Melanie Leneghan Liberty trustee, ope...

Melanie Leneghan Liberty trustee, opens mouth, inserts foot

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Melanie Must Go

Delaware, OH

#1 May 5, 2014
On Monday May 5th, the Ohio Elections Commission found probable cause that Melanie violated Ohio election law when she claimed in a campaign piece that she was endorsed by a PAC when was in fact NOT endorsed by this PAC.

Ohio election law forbids claiming endorsements that are false. Penalty could be as much as 6 months in jaol and a $1,000 fine.

A finding of probable cause means it is more likely than not that she committed the offense.

All of this over a precinct committeeman's position. Really?

So, if they find her guilty will she do the right thing and step down as trustee?

I seem to remember an incident with a firefighter. She claimed she didn't do anything wrong then either. Yea, right Melanie.

Clearly Melanie has issues in the public arena. Perhaps she should return to selling pencils.
Anybody got a tin cup?
The Truth Informer

Columbus, OH

#2 May 6, 2014
Interesting, can you give more inormation?
Melanie Must Go

Delaware, OH

#3 May 6, 2014
What else is there to say at this point?

There will be a full hearing scheduled soon to review the matter.

She claimed in a campaign piece she was endorsed by the Ohio Right to Live PAC. She is not. She has claimed it was an error, and that she was endorsed by a similarly named PAC, and it was an honest mistake. Unfortunately for Melanie, she could not identify any member of the PAC she claims endorsed her, and there is no such PAC registered with the State.

There is no crying in baseball, and no lying about political endorsements.
Melanie Must Go

Delaware, OH

#4 May 6, 2014
I meant to say Ohio right to Life PAC. My bad.
The Truth Informer

Columbus, OH

#5 May 6, 2014
I look forward to the results of this hearing. Please keep us informed!
Who gives a Rats

Dublin, OH

#6 May 10, 2014
Who the hell cares about a Delaware County GOP Central Committee seat. This whole thing is just more Bob Mann crying over his repudiation at the hands of Leneghan..
Melanie Must Go

Carroll, OH

#7 May 10, 2014
Bob Mann? What does Bob Mann have to do with this? And what did Leneghan do to Mann that makes you think this is sour grapes?

This is about a current sitting elected official making false statements.

That should concern you. It does me. This was not an honest mistake, which would be bad enough, but an outright lie.

My expectations of conduct by elected officials does not include false statements.

Yes, this is about a central committee seat. It is an unpaid elected position, which makes it that much worse. Why would you make false statements about a unpaid position? Why is it that important that you have to lie to win?

Makes me wonder about her conduct as trustee. We have already seen some problems with that.
The Truth Informer

Centerburg, OH

#8 May 10, 2014
Melanie Must Go wrote:
Bob Mann? What does Bob Mann have to do with this? And what did Leneghan do to Mann that makes you think this is sour grapes?
This is about a current sitting elected official making false statements.
That should concern you. It does me. This was not an honest mistake, which would be bad enough, but an outright lie.
My expectations of conduct by elected officials does not include false statements.
Yes, this is about a central committee seat. It is an unpaid elected position, which makes it that much worse. Why would you make false statements about a unpaid position? Why is it that important that you have to lie to win?
Makes me wonder about her conduct as trustee. We have already seen some problems with that.
....some problems???
Melanie Must Go

Carroll, OH

#9 May 12, 2014
Ok, a number of problems. Let's see what pops to mind:

There is the issue of her calling a female FF "a token" That got her a public reprimand from the other trustees, and a very unflattering story covered by 10TV news, as well as other outlets.

She refuses to vote to pay any attorney bills, no matter what. She seems to think that the Prosecutor's office should be handling everything. Well, in a perfect world, maybe so. We don't live in a perfect world.

Then of course there was her all out assault against the Fire Dept. Liberty Twp. and Powell almost saw their Fire Dept. close. That has put all of the residents of Powell and Liberty Twp. at risk. Seems foolish, but she led the charge. It was a real shame about the roofer who died on a roof on Bean Oller. We are fortunate there have not been more tragedies.

