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Hickey For Kids Campaign Signs

"Hickey For Kids" is an odd choice of wording based upon his shady past at Addison (MI) schools and his sketchy behavior at Whitmer. Kinda sick, when you think about it.

so.....whats the word on the street? Does this guy and his cadre stand a good chance at getting elected to WLS BOE ?

created by BulldogBuckeye on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:04:12 am     Comments: 130

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Ha ha. I have zero personal or professional involvement with the Hickey controversy or any of the players, but from afar - very afar- it does seem like the guy just can't help from making things worse for himself. It's only a matter of time until his detractors arm themselves with Sharpies and add an "S" to his name on all the signage.

posted by SavageFred on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:16:34 am     #  

I'll be shocked if he doesn't get elected. When it comes to elections, this region seems incapable of saving itself from itself.

posted by JoeyGee on Sep 27, 2017 at 11:49:32 am     #   7 people liked this

Hickey has quite the fan club in the district. They think some rouge lady with multiple Facebook accounts brought him down. He brought himself down. He just doesn't know when to quit. He will likely get elected. If he still acts like an entitled jackass, it won't be long before he shoots himself in the foot again and will have to step down from the board.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Sep 27, 2017 at 02:10:38 pm     #  

Isn't there a restraining order against him that prohibits him from attending meeting or other district events? An election does not automatically overrule that.

posted by not_me on Sep 27, 2017 at 05:05:05 pm     #   1 person liked this

TrilbyGuy posted at 03:10:38 PM on Sep 27, 2017:

Hickey has quite the fan club in the district. They think some rouge lady with multiple Facebook accounts brought him down. He brought himself down. He just doesn't know when to quit. He will likely get elected. If he still acts like an entitled jackass, it won't be long before he shoots himself in the foot again and will have to step down from the board.

And fans out of the district as well. There is a certain social media presence that is a big fan and has been pushing his book on this whole fiasco.

posted by Spaceace on Sep 27, 2017 at 05:16:44 pm     #  

He was forced to resign from his superintendent job due to questionable behavior.

Then he got banned from school property for "disturbing, disruptive, embarrassing, and inappropriate" behavior.

And this spring, he got slapped with a restraining order or at least commanded by a judge not to have contact with someone.

He must be proud of those achievements, since he's running for a school board seat.

Banned from school district property. Now that's an accomplishment, especially for the school district's superintendent. I assume that's an uncommon circumstance in the United States.

If he is still banned from school district property, and if he gets elected to the school board, then he'll have to "attend" meetings via video/audio.


Excerpts from a May 13, 2017 Toledo Blade editorial

Former Superintendent Patrick Hickey should move on from the Washington Local School District and let the district move on from him.

He was accused of harassing a female employee of the district and her husband after an affair with the woman ended.

The terms of Mr. Hickey’s separation agreement from the district required him to stay off school grounds except to attend his children’s school events, but he couldn’t even manage to follow those rules, resulting in the board banning him from district property after he allegedly acted abusively at a high school basketball game.

Local politics is not an appropriate forum for personal grudges.

School districts need board members who show that they respect rules and the bounds of civility, as well as fellow human beings.

Mr. Hickey is clearly not a person with the temperament for public office, and even less so this office in this community.

The best thing Mr. Hickey could do to help the district and the schoolchildren he professes to love would be to drop his bid for school board.

posted by jr on Sep 27, 2017 at 05:19:08 pm     #   8 people liked this

He and Jeremy Baumhower are puttting on anti-bullying seminars around the city. Baumhower is the host. Hickey is a panelist, joined by councilwoman Lindsay Webb.

The host of the anti-bullying forum is a guy convicted of domestic violence.

A panelist is a former school official who bullied and harassed a school employee until he got fired.

It's a beautiful world we live in...

posted by MemyselfandI on Sep 27, 2017 at 06:04:27 pm     #   6 people liked this

This is some crazy s**t.
It's like reading a script for a Twilight Zone episode.

posted by foodie88 on Sep 27, 2017 at 07:53:15 pm     #   4 people liked this

resulting in the board banning him from district property after he allegedly acted abusively at a high school basketball game

That game happened to be the only Whitmer basketball game I've ever attended (so far), and I saw the incident happen.

I didn't even realize it was Hickey at first - I was aware of the news stories about him, but didn't recognize him in person.

I just assumed he was some random dude being a jackass at a HS basketball game, until someone else pointed out it was Hickey.

posted by mom2 on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:22:40 pm     #  

There is an online book about Hickey and the events leading up to his dismissal. Makes for interesting reading.

posted by Dappling2 on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:42:36 pm     #  

Dappling2 posted at 10:42:36 PM on Sep 27, 2017:

There is an online book about Hickey and the events leading up to his dismissal. Makes for interesting reading.

Link?

posted by nits on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:39:51 pm     #  

nits posted at 11:39:51 PM on Sep 27, 2017:
Dappling2 posted at 10:42:36 PM on Sep 27, 2017:

There is an online book about Hickey and the events leading up to his dismissal. Makes for interesting reading.

Link?

Personally, as a WLS parent, I wouldn't give that guy a penny to read his account of things. It's already out there. If you insist https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/socked/id1270908047?mt=11

posted by TrilbyGuy on Sep 27, 2017 at 11:59:35 pm     #  

*Not an endorsement* WLS parents, teachers and outside agitators can't even get it together.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1369713143127478&id=321346887964114

posted by TrilbyGuy on Sep 28, 2017 at 12:05:46 am     #  

I'll be honest, part of me wants him to win. That's also the part of me that wants to consume Costco sized portions of pork rinds and PBR while binge watching Jerry Springer.

posted by JoeyGee on Sep 28, 2017 at 07:18:41 am     #   5 people liked this

How many openings are there on the WLS BOE? How many are running for those spots? And of those, how many are Hickey and others in his "camp"?

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Sep 28, 2017 at 08:20:16 am     #  

TrilbyGuy posted at 01:05:46 AM on Sep 28, 2017:

Not an endorsement WLS parents, teachers and outside agitators can't even get it together.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1369713143127478&id=321346887964114

That post starts with:

Please help us to dispel rumors and prevent the spread of false information. When you hear something, please verify if it is true before you repeat it.

That's an exhaustive request.

It's a much more efficient use of personal time to read only a headline or a single sentence, assume that the unbelievable claim is true, and then immediately share it with others. The entire process gets completed in a few seconds without stressing the brain.

Exhibit A: The area's panic run on bottled water this week.

posted by jr on Sep 28, 2017 at 08:32:00 am     #   3 people liked this

I wouldn't give an adult a hickey, much less a kid.

posted by Ace_Face on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:07:09 am     #   5 people liked this

The Blade fired a warning shot when they did the editorial a while back and Hickey ignored it. Then they fired a "shot across the bow" when they reviewed the candidates recently and Hickey of course denies everything. Well now this shot is broadside and we will see how he tries to get out of this one. http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2017/10/13/Washington-Local-Schools-considered-firing-former-superintendent-in-2015.html
If I had that many skeletons in the closet, the last thing I would do is run for public office.

posted by OldTimer on Oct 16, 2017 at 10:22:04 pm     #  

As others have said also, I would be surprised if Hickey doesn't win a seat.

The book on this saga has been free lately and his supporters continue to call out his opprnents.

posted by Spaceace on Oct 17, 2017 at 06:52:55 am     #  

Repeating

"this is all really really really weird" - upso - #

posted by jr on Oct 17, 2017 at 07:33:45 am     #   4 people liked this

I made the mistake of going to Baumhower's Facebook page this morning. you talk about weird x 3.

posted by Molsonator on Oct 17, 2017 at 07:50:11 am     #   1 person liked this

OldTimer posted at 11:22:04 PM on Oct 16, 2017:

The Blade fired a warning shot when they did the editorial a while back and Hickey ignored it. Then they fired a "shot across the bow" when they reviewed the candidates recently and Hickey of course denies everything. Well now this shot is broadside and we will see how he tries to get out of this one. http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2017/10/13/Washington-Local-Schools-considered-firing-former-superintendent-in-2015.html
If I had that many skeletons in the closet, the last thing I would do is run for public office.

From the Blade article: “There were rumors that I had inappropriate relations with students,” he said. “That was investigated by Michigan State Police in 1990 and unsubstantiated.”

Funny how he didn't mention that the Michigan State Police investigated again a few years ago and did find enough proof to send over to the prosecutor's office.

(I personally asked the MSP officer who conducted the investigation after I saw his name pop up on the leaked documents. The ones that were put up on that crazy anonymous website that was discussed here on TT awhile back. I didn't know if the documents were faked or not, so since I knew the officer I asked him directly. )

posted by mom2 on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:07:32 am     #   2 people liked this

He does appear to have an uncanny knack for jumping out of situations right before his actions meet consequences.

posted by JoeyGee on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:43:53 am     #  

Can someone help me make sense of the WLS cast of characters before the election? My web research keeps sending me around in circles, into some unsavory places :) I would like to know who wants to help Hickey get back on the board. Thanks.

Incumbents:
Kiser
Carmean (opposed to Hickey, obviously)

Challengers:
Hickey
Perry (Carmean ally?)
McDonald
Hughes (anti-Carmean in 2015)
Ilstrup
Garcia (Hickey ally?)
Bannister

Thanks. I sure hope my vote will count for something in this mess.

posted by viola on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:35:58 am     #  

There is a candidate forum tonight at Calvary Church on Alexis. https://www.facebook.com/groups/427887124072809/permalink/697743617087157/

posted by TrilbyGuy on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:21:10 am     #  

There were Hickey - Hughes - Garcia shirts made up and worn at earlier events. I would think those 2 hitched their wagon to the wrong horse. Thomas Ilstrup a lawyer and former board member is our #1 pick We like Bannister and not sure on our third pick, however we will be at tonight's meeting to nail it down.

posted by OldTimer on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:53:35 am     #   1 person liked this

Mmm.

