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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, March 28, 2016

Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio & Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware County, Ohio are Impacted by This Story

February 8, 2016
by Gordon Rago.  YDR.com - York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record 

**The above York, Pennsylvania News Report Affects Two Ohio Cemeteries**:

Ms. Ellis,

"You have the county’s correct for both cemeteries.  As of July 1, 2015, both Fairview Memorial Park and Grandview Memorial Park are no longer actively registered with the Division.  When the cemetery failed to renew their registration with the Division the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission referred the failure to register to the county prosecutors.  Additional referrals were made to the county prosecutors as well during 2015.  I am attaching a few recent article related to both cemeteries. "

Laura A. Monick
Registration and Resolution Section Chief
Ohio Department of Commerce
Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing
77 South High Street, 20th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215