That should cover the high points, or is it low? I don't think she represents our community very well at all.
Thanks Melanie

Jacksonville, FL

#10 May 15, 2014
For bringing funding for the Liberty Township Fire Department to the forefront. Because of Melanie the Delaware County Commissioners will have to address the issue of double taxation on residents. Thanks Melanie for bringing to the forefront that the City of Columbus Zoo gets a ride off Liberty Township property owners. Thanks Melanie for pointing out that Delaware County gets all the sales tax revenue from the Zoo but shares nothing with Liberty Township.Thanks Melanie for shinning the light on the bloated bureaucracy within the Liberty Township Fire Department. Thanks Melanie for pointing out that FF/EMS received 4% plus raises when the majority of property owners were getting minimal if any raises , and many were without work or had to take pay cuts. Thanks Melanie for pointing out that FF/EMS and Township personnel get paid for sick time and vacation not used-, benefit not seen in the private sector.Thanks Melanie for doing your job while the other Commisioners were more interested in doubling our Fire EMS taxes and implementing a JEDZ income tax.
Melanie Must Go

Carroll, OH

#11 May 15, 2014
Wow, Talk about half truths, and distortions.
I don't even know where to start with this.

This sounds like Jordan and Lehr bullaloney.

I think I will wait and see what the Election Commission says about the allegations against Melanie. Let's see if "probable cause" turns into GUILTY.
Melanie Was Right

Indianapolis, IN

#12 May 16, 2014
Liberty Twp could save a whole bunch of money if Liberty 's EMS was located in building like Delaware County's EMS Station # 3 in Lewis Center. A fancy physical structure like that on Sawmill Parkway does not make the service. It only gouges the taxpayers. ..
Melanie Must Go

Carroll, OH

#13 May 17, 2014
Melanie Was Right wrote:
Liberty Twp could save a whole bunch of money if Liberty 's EMS was located in building like Delaware County's EMS Station # 3 in Lewis Center. A fancy physical structure like that on Sawmill Parkway does not make the service. It only gouges the taxpayers...
The whole point of Liberty having its own EMS, which was in existence before the County EMS is response time. Do you have any idea how long it would take to respond from Lewis Center (which is not even in the township)? while many EMS runs are not a case of life or death, to someone with a heart attack, minutes mean the difference between life and death. How quickly we have forgotten the poor roofer who passed on Bean Oller due to the cuts in the Fire Dept.

Sometimes the best answer is not the cheapest. If all you care about is cost, there are other alternatives. What we have is the best alternative to save ;;lives and protect the residents. So, if you don't care about that, there are cheaper ways. Fortunately, the majority of residents want a good Fire Dept. and excellent EMS,

But this thread is about the township trustee who apparently has trouble with the truth.
The election commission will hear the case on June 26th. Stay tuned!
The Truth Informer

Upper Sandusky, OH

#14 May 20, 2014
Melanie Was Right wrote:
Liberty Twp could save a whole bunch of money if Liberty 's EMS was located in building like Delaware County's EMS Station # 3 in Lewis Center. A fancy physical structure like that on Sawmill Parkway does not make the service. It only gouges the taxpayers...
Tempe the Troll (aka Kim Simpson), I see you are back and have relocated to Florida.

What a brilliant statement. So, "Liberty's EMS" should be located in a structure like Delaware County's EMS Station #3 in Lewis Center.

That is Orange Township's old fire station from the 1950's. I'm sure you knew that. So are you suggesting that "Liberty EMS" should be run out of the old Liberty Fire Station in downtown Powell?(Please tell me you know which building that is, I'll assume you do).

So the Fire Station on Sawmill Parkway gouges the taxpayers. Well, the residents of Wedgewood demanded a fire station near them so they could have a quicker response from fire and EMS. The fire department answered their demands. That would include your house, located at 9443 Gibson Drive. But you would prefer a brick shack from the 1950's instead of the station that stands there now. I'm sure it would look great next to the big box Target store just down the street.

Shut up Kimberly Jeffery-Simpson, you've spent enough time handing out anti-Liberty Fire Department literature to any of your kook friends that want to read it. This community is tired of you and your "Friends of Liberty Township" hate propaganda towards our firefighters and the fire department.
Mr Truth Informer

London, UK

#15 May 21, 2014
U might want to check who actually lives at the Gibson Dr. address and consider contacting them to offer an apology for your posting.. Heaven forbid u could end up in a civil action.
Truth Informer Lies

Mesquite, NV

#16 Jun 5, 2014
Mr Truth Informer wrote:
U might want to check who actually lives at the Gibson Dr. address and consider contacting them to offer an apology for your posting.. Heaven forbid u could end up in a civil action.
How ironic The Truth Informer Lied and outed the wrong address!! Hope the outed party seeks a legal remedy..
The Truth Informer

Findlay, OH

#17 Jun 16, 2014
Truth Informer Lies wrote:
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How ironic The Truth Informer Lied and outed the wrong address!! Hope the outed party seeks a legal remedy..
Oh boo hoo. The fireman hater moved. I got my info from the auditor's site. It's public record.

