- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) - Officials say they’re making progress cleaning up the damage caused when chunks of ice along a northwest Ohio river pushed up into a cemetery and toppled Civil War-era headstones

Officials have reset about 350 headstones at Riverside Cemetery since ice jams along the Maumee (maw-MEE’) River pushed into low-lying areas and covered the ground with ice in mid-March. Officials estimated 90 percent of the cemetery’s headstones were knocked over. Headstones placed before the 1900s were the most damaged.

Officials tell WTOL-TV (https://bit.ly/1N2jfUD ) about 25 to 30 tons of stone that washed into the cemetery with the ice has been removed, but there is still much more to clean up.

The city is in the process of applying for federal funding to offset the cost of repairs. The cemetery remains closed.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide