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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 ?

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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     #   4 people liked this

I can't understand why people haven't had a protest in front of his house yet. The address is easy to find on Lucas County ARIES.

posted by ThePhysician on Jan 19, 2018 at 10:39:03 pm     #  

OMG. I thought this was over. So basically PH is willing to burn WLS to the ground in order to extract revenge and score that retirement plan. Un-f*^king believable. Even if he had good intentions, it will take decades for the district to recover, if ever.
The corporate office of Cycleboy-or whatever the name of this weeks fitness fad is-needs to be notified that this guy is a nut. Second thought, scratch that, let them take his cash for the hefty franchise fee with them when they fade into insolvency and leave him sitting on the $900k note. Maybe then someone in his family will stand up and say, "please, just let it be. You are ruining our family."

posted by SavageFred on Jan 19, 2018 at 10:48:34 pm     #  

One not-so-final note: It is highly probable that his plan all along was to destroy the district and and take down his detractors in the process. After seeing the IG post above, I do think he is actively trolling everyone. No accused pedophile could be so thick as to think posting a photo of young women drinking in a locker room would be a good idea. (It also is a good indicator of the sleazy marketing tactics of cycleperv-or whatever it's called.)
I also feel for his blind supporters who will be left with the wreckage when he hits his retirement package and tosses them the keys to a broken district.
Also, he uses way too many screamers and sensational punctuation for someone with an English degree.

posted by SavageFred on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:18:06 pm     #   1 person liked this

ThePhysician posted at 10:39:03 PM on Jan 19, 2018:

I can't understand why people haven't had a protest in front of his house yet. The address is easy to find on Lucas County ARIES.

Translation: You are disappointed there is no mob, so you suggest a dox.

posted by justread on Jan 20, 2018 at 06:21:54 am     #   1 person liked this

Jan 25, 2018 - Toledo Blade - Michigan State Police investigating Patrick Hickey

Investigators have launched a criminal probe into Washington Local Schools board member and former superintendent Patrick Hickey, who is accused of having inappropriate relations with students while he worked at a school district in Michigan.

Michigan State Police Lt. Tony Cuevas said investigators have reopened a criminal sexual conduct case they were looking into in 2016.

A 2016 police report shows a woman told an investigator that she had sex with Mr. Hickey when she was 14 and he was her coach and teacher at Addison High School in Addison, Mich., more than two decades ago.

Lenawee County prosecutors at the time declined to press charges because the woman requested that they not, and because it was reported outside the statute of limitations, according to both the police report and Scott Baker, chief assistant prosecuting attorney for the county.

“The same victim wants to move forward with criminal charges, and the statute of limitations for that particular crime is no longer an issue,” Lieutenant Cuevas said Thursday.

Lieutenant Cuevas encouraged any other potential victims to call the Michigan State Police Monroe Post at 734-242-3500.

posted by jr on Jan 25, 2018 at 02:49:07 pm     #  

Just posted of the Blade site Michigan Police have reopened the Hickey investigation and the statute of limitations does not apply.
http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2018/01/25/Michigan-State-Police-investigating-Patrick-Hickey.html
I heard a 3rd victim has come forth and 1 has agreed to press charges. Also a former coworker of Hickeys in Findlay is talking about Hickey and a female board member there in the late 90's.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 25, 2018 at 02:50:42 pm     #  

Wow. I wonder if he had just walked away with his settlement and stayed out of the public eye if all of this would have stayed buried and would have remained just rumors.

posted by JoeyGee on Jan 25, 2018 at 05:44:11 pm     #   4 people liked this

JoeyGee posted at 05:44:11 PM on Jan 25, 2018:

Wow. I wonder if he had just walked away with his settlement and stayed out of the public eye if all of this would have stayed buried and would have remained just rumors.

I believe it would have stayed buried.

I know someone who graduated from HS with the victim. (I know the woman's name, but since she isn't being identified in media I won't say it yet.)

My understanding is that the woman asked authorities not to charge Hickey then, because she was hoping that the attention would die down. She didn't want to put her family through the publicity of a trial.

I think it's fair to speculate that she has realized the attention will never just go away with Hickey's insistence on remaining in the public eye.

posted by mom2 on Jan 25, 2018 at 07:19:13 pm     #  

From the Blade story:

State police are investigating an allegation of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, which is punishable by life in prison and has no statute of limitations, Lieutenant Cuevas said.

Former Addison student Kristina Hassenzahl has twice addressed WLS board members during their meetings about what she described as “inappropriate comments” and “grooming” by Mr. Hickey when she was a teenager and he was her basketball coach.

