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 […]

The Marion County Jail

Unlike the old Marion City Jail, the Marion County Jail, which stood on North State Street from 1878 until 1968, doesn’t have any supernatural stories associated with it. However, it played a role in a violent series of events that took place in Marion in October of 1881. On the afternoon of October 4th, 1881, Frank Foster, […]