  • "I would like to know who wants to help Hickey get back on the board."
  • "I made the mistake of going to Baumhower's Facebook page this morning. you talk about weird x 3."

Excerpts from Sylvania Municipal Court info and docket entries.

http://courtsvr.sylvaniacourt.com/cgi-bin/mcaseno.cgi?pre=CRB&num=1502239&sub=&type=CR

http://courtsvr.sylvaniacourt.com/cgi-bin/mdocket.cgi?pre=CRB&num=1502239&sub=&type=CR

Case Number: CRB 1502239
Defendant(s): Baumhower, Jeremy J

11/04/2015

  • CASE WAS FILED WITH COURT
  • WARRANT WAS ISSUED FOR DEFENDANT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Violation Information
Degree: 1st Degree Misdemeanor

11/05/2015

  • DEFENDANT RELEASED SUPERVISED OR BOND

07/25/2016

  • PER JUDGE: "FINDING OF GUILTY, SEE OPINION"

10/21/2016

  • CRIMINAL COSTS $ 98.00
  • FINE AMOUNT $ 400.00
  • PROBATION FEE50.00
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE FEE $15.00
  • PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 1617121 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 15.00
  • PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 1617122 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 605.75
  • IN LIEU OF 3 DAYS IN JAIL DEFENDANT IS TO DO 10 DAYS EMU
  • DEF. PLED GUILTY, FOUND G, FINE 400.00, SUSP .00
  • COSTS 155.75, SUSP .00
  • JAIL 93, SUSP 90, CREDIT
  • SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
  • DAYS SUSP ON CONDS 1) NO CRIMINAL OFFENSE NEXT 5 YEARS 2) COMPS PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING 3) COMPS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNSELING 4) COMPLS 80 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE 5) NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM DURING 5 YEAR PROBATION PERIOD


But he feels qualified to tell others not to be assholes.


And again about Hickey:

  • He was forced to resign from his superintendent job due to questionable behavior.
  • Then he got banned from school property for "disturbing, disruptive, embarrassing, and inappropriate" behavior.
  • And this spring, he got commanded by a judge not to have contact with someone.


Yet ...

[Hickey] and Jeremy Baumhower are puttting on anti-bullying seminars around the city. Baumhower is the host. Hickey is a panelist, joined by [Toledo city] councilwoman Lindsay Webb.

The host of the anti-bullying forum is a guy convicted of domestic violence.

A panelist is a former school official who bullied and harassed a school employee until he got fired.


Did Hickey and his sidekick Baumhower claim to be victims of bullying, or did they speak about their experiences of bullying others?

And why is Lindsey Webb associating with them? Does she support them in some way? If so, then I question the character of those who associate with Lindsey Webb.

In my opinion, a person found guilty of domestic violence may not deserve forgiveness nor a reputation do-over, at least not this soon after the incident. The person only deserves scorn for publicly engaging in an alternative reality tour this soon after the incident.

Webb's involvement, if any, with these two needs examined. Is her judgement impaired? It is if she supports Hickey.

Of course, if impaired judgement was a legitimate concern, then we might not have anyone on Toledo city council.

Ain't enough popcorn in the world to compliment this freak show. Bizarre and disturbing shit like this can occur only in two places: Florida and Ohio.

Future headline: "D-bag banned from school property elected to school board."

Congrats, Toledo for being the epicenter of this wackomania.

Or as MemyselfandI said above:

"It's a beautiful world we live in..."

Indeedily doodily. That's why I don't read fiction anymore. The real world is interesting enough.

posted by jr on Oct 17, 2017 at 12:04:56 pm     #   5 people liked this

My favorite part of the story:

The document received by The Blade last week stated that Mr. Hickey received videos from a teacher that included nudity.

“You were a party to the misconduct by requesting and/or encouraging that videos be sent by the teacher, or you failed to take action to initiate discipline, corrective directives to the teacher for her misconduct, or any investigation of the misconduct, or both,” the document stated.

Mr. Hickey denies that he engaged in behavior that was “too personal” or “inappropriate” with teachers. He did admit that a Washington Local teacher sent him videos involving nudity, but denied he solicited any inappropriate communication from the teacher.

“There was a teacher who sent me inappropriate videos,” he told The Blade on Thursday. “I think that’s the teacher’s problem.”

I'm not in WLS and don't really have a dog in the fight. When the whole movement to unseat Hickey was taking place, my informal conversations with people in the district is that they loved him and wanted him to stay. However, I don't know how you can stick up with a guy after the kind of revelations above. It seems to me they should be pissed at Hickey for f-ing up all the progress he made with stupid mistakes like this.

posted by Ace_Face on Oct 17, 2017 at 01:07:47 pm     #   4 people liked this

TrilbyGuy posted at 12:21:10 PM on Oct 17, 2017:

There is a candidate forum tonight at Calvary Church on Alexis. https://www.facebook.com/groups/427887124072809/permalink/697743617087157/

Web de-evolution.

posted by jr on Oct 17, 2017 at 05:16:29 pm     #  

I'm going with Ilstrup, Bannister and Carmean. That Dually Restaurant on Alexis has a big Hickey sign in front of it. All I know is that I will never set foot in that place if they support that tool.

posted by ThePhysician on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:11:44 pm     #  

All I know is that I will never set foot in that place if

Let's be honest, you have never been there and you never will. This is like me boycotting that grilled cheese restaurant.

posted by justread on Oct 18, 2017 at 04:23:15 am     #  

I've been there quite a few times. I would have gone more but the hours were so unpredictable.

posted by ThePhysician on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:18:41 am     #  

As UPSO said, this is all really really really WEIRD! There has got to be something else to it. If it were an episode of Dateline or a Mystery Channel movie-which it pretty much is at this point-the glue binding all of the players together would be substance abuse, a swingers club or both.

posted by SavageFred on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:41:16 am     #  

Anyone go to that forum last night? Did any candidate smack any others with a folding chair? Anyone get their head smashed into a turnbuckle? Figure four leg lock?

posted by JoeyGee on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:50:30 am     #   1 person liked this

Watched the live stream (sorry the link didn't work) of it. Hickey tried to get off track and bring up some bs but the moderator, Shaun Hegarty, was not having it and got him back on track.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:00:52 pm     #  

TrilbyGuy posted at 01:00:52 PM on Oct 18, 2017:

Watched the live stream (sorry the link didn't work) of it. Hickey tried to get off track and bring up some bs but the moderator, Shaun Hegarty, was not having it and got him back on track.

Blade story mentioned that too.

Mr. Hickey himself alluded to allegations of sexual misconduct when he accused another candidate of posting a photo on social media of Mr. Hickey with film producer Harvey Weinstein and comedian Bill Cosby, both of whom are accused of sexually assaulting and harassing women.

"I do want to point out that two days ago somebody up here put a picture of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and a picture of myself on social media," Mr. Hickey said as he was asked by moderator Shaun Hegarty of WTVG-TV, Channel 13, to stay on topic.

I doubt that following the rules is a priority of Hickey.

This is hilarious.

In Mr. Hickey’s closing statements, he asked all candidates to “... sign an agreement that there will be only positive campaigning between now and November 7.”

It has been a long time since I have seen the TV show Criminal Minds, but in my professional amateur psychobabble opinion, that dude is loony.

More from the Blade story:

Candidates instead took turns answering general questions about school funding, bullying, special education, graduation rates, and challenges facing the district, though Mr. Hickey threw a few personal jabs at his opponents.

I see. The positive campaigning started AFTER last night's forum.


"There has got to be something else to it."

Really? More than this summary of Hickey from the Oct 17, 2017 Blade story?

  • resigned as superintendent from the district in 2015 after investigations into his conduct
  • is banned from school property
  • failure to disclose his departure from a previous school district was because of allegations of inappropriate relationships with students
  • an inappropriate “emotional and/or sexual relationship with one or more subordinate teachers of the district”
  • misuse of district funds

Hickey's response:

Mr. Hickey last week denied many of the document’s assertions and contended it was being used as a “political ploy” to prevent him from winning a seat on the board.

posted by jr on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:36:14 pm     #   3 people liked this

A friend of mine brought up several points:

1. Why did the WLS Board buy him out? If half of that was true, it seems a clear cut case to fire him.

2. I was under the impression that things of that nature had to be reported to the Ohio Department of Education.

https://coreprodint.ode.state.oh.us/core2.3/ode.core.EducatorProfile.UI/DisciplinaryInfoView.aspx

What does that Baumhower guy exactly do for a living? How did he get to be friends with Hickey?

posted by Dappling2 on Oct 18, 2017 at 08:06:35 pm     #  

I would assume the bought him out in an attempt to keep this under wraps, which they didn't succeed in doing.

posted by upso on Oct 18, 2017 at 08:20:10 pm     #   3 people liked this

Dappling2 posted at 09:06:35 PM on Oct 18, 2017:

A friend of mine brought up several points:

1. Why did the WLS Board buy him out? If half of that was true, it seems a clear cut case to fire him.

2. I was under the impression that things of that nature had to be reported to the Ohio Department of Education.

https://coreprodint.ode.state.oh.us/core2.3/ode.core.EducatorProfile.UI/DisciplinaryInfoView.aspx

What does that Baumhower guy exactly do for a living? How did he get to be friends with Hickey?

From my understanding Hickey resigned the day before the board was going to fire him. There is a pdf on the Blades website (sorry no link), containing 37 counts of misconduct and grounds for termination that the board was going to use to justify his termination. I think he was tipped off by someone, possibly one of the board members, maybe the one he shared a summer cottage with?
Not sure.
Why is Webb in the thick of things? Why would she push for general tire to build in Suder when her constituents didn't want it.
There are so many red flags with Hickey its not even funny.
Whenever Hickey took time off away from school, he never used any of his sick days. He got paid for them all when he resigned.
Hickey says he "loves kids". This is what got him in trouble in the first place starting with Addison.
He needs to go away.

posted by reggie on Oct 19, 2017 at 04:48:42 am     #   1 person liked this

justread posted at 05:23:15 AM on Oct 18, 2017:

All I know is that I will never set foot in that place if

Let's be honest, you have never been there and you never will. This is like me boycotting that grilled cheese restaurant.

