Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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, February 27, 2012

News from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine -- Sues operators of Floral Hills Cemeteries in Chillicothe and Circleville, Ohio

This is an important news release of January 24, 2012 from the Office of Mike DeWine, Ohio's Attorney General, regarding resolving issues with non-delivery of markers that were already purchased.

Abstracted from the news release:

"Attorney General DeWine encourages consumers to research cemeteries and funeral homes with the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau before doing business with them. Consumers also should check with the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, to see if a cemetery is registered and to see if any complaints have been lodged against a cemetery."

"In general, consumers who have complaints against cemeteries, such as maintenance issues, should contact the Ohio Department of Commerce at 216-787-5669 or at http://www.com.ohio.gov/real/cemain.aspx."

"Consumers who paid Floral Hills for a grave marker or vault that was never delivered should file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 800-282-0515."