Press Conference Announcement:


Ashtabula City Solicitor Michael Franklin to Discuss False Statements Regarding Illegal Activities at the La Cafe Nightclub,  Delivered by Tom Simon, During Candidates Night Debate, To Be Televised for the first time Thursday Night


Ashtabula, OH – (October 18, 2011) Ashtabula City Solicitor Michael Franklin will hold a 3:00 pm press conference, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at the meeting room B of the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library, 1633 Walnut Blvd, Ashtabula, OH. Franklin will show the segment of this month’s Candidate’s Night event featuring himself and former Ashtabula City Solicitor Tom Simon. He will then present documentation refuting Simon’s statement given that night, in regard to criminal activity at the LA Café, that “There were no problems”, during the period of time when Simon owned the bar and held the office of City Solicitor. He will also present documentation on  drug violations at Simon’s Dry Dock Bar, occurring while under his operation and also during Simon’s tenure as City Solicitor. The City Solicitor’s Race segment of Candidates Night premieres, Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 7pm, on Kent State University-Ashtabula’s cable access channel on Time Warner Cable. It repeats October 24, 28, November 1 and 5.

Franklin will also present documentation and discuss the issue of Simon coming clean with the voters of Ashtabula about the status of his license to practice law in the state of Ohio. Even though he is running for City Solicitor, Simon is currently on a one-year probation, after receiving a stayed suspension of his law license, earlier this year, from the Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel. The probationary period will not be over until February of 2012, and is conditional upon Simon obeying the counsel’s orders. City charter demands the City Solicitor have a valid law license, while holding office. Franklin will also present court documentation on several lawsuits filed against Simon by his clients for alleged negligence and misconduct as an attorney.

Michael Franklin will be availble for questions about the campaign, following his statement and presentation. For more information on this pres conference, contact Mike Franklin at 440-812-0960 (cell) or Cheryl Dickson-Walker, publicist at Media Magic Productions: (cell) 440-645-9472, studio line: 440-294-2431, or e-mail: .

About Media Magic Productions

Media Magic Productions LLC is a full-service audio/video production, advertising and public relations firm, serving businesses in Northeast Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania and clients, large and small, from New Jersey to California. Founded in 1997, our award-winning staff specializes in producing exciting and innovative broadcast, cable TV and web programming, documentaries, radio and television advertising and corporate video production, as well as complete marketing campaigns for small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, contact David Walker: (cell) 440-645-8273, studio line: 440-294-2431, or e-mail: Visit us online at , and .


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