LOL, I know just what you mean Justread. Its like when the champion
Golden State Warriors turned down an invitation to go to the white house then a few days later the guy there "un invites" them. Yeah, ok.

posted by reggie on Oct 19, 2017 at 04:52:49 am     #  

No, it isn't like that at all.

posted by justread on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:21:40 am     #   1 person liked this

Dappling2 posted at 09:06:35 PM on Oct 18, 2017:

A friend of mine brought up several points:

1. Why did the WLS Board buy him out? If half of that was true, it seems a clear cut case to fire him.

2. I was under the impression that things of that nature had to be reported to the Ohio Department of Education.

https://coreprodint.ode.state.oh.us/core2.3/ode.core.EducatorProfile.UI/DisciplinaryInfoView.aspx

What does that Baumhower guy exactly do for a living? How did he get to be friends with Hickey?

A complaint was sent to ODE's Office of Professional Conduct in January, 2016 by then board president David Hunter regarding Mr. Hickey.

We didn't have enough space to include everything we had in our latest article, but I wish we had included that detail. ODE refused to confirm or deny it even received the complaint, because of Ohio Administrative Code, so it's impossible to tell what became of the complaint.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Oct 19, 2017 at 09:46:14 am     #  

Why did the WLS Board buy him out? If half of that was true, it seems a clear cut case to fire him.

He resigned. Who gets a payout like that when they resign?

posted by Anniecski on Oct 19, 2017 at 02:44:22 pm     #  

The whole thing is a clown show and I can't wait for the election to be over.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Oct 19, 2017 at 09:51:46 pm     #  

TrilbyGuy posted at 10:51:46 PM on Oct 19, 2017:

The whole thing is a clown show and I can't wait for the election to be over.

This was in my facebook page today as a flashback from last year.

posted by justread on Oct 20, 2017 at 05:28:18 am     #  

How could any normal person put themselves and family thru this? Wait, never mind I answered my own question.
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/11/03/Woman-admits-to-affair-with-Washington-Local-board-candidate-Patrick-Hickey-as-a-teenager.html

posted by OldTimer on Nov 04, 2017 at 11:15:06 am     #   1 person liked this

Let me be the devils's advocate....everything about Hickey was alleged and never proven in a court of law.

Also Lyndsey Webb has given him her support and she is a respected and longtime Toledo politician.

Didn't Baumhower's book also at least partially exonerate Hickey as he argued that Carmean, etc. had a personal vendetta?

Just asking...

posted by Dappling2 on Nov 04, 2017 at 02:44:21 pm     #  

One does not need the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard in an election. That is absurd.

One can make a rational decision on who is to have power over those who have power over their children and their education based on a preponderance of the evidence which is the standard in a civil trial.

Hickey was accused by a parent of raping a 14 year old girl in Addison. According to a teacher who emailed Fred LeFebvre, he was escorted from the building just a few days later, never to return.

He was accused of having an affair with a Washington Local teacher whilst he served as superintendent. He was also accused of receiving nude videos and/or photos from said teacher. Even if he did not solicit them, he did not immediately report the matter to district counsel.

He was accused of harassing said teacher, even approaching her in her classroom.

After he was given a last chance agreement, he continued to harass said teacher, causing the board to seek termination and/or resignation in lieu of termination.

A school board member sought a protective order against Hickey for harassment. The legal standard in Ohio for granting protection orders calls for two threatening incidents. The magistrate ruled there was only one threatening incident. While that might not meet the legal standard, a candidate threatening a current board member and meeting the legal definition of a threat is scary.

Patrick Hickey solicited at least two minor girls within the WLS school system for friendship on social media. While this might not be illegal conduct by itself, it certainly raises issues of propriety and decorum and suspicion -- based on prior accusations -- of ulterior motives.

All that does not prove a single crime. It does prove that this is a man lacking judgment, maturity, and character. It raises suspicion that perhaps he is a serial predator. Given all that, how can a reasonable person vote for him.

posted by MemyselfandI on Nov 04, 2017 at 03:09:06 pm     #   6 people liked this

Even though he will never face legal consequences, I absolutely believe that Hickey had an inappropriate relationship with at least one female student from Addison HS.

I even know the woman's name. (Grew up not far from there & know some of her classmates.)

I can understand why she would want to just let the incidents go & not cooperate with prosecutors or the media now - she's an adult with a family now and has moved on with her life. I'd imagine it's uncomfortable for her every time it's brought up again in the media.

It's unfortunate that it wasn't dealt with appropriately at the time it happened, instead of just being swept under the rug.

However, it was a different world then. My school also had a teacher who was allowed to resign and leave town quietly after an inappropriate relationship with a student. This was not far from Addison and during the same time frame - it's how those types of allegations tended to be dealt with at the time.

posted by mom2 on Nov 04, 2017 at 03:20:03 pm     #   5 people liked this

Anyone but Hickey on Tuesday!

posted by ThePhysician on Nov 04, 2017 at 03:26:59 pm     #   1 person liked this

However, it was a different world then. My school also had a teacher who was allowed to resign and leave town quietly after an inappropriate relationship with a student. This was not far from Addison and during the same time frame - it's how those types of allegations tended to be dealt with at the time.

I grew up in rural Lenawee County (not Addison, but southern Lenawee County), and while I don't like making it sound like I'm excusing Hickey's behavior, I agree that it was a different world then. My high school biology teacher married one of my classmates weeks after we graduated in 1987. And she wasn't the only one he hit on and flirted with during our high school years. (They are still married AFAIK).

posted by not_me on Nov 04, 2017 at 05:36:26 pm     #  

However, it was a different world then. My school also had a teacher who was allowed to resign and leave town quietly after an inappropriate relationship with a student. This was not far from Addison and during the same time frame - it's how those types of allegations tended to be dealt with at the time.

I grew up in rural Lenawee County (not Addison, but southern Lenawee County), and while I don't like making it sound like I'm excusing Hickey's behavior, I agree that it was a different world then. My high school biology teacher married one of my classmates weeks after we graduated in 1987. And she wasn't the only one he hit on and flirted with during our high school years. (He's still at the school, but not married to the classmate anymore).

posted by not_me on Nov 04, 2017 at 05:41:34 pm     #  

Hickey, Webb, and woman-beating Baumhower should all be tarred and feathered.

posted by 6th_Floor on Nov 04, 2017 at 06:25:34 pm     #   5 people liked this

He still has defenders and supporters. I guess I shouldn't be surprised when there are plenty of people believing the world is flat and people that pay to see Nickleback.

posted by JoeyGee on Nov 04, 2017 at 08:05:47 pm     #   3 people liked this

Just a reminder, Trump is president.

posted by upso on Nov 04, 2017 at 08:37:42 pm     #   7 people liked this

I’d like to say kudos to Nolan for commenting on Baumhower’s Facebook post about the Blade article. I can’t imagine how infuriating it is to have someone publicly lie about your work when the facts are right there in front of them.

posted by dell_diva on Nov 04, 2017 at 08:55:22 pm     #   8 people liked this

JoeyGee posted at 08:05:47 PM on Nov 04, 2017:

He still has defenders and supporters. I guess I shouldn't be surprised when there are plenty of people believing the world is flat and people that pay to see Nickleback.

The flat thing can be explained more easily than the Nickleback thing.

posted by justread on Nov 05, 2017 at 04:39:53 am     #   1 person liked this

upso posted at 08:37:42 PM on Nov 04, 2017:

Just a reminder, Trump is president.

How deep does this analogy go? Has another candidate already been coronated by the establishment that is as deeply reviled as he?
If so, maybe he has a chance.

posted by justread on Nov 05, 2017 at 04:44:23 am     #  

dell_diva posted at 08:55:22 PM on Nov 04, 2017:

I’d like to say kudos to Nolan for commenting on Baumhower’s Facebook post about the Blade article. I can’t imagine how infuriating it is to have someone publicly lie about your work when the facts are right there in front of them.

I second the kudos to Nolan for his posts on Baumhowers page. People are making accusations on the reporting and what is going on WLS that obviously haven't read the article. Thankfully Nolan sets them straight.

I'm somewhat surprised on Baumhower's doubling down in support of Hickey. He is now using uncited stats that claim 75 percent of sexual allegations against teachers are unfounded.

posted by Spaceace on Nov 05, 2017 at 02:40:22 pm     #   4 people liked this

not_me posted at 05:41:34 PM on Nov 04, 2017:

However, it was a different world then. My school also had a teacher who was allowed to resign and leave town quietly after an inappropriate relationship with a student. This was not far from Addison and during the same time frame - it's how those types of allegations tended to be dealt with at the time.

I grew up in rural Lenawee County (not Addison, but southern Lenawee County), and while I don't like making it sound like I'm excusing Hickey's behavior, I agree that it was a different world then. My high school biology teacher married one of my classmates weeks after we graduated in 1987. And she wasn't the only one he hit on and flirted with during our high school years. (He's still at the school, but not married to the classmate anymore).

Michigan has listed the age of 16 as the age of consent since at least 1920. A teacher having a sexual relationship in the 1980s with a 14-year-old child would have been guilty of statutory rape, despite the so-called "different world."

I was a student in high school in the 1980s (a parochial school) and at least two of these incidents occurred while I attended. In each case this was handled "quietly" (i.e., teacher fired, parents likely pressured to keep quiet, probably some settlement dollars paid out) but the entire school knew about what was going on pretty quickly. However, both students were in the 17-18 year age range, and both of the cases I know were violations of school policy as opposed to statutory rape.

I want to shift gears a moment, though, and recount an even more serious case with which I had greater personal knowledge.

Interestingly, there was also a priest at our school who was later named by the Archdiocese of Detroit as a pedophile. The school dealt more harshly with lay teachers having sex with students than this priest, who victimized many children. He taught at my alma mater during the prime years he was active as a pedophile.

