frank lausche

History Thursday: ‘Death car’ shown at Ohio Statehouse after ’48 trial

BY: - May 6, 2021

On Sept. 1, 1950 came this front page headline in The Newark Advocate: Will Bring Death Car To Statehouse. Emile Reiss wanted the governor to see the old Chevrolet in person. Only then, the Columbus attorney reasoned, would Gov. Frank Lausche understand that a murder had not taken place inside of it.  Reiss told reporters […]

History Thursday: How the Ohio government nearly owned Cedar Point

BY: - December 24, 2020

In the 1950s, Gov. Frank Lausche pushed for Ohio to purchase Cedar Point and turn the area into a state park. Lausche even had the support of legislative leaders and other state officials. But the state never followed through. Frank Lausche knew an opportunity when he saw one. The year was 1956, and the Democratic […]