Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                    CONTACT:  DRC Bureau of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                    
614-752-1150
November 25, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   

Clemency Hearing Scheduled for Death Row Inmate Vernon Smith #288-960

(Columbus) --- The Ohio Parole Board will conduct a death penalty clemency hearing for inmate Vernon Smith, #288-960, on Thursday, December 3, 2009, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Central Office location at 770 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio.

Inmate Vernon Smith was convicted out of Lucas County for the murder of Sohail Darwish on 5/26/93.

Any media wishing to attend the clemency hearing should contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150, no later than Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

Directions to the site: 

From North
Take 1-71 South to exit 109A; merge onto I-670 West.  Take exit 2A to merge onto OH-315 South.  Take US 40/Broad Street exit, and then turn right on West Broad Street. 

From South:
Take I-71 North to OH-315 North.  Take the US-62/Rich Street/OH-3 exit toward Town Street.  Merge onto South Sandusky Street.  Turn left at West Town Street.  Turn right at South Green Street.  Turn right at South Davis Avenue.  Turn right at West Broad Street. 

From East:
Take I-70 West to exit 101A; merge onto I-71 North toward Cleveland.  Take exit 109A on the left to merge onto I-670 West.  Take exit 2A to merge onto OH-315 South.  Take the US-40/Broad Street exit.  Turn right on West Broad Street. 

From West:
Take I-70 East to I-670 East.  Take exit 2A to US-33.  Continue toward OH-315 South and merge onto OH-315 South.  Take the US-40/Broad Street exit and turn right on West Broad Street.