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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."

"Fairview Park library is site for computer genealogy group meeting" - on Saturday June 16, 2012

 As published at "Cleveland.com": 

"Computer Assisted Genealogy Group-Cleveland Area will hold its next meeting June 16 at Fairview Park Regional Library, 21255 Lorain Road in Fairview Park. 

Speaking at the morning program on the subject of Cemeteries: What Can They Tell You? will be Susan Hill Bonko. She will discuss the different types of cemeteries and gravestones and the information that can be obtained from a personal visit and online resources. 

In the afternoon, Jean Hoffman will discuss Archiving Email and Internet Sources. Attendees can share their success and problems in saving and storing information from the Internet, also looking at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine as a place to retrieve some online sites when they disappear. 

Doors open at 9 a.m., with the meeting and general program at 9:30. Breakout sessions for the major genealogy software programs start at 11 a.m., followed by a brown bag lunch and computer fundamentals from 1-2 p.m. 

Contact Bill Frank, CAGG president, at (440) 734-2021 or visit rootsweb.ancestry.com."