Belmont County to Hold Elections

Nov 3, 2007 Full story: The Intelligencer 264

Voters in Belmont County will select from a full ballot of candidates, old and new, in many municipal races when they go to the polls Tuesday. via The Intelligencer

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Whoo Hoo

United States

#21 Feb 22, 2008
Lucas hasn't done anything the other two haven't done. Nippert's current live-in love was a college intern at the sheriff's office. He booted his former girlfriend, who was his kids' babysitter, for her. He's about 35 years older than she is. And the story on the street is that Fred had his girlfriend working in the jail. She ended up getting fired because she couldn't keep her mouth shut about confidential information. Now, where do you suppose she got that information????
Say no to Nippert

United States

#22 Feb 22, 2008
To all the citizens of Belmont County, DO NOT VOTE FOR DON NIPPERT!!!!!!! This man is on mental disability from the Sheriff's Office, do you think he should be the next Sheriff of our county? Lets get real and lets get to the facts, the people that are campaigning for Nippert are ex-employees of the Sheriff's Office that were fired!! Some of the other ones are convicted felons that run a used car business as a front for his drug activities that Nippert helped get out of jail!! But thats right, Nippert did so much drug work in the county. What a joke!!! Lets talk about some of the other campaingners, A particular Sergeant that should have been fired for insubordination and dereliction of duty. Or the others, you know the St. CLairsville Police Officers that like to degrade Dave Lucas, but do the same thing that he was accused of doing{cheating on their wifes}. Escpicially the one in particular that likes to hide behind shower curtains!! I want to see the proof that Dave did the things that you say he did. I went to the Commissioner website and there is nothing on there supporting your accusation. Lets also talk about how when Nippert worked at the Sheriff's Office, he would use his county vehicle to pick-up his girlfriend and take her to work and then go pick her up in the county owned vehicle. How much money did he cost the county while using that vehicle as his personal taxi?? Probable more than the SWAT Team costs the county!! People, the bottom line is ask some of the Deputies that work at the Sheriff's Office if they want to work for Nippert. I bet you they will tell you NO!!! This man wants to get rid of the SWAT team that protects the citizens of Belmont County. These guys are willing to protect the citizens at the cost of their own lives and not ask for anything in return and this mentaly disabled Sheriff's candidate wants to get rid of the SWAT team if he is elected!!! HMMM lets think about that!!! Nippert, that wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that Dave Lucas founded the SWAT team, now would it? Get real Nippert, stay on your disability!!!!! People, Please do not vote for Nippert!!!
Say no to Lucas

Allison Park, PA

#23 Feb 22, 2008
There above are the ramblings of a NUT. Just check the fact's and please by all means ask a Deputy or a Prosecutor or a Judge or anybody who really knows Dave. Its shows real desperation to get to the disibility issue. I can't really say I blame you for being desperate at this point. As if the Swat team is the big issue. Stop the Mud slinging. It's not going to be worth it!
Get it straight

Allison Park, PA

#24 Feb 22, 2008
Dave is the one who degrades the St. Clairsville Police Officers. Not the other way around. Dave has degraded himself enough without anyone helping him. Man do you need to get the truth.
Whoo Hoo

Columbus, OH

#25 Feb 23, 2008
Ask the deputies who they want to work for and they will tell you Thompson. Reason? Thompson pays no attention to what they do, does NOT hold them accountable for their actions (he can't, he does a lot of the same stuff himself) and hires people to work for him with questionable, if not outright criminal, backgrounds. And why is it desperation to question the disability issue in regard to Nippert? Physical disability is one thing -- but a psychiatric disability is a whole nuther animal. He has always had a short fuse and problems managing his temper, and the shooting incident in 1999 made it much worse. No one could stand to be around him. I say again, if he's well enough to run a campaign, he's well enough to get a job. If the psychiatric disability isn't an issue, why hasn't one of the other county law enforcement agencies taken him on? Answer, they don't want to chance it and face the liability that may result. And believe me, asking a prosecutor or a judge or a commissioner in this county will get you NOWHERE. They're all politicians, out for themselves, and won't tell the truth about any of the candidates (or anything else, for that matter), for fear they'll end up working with them. In fact,the Common Pleas Court judges are a large part of the reason why we got saddled with Thompson in the first place. Why doesn't someone ask Jennifer Sargus about all the months worth of unopened mail they found in Thompson's desk when he was a county probation officer? He didn't do his job then, and she helped cover it up. Anyone else would have been fired. Thompson has been collecting a large paycheck from the citizens of Belmont County for doing precisely nothing his entire career. And as far as the SWAT team goes, one of the other commenters here hit the nail on the head. Nippert hates Lucas, Lucas founded the team, the team members all supported Dave, and getting rid of the team is a way to slap Dave in the face and all the people on the team who supported him. Nippert does not have the strength of character it takes to avoid using the office for his own petty vendettas. Same goes for all the people he has working for him. All disgraced former employees and their cohorts.
Get it straight

Allison Park, PA

#26 Feb 23, 2008
Whoever you are, You do make some sense about some things. But I will tell you that you have it dead erong about Nippert. he is a good guy and will be a great Sheriff.
Get it straight

Allison Park, PA

#27 Feb 23, 2008
It is really a shame that it has to come to this about the elections. Everyone needs to stop the personal attacks. Its only showing how stupid we all are if we believe everything we hear. I think the people already have made the choice of who they are voting for and any further negative serves no useful purpose. Lets show some maturity. After all, One of these men will be our next Sheriff. Like it or not. Good luck to all.
Whoo Hoo

Columbus, OH

#28 Feb 23, 2008
I have first hand knowledge of Nippert. I stand by my comments. He's not the person he wants people to believe he is. All else aside, he simply does not have the necessary administrative skills to run an agency with a multi-million dollar budget. He's not held a law enforcement position since he left the sheriff's office. I will say it for a third time -- to me, it speaks volumes of his character that he's collecting disability payments and is running this campaign. IF HE CAN DO THAT, HE CAN GET A JOB. How honest can that be??? I know he denies it up one side and down the other, even to the extent of sending a letter to the union employees of the sheriff's office that he does not have a hit list of people he's getting rid of if and when he takes office. Don't believe it. The employees don't. The list exists, and anyone who he believes has slighted him in any way is going to pay. And as well, you can tell a person by the company they keep. Look at who he's surrounded with. Enough said.
Whoo Hoo

Columbus, OH

#29 Feb 23, 2008
I take offense at the implication that I am immature because I'm telling the truth about Thompson and Nippert. However, whatever. I have done my homework. Whatever Lucas's shortcomings may be, the fact remains that he truly has done a lot of the things he's said he's done -- he's been on the 911 board, he's brought a ton of grant money into the agency (no mean feat, considering there are very few grants available for law enforcement)-- He's always gotten along with the Board of Commissioners, which is extremely important as far as fiscal matters are involved. All Thompson has done is pay his "cronies", Allen Porter and Joe Hummel, astronomical salaries for doing nothing but taking all day lunches at Schlepps with him and hiring their relatives (Hummel's daughter works in the jail kitchen). If Nippert doesn't get his way, he throws a temper tantrum. So, if he loses, he'll continue to collect monthly disability payments, when to my mind he's proven he's capable to getting off his ass and working somewhere, although probably not in law enforcement. It appears none of the county or municipal law enforcement agencies are willing to take a chance on him -- if he was as good as people seem to believe, he could only make another agency look good by association with him.
Get it straight

Allison Park, PA

#30 Feb 23, 2008
Good luck! Don't be so angry at the world. I'm sure you will do OK.
lucas isnt it

Ambridge, PA

#31 Feb 23, 2008
you go to feb, 21st.2007 minutes of the commissioners minutes and on the very first page you will see payments made for diane days unemployemnt.
lucas isnt it

Ambridge, PA

#32 Feb 23, 2008
go to the feb. 21st 2007 minutes and on the first page you will see the payments to d. days unemployment becase he forced her out of the county
Say no to Nippert

United States

#33 Feb 23, 2008
You are right Mr. Get it straight, you should stop the mud slinging. Considering most of your comments on here are degrading Mr.Lucas. I can't help Nippert makes it come down to the disability issue. I mean come on, I think Mrs. LegalGirl hit the nail right on the head with Nippert not working anywhere else since leaving the Sheriff's Office!! I can't blame any local Police Departments for not hiring a ticking time bomb!! Let's ask some of the Deputies about the "HIT LIST" that does exsists. It's a shame that Nippert had to get a certain Sergeant to get the address of every union member at the Sheriff's Office so that Nippert could send a letter out to every member saying that the "HIT LIST" does not exist. The reason for this, because one of his cronies let the cat out of the bag!! So Mr. St.Clairsville P.D. Officers call me a nut if you want, but lets really look at the true side of Don Nippert!!
BC Resident

