Township Falls

Township Falls

“ Early October of 1982, Logan, the typically quiet County seat of Ohio’s Hocking Hills is shocked by a pair of frightful murders, and dismemberments. What follows is a twisting story involving lovers, villains, botched investigations, witchcraft, drugs, a wrongful conviction, and a community’s loss of life and innocence. This is Township Falls.”


June 25, 2022 29 mins


If you like true crime, then let us tell you a scandalous story about one all American teenage couple who takes a walk across the railroad tracks and disappears, to never be seen in one piece again. 

This story has it all; sex and drugs, creepy cult activity, plans for a wedding, rumors that are so infuriating they inspire a small town lynch mob, a death row conviction and one baffling mystery that changes one small town forever....

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As the torsos are discovered in the river, terror descends over the Hocking Hills. While law enforcement searches the area in the days to follow, the dismembered body parts and heads of local teen couple Todd Schultz and Annette Cooper are discovered. 

Within the city, it feels like the Boogey man has dropped by and made himself at home. Rumors of sexual abuse and fits of jealous rage swirl about one family, and it isn't long befor...

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Logan, Ohio

In 1982 Teenage sweethearts Todd Schultz and Annette Cooper went for a walk on the railroad tracks. They were never seen again. During the investigation; one main suspect emerges; the stepfather of one of the victims. However, not everyone was convinced of his guilt and thought maybe the satanists were to blame.

In this episode we will learn more about the cult members and satanists that were rumored to be doing all kin...

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July 10, 2022 41 mins

Logan, Ohio 1982.

Teenage sweethearts, Todd Schultz and Annette Cooper leave to take a walk over the railroad tracks. 10 Days later their torsos were found in the Hocking River.

After nearly a year a suspect, Annette's step-father, Dale Johnston is arraigned for the grisly double murder. 

In this episode we will cover the court case, the lynch mob at the courthouse, and find out if Dale will be found guilty of these terrible charge...

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July 14, 2022 53 mins

In chapter 5, Dale Johnston has been sentenced to death row; his wife faces hardship. The city of Logan begins to rest assured that life can go back to normal again. But, the drama with Dale Johnston keeps popping up in irritating ways. From medical issues to bids for retrial, and eventually Dale's freedom from death row. There is a lot to talk about. 

This is Township Falls.


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July 18, 2022 23 mins

After nearly 25 years, a small town murder mystery begins to unravel; two old school detectives start asking some questions and the story everyone thought they knew fades away into a new reality in the murders of Todd Schultz and Annette Cooper.


Source materials:

Guilty by Popular Demand;  Osinkski

Columbus Dispatch Archives

Columbus Citizens Journal archives

Logan Daily News Archives

Music by Rich Ratvasky and Lehman's Terms


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July 21, 2022 33 mins

In this episode the investigation of the two suspects leads to a conviction. The city of Logan braces for more death row convictions in this case of the two young lovers who died so tragically all those years before.  Will this be what Dale Johnston needs to finally be deemed an innocent man?

This is township falls.

Don't forget to get in touch with us to share your thoughts, opinions, and if you lived in the Hocking Hills area of ...

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July 30, 2022 28 mins

Follow a time line of the fateful day of October 4th 1982 for Todd Schultz, Annette Cooper and The Johnston family, that leads to their horrific murders.

Listener discretion is advised.


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Music by Rich Ratvasky


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August 5, 2022 31 mins

In this episode we will catch up with everyone we talked about in the Township Falls podcast. This recap includes an irritated letter to the editor, some sincere hopes that Jim Thompson has given up his chicken feather necklaces, and a where are they now for the characters in our tale.



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In this bonus episode of season 1 Township Falls Podcast, you will hear what your hosts, Adam Lehman + Sara Lehman, think about this case. 

We reflect on our personal thoughts about the murders of Todd Schultz and Annette Cooper. The Dale Johnston accusations and murder trial, and subsequent years,  what we think about Chester and Kenny's story of drugs and murder, and why this case was so sensational in the 1980's and why it remai...

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