They're back... and seeking $: Gravelles want donations for defense fund

Michael and Sharen Gravelle, convicted of keeping their 11 adopted children in cages, are taking their case to the street. The Clarksfield Township couple held a press conference Wednesday afternoon with their attorney, Ken Myers, to announce a benefit auction for their defense fund at 5:30 p.m. July 20. The event will be at Kraus Auction Haus, 1521 Cleveland Road, Sandusky.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

Michael and Sharen Gravelle, convicted of keeping their 11 adopted children in cages, are taking their case to the street.

The Clarksfield Township couple held a press conference Wednesday afternoon with their attorney, Ken Myers, to announce a benefit auction for their defense fund at 5:30 p.m. July 20. The event will be at Kraus Auction Haus, 1521 Cleveland Road, Sandusky.

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Look at it this...

If our society really cared about one another there would be no unwanted crack babies or healthy babies period. In this day and age why are women still getting pregnant with children they cannot take care of? Why are they letting men do this to them? This costs us taxpayer's money. How about we address that issue where it can make a difference? I say if you can stand in line for food stamps and government handouts, you can stand in line for mandatory birth control. Then nobody would need to adopt unwanted kids.

carinhumanbeing...

Those animals DID beg at churches like "W--s--p -----" pleading for money to help them. It's a scam. They adopted special needs children so to get more money and to ABUSE them how they wish, and let others abuse them because they think those children won't have a voice. They need to be in prison and those children need council and love. Why don't they check into the sexual abuse and cult issues, and all the people that visited the house and did nothing about it. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Sick. And T$Robinson you are right about donating to say the CAtholic church when it's clear the pedofiles live there past and present. WHY? Good hiding place in the churches, and a place everyone should trust. Ya right. I'm just angry. THey need to investigate each one of those adoptions to the fullest extent. Also I agree with "Look at it this way" EDUCATION is the biggest thing we all need. If these women/girls knew what happens to their unwanted babies maybe they would be smarter and not get pregnant, and stand in line for birth control.

T$Robinson (Ano...

the Sandusky Register is reporting that the auction that was held to raise money for the Gravelle's defense fund , raised $10.000.00, it was reported that the Gravelle's are in need of a total of $50,000.00 for their defense

newshound (Anon...

In actuality, about 75 people "packed" the auction and about $4000 was raised.

???? (Anonymous)

i have to agree 110% with look at this way. and as far as any individual giving these people money they have to be as sick as they are $4000 or $10000 is much more than they deserve!!!

little ole' me ...

AND WHAT KIND OF SICK PEOPLE WOULD EVEN ATTEND THIS EVENT LITTLE OWN RAISE $4,000 TO $10,000. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS CRAP. HEY, I NEED A MERE $2000 TO $3000 TO ADOPT THE 2 I HAVE HAD FOR 3 YEARS, CAN I HAVE AN AUCTION? ANYONE INTERESTED? FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THE GRAVELLES WERE PAID TO ADOPT THESE CHILDREN?? THEN WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO ADOPT THE ONES I HAVE?? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? AND WE DIFFENITLY DO NOT RECIEVE MON THLY CHECKS FOR THESE CHILDREN, WHY? CAN ANYONE ANWSER THAT??

T$Robinson........

to "little ole' me" ... sharon , why do you keep identifying yourself .. if you are going to change your "surname " from "sharon " to little ole' me" then you shouldn't bring up the 2 kids that you are adopting again , when you do that , everyone knows your true identity , because you have mentioned them over and over again when you used the name "sharon" the only thing that you have left out of this comment is that your brother has 25 dui's !! you have mentioned that so many time , i am begining to think that you are proud of the fact that he probably holds the state's record for having the most dui's !! oh , and if you only need $2,000 to $3,000 i will be happy to hold an auction for you , if you allow me to sell, and put bumper stickers on people's cars with your brothers picture on it , with the message that reads , if you see this man behind the wheel , please get out of his way !! and please call the police .. do we have a deal ??

me (Anonymous)

seems like you are the one who keeps bringing it up T$Robinson. And what does one thing have to do with the other? Seems like you are the one with the obsession here, not me. And for your info, I wouldn't take your money, give it to the Gravelles. I was only making a few points and inquiring why the system is like it is! Just for the record... I want no one's money! It was only a comment. But a select few like to twist and turn things around so they can critize and riducule you, right, Mr. Robinson. You need not send any more comments to me, because I will not give you the satisfaction of a reply.

