Youngstown, OH Todd House Hotel Fire, Oct 1910

Youngstown, O., Oct 24. -- Fire which started in the basement of the Todd House, for a time threatened the entire structure. The fire gained the first floor, gutted the barroom and cloakrooms and had started in the elevator shaft before it was put under control. The damage was $10,000. Immediately after the fire started, C. J. and John O'Brien and John McGovern were arrested with $2,000 worth of jewelry on them, identified as taken from the hotel. The rapidity with which they go to work causes the police to suspect that they might have set afire to loot the hotel.

The Marion Daily Star, Marion, OH 24 Oct 1910