Monday, October 21, 2002

Ohio Penitentiary's last warden dies

The Associated Press

COLUMBUS - Harold Cardwell, the last warden of the old Ohio Penitentiary that is now the site of an arena, died on Oct. 11 in a Mesa, Ariz., hospice. He was 84.

Mr. Cardwell was warden from 1968 to 1973. He took the job two days after the second of two riots.

"He was a good strong man and a good leader and was what the prison needed at the time," said Robert Chiaramonte, a former State Highway Patrol superintendent.

A service will held in Fostoria Nov. 9. Burial will be in Fostoria.

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