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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."

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Memorial Park Cemetery embezzlement trial begins in Belmont County"

Sharing this latest update about the Memorial Park Cemetery in Saint Clairsville in Belmont County, Ohio.

Sharing relevant links worthy of note pertaining to the Memorial Park Cemetery in Belmont County, Ohio.:

I feel that it is way past time for privately owned and operated non-profit cemeteries in Ohio to be more regularly scrutinized by authorities than they have been -- even prior to receiving consumer complaints to reduce bookkeeping discrepancies or other criminal activity, allowing problems to come to light much sooner. 

If agents at these cemeteries sold merchandise and are behind in delivering them, for example, then state or federal investigators need to learn the truth about what is going on ASAP, so the perpetrators do not continue with their crimes.  

As we know, the Ohio Attorney General's office handles all manner of criminal cases and those involving cemeteries are among them.  Adequate resources to properly address and handle cemetery issues at this level, and find timely solutions for them, could often be lacking due to case backlogs.

Below are links to previous news stories about the Memorial Park in Belmont County, Ohio:

August 9, 2018:

May 31, 2018

Resident in Belmont County Concerned with Status of Cemeteries