Wednesday, October 11, 2006

CityBeat Cover Story on Dale Mallory

The link is up for Kevin Osborne's article: MIA: Dale Mallory. Osborne's reporting is a journalistic tour de force which I highly recommend. Dale Mallory has been exposed to the electorate. The more people find out about Dale Mallory, the more they don't like him.

When voters go to the polls Nov. 7, it's highly likely they will elect to the Ohio Statehouse a person facing a criminal investigation by Cincinnati Police who has rarely campaigned publicly and who dodges questions about his involvement in secret lobbying for a controversial project proposed for the city's West End neighborhood.

The more people read this, the less likely it is we will send him to Columbus.

When residents tried to gather more information about the project and discuss it at meetings of the West End Community Council, Dale Mallory -- the group's then-president -- repeatedly delayed placing it on the agenda. As more information about City Link seeped out, some members began calling for the group to vote on whether it supported or opposed the project, a decision that would wield some clout as city officials decided on rezoning and other approvals that would be needed. Mallory blocked those efforts, too.

As Mallory delayed the discussion, community council members were unaware that he also had a $40,000 yearly contract as a part-time consultant for the CEC, a non-profit agency that administers federal anti-poverty funds. Mallory's job was to identify potential development projects that the agency could undertake in the nine poor neighborhoods it serves, including the West End.

Although Mallory told the community council he had no connection to City Link and was personally undecided on the issue, he privately advocated the project as a CEC consultant. Mallory's reports to the agency outline more than 20 appointments or telephone calls with City Link's president, including one where Mallory introduced him to Harold Cleveland, the CEC's chief executive officer.

Osborne never asks the tough questions: When they held their secret lunches, did Dale and Stecher play footsie under the table?

After seeing the back door deals and selling out of her community, Kimberly Hale had seen enough of Dale Mallory...

"When it became clear that Dale was going to run unopposed, a lot of people couldn't sit back and just watch that," Hale says. "This seat is such an important position because the 32nd District includes the central business district and many, many neighborhoods. To entrust Dale Mallory with that isn't a good idea."

Osborne also touches on Dale's campaign strategy:

"Mallory hasn't done any campaigning in recent weeks and hasn't agreed to any candidate forums or debates with Hale. He doesn't have a campaign Web site and did not provide information for the Cincinnati League of Women Voters' election guide.

Dan Hurley, host of Channel 12's Newsmakers program, tried to arrange a joint appearance with Hale but was rebuffed.

"Dale has such a powerful family name, I don't think he believes he has to do anything to win," Hale says.

One has to wonder if Dale can survive a campaign while not talking to the people or the press. It appears that is his campaign strategy. Given the facts out there on the table, Dale owes people at least an attempt at an explanation. At this point it is an open question if even the Cincinnati Herald will endorse Dale Mallory.

The Dean Chimes In: Follow-Up: The Dale Mallory, Phil Heimlich, CityLink Connections


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean's right on this:


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Follow-Up: The Dale Mallory, Phil Heimlich, CityLink Connections
Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Posted by The Dean of Cincinnati

A follow-up to Kevin Osborne’s recent CityBeat cover story: ”Dale’s Deals.”

Today’s CityBeat cover story details some of the controversies surrounding Dale Mallory and his work in the West End—including the CityLink scandal. On July 19th, The Cincinnati Beacon first raised questions about the connectivity between some of these players (see ”The Inner-Sanctum: Party Lines Blue for Cincinnati’s Power Elite“ ). Today, we have documents provided by one of our sources, indicating a direct relationship between Dale Mallory and Phil Heimlich on the CityLink deal as far back as November 29th, 2005.

Here is an invoice showing that Dale Mallory charged the Empowerment Zone for consulting with Heimlich about CityLink, and here is another invoice showing a different “consultation.”

Taking the wayback machine just a bit further, and we can see Heimlich’s best friend Chris Finney signing the CityLink articles of incorporation back in August, 2005. Finney is listed as the statutory agent: click here.

And don’t forget to follow the money, either. Hard-nosed Republican Chris Finney gave a $200 contribution to Democrat Dale Mallory (click here for a set of post-primary contributions to Dale Mallory—scroll to bottom, click next, and you can see Finney’s record at the end of the second page), and Phil’s father Henry Heimlich gave a whopping $1,000 (click here for Dale Mallory’s pre-primary contributions; Henry Heimlich is on the first page, along with notables like Stan Chesley and Dick Weiland).

In today’s CityBeat cover story, Osborne writes:

Mallory was among a slate of new officers elected in June 2001 to lead the West End Community Council after city council froze its funds based on questionable spending by a previous board. Mallory and the other officers were part of a group that was endorsed by Heimlich, who was a city councilman then and now is a Hamilton County commissioner.

