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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, January 15, 2014

Ohio Dept. of Commerce - Div. of Real Estate & Professional Licensing - Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force -- First Meeting January 24, 2014

It has been a long time coming in Ohio, the formation of an "Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force":

SOURCE:  http://com.ohio.gov/real/

"The Cemetery Law Task Force will hold its first meeting on Friday, January 24, at 10 a.m. at the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, 77 S. High St., 22nd Floor, Columbus. The Cemetery Law Task Force was established by the 130th General Assembly in H.B. 59 to develop recommendations for modernization of Ohio laws relating to cemeteries."

 From what I have been told, the meetings are open to the public to attend.

Take Force Member List and Other Information from the Ohio Department of Real Estate and Professional Licensing from its website (below images):

 "Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing"
77 South High Street, 20th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6133
Phone 614.466.4100
Fax 614.644.0584