Guest Post from Gina Reghetti, D.O.
FYI, read the article about sunshine laws and my response copied below to the Trumbull County Ohio Tribune Chronicle regarding what happened to me. Let’s see if they publish it! So sick of the cover-up corruption everywhere.
I read the article in the Tribune Chronicle, “Officials need more focus on sunshine laws” today on January 17, 2016, and I agree that more emphasis must be placed on the rules that are established through Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, and the laws must be enforced.
I am a victim of the Champion Township Trustees’ Special Meeting of 10-30-2012 in which two of the trustees, Bob Farmer and Jeff Hovanic, along with Champion Township Zoning Attorney Mark Finamore, attempted to harm my livelihood in an illegal attempt to re-zone my commercial property to residential without my knowledge. Former Trustee Bill Templeton openly records all of their public meetings and gave me a copy of their three-hour CD for my legal counsel.
The first one, and one-half hours of the CD was about negotiating for insurance contracts for Champion Township employees and was a planned meeting, but the last one, and one-half hours of the meeting was not planned according to Bill Templeton. He indicated that as a trustee he was never made aware of such an agenda, but apparently others knew, such as the two trustees, the zoning attorney, zoning board member Howard Caldwell, and an undercover Ohio State Highway Patrol officer, Larry Skaggs.
I have the CD, and would gladly provide the Tribune, or the news with a copy so that they can research and print the truth about the local government’s agenda and prove how Ohio Sunshine Laws are not being followed; yet nothing seems to come from it. Just more of the same, government harming its citizens.
Less than a twenty-four hour notice of the Champion Township’s Trustees meeting was given to the public, another violation of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws. If one request the Minutes from the 10-30-2012 Special Meeting of the Champion Township, it will clearly reveal another serious violation of Ohio Sunshine Laws; that being complete failure to document what actually went on at that meeting, which was the attempt to re-zone my property without my knowledge. It’s completely off the public record. The only evidence that exist of it is the CD.
The public needs to be made aware of this, and tax payers need to know how their money is being used, and how corrupt government can really be.
I believe, two of the trustees used tax-payers money for their own personal agendas.
Please feel free to print my comment.
Gina Reghetti, D.O.
Daughter of a Late WWII Army Veteran
The 110 Building
110 Edward Street, NW