And yes: even as naive teenaged students we knew there was something wrong with Father Peter J. VanderLinden. He sought out disaffected, struggling young males with identity issues or low self-esteem and befriended them.

Then he raped them.

Of course, we did not know the exact details, but Fr. VanderLinden used to organize camping trips for freshmen and sophomores boys on his radar. I am sure he had formed some sort of club to give these trips official status, but I am too lazy to find and look through the yearbook.

I recall being creeped out in English class when he was lecturing or during reading time. He liked to put his hand on your shoulder or leg if you were a male; probably students like me who showed obvious unease (twisting away, shifting in the seat) were identified as students unlikely to be potential "recruits" to his camping trips.

I have no doubt that one day - maybe at a reunion, maybe after someone sees this hyperlinked post - a victim or two will share their stories with me. I am glad that - even though I was kind of disaffected and somewhat angry as a teen for reasons unrelated to this post - I had a strong sense of who I was and that at some level I knew that I did not have to let a creepy old man cop a feel.

Or anything worse.

I recall jerking away a few times in class, and clearly (in retrospect) he just moved on, though he could be kind of a jackass to students who were openly hostile toward these grooming stages.

< returning to the Hickey story >

So: when I read about the accusations in the Hickey case, I do not dismiss them as being from a "different world," except in the sense that prior to the 2000s, these things got swept under the rug too frequently. Most folks at the time knew these were predatory SOBs, and this was especially the case with the victims (I am setting aside the issue of victim-blaming, which is a very real phenomenon but more tangential to the issue of teacher misconduct).

I have no idea if Patrick Hickey is guilty of the sexual misconduct that he has been accused of perpetrating in Addison. I have had very limited interactions with him as a WLS parent, and I really had no opinion about him until the last year. However, between the Addison case and the better-documented unprofessional activities in the wake of his adultery scandal, I have many good reasons not to vote for Hickey on Tuesday.

And regarding the "75 percent of reports of teachers committing sexual misconduct are falsely filed" theory, I would hazard a guess that this is widely under-reported. However, this is probably starting to change now that more attention is being paid to the problem.

posted by historymike on Nov 05, 2017 at 03:52:57 pm     #   5 people liked this

I'm fascinated-in a purely clinical sense-by this guy's behavior. He takes more selfies than 14-year old girl. Even when he posts a note ostensibly commemorating the achievement of others, he puts his mug front and center, frequently obscuring the actual subject. Does he have a full time photographer tasked with getting images of him, uh, "doing stuff?"

He claims to have a good business up and running, so why does he want to subject his family to the public scrutiny by running for a basically volunteer position?

What power does he have over Lindsay Webb? Does he have dirt on her? Does she realize that her credibility is suspect (at least by sane individuals) by backing with him?

Does anyone think substance abuse might be involved? He does display the blind hubris that is a trademark of cocaine, or to a lesser extant, meth-amphetamine use.

Again, not in WLS nor have I ever had personal or professional contact with any of the players, but the story is captivating, at least in a made-for-TV-movie kind of way. Sorry for basically blurting out my thoughts on the page, but the whole thing is just so peculiar.

posted by SavageFred on Nov 06, 2017 at 11:49:28 am     #   1 person liked this

SavageFred posted at 11:49:28 AM on Nov 06, 2017:

I'm fascinated-in a purely clinical sense-by this guy's behavior. He takes more selfies than 14-year old girl. Even when he posts a note ostensibly commemorating the achievement of others, he puts his mug front and center, frequently obscuring the actual subject. Does he have a full time photographer tasked with getting images of him, uh, "doing stuff?"

He claims to have a good business up and running, so why does he want to subject his family to the public scrutiny by running for a basically volunteer position?

What power does he have over Lindsay Webb? Does he have dirt on her? Does she realize that her credibility is suspect (at least by sane individuals) by backing with him?

Does anyone think substance abuse might be involved? He does display the blind hubris that is a trademark of cocaine, or to a lesser extant, meth-amphetamine use.

Again, not in WLS nor have I ever had personal or professional contact with any of the players, but the story is captivating, at least in a made-for-TV-movie kind of way. Sorry for basically blurting out my thoughts on the page, but the whole thing is just so peculiar.

Are you talking about Hickey or Baumhauer? Both are ridiculously self absorbed malcontents that prey on sycophants to feed their bloated egos.

I assume you are talking about Hickey. The next time he worries about "subjecting his family" to anything will be the first time he thinks about anything other than himself and with anything other than his...other himself.

posted by JoeyGee on Nov 06, 2017 at 05:14:56 pm     #   5 people liked this

Dec 20, 2017 - Toledo Blade - Outgoing Washington Local board maintains ban on Patrick Hickey

At the outgoing board’s final meeting Wednesday, members upheld their previous decision to ban Mr. Hickey from district property. Outgoing board members Patricia Carmean, Eric Kiser, and James Langenderfer voted against temporarily removing the ban, while David Hunter and Lisa Canales voted in favor.

The 3-2 decision was met with cheers from the standing-room-only crowd, many of whom wore yellow shirts in a silent show of solidarity in their effort to see the ban upheld.

“The president told me last night that the ban will be lifted,” Mr. Hickey said.

Before the vote, Mr. Hunter limited public comment from the audience, asking that no one address the topic of Mr. Hickey or the ban. Several questioned the validity of constraining citizen comments’ content at a public meeting.

Hunter voted in favor of Hickey to remove temporarily the ban.

I'm unfamiliar with the procedures regarding public school board meetings that accept comments from the public. Was it legal for Hunter to restrict speech?

More from the Blade:

Kathy Mayfield is the first member of the public to be told by board president David Hunter not to mention the ban of Patrick Hickey during Wednesday's Washington Local Schools board meeting.

Washington Local School board president David Hunter shuts down public comments regarding the ban of Patrick Hickey.

Mr. Hunter stood by his decision to restrict public comment. He said board members have received emails, letters, and calls from the public regarding the ban, and he did not want to entertain further “divisive” discussion.

“This is a meeting of the public, not a public meeting,” he told the crowd. “These decisions that are being decided, concerning this board and the next board, are very legally involved. So to allow that microphone to be open allows liability to this board, and we have to be protected to protect the monies of the school system.”

Mr. Hickey, Mark Hughes, and former board member Tom Ilstrup are scheduled to be sworn when the new board convenes Jan. 3. Mr. Hunter said he will again make a motion to temporarily waive Mr. Hickey’s ban at that meeting so he may be sworn in and participate.

Mr. Hunter said he then intends to call trustees into an executive session so they can further discuss Mr. Hickey’s ban, as well as the separation agreement that he signed when he left as superintendent. He acknowledged he believes the ban should be altered to allow Mr. Hickey to attend board meetings at the WLS administration building.


Blade story from a couple days ago.

Washington Local lawyers told Hickey to pay back public funds

posted by jr on Dec 21, 2017 at 08:40:30 am     #  

I'm unfamiliar with the procedures regarding public school board meetings that accept comments from the public. Was it legal for Hunter to restrict speech?

I can't give you citations, but from my time as a public official, it is legal for a public body to restrict or limit speech, and they actually have the ability to ban all public comment if they wish (not a wise idea, but it is possible). There is nothing wrong with a time and topic limit, as long as they don't say anti-whatever can speak but pro-whatever can't.

posted by not_me on Dec 21, 2017 at 09:51:52 am     #  

Being proud of a hickey is a sign of being young and dumb.

Being proud of a Hickey is a sign of being just dumb.

posted by JoeyGee on Dec 21, 2017 at 11:42:58 am     #   2 people liked this

More good reporting from Nolan. The end of the story explains the comment restriction at the meeting, held last week.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2017/12/22/Patrick-Hickey-Washington-Local-Schools-spar-over-2k-reimbursement.html

posted by jr on Dec 23, 2017 at 07:48:32 pm     #  

Hickey has now sworn HIMSELF in. https://twitter.com/NolanRosenkrans/status/948618578089185280

posted by TrilbyGuy on Jan 03, 2018 at 03:09:32 pm     #  

Oh for fucks sake.

The first board meeting is tonight anyhow. What possible advantage did he gain by trying to swear himself in a few hours earlier? Other than as a publicity stunt?

If the new board is going to vote on the ban, would he have to abstain from the vote due to the obvious conflict of interest anyhow?

What a self aggrandizing douche bag.

posted by mom2 on Jan 03, 2018 at 04:51:07 pm     #   5 people liked this

He just posted this on his Facebook page - a letter from the Board's attorneys and his response to it:

Dear Washington Local Taxpayers:

This is an example of your tax dollars at work with Columbus attorneys and my response. I hope you are as angry as I am.

Mr. Hickey:

It has come to our attention that you intend to force your way into the Washington Local School District Board of Education’s organizational meeting this evening, which has been noticed and scheduled for the Board office. District administrators, District security officers, and individual Board members have no authority at this time to disregard: (1) the Agreement you entered into in which you agreed not to come onto Board property, or (2) the Board’s resolution banning you from entering Board property. The Agreement and Board resolution must be followed unless amended or overturned.

Please be advised that if you choose to try to enter Board property this evening before any Board action to allow you to enter Board property, you will be asked to leave. If you choose not to leave, you will be arrested.

This evening, the Board will have the opportunity to consider your attendance at this evening’s organizational meeting before the election of officers. If the Board decides to allow you to come into the Board meeting this evening, you will receive a call from Mr. Hunter -- as I indicated to you in an earlier email. If you are called to come to the Board meeting and you cannot come to the meeting because you have been arrested, that will be a problem for you.

Please be advised that this firm does not represent you (or any individual board member); rather, this firm represents the Board of Education as an entity.

