Convicted killer escapes from Ohio prison

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The search is on for a convicted killer who escaped from an Ohio prison. (WPVI)

The search is on for a convicted killer who escaped from an Ohio prison.

John Modie was absent during an inmate count late Sunday night at the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville.

The 58-year-old inmate had been serving time for killing a woman in Cleveland.

Officials are now warning residents to be on the lookout.

They also cancelled morning classes at a nearby college campus as a precaution.

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