Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                                                     

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       February 19, 2003

CLEMENCY HEARING SCHEDULED FOR ERNEST MARTIN

(Columbus) The Ohio Adult Parole Board has scheduled the clemency hearing for inmate Ernest Martin (#174-878).  The hearing will be held on Friday, February 28, 2003 at the Adult Parole Authority Office located at 1030 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio.  The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Martin is scheduled for execution on Wednesday, March 26, 2003, for the 1983 murder of Robert Robinson, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

The hearing is open to media.  If you plan to attend we are asking that you arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.  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 I-71 to I-70 East.  Take the Alum Creek Drive exit (103B).  Stay to the right on Alum Creek Drive.  The office will be on the right side of the street, 1030 Alum Creek Drive.  The phone number to the Alum Creek Office is (614) 752-0800.