T$Robinson (Ano...

to "me" .. Sharon , i am disappointed that you declined my offer to hold an auction for you , to help raise the much needed funds for you to raise your 2 adopted children ...i was only trying to help you , you Did say that you wanted someone to raise $2000 to $3000 for you .. and i was just trying to help you out ..i am afraid though that if i gave you that much money , what assurance do i have that the money wont become beer money for your brother??? he does have 25 dui's already !! so here's my offer .. i do have some extra money , and i do love kids , and i do despise drunk drivers, so maybe it would be better for everyone involved if i just took those adopted kids for you .. i would do a great job of raising them .. give it some thought Sharon , and get back with me ...i would like to get them pretty soon , Christmas is only 5 months away , and i would need to know what they would like to get as presents.... just trying to help

little ole' me ...

T$ Robinson--2 words--*UCK YOU!! AND I'M SURE OTHER'S WHO READ YOU BULLCRAP WILL AGREE. I WOULDN'T LET SOMEONE LIKE YOU RAISE MY DOG. I ASKED YOU A FEW WEEKS BACK NOT TO BRING THESE KIDS INTO YOUR CRITICISM'S OF ME OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. YOU ARE SICK AND TWISTED. IS THIS HOW YOU GET YOUR DAILY KICKS?? I SEE YOUR NAME ON ALMOST EVERY STORY SO YOU MUST SIT ON HERE AND TRY AND SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU CAN CRITICIZE, PUT DOWN, OR JUST CAUSE TROUBLE. YOU EVIDENTLY HAVE NO LIFE, TRY AND GET ONE. YOU REMIND ME OF THE OLD NEIGHBOR HOOD SNOOP, ALWAYS STICKING HIS OR HER NOSE IN SOMEONE ELSE BUSINESS. GET A LIFE!!

hey (Anonymous)

t$robinson, i think you're gay and taking it out on "the little ole community". Why did you bring the catholic church into this? Not all priest are pedophiles....sounds to me like you have a screw loose somewhere. I don't agree at all with the Gravelles and I think they are sick individuals but I am not so sure you aren't right up there with them....Get a grip and not on your tallywacker.

me (Anonymous)

way to go "hey", I couldn't have said it better myself, thanx!

Blame Game (Ano...

To whoever said they are not getting assistance from adopting kids, well I guess you are not adopting them through the county or state, because, when you do you get paid money for their care, you also recieve free healthcare for the children. Now if you are privately adopting children from something such as a family member then this does not apply. Why do you think it has become big business to be foster parent and adopt those children. Not that there are not good motives and intentions to taking on a child and trying to raise them in a good home, I applaude that, but you still get paid to do it so. So do not indict the Gravelles because they were getting subsidies, all of the foster/adoptive parents through the county are getting paid.

little ole' me ...

To Blame Game; thanx for the information. I appriciate your kind response, unlike the one I recieved from Robinson earlier. And no, I'm not complaining about no assistance, I was simply inquiring. There's no amount of money worth the love I have for these two children. Who needs money, we have each other. And when they give you that big smile and put their arms around you, and tell you that they love you, there's no amount of money that can buy that!

T$Robinson (Ano...

to "little ole' me" sharon , i am kind of confused here ? i thought that i was entitled to my opinion , just like everyone else in these rooms! and just because your opinion disagrees with mine , you lash out and saul foul and rude comments to me?? why am i not entitled to my opinion ? I certainly hope that you use better judgement and restraint in other area's of your life .. it would be considered "abusive" if you lashed out like that to the 2 kids that you are raising, and then you wouldn't be any better than the Gravelle's , that you obviously feel so superior to .i am also confused Sharon , if you go back and read all of YOUR messages , you asked for someone to raise money for you !! those were your words, not mine , and i don't feel completely comfortable with giving money to the Gravelle's defense fund , and i felt that i would rather donate to help you with your raising the 2 adopted children in a good home, which i thought , was what you had asked for?...... and to "hey ... you asked why i brought the catholic church into this .. well here's the connection .. the Gravelle case is about CHILD ABUSE and i hope that you are not in enough denial to admit that the catholic church is in the midst of the biggest child abuse scandal that the world has ever seen , and yet some people , continue to give their hard earned money to this organization ?? try to immagine what that would feel like if you were a victim of that kind of sexual abuse , and yet all of the people around you were to continue to financially support the church !! it is appauling... i did say that there were alot of good people in the catholic church ,including alot of the priests, and then again there are alot of bad people in there , and who have been in there in the past. my point is, , if you were going to contribute money to something , and it had to be the catholic church , who is being charged more and more on a daily basis , with childhood sexual abuse, or the Gravelle's who physically and emotionally abused their children , under the knowing supervision of children services, which would be the better choice?

