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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."

Sunday, December 18, 2011

$1,000 reward offered for information about vandalism that occurred at two Leetonia Cemeteries - Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio

Click on title to link to a November 19, 2011 news story from the "Salem News" about both the Oakdale Cemetery and Mt. Calvary Cemetery that suffered from recent vandalism damage.

Quoted from the newspaper story published online:

 "Village Police Chief John Soldano announced Friday a citizen who wished to remain anonymous had donated $1,000 for the reward."

  "He and Salem Township Constable Dan Valentine are working together in a joint investigation.
"Someone drove through both cemeteries, damaging headstones, reflector poles, wooden posts and some of the graves themselves, along with any mementoes left by family members for their loved ones final place of rest."

"Anyone with information about the acts of vandalism can call Soldano at:

 330-427-6731 or,

 call Valentine at 330-427-0808."

"Anyone wishing to contribute to increase the amount of the reward can also contact them at the phone numbers provided."


Currently, there are 834 interments listed for Oakdale Cemetery on "Find A Grave"
Mount Calvary Cemetery currently has 1,546 interments listed for it on "Find A Grave."