Monday, May 15, 2006

Warren County RTA thanks Judge Glaeden

The Honorable Carrie E. Glaeden
Franklin County Municipal Court

General Division, Courtroom 13A

375 South High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

May 15, 2006

Subject: Sidaway Penalty

Dear Judge Glaeden:

On behalf of Warren County educators, I am thanking you for your ruling regarding Hazel Sidaway’s penalties. Two hundred hours of Community service will hopefully remind Ms. Sidaway that she was not fiduciarily responsible with STRS’s members’ money. It is too bad that Ms. Sidaway is not serving her jailtime.

Warren County does feels that Ms. Sidaway’s penalties are appropriate and lenient considering that she served as an STRS Board member for over seventeen years—with, it appears, a growing feeling of entitlement for each year served. Warren County educators are still trying to understand how Ms. Sidaway could spend over $200 for one beach bar bill!

Warren County teachers are anticipating further action by the Ohio Ethics Commission to bring ethics charges against those STRS Board members, STRS staff and STRS contractors who have violated Ohio’s ethics laws. In addition each of those cases will be followed assiduously.


Nancy B. Hamant

WCRTA Legislative Chair

Larry KehresMount Union Collge
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