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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, April 25, 2018

Sharing a video from Cleveland 19 News Reporter Paul Orlousky about the West Park Cemetery in Cleveland

Sharing a short video that was broadcast today (April 25, 2018) about the West Park Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.  

by Reporter Paul Orlousky

This is not a long video, but there is an interview with a cemetery visitor who has family buried at the West Park Cemetery.  

There is enough video footage to give us a good look at several markers that are sitting under water surrounded by large areas of muddy water; and tracks of thick mud left from equipment that had been driven through the cemetery and over the markers.  

I hope the reporter does a follow-up video and story before the end of May so we can learn if indeed some of the problems shown in this video that he said he was promised would be corrected actually were corrected.  I feel it is probably going to take longer, however, to repair and put back up some of the larger monuments.