IN 1922, JEFFERSON COUNTY, OHIO LED THE NATION IN PROHIBITION OFFICER MURDERS: MOST OF THEM STILL UNSOLVED
Gambling, prostitution and bootlegging have been going on in Steubenville for well over one hundred years. Its Water Street red-light district drew men from hundreds of miles away, as well as underage runaways. The white slave trade was rampant, and along with all the vice crimes, murders became a weekly occurrence. Law enforcement seemed to turn a blind eye, and cries of political corruption were heard in the state capital. This scenario replayed itself over and over again during the past century as mobsters and madams ruled and murders plagued the city and county at an alarming rate. Newspapers nationwide would come to nickname this mecca of murder “Little Chicago.”
See you on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., for the Mary H. Weir Public Library 2nd Annual Author Event. Come and meet many local authors, who will be selling and autographing their books.
Thank you, everyone who came to the book talk and signing at the New Philadelphia Branch of the Tuscarawas County Library, Wednesday evening. What a pleasant surprise to see such a crowd of people, who made the evening quite pleasant. I enjoyed all the questions and interest that the book has stirred; and I love hearing your stories and input. Thanks, again, for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of your library programs.
Please join me for a short program, answer and question period and signing of my book, “MOBSTERS, MADAMS & MURDER IN STEUBENVILLE, OHIO, on Wednesday, September 30th, at 6:30, at the New Philadelphia Branch of the Tuscarawas County Library. It should be a great time. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Four authors from the Tri State Writers Society participated in the Mary H. Weir Public Library Authors Event today. Left to right: David A. George, Susan M. Guy, Angel M. and Mitzi Probert. Approximately, twenty-five authors participated in the event, which was a great success. A wonderful day for all!
It’s almost time for the Ohioana Book Festival. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Sheraton Columbus meeting 100 Ohio authors, who will be selling their books. I will be there, along with a number of other HISTORY PRESS/ARCADIA PUBLISHING authors. We will be signing copies of our books from 10:00 until 4:30. Hope to see you there on Saturday, April 25th.
MAIN STREET MUSEUM, TORONTO, OHIO, on LABOR DAY WEEKEND, Saturday and Sunday, during the 38th Annual Festival of the Arts.
TUSCARAWAS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 6:30, in New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Hope to see you at the Tiltonsville Library in Tiltonsville, Ohio, at 6:00, on Tuesday, March 31st.
I will be at Bookmarx, at 151 N. Fourth Street in Steubenville, Ohio, at 3:00. Come and join us at Bookmarx.