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Cemetery’s sad family story

May 16, 2012 CHURCHTOWN — There’s a saying that for parents to bury their child violates the natural order of life. more »»

Cemetery’s claim to fame

May 10, 2012 LUDLOW TOWNSHIP — Nestled amongst the tall trees of the Wayne National Forest is a small monument in tribute to Ann Cawley, who was buried in St. more »»

Grave Matters: Warren Chapel Cemetery

May 5, 2012 WARREN TOWNSHIP — High on a hill in Warren Township there rests a little white church, looking a bit like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting. more »»

Historic resting place

April 27, 2012 WATERFORD —Established around 1790, the Waterford Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries still in use in Ohio and serves as the final resting place for the last known person killed by Native... more »»

Grave Matters: Honoring a former slave

April 6, 2012 WATERFORD — It was about 150 years ago when former slave Micajah “Cajoe” Phillips was buried in Waterford, but it wasn’t until recently that the final touches were put on his final resting place. more »»

Grave Matters: Waterman

March 31, 2012 WATERTOWN TWP. more »»

Grave matters: 2 family cemeteries; no relatives

March 23, 2012 WILLIAMSTOWN — Two cemeteries in Williamstown bear the Kinnaird name, both of them cared for by Wood County residents with little or no connection to that family. more »»

Sitka cemetery still open for burials

March 16, 2012 SITKA — The church at Sitka hasn’t seen a regular congregation in decades, but it still stands today thanks to the efforts of community members and its cemetery is still open for burials. more »»

150 years of history

March 9, 2012 WARREN TWP.—Resting in the hills of Warren Township is a small community cemetery with veterans of both World Wars, the Civil War and a set of conjoined twins. more »»

Historic Watertown Cemetery

March 3, 2012 WATERTOWN—A centerpiece of the historic Watertown Cemetery is a large, gated stone mausoleum dug into the hillside that bears several vaults from the William Woodford family. more »»

Grave matters: Belpre's Rockland Cemetery

February 25, 2012 BELPRE — The Rockland Cemetery in Belpre spans a large area, stretching from Washington Boulevard across a set of railroad tracks to Leavitt Funeral Home off Victor Street. more »»

Beverly Cemetery tells of tragedy

February 18, 2012 BEVERLY— As the Buckeye Bell steamboat left the upper gates of the Beverly Canal on Nov. more »»

‘Forgotten’ cemetery: Harmar stands alone as the oldest

February 9, 2012 Sandwiched between Fort Harmar Drive, a set of railroad tracks and Wood Street on Marietta’s west side is an often forgotten cemetery that local historians say is full of significance. more »»

Round Bottom Cemetery

February 3, 2012 COAL RUN —With stories of savage murder and a son’s revenge, as well as a local boy who pursued his dream to play major league baseball, Round Bottom Cemetery near Coal Run is well known to local... more »»

Grave Matters: Gravel Bank

January 28, 2012 WARREN TWP.—After two years of teaching classes about area cemeteries with his wife Nancy, Jim Hoy had a clear favorite: Gravel Bank Cemeter. more »»

Riverboat captain’s grave in Morgan County site

January 19, 2012 STOCKPORT—Most everyone has heard tales of Captain Hook, but the closer you are to Morgan County the more likely it is for folks who hear the name to start telling tales of a local riverboat pilot... more »»

Cemetery served community

December 29, 2011 WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP — High on a windswept hillside along Waterford Road, about eight miles north of Marietta, stands Ava Maria Cemetery, adjacent to the former site of the Ave Maria Parish Church,... more »»

Obscure graveyard final resting place for soldier

December 23, 2011 LOWER NEWPORT — When Milwaukee resident Lucy Friedrichs returns to her native Washington County, her stops often include visits to Mound Cemetery and East Lawn Memorial Park, as well as a... more »»

Worker reflects on nearly life-long task of digging graves

December 16, 2011 The phrase “six feet under” hasn’t applied to the grave-digging industry for some time, according to Tommy Burke—and he should know. more »»

Wiiliamstown site steeped in history

December 1, 2011 WILLIAMSTOWN—It may not be the largest in town but the Williamstown Cemetery can hold its own among the area’s historic graveyards. more »»

 
 

 

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