Saint Clairsville, OH

#34 Feb 23, 2008
I have been reading LegalGirls blogs for the last 2 days, and you seem to think you know a lot of what is going on with these candidates running for Sheriff. It seems to me that you have a lot of anger towards Sheriff Thompson and Mr. Nippert. Why is that? Have you ever been employed by the Belmont County Sheriffs Office or any other agency in this county? I'm sure everyone reading your blogs would love to know. And as for Sheriff Thompson, not doing his job, who the hell do you think fired all of Mr. Nippert's Co-horts? I don't really think people care about Mr. Nippert's personal life or Mr. Thompson's for that matter. The question coming down on March 4th is going to be Who Can Do The Best Job for this County? And why do you seem to care so much, considering from what I am reading you don't even live in this county? I also agree with "Get It Straight", we are all tired of the cutdowns, putdowns, etc. There are alot of things being said about these candidates and other candidates running for political offices in this county, and I'm sure that not everything you hear or read is true. And when all is said and done, you will not have to worry about anything, considering you evidently are not a Belmont County Citizens, and not to mention, how many people will remember these blogs about these candidates. I really feel you are a very angry lady who better get a check on herself. Because why you ask? You are starting to really worry me. You are taking this election to serious, very personal and you seem to be extremely obsessed over this whole election, particularly the Sheriff's election. And whether or not Mr. Nippert is on mental disability and running for the Office of Sheriff that seems to me it needs to come back to the person or persons who actually approved him to run. I have heard he is on mental disability, but, to be honest, I don't know if that is true. As for Dave Lucas, he is a womanizer, and a stalker. THAT IS A FACT THAT I KNOW FOR SURE! Why you ask, because I dated him! He actually scared me to death. Whether or not you ever dated him I don't know. And as for Judge Sargus, I don't really believe that she would cover up for anyone!!!! Commissioners, police, attorney's, etc. I don't know how you are getting your information, but, please check it out first. I do have to agree with you on one thing though, if Mr. Nippert is Mr. Wonderful and can do all, why isn't he working for another law enforcement agency? Also, how do you know about the shower curtain incident? You seem to know an awful lot of things from not being in this county. Also, I know for a fact that police officers or deputies do not make astronomical amounts of money! PLEASE don't go there! Also, for your info, Sheriff Thompson does not pay Allen Porter or Joe Hummel's salaries, the county does with the approval of the county commissioners. I am going to repeat what Get It Straight told you, Good Luck! Don't be so angry at the world, I sure your life, like mine, will go on after this election.!!!!!!!!!
Whoo Hoo

Columbus, OH

#35 Feb 23, 2008
Whatever. What I do or where I live is no one's business but mine. I do my research -- if more people did, maybe we'd get a better caliber of candidates running for offices. Seems to be you're getting pretty personal at me, when I have a right to an opinion like everyone else. And gee, if you dated Lucas, knowing he's a married man, what does that say about you? Don't know that I'd want to admit it to anyone. Sorry you had a bad experience with him, but you brought it on yourself.
Whoo Hoo

Columbus, OH

#36 Feb 23, 2008
Oh, and BTW, the sheriff sets the salaries for his non-union employees. And no, I'm not obsessed with the Sheriff's office election -- what will be will be. I was merely interested in the misleading information being posted on this blog, and took the opportunity to set the record straight. Believe me or not, that's your choice. Everyone gets angry when they hear the truth and have no comeback, so they start with the attacks. Good luck to all of you as well. When Nippert is sheriff, you'll need it.
BC Resident

Saint Clairsville, OH

#37 Feb 23, 2008
I think you really need to get a life. And for your information, Dave wasn't married when I dated him. You are such a b----! Good Luck with whatever your problems are! I feel extremely sorry for you! And I truly hope you get the help you need, because it is pretty obvious, that you have an anger management problem yourself. And I think that your research is not research at all, your are holding a personal vendetta against these 2 men in particular. And I do not believe that you know Dave Lucas all that well, or being a woman yourself, you wouldn't be standing up for him. That says alot about you!
BC Resident

Saint Clairsville, OH

#38 Feb 23, 2008
What makes you think that Don Nippert will be our next sheriff? He doesn't even know that! No one will know until March 4th. Answer me this, how well do you know these 2 men? It seems to me that you know some of what you are talking about. And as for Dave Lucas, do you honestly think that he would make a good sheriff knowing what we all know about him?
JCS

United States

#39 Feb 23, 2008
THIS IS A RESPONSE TO LEGALGIRL'S COMMENTS BY ANY CHANCE ARE YOU MR. THOMPSON'S EX GIRLFRIEND THAT WORKED AT THE JAIL AND GOT FIRED? YOU SEEM VERY ANGRY AND YOU SEEM TO KNOW ALOT ABOUT WHAT GOES ON IN THE JAIL PAST AND PRESENT....
Whoo Hoo

Columbus, OH

#40 Feb 23, 2008
I have a very nice life, thank you very much, nor do I have anger management problems. Keep in mind, it is your tax money that pays the salaries of elected officials.

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