Confused about what’s going on at Avon Township?

These three individuals are running for office again, after wasting taxpayer dollars, committing felony records destruction, and using payroll fraud to support cronies. They work with alt-right groups like the “Watchdogs” and people like Dick Barr and Doug Kearney and Sam Yingling.

This ain’t Hollywood folks, so sometimes the bad guys do win. We will track all of the felonies fraud, brazen lies and other reprehensible behaviors, and report it here.

Click here for more on Ancel Glink’s republican lawer named Keri-Lynn Krafthefer. she has a long history of bilking dim witted local government officials out of hundred’s of thousands in tax payer dollars. This is just one township where she encouraged board members to violate the law so she could pile up legal bills, there are lots more examples out there. $313,000 in this case. You won’t be surprised to learn that she has been working for Avon Township for the last tumultuous year where she attempted the same thing but was only able to sucker the board into $100,00 in wasted legal fees.

Click Here for more information on the alt-right “Watchdogs” group. And Here, and Here

Here’s  a picture of Michelle Bauman and Krystal Larson working with the Alt-right founders of Edgar County Watchdogs. Apparently Jeanne Kearby thought better of her decision to be in bed with these type of people and asked to have her video taken down. However we found a copy on an old server here.


Click here to find out even more about other groups just like the Watchdogs and how, and why, they pretend to be journalists. 

Update August 2021:

Michele Bauman gets an order of protection… It looks like she tried to bribe a volunteer into giving her information on the former Supervisor in exchange for sex and/or money. GROSS!

We’ll update as soon as we have more information.

Michelle Bauman and Kristal Larson take over and redirect personal emails of former Supervisor, the Avon Cares charity and a former employee to themselves. God knows what they’re doing with those email accounts, we hope it’s nothing illegal or unsavory. Sam Yingling’s campaign workers continue to work at the township in continuation of pay-to-play politics as usual.


Update April 2021:

Michelle Bauman and Jeanne Kearby just passed a new budget that raises their running mate’s budget by 30% over the past two years. And tried to hide it by moving the assessors salary into the township budget. Now they are complaining that they will have to cut constituent services because there isn’t enough money in the township budget anymore.  Sam Yingling originally cut the budget in half, back when he was Supervisor. But now his group of stooges can’t afford to keep all of Sam’s campaign workers employed at the assessor’s office without taking it from constituent services. Life is hard eh?

Michelle Bauman, Trustee  (now supervisor)

Used over $40,000  (update May 2021) nearly $100,000 worth of taxpayer dollars on legal expenses for a crackpot political agenda without legal authority.

Lied to the public about reneging on agreements about repair of an abandoned house and purchase of vehicles for the Township.

Sabotaged a handicapped  bus shelter that PACE and the Township were planning for years.

Repeatedly violated the Prompt Payment Act, refusing to pay contractors who preformed work for the township.

Forced the Township Charity to carry costs for the Township.

Wasted tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on conspiracy theories and investigations with the State’s Attorney, Attorney General and the Lake County Ethics committee, all of which turned out to be false. 

Spent $30,000 in taxpayer dollars in a failed attempt to kick her opponents off the ballot.

Chris Ditton, Assessor

Removed pending legal action

Jeanne Kearby, Clerk (now board member)

Falsified meeting minutes and then destroyed the recordings to cover her tracks. Recordings are classified as public records. 

Guilty of Class 4 Felony destruction of public records for political purposes.

Attempted to abuse her authority as clerk to terminate public input at a townhall meeting in violation of the law 

Expended public funds without legal authority.

Gave her position a 25% raise even though she has only been working a few hours a month for years.



  1. $30,000 and counting cost to taxpayers for Michelle Bauman and Chris Ditton trying to throw their opponents off the ballot.  (Here)
  2. Wasted taxpayer time and money on unhinged conspiracy theories (Here) (Here) (Here) (Here)
  3. Forced Charity to pay for Township costs (Here)
  4. Violation of Prompt Payment Act (Here)
  5. Sabotaged a ADA bus shelter (Here) 
  6. Normal cost of legal representation is $800 per month. We are now approaching $100,000 for the year, with nothing to show for it. Completely wasted tax dollars for political purposes (Here)
  7. More to come


Avon Township is a small township with a small tax levy. We just can’t afford any more crazy.