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There are 259 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 29, 2010, titled Couple who fought AEP are left fighting the law | The Columbus Disp.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A Hocking County couple who lost their battle to stop American Electric Power from installing a power line across their property find themselves in another fight, this time with the law.

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the truth

Heath, OH

#250 Sep 1, 2010
Obama's learning curve is drooping means his telepromtor brock down again and he can't talk or think at the same time.
YOU people

Columbus, OH

#251 Sep 1, 2010
outside looking in wrote:
<quoted text>
Referring to this above statement - WERE YOU THERE? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED OR WHAT WAS SAID?
IF WHAT YOU SAY IS WHAT HAPPENED, "get the @#*% out of the road", NO MATTER THE EXACT "@#*%", THEN THE SPEECH IS PROTECTED.
A PERSON CANNOT BE VERBALLY CONFRONTATIONAL OR "DISORDERLY" FROM INSIDE A VEHICLE, ASSUMING THE PEOPLE INVOLVED STAYED IN THEIR VEHICLE. THERE MUST BE A "FACE TO FACE" CONFRONTATION INVOLVED AND THE WORDS MUST BE "FIGHTING WORDS". THE RECEIVER OF THOSE "WORDS" MUST BE AT LEAST TEMPTED TO "FIGHT" IN RETALIATION TO THE PERSON SAYING THEM.
OHIO'S STATE COURTS AND FEDERAL COURTS HAVE ALREADY DECIDED THIS BEFORE THE MAJORITY OF THE LIVING WERE BORN AND SUCH DECISIONS HAVE BEEN AFFIRMED MANY TIMES OVER.
MUNICIPALITIES HAVE A RIGHT TO DESIGN THEIR OWN LAWS TO AN EXTENT, AND THAT IS WHY MANY PEOPLE ARE ARRESTED WITHIN MUNICIPALITIES FOR "PROFANITY" OR "THE FINGER". MANY OF THOSE CASES HAVE ALSO BEEN REVERSED ON APPEAL.
IT IS SAD TO THINK THAT PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A BADGE AND A GUN NO MATTER WHAT THE BADGE AND GUN ARE UP TO AND THAT WE MUST ALL SUBMIT TO SOME "PERFECT" STANDARD OF SPEECH OR ELSE BE THE VICTIM OF AN ATTACK AND TAKEN TO JAIL.
I THINK IT IS AWESOME THAT THIS COUPLE IS WILLING TO EDUCATE OTHERS BY STANDING UP FOR THE CONSTITUTION.
That was a QUOTE from another poster's account of what happened. Were YOU there? Then perhaps you should just stay on the OUTSIDE YELLING IN. Notice my deft usage of capital letters? Wish you could do that, DON'T YOU? HAHAHAHA!
fubar

Norwalk, OH

#252 Sep 2, 2010
I just want to have the last word in this discussion. The last Word.
me too

Dublin, OH

#253 Sep 8, 2010
fubar wrote:
I just want to have the last word in this discussion. The last Word.
The Last Word.
-Paul

Dayton, OH

#254 Sep 9, 2010
me too wrote:
<quoted text>
The Last Word.
Word. I WON!!!!!
Jeff Mason

Columbus, OH

#255 Nov 11, 2010
Melanie
Sometimes its best to choose the battles you can win. Its not about being right or wrong. Its the cards you are holding in your hand and you got to know when to hold-um and know when to fold-um while forgeting about foolish pride. You may be morally right in a way but contracts and the law has nothing to do about who is morally right or wrong. I'm sure you recall me as a child. I really loved you from a distance - problem was at 14 I wasn't mature enough to let you know how I liked you. God bless you and your country living.
Jeff Mason
ShameShame

