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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Cannon Balls stolen from South Charleston Cemetery" - Greenlawn Cemetery - South Charleston, Clark County, Ohio

Click on title to read a story from the "Springfield News-Sun" published on May 3, 2011 of the recent theft of nine Civil War era cannon balls that were part of a memorial to veterans at the Greenlawn Cemetery located in South Charleston, Clark County, Ohio.

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My thanks to my neighbor and friend, Rick Luciano, who alerted me to this story which is also posted in part on "Cleveland.com."
It is quite sad to see this type of theft at a cemetery's veterans memorial that honors the area's soldiers who served our country. 
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The Greenlawn Cemetery is posted on "Find A Grave" currently with 3,197 memorials.   

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