Heimlich’s efforts, which included several highly publicized council hearings, were instrumental in overhauling the neighborhood group.

Now several people connected to Heimlich and the Republican Party are involved with Mallory’s campaign or the City Link project.

Heimlich’s father, Dr. Henry Heimlich, and donated $1,000 to Mallory’s campaign. Conservative GOP activist Christopher Finney, Heimlich’s political mentor, served as the attorney to incorporate City Link. Dick Weiland, a well-connected lobbyist and frequent Heimlich contributor, unsuccessfully tried to negotiate a settlement between Mallory and the West End council.

Other local movers and shakers also are involved behind the scenes. Among them is Tim Burke, who as Hamilton County Democratic Party chair shepherded Mallory’s state rep candidacy; he was hired as an attorney for City Link in zoning matters.

While Osborne’s article deal’s primarily with Dale Mallory, I am pleased to see this coverage of the other connections. How exciting—to watch some of our favorite stories climb their way to the light of print! "

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim Hale is not hard on the eyes.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

A big thanks & a tip of the hat to Dean for back up support on this City Beat story!

Again, I hope the usual media pick up on this so all voters are fully informed before Election Day.

I'm putting my prayers & energy into that Grand Jury indictment. That will completely seal the deal.

Outstanding case update: As promised, I made initial contacts on this item. My contact was pleased to get this information. I'll have more on this at a later time. (Mina, sometimes it pays to be a beast. There's always someone at the end of the line who desperately needs assistance on a perplexing problem. The reward is their relief.)

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Kim Hale is not hard on the eyes."

such a decision..a gap tooth tard


A real QT.

MMMMMMM...I think I'll pull ONE republican lever on Nov 7th.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still amazed at Osborne's story.
He told the story so well.
Of course he glossed over the death threats, the family tree, some of the many other thugs.....but I'm sure they will come out in time.
The public is starting to "get" it.
Hale yes!

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's next?
-Grand Jury?
-An Enquirer story?
-An Enquirer Nale endorsement?

My guess Enquirer Hale endorsement.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is hard to believe that any credible institution would endorse Dale Mallory given the facts. And even Dale won't refute the facts.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UNIONS endorse Dale cause he's bought and paid for.
He's dumber than a box of rocks and he'll vote the way he's told.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Hind lick has also been named in this story

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Mina said...

Hey everybody, this is a good day. Has anyone heard about any kind of announcement forthcoming from law enforcement? Also, has anyone ever heard of someone running for state rep in recent history and not even submitting info to the league of women voters? I have never heard of such malarkey.

BTW, Carstairs, you will always be my favorite beast.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each citybeat issue reaches 210,000 people. That is a lot of people looking at Dale's mug on the cover.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on the May primary results, there is legitimate reason to think Hale can defeat D4S.

Eve Bolten, who is considered an inadequate campaigner and let's face it - a career political also-ran, gave D4S a battle:

41 pct to 44 pct. a difference of 166 votes.

Since then, D4S has been all bad news and "MIA" as of late. An indictment on bank fraud before Nov. 6 could seal the deal.

Kim Hale, on the other hand, is an attractive business-woman who offers a fresh voice and has solid Republican backing and resources.

D4S's ignorance of the LWV further jeopardizes his female vote reception.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

Afternoon Everyone! Not to bust up a thread here, but here's another picture & case we can add to the gallery & files:

That's right, everyone. It's Little Junebug. The Hamilton County Courts demanded that his case here run concurrent with his Michigan cases.

Seeing this is a Michigan parole violation, I'll do some further sleuthing to see if I can locate his actual time behind bars.

One other thing, when I spoke with my contact on that civil case concerning long overdue money, I told that particular individual to also talk with local authorities & other people in positions to get the full scope of things. I've got a couple of other items brewing in connection with this delinquent money case. I'm going to see Hattie the Witch, we'll toss some stuff in that bubbling caldron of hers & see what rises to the top. Yeah, the old grizzardly hag is still stirring the pot, waiting for some delights to toss in...tick. tick. tick. I'll have more on this later. Don't want to open the surprise package too far.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Right now the truth squad should be feeling pretty good about what they have accomplished. I am still convinced that Dale will be voted into the state house. Even with the CityBeat article. My theory is that voters are pretty misinformed and they will vote for Mallory anyway. If I were Dales campaign manager I would not let Dale speak in public. I have heard Mrs Hale speak and she is very articulate, transparent, and strong on the issues that she stands for. I have also seen Dale speak on the Dan Hurley show. Dale is evasive, relies on his families accomplishments and insults his opponent. Dale has everything to lose in a debate and nothing to gain. I would also advise him to stay focused on his campaign and avoid controversial public speaking until after the election. Bottom line folks don’t hate the playa hate the game. Keep up the good work and keep up the campaigning. Even though I am sure that it will not result in a 32nd district win the campaign is getting Mrs Hale noticed. This campaign will set her up for a bigger role in politics.

Tax payer

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 3:03,
Dude, the lady doesn't WANT a "bigger role in politics".
She just wants the 32nd to be represented, not sold out by another Mallory.
We will know for sure Nov 7th (or 8th if Joe is manufacturing his famous last minute "mystery" votes).
The Mallorys have been exposed, and the Truth Squad will not go away, no matter the Nov. outcome.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

The Osborne/City Beat story has a link in the Friday edition of the Whistleblower. As with City Beat, the Whistleblower gets out to a fairly large number of people.

The one good thing about this, it's free campaign publicity.

"I am still convinced that Dale will be voted into the state house."

Taxpayer 3:03, even people in City Hall have told me Ms. Hale has an excellent chance at blowing the doors off Dale. Perhaps you should review those primary percentages again. Dale didn't manage even 50% of the vote. Far from it.

Ms. Hale has Eve Bolton's (41%) supporters, without a doubt. She can easily pick up Wilson (8%) & Baldwin's (5%) votes & call it a night.

And, an indictment by the Grand Jury calls all bets off. Put that gravy on your mashed potatoes for dinner.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy Carter said...

I doubt that Dale will even try for the endorsements of the Enquirer or CityBeat. Reporters would want to ask him questions, and he is not about to answer questions. His strategy is to lock it up tight and wait it out until after the election.

Dale Mallory can be defeated.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

The Hale YES! radio spots are now on the air -Buzz, MoJo, etc.

The message is very clear & profound. I like the breathy Hale YES! reverberating in the background at the end of sentences. Fresh, different, very appealing.

Hopefully, voters will get it through their thick heads once they get to the polls or sit down at the kitchen table with their absentee ballot.

President Carter is spot on with his 2:23 Law of the Land Address. Dale4Jail can be defeated.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to Jimmy Carter

You people are dreaming if you think you can beat Dale. In order to beat Dale folks need to step up to the plate and volenteer to work the polling stations. Without volenteers the Mallorys are sure to rig the voting. This is how they did it in the mayors race and this is how they did it in the primary

Tax payer

7:10 PM  
Anonymous PoGo said...

Daddy Bill will make his way to the Post and Enquirer, he never fails. But he might want to stay away from his radidio until after the election is over. Ms. Hale is getting ready to 'mack down' the Malloboys and the ONLY place they can play now is race and gender.

Just heard the HALE YES radio ad.
WooooHooooo!!!! Clear, crisp and clean.....people will listen.

One to-the-point unapologetic sista making her case.There will be more hair balls spit from City Hall in the next three weeks than was done in any other administration. Watch for the Burke weather advisory for D4$: Cloudy, cold,raining snow so stay under the bed kivers and take another hit off the doobie. Being outed on the best radidio shows are bad enough; can anyone imagine a Mallory supporter who would dare go on the air for this race?
Send in the Clowns. OOOOOOHHHHHHH
Idea time....

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MEMO to Kevin Osborne:

Loved your story.

There were two specific elements of the story that seem to show how the CEC and Cleveland can't get its' story straight. Read paragraphs 1 and 2 carefully and think about it:

1)-"The contract raised the appearance of a conflict of interest that should be avoided, the report said. The attorneys recommended a new policy that the agency not award contracts to elected officials or candidates for public office, a policy the CEC board has since adopted."

2)-"State Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Green Township), whom the CEC recently hired as its attorney, says the E-Fund's nature lends itself to a high delinquency rate. "

The CEC specifically develops a policy NOT TO HIRE or contract an ELECTED OFFICIAL. Then the first thing the do is hire ELECTED State Rep. Bill Seitz.

Truth your stuff. Please go to the next CEC meeting and demand that the CEC follow its' policy and end it's relationship with Seitz.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the Whistleblower...

"~~ Am I my brother's keeper? --Cincinnati Girly Man Mayor Mark Mallory

~~ I'm the "keeper." I'm keeping all the money. -- Dale Mallory "

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:07, that is a great point. I wonder how they justify paying all these politicians. I guess the C.E.C. funding is safe because they are paying both Democrats and Republicans and working with the blessing of the Dem party chair.