She told The Blade that Mr. Hickey made repeated sexually suggestive comments to her when she was a teenage student, and even though he did not have sex with her, she said she felt guilty for not coming forward sooner.

She said Thursday the state police investigation was “30 years in the making.”

“We have found our voices. We are not backing down, and he is going to have to answer,” she said.

posted by jr on Jan 25, 2018 at 07:54:22 pm     #  

How can a statute of limitations not apply to a case and then years later, apply to the same case? Am I missing something?

posted by dell_diva on Jan 25, 2018 at 08:14:57 pm     #  

dell_diva posted at 08:14:57 PM on Jan 25, 2018:

How can a statute of limitations not apply to a case and then years later, apply to the same case? Am I missing something?

Perhaps if the potential charges were different?

One potential crime might have had a statue of limitations, but if additional evidence became available there might be a different crime that had no statute of limitations.

(That's just one hypothetical scenario - I don't know if that's specifically what happened here.)

posted by mom2 on Jan 25, 2018 at 08:26:50 pm     #  

dell_diva posted at 08:14:57 PM on Jan 25, 2018:

How can a statute of limitations not apply to a case and then years later, apply to the same case? Am I missing something?

According to the media ...

Blade :

State police are investigating an allegation of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, which is punishable by life in prison and has no statute of limitations, Lieutenant Cuevas said.

WTOL :

While the statute of limitations has passed, because Hickey worked with children as a teacher and coach, Michigan law allows for the case to be reopened for investigation.

13abc

13abc spoke with assistant prosecutor Angie Borders from Lenawee County who confirms this is a reopened case against Hickey.

Tony Cuevas with MSP tells 13abc that the victim contacted investigators in November and wanted to pursue charges against the suspect, even though during previous investigations did not.

Cuevas says there is no statute of limitations in Michigan. He adds the age of the victim at the time, the suspect's position of authority and the nature of the alleged crime would have allowed police to reopen the investigation either way.

Borders says, MSP asked her office to look into the information to determine whether there was enough to begin an investigation. Ultimately the prosecutor's office decided there was, so now MSP is investigating.

From here, Borders says, detectives will go through the process and send the findings back to the prosecutor's office to determine whether any official charges will be filed. At this time there are no charges pending against Hickey.

Borders says they can't make any other comments to protect all the parties involved but did say the allegations stem from Lenawee county.

mom2 posted earlier this month:

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 jr on Jan 25, 2018 at 09:04:02 pm     #  

Whoa. He needs to move to Mexico and go into hiding ASAP. Things aren't looking good for this asshole.

posted by upso on Jan 25, 2018 at 11:16:54 pm     #   8 people liked this

We can only hope his legal fees gobble up every penny of his settlement and any other assets he may have. Then, I'd love to see him spend the rest of his miserable life behinds bars with Bubba and Rocco.

posted by Foodie on Jan 26, 2018 at 06:48:21 am     #   3 people liked this

I hope these women (woman?) remain courageous and stick with the charges and can go through the whole trial process, which can be brutal. I wouldn't blame them at all for not wanting to disrupt their lives for this.

These crimes are especially heinous and every provable instance needs to be prosecuted fully and not just swept away. Anything to prevent future Hickeys from thinking they can get away with it. The officials in Addison need to answer for sweeping this away, too, assuming they knew.

If this investigation goes nowhere, that only emboldens the man even more.

posted by JoeyGee on Jan 26, 2018 at 07:43:34 am     #  

If he is finally convicted what will his supporters say ??
It seems like the women who were subject to this gross indecency 30 years ago are strong enough to have their voices heard and put an end to their own personal trauma. Hickey chooses his words very carefully when being interviewed, would he plead the fifth at a trial ?

posted by Hoops on Jan 26, 2018 at 08:10:11 am     #  

The guy is an asshole and I doubt the reopening of the investigation changes anything in his mind. Instead of doing the right thing and "healing the district" like he could have two years ago by walking away, he will probably dig his heels in. I shouldn't be surprised by the long history of blind political support of voters in Toledo but the people who voted for this clown just make me sad. Where there is smoke there must be fire? Nah. The smoke just means the water is warm, jump in with Hickey. Love and lift up kids my ass. This was, is and will continue to be all about Hickey's ego. I wish he would step down but I don't see that happening. We have to let the law take care of this while Hickey let's the world around him burn.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Jan 26, 2018 at 08:39:36 am     #   2 people liked this

@upso: Succinct summary!
Anyone else appalled by Jerry "RB" Anderson soft pitching him questions on his Sunday news show?

posted by SavageFred on Jan 26, 2018 at 10:43:53 am     #   6 people liked this

I see Lisa Canales has already begun her exit plan away from Hickey. I wonder how long his most fervent support Jeremy Baumhower will stay along with the ride. Two peas in a pod...

posted by AccountantDan on Jan 26, 2018 at 01:02:38 pm     #  

A quote from JB's Facebook page:

"I’m excited to see how it unfolds."

