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|04/11/08: BREAKING NEWS -
Candidacy Protest filed with the Board of Elections around 0845 hrs.
Protest Filing [Zip 1.8MB]
Read more background information here related to issues contained within this protest filing. And some questions.
|05/02/08: BREAKING NEWS - HEARING ON VARNAU'S PROTEST BY BOARD OF ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008 AT 0900 HRS IN THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE. HEARING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ANY CONCERNED CITIZEN SHOULD ATTEND TO BECOME A WITNESS TO HISTORY IN THE MAKING IN BROWN COUNTY.|
|05/05/08: BREAKING NEWS - Documentation presented to the Board of Elections at this morning's hearing: Issue #1 Issue #2 Summary & Conclusion|
|VIDEO BOARD OF ELECTIONS PRESENTATION - At 25:40 into the video you can hear Ralph Quallen describe what he heard during Dwayne Wenninger's criminal trial in October 2003. At 33:30 into the video you can hear Paul Hall talk about this situation as water under the dam.|
|05/10/08: BREAKING NEWS -
Brown County Board of Elections Decision Letter Received 05/10/08 -
The letter is self-explanatory. Even though they voted to deny my protest, the hearing produced the same result as an accepted protest, in that, the Board voted to investigate the current status of Mr.Wenninger's OPOTA certificate, as it relates to the mandatory requirement of either ORC §311.01(B)(8)(a) or (b). The only problem with this is that they are free to change their mind and do nothing.
|05/13/08: BREAKING NEWS - Received certificates of registration for dog grooming, bartending, and English Nanny School: Go To|
FOR THE SIMPLIFIED VERSION OF ALL THE ISSUES INVOLVED: GO HERE
|05/23/08: BREAKING NEWS - Filed Petition for a Writ of Mandamus to force the BCBOE to accept my protest as valid: WOM-Pg1 WOM-Pg2|
|07/10/08: BREAKING NEWS - Intimidation, coercion, and other unlawful acts aimed at three of my supporters. GO HERE|
07/10/08: BREAKING NEWS -
Response to the Board of Elections Amended Motion to Dismiss filed
today with the Court.
|07/31/08: BREAKING NEWS - Amended Motion to Dismiss - Denied by the Court. Court Journal Entry denying Motion to Dismiss.|
08/18/08: BREAKING NEWS - Board
Motion to Set
Aside Magistrate's decision. I file our
to Amended Motion to Dismiss.
SO, WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN???
|08/28/08: BREAKING NEWS - Response to Motion To Set Aside filed with the Court today at 1337 hrs. Judge Corbin has recused himself from this case and assigned it to retired Judge Wilson from Adams County who will now be adjudicating the case.|
|09/08/08: BREAKING NEWS - Motion to Set Aside Magistrate's decision was granted today by retired Adams County Judge "Deuce" Wilson. Judgment Entry Today-09-08-08. That means his decision will be appealed to the next court for consideration. This is like running the 100 yard dash with hurdles. Just another hurdle to jump. Onward and upward! The U.S. Supreme Court is the final stop. It will probably not get that high this time around as there are only 56 days left until the election.|
|09/12/08: BREAKING NEWS - APPEAL filed with the 12th District Court of Appeals today. Billboard attacked by criminal mischief's using paint balls. View-01; View-02; View-03.|
|09/16/08: BREAKING NEWS - New billboard up 09-15-08 at 1800 hrs. Also, for the complete run-down on the Ohio Senate race between Senator Niehaus (R) and Greg Napolitano (D), and why I support Greg Napolitano (D), go here.|
|09/25/08: BREAKING NEWS - APPEAL BRIEF FILED 12TH DISTRICT - There are four Republicans on the 12th District Court of Appeals. The Sheriff is a Republican. Brown County Republican hierarchy has suggested that my case would never make it through the courts before the election. Keep your eyes on the decision in this case. The law is as "black and white" as it gets from Ohio Supreme Court decisions.|
|09/26/08: BREAKING NEWS - ADDENDUM to Appeal Brief filed|
|09/29/08: BREAKING NEWS - THE "BIG DIG" TRIAL STARTS TODAY, MONDAY, IN FEDERAL COURT, CINCINNATI|
|09/30/08: BREAKING NEWS - YOU CAN VOTE AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS NOW. ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY FROM THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.|
|10/06/08: BREAKING NEWS - BOE APPEAL BRIEF filed with 12th District|
10/29/08: BREAKING NEWS -
of 12th District Court of Appeals by Three Republican Judges.
Common Pleas Court judgment affirmed.
IF YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT VOTING FOR ANY REPUBLICAN JUDGE RUNNING FOR A SEAT ON THE 12TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS IN THIS GENERAL ELECTION, THINK AGAIN AFTER READING THE APPEAL BRIEF, ADDENDUM, BOE APPEAL BRIEF, AND JUDGMENT. THERE ARE NO INDEPENDENT JUDGES RUNNING FOR OFFICE, SO THE BEST THAT CAN BE DONE AT THIS TIME IS TO VOTE IN EVERY DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR THESE SEATS ON THE COURT FOR SOME "POLITICAL" BALANCE.
|11/04/08: BREAKING NEWS - THE OHIO SUPREME COURT, ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2008, DECIDED A CASE, STATE EX REL. DEIER V. McGUIRE, 119 OHIO ST.3D 384, THAT APPEARS TO RULE EXACTLY JUST THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE 12TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS RENDERED AS ITS DECISION IN MY MANDAMUS CASE. IF I WIN TONIGHT, THE WHOLE ACTION BECOMES MOOT. IF I LOSE TONIGHT, THEN THIS SUPREME COURT CASE IS THE AUTHORITY THAT GIVES SUPPORT TO MY CASE THROUGH THE COMMON PLEAS COURT, THE 12TH DISTRICT, AND SUPREME COURT. NOT QUALIFIED TO BE A VALID CANDIDATE, MEANS JUST THAT - NOT QUALIFIED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNLESS THE DISQUALIFICATION IS RECTIFIED UPON ASSUMING OFFICE. This case was decided after my appeal was filed, and it was not published in time to be aware of for our own use in our brief. It was published in the October 27, 2008 OSBA Report, Vol. 81, #43, and reached my mailbox after the 12th District decision was handed down on October 29th. We have 10 days from the date of judgment to appeal that court's decision, if necessary.|
|11/06/08: BREAKING NEWS - Motion to Reconsider filed today with the 12th District Court of Appeals.|
|11/17/08: BREAKING NEWS - OPPOSITION MEMORANDUM TO MOTION TO RECONSIDER filed November 17, 2008. [See discussion]|
|12/29/08: BREAKING NEWS - DENIED MOTION TO RECONSIDER filed December 29, 2008.|