That money is supposed to go to EZ neighborhoods, not administrative costs and politicians.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw an SUV unload about 6 kids in Hale Yes! T-shirts.
Looks like a major lit drop in Clifton.
Got one of their 2 side cards.
The side with Dale's sins is priceless.
Hale's got het act together.
She may be a rookie, but she's running a super organized campaign.
Dale's done nothing that I can see.

Clifton Joe

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

Clifton Joe, right on, my man! The Hale Campaign Caravan visited the folks in Clifton today & the Hale YES! lit droppers followed immediately after. It was the good one-two punch to lock up votes in the neighborhood.

Everyone I talk with loves the idea that Dale's sins are listed item by item, in easy to read form. It is truly priceless.

The neat thing about the Hale YES! campaign is that it isn't staffed by a bunch of criminals on the take for EZ money. Volunteers have unselfishly devoted time to the effort with a keen vision on one goal - VICTORY. Hale YES!

Clifton Joe, visit the website. You're more than welcome to join in the fun. It's very well organized, & that's what makes it fun!

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carstairs, Clifton Joe,
Saw a couple with Hale yes t's in Mt Adams too. They were doin' da lit drop thing to those rich folks up there.
I'm a working stiff (my bud JD)
knew who those 2 were and said HI on his cell.
That crowd is workin' it good.
3M's goin' to have to write a few more checks to "Keeper Dale" to get his gangstas to make believe they have a campaign.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Enquirer just endorses Pepper.

They say Heimlich's an A/H for endorsing CityLink and Criminal Dale (maybe there were other reasons, that's my personal opinion).

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the Enquirer endorse Hale?
She's so much more qualified than that crook.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3M is shopping for a new Caddy cause he saw the following story.
Scottie isn't enough for Mr. Chicken Shit. He's afraid of a RPG on his way home to Mt Airy:

Sweet deal on armored car
Thomson-MacConnell Cadillac in Walnut Hills has a deal for some security-conscious executive or high roller: a mint-condition 2005 Cadillac Deville with less than 100 miles on the odometer.

And, oh yes, it's capable of deflecting a .44 caliber bullet or a grenade attack.

The armored Caddy, which has never been titled, was one of about 100 built and armored to sell to overseas executives and diplomats. In the wake of the war or terrorism, the GM unit found there was a demand in the U.S, said Joe Becker, dealership sales manager.

Becker acquired the car a week ago from another Cadillac dealer, who bought it from GM. It has 1,100 pounds of armor and bullet-proof glass installed by Scaletta Moloney Armoring Corp. of Bedford Park, Ill., a rival of Armor Holding Inc.'s private vehicle armoring unit, Centigon, in Fairfield.

Thomson-MacConnell hasn't sold an armored vehicle before but figures there are enough security-conscious corporations and wealthy individuals in the area that the car might find a nice home.

Another draw: The asking price is $58,750, about half the original list of $117,000. Becker says a comparably equipped Deville without the armor option would cost more than $50,000.


9:27 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

It's cool that the Enquirer endorsed Pepper, but they made a big mistake in endorsing the law professor for the 1st Court. This O'Reilly dude has said at the get go criminals deserve a fair shake in the Appellate Court.

Excuse me. A bozo does the crime, the bozo needs to understand he's going to do the time.

Remember Judge Pat Dink on Nov. 7. It's time our communities got the fair shake in the Appellate Court! The man knows we're all suffering, as he sees neighborhood people every week & he'll do a good job for us.

Go Kim! Go Judge Dink!

"3M is shopping for a new Caddy cause he saw the following story."

I guess I'm not surprised. Caught him riding shotgun on Tuesday. Scottie pulls the light blue Taurus up to City Hall, right at the bus stop, which was Chris Smitherman's favorite spot. Scottie gets out, sans jacket, so you could see all the armament - gun, mace, taser, & talks to some guy. 3M sitting nervously shotgun because he's looking around. Some unidentified dude was riding "President". No, it wasn't the City Doughboy, as I saw him lumber up the steps of the fortress, back to his office. I guess he doesn't lunch on a regular basis with 3M anymore. The honeymoon is over.

OK, friends. I'm under the strong suspicion that this light blue Taurus is an unmarked Police Dept. vehicle. The license plate starts out AVP.

Cruise by the D1 lot & see how many unmarked white Crown Vics & other plain vehicles have AVP tags & you'll get my drift. (Gawd, I need to get over to City Hall more often to catch the action.)

Can't you see it? 3M riding "President", Scottie doing shotgun & they dig up Rochester (Jack Benny's valet) to do the driving. Gosh, 3M'll have a pimped out, swish ride that will attract all sorts of his favorite amusements.