So among all the LIES that have been told by Melanie, Guzzo, Simpson and the rest of the Powell Taliban, firemen lost their jobs, emergencies in Liberty Township and Powell have to be answered by other communities and someone else's hard earned money, lives have been lost, property damaged beyond what is should be due to a lack of firemen, millions of dollars squandered due to ridiculous demand of big box stores, however..........

WE ARE GOING TO SEEK LEGAL ACTION BECAUSE SOMEONE POSTED AN ADDRESS THAT IS PUBLIC RECORD.

If anyone should be sued, it's Lengehan and Guzzo.
Sue The Truth Informer

Anonymous Proxy

#18 Jul 9, 2014
The party which the so called Truth Informer has outed does not live at the address specified by The Truth Informer. Whoever lives there now should investigate legal remedies for dealing with The Truth Informer. Mr. Truth Informer check your facts on the Delaware County Auditor's website. As of May 2014, the date of your "Truth Post" you have the wrong party. PS there may be a good local Orange Township Attorney for the case..
The Truth Informer wrote:
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Tempe the Troll (aka Kim Simpson), I see you are back and have relocated to Florida.
What a brilliant statement. So, "Liberty's EMS" should be located in a structure like Delaware County's EMS Station #3 in Lewis Center.
That is Orange Township's old fire station from the 1950's. I'm sure you knew that. So are you suggesting that "Liberty EMS" should be run out of the old Liberty Fire Station in downtown Powell?(Please tell me you know which building that is, I'll assume you do).
So the Fire Station on Sawmill Parkway gouges the taxpayers. Well, the residents of Wedgewood demanded a fire station near them so they could have a quicker response from fire and EMS. The fire department answered their demands. That would include your house, located at 9443 Gibson Drive. But you would prefer a brick shack from the 1950's instead of the station that stands there now. I'm sure it would look great next to the big box Target store just down the street.
Shut up Kimberly Jeffery-Simpson, you've spent enough time handing out anti-Liberty Fire Department literature to any of your kook friends that want to read it. This community is tired of you and your "Friends of Liberty Township" hate propaganda towards our firefighters and the fire department.
Melanie Must Go

Delaware, OH

#19 Aug 17, 2014
Well, the stars and the planets are aligned, Melanie's case is coming up soon before the Ohio Elections Commission.

It will be interesting to see how this falls out. She has retained legal counsel (smart) but chose Peggy Guzzo for her defense (dumb, really dumb). Sort of puts the claim that those two had a falling out in a whole new light.

We shall see what the Election Commission says. The hearing is August 26th. So far, things are not looking good for Melanie.

I predict she will be found guilty, and she will howl in protest that it was a setup, and she is being picked on.

Sorry Melanie, the rules are clear, and you are expected to folllow them. There are no exceptions for sycophants of Kris Jordan, no matter how noble you believe his cause to be.
Hey Now

Anonymous Proxy

#20 Sep 10, 2014
Melanie Must Go wrote:
Well, the stars and the planets are aligned, Melanie's case is coming up soon before the Ohio Elections Commission.
It will be interesting to see how this falls out. She has retained legal counsel (smart) but chose Peggy Guzzo for her defense (dumb, really dumb). Sort of puts the claim that those two had a falling out in a whole new light.
We shall see what the Election Commission says. The hearing is August 26th. So far, things are not looking good for Melanie.
I predict she will be found guilty, and she will howl in protest that it was a setup, and she is being picked on.
Sorry Melanie, the rules are clear, and you are expected to folllow them. There are no exceptions for sycophants of Kris Jordan, no matter how noble you believe his cause to be.
Hey Bruce, the election commission voted in Melanie's favor 4-3. You have been awfully quiet!! Melanie Will Stay. Now go back to the firehouse.

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