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Ohio Mysteries

Dec 24, 2018

Episode Notes:

For more than 50 years, the country accepted without question that Wooster, Ohio immigrant August Imgard was the first to decorate a Christmas tree in America. His charming story was told and retold by newspapers from coast to coast every December.

But was Imgard really the first? Ninety-nine years after...


Dec 17, 2018

On March 15, 1971, sheep rancher Clifford Badger is returning from a morning business trip when he stops to pick up the mail outside his farmhouse in West Salem. He finds a box of homemade chocolates, and a simple handwritten message that reads "To Our Good Neighbor."

A few minutes later, Clifford would be lying dead...


Dec 10, 2018

In 1925-26, a man with a face painted red and a maniacal laugh stalked the west end of Toledo, randomly selecting women and clubbing them - many, to the death.

A serial killer still unidentified to this date had this city on the edge of hysteria, and with good reason.

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Dec 3, 2018

Two days after Christmas in 1928, 4-year-old Melvin Horst is playing in a vacant lot with a friend when he realizes its dinner time. "Goodbye, Bobbie. I got to go home now," he says. An hour later, all his parents find is a little red wagon abandoned in the front yard.

For the next year, local bootleggers and mobsters...