me (Anonymous)

to robinson...yaddayaddayadda

sick of robinso...

robinson, confused, thats for sure, now get a life! And if I were little o me, I would do worse than lash a few foul words to you. Is that how you get your jollies, picking on people who are trying to do the right things and for the right reasons, unlike the gravelles. Shame on you. How can you hold your head up in public?? Oh, thats right, you don't, you hide behind your computer screen writing your nasty little comments and then call them opinions, You must be sex deprived, hehehehe, I got an ideal, use your hands and masterbate instead of typing your crap!!

me (Anonymous)

THANX "SICK OF ROBINSON". AND I AM ALREADY WORKING ON WHO T ROBINSON. THERE'S QUITE A FEW OF THEM IN NORWALK AND THE SURROUNDING AREA. HOPE ITS NOT ONE I'M RELATED TO THRU MARRIAGE, BUT KNOWING THAT PART OF THE FAMILY IT WOULDN'T SUPRIZE ME.

little ole' me ...

T$Robinson, how can you say one thing one minute and something different the next time!! You offered to take the children since I might give them alcohol if people donated money. Then the next time you act like you did a great deed and offered to help me. You are the most two faced person on this planet. Maybe you better start rereading what you write before you make yourself look like a bigger a** than you already are to everyone. Same with the brants, you start out trashing them and when the heat is put on you you change your tune. I noticed, and I'm sure everyone else did. You need to get a life because it's obvious you don't have one. Maybe donate some of this way too much time on your hands to say, auctioneers that feel pity for child abuser's. You two sound like you'd make a great team. Dumb & Dummer

sick of robinso...

T$Robinson--where have you gone?? And to "little ole me", I truely hope you get the financing you need to adopt the children you are raising. You sound like a won derful person. I wish you all the luck in the world. We need more caring people like you who take on these abused, neglected and unwanted children for love and not for how much money it will put in your pocket. God Bless you and your soon to be children.
P.S. To the Gravelles-you are a disgrace! How can you even go out in public with your heads up. And then to ask the public to raise money for you to keep you out of the "cage" you so well deserve to be in. Did your adopted paychecks, oh I mean children, have a choice. No, they were caged like animals. And how do you feel like you are any better than they are. The difference is they were innocent children, you are child abuser in every sense of the word, so take your punishment.

T$Robinson (Ano...

to "little ole' me" and "me " because you are the same person ....Sharon, you are again amazing .. please go back and read my text , to see what i actually say, instead of what you are imagining i say ... first of all , i have never "trashed" the Brants, i told them , that they had my sympathy , and that i felt bad for them at this terrible time .. i also told them that unfortunately, it was Tim's actions that caused the crash , and that it didn't do anyone any good to blame any third party , whether its a mystery driver , or the bartender, or the bar owner.. ultimately the blame goes to the 2 men , who should be responsible for their actions .. how is that trashing them ?? plus i did offer to take the childre, like you said .. but i did so , because YOU asked everyone on here if someone would start a fund to help you pay for these 2 kids .. i never said that i was afraid that you would give them alcohol , like you stated .. what i said was .. that i was concerned that any money that was given to you , i was afraid that it would turn into beer money for your brother , who , like you continually tell us , has 25 dui's!! so please Sharon , learn to read , and comprehend me statements , and try to respond intelligently ... oh yea !! didn't you tell us all a long time ago , that you were not going to respond to any more of these emails ?? what happened to that ??

Gas Guzzler (An...

Iknow that i am getting off subject here , and i apologize for that , but i went to Bellevue yesterday , and i was shocked to see that the gas prices in Norwalk were $.20 higher per gallon than any of the other towns around !!! i would like to know why ?? are the local dealers gouging us because they feel that they can , and that they feel that we won't do anything about it!! please help us in showing them that they are wrong !! i am joining the summertime "gas out" for the remainder of the summer , or until the Norwalk stations bring their prices down to a competitive amount.. it seems crazy to me to pay that much more per gallon just because you are buying it in Norwalk !! Sandusky, Bellevue,Fitchville, and on and on , are all considerably lower priced than Norwalk !!! Iam a product of the late 60's , early 70's , and we used to protest this kind of injustice , and we definately made a difference then , and i believe that that sense of right and wronf , still lives within us all , and i believe that we can make a difference now ...so please... join us in our summertime "gas out" and buy your gas anywhere but in Norwalk , even if it takes all summer, or at least until the Norwalk stations quit gouging us , and taking advantage of us by making them richer..please teel all of your friends and family and anyone on your email list , please ask them to join us , we can make a difference , if we all join together , and we will make a difference when we combine our efforts ... Thank-You

little ole' me ...

