PREBLE CO., Ohio (WDTN) - Preble County is the home of second cemetery in Ohio to go green.
The Preble Memory Garden Cemetery provides green burial services.
Conservation Green Burial buries people in a way that helps protect and preserve the land.
Traditional embalming chemicals are not used and burial vaults are not allowed.
"Each grave will be identified with a pin that gives the number of the grave and then at the edge of the tree line will be a place where plaques will be put with names, year of birth, year of death and the grave location they are buried in," said Dan Appenzeller, Cemetery owner.
Loved ones must also be buried in biodegradable clothing and caskets.
"The Green Funeral Service allows family to give back to nature. It's someplace that very quiet and very peaceful for families to experience the surroundings of nature," said Bob Crooks, Robert Crooks Funeral Services.
The idea of green burials is really nothing new. People were buried in their natural state prior to the Civil War.
The Funeral Ethics Organization says there is no law in Ohio that requires embalming.
The cemetery owner say a green burial typically costs about $2,000 less that a traditional one.
The Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery is located on US Route 35 between West Alexandria and Eaton.
Health Partners of Western Ohio is sponsoring a week long "Enrollment Blitz" to assist patients and residents in completing applications for Ohio Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
A light drizzle of rain falling Monday morning could freeze to area roads ahead of the morning commute.