Sue W. Yount
Bricker & Eckler LLP | 100 South Third Street | Columbus, OH 43215
Direct Dial 614.227.2336 | _ _syount@bricker.com | v-card | www.bricker.com

Sue,

Don't be ridiculous. Please confront who brought this fable to your attention. This email and your work on it is a ludicrous waste of taxpayer money. This isn't the first time you have put your trust in rumor mongers. As an attorney, you should be ashamed. You ignore my legitimate requests and respond to the theatre of the absurd. Yes, you represent the board, of which I am a member.

PatrickHickey <phickey44@gmail.com>

posted by mom2 on Jan 03, 2018 at 05:01:28 pm     #  

The law is not as clear as Nolan makes it sound:

https://www.ohioschoolboards.org/oath-office

Before beginning his or her duties, a member shall take the oath of office, which may be administered by the treasurer, any member of the board, member of the General Assembly, judge of a court or any notary public (Revised Code Section 3313.10, 147.07, 3.24).

ORC 3313.10 states:

Before entering upon the duties of his office each person elected or appointed a member of a board of education shall take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of this state and that he will perform faithfully the duties of his office. Such oath may be administered by the treasurer or any member of the board.

But ORC 147.7 states:

A notary public may, throughout the state, administer oaths required or authorized by law ...

ORC 3.24 adds this:

Every person holding an elected office under the constitution or laws of this state may administer oaths of office to persons elected or appointed to offices under the constitution or laws of this state if those persons are elected or appointed to offices within the geographical limits of the elected officer's constituency, except that members of the general assembly may administer oaths of office to persons elected or appointed to any office under the constitution or laws of this state. Nothing in this section shall forbid the judge of a court established by the constitution of this state or a notary public commissioned in this state from administering an oath to any person.

So, I guess the question is whether 3313.10 overrules 147.7 and 3.24, or can they be read all together, which is what apparently the Ohio School Boards Association interprets, and I would think they would know. Hickey can have a notary swear him in.

So does a voluntary agreement not to step foot on district property become invalid simply because a plurality of voters said so. I would love to see this taken to court, but I'm guessing the school board will back down once Carmean and the other guy (Is it Hunter) are off the board. (Sorry if I named the wrong players, used named based on memory but I could be wrong).

Do they live stream the school board meetings, hallways and parking lots? I'm thinking numerous camera angles will be necessary for this reality TV show.

posted by not_me on Jan 03, 2018 at 05:22:05 pm     #  

I am a notary, and I do know that a notary is prohibited from performing a notorial act in which he or she has a personal interest in.

So, it's a slippery slope there as far as who is the notary and why that particular notary was chosen........

posted by foodie88 on Jan 03, 2018 at 05:59:40 pm     #  

The place is packed and the whole front row is people from Addison who signed up to speak.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 03, 2018 at 06:03:17 pm     #  

Sorry, notarial, not notorial.
Talk text, ugh.

posted by foodie88 on Jan 03, 2018 at 06:35:23 pm     #  

One of his victims just spoke, she was very emotional. People in the audience had tears in their eyes. He should go to jail!

posted by OldTimer on Jan 03, 2018 at 07:00:55 pm     #   1 person liked this

OldTimer posted at 07:00:55 PM on Jan 03, 2018:

One of his victims just spoke, she was very emotional. People in the audience had tears in their eyes. He should go to jail!

One of the Addison victims? Or one of the Whitmer teachers he harassed?

I thought the Addison victims wanted to keep their identities out of the media, but perhaps someone has had a change of heart?

(I do know the name of the main Addison victim, because I know people who graduated with her. I'd never say it, because I can understand why she wants privacy for her family. However, if she came forward on her own, that could really change many people's perceptions of Hickey.)

posted by mom2 on Jan 03, 2018 at 07:54:35 pm     #  

not_me posted at 05:22:05 PM on Jan 03, 2018:

The law is not as clear as Nolan makes it sound:

https://www.ohioschoolboards.org/oath-office

Before beginning his or her duties, a member shall take the oath of office, which may be administered by the treasurer, any member of the board, member of the General Assembly, judge of a court or any notary public (Revised Code Section 3313.10, 147.07, 3.24).

ORC 3313.10 states:

Before entering upon the duties of his office each person elected or appointed a member of a board of education shall take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of this state and that he will perform faithfully the duties of his office. Such oath may be administered by the treasurer or any member of the board.

But ORC 147.7 states:

A notary public may, throughout the state, administer oaths required or authorized by law ...

ORC 3.24 adds this:

Every person holding an elected office under the constitution or laws of this state may administer oaths of office to persons elected or appointed to offices under the constitution or laws of this state if those persons are elected or appointed to offices within the geographical limits of the elected officer's constituency, except that members of the general assembly may administer oaths of office to persons elected or appointed to any office under the constitution or laws of this state. Nothing in this section shall forbid the judge of a court established by the constitution of this state or a notary public commissioned in this state from administering an oath to any person.

So, I guess the question is whether 3313.10 overrules 147.7 and 3.24, or can they be read all together, which is what apparently the Ohio School Boards Association interprets, and I would think they would know. Hickey can have a notary swear him in.

So does a voluntary agreement not to step foot on district property become invalid simply because a plurality of voters said so. I would love to see this taken to court, but I'm guessing the school board will back down once Carmean and the other guy (Is it Hunter) are off the board. (Sorry if I named the wrong players, used named based on memory but I could be wrong).

Do they live stream the school board meetings, hallways and parking lots? I'm thinking numerous camera angles will be necessary for this reality TV show.

I updated that in the story we posted after I first tweeted and did a new tweet based on OSBA's opinion.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Jan 03, 2018 at 08:08:45 pm     #  

https://twitter.com/NolanRosenkrans

Excerpts from Nolan's tweets about Wednesday evening's WLS board meeting.

Too much happening to tweet. Former Addison staff and students say they know why Hickey left, urges Washington Local not lift ban.

A lot of the things that were said in public tonight journalists have been trying to get on the record for a long time.

A former student of Hickey alleged tonight he sexually groomed her when she was 14.

Former Addison athletic director said he spoke to Hickey day he left Addison, and said Hickey told him "it wasn't all my fault."

Former staff in Addison say principal at the time told them Hickey was told to resign in 1990 or be prosecuted.

Former Addison bball player said she saw Hickey and student in a cemetery in 1990, car was rocking. Mom told district, and Hickey was gone.

That student, Brooke Kelly, told me that same story in 2015. W/O documents we were told by attorneys we didn't have enough to report.

[Tonight] Hickey was outside meeting in his car. Would not talk to me on the record. Had a heated discussion off the record that I will not discuss because it was off the record.

State law for oath of office for ed board members says one thing. Other laws do allow a notary public for oath. I wrote that in story but Hickey objected to that earlier tweet.


Excerpts from the Wednesday night Blade story

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2018/01/03/Washington-Local-board-meetings-will-move-off-campus.html

Former Washington Local Schools’ Superintendent Patrick Hickey is still banned from district property, but will be seated on the school board after other members voted Wednesday to temporarily move board meetings off campus.

Wednesday’s meeting was raucous at times, with shouts from the crowd, standing ovations, and strong feelings all around. Allegations of inappropriate conduct by Mr. Hickey dominated the public comment portion.

Battle lines are now drawn in the community, with opponents and supporters of the former superintendent turning out in force at board meetings, running public and private pressure campaigns on board members, and sniping at one another online and in person.

Among the most vocal speakers were the Addison Schools people who addressed the Washington Local board during the public comments section.

posted by jr on Jan 03, 2018 at 11:21:12 pm     #  

Jeremy Baumhower was planning to attend the meeting. (According to his social media.)

If he showed up, I wonder what he thought about the testimony from the Addison schools witnesses.

Jeremy's daughter is a freshman who plays basketball. You'd think he would be revolted after hearing the testimony about how Hickey groomed 14 year old girls he coached.

Is he going to blindly take Hickey's side again? Or will hearing Addison witnesses come forward on the record change that?

He didn't say anything on social media afterwards, which is unusual for him. Typically he'd have made multiple comments by now - he's not exactly one to keep his opinions to himself.

posted by mom2 on Jan 04, 2018 at 07:01:36 am     #   1 person liked this

I will truly never fully understand this entire situation. I have read numerous social media posts that encase the entire situation going back to Addison HS. He was fortunate that the school forced him out immediately, but shame on them for keeping the situation hidden.....different times, different place. Now we have an ex-superintendent hell bent on his own personal agenda bringing more negativity to the situation. Why didn't he take the $$$ and run !! Criminal charges will never be brought, Statute of limitations probably. Hickey knows that, which is why he states he was never convicted of any crime. But why did he reach out to the victim a couple of years ago to warn her it may come out. Kudos to the Addison people who spoke last night, very courageous. Hopefully they get some closure from this situation.

posted by Hoops on Jan 04, 2018 at 08:58:25 am     #  

Actually, there is not a statute of limitations in Michigan for the crime Hickey committed.

That's why the Michigan State Police did the investigation a few years ago, and sent the file to the prosecutor's office. Charges weren't filed, because the victim did not want to cooperate at that time. I'm guessing that the prosecutor felt that witness testimony wouldn't have been enough - they would have needed the victim as well.

If the victim decides to come forward, that could change. With no statute of limitations, there's always at least a possibility that he could be charged eventually.

posted by mom2 on Jan 04, 2018 at 09:09:19 am     #  

I'm not saying that the prosecutor would definitely file charges even if the victim came forward. Just saying that there isn't a statute of limitations, so there's the possibility that charges could be filed with additional evidence.

Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree does not have a statute of limitations in Michigan.

According to Michigan law:

750.520b Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree; circumstances; felony; consecutive terms.

