Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Local political rumor ... revealed

A credible tipster has notified DarkeJournal that a third candidate will enter the upcoming Republican primary for commissioner to replace the retiring Terry Haworth. And that third candidate is ... Greenville Township Trustee Mike Stegall.

39 comments:

  1. Marty Schotenheimer?

    also, why is he the first MS that comes to my mind?

    I'm lame.

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  2. Mike Stegall?

    Let the entertainment begin.

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  3. My god I hope its not Stegall, hes caused enough trouble hasnt he. Just what we need a loud mouth idiot for commisioner

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  4. Midget Stan? Just so long as it is someone who can beat Bob Robinson!

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  5. Marvin S. Lewis?
    That would make DJ gag!

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  6. lets hope not Stegall. He can't even keep twp fire going smoothly as trustee.

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  7. What's not going smoothly with the twp fire ?

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  8. not dumb enough to put my name to this answerJanuary 22, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Martha Stewart?

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  9. Hell no, it's Martin Sheen.

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  10. Or maybe Marge Simpson?

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  11. what is not going smoothly with twp Fire? 2 words is THE CHIEF.

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  12. Hey, I hear there's another one. M.N.

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  13. If only it WERE Marv Stammen. Is there ANYONE in this race running that is worth voting for? Looking long and hard at voting for Huffman right now!

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  14. Well no way will I vote for Stegall, sure wish it was Marv Stammen, I believe he would be good for the County.

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  15. I would maybe vote for Mr. Stegall if he could prove that he really has an intrest in the community. Obviously he is not very intelligent with some of the decisions he has made as Trustee. I am sorry Mr. Stegall but until you can open up your eyes and see what kind of things are going on in the township, you do not have my vote. How many more lawsuits are you going to have to pay out before you get rid of one person causing all the problems? I don't think you would be a very good commissioner when you can't even listen to the community NOW.

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  16. Here's a question for Mr. Stegall. In today's Advocate you say "You can not spend what you do not have." Then you say "..,the County's courthouse expansion project is a fiscally responsible decision..," Everything I have heard or read has said the Commissioners will be borrowing the entire cost of the $9 million misadventure. Please either explain yourself or consider running for a much higher office.

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  17. Saw the news flash. Ed Huffman will get my vote in May.

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  18. TO ANONYMOUS 10:01 A. M.

    WHAT LAWSUIT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. THERE ARE NONE GOING ON IN THE TOWNSHIP. OBVIOUSLY, YOUR INFORMATION IS INCORRECT, AS IT SEEMS THAT MOST OF YOUR POSTS ARE. PLEASE, FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ISSUES, CALL ME, AND I WILL SET YOU STRAIGHT. YOU SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF MISPLACED ANGER. YOU CAN TALK, I WILL LISTEN AS LONG AS YOU HAVE PROOF OF WHAT YOU SAY, AND ARE CIVIL. ONCE AGAIN I CHALLENGE YOU TO TALK TO ME, IF YOU HAVE THE WILL. LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

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  19. I agree with the Informed Citizen above, he is setting his standards to low with statements like that, he should be running for congress.

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  20. Mike the lawsuit to which the anonymous writer is refering to I believe would be the one on the Firing of The Assistant Fire Chief Leroy Murphy from last year.

    Leroy was fired on the scene of a fatal accident on 127 near Pikeville by The Fire Chief Chris Greer. And I believe he had the backing of the trustees.

    as of two weeks ago this firing was overturned by the court system here in Darke County.

    I wish you good luck in your campain for the bid of commissioner.

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  21. Mr. Stegall - Just a note to tell you that you claim that anonymous 10:01 has a lot of anger issues...do you realize that when you type in all caps in a forum that means that you are yelling...

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  22. Now we have FOUR Republicans in the Primary.

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  23. apparently my last comment will not be posted. I guess no one wants to know the TRUTH and DJ may feel it was slanderous, how is the truth slander?

