Ohio Mysteries

Ohio Mysteries

Each week Paula and Stephen explore unsolved murders, lost shipwrecks, local legends and more! https://www.ohiomysteries.com. https://www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries https://www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries https://www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio In any given episode we feature fantastic music by the following music-https://soundcloud.com/davidhydemusic. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0pcAGV4g67jCxGIPWv9iQ https://www.youtube.com/c/WhitesandComposer https://www.youtube.com/user/audionautix https://www.youtube.com/c/RossBugden https://soundcloud.com/andrei-burcea-20972653 The Great Unknown by Audionautix http://audionautix.com Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/the-great-unknown Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/xUi9yHcMOLg

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June 24, 2024 19 mins
The coroner doesn't know how 18-year-old Heather Walker was killed, or even when she died during the two-and-a-half months she went missing in the winter of 2008. The mere fact that she was stuffed in a trash can on the east side of Dayton, however, was enough for a ruling of homicide, since she clearly didn't put herself there. Sixteen years later, her family is still hoping for answers, and detectives are confident someone out th...
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Since Ohio became a state, it has excelled in creating, discovering, and inventing! The buckeye state has created pop culture icons, set sports records that may never be broken, and has invented items that we use every day and in every walk of life! Ohio can lay claim to milestones in business, medicine, manufacturing, sports, and almost every form of entertainment from television to magazines! You’ll be amazed to find out what has...
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June 17, 2024 26 mins
In 1960, Cal Poly flew its Mustangs football team to Toledo to play Bowling Green State University. After the game, they took off from Toledo for their trip back home. The plane lasted just 30 seconds in the air before crashing and tumbling in a fiery explosion, killing 22 of 48 aboard. This is the story of the trip, the victims and the survivors. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries ww...
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Hello and welcome to another episode of Ohio Mysteries: Backroads. In this episode we travel back in time to 1910 and explore a record breaking flight by pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss. He flew from Euclid Beach to Cedar Point beach, 60 miles away. Curtiss would break the world's record in the process with over 100,00 people witnessing this flight which broke the world's record set the previous year by Louis Bleriot when he crossed ...
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Ep 274 - Stanley Meyer: Inventor or fraud? In 1998, Stan Meyer - who had made headlines claiming he found a way to power cars using water instead of gasoline - was having dinner with Belgian investors when he drank his juice, grabbed his throat, and proclaimed he had just been poisoned. He died the next day. The Franklin County Coroner said Meyer died of a brain aneurysm, not poison, but supporters still wonder if someone killed M...
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Hello and Welcome to another episode of Ohio Mysteries: Backroads. The state of Ohio has a long list of historic firsts that have helped shape and influence not only the rest of the country, but also the entire world! Ohio got the ball rolling with firsts in pop culture, sports, politics, education, music, medicine, business, inventions, and so much more! Join Mike and Dan as they take a deep dive into Ohio’s rich history of being ...
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On Aug. 20, 1794, General "Mad" Anthony Wayne launched a new professional army formed by Pres. George Washington against a confederation of Native Americans who did not want to be forced out of Ohio. Knowing the army was planning an attack, Chief Blue Jacket chose to make his stand among a landscape of fallen trees that had been toppled by a recent storm. He hoped the tangled mess would benefit his warriors against the mounted mili...
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Hello and welcome to another episode of Ohio Mysteries: Backroads. In this episode we explore some wild urban legends in Ohio. Some maybe you've heard of, some maybe you haven't. Helltown, the Oxford Light, the Kirkland Melonheads, Abbott's Tomb in Milan and the monkey that escaped Cedar Point are all the stories we cover. Hear all about the legends, rumors and stories. There are so many cool urban legends in Ohio that we will prob...
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May 23, 2024 16 mins
In 2005, Alex Wells, an Akron drug dealer and father of 10, was ambushed in his West Akron driveway and shot 10 times by two assailants. His killers have never been identified. In this collaborative print-and-podcast project, Ohio Mysteries and the Akron Beacon Journal interview Akron police detectives who are still trying to solve this cold case, and a child of Wells who is trying to hold onto good memories of their father. Learn ...
