Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                                                     


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              January 2, 2003



 (Columbus) --- The Ohio Adult Parole Board has scheduled the clemency hearing for inmate Richard E. Fox.  The hearing will be held on Friday, January 10, 2003, at the Adult Parole Authority Office located at 1030 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio.  The hearing will begin at 12:00 PM (noon).   Fox is scheduled for execution on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, for the 1989 murder of Leslie Renee Keckler, Wood County, Ohio.

The hearing is open to the media.  If you plan to attend we are asking that you arrive no later than 11:45 AM.  For further information, please contact the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.

Directions to the site from Columbus:

Take 1-71 to 1-70 East.  Take the Alum Creek Drive exit (103B).  Stay to the right onto Alum Creek Drive.  The office will be on the right side of the street, 1030 Alum Creek Drive.  The telephone number to the office is (614) 752-0800.