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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."

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Wait Continues for Ohio's Lawmakers to Make Decisions Regarding the Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force's Recommendations

From The "Chillicothe Gazette" - March 18, 2016:
From the Ohio Township Association:

It will be two years this coming September since the Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force concluded their year-long monthly meetings which included testimonies from several individuals and groups regarding various problematic issues plaguing Ohio's cemeteries and Native American burial grounds.  The task force then compiled all of the information from those meetings and presented their 260 page document of recommendations to Ohio's Governor, President of the Ohio Senate, and the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Since September of 2014, Cliff Rosenberger has replaced William G. Batchelder as Speaker of the House.  

From all resources I have heard from to date regarding the Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force's recommendations, there is no news to report about Ohio's lawmakers adopting any of those presented to them.