The following were used in the creation of the Crime & Punishment portion of the Ohio ALHN site and are recommended for further reading. There are undoubtedly additional sources available, and in most cases the local newspapers published at the time should have carried stories about the crimes and criminals. The Ohio History Connection (was Ohio Historical Society) has nearly all newspapers published in Ohio on microfilm at the Archives/Library, and many are already online at Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers.
LEATHERLIPS, Franklin County.
http://www.genealogybug.net/Franklin_Cemeteries/leather/leather.htm, Franklin County, Ohio Gravestone Photos, &c. Photo of Leatherlips Monument with story of his execution found in Historical Collection of Ohio; An Encyclopedia of the State by Henry Howe (Cincinnati 1904), page 609.
Martin, William T. History of Franklin County. Columbus, Ohio: Follett, Foster & Company, 1858. On-line http://www.genealogybug.net/franklin_1858/001.htm#leather
Rob Gallagher, webmaster, BEFORE THE NEEDLES; THE HISTORY OF EXECUTIONS IN AMERICA BEFORE LETHAL INJECTION. OHIO, used and data linked with permission.
Fornshell, Marvin E. The Historical and Illustrated Ohio Penitentiary, 1907-1908. Image clarified and copyrighted 1997 by Arthur W. McGraw.
Martin, William T. History of Franklin County. Columbus, Ohio: Follett, Foster & Company, 1858. On-line
SNOOK, JAMES HOWARD, Franklin County.
Smith, Robin. "The Murderous Dr. Snook." In Columbus Ghosts II; More Central Ohio Haunts. Worthington, Ohio: Emuses Publishing (email@example.com) 2003.
http://www.shortnorth.com/DrSnook.html, January 31, 2003, Nancy Patzer, "The Trial of Dr. James Howard Snook."