Lancaster, OH

#256 Dec 3, 2010
LAST!!
the grinch

Dublin, OH

#257 Dec 3, 2010
I won.
WOW

United States

#259 Jan 26, 2011
Common Sense wrote:
Seems that hubby actually helped the deputy restrain wifey in the altercation at their house. He verbally advised the deputy that she was out of control at the time.
WOW! A WITNESS, WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?
She works for a local attorney, which makes her believe that she is a lawyer.
WOW! A MIND READER TOO!
She spends her time trying to intimidate anyone she does not agree with, and is very good at twisting the truth.
WOW! ARE YOU SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE?
Her military service carries no weight here, and is about as relevant as Tim McVeigh's military record.
WHERE'S HERE? YOU ARE A VERY DISTURBED PERSON, ASSUMING YOU ARE A PERSON.
Bob Marley

United States

#261 Feb 7, 2011
I see commen sense i found public information this on the public records for the county
Ogle, Charles R
case number TRD 0101230, Fail To Display
civil case number CVF 0200226, Credit Card Account
case number TRD 0302342, 65/55 Speed
criminal case number CRB 9001042A, Fleeing And Elu
criminal case number CRB 9001042B, Disorder Conduc
criminal case number CRB 9001042B, Disorder Conduc
criminal case number CRB 9700081, RMW (assault)
Ogle, Melanie A
criminal case number CRA 0901083, Assault On Poli
criminal case number CRB 0901084A, Resisting Arres
criminal case number CRB 0901084B, Disorderly Cond
criminal case number CRB 0901426A, Obstructing Off
criminal case number CRB 0901426B, Mischief
traffic case number TRD 8902846, Ped. On Crosswa
bluecode

Circleville, OH

#262 May 28, 2011
Common sense, did the bank get there house? is she in prison yet?
Mills family relative

Columbus, OH

#263 Aug 13, 2011
I just found this post and I realize it is rather old, however I would like to add the families prospective on this situation. My great uncle Oliver Mills had allowed AEP to place a line of electric hookups on his property however what he found was that they were harvesting many of the trees that were not in the way of the lines etc. They were harvesting his lumber without his permission and trying to get by with it without permission. This infuriated him and locals tell me that he was pushed and pushed by AEP and that what occurred was their fault and not his. They sit him up because they knew he had one hell of a law suit for the stealing of his trees for lumber without permission. The funny part of the story; if you can call it that is when they burned his house down after he was in hiding due to killing the sheriff who AEP had in their hip pocket the sheriff's said it burnt due to an electrical problem at the house. There was no electric ran to his house, that was the purpose for AEP in the first place was to run electric to his house and others in the area and since that had not been accomplished yet, you have to wonder how his house burnt down due to an electrical problem? His poor wife and his brother were illegally jailed and neither had anything to do with what he had done. His sisters were harassed at their homes over an dover and they no longer lived anywhere in Hocking Hills. They were terrified to leave their homes after being accused of hiding him and helping him. They were clueless to his where he was in the Hocking Hills and the only reason he came out of hiding was to stop the family harrassment, that the hill people had told him about. Believe me when I saw if he had wanted to he could have stayed in those hills for a very long time without being found. He had lived in Hocking Hills all his life and he was a true live off the land kind of fellow with many contacts in the hills that hated AEP for all the crap they did to the people who had allowed them in also. They were well known for stealing the lumber off of peoples land. Well Known.
1Enzyte Bob

