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Wooster, Jan 5- When Sheriff Brown, who retires from office, Sunday, went to look after the prisoners in the county jail this morning, he discovered four had escaped during the night. Those missing are: Allen Miller, William Everhart and Harry White, of Alliance, and Edward Brown, of Orrville. The first three are under indictment for murder in the first degree, charged with having caused the death of Thomas Dye, a boy at Orrville last May. Brown was charged with criminal assault on his own daughter. Four other prisoners, held for minor offenses, made no effort to get away, and they claim they had no knowledge of the plot. Rewards have been offered for the apprehension of the jail breakers. [Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 5, 1907 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Wooster, O., Jan 1- After more than a year in prison on a charge of murder in the first degree, and once convicted of manslaughter, Mrs. Enola Morehouse, charged with poisoning an infant, Otha Baker, who she secured from a hospital in Cleveland, is a free woman. Prosectior Carlin on Monday asked that the indictment be nolled, stating he felt that conviction could not be brought about owing to the death of important witnesses and missing points in the evidence. Mrs. Morehouse from the time of her arrest declared she was innocent and that bad luck would come to those whom she charged with prosecuting her. Two of them, Coroner Sullivan and Undertaker McFadden, are dead and another has been given up to die. [Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 1, 1907 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Homer Ramseyer, formerly of Orrville, was found guilty of murder in the second degree at Twin Falls, Idaho and given a sentence of from ten to twenty years in the state prison. [The Medina Sentinel. (Medina, Ohio), June 11, 1920, Page 4]


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