T$Robinson-get over it already. You have been repeating yourself for 3 weeks now. Move on!! Can't you think of anything else to gossip about?? Evidently you are the only one who has a problem with my family and me. Ok, we all know that, get over it already and find someone else to trash! Maybe you should start by looking in your own closet!

T$Robinson (Ano...

to "little ole' me" come on Sharo , thats the oldest trick in the book , trying to divert attention from the things that you have said and done , by accusing everyone else of doing the things that you have done !! but it is just not true that i have "gossiped" like you are accusing me of , you can go back and re-read all of my texts and you can cleary see that i have not said one word of gossip , but you on the other hand, have . your story about the willard man , who was drunk and supposedly fell to his death , was all gossip , sharon ... as far as i can tell , you have no facts to back up the statement that you made, and that , therefore makes it gossip !! come on Sharon , keep your head together , you are begining to show signs that lead us to believe that you are loosing it .. maybe you need a break from the everyday pressures that you have , like the kids that you are trying to raise , and the financial problems that you are having , that you asked us all to contribute to , days ago , or maybe you are stressed because of your brothers problems that you have discussed earlier .. whatever your stress factor is , Sharon , please take some time away .. and relax ... i am worried about you

college grad (A...

amen "gas guzzler" why is gas so much more expensive in Norwalk , than any of the surrounding areas?? i am joining you in your "gas out" and i encourage everyone else to do so as well ... we , together , have alot of power .. lets use it and make a difference

little ole' me ...

To Robinson.....can you back up what you have been saying? How do you know how "intoxicated" the brants were that night? Were you there with them drinking, how else would you know? And were you in the car with them when it crashed? How do you know for sure who was driving, come on you smart*ss know it all, give me some facts? How do you know other than what you have read. Maybe you should wait until the official report is out then and only then will the truth be known. So you are no one to accuse someone else of gossiping, yes, I should have kept quiet until it is made public, which will more than likely not happen, but then so should you. Unless you were God you don't know cr*p. So quit accusing me of the same cr*p that you are doing. Double standard & double idenity!

T$Robinson (Ano...

to ," little ole' me"....
woa !!!! Sharon!!! you are definately wound alittle too tight ..i am worried about you dear , please take another dose of your medication , and then chase it down with a big old stiff drink , and then sit back and relax , you will be back to feeling like yourself , in no time...you asked about how i know that the Brant boys were drinking ...well , Sharon , all you have to do is read the posts from the family themselves , and they have said that they want to hold the bar responsible for the death , because the bartender served them , when they , obviously had too much to drink. so , you see Sharon , it is them saying it , i am just commenting on it , as far as me knowing who was in the car at the time of the crash , it is apparent that whomever would have been in the car at the time of impact , would have been seriously injured .., so it is sort of obvious that "Jeff" wasn't in the car , and neither was Lee Harvey Oswald , or anyone else !!you are correct though in saying that you should have been quiet about the willard man , until it is made public , yes , you should have kept quiet about it , but like all good gossips , you did your job , you made sure that you got the story out there so everyone would know what you think you know ... GOOD JOB !!!..and one final thing , Sharon , you have said now 4 or 5 times that youy are done responding to this , so why don't you live up to your word ???but i do thank you for admitting that you do use more than one identity ,.. i really think you need a vacation Sharon , you do seem to be under alot of stress , and it shows

little ole' me ...

I don't do drugs nor do I drink but if I keep reading the sh*t that a "select" few on here keep spreading I might start drinking and doing drugs.

little ole' me ...

Just to let you know Robinson, I do not take drugs nor do I drink. That may be your way to relax but not mine. I find reading books to my kids or coloring with them to be much more relaxing. So thanx..but no thanx, I'll pass!

T$Robinson (Ano...

to "little ole' me ...Sharon , i really didn't think that you drank .. i was just kidding you .. sorry about that .. Imean , everyone know's that if there was a drop of alcohol in your house , you would have to fight off your brother for it !!! didn't you tell us about 5 times , that he has 25 dui"s ???

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