Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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, February 28, 2018

Sharing the Latest News Report about Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna, Ohio

By Paula Schleis
Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

Excerpt below:

"RAVENNA TWP.: Ravenna Township trustees are asking for patience as staff sorts through scribbled index cards and shoddy paperwork in the office at Grandview Memorial Park."
“We’re not even really sure how many people are buried here,” said trustee Vince Coia. And frankly, given testimony in a Portage County courtroom this month, they’re not even sure if everyone is buried where the records say they are.
On Jan. 1, Ohio law handed the private cemetery to the township after its owners were convicted of various charges, including stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from folks who thought they were prepaying for their burials."

Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery's old fence may come down this summer

My last visit to the Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery was in 2012.  
Sharing some of my photographs taken during that visit.