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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

DISCUSSION: CAN MARLBORO TRUSTEES WISE & WOLF SURVIVE? WHAT IS TAKING SHERIFF SWANSON SO LONG?



On December 31, 2009 Marlboro Township trustees Dave Wolf and Tim Wise are due to end their respective terms as trustee.

Undoubtedly, both will run for re-election.

But in light of the Marlboro Township Police Chief Ron Devies matter, can they be re-elected?

Area press reports have recounted how Marlboro Township trustees voted on January 12th to put the chief on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Stark County sheriff's department on possible misconduct involving township computers.

Today, Stephanie Ujhely of The Alliance Review reports that a furious crowd of Marlboro residents showed up at a regular township trustee meeting last night to demand Devies' reinstatement.

The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) understands that Chief Devies is a community institution.

And anyone who understands the political life of a community. If authorities go after a community institution, they had better be right or their own political future is in great jeopardy.

Such is exactly the position Trustees Dave Wolf and Tim Wise find themselves.

Their only hope for political survival is that Sheriff Swanson turns up a prosecutable offense in his investigation of Devies'. If he doesn't, then Wolf and Wise are political dead ducks.

It is now over two weeks since township computers were confiscated for investigation.

Why is it taking the sheriff so long?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Forensic analysis of hard drives hardly should fall under the purview of the sheriff's office. Why couldn't the trustees simply hire a firm, of which there are several in NE Ohio, and be done with it within one weeks time?

Anonymous said...

The Stark County Crime Lab is responsible for analyzing the computers. The Sheriff would have no control over how long it takes for the lab to analyze the computers.

Anonymous said...

I don't think two weeks is long at all for an investigation of this nature.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the tail wagging the dog. How can a police chief tell the trustees they must earn his respect. I thought he worked for them? I know I couldn't tell my superiors that it was required of them to earn my respect. Yeah, that would go over real well.

Anonymous said...

This smells like another Stark County witch hunt. Remember the Perry Twp/Chief Machan debacle?

Anonymous said...

Perry Twp. debacle was chump change compared to this.

Anonymous said...

both trustees are finished. john hagan for trustee the way i see it. he raised my electric bill but will not fire our chief. i think wayne schillig is taking the easy way out. he is to chicken to tell people what he thinks. i hope they throw him out with the other two. Al the zoning inspector is the only person who knows what they are doing. Al is the best I have seen in the township in the last 40 years.

Anonymous said...

WISE HAS HAD A LONG TIME PROBLEM WITH THE CHIEF. THE CHIEF WILL WIN AND WISE WILL BE OUT ON HIS BUTT. WISE IS DONE JUST INSERT THE FORK. BUB BYE...... WISE LESS

Anonymous said...

Ron is a rockstar in Marlboro. He has saved lives in this township and we all love him. Schillig and the other two goofs can resign. Devies is a Marlboro Rockstar!

Anonymous said...

The sheriff hates the Marlboro Police Chief. He supported Dordea. This will be a mess for sure.

Anonymous said...

These clowns messed with the wrong guy this time. Hagan will crack some heads in this Township. Did hagan really raise gas rates?

Anonymous said...

JOHN HAGAN FOR KING OF MARLBORO. WISE AND WOLF WILL BOTH LOSE TO HIM. HE USED TO BE A REP!@ OHIO