August 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm 10 comments

They seek him here they seek him there
Those pesky citizens seek his lair.
Is he really in Sheffield
Or is it Lorain?
Newman wants Biber to explain!
You see he can’t be at both
Newman wants witnesses under oath.

The previous complaint, filed by Lorain resident Denise Caruloff, had challenged whether Biber was eligible to vote in Lorain because of questions she raised about his residency. In a 2-1 decision earlier this month, the elections board rejected Caruloff’s complaint against Biber.

Biber did not return a call seeking comment Friday but has previously said that he lives in the Lorain home he and his wife purchased in 2008. His wife, Joan Perch-Biber, and the couple’s adult children live in the Sheffield Lake residence, he has said. The Bibers have suggested that media coverage of the controversy over his residency led to the Sheffield Lake house being burglarized while they were vacationing earlier this month.

Newman said he still has questions about where Biber actually lives and wants the elections board to take another look at the issue.

He said Biber’s claim that he lives separately from his wife in another city in a house that has had several other occupants since Biber bought it doesn’t ring true to him.

“What I’m looking for is to simply and straightforwardly get an illegal candidate taken off the ballot,” Newman said. “Wrong is wrong, it doesn’t matter who you are.”

It “MAY” be the case Mr. Newman thinks a bridge too far is not the one over the Black River 😉

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  • 1. denise aka mozart  |  August 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Mr. Biber sat in the school hall,
    Mr. Biber may”ve lied to us all..

    All Biber’s boards men and of his men,
    now saying, God dang it, here we go again……

    Poor liitle Biber….guess it ain’t done yet!

  • 2. Grammy  |  August 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    If Mr. Biber is so open, honest and trustworthy and so full of the truth, an affidavit, sworn and attested as a true statement and witnessed by a notary stating where he legally resides would help put this issue to rest. How about it Mr. Biber, can you be that open and honest and transparent for the people you represent? Can’t wait for the answer.

  • 3. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Grammy I do believe he did sign an affidavit for the Board of Elections stating that the Lorain property is his primary residence. I think the issue is how does one prove that he isn’t living there- he says he is- and unless someone tracks his movements for the next year or so who is to say he won’t be living there .. he would probably cry I am being stalked 🙂

    It then comes down to the fact that stating he will NOW … WAS he living there all during the past 3 years that he has stated that as his place of residence whilst serving on the Board of Education. I would think that is the issue and to find out for sure then the people who lived there like this PJ Carter etc and his 10 other room mates he claims should be willing to swear to him living there , also his wife and sons should have no problem swearing to the fact that for the last 4 years Mr. Biber has lived elsewhere and I am sure neighbors would be only too willing to support that fact 🙂

    I believe that is what Mr. Newman is after sworn testimony that Mr. Biber did indeed live in Lorain during his time on the BOE and when he filed his petitions.

    In fact I am surprised Mr. Biber hasn’t had his neighbors and roomates sign such notarized documents in order to clear this up because obviously there is still doubt… but then again swearing to something officially does carry the weight of the law if you are not forthright…………

  • 4. denise aka mozart  |  August 28, 2011 at 12:30 am

    In fact I am surprised Mr. Biber hasn’t had his neighbors and roomates sign such notarized documents in order to clear this up because obviously there is still doubt…

    well loraine, don’t be surprised if he has his neighbors sign something now…remember, he never had stated he was seperated from his wife until it was brought up about residency…sect (D)…it is where the family dwells unless seperated or divorced..Then all of a sudden, her house got broken into…Signs the affidavit stating he is seperated…blah blah blah….but he tells people that his computer was stolen…good grief, cant you get high speed internet on E 29th?..must be hell when trying to read your e-mails…I am sorry, but I believe and feel this man is a liar. This is the third time someone has brought up his residency/candidacy…Time perhaps for the Biber to pay the Piper…instead of robbing Peter to pay Paul.