(1) A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree if he or she engages in sexual penetration with another person and if any of the following circumstances exists:

(b) That other person is at least 13 but less than 16 years of age and any of the following:

(iv) The actor is a teacher, substitute teacher, or administrator of the public school, nonpublic school, school district, or intermediate school district in which that other person is enrolled.

posted by mom2 on Jan 04, 2018 at 09:22:25 am     #  

I'm confounded by this whole thing. I know teachers in the district who won't say anything but you can read the agony on their face when the topic comes up; teachers and administrators outside the district that are baffled on how they do business in WLS. Supporters of Hickey that are blind and deaf to the facts, and incapable of stepping back and saying "like this guy or not, nothing good can come of this situation." Parents and residents of WLS that feel they are helpless victims of this self-serving, egotistic war being waged on their district by people who are clearly a few fries short of a Happy meal. Administrators that kick the can down the road, allowing alleged predators to do their thing at the next stop. Administrators that don't have the foresight to say "if we're going to pay you hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to go away, we are damn sure going to make certain you can't pull this crap". And finally, what is this power men like Hickey and JB possess over people, primarily women and moms, to continually be held in such high esteem and regard to the point of almost a cult-like adoration, despite repeatedly demonstrating time and again that they aren't the noble, forthright, principled men prophesize themselves to be. Fascinating...

posted by filthyirishman on Jan 04, 2018 at 09:38:52 am     #   3 people liked this

It's been said many times, but the whole thing is so weird. His hubris is pathological. The easiest way to avoid "wasting taxpayer money" would have been to take his settlement and leave. If he genuinely wanted to "make it about the kids" as he claims, there are dozens of organizations and programs outside of WL where he could have quietly integrated himself and made a significant contribution. But unlike true patrons of the community, who often shy away from the spotlight, every move Hickey makes is premeditated to garner public recognition to feed his insatiable ego. I'm not qualified to comment in on his distant past, but I can surely form an opinion based on his recent actions, which have been documented extensively by the media and Hickey himself. (What is the deal with an adult taking so many posed selfies? It's just creepy. That swearing in on FB was hilarious and indicative of someone losing their grip on reality.) At this point I'm not sure he isn't just trolling the entire community out of boredom. One thing is for sure, this story continues to entertain. (As I've said before, I don't live in the district, have never met Hickey or any of the players, but find this riveting in a 48 Hours / 20/20 kind of way. Thanks for letting me share/vent.)

posted by SavageFred on Jan 04, 2018 at 09:39:32 am     #   6 people liked this

I'm not a psychologist nor a sociologist, but I did take some evening classes in both at the Scott Park campus about 150 years ago.

Historically, people have had to live in groups to survive. Groups have had to compete with each other for resources and survival. Belonging to a group meant safety and "winning" meant survival. We aren't the purely rational beings we all like to imagine; we're still largely affected by these instincts.

With the internet and social media, we now have the ability to satisfy these "team" and "winning" urges anytime. People can find/associate with people who agree with them on literally anything (team) and argue (win) against the "team" that disagrees. That's satisfying some seriously deep-rooted instincts virtually on-demand, which is why doing so has become a major (favorite?) pastime for lots of people.

That's why, I believe, people will stick with the "team" and often dig in even further in situations like this. The urge to satisfy instincts is often much stronger than rational thought (see the majority of people who have done something really stupid in an attempt to have sex/money/power/family/etc.) Breaking from the "team" and/or accepting defeat to the other "side" historically meant death, so those run deep. Think of the person who can't see the obvious truth of an unfaithful spouse; different instinct, same effect.

Now for the mean part. The Washington Local area has become largely impoverished. People living in poverty typically don't have as many opportunities to do things that make them happy as those who don't. But pretty much everyone has an internet connection, and it sure does feel good fighting with the team...even if we don't know why.

posted by Columbusguy on Jan 04, 2018 at 10:18:25 am     #   5 people liked this

Have no dog in the hunt. Ignoring the particulars of the dispute for him against him, like him hate him there was an election held which was lawful. We had one as well for Toledo city council with at least one person elected and returned to council who in my opinion should just not be there based on past behavior in addition to performance. It's not my call. Enough voters decided the other way. When we reach the point of circumventing orderly elections, for whatever reason, we are turning our backs on all the men and women who shed blood, gave their lives so that we can be governed as a free people.

posted by Mariner on Jan 04, 2018 at 10:32:49 am     #   2 people liked this

mom2 posted at 09:09:19 AM on Jan 04, 2018:

Actually, there is not a statute of limitations in Michigan for the crime Hickey committed.

That's why the Michigan State Police did the investigation a few years ago, and sent the file to the prosecutor's office. Charges weren't filed, because the victim did not want to cooperate at that time. I'm guessing that the prosecutor felt that witness testimony wouldn't have been enough - they would have needed the victim as well.

If the victim decides to come forward, that could change. With no statute of limitations, there's always at least a possibility that he could be charged eventually.

According to a November 2017 story in the Blade:

The Lenawee County Prosecutor’s Office declined to press charges because the woman requested that they not, and because it was reported outside the statute of limitations,

Now the strange thing is that the police officer investigating it (see: http://www.toledoblade.com/attachment/2017/11/03/REPORT.pdf), told the first victim (the one who admitted to the relationship) that Hickey could still be charged. But on the last page of the report, it says the prosecutor declined to pursue charges because it appeared outside of statute.

The section that you quote later, 750.520b, has actually been amended several times in the last 15 years (see: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(evfnas5l3o5uemlsrorivvjq))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-750-520b) , so it is hard to see what the law was at the time of the incident which is what would control the statute of limitations for the alleged conduct.

posted by not_me on Jan 04, 2018 at 10:51:16 am     #   1 person liked this

Good point on the language that was in effect at the time of the incident vs. the current language.

I also wonder if the issue could be that the witness on record has said that the victim was 16 when she witnessed the cemetery incident. Even the current wording of the statute says "under 16" which technically doesn't include someone who is 16.

posted by mom2 on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:06:11 am     #  

Mariner posted at 10:32:49 AM on Jan 04, 2018:

Have no dog in the hunt. Ignoring the particulars of the dispute for him against him, like him hate him there was an election held which was lawful. We had one as well for Toledo city council with at least one person elected and returned to council who in my opinion should just not be there based on past behavior in addition to performance. It's not my call. Enough voters decided the other way. When we reach the point of circumventing orderly elections, for whatever reason, we are turning our backs on all the men and women who shed blood, gave their lives so that we can be governed as a free people.

I'm bold enough to speculate not a single soldier has ever given his/her life for the integrity of school board elections.

posted by Columbusguy on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:09:14 am     #   4 people liked this

From the history under Section 750.520b, it looks like the language changes effective March 29, 1984 would be the relevant text for 1990.

The next effective date for any language changes was April 1, 2003.

posted by mom2 on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:10:52 am     #  

Mariner posted at 10:32:49 AM on Jan 04, 2018:

Have no dog in the hunt. Ignoring the particulars of the dispute for him against him, like him hate him there was an election held which was lawful. We had one as well for Toledo city council with at least one person elected and returned to council who in my opinion should just not be there based on past behavior in addition to performance. It's not my call. Enough voters decided the other way. When we reach the point of circumventing orderly elections, for whatever reason, we are turning our backs on all the men and women who shed blood, gave their lives so that we can be governed as a free people.

That's not really addressing the question at hand though.

The question is not whether he should be a board member or not. He was elected. He is a board member now.

The question is whether the ban against him setting foot on school property should be overturned because he happens to be a board member now.

He ran and was elected knowing that the ban was in place. The voters also knew this, and elected him anyhow. Being elected to the school board doesn't magically make the initial reasons for the ban irrelevant.

posted by mom2 on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:22:07 am     #   6 people liked this

mom2 posted at 11:06:11 AM on Jan 04, 2018:

Good point on the language that was in effect at the time of the incident vs. the current language.

I also wonder if the issue could be that the witness on record has said that the victim was 16 when she witnessed the cemetery incident. Even the current wording of the statute says "under 16" which technically doesn't include someone who is 16.

Which is actually interesting - so teachers can have relations with students who are 17-19? Still an ick! for me.

posted by not_me on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:23:18 am     #   2 people liked this

"When we reach the point of circumventing orderly elections, for whatever reason, we are turning our backs on all the men and women who shed blood, gave their lives so that we can be governed as a free people."

Mariner, those people also gave their lives to protect our freedom of assembly, speech, and the press. Winning an election does not mean that the elected official becomes immune to criticism.

I don't know if anyone is suggesting that Hickey be removed from elected office before the 2021 election. Hickey's own past behavior got himself banned from school property. His supporters knew that when they voted for him.

People have spoken out in favor of keeping Hickey's ban from school property in place, which is why the board has agreed to hold future meetings off campus. Allegedly, some people, including parents and teachers, have safety concerns about Hickey's presence if he's permitted to enter school property. And their concerns are based upon Hickey's own past actions.

Alleged victims of Hickey's past behavior may continue to speak out, and the Blade will continue to dig and report. All of that should continue because it's allowed by our Constitution.

If the Washington Local School district continues to be a dramatic shitstorm for months or years to come, then all the blame for the embarrassment and chaos belongs to Hickey and his fanatical supporters. He could have taken the huge buyout two years ago and drifted from public view, but he chose differently.

With his new role as an elected official, Hickey desires to look only forward and ignore the past, but that's not how it works in a free society.

The most emotional speech to the Washington Local board on Wednesday came from Kristina Hassenzahl.

She told the board she was 14 when Mr. Hickey “groomed me sexually.”

“I kept my mouth shut because who was going to believe us?” she said to the board. “Who was going to believe a 14-year-old?”

posted by jr on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:24:15 am     #   4 people liked this

Hickey got 3084 votes or 12.47% of the vote. That means that over 87% of the people voted for anyone but Hickey. In any other WLS board election 3-4 thousand votes meant you lost. as all the winners got over 4,000 votes. He encouraged other to run which diluted the votes needed. This was not the will of the people, this was playing the numbers to get elected. Again 87% of the people who voted did so for someone other than Hickey.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:32:48 am     #   1 person liked this

OldTimer posted at 11:32:48 AM on Jan 04, 2018:

Hickey got 3084 votes or 12.47% of the vote. That means that over 87% of the people voted for anyone but Hickey. In any other WLS board election 3-4 thousand votes meant you lost. as all the winners got over 4,000 votes. He encouraged other to run which diluted the votes needed. This was not the will of the people, this was playing the numbers to get elected. Again 87% of the people who voted did so for someone other than Hickey.

