By Brian Massie, concerned citizen / May 17, 2022
There has been a lot of misinformation spread throughout Lake County and beyond about the recent events at the Clerk of Court’s office.
We thought it was about time to inform our readers about Clerk Faith Andrews’ experiences from the very first week that she started serving the Lake County voters as their Clerk of Courts.
This is the first of a series of articles that we will write about the obstacles that Clerk Andrews experienced, and what she had to do to solve the problems.
The following report was obtained through a public records request made by LFC to the Lake County Commissioners. The report details the accomplishments and challenges experienced by Clerk Faith Andrews.
Most citizens do not realize that the Clerk of Courts is responsible for two division: (1) Title Division, and (2) Legal Division. The Title Division is a profit center for the County and the disbursements of the surplus funds was a contentious issue between the Clerk and the judges. The Legal Division is where all of the personnel issues arose that caused the judges to display their raw power by basically shutting down Clerk Andrews ability to do the job the citizens elected her to do. The lawsuit submitted to the Ohio Supreme Court by Clerk Andrews will ultimately determine if the judges overstepped their authority with their draconian measures.
In future articles, we will detail for our readers the individual problems resolved by Clerk Andrews and the barriers imposed by the Prosecutor’s office and the judges.
We will be submitting public records requests to corroborate our statements on the many issued Clerk Andrews faced when she swore the oath to defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Ohio against ALL enemies foreign and domestic.
To the best of our knowledge, Faith Andrews is the only elected official that swore that exact oath.