Denver, CO

#264 Aug 13, 2011
Mills family relative wrote:
I just found this post and I realize it is rather old, however I would like to add the families prospective on this situation. My great uncle Oliver Mills had allowed AEP to place a line of electric hookups on his property however what he found was that they were harvesting many of the trees that were not in the way of the lines etc. They were harvesting his lumber without his permission and trying to get by with it without permission. This infuriated him and locals tell me that he was pushed and pushed by AEP and that what occurred was their fault and not his. They sit him up because they knew he had one hell of a law suit for the stealing of his trees for lumber without permission. The funny part of the story; if you can call it that is when they burned his house down after he was in hiding due to killing the sheriff who AEP had in their hip pocket the sheriff's said it burnt due to an electrical problem at the house. There was no electric ran to his house, that was the purpose for AEP in the first place was to run electric to his house and others in the area and since that had not been accomplished yet, you have to wonder how his house burnt down due to an electrical problem? His poor wife and his brother were illegally jailed and neither had anything to do with what he had done. His sisters were harassed at their homes over an dover and they no longer lived anywhere in Hocking Hills. They were terrified to leave their homes after being accused of hiding him and helping him. They were clueless to his where he was in the Hocking Hills and the only reason he came out of hiding was to stop the family harrassment, that the hill people had told him about. Believe me when I saw if he had wanted to he could have stayed in those hills for a very long time without being found. He had lived in Hocking Hills all his life and he was a true live off the land kind of fellow with many contacts in the hills that hated AEP for all the crap they did to the people who had allowed them in also. They were well known for stealing the lumber off of peoples land. Well Known.
That's right, it's a conspiracy. A multi-billion dollar corporation like AEP doesn't have anything better to do than steal $2500 worth of lumber from hillbillies. It's a conspiracy.
Melanie Ogle

Greenfield, OH

#265 Aug 13, 2011
Hi Mills Family, perhaps you would consider sending your story to the Logan Daily News editor rhawk@logandaily.com?

The Ogle Family knows exactly what your uncle and his family went through. Thank you for sharing.

To enzyte bob, AEP doesn't steal timber for profit, they do it because they can. Their attorneys are already on payroll and retainers to threaten people and lie in a court of law, which I know for a fact. Here's a brief lesson in history - England's monarchy sent ships across the Atlantic to steal the "hillbillies' timber".

AEP didn't become a multi-billion dollar company on merit.

UPDATE on our AEP story - AEP and Hocking County have been ordered to show up for mediation on September 15, 2011 in federal court on our civil rights violations complaint. Hocking County under the guise of the State of Ohio maliciously prosecuted me this week for a second time and the jury returned a guilty verdict of assualt on a peace officer. 12 jurors believed a lying deputy instead of the sheriff's office own evidence and the truth of my husband and my testimony. In this, a re-trial, the lying deputy apparently decided to attempt to protect either AEP for committing the crime of blocking the road and our driveway, or himself for not addressing their crime of blocking the road and our driveway because he testified that he didn't know whether or not the AEP and Pike trucks were blocking our travel or if they had moved for us to pass, contrary to his previous testimony. And no conspiracy exists? Since I am innocent of whatever it is that the jury decided I am guilty of, which I can only surmise is the deputy's lies, I will not accept the injustice against me and will continue to exercise my rights and appeal the persecution. My husband and I have also been subpoened to testify in front of a special grand jury next week for a variety of charges, including perjury of an AEP employee, and false reporting, perjury and assault of 3 deputies pursuant to 2935.09 brought by a special prosecuting attorney. Oh, and that contempt motion that AEP corrupted the county court into granting against for $25k of our $54k jury award - the appeals court recently overturned it.

It would have been easier and cheaper for AEP to just bury the line instead of stealing our land, but no doubt, they haven't learned any lesson.
Hunter on vacation

Perrysburg, OH

#266 Aug 14, 2011
Melanie Ogle wrote:
Hi Mills Family, perhaps you would consider sending your story to the Logan Daily News editor rhawk@logandaily.com?
The Ogle Family knows exactly what your uncle and his family went through. Thank you for sharing.
To enzyte bob, AEP doesn't steal timber for profit, they do it because they can. Their attorneys are already on payroll and retainers to threaten people and lie in a court of law, which I know for a fact. Here's a brief lesson in history - England's monarchy sent ships across the Atlantic to steal the "hillbillies' timber".
AEP didn't become a multi-billion dollar company on merit.
UPDATE on our AEP story - AEP and Hocking County have been ordered to show up for mediation on September 15, 2011 in federal court on our civil rights violations complaint. Hocking County under the guise of the State of Ohio maliciously prosecuted me this week for a second time and the jury returned a guilty verdict of assualt on a peace officer. 12 jurors believed a lying deputy instead of the sheriff's office own evidence and the truth of my husband and my testimony. In this, a re-trial, the lying deputy apparently decided to attempt to protect either AEP for committing the crime of blocking the road and our driveway, or himself for not addressing their crime of blocking the road and our driveway because he testified that he didn't know whether or not the AEP and Pike trucks were blocking our travel or if they had moved for us to pass, contrary to his previous testimony. And no conspiracy exists? Since I am innocent of whatever it is that the jury decided I am guilty of, which I can only surmise is the deputy's lies, I will not accept the injustice against me and will continue to exercise my rights and appeal the persecution. My husband and I have also been subpoened to testify in front of a special grand jury next week for a variety of charges, including perjury of an AEP employee, and false reporting, perjury and assault of 3 deputies pursuant to 2935.09 brought by a special prosecuting attorney. Oh, and that contempt motion that AEP corrupted the county court into granting against for $25k of our $54k jury award - the appeals court recently overturned it.
It would have been easier and cheaper for AEP to just bury the line instead of stealing our land, but no doubt, they haven't learned any lesson.
As much as I hate to agree with Bob (believe I do, here is a guy who normally knows NOTHING!!! but is a classic troll), I have to agree with him on this one.
Quick history lesson: English Monarchy didn't steal lumber from Hillbillies. They colonies were set up for the purpose of using the natural resources of the New World to expand the empire. They must not teach that in home school.

Unfortunately/fortunately, utilities are granted right of ways regardless of the property owners permission (greater good). This is especially true in rural areas where pipe lines and power transmission paths trumps win out over property lines. It seems that it is cheaper to go in a straight line than zig-zag around those people that don't allow access. Go figure.

Anyway you are a convict now, probably a felon and you won't win this one. As typical of the current mentality of Americans, you persist in the notion that you did nothing wrong. Everyone's against you. The Man is out to get you. You can't comprehend that perhaps, just perhaps, you were in the wrong and acted improperly. Now you've got to pay for it.
Just Admit that you did wrong and move on with your life. You'll be better for it.
1Enzyte Bob

Denver, CO

#267 Aug 14, 2011
Hunter on vacation wrote:
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As much as I hate to agree with Bob (believe I do, here is a guy who normally knows NOTHING!!! but is a classic troll), I have to agree with him on this one.
You should pay closer attention to my posts. Although I do admit I am a troll, most of my posts are grounded in non-sugarcoated truth.
Hunter on vacation wrote:
<quoted text>
Quick history lesson: English Monarchy didn't steal lumber from Hillbillies. They colonies were set up for the purpose of using the natural resources of the New World to expand the empire. They must not teach that in home school.
Unfortunately/fortunately, utilities are granted right of ways regardless of the property owners permission (greater good). This is especially true in rural areas where pipe lines and power transmission paths trumps win out over property lines. It seems that it is cheaper to go in a straight line than zig-zag around those people that don't allow access. Go figure.
Anyway you are a convict now, probably a felon and you won't win this one. As typical of the current mentality of Americans, you persist in the notion that you did nothing wrong. Everyone's against you. The Man is out to get you. You can't comprehend that perhaps, just perhaps, you were in the wrong and acted improperly. Now you've got to pay for it.
Just Admit that you did wrong and move on with your life. You'll be better for it.
Why do hillbillies think there are special laws just for them that they conjure in their heads? AEP is not in the lumber business. They make electricity and they mine for coal. They're not interested in lumber scraps from someone's land.
Melanie Ogle

Circleville, OH

#268 Aug 14, 2011
Hunter on vacation wrote:
<quoted text> Anyway you are a convict now, probably a felon and you won't win this one. As typical of the current mentality of Americans, you persist in the notion that you did nothing wrong. Everyone's against you. The Man is out to get you. You can't comprehend that perhaps, just perhaps, you were in the wrong and acted improperly. Now you've got to pay for it.
Just Admit that you did wrong and move on with your life. You'll be better for it.
I have no NOTION that I have done nothing wrong, I have done nothing wrong. Perhaps you cannot comprehend that a so-called law enforcement officer can lie out of every orifice of his body.