What a bazare comment to make. This isn't a game show.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 27, 2018 at 10:37:42 am     #  

Molsonator posted at 10:37:42 AM on Jan 27, 2018:

A quote from JB's Facebook page:

"I’m excited to see how it unfolds."

What a bazare comment to make. This isn't a game show.

He's all in. He has no out at this point. He'll continue to beat the drum that Hickey is the victim of a witch hunt.

I can see either the case falling apart because of the length of time since the incidents and/or the alleged victim not wanting to go through a brutal trial OR Hickey pleading to lesser charges to avoid a trial.

Either could happen and in either instance, JB gets to tout how there really was nothing to the allegations and if he does plead out, it's simply to avoid the pain of a trial for his family and that he is just falling on the sword, trying to "heal the community".

posted by JoeyGee on Jan 27, 2018 at 12:31:02 pm     #  

Hey, without Hickey the district will never heal. He didn't ask to be a hero.

posted by SavageFred on Jan 27, 2018 at 02:01:17 pm     #  

Hey, without Hickey the district will never heal. He didn't ask to be a hero.

posted by SavageFred on Jan 27, 2018 at 02:02:38 pm     #  

Michigan Newspaper story about his time at Addison
http://www.lenconnect.com/news/20180127/relationship-between-former-addison-teacher-student-investigated
JB will not have to wait long for this to unfold. I expect major news within a week.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 27, 2018 at 03:43:34 pm     #   1 person liked this

I shouldn't be surprised by the long history of blind political support of voters in Toledo but the people who voted for this clown just make me sad.

Wow -- possibly the best political commentary nugget ever written on this site.

Applicable to so many beyond this infuriating affair:

Lindsay Webb

Pete Gerken

Larry Sykes

Anybody with the last name "Copeland"

...and on...

...and on...

...and on...

posted by oldhometown on Jan 27, 2018 at 04:52:35 pm     #   7 people liked this

Everything in that lenconnect.com article is redacted, at least for me when viewing yet another horribly bloated media website with JavaScript disabled. That article required a reader to download six megabytes of data. Over four megabytes were for JavaScript.

posted by jr on Jan 28, 2018 at 07:35:40 pm     #  

jr posted at 07:35:40 PM on Jan 28, 2018:

Everything in that lenconnect.com article is redacted, at least for me when viewing yet another horribly bloated media website with JavaScript disabled. That article required a reader to download six megabytes of data. Over four megabytes were for JavaScript.

I read it perfectly fine on my iPhone. Weird.

posted by dell_diva on Jan 28, 2018 at 07:59:48 pm     #  

Here's the info that is kind of new.

The Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Relationship between former Addison teacher, student investigated

By David Panian
Daily Telegram News Editor

Hickey resigned from the Addison schools in November 1990, according to a two-page report written at the time by Jeffrey Kersh, who was Addison’s superintendent then. The Daily Telegram obtained the report through a Freedom of Information Act request. The report says there was an investigation into an written accusation by a mother of a girls’ basketball player who claimed to have seen Hickey after a basketball game in a “country cemetery” with a girls’ basketball player. The report said there had been rumors circulating about Hickey and the student for “about one year.”

The report does not say if the girl who is alleged to have been seen with Hickey is the daughter of the woman who sent the written allegation to the district.

During the investigation of that allegation, a graduated female basketball player told the district she wanted to make a statement about her relationship with Hickey while she was a student. The report said there also had been rumors about that student and Hickey but nothing was substantiated.

“About one hour after Mr. Hickey was told about the former student (sic) willingness to make a statement, he resigned,” the report says. “He left the school grounds even before the end of the school day.”

The report says a union representative asked the district for information on Hickey’s resignation. Kersh wrote he was willing to cooperate, but then the union representative told him Hickey had declined representation with regard to his resignation.

The report ends with the statement “the investigation was immediately halted.”

Kersh could not be reached for comment

posted by TrilbyGuy on Jan 28, 2018 at 08:06:44 pm     #  

A statement in the article bothers me:

The statute of limitations on filing charges is not an issue, Borders said, because of the nature of the alleged offense and a provision in state law regarding defendants who live out of state.

Ah, so if a defendant lives out of state, the time in which they can be prosecuted is extended. For how long? And for which crimes? Just seems to me that this might be a ... oh, which part of the constitution says you can't treat non-residents different than residents. Privileges and Immunities Clause - that's the one, article 4, section 2.

I mean, since when do states not extradite accused for trial?

This just makes me uncomfortable from a constitutional perspective, not specific to this whole Hickey disaster.

posted by not_me on Jan 29, 2018 at 11:34:33 am     #  

Sex with a minor is a 1st degree felony only if the adult is a person of authority ( teacher). There is no statute of limitation on 1st degree felonies.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 29, 2018 at 07:51:17 pm     #   2 people liked this

From our very own Nolan’s twitter feed: ...Washington Local's board intends to hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss possible investigations, charges, resignation, or limitations to a public official.

posted by upso on Jan 30, 2018 at 01:36:57 pm     #   2 people liked this

Good to hear.

Anyone having sex with children are complete effing monsters. The same for their supporters/defenders.

posted by toledolen_ on Jan 30, 2018 at 01:40:33 pm     #   10 people liked this

Not one to use profanity.

Shit just got real.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 30, 2018 at 01:52:12 pm     #   5 people liked this

upso posted at 01:36:57 PM on Jan 30, 2018:

From our very own Nolan’s twitter feed: ...Washington Local's board intends to hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss possible investigations, charges, resignation, or limitations to a public official.

And via the Blade's RSS feed.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2018/01/30/Washington-Local-Schools-to-hold-special-meeting-Thursday.html

posted by jr on Jan 30, 2018 at 01:56:55 pm     #  

This has become the shit show any sane person would have expected it to become.

posted by Foodie on Jan 30, 2018 at 02:50:42 pm     #   3 people liked this

Had to go digging because the Blade article didn’t say but the meeting is an executive session meaning out of public view. I will also note that there is way more on the possible agenda including staff negotiations:

http://www.wls4kids.org/files/user/216/file/2-1-18%20Special%20Mtg%20AGENDA.pdf

Maybe they just laid it out very broad but some of the categories don’t seem to me to deal with Hickey unless maybe they are considering it as hickeys former employee status?

Either way, if I was a board member I wouldn’t be there unless they had security there.

posted by not_me on Jan 30, 2018 at 04:51:34 pm     #  

not_me posted at 04:51:34 PM on Jan 30, 2018:

Had to go digging because the Blade article didn’t say but the meeting is an executive session meaning out of public view. I will also note that there is way more on the possible agenda including staff negotiations:

http://www.wls4kids.org/files/user/216/file/2-1-18%20Special%20Mtg%20AGENDA.pdf

Maybe they just laid it out very broad but some of the categories don’t seem to me to deal with Hickey unless maybe they are considering it as hickeys former employee status?

Either way, if I was a board member I wouldn’t be there unless they had security there.

WLS uses a standard form on all meeting agendas listing all possible exemptions of the public meeting act. The meeting notice specified its purpose, and as it is a special meeting they cannot deviate.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Jan 30, 2018 at 05:12:21 pm     #  

"Maybe they just laid it out very broad but some of the categories don’t seem to me to deal with Hickey unless maybe they are considering it as hickeys former employee status?"

"The meeting notice specified its purpose, and as it is a special meeting they cannot deviate."

Excerpt from the Blade story that I formatted slightly.

The board will meet to

consider the investigation of charges or complaints against a public official, to consider discipline against a public official, to consider the resignation of a public official, and to consider limitations upon individual board member’s authority and direction to district administrators,

a meeting notice said.

Maybe it's a public official other than Patrick Hickey.

posted by jr on Jan 30, 2018 at 05:27:37 pm     #  

I hope Lindsay Webb doesn't get used to that position and pay raise. First, her crappy credit score is costing us thousands of extra dollars and she endorsed Hickey. While that crap may fly in Toledo, I hope it doesn't countywide.

posted by Erin on Jan 30, 2018 at 07:45:28 pm     #   4 people liked this

I think she's backed down in her support. Might be smart for the Blade to follow her up for some comments...

posted by upso on Jan 30, 2018 at 07:47:20 pm     #   4 people liked this

https://twitter.com/NolanRosenkrans/status/958754861922779136

Patrick Hickey announces on Facebook he won't be at tomorrow's special Washington Local board meeting, saying he wasn't consulted about the meeting date and will be out of town.