Not sure those numbers are right. Weren't people choosing multiple candidates on their ballots? I think it was closer to 1 in 3 people who voted had him on their ballots. That, along with the giant % of people who didn't vote at all, is still a far cry from the majority of the community supporting him.

posted by Columbusguy on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:41:29 am     #  

I agree no orderly and legal elections should every be circumvented, under any circumstances. I also believe that election to a public office does not equate to a "reset" when the law, legal separation agreement, or legally imposed sanction is in place upon the elected individual. If Arnold Schwartzenegger were to garner enough votes to win the electoral college and the Presidency, it would not change the fact that the Constitution won't allow it because he's not a natural-born citizen. In the same respect, Hickey can't expect that sanctions that he agreed to as part of a separation agreement, and sanctions legally placed upon him as a result of his own poor decisions and behavior, are not magically erased by getting elected. It's not a "get out of jail free" card. Now, there are means to change the Constitution, just as there are means to appeal and negotiate the lifting of sanctions at WLS. There is also the option of just saying, "that's not going to work for me", and leaving it be. Arnie has done that to this point, but instead Hickey has opted for chaos - at the expense of the very residents, children and school district he professes to love. As a former soldier, I can tell you I stood for the rights of all people in this country - even the uneducated, uninformed voters that are easily mislead by the self-serving.

posted by filthyirishman on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:42:03 am     #   1 person liked this

I'll clarify my last statement - anyone who voted for Hickey and though that his election would make the sanctions against him go away, is uneducated and uninformed - at a minimum. Hickey knew this was how it was going to play out, he demonstrated that with his swearing in stunt yesterday, and sitting outside in his car last night. Kudos to the board for doing the adult thing - keeping the sanctions in place and moving the meetings so he can participate as a duly elected official.

Rack me, I'm out.

posted by filthyirishman on Jan 04, 2018 at 11:48:49 am     #  

Columbusguy posted at 11:41:29 AM on Jan 04, 2018:
OldTimer posted at 11:32:48 AM on Jan 04, 2018:

Hickey got 3084 votes or 12.47% of the vote. That means that over 87% of the people voted for anyone but Hickey. In any other WLS board election 3-4 thousand votes meant you lost. as all the winners got over 4,000 votes. He encouraged other to run which diluted the votes needed. This was not the will of the people, this was playing the numbers to get elected. Again 87% of the people who voted did so for someone other than Hickey.

Not sure those numbers are right. Weren't people choosing multiple candidates on their ballots? I think it was closer to 1 in 3 people who voted had him on their ballots. That, along with the giant % of people who didn't vote at all, is still a far cry from the majority of the community supporting him.

In this election, there were nine candidates with a total of 24,741 votes cast. There were 10,578 voters. Given that each voter could vote for up to 3 people in this race, there was a possible 31,734 votes available, but only 24,741 placed. So some voters chose to only vote for one or two candidates, meaning somewhere between 3,496 and 6,993 voters under-voted. This ican be a strategy that many voters and candidates use in this beauty contest-style election in order to leverage as many votes as you can. Or voters just didn't know who else to vote for.

So you can't say 87% of the voters didn't vote for him. Actually, 29% voted for him ... I'm trying to think if that means 71% percent didn't. It's hard to think through this vote-for-three election results. Yes, I think that does mean 71% voted for someone else. Not much better than 87%, but more accurate.

posted by not_me on Jan 04, 2018 at 12:37:10 pm     #  

Columbusguy posted at 11:41:29 AM on Jan 04, 2018:
OldTimer posted at 11:32:48 AM on Jan 04, 2018:

Hickey got 3084 votes or 12.47% of the vote. That means that over 87% of the people voted for anyone but Hickey. In any other WLS board election 3-4 thousand votes meant you lost. as all the winners got over 4,000 votes. He encouraged other to run which diluted the votes needed. This was not the will of the people, this was playing the numbers to get elected. Again 87% of the people who voted did so for someone other than Hickey.

Not sure those numbers are right. Weren't people choosing multiple candidates on their ballots? I think it was closer to 1 in 3 people who voted had him on their ballots. That, along with the giant % of people who didn't vote at all, is still a far cry from the majority of the community supporting him.

The 87 percent number is incorrect. I wondered the same thing because I was unaware of how the WLS board election process worked.

not_me explained this in another thread and now again in this thread while I typed this comment.

If you look at this election report:

http://co.lucas.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/65732

On page 6, you can see that 32.2% of registered votes in WLS voted, or 10,485 voters. Hickey received 3,066 or 29.2% of the voters who voted. Since only 24,562 votes were counted, an awfully lot of people did not vote for the full 3 openings otherwise 10,485 times 3 openings = 31,455 votes would have been cast. That's 22% of the possible votes where dropped - meaning the voter didn't even want to hold their nose and vote for someone.

So you can say 70% didn't choose him, but you'd have to say the same about the other two winners (in round numbers).

Does the 30 percent who supported Hickey equal a "community"? Hickey believes that it does. But it seems that the other 70 percent are part of the community too.

From the November 2017 13ABC story:

"The community is the boss, not the board of education," says Hickey. He believes the ban will be lifted once he takes his seat on the board at the beginning of the year. "It's just suicide not to, the community has said, we want him on the board," says Hickey.

Excerpts from one of Hickey's November 2017 emails, obtained by the Blade:

Please unblock me from your social media accounts and instruct all administrators of wls connected social media accounts to do the same.

The community has spoken, let me do the job I have been elected to do.

My separation agreement needs to be removed from the website.

Terri Kern also started a petition to keep the ban in place. She continues to harass our district. The community has spoken on this issue. It is the will of the people, which carries enormous weight in court.

I have never been charged with a crime.

Lift the ban, take the slings and arrows and move on. Furthering this ban is unacceptable.

posted by jr on Jan 04, 2018 at 12:41:56 pm     #  

I am not sure if I want to call the current situation a clown show, a dumpster fire, or a train wreck. Please advise.

posted by historymike on Jan 05, 2018 at 10:22:38 am     #   3 people liked this

Clown show on a burning, crashing train.

posted by justread on Jan 05, 2018 at 10:54:59 am     #   2 people liked this

Can't it be all three, historymike?

I agree with others that Hickey is wrongly equating the election the sanctions placed on him. Voters did not decide to remove the separation agreement from the website or remove the school property ban, they elected him to serve on the school board. Generally, school board members shouldn't be traipsing around campus anyway, and the separation agreement has nothing to do with his (potential) service on the board. He needs to make a case as to why they should be removed, and he seems incapable of doing that. What a clown dumpster wreck.

posted by swampprof on Jan 05, 2018 at 10:59:20 am     #   1 person liked this

historymike posted at 10:22:38 AM on Jan 05, 2018:

I am not sure if I want to call the current situation a clown show, a dumpster fire, or a train wreck. Please advise.

I think that would be offensive to clowns, burning dumpsters and wrecked trains.

posted by JoeyGee on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:23:17 am     #   2 people liked this

historymike posted at 10:22:38 AM on Jan 05, 2018:

I am not sure if I want to call the current situation a clown show, a dumpster fire, or a train wreck. Please advise.

I think it's more clown show than anything else.

posted by madjack on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:57:53 am     #  

historymike posted at 10:22:38 AM on Jan 05, 2018:

I am not sure if I want to call the current situation a clown show, a dumpster fire, or a train wreck. Please advise.

Clown show and train wreck can be used freely to describe WLS/Hickey.

The Cleveland Browns trademarked "Dumpster Fire."

posted by jr on Jan 05, 2018 at 01:03:45 pm     #  

I thought they trademarked "Factory of Sadness". Those Brownies - not too good at football, but fantastic at putting on a sh*t show, and quick with the patent pending!

posted by filthyirishman on Jan 05, 2018 at 02:04:21 pm     #  

Erroneous display of omniscient creature. He should tuck his tail and bag it.

posted by Mariner on Jan 05, 2018 at 02:22:05 pm     #  

There's a sign on Central Avenue, covering a Carmean For School Board sign, that says Pray For Our Kids on one side and We Believe You on the other. It's been there since the election.

posted by Anniecski on Jan 05, 2018 at 03:12:32 pm     #  

For some more entertainment, check out JB's facebook page in the comments for the discussion between him and Allison Dow.

posted by Spaceace on Jan 05, 2018 at 09:13:27 pm     #   1 person liked this

Can't stand either of them. (Dow/JB)

In the meantime, WLS should just allow Hickey to the board meetings and put several controls to limit his and all board members interaction throughout the district. The voters are the only ones to blame. He was elected by the people (not the majority), but he won. The children of WLS are the only losers in this whole ordeal. Time to pick up the pieces and move on.

posted by WestToledoan on Jan 05, 2018 at 09:49:47 pm     #  

"WLS should just allow Hickey to the board meetings ..."

They will. That was decided earlier this week. Hickey remains banned from school property, but future meetings will be held off school property.

From the Jan 3, 2018 Blade story

Patrick Hickey is still banned from district property, but will be seated on the school board after other members voted Wednesday to temporarily move board meetings off campus.

That seems like a reasonable compromise. It might seem strange to the normal world that a school board member is banned from entering school property, but the WLS district is obviously abnormal.

Last month, Matt Drudge made a statement that went something like, there's a limit to crazy. Clearly, Drudge is unaware of WLS/Hickey.


"... put several controls to limit his and all board members interaction throughout the district."

Do you mean on school property because how can anyone limit interactions of individuals within the district, which covers a good chunk of Toledo?


"Time to pick up the pieces and move on."

That's exactly what Hickey said after the election.

Lift the ban, take the slings and arrows and move on.

But in reality, the "moving on" for this issue means that the Toledo Blade will continue to report on Hickey and WLS, and Hickey's alleged victims may continue to speak out against him.

