School Board Member Gets Unwanted Delivery in the Mail

Carl Naso calls police after suspicious package shows up at his home


Strongsville School Board member Carl Naso called police March 21 after receiving a package he did not order and finding "inappropriate" items inside, a report said.

Police Chief Jim Kobak said the box contained six pornographic DVDs. The return address lists a company in Denver, CO, but so far, police haven't been able to track it down.

"I don't think the company exists, but we're still checking," Kobak said.

A trace on the package shows it was shipped from Pittsburgh. Kobak said police are still investigating who sent the box.

Naso could not be reached for comment. 

Kobak said the DVDs in the box seemed to be used.

"They didn't appear to be brand new," he said. "There was no cellophane on them."

CandidResident March 26, 2013 at 08:15 PM
They are? You need to call the police since you've solved the crime. You can print off this page of posts and use as evidence.
Chandy K. March 26, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Frazee's Brain--hurry back to study for your ACT which you never passed in the first place...once you have passed your simple ACT test, then you can talk with us like an adult! http://buckeyestatepolitics.com/?p=702
Huffmaster Plant March 26, 2013 at 08:48 PM
It's funny, when a teacher runs over a nail, all the pro-union people are screaming about the BOE supporters slashing tires. But when a BOE members gets harassed, it's "hold on, we don't know who did this." And C, just because Tracy makes false claims about being followed home, doesn't mean the BOE would do something that stupid. Let's remember which side has constantly resorted to thug tactics.
CandidResident March 26, 2013 at 09:08 PM
I never took the ACT, so you're right I never passed it. I'll stay right here, thank you. Every zoo needs a zookeeper.
Emmett March 26, 2013 at 09:46 PM
You don't really pass an ACT. Schools have a range of scores that they want students to achieve. Some schools, like OSU and Miami require higher ACT scores. Schools like OU, KSU, UT, UA require less of a score.
Theresa March 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM
I think the police should not only try to find out who sent the box, but also if any one who was "in the box" was underage. Sending pictures like that ought to be a crime, but if any one "in that box" were underage, it could be very serious indeed...
Emmett March 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM
These substitute teachers are not heroes. They are ordinary people, who, when an opportunity presented itself, took advantage of it. I am sure some of these subs have been outstanding and others have been awful. But keep in mind that they sought these jobs for the experience, for temporary work after a layoff, and/or to make money. They did not do this because they love your child or that they, themselves, are anti-public union. All of these subs you are hoping replace the SEA members will become SEA members themselves (or some other teacher's union). Once hired, they will get a very nice income and have outstanding benefits and become a future problem for you.
William Hendershot March 26, 2013 at 10:16 PM
You're right, hyperbole on my part. The miners had real safety issues, coal dust, mine collapses, mehtane gas explosions. The SEA has two contend with some kid texting on his phone.
William Hendershot March 26, 2013 at 10:21 PM
http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2012/02/06/see-how-college-ready-graduates-from-your-ohio-high-school-are/ While we a critiquing the "best and brightest" ex-teachers, check out this link. Only 64% of Strongsville grads are considered college ready. The educational process has been watered down.
Holly Lamovsky March 26, 2013 at 11:39 PM
These studies fail to take into account so many things. Of course a student who earned mostly D's in high school is not college ready. They didn't master high school material, yet the state says they meet graduation requirements. There are a lot of students going onto college that are not "college material" due to their own lack of performance, not the teachers. Kids are not computers that you can plug a USB into and upload information. They are humans with free will; some of them exercise their free will and choose not to learn, others may have difficulties that prevent them from doing so.
William Hendershot March 26, 2013 at 11:49 PM
So when the do well it is the teachers who take credit, but when they fail it is the students fault. 36% aren't ready for college yet the drones chant "excellence because of us".
Holly Lamovsky March 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM
William, it's a package deal. We have to lead the horse to water and they have to want to drink. Parents also get to stake a claim to their kids success or failure. The teachers are claiming "excellence because of us", not "excellence ONLY because of us".
Jackie Moon March 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM
The package came from Pittsburgh. Without their inflated taxpayer funded salaries, that's about as far the teachers can go for spring break....
LarryB March 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM
It may be partly because of the teachers bout not a big part. If it was, these same teachers should be able to get the same results in the Cleveland schools. What are the chances of that?
John Wells March 27, 2013 at 12:34 AM
c'mon patch, this is news? Maybe Mr. Naso ordered this package and got busted by the missus. Or maybe the missus ordered it herself in an attempt to spice things up. Or maybe its all a big setup. The connection between some unsolicited porn and the teachers union is weak at best
C March 27, 2013 at 01:36 AM
If you don't think that the Pepple consortium and their PR firm are capable of creating anti-union mayhem you haven't been paying attention.
Melanie Merritt March 27, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Chandy, please lay off your ignorant 1/3 comment. If you were higher than the bottom 1/3 in your education, you sure have forgotten a lot of the basics. And, unlike Holly Lamovsky, you certainly weren't in the top 1/3. Please either widen your evidence beyond one web article (no need to post the link AGAIN) or put together a real argument. FACT: ALL teachers were NOT in the bottom 1/3. FACT: Some were. Any other statement is a sweeping generalization. SO WHAT. The regional vice president of our company has a high school education, and she can run circles around you any day. I promise. If you have a six year old in this school system, why would you be calling his teachers stupid babysitters and saying they should be paid babysitters wages? Wow. I would be finding a place where I didn't feel that was the case and moving my kids there fast. Why are you so angry about what these teachers are being paid? Just jealous? Chandy, you aren't better than all these teachers. You might be better than some of them. Some are highly intelligent. Some aren't. Some are behaving professionally. Some aren't. Stop the generalizations. And for heaven's sake please stop posting the same link over and over. I bet you would be singing a different tune if your spouse was a Strongsville teacher.
Richard March 27, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Looks like they've called it a night. No deal, according to Patch.
terry March 27, 2013 at 09:47 AM
If my spouse were a teacher, my tune would be "Im In the money"
terry March 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM
How about I want money by Milli Vanilli. Money by The Beatles, money by Pink Floyd," money for nothing dire straits, take the money and run Steve Miller Band, if you've got the money I've got the time Willie Nelson, gold digger Kanye West,
terry March 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM
And everybody's favorite tax man by The Beatles oops wait a minute that was for the Strongsville residence.
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Bstrong March 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Teachers showing their true colors again....a couple of bad apples are making them all look pretty bad. Thank goodness my kids go to private school.
we need hoffa March 27, 2013 at 05:25 PM
this was a setup by dollar bill to make teachers look bad
wes March 28, 2013 at 03:08 AM
If all you guys/gals think teachers are so over paid, why aren't you going into the profession? I mean its sooooo easy right? And all that time off and that HUGE salary? You'd think you'd all be jumping at the chance!
William F March 28, 2013 at 03:38 AM
Lyn, do you even have a clue as to why a school system would offer an early retirement incentive? The $39,000 saves the district about 1/2 of a year's salary for a 30 year teacher. If a teacher continues on to 35 years, the district will wind up paying an additional $120,000 over what a new teacher would make. It's a win-win. That's why the BOE is happy to keep it in the contract. Get it now?
Norah Mangan March 28, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Emmet, you're wrong, I'm a hero. My husbands income provide a very comfortable lifestyle for my family. I just stepped up to teach our children because their teachers won't.
William F March 28, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Tad, how about laying off the insults? No one wants to hear this garbage.
lyn March 29, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Apparently YOU have no idea when retirement incentives are offered. It is usually when a business is having or anticipating financial difficulties OR when a large number of employees are near retirement age. It most definitely is not something that is an ongoing offering anywhere. Simply because people DO retire and this is an unnecessary expense. Now do YOU understand?
Kmangzz April 02, 2013 at 04:59 AM
Emmett, schools do not require certain scores either. They post the average score and standard deviations. Say a school has an average ACT score of 32, and say most people are between 30 and 34. People below 30 still get in - just not as many - but it is still possible. So in a way, OSU doesn't "require a higher score" per se, it's just that the people they accept happen to have a score in a certain range.


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