Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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."

Friday, March 22, 2019

Workers clear trees littering historic Massillon cemetery

This latest update spotlights the public outcry to move more quickly to resolve the problems plaguing Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon, Lorain County, Ohio

Sharing a link to Cleveland's Channel 19 report: "Avon Resthaven Cemetery Follow-Up" video by news reporter Hannah Catlett -- it is a must-watch video! 
The message emphatically presents the urgent need to resolve Resthaven's long-standing and most recent severe problems affecting the condition of the grave sites and those whom wish to visit them.
It highlights how a strongly supportive online petition signed by several hundred people - with added comments - and delivered in person -- to those in the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission meeting, can all help to achieve the desired goal of getting a satisfactory resolution for all involved.  
The bottom line is that cemetery owners and operators no longer can keep seeking extensions for resolving long-standing problems.  
They have been made aware they are directly accountable for any delays.  They will have to publicly communicate their progress - or lack of it - because there is a multitude of concerned folks who demand answers and will not stop until they are found.