought my dad’s house would do something with it rather than just let it sit there like an eye sore. Just another open house for the drug addicts. 585 Burns Street. Tell the slum lord to clean up the mess please.

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Nicholas Spognardi There was nothing wrong with that. If you were doing wrong then you got caught. I bet it happened to you and that is why your so against them.

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Nicholas Spognardi Well that is MINE.

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Nicholas Spognardi Then why dont you buy it back and do it for me.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Why are on earth have you allowed that house sit in that condition for so long? That neighborhood used to be nice until people like you came along!

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Brian Moore Umm, no.

I have over 8 years of Law Enforcent under my belt, along with 16 years in the Army, I’m a disabled vet from being injured in Iraq in my 3rd tour, so I think I might know what I’m talking about.

And yes, in a string believer in that thing called the IS Constitution and the Bill if Rights.

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Ciara Holmes 1-2 Ken Hauser,Ronald Mowry
3. Gatha Bowman
4.Judy Bruce (believe hers was solved)
5-6 Ronald and Elaine Wright
7. Mark Mellick
8. Andre Murphy
9. Scott Brooks
10. Virgil Cates
11. Diana Shaw
12. Debra(Debbie) Miller
13.Ron Krasnicki
14. Patricia Kitts
15. Deborah Holbrook
16. Marcia Matthews
17. Willie Rembert

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Brenda Callahan-Collins I don’t need to buy it. You bought it and it’s yours to take care of. However, I spoke with Mr Windham on the right side and he was interested in it. Sell it to him for the back taxes you owe!!

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Ciara Holmes Nicholas,this is a list of the unsolved murders during the Weikle days.

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Brian Moore Good ole Weikle days days when if you didn’t cowar down, you ended up dead.

Great Law Enforcement there, Capone couldn’t have done it better.

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Nicholas Spognardi Ok and show me where you got those so called stats and how reliable was your source. But in the end it is still a COLD CASE. So be it.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Crooked coming to defend the crooked! Now that’s laughable! lol

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Nicholas Spognardi Why would I sell it to him for the back taxes when I own it free in clear. If it wasn’t sold to me in that condition then It wouldn’t still be in that condition. I was helping someone out when I had purchased it.

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Nicholas Spognardi Hey if it werent for the Italians America wouldn’t of been found. Thank you Mr. Christopher Columbus.

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Nicholas Spognardi This is a fun group to be apart of. Hopefully your able to solve the cases that wont give you a time and a day to find out the true evidence or what really is going on.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins You don’t even make sense!! If you’re not going to do anything with it then why wouldn’t you sell it for the taxes that you’re already behind on? No one is going to give you what you paid for it now and when that house was sold by my father it was livable! Now just about all the windows are busted out and the coppers all missing plus no telling what other damages. It’s an eyesore! Do something with it or at least tear it down. Why should you care though when you aren’t planning on living in it, but the people in that neighborhood do.

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Nicholas Spognardi How do you know that all the cooper is out of it? hmmm maybe you took it. Its time to open up a case on you and let the NJ know so they can write a story about it.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Well I’ll be darned I guess you finally caught up on those taxes!

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Brian Moore Then may be that house needs reported, I have a buddy in Codes and Permits, would love to hear his attitude on it.

Maybe some fines, or the city tearing it down, and sending him the bill would work, as the city gets an additions 25K from the Government for tearing such properties.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Hahaha not hardly moron. I was told by the people in the neighborhood.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins I think that’s a brilliant idea Brian!!

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Nicholas Spognardi I have a buddy to in a few places too like everyone here, and ok you can do that because they know about it and we have been in touch. It don’t work that way though they have already received a grant and now with the land bank they are using it to get other properties out of the way first. It takes longer than a phone call and a report. But you can try.

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Brian Moore But it all starts with just a simple phone call, things get pushed up when it’s being used as a drug house, or it’s unsafe for the kids, we have to take care of the kids…

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Plenty of kid’s in that neighborhood to worry about too!

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Nicholas Spognardi If that is what you think then we should start by letting the PD do their job and getting the guns off of the streets and out of peoples hands that dont need them.

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Brian Moore Yes, for the children..

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Brenda Callahan-Collins I think we all know what kinds of buddies you have Spognardi. I’ll be sure to sleep with some extra security!

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Nicholas Spognardi For what reason?

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Brian Moore Nothing worse then the slumlord Dave Lacy types !

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Nicholas Spognardi Because you cant afford to buy back your Daddy’s house and clean up your neighborhood like the Real Estate investors do in this town.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins I think you know for what reason!!

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Nicholas Spognardi I know that sucks to have SLUMLORDS.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins You don’t know what I can or can’t afford Spognardi! It’s not worth anything but a lot now that you’ve gotten. CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PUSH IT OFF ON SOMEONE ELSE!

