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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."

Monday, June 11, 2012

"Ohio police: Grave markers stolen as scrap metal"

Source: "Cleveland.com"

"Ohio police: Grave markers stolen as scrap metal"

June 8, 2012, 6:43 a.m. EDT

"CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in eastern Ohio have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than 100 brass plaques and markers from veterans' graves to sell them as scrap metal.

Police say a thief caused thousands of dollars in damage at cemeteries in Carroll, Columbiana, Stark and Tuscarawas (tus-kuh-RAW'-uhs) counties. Deputies found some of the markers had been split into pieces or ground down.

The Carroll County sheriff's office worked with Canton police and Stark County deputies to track down a 43-year-old man who was stopped by officers and taken into custody this week.

The suspect is expected to face felony theft, vandalism and other charges."

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