WOSU News Archives For: October 13, 2005

Ohio prison officials in search of elderly escapees

12:00AM
October
13, 2005

When a prisoner escapes he or she will most likely be apprehended and returned to prison with in a matter of days or weeks. But Ohio prison officials keep a list of escapees who have beaten the odds and have remained on the lam for years. The oldest person on Ohio’s list is a convicted felon who bolted from the London Prison Farm west of Columbus in the mid-1950s and remains free to this day.

Native Americans Protest Santa Maria Replica

12:00AM
October
13, 2005

Busloads of school children went aboard the city of Columbus’ Santa Maria replica to mark the official observance of Columbus Day. Built in 1991, the Santa Maria is an authentic recreation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship. But ever since its arrival in central Ohio 13 years ago, the ship has been the object of protest by Native Americans.