17 episodes

In Ohio 88; we will examine the most notorious individual from each one of Ohio's 88 counties. We will explore crimes such as bank robberies, poisoning, shootouts with police, burglary, embezzlement, school shootings, sports ticket fraud and more.

Additionally, we will take a look into the backgrounds of some of the most infamous individuals who called Ohio their home. Some of these people include Charles Manson, Donald Harvey, Ariel Castro, Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, Art Schlichter, James Worley, T.J. Lane, Eric David Harris, even the husband and wife duo - Michael and Sharon Gravell

Ohio 88 Heather Wright

    • True Crime

In Ohio 88; we will examine the most notorious individual from each one of Ohio's 88 counties. We will explore crimes such as bank robberies, poisoning, shootouts with police, burglary, embezzlement, school shootings, sports ticket fraud and more.

Additionally, we will take a look into the backgrounds of some of the most infamous individuals who called Ohio their home. Some of these people include Charles Manson, Donald Harvey, Ariel Castro, Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, Art Schlichter, James Worley, T.J. Lane, Eric David Harris, even the husband and wife duo - Michael and Sharon Gravell

    Episode 4: Hamilton County (Charles Manson) Part 1

    Episode 4: Hamilton County (Charles Manson) Part 1

    Welcome to episode 4 of Ohio 88 where I will discuss one of the most notorious individuals from Hamilton County, Ohio - Charles Manson. To understand who Charles Manson was; we must first examine where he came from...where his roots were, if you will. And that starts with his parents. So, in part 1 of Episode 4; we take a look at Charles Manson's childhood and early life of crime as well as his love life. Please come back for part 2 when we delve into the Manson Family Cult.

    Promo: Deadly Misadventures

    Sources
    https://www.charlesmanson.com/related/kathleen-maddox/ (about his birth mother & more)
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/kathleen-maddox (about his birth mother)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65319029/kathleen-bower (his mother’s grave site)
    http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1955.html (what happened in 1955)
    https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a28183269/charles-manson-wife/ (mason’s first wife)
    https://www.amazon.com/Helter-Skelter-Story-Manson-Murders-ebook/dp/B00261OOXA/?&tag=oprah-auto-20&ascsubtag=[artid|10072.a.28183269[src|[ch|[lt| (helter skelter link)
    https://www.biography.com/people/charles-manson-9397912
    https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/us/charles-manson-dead/index.html
    https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/charles-manson-murders-45-years-later/
    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-charles-manson-illness-20171117-story.html
    http://celebritylook3.info/10-facts-about-charles-manson/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Celeb%204&utm_term=charles%20manson&utm_content=charles%20manson
    https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/famous-murders/charles-manson-and-the-manson-family/
    https://www.thoughtco.com/charles-manson-cult-leader-serial-killer-1779365
    https://www.roanoke.com/archive/juvenile-detention-center-shuttered/article_3ce1a30a-457b-5ffc-a2a2-8f87baf4980c.html
    "Mann Act", Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia, October 21, 2013 [2003].
    Bell, Ernest Albert (1910), The War on the White Slave Trade (ebook), Chicago: GS Ball – via Archive.
    https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/charles-manson
    https://listverse.com/2016/08/30/10-tragic-stories-from-the-childhood-of-charles-manson/...

    • 36 min
    BONUS: Clermont County Current Crimes

    BONUS: Clermont County Current Crimes

    In this bonus episode, I am going to discuss several crimes that occurred/were updated recently in Clermont County, Ohio!
    For this bonus, I have Courtney from the Cult of Domesticity podcast...another Ohio podcast! Thank you so much for helping me out, Courtney!
    The three cases mentioned in this episode are:
    The Death of Natasha Wilson
    Animal Hoarding in Bethel, Ohio
    Mother Shot by Son (Tatiana Romanova)