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Nicholas Spognardi I dont know but please fill me in on your reasoning.

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Nicholas Spognardi Its cleaned up and Iam not trying to push it off on anyone. You are wanting me to push it off on to someone else.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins No I said tear it down or sell it to someone who wants to do something with it! You have let it sit for at least 2-3 yrs and have done nothing with it! Why do that? We have enough empty shells sitting in this town and people like you are the ones whose helped to create the wasteland we call Mansfield.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Your last name alone is enough cause for someone to feel insecure. Enough said!

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Nicholas Spognardi LOL

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Brian Moore Hey Nicolas.

How’s business going with Bill Fox ..

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Nicholas Spognardi I dont know. Why’s that?

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Brian Moore And the dealings with Miracle Motors on PAW.

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Nicholas Spognardi What dealings with Miracle Motors.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Nicholas is this you????

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Pam Sellards Jd crow! Wow that’s an old scandal that got swept under the rug and only half the story told

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Nicholas Spognardi Well you have to know who JD Crow worked for….hmmm and that was my Father that never did anytime for that… Because they couldnt find anything that was against the law.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Well from looking at his pics I would say that this was his dad. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, obviously.

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Brian Moore He’s a rich spoiled kid, that has never really worked a day in his life.

Everything given to him, that’s his problem, he’s never been told no before, and he does not take rejection too well.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Kinda, like Frazier and Zehner won’t do any time for their wrongdoings either, eh Nick? Birds of a feather shall all flock together. Protecting and serving their own since the 50′s.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Yep gold spoon from day one just like his relation Shellie Gorman, who has her dirty little hands in Richland Academy elbows deep!

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Phil Sydnor This will make a KILLER blog come Thursday -  The Spognardi tell all how the Italians founded America – lol! You will make your Sr High Teachers proud -

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Ironic, she is the very person who created the situation that showed me first hand how dangerous Frazier is to the community.

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Brian Moore Uhh Ohh ..

Phil found a new person to add to the wall of shame….See More

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Brenda Callahan-Collins They should know by now that they can’t stop all of us! Too many people know too much about all of them now!!

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Phil Sydnor Nicolas should ask dad about choir practice where the boys used to take underage girls out for drinks  today these fella’s would be labeled sex offenders, IF some of these girls could still speak. Hmmm?

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CHARACTER OF PROCEEDING: Civil Appeal from the Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 98-223-H

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Wise, P. J.


Summary judgment – premises liability.

JUDGES: Hon. John W. Wise, P. J. Hon. W. Scott Gwin, J. Hon. Julie A. Edwards, J.


JUDGMENT: Affirmed

Appellant Nicholas Spognardi appeals the decision of the Richland County Court of Common Pleas which granted summary judgment in favor of Appellee Scores of Mansfield, Inc. (“Scores”) in a slip-and-fall lawsuit. Appellee is an Ohio corporation doing business as “Scores Sports Bar” in Mansfield, Ohio. On March 9, 1997, Scores sponsored a non-alcoholic dance function for teenage patrons. Scores provided a deejay and a fog machine for the dance floor. That evening, appellant and his friends Greg Porter, John Simmons, and Rusty Roth arrived there to participate in the event. Shortly thereafter, appellant attempted to walk down a set of steps near the dance floor, but lost his footing and fell, resulting in injury to his left ankle. On April 1, 1998, appellant filed a complaint in the trial court alleging that the condition causing him to fall was caused by appellee’s negligence. On April 27, 1998, appellant amended said complaint to reflect appellee’s corporate identity. On April 15, 1999, appellee filed a motion for summary judgment, to which appellant replied on May 14, 1999. On June 15, 1999, the trial court, having reviewed the briefs and evidentiary materials submitted, found in favor of appellee. Appellant timely appealed and herein raises the following two Assignments of Error:



Summary Judgment Standard of Review

Summary judgment proceedings present the appellate court with the unique opportunity of reviewing the evidence in the same manner as the trial court. Smiddy v. The Wedding Party, Inc. (1987), 30 Ohio St.3d 35, 36. As such, we must refer to Civ.R. 56 which provides, in pertinent part: Summary judgment shall be rendered forthwith if the pleading, depositions, answers to interrogatories, written admissions, affidavits, transcripts of evidence in the pending case and written stipulations of fact, if any, timely filed in the action, show that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. * * * A summary judgment shall not be rendered unless it appears from such evidence or stipulation and only therefrom, that reasonable minds can come to but one conclusion and that conclusion is adverse to the party against whom the motion for summary judgment is made, such party being entitled to have the evidence or stipulation construed most strongly in his favor.