https://twitter.com/NolanRosenkrans/status/958755168039862272

I guess he also said it on twitter, too.


https://twitter.com/SuptHickey/status/958725621311565824

I apologize to the community who elected me but I will not be at the Feb. 1 special board meeting that was announced yesterday. I was not asked about the date, and will be in Nashville with Noah watching Sam play collegiate basketball.

posted by jr on Jan 31, 2018 at 12:45:30 pm     #  

not_me posted at 04:51:34 PM on Jan 30, 2018:

Had to go digging because the Blade article didn’t say but the meeting is an executive session meaning out of public view. I will also note that there is way more on the possible agenda including staff negotiations:

http://www.wls4kids.org/files/user/216/file/2-1-18%20Special%20Mtg%20AGENDA.pdf

Maybe they just laid it out very broad but some of the categories don’t seem to me to deal with Hickey unless maybe they are considering it as hickeys former employee status?

Either way, if I was a board member I wouldn’t be there unless they had security there.

That agenda seems to be a template/ menu that includes all possible items that are then filled in and/or circled as they become relevant. I would suggest that MOST of the options listed are not on the agenda.

posted by justread on Jan 31, 2018 at 01:02:44 pm     #  

Was another selfie a necessary addition to his note saying he won't be at the meeting? No wonder he likes 15 year old girls so much. That's pretty much what the guy is.

posted by JoeyGee on Jan 31, 2018 at 01:07:44 pm     #   8 people liked this

To paraphrase Tony Soprano "This fuckin guy". Hickey's Twitter and Facebook post is just further proof of how delusional he is.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Jan 31, 2018 at 01:28:24 pm     #   5 people liked this

He is going to watch Trevecca Nazarene play Ohio Dominican. Like Hickey, I wouldn't miss that level of collegiate basketball for anything.

posted by justread on Jan 31, 2018 at 01:30:26 pm     #   6 people liked this

Well, he is the selfie king of Toledo. I feel for his wife, his behavior must be heart-wrenching for her.

posted by SavageFred on Jan 31, 2018 at 01:30:34 pm     #   1 person liked this

Dear God! He has a wife? How long has she been his wife?

posted by Foodie on Jan 31, 2018 at 02:52:18 pm     #  

Long time, she was married to him at Addison back in the 90's
Here is a link to a pretty informative page
https://www.facebook.com/WLSpolitics/

posted by OldTimer on Jan 31, 2018 at 02:59:48 pm     #  

SavageFred posted at 01:30:34 PM on Jan 31, 2018:

Well, he is the selfie king of Toledo. I feel for his wife, his behavior must be heart-wrenching for her.

The "poor wife" image has got to go, in general. If you know the woman and her situation personally, that's one thing. But bad people in these types of positions require a social mask; I have no doubt a big part of the reason this guy has been able to perpetuate his actions is the image of a "family man" with a wife who surely wouldn't have been with him all this time if any of it were true.

If she really is oblivious, then she's probably too stupid for any "heart-wrenching" to apply. If she has a clue and just wants to keep her family/lifestyle intact, then she has been enabling a predator for her own gain.

posted by Columbusguy on Jan 31, 2018 at 03:11:40 pm     #   1 person liked this

Why does he still use Superintendent Hickey as his Twitter handle ?
( SuptHickey)

He hasn't been superintendent since he resigned in 2015.

posted by foodie88 on Jan 31, 2018 at 03:50:39 pm     #  

Even IF his wife believed his denials about Addison, there was clear cut proof about his affair with a WLS teacher, and subsequent harassment of the teacher and her husband.

It's one thing for her to give her husband a second chance for cheating.

However, she chose to stay with him knowing that he screwed a teacher, harassed the woman and her husband (both WLS teachers), got busted, and lost his job over it.

That's not just cheating on his wife - that's screwing over his whole family. Turning their private lives into a public spectacle and jeopardizing their security by losing his job.

Either she's stupid as hell, or just as much of a morally bankrupt sleazeball as her husband. I can't figure out which.

posted by mom2 on Jan 31, 2018 at 05:05:06 pm     #   2 people liked this

Pure reckless speculation here, but if it's true that he needs two more years in the system to get his 30 years and pension, is that enough for her to stick it out for a couple more years for her to cash out when he gets it?

Of course I hope he's in jail well before that.

posted by JoeyGee on Jan 31, 2018 at 05:35:47 pm     #   1 person liked this

Either she's stupid as hell, or just as much of a morally bankrupt sleazeball as her husband. I can't figure out which

Depends on whether you think marrying Patrick Hickey was stupid. Many moral bankruptcies come long after marriage, even stupid ones. This may be not as much a choice as a continuum, hence your hesitation in making a clear distinction. But I speak to the larger dynamic. I don't know her.

posted by justread on Jan 31, 2018 at 08:35:13 pm     #  

JoeyGee....I was told that the retirement system for board members is different than the one he was in before. For what its worth......

posted by Hoops on Feb 01, 2018 at 08:23:07 am     #  

I was the one who mentioned the retirement situation as one of the possible reason for Hickeys determination to stay involved in WLS. I was actually told this by a Board member last year. Again this was their opinion of a possible reason and not a statement from Hickey himself. He is not old enough or has enough years in the Ohio system to retire immediately.

posted by OldTimer on Feb 01, 2018 at 08:56:11 am     #  

Like I said, reckless speculation on my part. That's what makes the Internet great 😀.

posted by JoeyGee on Feb 01, 2018 at 09:55:15 am     #  

The board voted to ask Hickey to resign.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2018/02/01/WLS-board-calls-on-Hickey-to-resign.html

I don't envision him going away quietly, even though it would be the right thing to do.

Let's get the countdown ready for his social media tantrum...

3...2...1...

posted by mom2 on Feb 01, 2018 at 07:10:16 pm     #   1 person liked this

They also voted to return to the Lincolnshire building for future meeting which Hickey will not be able to attend.

posted by OldTimer on Feb 01, 2018 at 07:54:36 pm     #  

I see Lisa pulled a Lindsey.

posted by justread on Feb 01, 2018 at 08:18:24 pm     #   1 person liked this

There's gotta be more to this. Surely they are offering something appealing to his ego if he agrees to resign.

Otherwise, c'mon.....they are going to ASK him to resign ? Thats it ? We're talking about Patrick Hickey , every decision he makes is driven by ego alone.

And if he says no ?
Then what's the plan B ?

posted by foodie88 on Feb 01, 2018 at 09:21:14 pm     #  

foodie88 posted at 09:21:14 PM on Feb 01, 2018:

There's gotta be more to this. Surely they are offering something appealing to his ego if he agrees to resign.

Otherwise, c'mon.....they are going to ASK him to resign ? Thats it ? We're talking about Patrick Hickey , every decision he makes is driven by ego alone.

And if he says no ?
Then what's the plan B ?

There's nothing they can do - they can't remove him and there are no recall provisions for school board members in Ohio. If he won't resign, they have to ride it out.

posted by not_me on Feb 01, 2018 at 09:40:49 pm     #  

Totally, but it just makes things look worse and worse for him.

posted by upso on Feb 01, 2018 at 10:10:31 pm     #  

"If he won't resign, they have to ride it out."

"They also voted to return to the Lincolnshire building for future meeting which Hickey will not be able to attend."

From the Blade story :

Mr. Ilstrup said the board doesn’t have any authority to remove Mr. Hickey from the board but that his fellow members are asking him to leave his seat “for the good of the district.”

“If he doesn’t, we’ll move forward on the basis that he’s been elected to the board of education and deal with it there,” he said.

The board passed two other motions on Thursday, each with affirmative votes from Mr. Ilstrup, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Hughes.

One mandates that no board member is allowed to direct any administrator other than through a resolution approved by this board. The board president may provide guidance to the superintendent, treasurer, and legal counsel “as requested by them.”

The other motion clarified that the board moved its meetings off district property solely so that Mr. Hickey could attend board meetings in January, February, and March. “No other changes to Mr. Hickey’s authority to enter board property or attend any events controlled by this board are or were authorized,” the motion said.

The next regular board meeting is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587 on Alexis Road.

posted by jr on Feb 01, 2018 at 10:11:54 pm     #  

justread posted at 08:18:24 PM on Feb 01, 2018:

I see Lisa pulled a Lindsey.

I don't have a program for this circus. Who's Lisa and Lindsey (Webb?)?

posted by JoeyGee on Feb 02, 2018 at 07:02:03 am     #  

Sorry. Board member Lisa Canales was a no show at this important vote. Brave.
Lindsey (spelled wrong) is Lindsay Webb, who I associate with vote avoidance.

posted by justread on Feb 02, 2018 at 07:10:44 am     #   4 people liked this

More backstory just in case:
There was a somewhat notable instance in which Lindsay left the floor of council rather than vote for a 9% increase in water rates.

posted by justread on Feb 02, 2018 at 07:13:44 am     #   1 person liked this

Oldtimer
"They also voted to return to the Lincolnshire building for future meeting which Hickey will not be able to attend."