    Sources
    https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/clermont-county/goshen-township/person-killed-in-goshen-police-looking-for-male-suspect
    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/crime/crime-and-courts/2020/01/03/man-sentenced-life-prison-murder-girlfriend-and-unborn-child/2807491001/
    https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/clermont-county/goshen-township/goshen-township-man-receives-two-life-sentences-for-murder-of-pregnant-girlfriend
    http://www.newsnky.com/captured-in-boonecountyky.html
    https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/clermont-county/goshen-township/goshen-township-man-receives-two-life-sentences-for-murder-of-pregnant-girlfriend
    https://www.fox19.com/2020/01/03/man-sentenced-life-prison-clermont-county-murder-pregnant-girlfriend/
    https://www.fox19.com/2020/01/06/one-worst-we-have-seen-around-neglected-animals-found-hoarding-situation-bethel-home/
    https://local12.com/news/local/emaciated-neglected-animals-rescued-from-home-in-bethel-in-animal-hoarding-case
    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/01/06/clermont-county-neglected-animals/2822566001/
    https://www.fox19.com/2020/01/06/mother-dies-days-after-son-allegedly-shoots-her-miami-twp/
    https://www.wlwt.com/article/man-accused-of-shooting-mother-had-mental-health-evaluation-12-days-prior/30383968
    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/12/31/clermont-county-domestic-shooting-police-scene-miami-township/2786959001/
    https://www.fox19.com/2020/01/06/mother-dies-days-after-son-allegedly-shoots-her-miami-twp/

    • 55 min
    Introducing Scene of the Crime Season 1: Delphi

    Introducing Scene of the Crime Season 1: Delphi

    This is a trailer for Scene of the Crime, Season One: Delphi. This is a preview of what you can expect during the 7 episode season, taking an in-depth look into the unsolved 2017 double murder of teens Liberty German and Abigail Williams in Delphi, Indiana. Mike Morford of Criminology has teamed up with Libby's sister Kelsi to produce this podcast. Throughout the season you will hear exclusive interviews with family members of the victims as they recount the events of that tragic day and how it has affected their lives since. You will also hear some of their theories regarding the killer as well as interviews with law enforcement on the case.


    Scene of the Crime, Season 1 Episode 2 Premieres January 2nd, 2020. Subscribe now so that you don't miss an episode. Find them on Twitter with the handle @SceneOfCrimePod

    https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/sceneofthecrime?selected=HIM1005356840

    • 5 min
    #JusticeForDJDay

    #JusticeForDJDay

    Today - October 3, 2019 is #JusticeForDJDay.
    As many of you may already know; I (Heather) co-host another podcast called Status Pending with Scott Fuller. DJ was the inspiration behind the entire podcast Status: Pending.
    DJ's case has had such an impact on me that I want to spend my 30th birthday today, spreading the word about DJ; will you help me?
    ________________


    On October 3, 2016, a gun went off and a 911 call was made. Responding officers find DJ shot in the face. He’s deceased. Witnesses claim someone else in the home - a one-time romantic interest of his wife Brandy’s - shot and killed DJ. Some say accidentally, some say intentionally.
    Members of DJ’s family can’t believe that DJ would kill himself, and some sheriff’s detectives don’t buy the suicide. But the state’s crime lab and a medical examiner disagree. And so nobody has ever been charged with the death of Donald Edward Fickey, Jr.
    Since we released the case on Status: Pending, Amanda (DJ's sister) has been tirelessly working to ensure that the GBI looks into her brother's case. She has reached out to tons of podcasters as well as YouTubers and even folks with the Investigation Discovery Channel to share her brother's story.
    ____________
    You can sign the petition to help bring this case in front of a grand jury! This is an important step to get Justice for DJ! You can visit change.org and search for “help support justice for dj…” and the petition will populate. Your signature can help! As of today, there are 23,080 of the 25,000 goal: https://www.change.org/p/help-us-in-getting-justice-for-dj-and-his-3-babies-justicefordj (petition). You can also visit Amanda’s Facebook page called “Justice for DJ” Or reach out to her on Twitter: @JusticeForDj88 Amanda has also set up a website where you can find all of the information about DJ’s case: https://justicefordj.com/

    Change your page orange for #JusticeForDJDay - Visit the Status Pending or Nature vs Narcissism Facebook page for the photos to use (or you can create your own).