If Hickey truly wanted to "move on", then he should have been grateful for his $300,000 severance package from WLS two years ago and drifted into obscurity, instead of seeking an elected position.

Hickey should be thankful that he was never prosecuted over 20 years ago for an alleged crime. He should be thankful that school districts allowed alleged criminals to "move on" quietly to other school districts.

Officially, Hickey could be called trash.

From a November 2017 Blade editorial :

The truth is that Mr. Hickey probably had no business working as an administrator in the [Washington Local] district in the first place. But an unsavory custom that lets teachers and administrators accused of misconduct quietly resign and move on to new jobs is to blame for that.

It even has a name: “Pass the trash”: School districts allow employees to leave and seek new jobs with new employers who are left in the dark about their troubles because districts do not want negative attention and/​or they do not want a lengthy fight.

It appears that Hickey lied about why he left Addison during the school year.

Only the demented will never acknowledge that 100 percent of the blame for this disaster belongs to Patrick Hickey.

posted by jr on Jan 05, 2018 at 10:53:36 pm     #   8 people liked this

Only the demented will never acknowledge that 100 percent of the blame for this disaster belongs to Patrick Hickey.

I'm demented, and on behalf of demented people everywhere I officially acknowledge that 100% of the blame for this disaster belongs to Patrick Hickey.

And the family of deviant dwarves living in the crawl space under JustRead's house.

posted by madjack on Jan 06, 2018 at 03:17:35 pm     #  

Someone showed this to me yesterday it is from the meeting the other day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPuGWgLyeaU
People wonder why Hickey did not just go away and find a job and one of the answers, besides his ego and personality traits, seems to be that he needs 2 more years in the retirement program to make his 25 years and collect full retirement. The school board job would give him the credits he wants.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 09, 2018 at 08:15:49 am     #  

If the above is true, it answers a helluva lot of questions regarding "why" Hickey would still be desperately trying to be involved in WLS schools rather than simply taking he $$ and finding more discreet ways to help the, um, "kids." I hope the retirement is enough to offset the all the nonsense he's put himself, the district, and his family through.

posted by SavageFred on Jan 09, 2018 at 11:21:03 am     #  

One thing is for sure, he will never get a job in any Ohio school system that would allow him to get the retirement credits he needs. The school board job is his only chance.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 09, 2018 at 01:58:34 pm     #   1 person liked this

Jan 13, 2018 - Toledo Blade - Patrick Hickey threatens lawsuit over leaked documents

“He's always threatening to sue people,” Mr. Langenderfer said.

posted by jr on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:49:16 am     #   2 people liked this

You notice his lawyers did not sent the letter. Last I heard his lawyer told someone do not send your paper to us, send it to him.
Usually that is lawyer speak for, he is not paying his bill and we don't represent him anymore.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 14, 2018 at 12:20:28 pm     #   5 people liked this

Is he actually opening up a place called Cyclebar?

posted by mom2 on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:11:49 am     #  

patrick

posted by mom2 on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:14:39 am     #  

I feel like I am being punked. Like this is a big social experiment. Some real life version of a practical joker show.

posted by justread on Jan 19, 2018 at 06:37:19 am     #   2 people liked this

justread, that's exactly how I feel.

Remember a few months ago when I said reading all this stuff about him is like reading a script from a Twilight Zone episode,
I was serious !

I don't have a LinkedIn account, but from the little bit that I can see for free, he owns two Cyclebar locations, one in Toledo, and one in Ann Arbor.

posted by foodie88 on Jan 19, 2018 at 08:58:47 am     #  

I take that back, he owns six locations according to the Lucas County WLS 2017 voter guide for candidates. I can't download the link though, I'm not very tech savvy, especially with my phone.

posted by foodie88 on Jan 19, 2018 at 09:23:57 am     #  

“This is all really, really, really weird...”

- upso

posted by dell_diva on Jan 19, 2018 at 03:21:53 pm     #   1 person liked this

mom2 posted at 12:14:39 AM on Jan 19, 2018:

patrick

Looks like he deleted it. If you look at his Instagram, he posted back in june asking people to check out Cyclebar.com. 7 months have passed. https://cyclebar.com/info/find-your-studio/?bh-sl-address=43613 The closest cyclebar is Northville, MI. There is a locaction coming soon, to Westlake, OH. Maybe the Toledo location will be downtown to keep with the coming soon tradition.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Jan 19, 2018 at 03:58:25 pm     #   1 person liked this

If you're looking to avoid Mr. Hickey, avoid both local Pure Barre locations, where he is a very active member.

posted by nits on Jan 19, 2018 at 04:06:46 pm     #  

Patrick C. Hickey
Education: Bachelors Degree in English Siena Heights University, Masters in Educational Administration and
Education Specialist degree from the University of Toledo.
Current Occupation: Owner and CEO of Mustardseed Cycling, owner of 6 Cyclebar locations, CEO of Jeanne
Hickey Memorial Fund, Educational consultant and motivational speaker. Retired Superintendent of Washington
Local Schools.
Website: www.facebook.com/patrick.hickey.77770
Qualifications: 30 years of successful teaching and educational experience including teacher of English, coach,
public school Principal, private school principal, and Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent experience.
Years of philanthropy including fund that has donated a million dollars to inner city kids in Toledo and Chicago
and supporting kids in Honduras and Russia.
Questions:
1) The most important issues and what I will accomplish in the first 100 days if elected:
1. A state audit before any levy request
2. Community input on 50 measurable and achievable goals for the Superintendent and administration to be
achieved in 1000 days.
3. Immediate 80% reduction in attorney fees and bringing all legal work to local attorneys.
4. Immediate return of Challenge Day, Victory Day, Panther Prowl, Washington DC trip, KIA
5. A student representative and a representative from TAWLS, OAPSE, and SAWLS at the board table with
access to the agenda.
6. Quarterly communication to the public through School Life, Across the Board, Awards issue, Calendar,
and Annual Report.
7. A media policy where no comment is not acceptable
8. Lower class sizes
9. At least 4 public partnerships per year to ease burden on taxpayers.
10. An end to buy out of contracts
11. Efficient public records release policy that honors transparency and honesty.
12. Study the feasibility of a new Junior High to replace aging structures and using state money to
accomplish that goal.
13. Demand state accountability on money owed WLS through the capping process.
14. Public use of tennis courts, track, and fitness center at Whitmer High School.
2) I bring more educational experience to the position than all other candidates combined and I am the father of
a current student and 3 Whitmer graduates.

http://www.lwvtoledo.org/washington%20local%20school%20district.pdf

This is the biography he wrote about himself for the voters guide for WLS last year. He claims to own six Cyclebar locations.

posted by foodie88 on Jan 19, 2018 at 04:12:24 pm     #  

some interesting video from last night's board meeting: https://www.facebook.com/toni.koder/videos/1608604992512046/?id=100011617216155

skip to the 40-minute mark for Alison Dow's epic speech.

posted by nits on Jan 19, 2018 at 04:21:35 pm     #  

That by itself don't make him a bad guy but the philanthropy to Russia might bring him before Mueller.

posted by Mariner on Jan 19, 2018 at 04:25:36 pm     #  

foodie88 posted at 04:12:24 PM on Jan 19, 2018:

Patrick C. Hickey
Education: Bachelors Degree in English Siena Heights University, Masters in Educational Administration and

Education Specialist degree from the University of Toledo.

Current Occupation: Owner and CEO of Mustardseed Cycling, owner of 6 Cyclebar locations, CEO of Jeanne

Hickey Memorial Fund, Educational consultant and motivational speaker. Retired Superintendent of Washington

Local Schools.

Website: www.facebook.com/patrick.hickey.77770

Qualifications: 30 years of successful teaching and educational experience including teacher of English, coach,

public school Principal, private school principal, and Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent experience.

Years of philanthropy including fund that has donated a million dollars to inner city kids in Toledo and Chicago

and supporting kids in Honduras and Russia.

Questions:

1) The most important issues and what I will accomplish in the first 100 days if elected:

1. A state audit before any levy request

2. Community input on 50 measurable and achievable goals for the Superintendent and administration to be

achieved in 1000 days.

3. Immediate 80% reduction in attorney fees and bringing all legal work to local attorneys.

4. Immediate return of Challenge Day, Victory Day, Panther Prowl, Washington DC trip, KIA

5. A student representative and a representative from TAWLS, OAPSE, and SAWLS at the board table with

access to the agenda.

6. Quarterly communication to the public through School Life, Across the Board, Awards issue, Calendar,

and Annual Report.

7. A media policy where no comment is not acceptable

8. Lower class sizes

9. At least 4 public partnerships per year to ease burden on taxpayers.

10. An end to buy out of contracts

11. Efficient public records release policy that honors transparency and honesty.

12. Study the feasibility of a new Junior High to replace aging structures and using state money to

accomplish that goal.

13. Demand state accountability on money owed WLS through the capping process.

14. Public use of tennis courts, track, and fitness center at Whitmer High School.

2) I bring more educational experience to the position than all other candidates combined and I am the father of

a current student and 3 Whitmer graduates.

http://www.lwvtoledo.org/washington%20local%20school%20district.pdf

This is the biography he wrote about himself for the voters guide for WLS last year. He claims to own six Cyclebar locations.

7. A media policy where no comment is not acceptable

You don't say...the guy who's favorite pastime is listening to himself talk says he'll never say "no comment."

Shocking.

posted by mom2 on Jan 19, 2018 at 07:50:16 pm     #  

6 cyclebar locations, he has said in the past he is "going to" open 3 locations but has yet to find the right locations.

posted by trixanne on Jan 19, 2018 at 08:16:10 pm     #  

I just don't understand.

I've said it before, but.......who ARE these people that keep voting for him , and think he's the greatest thing since sliced bread ?

How much Kool-aid did they drink, and what's in that Kool-Aid ?

posted by foodie88 on Jan 19, 2018 at 09:02:27 pm     #   2 people liked this