Author: County Cover-Up

Another School Official Failed to Protect a Student from a Sexual Crime

Another School Official Failed to Protect a Student from a Sexual Crime

Unfortunately, Shelly Vaughn was not the only education professional to fail the student victim in the Chris Summers case. The attached sheriff’s report (click here to view) shows that St. Henry Administrator, Dennis Wendel, admitting that he suspected Summers was involved with a student back in the summer of 2010. When the investigation began Wendel …

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Did County Superintendent Cover-Up Sexual Crimes Against Children?

Did County Superintendent Cover-Up Sexual Crimes Against Children?

We recently obtained a Sheriff’s Office report from 2012 where Lori Potkotter, who was then coaching for Fort Recovery Schools, is questioned about the teacher/student affair involving Chris Summers. What is troubling is that Potkotter reports that for over two years she and girls basketball coach Doug Bihn reported the affair between Chris Summers and …

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Breaking News on the Child Sex Crime Cover-Up in Fort Recovery

Breaking News on the Child Sex Crime Cover-Up in Fort Recovery

We have requested, via FOIA (Freedom of Information Act), and obtained documentation that multiple administrators and officials in Fort Recovery schools knew of the Chris Summers affair and the child sexual abuse (aka spirit-stick) and did nothing. Additionally, in an interview with Joe Bruns, a teacher/coach at Fort Recovery High School, he said he remembers, when he …

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Mercer County’s 3-legged Stool of Economic Exploitation

Mercer County’s 3-legged Stool of Economic Exploitation

Mercer County is a 3-legged stool of economic exploitation. The first leg of this stool, the regions political machine, funnels money, selectively, back to the agricultural economy (see attached data on 2016-2017 farm subsidies and totals for recent years). Farmers are good, honest, hardworking people. However, the political machine in the region is, financially, picking …

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Mercer County Sheriff’s Office – Another Escape

Mercer County Sheriff’s Office – Another Escape

WCSM reported on Wednesday, Dec. 5, that Erik Bowman is wanted for escape through the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office (see article). During the past year, Bowman has been charged with tampering with evidence (see attached), in addition to drug offenses related to the Mercer County Jail (see attached). His escape is concerning as he is …

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For Those in Need the County can do Better

For Those in Need the County can do Better

Recently Judge Speelman chose to make an example of Daniel Powers by adding to his sentencing a five-year banishment from Mercer County! What Mr. Powers did, in this case, is irrefutable. He is guilty and should not have done what he did. The problem is that Daniel Powers has extenuating circumstances that inhibit him from …

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Abuse of the Courts

Abuse of the Courts

In 2015 Jeff Rasawehr provided information to the police on a homicide in Mercer County. The information provided was that the deceased was providing information on Sheriff Jeff Grey and the drug trade and that the deceased was the victim of a crime that lead to his death. The Celina Police Dept., Ron Waltmire, and …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family and to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. As you look around Mercer County, it is evident that there is much to be thankful for. Mercer County is blessed with some remarkable families and individuals. One thing that the residents of Mercer …

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