  • 5. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Well to me it is easy enough- my neighbors certainly know I live next door.I suppose the argument could be why should he ? He has signed an affidavit that 29th is his primary residence. and Mr. Giardini stated:

    “The one that counts, he said, is the Lorain house because that’s where Biber has declared he will live and vote.

    That’s enough, Giardini said, to make the Lorain house Biber’s primary residence.”

    And I guess that should be enough BUT the man is asking for our trust and confidence as an elected official- I see no harm in him going the extra mile so to speak to settle the question- I would in his place…… infact I don’t believe it should have gone this far. When the residency issue first came up it would have been very simple to take care of it initially just my opinion 🙂

  • 6. Hester  |  August 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    With all due respect, Mr. Giardini needs to STFU because he doesn’t specialize in elections law any more than he specializes in education/school law. I agreed with Denise and I agree with Mr. Newman & the request for Mr. Giardini to excuse himself from these proceedings. Then again, TG does seem to specialize in conflicts of interest, so…

  • 7. denise aka mozart  |  August 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Loraine , Mr. Newman called me last night. He is ready to rock and roll. He will do the job that I could not.

    He is not under the 10 day time constraint. Filing a complaint re:candidacy, (in the proper time), the board has to investigate. Subpenas will be issued including his childern and wife. I would like to see Mr. Giardini try to mussle his way into a hearing again or to have any input at all. This will be quite interesting. I wish Mr.Newman lots of luck!

  • 8. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Curiouser and curiouser cried Alice………. I just can’t get my head around why Mr. Biber feels it is so important to go this route… it just doesn’t make sense to me

    as Fact Checker( the two for one 😉 stated in one of the comments in the mj

    Rather than be vilified, he should be praised for his desire to serve the school system.

    How many of you detractors would: Buy a house solely for the purpose of being eligible to serve the school district?

    2 Voluntarily take on thousands of dollars in additional property taxes solely for the purpose of being eligible to serve the school district? (While being compensated at about $3000/ year for your service.)

    3 Live separately from your family solely for the purpose of being eligible to serve the school district? (Note, the term ‘living separately’ does not mean ‘legally separated’.) “

    WHY indeed ??????????????

    You see why would you in all honesty give up time and place with your family and loved ones ( to be on BOE)…… that thinking is a little off the wall in my opinion

    Biber could still, as a citizen, have a great input in what is happening with the schools without being a BOE member……. actually in some cases could really make a greater impact on the system…. he could be a power house for the system without being a BOE member

    I would have to question the “common sense “ of giving up family life to serve, as he was on vacation with his family ( he said that himself) so obviously he still is with his family emotionally

    As I said this course of action is some what nonsensical and why he didn’t put paid to the “where he lives” question in the first place if as he has said he lives separately easy enough to prove.

    Oh well as the old “north of England saying goes “no accounting for the likes of folks” 🙂

  • 9. Hester  |  August 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    “…he could be a power house for the system without being a BOE member.”

    But as a citizen:

    – he couldn’t run the district as if he were the superintendent

    – he wouldn’t have free reign to utilize the facilities as if they were his own personal property

    – he wouldn’t be able to use his position to influence and/or intimidate

    – he would only be given 3 minutes to speak (and bob his head) at Board meetings

    – his opinion wouldn’t matter

    He had the chance to walk out of this with some dignity, but now it’s too late. Who will lie for you, Paul? Your family? Your neighbors? If they subpoenaed me, you know what I’d say?


  • 10. denise aka mozart  |  August 29, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I think there are those in this city and county, are basically hooked on power, or what they would like to think is power.

    I agree, I do not see how anyone would disclaim their family in order to serve on anything. But there are those, like Tom
    Skoch from the journal, that sang his praises, and stroked his ego like he was his mistress. YOu have fact checker that seems to go to any lenghts to also serve Mr. Biber. I think Biber needs that reassurance, as he is seperated and not getting it from his wife…right?

    Well, get in line behind Mr. Gilchrist, and let’s watch the pawns get checkmated…

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