A post was published on this blog on September 11, 2014 that is pertinent to this news story:
"Ohio House Bill 576 - A Step in the Right Direction for Funding Maintenance Expenses at Township Cemeteries"
Ohio House Bill 576
-- "To amend section 5705.19 of the Revised Code to lengthen the
maximum term of a property tax levied for the purpose of operating a
From Heidi M. Fought of the Ohio Township Association (OTA):
bill will allow townships to place upon the ballot a request for a
continuous levy as opposed to just a 5 year levy. The OTA supports this
legislation and worked with the sponsor before introduction. We are
hoping to get this bill out during lame duck this fall and if not,
passed next spring."
benefit to a township would be that they wouldn’t have to go back to
the ballot every 5 years to renew a cemetery levy. It would simply be a
continuous levy. That is all the bill does. We like it because
cemetery maintenance is a mandated responsibility and so this provides a
stable source of revenue should a township seek to put on this type of
this bill should pass, a township would have the option of placing a 5
year OR continuous levy on the ballot. If the bill doesn’t pass, a
township would still have the ability to place a 5 year levy on the
ballot." Heidi M. Fought Director of Governmental Affairs Ohio Township Association 6500 Taylor Road, Suite A Blacklick, OH 43004 (614) 863-0045 (614) 863-9751 Fax
Elmwood Cemetery (formerly known as Highland Cemetery) in Lorain, Ohio contains three famous burials:
Charles Joseph Berry, World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient -- the bascule bridge in Lorain was named in his honor; famous poet, Helen Steiner Rice; and Seward Henry Williams, "US Congressman. Elected to represent Ohio's 14th District in the United
States House of Representatives, he served from 1915 to 1917. He also
served as a Member of the Ohio State Legislature."
16,620 interments are listed for Elmwood Cemetery on "Find A Grave", and it is 79% photographed.
Included among the photographs below are views of a short row of trees that stand out for their display of mid-Autumn's vibrant colors: