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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."

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Grandview Memorial Park - Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio received an HB 168 Cemetery Grant

Sharing this news story from the "Record-Courier" of Kent, Ohio.:
By Diane Smith, Reporter
"The once beleaguered Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna Township got a boost from state officials Thursday, when township trustees got a grant to continue improvements at the cemetery.
The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing awarded trustees a $1,450 grant. The money will be used to put up directional signs at the cemetery, which trustees reluctantly took over almost two years ago.
Anne Moorhead Petit, superintendent of the division, said the grant program is new. This year, $75,357 worth of grants are being awarded to 65 cemeteries in 34 Ohio counties. The cemeteries are either publicly owned or are not for profit."
This is definitely a happy ending story for Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.  
Grandview Memorial Park has 3,385 memorials listed for it on "Find A Grave."
Now, Grandview Memorial Park has a bright future to be properly maintained for many years to come.  
Personally, I can't think of a more deserving cemetery to receive this 2020 Ohio Cemetery Grant.