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Source:  Daily Atlas - Massachusetts
Dated: Nov. 14, 1854
    
Nine prisoners broke out of the Lucas county jail at Maumee, Ohio, on Friday night last.  Three were recaptured, and six others remain at large.
Source:  The Illinois State Democrat
Dated: May 23, 1860

The Toledo Blade gives an account of the horrid murder of a little girl seven years of age, named Ellen Thorne, at Maumee, Ohio, on Saturday last.  Her body was found in a stable, with a rope around her neck, and marks of fiendish violence upon her person.  The demon who is guilty of this terrible crime had not been discovered nor even suspected, at last account.  There is great excitement in that region.

Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Dated: Aug. 4, 1869
OHIO NEWS:
     A New York paper says:  "Rye (New York) was all ablaze with fashion July 29th, and never before did Christ Church witness so splendid a gathering of the fair sex, for miles around, to witness the wedding nuptials of Miss Annie K. Satterlee, only child of S. K. Satterlee, Esq., to Mr. Dudley E. Saltonstall, of Toledo, Ohio.
Source:  Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated: Aug. 10, 1871

A Fatal Accident at Lucas, Ohio
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati, Gazette
Lucas, O., August 9.
     A little girl named Jennie Ross, aged eight yeas, was fatally burned at Lucas, Ohio, last night while attempting to kindle a fire with coal oil.

Source:  Wheeling Register - W. Virginia
Dated: July 13, 1875

     THERE is a Bible in Lucas County, Ohio, which at one time contained some very warm scriptural texts.  It belongs to Mr. Scheboldt, a native of Bohemia.  It was formerly the property of his grandmother, who was very devout protestant.  During one of those unfortunate periods when religious prosecutions were common in Austria, a law was passed at the instance of the Roman Catholics that every Bible in the hands of the people should be surrendered to the priests, to be burned.  Mrs. Scheboldt determined to save hers and when the party came to search her house, she had just prepared a huge batch of dough for the oven, and taking her precious Bible she wrapped the yielding dough around it and quickly deposited it in the oven.  Here it was thoroughly baked, but was saved uninjured from the fiery furnace of the priests.  It has passed through several generations as a memorial of the days when men were not allowed to worship God in accordance with the dictates of their own conscience. - Louisville Courier-Journal.

Source:  Owyhee Avalanche -
Dated: May 25, 1878
GENERAL NEWS:
(Among other news)......
     An old man at Toledo, Ohio has died from the effects of Croton oil, with which three practical jokers had dosed his beer glass.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page: 1
Dated: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 1887.
Suicide of a Despondent Widower.
TOLEDO, O., Sept. 19 - (Special) -
Stephen Hartshorn of Perrysburg was found floating last night in the Maumee river.  There is no doubt but that Hartshorn committed suicide.  He los his wife recently and since that time has been despondent.  He was between 50 and 60 years of age, with long flowing white beard and has many relatives scattered all over northwestern Ohio.
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Source: St. Louis Republic - Missouri
Dated: May 27, 1896
GAVE BIRTH TO SEVEN. - An Ohio Woman Breaks All records - All but One are Alive and Doing Well.
Special to the Republic.
     Toledo, O., May 26. - Information which is vouched for comes from Fisher's Corners, a settlement one mile out of Ottawa Lake.  Mrs. Charles Comstock of that place gave birth to seven children, one of which died when but a day old, while the other six are still living and healthy.  The children are all well formed, although quite small, and are doing nicely.  The mother is also getting along as well as could be expected.  There were four girls and three boys, one of the former dying.  The place si besieged with sigh-seers and curious people, but few have been admitted, as teh children are yet too young and every effort is being made to raise all six of them.  A correspondent of The Republic has investigated the story and pronounces it true.
Source:  Fort Worth Star Telegram - Texas
Dated: Sep. 1, 1903

STATE OF OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO, LUCAS COUNTY - ss.
     Frank J. Cheney
makes oath that he is senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the sue of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
     FRANK J. CHENEY.
    
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1856
(Seal)                   A. W. GLEASON, Notary Public.
     Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system.  Send for testimonials free.
     F . J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, Ohio.  Sold by all Druggists 75c.
     Hall's Family ___ are the best.

Source: Grand Forks Herald - North Dakota
Dated: July 13, 1906

MYSTERIOUS CASE - HOUSEKEEPER AS WELL AS GIRL DROWNED IN MAUMEE RIVER ABOUT SAME TIME.
Notes Written by Different Persons
are signed by the Girl - Mourners at Funeral of Housekeeper Discover the Body of The Girl - Letters Tell of How the Girl Is Going to Her Mother, Long Dead.
     Toledo, O., July 12, - Following the supposed suicide of 17 year old Clara Strayer in the Maumee river Monday was the discovery today of the body of Katie Winover; housekeeper for the girl's father, whom the daughter looked upon as a step-mother, floating in almost the same place as was the corpse of Miss Strayer when discovered.  Mourners returning from the funeral of Miss Strayer found the housekeepers' body.
     Lincoln Strayer, the girl's father, is a farmer, living near Grand Rapids, O., a few miles up the Maumee.  His wife died when the girl was a babe in arms, and since that time Katie Winover has been the family housekeeper.
     On the river bank this note was found Monday:  "I am buried in the old Maumee.  I am going to mother.  Good-bye, Clara."  A search then revealed the body.  Tuesday there was found in almost the same spot a note in an entirely different handwriting, which read:  " Dear Papa:  I want to bid you and all the friends good-bye.  I expect to go and live with mamma, for you know how I am treated by Katie.  Your loving daughter, Clara." 
     The two notes, which experts say were written by different persons, and the death of the Winover woman, who might have supplied the key to the mystery, are puzzling the police.  The housekeeper disappeared Tuesday night.

Source:  Plain Dealer - Cleveland, O
Dated: Nov. 21, 1914
THIS ONE ALLEGED TO HAVE KILLED HER WHITE HUSBAND.
    
TOLEDO, O. - Mrs. Ida Burhert, formerly Georgia Duncan, Colored, is held on the charge of murder following the death of Frank Burkhert, white, in a hospital Wednesday morning from bullet wounds.
Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, O
Dated: May 12, 1923
Parents Save Four Children in Fire
TOLEDO, O., May 11 - Fleeing in their night clothing when flams burst through the second floor of their home in Holland, O., early this morning, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palmer carried their four young children to safety through flames and smoke.  The home was destroyed.  The children range in age from 6 to 9.

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