Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                              July 28, 2008

 

Clemency Hearing Scheduled for Death Row Inmate Richard Cooey

(Columbus) - The Ohio Parole Board will conduct a death penalty clemency hearing for inmate Richard W. Cooey, #194-016, on August 25, 2008 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The hearing will be held at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s Central Office location at *770 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio*. 

 

Inmate Cooey was sentenced to death out of Summit County for the 1986 murders of Wendy Jo Offredo and Dawn McCreery.  His execution date is scheduled for October 14, 2008. 

 

Any media wishing to attend this hearing should contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150 no later than August 18, 2008.        

 

 

Directions to the site:

*New location for DRC Central Office.

From North:

Take 71 South to Exit 109A, merge onto I-670 West.  Take Exit 2A to merge onto OH-315 South.  Take the US 40/Broad Street exit, then turn right on West Broad Street (US 40). 

 

From South:

Take 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 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, then turn right on West Broad Street (US 40). 

 

From West:

Take 70 East, to I-670 East.  Take Exit 2A for US-33.  Continue toward OH-315 South and merge onto OH-315 South.  Take the US-40/Broad Street Exit.  Turn right on West Broad Street.