City of Painesville says it will approve motorcycle club insignia design on headstone

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PAINESVILLE, OH - The city of Painesville has agreed to approve the artwork on a headstone at Riverside Cemetery as soon as the monument company re-submits a sketch of the artwork that was left off the original application.

Family and friends were upset earlier when a letter was sent to the monument company who designed and produced Richard Cody's headstone. Cody was a member of the South Madison Motorcycle Club, and had requested the club's insignia be etched into the stone.

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The cemetery got a complaint from someone about the artwork, which they thought was inappropriate. That's when the paperwork oversight was discovered. The monument company was sent  a letter telling them to remove the artwork by June 19th.

After Cody's family protested, city officials said that they would approve the Vietnam veteran's headstone design and that they expect the monument company to re-file the application for it soon.


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