Thanks to those who helped with Newton Cemetery

Published 10:45 am Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I would like to recognize and thank three residents of the village of Coal Grove who volunteered their time and the use of their own machinery to help clean up Newton Cemetery.

Mr. Dee Carpenter, a Coal Grove village councilman, and Mr. Bob Ellis, his son-in-law, removed a large tree that had fallen in a recent storm. They worked for hours and it was finished in a days time.

The next day, Mr. Roy Carpenter cut the cemetery grass. I and others in Coal Grove appreciate their efforts. Coal Grove recently received an opinion from the Ohio Department of Commerce that Newton Cemetery could be cared for by the village of Coal Grove because it was within the municipality and was not church owned or did not serve as a private cemetery. We are still researching to find records and would appreciate any help the public can give.

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