Ossie Tacket is an 89-year-old military veteran battling prostate cancer.
Source: Ohio veteran finds wife’s grave in ‘unacceptable’ condition
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“The Ohio Department of Commerce is in charge of overseeing the enforcement of the laws related to cemeteries and released this statement today:
The oversight of Ohio’s cemeteries is a responsibility we take seriously. The passage of House Bill 168 helps by giving the Division more authority to assist in cemetery complaints and ensuring that cemeteries are complying with Ohio Cemetery Law. Additionally, a grant program will be established through this passage, which will offset some of the maintenance and training costs associated with operating a cemetery. Our team is hard at work formulating the guidelines for the implementation of this new law, specifically the Cemetery Grant Program.
Like most bills, the new law goes into effect 90 days after the Governor signs it.
Unfortunately, the law will have no immediate impact for the Tacket’s current situation. However, it should make it so things like what happened to them do not happen to other families.”
Floral Hills has been in legal disputes for years, ever since the sale of the cemetery.
Tacket says, the original owners he purchased the plot, vault, headstone and plaque from were wonderful people who cared about the cemetery.
He says it has gone downhill since the sale.
A volunteer has been trying to maintain the cemetery as the legal disputes have not been settled.