Pursuant to the above rule, a trial court may not enter summary judgment if it appears a material fact is genuinely disputed. The party moving for summary judgment bears the initial burden of informing the trial court of the basis for its motion and identifying those portions of the record that demonstrate the absence of a genuine issue of material fact. The moving party may not make a conclusory assertion that the non-moving party has no evidence to prove its case. The moving party must specifically point to some evidence which demonstrates the non-moving party cannot support its claim. If the moving party satisfies this requirement, the burden shifts to the non-moving party to set forth specific facts demonstrating there is a genuine issue of material fact for trial. Vahila v. Hall (1997), 77 Ohio St.3d 421, 429, citing Dresher v. Burt (1996), 75 Ohio St.3d 280. It is based upon this standard that we review appellant’s assignments of error.


In his First Assignment of Error, appellant argues trial court erred in granting summary judgment, alleging that his inability to clarify the cause of the fall was due to appellee’s own instrumentality. We disagree. A shopkeeper owes business invitees a duty of ordinary care in maintaining the premises in a reasonably safe condition so as not to unreasonably expose its customers to danger. Paschal v. Rite Aid Pharmacy, Inc. (1985), 18 Ohio St.3d 203. However, a business owner is not an insurer of the customer’s safety. Id. A long-standing rule of law in Ohio demands that a plaintiff in a premises liability action be able to identify or explain the reason for the fall. Cleveland Athletic Association Co. v. Bending (1934), 129 Ohio St. 152. See also, Wafner v. Equitable Life Assurance (Sept. 4, 1997), Franklin App. No. 97APE05-609, unreported. In his deposition, appellant indicated the following regarding the incident:

Q Okay. What did you fall on?

A I – I do not recall, couldn’t tell you.

Q After you saw your girlfriend you indicate you came down the steps as the smoke was coming up, you can’t tell …

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Phil Sydnor Give him and others time, they’ll get there

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Ciara Holmes Nicholas looks like your sue-happy yourself!!

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Hahaha who looks like the dumbass now Nick???

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Nicholas Spognardi First I went to Madison and they would be proud. Please read.…/127070/Christopher-Columbus

Christopher Columbus (Italian explorer)

Master navigator and admiral whose four transatlantic voyages (1492–93, 1493–96,…See More

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Phil Sydnor @ Ciara – good one

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Brenda Callahan-Collins LMAO your best retort is about Christopher Columbus?! Please stop, I’m laughing so hard, I’m crying.

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Phil Sydnor I hate to break it to you – The Myth:

America was discovered in 1492 because Europeans were starting to get curious about the outside world thanks to the Renaissance and Enlightenment and Europeans of the time just generally being the first smart peop…See More

6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America

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Phil Sydnor I think St Nick is looking for more internet facts – lol!

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Nicholas Spognardi No only from reliable sources. the only best source.

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Ummm, Britianica is not a reliable source. College English 101.

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Phil Sydnor So, I suppose you trust snopes as well. My family came over as early settlers, the place where they settled is known as Sydnorsville. Where is Spognardiville? Sydnorsville can be found just south of Roanoke VA -

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Phil Sydnor See it here in the map? -

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Phil Sydnor Hey Nicolas, aren’t you the one involved in the solar energy deal with Swan Cleaners, how did that scandal work out?

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Ciara Holmes Bill Fox from Galion was involved also,anyone that knows Bill would know about his illicit operation!!

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Hmm, I think Spognardi is hiding out. lol

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Brenda Callahan-Collins Interesting…this article was taken down and I had to retrieve it from the cache copy, but yet I can get articles from the MNJ that are older. Somebody must have forced it to be taken down.…

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Brian Moore Yeah, he needs to shut up and just go away ..

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Phil Sydnor Looks like somebody did shut him up  the old fashioned way!

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Answers to some who are questioning how long Deputies can get away with murder? Easy, like how they will be tied to what they are doing that will add up in trial, that’s how long!

How long can deputies be allowed to get away with murder?


Meri Etzwiler ·  Top Commenter · Lexington, Ohio I’m sorry about what happened to this young man. I feel for his parents, his wife, and his children. However, I was following the story as it unfolded that night, and I don’t understand why the three people closest to him (mom, dad, and wife) all told police he had a gun and was making death threats. What did they think would happen? I’m typically the first to speak out against police brutality, but to say that law enforcement is 100% to blame in this case seems pretty unreasonable. I know what it’s like to lose the most important person in the world to me. I know what it’s like to look for somewhere to place my anger. And finally, after several years, I know what it’s like to find peace. I hope all involved can do the same. - FYI – Meri Etzwiler – That’s not exactly what the mom & dad said, that was his wife who by the way wanted a divorce and was getting what she wanted. I know the mother and father PERSONALLY and they did not see a gun, nor say he had one – what DID they say? They said he could have a gun, it was the wife who screamed he had a gun. A far cry from rumors you are hearing. The truth resides here, and if you ask me with the wife saying she’s soon to be a Millionaire is motive for murder for hire, I hope the BCI is checking into this?

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Cathy Kiley ·  Top Commenter · Mansfield, Ohio Okay, I just have one question. What possible reason would the officers have to “murder” this young man? I understand that there is unimaginable pain here, and it is entirely possible that protocol was not followed, and it is entirely possible that everything happened so fast that the situation took on a life of it’s own. We don’t know yet because the investigation is not over. Let’s not try this in the court of public opinion. One could be one Deputy’s daughter is friends with her, while the Deputy who shot and killed this man was said to have said he was ending this once and for all. I believe if you look into the drugs surrounding this man and his wife, and I’m not talking about the ones that were prescribed to him you will find good reason to believe this as murder for hire knowing there’s a HUGE return on the investment, happens a lot around here! People get paid, people go away quietly – Money is a HUGE motivator in cases like this!

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April Bragg ·  Top Commenter · Works at Two Bird Lovers When you deal with the lose of a loved one, it is easy to shift the blame.. Sympathy goes out to the family. However only hearing one side of the story, from his mother, and the things that are being said it ties the hands of law enforcement to tell their side of it. An out side source is doing the investigation, no reason to think it is a cover up. I have never had an interaction with any law enforcement officer in Mansfield or Richland County that would leave me to think they are big bad and mean.I did get a ticket once, only because I made the choice to make a left hand turn between the wrong hours. Not the cops fault it was mine! If we all took responsibility for our actions, would this even be a subject to discuss? Fact is when one makes the choice to play by his rules and NOT obey the laws he opens him self up to having a lot of interactions with law enforcement. I wish the mother would put on the News Journal his arrest record. How many times he has had the police to his home over his actions! What is that old phrase? ” You live by the sword you die by the sword”. Why was it ok for a man to put the life of others at risk but wrong for others to defend them self? Who gave a man with a criminal record AND a history of violent behavior a gun? Some of the responsibility of this tragic loss of life needs to be put on everyone who was involved that night not just the police. Come on now, let’s remember these Deputy’s specialized training for a moment shall we? 1st, they went up the stairs unannounced not knowing what they might find and with guns a blazing not saying a word 14 unnecessary bullets were sunk into an unarmed man. Lets be reasonable, your case is nothing compared to this, no relevance what so ever – REJECTED!

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Joey Shaver · Columbus State Community College How many times does this horrible situation have to be “rehashed” in the media??? Everybody involved in this is Permanently damaged in one way or another! Parents lost a child, child lost a father deputies, medical staff had to be involved, etc., but all arguments aside, I know there is corruption everywhere, but..when we are in denial of the “FACTS”, that makes all this even more complicated! Writing an editorial calling employees monsters is the way you feel, and maybe there are people with bad behavior within the department that are or could be portrayed as monsters. However, Brian Garber could be or could have been looked upon the same way by others. Brian was a convicted felon, he had committed physical acts of violence toward his family, he had made threats to his family, and he had shown his family what they thought and reported to be a gun, in addition, he had been on and off his prescribed “medication”. Brian also fled the house after the initial “emergency” call by the family, I was not there, I am not clearing anyone of any wrongdoing, or defending anyone, in fact I have had this same talk with my own mother about one of my family members and his behavior! So in conclusion, if there was any wrongdoing by anyone, I hope it is addressed correctly, however, Brian Garber had choices that evening, and he made poor choices, and if anyone else made poor choices, hopefully it will be dealt with properly. Remember, poor choices can result in death, no matter who you blame! I was always told “people in glass houses should not throw stones”, the older I get the more it makes sense! - Come on Mr Shavers, don’t you think ONE Deputy firing his entire clip unannounced questionable based on training. The parents in this case NEVER THOUGHT FOR ONE MINUTE they would do this, or they would not have been allowed in their home. I hope they sue this County into the ground and take the citizens with your mindsets with them, time to START OVER here with new heads top to bottom!

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Diane Day · Madison comprehensive high school Everyone that says they was wrong next time you need help someone hurts you or does any thing unlawful don’t call them if you think so bad - I have NO NEED for them, I have my own guns in which I can be the same Judge, Jury, and Executioner – right? – This young man was MURDERED, NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS. This Deputy or Deputy’s are fruitloops to think he meant them harm based on what they knew at the time – PERIOD!

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Michael Wright · Madison High School Glad to see not everyone is making crazy accusations, but lets just review what we do know about this incident:1. There was some type of domestic incident that took place. 2. Brian Garber left prior to the arrival of the deputies.(he had to know they were coming) 3. He threatened to kill his wife when he got out of jail. 4. He said he had a gun. (NONE of these facts are in dispute). 5. He returned to his parents house and went upstairs. At this point a 2nd call was made bringing the deputies back to the residence. In addition his mother originally stated he was taking medication that was affecting his behavior. All of these factors would put any law enforcement officer on alert. Domestic Violence calls are some of the most dangerous calls the police respond to. As far as them not saying anything to Brian before the shooting happened we only have the mothers word for that at this time. Even if nothing was said, sometimes things happen so fast that’s just the way it is. As far as the number of times he was shot, it takes approx. 1/4 of a second to press the trigger and fire a shot. That’s 4 shots per second. Given the prevalent training is to shoot until the threat stops it is not unusual for an officer to fire 4-5 shots. Given the fact there were 3 deputies present 14-16 shots would not be that unusual. And REMEMBER, if Brian had surrendered peacefully none of this would have happened. As far as Brian not having a weapon, he had to have made some type of suspicious movement to cause the deputies to shoot. I’m not saying police officers don’t make mistakes, they do, however in this case there is no definitive proof that that is the case. My sympathy goes out to the Garber family, but denial is clouding their judgment. If the investigation proves otherwise then hopefully the family will get their justice, but I’m not expecting any charges to come out of this tragedy. (And not because of a corrupt system) Funny you try to sound like you know how many FIRED when the freaking BCI after over 3 months has not made the public aware, nice try bud! There was one murderer named Donald Zehner who is the ONLY ONE publicly who has said they shot the guy, and was quite proud of it. Let’s see how much public opinion the BCI wants to answer, as far as I’m concerned there needs to be another outside agency investigation this! The BCI is not an independent agency of this corrupt department. Were you there?, did you talk to these Deputy’s? – NO, my friends said they were rude and persistent in what they wanted them to do. IF they get away with this one, I can guarantee the next won’t be so easy! Citizens are gearing up for what’s to come as one Deputy said we are under a Police State, we say…Oh yah?????

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Philip Williams ·  Top Commenter She left out the part where either her daughter or she reported he had a gun. From initial reports, the dad verified he saw his son with a gun - The dad did not say this, please share your reference and we will use it for the upcoming trial. Now, if he was just sitting in his room, why the 911 call? If he had no gun, how about bringing him down to the door to talk? It’s a tough situation for the officers involved. Is it a gun in his hand? In the back of their mind, it was reported he had one. So, anything remotely looking like a gun in his hand is a gun in a split second decision making moment. Any hesitation on their part means a fellow officer, or the officer himself could be shot. As a person, I would want to go home safe and sound to my family. And I am sure as hell they didn’t just ‘shoot’ without speaking to him. There is not a person in their right mind who would want to shoot anyone, or even kill them. Just my two cents. Man, you must take in a lot of BS while drinking the koolaid my friend, where do you get this stuff. If I remember right, you’re the one who said the wife wanted a divorce and this was her problem solved. Is she saying she’s gonna pay all her false witnesses here tonight? You JOKERS are all quite laughable, see you at the trial. YES, there WILL BE A TRIAL when momma is proven unfit for it. Now who’s ROTFLMAO?

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Jameson Rhoad · Engineering Technician at Transportation Research Center Inc they called 911 because they were worried about him, and none of the officers said a word to him, they walked up the stairs and started firing. regardless of what they believe the situation to be, they should have done some kind of talking/negotiation before charging in. how many thousands of hostage situations/standoffs have there been where it was verified that the suspect had a weapon, and in how many of them do the police just bust down the door instead of clearing the building and attempting to talk to the person? it just doesnt happen like that, yet for some reason that is how this went for brian, why is that? quit defending the police and let them defend themselves. as the people who pay their salaries, it is our responsibility to question everything they do and expect answers to those questions. answers they continue to refuse to give. - Amen!, lets see what the jury says about this – NO DEALS IN THIS UPCOMING CASE! – GUARANTEED!!!!

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Chauncey Bragg Sr. · Mansfield Senior High School Jameson Rhoad First off what type of criminal record did the said person have? Second who reported he had a weapon? Who told the police where to locate the said person? Who told the responding officers the situation was “cleared” with no weapons before the officers went to the room? 9 1 1 is for EMERGENCIES not a phone call for concern of someone unless the said person is a danger to him self or others! If memory severs correctly he had domestic violence record. Don’t get me wrong, it didn’t have to happen the way it did. BUT in the same note, I can under stand why the officers would have felt he was a threat to others. Would you want to walk in to a dark room with a man who is angry with a gun? Most people wouldn’t. Who ever told the police he had a gun, is the person who put his life at risk unless someone advised the officers he was not in possession of the gun! If you ONLY KNEW 2 of these Deputy’s HISTORY, you would not be saying this! One was going to be fired for a DUI and was kept and given a new rank of Sargent, the other had his dog taken away when they found he was nuts! How convenient that they have him a NEW dog and a playful picture to make things look all better – lol! smoke and mirrors – THERE WILL BE A TRIAL! Then we shall find the truth, unless Robinson and Mayer want to play hardball, then we might see a house sweeping of ELECTED HEADS!!!!!

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Philip Williams ·  Top Commenter Jameson Rhoad I imagine BCI is looking into that. I will be on the officers side until they give me reason to doubt them. I can understand the family being upset. It happens on most domestic violence situations. Guy beats wife…wife calls police…police put guy under arrest…wife hits on the police….’Why he didn’t really do anything???’ It’s a mess in those situations. Nobody ‘wins’. But, like I say. Normal people don’t go around looking to shoot and kill someone.

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Jameson Rhoad · Engineering Technician at Transportation Research Center Inc Chauncey Bragg Sr. “Who told the responding officers the situation was “cleared” with no weapons before the officers went to the room? 9 1 1 is for EMERGENCIES not a phone call for concern of someone unless the said person is a danger to him self or others! If memory severs correctly he had domestic violence record.” noone told them this, exactly why they should have approached with some kind of care and perhaps even attempted to behave like the “trained professionals” they supposedly are. they called 911 because they were concerned that he may have had a gun and intended to hurt himself, sounds like correct use of 911. I am pretty sure they didnt call animal control to put down a rabid animal, they called the police to get him help. and besides i think youre missing the point here. if they did nothing wrong, why are they still withholding the investigations results? Once again, you are correct sir – how ever…MURDER FOR HIRE don’t play that way! This was a way to silence the truth of much going on in this County surrounding 2 of these Deputies and drugs – PERIOD! Maybe investigators will find the wife was a drug user with one of the Deputy’s daughters, then what? How about the other Deputy who is said has a girlfriend who was best friends with the girl who was getting indicted for dumping a body on Hull Rd. Put these things together and you have a ring of NO GOOD going on in this County as of late! Check me on this, surely investigators and the host of Attorney’s working on this already are!

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Jameson Rhoad · Engineering Technician at Transportation Research Center Inc Again question me and anyone else all you want, you are still the fool for taking the word of and defending the most corrupt officers in one of the most well known corrupt law enforcement systems in the country. - Just like John Mayer, their day of reckoning is upon them! – THEY ARE SO BUSTED when the puzzle is put together!

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Philip Williams ·  Top Commenter Jameson Rhoad Why would they release anything until the conclusion of the investigation? So you can get half a story and say ‘they are holding back’? And the family does bear some responsibility, if they did not inform the officers there was no weapon at this point. I know you want information quickly (that’s the way people want things in this day and age), but this takes time.; If they are wrong…it will come out. They will have the WHOLE story soon, as soon as more people are brought in from the streets who are currently running scared knowing this could and may be the largest bust ever!

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Philip Williams ·  Top Commenter Jameson Rhoad You really want corrupt? Try Mexico. Try Russia. Try Thailand. Try….well…you get my point. I have not run into anything remotely close to corrupt in America to the point those countries are. What is this kid smoking?

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Jameson Rhoad · Engineering Technician at Transportation Research Center Inc Philip Williams we arent in mexico, russia or thailand…… so yea, point is moot. and bci (who are all either former richland sheriff or their best buds) have nothing to investigate. what could possibly be left? an autopsy? no, they already know they shot him 14 times. search the scene for evidence? oh wait it happened months ago so thats done already. Interview witnesses? what witnesses? the deputies have already been returned to patrolling the streets even though they have not been officially cleared. how does that make you feel, to have multiple people walking around with guns and badges who could be charged with murder at any moment????

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Cathy Kiley ·  Top Commenter · Mansfield, Ohio Jameson Rhoad Were you there? - Jameson may not have been there, but the parents were. There are people who know far more than what you’ll ever read here. Wait for the trial, this is one where there will be no deals, rest assured!

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Arita Hootman Sounds to me, you just don’t want to believe there is dirty cops in Richland county, there is no reason to put fourteen bullets in this man, and that not even counting all the other bullets they put in the wall and stuff, people you just need to face the fact there is dirty cops, not just here but everywhere

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Philip Williams ·  Top Commenter Arita Hootman Oh…they are there. Just not in the numbers people spout off. Not every cop is a dirty cop - Nobody is saying that, how ever 2 of them in this case surely have over stepped their bounds more than once, maybe IF the Sheriff disclosed their real records, or shall I say the corrupt clerk of courts who’s suppose to keep these records safe? I get so confused with all that’s wrong about this County! But, you are telling me every cop is dirty. I’m 48. No run ins with the police. People running around about the cops being dirty, probably have had a few too many interactions with them to begin with. I’ve been stopped for speeding, running a red light. But also have been helped while broken down on the side of the road. These are not super people, that can make a call that will please everyone. They do the best they can with what they are given. Not all police calls are rosy, happy filled stories. Most of the time, when they are called, they are dealing with anger, violence, tragedy, horrific injury, and death. Yes…they are trained for it. But, they are human, and it takes it’s toll. YOU try doing that. Day in and day out. I was never a policeman, but I am retired military, and I KNOW what being questioned about every move you make feels like. Being questioned is a good thing. But crucifying them before the facts are known is just idiocy. Let the investigation finish for the complete story.

