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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, January 11, 2016

Sharing the Latest Update on Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio

Floral Hills upkeep called a 'disgrace'


 Chris Balusik, Reporter for the "Chillicothe Gazette" January 10, 2016
Abstracted from online news story:

"A consumer protection lawsuit was brought against the owners in 2012 by the AG's office due to the high volume of similar complaints, and people have periodically banded together independently to perform maintenance on the property when they felt it was lacking. 
Robertson, who said the AG's office was only concerned with those who had spent money on products and services they had not received and not about the upkeep of the property, lauded those who have volunteered and said it's disgraceful they had to do the work themselves.

"No matter what we've got to do, we should make this right," Robertson said. 
"If you got some of the emails I've gotten, if you've seen some of the people I meet out there when I mow — we're talking 80-, 90-year-old men and women with push mowers in the trunk of their car trying to do anything they can to get it out of their car so they can mow their spouse's site. There's no sense in that."