He could have Rochester drive Dale to his Loser Party, because he ain't gonna be victorious & drive him to Court when that indictment gets handed down. I want to be in the back of the Court House to see this (3M will arrange for Dale to go in the back door, for sure).

You gotta wonder what budget pot will be appropriated to pay for such a swank ride. $58,750, heck, that's chump change for the high & mighty, snooty Mallorys. When you've got a city budget at your disposal, you can buy a fleet of these prestigious vehicles. Why ride in a hoopdie police car, when you can ride the very best?

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Wolverine Jr said...

Anonymous 10:37?
Just have to ask, but, you think 3M will let Tina drive the fortified caddy up and down the street? Get a new chauffer's uniform and everything?

That way Scotty could ride in the back and they could have Dickie, Timbo, Phrills, Joe, Big Daddy, Roach, DD&Phoneyci,riding around in the back with 3M and D4"I'm deepriving citizens of my deebate skills"Sale. Cleveland and Jenkins have to run outside the car cause they been trying to draw attention to the fact Big Daddy may really have himself a house full of Republicans. Mr.Fanny Finney can ride up front with Ms. Turner. Only room for two big heinies upfront.

Pops, wanted to know about that uniform for Tina, as he's always loved waving at the ladies in uniform riding past him near the Popeyes.

Close to Popeyed here. If Big Daddy is seated on the BOE upstate is he supposed to have been wearing the Mallory stickers on him during the last campaign and then out dealing in person and on the phone getting people to vote for "his people" in elewctions down here? And is he supposed to serve on commissions and boards like the SORTA one? Perhaps a Tuesday morning run to Columbus can get a few answers from a couple of connected legal folks.

Good for Pepper on the support.
Dale gets the Enquirer 'award' as his; a copy of the Sunday and Monday jobs section. Hale can handle the endorsement by herself.

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all I just got a mailer from 3M endorsing 3 candidates Pepper, Cranley, and Stricklan. Funny thing is his own brother is not on the list. Pretty pathetic when your own family wont even endorse you. Maybe Mark has some sense after all

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

"Perhaps a Tuesday morning run to Columbus can get a few answers from a couple of connected legal folks."

Wolverine jr., is there any possibility you can hold up on that road trip to mid-Ohio?

You might want to connect with Tim Burk before setting out on the highway.

I'm not going to use TV news lingo here, but there's some other avenues & developments that are being researched as we speak. You'll want to touch base with the Special Forces on this. Save yourself a tank or 2 of fuel, a headache & intestinal problems.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when the mayor lifts the "freeze" on the CPD's fraudulent check investigation, then we can start giving him a little credit

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Wolverine Jr said...

Will turn the rig around and hold tight here until I connect with our TB. Lots of information mounting on the homefront. Better pop some Pointers sisters into the disc drive and kick Tina outta the cab. Monday looks a bit packed but the ears are open.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Karl Marx said...

The WECC needs to be updated by the Cincinnati Police on the status of the criminal complaint against Dale Mallory. It was filed by WECC Treasurer Maggie Moon after Dale cleaned out the account. She should ask them to come to address the status of the complaint.

2:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much good stuff goin' on.
But the Truth Squad's gonna take me out to the woodshed if I spill the beans.
All I can say is that Kevin Osborne did a great story.
But, it's only the beginning of what the media needs to tell.
The Mallory Mafia is much dirtier than the slimeballs Kevin showed them to be. Good ol' Kevin was actually cleaning things up a bit.
Good idea on a CPD report at tomorrow's WECC meeting. The West End deserves an update.

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that the CPD will be attending tomorrow nights WECC meeting.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It needs to be a high ranking CPD officer. Someone aware of the status of the case.
Officer Davis won't hack it.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous The Kaiser Soze said...

You want to have one of the officers running the ivestigation address the situation. Either that or have Whalen come back. They should address the council and fill people in on what is going on. Dale cleaned out that account 5 months ago.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

Everyone, the one avenue I was pursuing didn't bear the fruit I was looking for. Sorry about that. Got so very close & the cigar went poof.

At any rate, all is not lost here. I travel many paths.

Wolverine jr, I'd still keep that big rig parked for the time being. No point in chasing loose threads that's not going to render answers.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whalen was the spokesman last time. It would be good to see him come back.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

The law poodle lost another one. The clown that shot the police officer in the knee was found guilty by Judge Martin. He's facing up to 105 years in the joint. Don't expect the max here. The papers do that for sensational value. However, this clown will get the book jammed down his throat. The law poodle'll start his whining & honking. Judge Martin will sentence him on Oct. 31. Trick or treat!

5:28 PM  

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