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  24. To Mike, Maybe that someone wiil not reveal their name because he/she is an employee of the township. Maybe they are afraid of what will happen to them if you knew who they were. Maybe like losing their job. Yes volunteer firefighters are emloyee's for the township. My suggestion to you, is quit coming off using caps (yes that is the same as yelling) and being so intimidating. I do not know you, but reading your comments now and ones you posted before. You really strike me as a very arrogant person, not willing to really listen to anyone.

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  25. Ed Huffman
    Bob Robinson
    Mike Stegall

    Who is the 4th?

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  26. To anonymous 9:26

    No, I did not know that!! Thanks for telling me. I will be more careful. As for Tim, I really think you need to call me as you might be surprised at the answer!!

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  27. The Commissioners have all been Republicans for the last 14 years. Darke countians will elect nothing else.

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  28. why is it that you don't post the negative comments that are backed up with facts, yet you post only the ones that make people out to look good? What happened to freedom of speech? If the community is going to vote on someone, should they not know BOTH the negative and the positive? Hippocritical I would say this site is.

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  29. I have said many times that this is not a free speech zone. It's my website and I allow here what I want. Since I have stated this many many times, I do not believe I'm even being close to hypocritical.

    As to the dismissed assistant chief, I do not know all the facts. From what I have learned, it's not even worthy of a story. And what I heard was different that what you wrote in at least one respect, and so I didn't want to let it through. I have heard that the dismissal was overturned on procedural grounds (not uncommon), but not on the merits, which means the dismissal will likely stand in the end.

    If you ... Mr. Anonymous ... want to write an article, under your real name, about this entire incident - and be personally responsible for what you write, then I will print it here.

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  30. I just wish Darke County could get just one good democrat (and yes there are some) to get in the office. Did you ever hear of checks and balances? It seems the all republican commissioner board we have had for the last decade has run this county in debt so far our grandchildren will never be able to get us out.

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  31. DJ, I don't understand why you didn't post my last comment on Stegall. All i pointed out was using all caps is like yelling and it seem he uses intimidation. He might be a very confident person, but it seems to me he is very cocky. I have written far worse comments and you have posted them. I can't for the life of me understand why you didn't post the last one. It was not a personal attack on Mr. Stegall. I had actually given him an suggestion to help him deal with his employees. Its very obvious that there is a problem with him and the employees of the township. I didn't even call him an dumbass. I was actually being good and trying to help.

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  32. Let me give this another try, i have nothing against Mr. Stegall himself, John was correct on twp employee why i cant state my name. This is not slander towards mr. stegall, i am frustrated that when a certain employee of the twp is making major mistakes while holding the top position and something is not done, i can only (assume) since nothing has been done that Mr. stegall is not listening to the employees or the public for that matter. This is not misplaced anger, it is frustration that you say you will do what is best for the county, yet you can not do what is best for the fire and the residents of the twp. I feel if i directly come to you then my words would be twisted out of place as they were in the past. I hope you can make the best decisions you can for the twp residents Mike, the first step is actually listening and opening your eyes to what is factual and what is going on. I hope you can post this one DJ, this is not all about twp, it is about if Mike Stegall will be the best pick for commissioner.Thank you.

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  33. O.K. anonymous 4:14, I have stated many times that all anyone has to do is talk to me. If you have specifics about any individual, let me know, and we will go from there. I cannot, nor would I ever fire someone because they disagree with me, or any of the trustees. Please, for many months now you have been complaining. I will meet with you anytime, alone, and maybe we can figure out what is bothering you. The only stipulation is you bring specifics, not hearsay, nor rumor. Let's stop this now. By the way, I really did not know that capital letters meant you were yelling, I just thought it was easier for me to read!! Sorry everyone, no wonder some of you thought I was a loudmouth cause I wrote like one!! Live and Learn.

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  34. Mr. Stegall, on Jan 28 you stated that there is no lawsuit against the township. Then on Jan. 29 the Darke Journal acknowledged that there is in fact some sort of legal proceeding against the township. Can you please clarify this for your constituents? I think that there is something fishy going on that needs to cleared up before I vote.

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  35. Last commenter ... the lawsuit is now over. So Stegall's statement was correct.

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  36. No Mike, you ARE a loud mouth arogant SOB.

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  37. Comments are now closed on this story. Move on.

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