By Dominick D. DiPaolo;Jeff Pinski
Erie, Pennsylvania; January three, 1983: Are you prepared for a few soccer? Frank "Ash Wednesday" Dovishaw used to be greater than prepared that bitterly chilly Monday evening. He did not particularly care who received or misplaced the final nationwide soccer League video game of the average season. however the guy also known as "Bolo" did certainly care approximately neighborhood activities making a bet at the nationally-televised seasoned video game, and extra particularly approximately his "take" at the motion. Frank—or "Ash Wednesday" or "Bolo." He had many nicknames and aliases. He used to be a bookmaker. not only a backyard sort unlawful numbers and sports-betting bookie. In partnership with an admitted mob hit guy, he ran Northwestern Pennsylvania's so much profitable bookmaking operation, one who simply dealt with thousands of bucks over a hectic university bowl soccer weekend. He used to be king of the neighborhood motion. regrettably for Bolo, he might by no means see soccer that evening; nor may he take one other guess. simply hours earlier than kickoff, begging for mercy...
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The dairy and agri-business thrived, as did commercial fishing in a city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, halfway between Cleveland, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York. In those pre-shopping mall days, retail jobs were available in many family-owned businesses that lined State Street, heart of the city’s Central Business District, a wide corridor with pedestrian aisles, which ran south from the Public Dock, and separated east Erie from west Erie. Erie remained a town of about 130,000, occupied by various cultural ethnicities that reflected the successive waves of immigration from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th.
D. D. D. S. Circuit Court Judge O Oligieri, Art – Ruby Port band member Orlando, Michael – Erie Funeral Director Orlando, Q. Gregory – Erie County Court Administrator; DiPaolo’s friend Orlando, Quentin, Dr. – Erie City Councilman; Pennsylvania State Senator Owen, Robert – Erie Police corporal; murder victim Owen Jane – Corporal Owen’s wife P Padovani, Dominick “Uncle Paddy” – Convicted bookmaker Palermo, Nick “Fat Nicky” – Convicted bank robber Palilla, Anna Giamanco-Altadonna – Theresa Mastrey’s mother Palilla, Frank – Theresa Mastrey’s father Palilla, Salvatore – Theresa Mastrey’s brother; Arnone employee Pallotto, Peter – Sports Page co-owner Palmer, Edward – John Laskaris’ partner Palmisano, Michael – Erie County Judge Paolello, Anthony – Convicted murderer Pape, John – Garage owner Paradise, Alice – “Blackie” wife Paradise, John “Blackie” – Convicted multiple felon Parry, Thomas – Erie school teacher; football coach; convicted bank robber Payne, Raymond – Erie school teacher; convicted murderer Pella, Carol – Longstanding WSEE-TV investigative reporter Perfetto, James “Doc” – Erie police K-9 officer Petro, Julius – One of hit man Ray Ferritto’s murder victims Pfadt, William – Erie County Judge Pfannenschmidt, Dennis – Pa.
His “clients” were already starting to phone in their bets, and Bolo knew he’d only have a few minutes at most to devour the sub before Monday Night Football’s pre-game betting got so fast and furious that he’d be able to do little else than take those bets until just before kick-off. It had been a good weekend for college football gambling, given the holiday bowl games and propensity of Erie’s bettors to try to score big at the end of the season to make up for their earlier, sometimes massive, seasonal gambling losses.
The Unholy Murder of Ash Wednesday. The Stained Life and Rude Times of Mob Wannabe "bolo" Dovishaw by Dominick D. DiPaolo;Jeff Pinski