LEGAL COURT DOCUMENTS PROVIDED BELOW.
During the October Greenwood Village Meet the Candidates night, Nordonia school board candidate Tim Ellis provided his job history. He states that before he became a police officer, he worked as a security guard, previous to that he was a C&C machine operator, and in his teens, he worked as an auto mechanic.
There is a big piece missing from this history, though… a business Tim owned called Dynotech Racing. Now, if someone owned a business at some point in their life, they would most likely talk about it. They’d use it as a point of pride, explaining how running a business has equipped them with the knowledge and experience of handling payments and finances, along with everything else it takes. Tim does not talk about his business. He doesn’t even bring it up in his work history. Why would he consistently leave this information out? There must be a reason.
Ellis took on Dynotech Racing in 1998. At Greenwood he mentioned having an auto mechanic job in his teens. If he was referring to Dynotech, then that was a lie, because in 1998 Tim Ellis was 28 years old. 28 years old is far from being a teenager.Needless to say, Tim did not run his business very well. He built a reputation among those in the mechanics community – through interactions and lawsuits – and it wasn’t great.
In 1999, a gentleman from New York brought his car to Dynotech Racing to have Tim Ellis install certain provided auto parts. The gentleman left the car with Ellis and returned to New York. Over the next 2 years, the gentleman shipped thousands of dollars worth of car parts to Ellis, who assured him that work on the car was coming along very satisfactorily. When the gentleman returned to Ohio to retrieve his car, he found the engine was replaced by a non-running replica and the parts he had been shipping to Tim were missing, gutted or had been used in other cars or were probably sold for cash.
The New York Gentleman took Ellis to court (shown below, Case No. 2003 01-0657, Summit County Court of Common Pleas) and sued him for:
(I) Default on Promissory note (Ellis had agreed to pay back $16,500.00 out of the money and car parts he had already been given. Ellis never paid back a penny of this.)
(II) Breach of Contract
(III) Fraud. (Ellis had the car and kept assuring the New York Gentleman that work was coming along just fine. In reality, no work was really being done and Ellis’ business, Dynotech Racing, was failing due to financial collapse.)
The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court. View and download the documents here:
There were plenty of other legal troubles Ellis’ business has faced, too:
The State of Ohio has taken Ellis’ business to court as well as The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, twice. Those judgement liens are still showing active on the Court websites.
Dynotech Racing, Inc. is also still showing active on the Ohio Secretary of state website, Ellis has not dissolved it yet. Perhaps there is a reason he can’t dissolve it, maybe it’s the 2004 and 2015 Workers Comp cases? We’re sure Tim Ellis can explain this, but he doesn’t talk about his failed business. And yet, he claims he would bring more fiscal responsibility to the school board and school district.