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Arita Hootman I didn’t say every cop is a dirty cop - I didn’t hear that either, but we know they exist – they are on the WALL OF SHAME, some of which are still working in this County – One being a FIRED BUTLER CHIEF OF POLICE who mysteriously wasn’t called upon like the law requires. Why was the BCI called first?, hmmmm! Want to see that dirty cops exist? -

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Arita Hootman And no I have not had run ins with them, but you don’t put 14 bullets in a man with no gun, and even if he did why would you put fourteen in him, not counting the other bullets fired and I do know some cops in Richland county are dirty, enough said, you all just don’t want to face facts

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Jameson Rhoad · Engineering Technician at Transportation Research Center Inc I showed up to be with the family immeadiately after it happened given the fact he was my best friend. there seem to be alot of untrue “facts floating around due to he said she-said. but i know what i was told by everyone involved immeadiately after it happened. I also know which officers were present (amazing how all the bad apples showed up at once), and i know about the grudge that has been held for years against brian by an attorney turned judge(to answer the question about why they would want to murder him). youre right he was a convicted felon- convicted of stealing a golf cart and driving around on it(oooohhhhhh what a horrible thing, he was also still quite young when this happened)…. he had domestic violence calls, not charges, due to issues he had when placed on a certain medicine (the same one he was prescribed back on a week before he was killed). He was also a great friend, father, and person in general, not violent in any way, and anyone who knew him personally would agree 100% with me. the investigation should be finished, what else could they possibly have to do?????? how long does it take to investigate what so many of you are making out to be a cut and dry justified kill??? oh, and if you dont want the stress of being scrutinized for every move you make and dont want to be in danger when youre at work, DONT BECOME A COP! i was military as well, and guess what, no one forced me to do it, it was my choice, the same as yours and theirs.

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Michael Wright · Madison High School 14 shots would seem to be a lot to anyone not familiar with defensive shooting. It’s not like on television, the bad guy doesn’t go down after one shot. The training today is to shoot till the threat is over. Given the fact that you can shoot 3-4 shots per second and that there were 3 officers shooting 14 is not that unusual. This would only take 2 -3 seconds to accomplish. This has been studied extensively by the Force Science Institute. Check out their website. I’m not saying they needed to shoot that many times, just that there is a adrenaline charged bodily response when you are shooting in defensive of your life (or think that you are) that is well documented.

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Randy Baker ·  Top Commenter · Sales Associate at RV Collision and Restoration, Bushnell , Florida One day soon we the people are going to get tired of the crooked law and politicians and there will be a new American revolution and I hope it comes in my time,, Im so tired of reading these stories the sad thing is this has been going on a long, The internet is just bringing it to our attantion,, Im going to share this for you to help bring your story to the forfront , I wish you well

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Randy Baker ·  Top Commenter · Sales Associate at RV Collision and Restoration, Bushnell , Florida One day soon we the people are going to get tired of the drooked law and politicians and there will be a new American revolution and I hope it comes in my time,, Im so tired of reading these stories the sad thing is this has been going on a long, The internet is just bringing it to our attantion,, Im going to share this for you to help bring your story to the forfront , I wish you well

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Nikki Hess- Buckler · North Central State College I will share this for you son and justice!

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Phil Sydnor · Major Sales  - CENSORED FROM MNJ EDITORS, HMMM? Want to learn MORE than the BCI has told any of you to this point?, come to and let the TRUTH shine! – This in my opinion is a murder for hire, others said early on it was problem solved. Now these assholes want to say he was pointing what looked to be a gun (a remote) and since it was said he had a gun one of them who snapped had to empty his gun. Deputy Zehner WILL GO DOWN FOR THIS! – One way or the other the good people of Richland County are going to see PROBLEM SOLVED once and for all!

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Phil Sydnor · Major Sales I wonder why my comment can’t be seen on the MNJ, HMMMM?

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Let me CLOSE by saying….why did the wife bring her boyfriend to the funeral again? – Very Interesting indeed!

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It’s more like, what is the Elected heads of Richland County hiding – The Sheriff cannot commit a fraud without help from others, right?

Is the sheriff hiding something? - Author Unknown, interesting in itself!

