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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, October 12, 2016

"Cemeteries See Improvements" -- INDEED -- Newton Township, Trumbull County, Ohio !!

Sharing this news story from the "Tribune Chronicle" in Warren, Ohio (Trumbull County) -- "Cemeteries See Improvements

There is so much more to this story than what this short title might imply.  

Newton Township, Trumbull County, Ohio cemeteries have been the beneficiaries of many generous and kind-hearted residents.  Concerned folks who passed the needed cemetery levies, moved forward with yearly fund raisers, and continued with their active volunteerism and personal donations -- all for the betterment of their township cemeteries. 

The more I read through each paragraph in this article, the more it becomes evident that advancing cemetery preservation in a community comes through active local participation and creative fund raising efforts.  Donors and volunteers are so important and their work and contributions are needed and appreciated. 
Below are links to the cemeteries mentioned in the news article; and a link and quotation by the Newton Township Cemetery Association:




"The Newton Township Cemetery Association is a non profit organization that oversees the chapel at the Newton Falls East Cemetery. 
This all volunteer group is committed to the restoration of all Newton Township cemeteries and has spent countless hours researching and documenting all grave sites and repairing damaged/aged grave markers and monuments. 
They donate time, labor, money and materials to preserve the history of the cemeteries in the township. 
They are also working to develop new cemetery maps and enter information into a database to modernize records and reduce the time necessary to locate cemetery information. 
The group's most recent project was fundraising for the restoration of the old historical fence and gates at the Newton Falls East Cemetery. 
The Newton Township Cemetery Association is funded solely by private donations, fund raisers and membership dues. 
Annual memberships to help further the goals of the Association are $10.00 per member and $5.00 per member's spouse.
Meetings are held monthly at the Newton Township Administration Building as noted on the calendar of events and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend."