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Following the happenings of The News-Herald Community Media Lab, as well as the library and archive, where we're digging to find historic people, places, events and things to see how much the times have changed or how much they have stayed the same.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Remembering Angel Ormston as her killer is up for parole

Mentor-on-the-Lake resident Angel Ormston was 17 when she went missing in the summer of 1992. Her body was found by hunters in Perry Township that December. Mark J. Sotka, who was 19 at the time, was arrested and charged with her murder. He pleaded guilty in February 1993 to aggravated murder and kidnapping, and was sentence to 30 years to life in prison.

Sotka is up for parole in July. The family is asking concerned citizens to sign their petition at and/or send a letter stating why Sotka should not be granted parole to by June 1 so they can submit it with the petition to the parole board. All letters and emails should include Sotka’s name and inmate number, A271852. For more information, visit or

I went into our archive to find clippings from the case (click any images to enlarge and read the articles):

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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