Unfortunately I got that wrong, I repeated what I was told by someone who attended the meeting, I then received a text from someone else who also attended the meeting telling me that was incorrect. Thanks Jr for clarifying that. I need to remember the old saying "don't believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see." Of course that was before the Internet, now it should be ... don't believe anything you hear or see on the internet without confirming it with a least a dozen reliable sources!

posted by OldTimer on Feb 02, 2018 at 07:25:57 am     #  

justread posted at 07:13:44 AM on Feb 02, 2018:

More backstory just in case:
There was a somewhat notable instance in which Lindsay left the floor of council rather than vote for a 9% increase in water rates.

I figured it was Lindsay Webb, but didn't know if it was Piss Off Your Constituents Lindsay, Bad Credit Lindsay, Take a Job You're Not Qualified For Lindsay or Defend a Pedophile Lindsay. I forgot about Hide from the Vote Lindsay.

posted by JoeyGee on Feb 02, 2018 at 07:34:28 am     #   9 people liked this

JoeyGee posted at 07:34:28 AM on Feb 02, 2018:
justread posted at 07:13:44 AM on Feb 02, 2018:

More backstory just in case:
There was a somewhat notable instance in which Lindsay left the floor of council rather than vote for a 9% increase in water rates.

I figured it was Lindsay Webb, but didn't know if it was Piss Off Your Constituents Lindsay, Bad Credit Lindsay, Take a Job You're Not Qualified For Lindsay or Defend a Pedophile Lindsay. I forgot about Hide from the Vote Lindsay.

Did you forget another version?

posted by jr on Feb 02, 2018 at 08:30:49 am     #   3 people liked this

Speaking of Baumhower (since jr posted a link to his blog)...no surprise that he has been completely silent about the resolution asking Hickey to resign.

However, he did take the time to make a blog post about a different WLS issue. Which is fine - he can write about whatever he wants, and perhaps the public needs to be aware of that too. It just makes his silence on Hickey all the more conspicuous.

https://iheartglasscity.com/2018/02/02/the-email-washington-local-schools-superintendent-dr-susan-hayward-doesnt-want-you-to-read/

posted by mom2 on Feb 02, 2018 at 09:05:35 am     #  

I thought Jeremy "look at me, my heart is so big I cry thinking about it" Baumhower was staying out of WLS issues, because his kids begged him to or some other Hallmark movie qualified reason? Or is that only for(conveniently) Hickey related issues?

posted by JoeyGee on Feb 02, 2018 at 09:31:39 am     #   3 people liked this

I just read through all that -- and now there's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Ugh.

If what this lady is saying is true, I propose the taxpayers of WLS wise up and join forces, merging with TPS. You NEVER hear about any scandal with Dr. Durant.

posted by Anniecski on Feb 02, 2018 at 09:38:09 am     #  

Anniecski posted at 09:38:09 AM on Feb 02, 2018:

I just read through all that -- and now there's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Ugh.

If what this lady is saying is true, I propose the taxpayers of WLS wise up and join forces, merging with TPS. You NEVER hear about any scandal with Dr. Durant.

I don't have time to wade through all that (7 pages!) but a quick scan indicates this is someone loyal to PH complaining about the current superintendent in a douchey and sarcastic way. If I were the Board, I know what I'd do with it.

PS: Not sure why Baumhower is wasting district time to respond to his FOIA request when he already has the email. Guess he doesn't care about squandering district resources.

posted by Ace_Face on Feb 02, 2018 at 11:49:34 am     #   8 people liked this

Disgruntled ex employee writing in a style ( lots of exclamation points! ) more reminiscent of Hickeys style of writing.

posted by OldTimer on Feb 02, 2018 at 11:55:07 am     #   6 people liked this

What I found more frightening were the comments from constituents praising Webb and what a tragedy it was going to be that she couldn't be LC Treasurer.
What the hell planet are they from?

posted by Foodie on Feb 02, 2018 at 11:56:39 am     #   7 people liked this

@OldTimer: Yeah, Hickey's writing drips of sensationalistic punctuation and ellipses. And when he uses an ellipsis, the number of representational symbols--dots in his case--varies from 3-5. Makes it easy to tell when he's trolling undercover on social media.

posted by SavageFred on Feb 02, 2018 at 12:34:01 pm     #   1 person liked this

Hey... I use ellipsis... a lot!

posted by toledolen_ on Feb 02, 2018 at 12:59:25 pm     #   2 people liked this

justread posted at 07:10:44 AM on Feb 02, 2018:

Sorry. Board member Lisa Canales was a no show at this important vote. Brave.
Lindsey (spelled wrong) is Lindsay Webb, who I associate with vote avoidance.

I believe it was was mentioned at the meeting that she was in the hospital and started the discussion on this resolution.

posted by Spaceace on Feb 03, 2018 at 07:27:28 am     #  

mom2 posted at 09:05:35 AM on Feb 02, 2018:

Speaking of Baumhower (since jr posted a link to his blog)...no surprise that he has been completely silent about the resolution asking Hickey to resign.

However, he did take the time to make a blog post about a different WLS issue. Which is fine - he can write about whatever he wants, and perhaps the public needs to be aware of that too. It just makes his silence on Hickey all the more conspicuous.

https://iheartglasscity.com/2018/02/02/the-email-washington-local-schools-superintendent-dr-susan-hayward-doesnt-want-you-to-read/

Baumhower did say in the comments to one of his posts that Hickey won't resign and that this is all a media stunt. (or something to that affect - not a direct quote).

posted by Spaceace on Feb 03, 2018 at 07:30:50 am     #  

Spaceace posted at 07:30:50 AM on Feb 03, 2018:
mom2 posted at 09:05:35 AM on Feb 02, 2018:

Speaking of Baumhower (since jr posted a link to his blog)...no surprise that he has been completely silent about the resolution asking Hickey to resign.

However, he did take the time to make a blog post about a different WLS issue. Which is fine - he can write about whatever he wants, and perhaps the public needs to be aware of that too. It just makes his silence on Hickey all the more conspicuous.

https://iheartglasscity.com/2018/02/02/the-email-washington-local-schools-superintendent-dr-susan-hayward-doesnt-want-you-to-read/

Baumhower did say in the comments to one of his posts that Hickey won't resign and that this is all a media stunt. (or something to that affect - not a direct quote).

It's a vast right wing conspiracy.

posted by JoeyGee on Feb 03, 2018 at 12:50:29 pm     #   2 people liked this

Spaceace posted at 07:27:28 AM on Feb 03, 2018:
justread posted at 07:10:44 AM on Feb 02, 2018:

Sorry. Board member Lisa Canales was a no show at this important vote. Brave.
Lindsey (spelled wrong) is Lindsay Webb, who I associate with vote avoidance.

I believe it was was mentioned at the meeting that she was in the hospital and started the discussion on this resolution.

I hope she survives. Prayers sent.

posted by justread on Feb 04, 2018 at 06:00:10 am     #   2 people liked this

Leaving a baby girl unattended in the presence of Hickey would scare me too.

posted by toledolen_ on Feb 06, 2018 at 05:59:32 pm     #   5 people liked this

So... any updates on this? Haven't been following. Is he still a board member?

posted by upso on Feb 19, 2018 at 03:24:36 pm     #  

Unless he calls me back this afternoon to say otherwise, he is still on the board and has not resigned. He has made no public comment about the resolution passed by the rest of the board.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Feb 19, 2018 at 03:54:49 pm     #  

When is the next board meeting?

posted by upso on Feb 19, 2018 at 04:10:03 pm     #  

Tomorrow at 6 p.m. the board meets to conduct its performance review of the treasurer. The board meets again on Wednesday, same time, for its regularly scheduled meeting.

I was actually working on a story about this very issue and how things are up in the air, so good timing.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Feb 19, 2018 at 04:47:40 pm     #  

This week should be interesting. Good work as always, Nolan.
http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2018/02/20/Washington-Local-board-to-meet-twice-this-week-amid-Hickey-controversy.html

posted by TrilbyGuy on Feb 20, 2018 at 01:24:32 pm     #  

Based on Nolan's tweets, Hickey showed up!

posted by upso on Feb 20, 2018 at 08:51:48 pm     #  

Hickey is such a clown.
https://twitter.com/NolanRosenkrans/status/966446118426021888

posted by TrilbyGuy on Feb 21, 2018 at 06:05:14 pm     #   1 person liked this

His intent is so apparent. I really hope they figure out a way to boot him sooner than later.

posted by upso on Feb 21, 2018 at 06:48:27 pm     #  

“Family always comes first...”

*except for when you’re having an affair with a married teacher or a teenage girl

posted by dell_diva on Feb 21, 2018 at 06:51:46 pm     #   9 people liked this

Hanging out with high school girl basketball players. Isn't that what started this whole thing?

posted by JoeyGee on Feb 21, 2018 at 08:08:15 pm     #   2 people liked this

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