Unsolved: Swamp Ruby

Pymatuning State Park Zech and I arrived in Linesville after spending the morning at nearby Pymatuning State Park. The foggy morning had not stopped people from coming out the place where “ducks walk on the backs of fish.” The massive school of carp in the spillway was an odd sight and watching visitors tossing bread … Continue reading Unsolved: Swamp Ruby

The Murder of William Musser

Walking among the stones of Howard Cemetery, I was not sure if I even had the correct cemetery. Sources vary on the burial location of the man I was searching for as the book from the genealogical society stated he was buried here, while newspapers from the time of his death record he was buried … Continue reading The Murder of William Musser

The Peddler’s Grave

It was almost the perfect day to remember someone whose life was brutally cut down by an assassin's bullet. Though the sun was shining, it did little to warm the coldness lingering in the air as I pulled my jacket tighter, wishing I had worn a heavier coat on this walk. The silence was broken … Continue reading The Peddler’s Grave

Unsolved: The Tragic Death of Etna Bittenbender

There was a feeling of rain in the air as I stepped out of the vehicle and glanced at the stones clinging to the hillside of Mount Zion Cemetery. Overlooking Routes 33 / 209 just north of Sciota, the cemetery holds a secret that I had somehow missed the first time I had visited it … Continue reading Unsolved: The Tragic Death of Etna Bittenbender

Unsolved: Who Murdered Louise Carroll?

Carroll Family Plot, Old Saint Joseph's Cemetery (AKA: Drury Run Cemetery) “Are you sure you know where you’re going?” My father asked as I turned off Route 144 and immediately turned onto the narrow road that went uphill to the old cemetery located just west of Renovo. The walls of green that bordered both sides … Continue reading Unsolved: Who Murdered Louise Carroll?

Unsolved: The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part Two

This is part two of a two part article. The first part can be found here: Part One. As I stood before the simple stone in the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery, located on the western edge of Centre Hall, that marked the resting place of Josiah Dale, I had to ask myself two questions that were … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part Two