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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Resthaven Memory Gardens - Avon, Ohio is once again in the news for its unresolved flooding issues.

Avon (Lorain County) Ohio:  
Resthaven Memory Gardens once again is in the local spotlight -  sadly for one of its most glaringly unresolved problems that has plagued this late 20th century cemetery for years, if not for a decade by now -- flooding issues at the gravesites and throughout the grounds -- lest we forget Spring is yet more than a month away.  
"Cemetery known for its issues, says it has plans to fix them" reported by Amanda VanAllen of Channel 5 news (ABC affiliate) in Cleveland - February 18, 2020 - is the latest news story about Resthaven Memory Gardens.  It is the first for the year 2020, but I doubt it will be the last.  
(The above photos taken by this writer on September 19, 2019 during a time when there was a lack of rain.)
Below is a listing with links for many of the news stories that have come to our attention, both in the media and in print, about the ongoing unresolved problems at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.:

Avon, Lorain County, Ohio:

Resthaven Memory Gardens – Avon, Lorain County, Ohio.:
Find A Grave.:

Elyria Chronicle-Telegram newspaper.:
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April 4, 2019:

March 15, 2019:

March 6, 2019:


WKYC – Channel 3 – TV station – Cleveland

April 30, 2019:


NewsNet 5 – TV station – Cleveland:

February 18, 2020:

April 21, 2019:

February 20, 2019:

Channel 19 TV station  – Cleveland:

March 29, 2019:

March 22, 2019 (following the face to face meeting with the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission.:

December 27, 2018:

August 31, 2018:

Fox 8 News TV Station – Cleveland:

December 26, 2018: