Ross County, Ohio
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Questions Two in Death of Ohio Man
Sheriff Samuel Marks of Ross county, said today he planned to question two unidentified men in connection of the mysterious death of 38 year-old Orland Benner of Bainbridge.  The body of the sawmill operator was found in Paint Creek, two miles west of this Ross county city, yesterday.  Sheriff Marks is continuing to investigate and Coroner Oliver is delaying making a verdict.  Benner, supposed to have considerable money in his possession, had only $2 in his overall pockets when the body was  found. [Evening Independent, Jul 5, 1949, Massillon, Ohio. Contributed By Carla Mascara]

Chillicothe, September 1 -- Yesterday evening, (25th inst.) David Smith was sentenced to TEN years imprisonment, in the jail and Penitentiary house of Kentucky , for committing a rape on the body of Miss Jane Stewart, eleven years of age. [The Centinel, Gettysburg, PA,  September 27, 1809 - NP, Sub by FoFG]

At Chillicothe, O., Thomas White, after a brief quarrel with Miss Edith McKelvey, his sweetheart, shot her fatally and then killed himself. [The Guthrie Daily Leader; Guthrie, Oklahoma; June 14, 1896 - DD; Sub by FoFG]

Chillicothe, O., Feb 19- Joe Williams, colored, shot his mistress, Mary Hunsinger, last night and then shot himself with suicidal intent. Jealousy was the cause. Neither is badly injured, but Williams has a chance for a free ride to the penitentiary. [Lima Daily News, Feb 19, 1891]


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