RAVENNA, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike
DeWine has announced a lawsuit against the operators of two Ohio cemeteries –
Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware County and Grandview Memorial Park in
Portage County – for allegations of failing to deliver headstones, vaults and
memorial items sold to consumers.
Fairview Memorial Park is at 5035 Columbus Pike in
Lewis Center, and Grandview Memorial Park is at 5400 Lakewood Road in
Ravenna. According to the lawsuit, the cemeteries and their owners, Theodore L.
Martin Jr. and Arminda Martin, violated the state’s Consumer Sales
The cemeteries allegedly accepted money for products and services
they never delivered. According to DeWine’s offices, estimated
consumer losses on the alleged scheme could total $36,000.
“When people are grieving the loss of a family member, they
shouldn’t have to deal with problems like this,” DeWine said. “Our goal is to
help consumers who have been harmed and to enforce the state’s consumer
DeWine’s lawsuit seeks restitution for
consumers and civil penalties, as well as an end to any violations of the
Consumer Sales Practice Act.