Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                                                     


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 March 6, 2003  



 (Columbus) --- The Ohio Adult Parole Board has scheduled the clemency hearing for inmate Lewis Williams.  The hearing will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2003, at the Adult Parole Authority Office located at 1030 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio.  The hearing will begin at 12:00 PM (noon).   Williams is scheduled for execution on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, for the 1983 murder of Leona Chmielewski, Cuyahoga 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.