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Hello and welcome to the latest episode of Ohio Mysteries; backroads. The bootlegging era provided America with a new breed of criminal; the mobster. Organized crime took hold in Northern Ohio in a big way with men like John Zetzer, Al Ramsey and Wayne Wheeler began importing illegal liquor into the United States via the Southern shore of Lake Erie. Learn about the fas boats, the hiding spots and even a story about a live bear guar...
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In May of 1865, something happened that had never happened before. Twenty bandits derailed a train for the purpose of robbing its passengers and stealing bonds from its safe. The event, which happened in the Hamilton County village of North Bend, marked an evolution of the old highwaymen who used to rob stagecoaches. It was an era that also ended in Ohio, with the last great train heist recorded in Garrettsville, Ohio in 1935.  ww...
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Hello and welcome to another edition of Ohio Mysteries: Backroads. In today's episode, we discuss the trailblazing, firebrand owner of the Cleveland Indians Baseball team. This charismatic owner saw many changes to the game of baseball making it a fan friendly game for the first time. Bill Veeck would stop at nothing to draw the fans and no promotion seemed too crazy. While frequently at odds with the baseball establishment, his ra...
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In 1995,13-year-old Barbie Barnes disappeared on her walk to school in Steubenville. Her remains weren't found for another three months. In the months that followed, three different persons of interest rose to the top of the list in this unsolved homicide. Could one of them be guilty, or is her killer's identity still unknown? www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesoh...
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Hello and welcome to another episode of Ohio Mysteries: Backroads. This week’s episode brings us the incredible stories of four famous animals with strong Ohio ties. All four of these beloved animals were nationally recognized for their achievements, accomplishments and heroics. Join us we discuss the extraordinary lives of Colo, Balto, Bing, and Smoky and celebrate their rightful place among the most famous animals in history! We...
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Throughout the mid-1800s, Southeast Ohio newspapers followed the criminal exploits of their incorrigible and infamous horse thief and counterfeiter, Shep Tinker. The site of his grave is a mystery, but his colorful career, Robinhood reputation and undeniable charm is still the stuff of legend, and a reason to visit Tinker's Cave. www.ohiomysteries.comfeedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysterie...
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Hello and welcome to another episode of Ohio Mysteries: Backroads. Today we wade out into Lake Erie and explore a little known hideaway with a dark history. Just below the popular Lake Erie island, Put-In-Bay lies another smaller island named Rattlesnake Island. Today this is a very exclusive secret hideout for the Gatsby Society of Cleveland. With its own airport and full time security detail ensures only members are welcomed. Lea...
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April 29, 2024 16 mins
This year, 2024, a high school Eagle scout candidate named Zach Kramer began a search for the final resting place of an American Revolutionary War private and his wife - both of whom Zach suspected were buried beneath the soil of Symmes Park in his hometown of Hamilton. Here's what he found... www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries ...
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Hello an welcome to another episode of Ohio Mysteries: Backroads. In Part 2 of today's episode we travel down to the sleepy little river town of East Liverpool, Ohio and learn about what some people called the most dangerous place in America, Hell's Half Acre. This assortment of bars, brothels, outlaws and trouble became known as the bootlegging capitol of Ohio. Situated on the Ohio-Pa border, this place was a haven for criminals o...
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April 22, 2024 14 mins
In 2009, an Akron woman was shot dead by a man who stood on her porch and knocked on her door. The next year, a second woman was killed when she answered the door. And in 2015, Akron police found a third Akron woman dead on her friends back porch. There is no reason to think these murders are connected, and they were barely covered by local media. But tonight, we remember the unsolved murders of Diane Mitchell-McMillian, Gwendolyn ...
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Hello an welcome to another episode of Ohio Mysteries: Backroads. In Part 1 of today's episode we travel down to the sleepy little river town of East Liverpool, Ohio and learn about what some people called the most dangerous place in America, Hell's Half Acre. This assortment of bars, brothels, outlaws and trouble became known as the bootlegging capitol of Ohio. Situated on the Ohio-Pa border, this place was a haven for criminals o...
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