Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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MEDIA ADVISORY                                                             September 8, 2005



Date Scheduled for Clemency Hearing

(Columbus) The Ohio Parole Board will conduct the clemency hearing for death row inmate John Spirko, #171433, on October 12, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.  The hearing will take place at the Adult Parole Authority Office located at 1030 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio.  Any media wishing to attend should arrive at the site no later than 9:45 a.m.

If you plan to attend the clemency hearing, please contact the DRC Public Information Office no later than noon on Friday, September 30, 2005.  For more information, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.


Directions to the site from Columbus:

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