Supposedly, I am labeled as a convict, even a felon by men at this moment. Fortunately, I believe in a much higher power than men and those men who have falsely accused me of crimes and falsely labeled me as such will get their due by the Almighty.

As for "moving on", I will be doing just that. I will be moving on to prove the perjury against me.
Monkey Business

United States

#269 Aug 19, 2011
Well, well, well!
The party is over and Ms Ogle has been found guilty. No shock there. Seems that all of her other ridiculous lawsuits hate been no billed by the grand jury.
Looks as if she has reached the end of her nasty vendetta, though she has wasted the financial resources of Hocking county yet again.
Real shame when someone like her is capable of causing so much waste for good people.
Monkey Business

United States

#270 Sep 11, 2011
Ogle is going before a judge in the morning.
Seems that she violated the judge, and tried to intimidate one of the jurors who found her guilty.
Nutjob strikes again!
Melanie Ogle banned from Kroger
LOGAN — A Rockbridge woman has been banned from a local supermarket following an alleged incident with a member of the jury who convicted her.

Although Melanie Ogle, 48, of Donaldson Road, had already left Kroger when police were called to the scene Tuesday, a police report filed about the incident details plans to issue Ogle a letter from Kroger Manager Ernie Norris stating she is not to be on store property. According to the report, Ogle is accused of having a verbal altercation with an employee of the store.

Ogle’s contact with the woman violates the terms of her bond, according to Special Prosecutor Timothy Gleeson, who is filing a motion to revoke the bond in Hocking County Common Pleas Court today.
“The reason I find it so important in filing the motion to revoke the bond is that jury service is an obligation, and something, I think, as a whole, the community ought to appreciate,” Gleeson said. Jury members shouldn’t be intimidated, he added.

Officers from the Logan Police Department were called to Kroger on Chieftain Drive Tuesday around 12:30 p.m., following complaints that Ogle went through the checkout lane where the 52-year-old woman was working as a cashier.

The employee was a member of the jury that convicted Ogle of assault on a peace officer on Aug. 11.

According to the police report, Ogle “started raising her voice about the fact that the decision [the woman] made while on the jury trial in Melanie’s case was based on lies.”

The juror said Ogle was loud enough that it caused other people to look her way, adding she felt intimidated and uncomfortable with the way Ogle was acting.

No charges have been filed, but according to Gleeson, visiting Judge Dale Crawford may revoke Ogle’s bond, which had been modified when she was found guilty of assault on a peace officer last month.

The assault charge stems from a Sept. 9, 2009 incident where she kicked Hocking County Sheriff Deputy Trent Woodgeard in the groin. Woodgeard was attempting to arrest Ogle for disorderly conduct for causing a scene with American Electric Power workers on Donaldson Road where she resides.

When the jury verdict was handed down, Crawford continued Ogle’s $5,000 recognizance bond but modified it, prohibiting her from having any contact with jurors or witnesses in the case. According to the judge’s order, if there was any contact with jurors, her bond was to be revoked.

“I’m aware that at least verbally,[Crawford] instructed Mrs. Ogle to refrain from having any contact at all with jurors. That’s what occurred earlier this week, and in my view is a direct violation of that, so I feel obligated to at least bring it to the court’s attention so he can decide whether to revoke the bond, put further restrictions on it, or move up her sentencing hearing,” Gleeson said.

If the judge revokes the bond, he added, Ogle may need to put up additional money to stay out of jail, go to jail outright, or have her sentencing date earlier than scheduled.

Ogle’s sentencing hearing is currently set for Sept. 27.

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