Author Jane Ann Turizillo will discuss her book "Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio" during a free Tuscarawas County Public Library System program at JIM's Place on October 10th. (Tuscarawas County Public Library System) 

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Tuscarawas County Public Library System officials are inviting the community to join them as they welcome author Jane Ann Turizillo for a look at some of Ohio's most notorious women.

Turizillo will discuss her book "Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio" that explores the transgressions of 10 Ohio women who refused to play by the rules during the free program on Thursday, October 10th, at 6:30 pm at JIM's Place in New Philadelphia. Public Service Associate Laura Hanna says topics on the agenda include the first female sheriff in Ohio who solved a double murder, a WWII traitor known as Axis Sally, the Blond Borgia serial killer, and several well-to-do madams. 

“It is going to be an enjoyable program as we listen to Turzillo recount the stories of Ohio's most notorious vixens, viragoes, and villainesses,” she says.

Turizillo was one of the original owners of the West Side Leader, where she wrote a historical crime column for several years. Her articles’ recurring focus on Ohio history and true crime inspired her to write and publish "Murder & Mayhem on Ohio’s Rails", "Ohio Train Disasters", and "Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio". 

A book signing will follow the program, which is free to attend and open to the public. To register, visit the library’s event calendar at or call 330-364-4474. Jim’s Place is located at 228 W High Ave. in New Philadelphia.