The Georgian Apartments Rampage

We tend to think of mass shootings as a relatively recent phenomenon, but one actually occurred in Marion in the 1930s, and it stands out as one of Marion’s more extreme episodes of violence. On Saturday, May 19th, 1934, a 41-year-old laborer and WWI veteran named Bert Dean went to the Georgian Apartments on South […]

The Myers Farm Murders

The Electric Chair Note: the following is taken from an eye-witness account that appeared in The Marion Star. On April 26th, 1939, at exactly 8:00 p.m., 49-year-old Harvey Roush entered the white-walled death chamber at the Ohio Penitentiary and seated himself in the state’s electric chair. Working quickly, two prison guards strapped an electrode to […]