    • 43 min
    Bonus #2: Old Sparky (Part 2)

    Bonus #2: Old Sparky (Part 2)

    Capital punishment has been a part of Ohio’s justice system since early in the state’s history. From 1803, when Ohio became a state, until 1885, executions were carried out by public hanging in the county where the crime was committed. In February of 2002, Ohio's 105-year-old electric chair AKA "Old Sparky" was unplugged. At this point in time, it hadn't been used for 39 years! It was transferred to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville until the Ohio Historical Society decides what to do with it. So, what happened to Old Sparky?

    In part 2 of this bonus episode, Heather is joined yet again by the amazing Karen to tell you all about how the death penalty in Ohio led to Old Sparky’s birth and demise. If you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, please stop and go back to part 1 to obtain the full understanding. Part 2 has more information about the urban legend(s) surrounding Old Sparky as well as some pretty interesting historical information and pop culture references.

    Subscribe to: Disembodied
    Special thanks to Karen (@disembodiedpod) for her help with this episode!

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    The music used in this episode is by Jahzzar and is called Thin Line. You can listen to/download this track via http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Crime_Scene/Thin_Line

    Most of our sources are mentioned in the episode & below. For those that are not, you can email us at ohio88podcast@gmail.com

    Sources
    http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/byrd760.htm
    https://www.cleveland19.com/story/681241/ohios-electric-chair-dismantled-put-into-storage/
    https://shawshanktrail.com/
    https://www.mrps.org/learn/history/the-ohio-penitentiary
    https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/timeline-capital-punishment-ohio/advboxV51KLd8rMWit8RyL/

    • 24 min
    Bonus #2: Old Sparky (Part 1)

    Bonus #2: Old Sparky (Part 1)

    Capital punishment has been a part of Ohio’s justice system since early in the state’s history. From 1803, when Ohio became a state, until 1885, executions were carried out by public hanging in the county where the crime was committed. In 1885, the legislature enacted a law that required executions to be carried out at the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus. The first person to be executed at the Ohio Penitentiary was Valentine Wagner, age 56.

    In part 1 of this bonus episode, Heather is joined by Karen to tell you about the death penalty in Ohio and the history behind it. Yes, there are some side stories as well but it’s all relevant and leads you directly into part 2 of this bonus episode.

    Subscribe to: Disembodied
    Special thanks to Karen (@disembodiedpod) for her help with this episode!

    Facebook @ohio88podcast
    Instagram @ohio88podcast
    Twitter @88_podcast
    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/ohio88
    Email – ohio88podcast@gmail.com

    The music used in this episode is by Jahzzar and is called Thin Line. You can listen to/download this track via http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Crime_Scene/Thin_Line

    Most of our sources are mentioned in the episode & below. For those that are not, you can email us at ohio88podcast@gmail.com

    Sources
    http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/byrd760.htm
    https://www.cleveland19.com/story/681241/ohios-electric-chair-dismantled-put-into-storage/
    https://shawshanktrail.com/
    https://www.mrps.org/learn/history/the-ohio-penitentiary
    https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/timeline-capital-punishment-ohio/advboxV51KLd8rMWit8RyL/

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

Crime Podcaster ,

Good Start

Interesting cases and excited to see how the podcast evolves. Keep it up!

Matt | True Crime DEADLINE

Skyking1975 ,

Back to the Original Concept Please

I have noticed that the show is deviating from the original concept of highlighting the most notorious murders in all 88 counties of Ohio. I hope it gets back on track.

Dereleaked88 ,

From Ohio

In an ever growing world of true crime podcasts, Ohio 88 rewards the listeners taking a detour and going off the beaten path of more generalized shows. With Ohio crime being the main focus, the show is very focused and well researched. Heather is engaging, insightful, and easy to follow while listening. It's a perfect show for long roadtrips, especially if you're traveling in or through Ohio. Give this a listen and a subscribe!

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