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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."

Saturday, January 4, 2020

"Vandals Destroy Cemetery from 1800s" -- An NBC4i.com Spotlight Story about the Moonville Cemetery in Vinton County, Ohio

This horrific story of what may have been repeated vandalism attacks over a period of time at a small Ohio cemetery that has been circulating on Facebook in the last day or so, is now more publicly covered.
On January 3, 2020, Channel 4, an NBC Affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, offered further details including a link to the county sheriff's office for submitting tips.
The Moonville Cemetery is quite small indeed."  
Although the Moonville Cemetery is located in a remote location in Ohio's least populous county, it has attracted attention over the years for paranormal reasons.
From the websites:
"The Ghosts. The Legends. The Town.":
"Vinton County Sheriff’s Office Captain Lydel Cain confirmed with NBC4 that the cemetery was vandalized."
“It’s under investigation. 
We have a little bit of information, 
and we would like more. 
We are trying to pin down
 a certain area of time,” said Cain. 
“Until we get more information 
there is no police report.”
"Anyone with information is asked to call
 the Vinton County Sheriff’s office at
 740-596-4222 or, 
you can drop them an email by clicking this link."
We look forward to reading follow-up stories that bring news of the apprehension of those responsible for desecrating this early Ohio cemetery.