Ohio dad at odds with cemetery over memorial

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man is locked in a legal battle over an elaborate shrine he erected in a cemetery at the grave of his adult son.


The city of Kent, which operates Standing Rock Cemetery, has taken issue specifically with two large picture posters of Molai's son that hang on poles more than 8 feet high. The cemetery says they were put up without permission, and people have complained.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1hrbBNP ) reports Molai sued the cemetery and Portage County to try to keep the photos up. A judge recently referred the case to the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Committee.

Molai's son Adam was a U.S. Navy petty officer when he died in a rafting accident nearly three years ago.

The Kent city law director declined to comment.