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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, June 27, 2012

Recent Vandalism at Oakwood Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls (Summit County), Ohio

Click on title to read the story and watch the video that was broadcast last evening on Cleveland's local NBC TV station, WKYC.  

Oakwood Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls (Summit County), has suffered repeated vandalism that have affected many gravesites including those of veterans.

Currently, Oakwood Cemetery has 7,959 interments posted on the website, "Find A Grave," including a  separate listing for its Sultana Civil War Veteran's Memorial monument of white marble and bronze plaque honoring those who served in the Union Army during the Civil War.  

Hopefully, the television newscasts will bring better news in the days ahead about repair to the markers and monuments and that those who are responsible for the extensive vandalism at Oakwood Cemetery having been apprehended and brought to justice.