People may read my blog and think I am a little hard on Republicans. Well
there is perfect reasons for this. Here is a little piece of news about some of
the Republican leaders in my own county..
Butler County GOP officials
investigated in bar fight
One of three left his credit behind at Putter’s, police say
By Sheila McLaughlin Enquirer staff writer
The investigation into a late-night barroom brawl led police to three
officials of the Butler County Republican Party after one of them left his
credit card behind, police say.
A complaint filed with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department said that
central committee Chairman Quentin Nichols, of West Chester; Tim Dearwester
of Hamilton, a member of the central committee; and Sean Maloney of Liberty
Township, a member of the executive committee, allegedly assaulted the
bartender at Putter’s Tavern & Grill shortly after midnight Oct. 26.
Adam William told deputies he approached the trio about a plastic
advertising sign being damaged in the men’s room. He asked them to leave
after one of the men threatened him with a pool stick and another made
sexual remarks about the bar’s owner, the police report said.
The men then jumped on William and punched and hit him with a chair
before the fight moved outside at the Cincinnati-Dayton Road establishment,
resulting in a bench being damaged, William told police.
Nichols, Dearwester and Maloney left in a silver or gold Hummer before
deputies arrived. No charges have been filed while the brawl remains under
investigation. William sustained minor injuries. Damage was estimated at
$500 for the sign and the bench.
Nichols left his credit card behind and William turned it over to
Nichols, 43, denied that the altercation happened the way William
described to police. But he wouldn’t discuss the details.
“It’s politics. Some folks out there seem to twist the story on you,”
Nichols said. “It is a regrettable incident and at the time, I was genuinely
concerned for my own safety as well as my companions’ safety.”
The trio doesn’t plan to return to Putter’s anytime soon. From now on,
they’ll take turns watching sports and tipping back a few beers at each
other’s homes, Nichols said.
I guess if charges are filed and they end up in court, the defendants are
going to start crying “criminalization of politics”. It should be no shocker as
the GOP here in Ohio continually get in trouble. Noe was indicted last week and
our Republican Governor was convicted of illegal contributions a couple months
ago. Time for a change in Ohio. That change will be the topic of my next post.