What is everyone afraid of is my question?  - They have no control over social media where this is not the only one questioning these files. These are suppose to be public record, kept by the Clerk for it is said THEY are to file EVERYTHING???? – Right Mr.Ed & Co.? – The question we should be asking is why NOBODY is questioning the executive branch or the separation of Branches the Clerk of Courts Linda Frary? It his this departments duty to hold, protect these documents to assure no frauds are committed, what’s up Linda?

Jul. 19, 2014   |  


The Richland County Sheriff’s Department behaves like it has something to hide.

We feel that way because of the department’s confusing and deceptive response to a simple public records request submitted by the News Journal.

Records are public in order to document behavior and hold officials accountable. Records help taxpayers track performance. Filling requests for these records is required by state law.

When they are withheld or manipulated, doubts about trustworthiness creep in.

The News Journal made a request for the personnel files of the five Richland County sheriff’s officers on the scene when deputies shot and killed Brian Garber on March 16 near Lexington.

One of the files requested was that of Deputy Jeff Frazier, whose file we had requested and reviewed about a year ago. The Frazier file delivered this time was missing disciplinary documents contained in the file a year earlier. Added to the current file was a series of commendations not contained in the first file.

A News Journal letter was then sent to Sheriff Steve Sheldon, pointing out the changes and asking for an explanation. We can’t help but wonder about the credibility of the other four files where we had no comparison.

We received a new set of five files that measured five inches in thickness. The original set of five was one inch thick.

The files arrived with no explanation from Sheldon, so we asked again. The brief explanation we eventually received blamed the missing materials on some human error and problems with the scanning equipment used to make copies.


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One thing MPD and other should be transitioning from is tolerance from within departments for those who are sworn to protect from driving while intoxicated.

Don’t you think it’s a bit early to be promoting from within one who was busted for OVI? Those who get busted in the private sector don’t get off this easy, and you wonder why people don’t take these offenses serious?

Seems to me and surely others that there’s a bit of a hypocrisy going on here in Richland County that needs to be addressed publicly if they are serious about these crimes? If this was any of us we would have a hell of a lot of trouble finding a job as the latest outcry if criminal records here. Of coarse you will not see my response to this comment on their site, I wonder why?

Bob Jones · Top Commenter · Mansfield, Ohio

it is called consequences people. employers have he right to know what kind of people they are hiring, it is after all, their business, their reputation and their money on the line. as far as the state goes, who would expect anything else from the government but political correctness
  • Phil Sydnor · Major Sales at ABC Warehouse Ontario, Ohio

    Where’s the consequences for Shari Robertson (MPD) who was BUSTED OVI?, and why did the Sheriff’s Dept give John Mayer professional courtesy when they thought he was intoxicated? – She’s been promoted for her criminal offense, and he’s now working for the County. What people like you don’t get is it DEPENDS on who you are around here and enough is enough. If you want criminal records available to all, we want public records to be made public, not hidden or sealed like we see so many reprimand files. Answer this, and you will fix just one of Mansfields MANY problems – :-)



Mansfield Police Department in transition

Jul. 20, 2014 2:10 AM   |  


Written by

Mark Caudill

News Journal

MANSFIELD — The reorganization of the Mansfield Police Department is nearly complete.

The administration looks very different from even a year ago. Changes started in November when then-Chief Dino Sgambellone retired. Ken Coontz took the helm in December.

In early March, Deputy Chief Tobie Smith retired and was replaced by Keith Porch.

Coontz and Porch are finalizing their administration. No retirements are expected for some time.

There are, however, four pending promotions. There will be another lieutenant and three sergeants.

“Since I took over in December, it’s been constantly evolving,” Coontz said of the administrative lineup. “I’m looking forward to getting promotions out of the way and getting some stability in place.”

Bret Snavely and Shari Robertson are the two captains. They were promoted in April. Snavely oversees the patrol unit, and Robertson supervises the detective bureau.

Lt. Joy Stortz will return to the METRICH Enforcement Unit to head up the task force. Lt. Rob Skropits soon will replace recently retired department dean John Wendling in running the day-to-day operations in the detective bureau.

“It’s exciting to see officers advancing their careers,” Coontz said. “At the same time, I recognize that I’m losing senior supervisors that I relied upon heavily.”

Safety-Service Director Lori Cope admits it has been a little chaotic.

“We had so many people near retirement. They all left at the same time,” she said. “The young ones are moving into those positions.”

The watch commanders should include Lt. Doug Noblet on day shift, Lt. Doug Seman on second shift and the high scorer on the recent promotional exam as the night lieutenant.

“There’s bidding rights that will ultimately place everybody,” Coontz said.

As the chief said, stability is what his department needs.

“The department really is in transition,” Coontz said. “It’s up to me and Keith to mentor these guys and mold them. We really preach mentoring, preparing people for the next step.”
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