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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, June 25, 2018

"Grant Available for Ohio Historical Markers" - From "The Youngstown Vindicator"

Thanking Krista Horrocks of the Ohio History Connection for alerting us to this link from "The Youngstown Vindicator" published on June 18, 2018.: 
"The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, based in Syracuse, N.Y., is offering grants to cover the cost of Ohio Historical Markers in Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Ottawa, Portage, Sandusky, Seneca, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties.The foundation believes that historical markers play an important part in local historic preservation by educating the public and fostering historic tourism. The Ohio History Connection, along with local partners, places historical markers all over the state that commemorate important people, places and events.For more than 60 years, the historical-marker program has supported the placement of more than 1,600 bronze markers. A local sponsor, usually a historical society, civic organization or local government, submits an application for a marker to the Ohio History Connection. Ohio History Connection then confirms the historic significance of the subject and collaborates with the local sponsor to finalize the marker for accuracy.The local sponsor is typically responsible for the cost of installing these markers, but The William G. Pomeroy Foundation will cover this cost up to $3,040 in those 18 counties."For information on the criteria for the grant or to apply, visit https://bit.ly/2LOrbeb.

Remarkable Ohio website

Please Note:

"New Ohio Historical Marker Application Deadline:  July 1. 

To better accommodate "marker dedication season," the Ohio History Connection's Local History Office is revising the deadline for marker applications and for the marker grant program. There is now one deadline per year for applying for an Ohio Historical Marker - July 1.

 With this new deadline, the office will no longer accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. The new deadline will ensure that all applicants have their markers in time for marker dedication season the following spring. "

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