By Katherine Dominek, ‘19
In the wake of, “Recovering Remains,” Arlingtonian’s breaking coverage of possible remains from Litchford Cemetery on UAHS grounds, the UA Board of Education postpones proposed scan in order to obtain more research.
It was stated in last year’s article that a survey would be conducted in June to determine if there were remains within the area around the senior parking lot. However, “[o]ver the summer [the Board] realized [they] needed to do more research before [they] were certain which areas of the site should be scanned,” Superintendent Paul Imhoff said.
The Board has been in contact with the Ohio Historical Society and is currently working with a historical researcher, who is also a UA alum.
“[T]here will be a scan at some point, but we wanted to verify more things so we know exactly what we’re looking for,” UA Schools Chief Operating Officer Chris Potts said.
The Board is in the process of implementing the claims from “Secrets Under the Parking Lot,” and the most recent research into a way to educate, not only UA students, but the community as a whole.
“We are grateful to the authors for providing this opportunity to learn more about the truly amazing lives of the people once buried in the Litchford cemetery,” Imhoff said, “and [for giving us the means] to ensure that these pioneers of our community are resting in peace.”