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Girard Grit In the the late 1800's Girard Ohio's Newspaper was the Girard Grit. This page is dedicated to bringing historical Girard alive to the modern age.

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Bound for states: Girard, West Branch, Ursuline all send athletes to D-II state meet from regionals
05/29/2022
Bound for states: Girard, West Branch, Ursuline all send athletes to D-II state meet from regionals

Bound for states: Girard, West Branch, Ursuline all send athletes to D-II state meet from regionals

AUSTINTOWN — The look on his face down the backstretch of the 800-meter race at the Division II Youngstown Regional meet on Saturday afternoon said it all. Girard’s Ricky Marsico was coming home with another regional title and he did it in convincing fashion against a tough field. Finishing just...

Photos from Girard Police Department's post
05/15/2022

Photos from Girard Police Department's post

98 years ago this month …”Mayor Tom” Thomas Blackstone GIRARD’S 3rd Mayor would pass away at the age of 59. To this day ...
05/07/2022

98 years ago this month …”Mayor Tom”
Thomas Blackstone GIRARD’S 3rd Mayor would pass away at the age of 59. To this day his undertaking business survives in which he started in 1907. Girard’s oldest continuously run business and family operated. (The Vindicator, Blackstone Funeral Website, and Newspapers.com

Girard News Oct 21, 1938 celebrating the grand opening of the Girard City Building and GIRARD’S 101st yr in existence. N...
05/04/2022

Girard News Oct 21, 1938 celebrating the grand opening of the Girard City Building and GIRARD’S 101st yr in existence. Newspaper is at the Girard Free Library.

Click Trumbull County Board of Elections Link for Detailed Results from Yesterday:https://boe.co.trumbull.oh.gov/pdfs/El...
05/04/2022

Click Trumbull County Board of Elections Link for Detailed Results from Yesterday:

https://boe.co.trumbull.oh.gov/pdfs/Election%20Summary.pdf

Congrats ! (Reposted from Girard City School District-page)
05/03/2022

Congrats ! (Reposted from Girard City School District-page)

05/02/2022

Visit the Girard Historical Society’s Barnhisel House this Sunday May 8 from 1-4 pm.Girard Grit Video advertisement created in support .

Remember? Where Knightline is now located…pic from 1982
04/29/2022

Remember? Where Knightline is now located…pic from 1982

Posted from Roz Gadd in Girard Website page:The Girard Historical Society, located at 1011 N. State Street, Girard, Ohio...
04/27/2022

Posted from Roz Gadd in Girard Website page:

The Girard Historical Society, located at 1011 N. State Street, Girard, Ohio invites you to visit The Barnhisel House and Museum. . Mother's Day will be the first Barnhisel Open House. of 2022 with more to follow on every second and fourth Sunday of the month. from 1-4PM. Visit one of the Mahoning Valley’s true treasures. The historic, ten room, Greek Revival home, circa 1840, has been painstakingly restored by the Girard Historical Society. Built at a time in history when most homes were log cabins, the two-story Barnhisel House, with its central hall floor plan, substantial wood trim and back stairway for the hired help, would’ve been considered a mansion.

Photos from The Idora Park Experience's post
04/26/2022

Photos from The Idora Park Experience's post

Just now:On a bright warm 80 degree day the sky over the City of Girard is blanketed with black smoke from a fire in a s...
04/23/2022

Just now:
On a bright warm 80 degree day the sky over the City of Girard is blanketed with black smoke from a fire in a scrapyard just south of Interstate 80. Fire Crews are on hand ….scroll through Girard Grit for video

04/23/2022

Scrap Yard Fire burning in Girard. Just south of I80

04/22/2022

Our investigators have determined that the fire on Churchill Rd is suspicious in nature. Any individual that may have credible information is asked to call the Girard Fire Department.

Through the Blue Ribbon program, any tip that leads to a conviction may receive a reward up to $5,000.

Our community is strong. We are looking to you for assistance.

Non-Emergency Dial: 330-545-0436

Photos from Girard Police Department's post
04/17/2022

Photos from Girard Police Department's post

Here are some names to the faces that appeared in the video from yesterday , feel free to ask questions and we will answ...
04/14/2022

Here are some names to the faces that appeared in the video from yesterday , feel free to ask questions and we will answer as best we can. Also, scroll through our posts as most of these legends have long stories behind them that we have covered ….
Thank you

04/13/2022

🚨🏃🏽‍♀️💨Congratulations to Girard’s new 400m Record holder Sieasia Triplett. She beat 10x State Champion Cachet Murray by posting a time of 57.85.

#WeAreGirard #GirardTF22 #SheGone

04/13/2022

As everyone is probably aware, we were dispatched for a structure fire shortly after 10pm Monday night on Churchill Rd. Rescue 24s crew made an aggressive fire attack and did a thorough search after receiving reports of trapped victims. Thankfully the search was inconclusive and nobody was home at the time of the fire.

One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation and later released. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We would like to thank our automatic aid companies: Liberty Twp, Weathersfield Twp and McDonald Fire who responded quickly and assisted us in bringing this fire under control in a timely manner. We’d also like to thank the Girard Police Department, Girard Dispatch and Lane Ambulance for their efforts and assistance.

04/13/2022

We weren’t the first ones to walk in the streets and neighborhoods in our beloved Girard. In this video there are snapshots of people past and present who have chosen our town to raise a family, be actively involved, learn, worship, play, socialize, work, invest, sacrifice, etc…The hope is that the generations to follow wont forget the blood, sweat, and tears that those who came before them sacrificed to keep what we have and build upon.
Take 5 mins out of your day and watch this video…. I thank all of you who follow Girard Grit. Appreciating the past, but not living in it!
Randy Emery

Ps “like” if you like it! And share with your friends…

Woody Hayes (Ohio State Head Coach) Guest Speaker for Girard High School 1962 Football banquet. Apologies for quality of...
04/12/2022

Woody Hayes (Ohio State Head Coach) Guest Speaker for Girard High School 1962 Football banquet. Apologies for quality of photo…Clipping at Girard Free Library.

With Baseball season upon us…a few Girard natives had stints in professional sports including George Cappuzzello. Articl...
04/11/2022

With Baseball season upon us…a few Girard natives had stints in professional sports including George Cappuzzello. Article from the Girard News 1973 written by Marty Cerny.

Wellman Faces Bank Night/Lottery Charge!March 1949…Theatre owner Pete Wellman denied running Lottery from his theaters. ...
04/07/2022

Wellman Faces Bank Night/Lottery Charge!

March 1949…Theatre owner Pete Wellman denied running Lottery from his theaters. Wellman a young immigrant from Greece, started his theatre business in Girard in 1934, would own Mahoning Country Club, bring in The PGA tour in 1941/42, would own multiple theaters throughout the Mahoning Valley always had an affection for Girard.
Excerpts from various articles and news outlets at the time including the Vindicator.

From Girard City Schools page:Congratulations to Senior Dante Byrne on being accepted into the United States Mi...
04/04/2022

From Girard City Schools page:

Congratulations to Senior Dante Byrne on being accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point! Dante Byrne comes from a military background, and early on, he set a goal to exceed his family’s expectations by becoming one of few to join the service academy.

Congressman Tim Ryan nominated Dante. He has a 3.933 GPA and is ranked 14th in his graduating class. The current acceptance rate of the United States Military Academy at West Point is 8.7% out of an average of 12,000 applicants each year.

“I can't put my emotions into words when I found out I was accepted. The first thing I did was ask if I could see my mom. I am incredibly excited to see in my mind's eye the next steps of my life.”

To be considered for admission to West Point, you must qualify medically, physically, and academically and have a congressional nomination.

“Anyone who knows me knows I am all about service. I’ve always wanted to serve my community until I was able to serve my country.”

Mahoning Country Club PGA 1942 Girard, OHClayton Heafner repeats as winner. Record score not counted due to length of co...
04/03/2022

Mahoning Country Club PGA 1942 Girard, OH
Clayton Heafner repeats as winner. Record score not counted due to length of course.

100 Years Ago This Week…March 30,1922. Girard prominent business man JC Krehl passed away.The Krehl Home was at the corn...
03/28/2022

100 Years Ago This Week…March 30,1922. Girard prominent business man JC Krehl passed away.
The Krehl Home was at the corner of Broadway and State Street where Boardman Medical Supply is now… The tannery was located behind that and went back towards where the Girard Bus Garage is located. The tannery burned in October of 1904.
(Sources : Youngstown Vindicator, Girard History book, Jane Harris/ James Dale)
(Correction JC Krehl resided on the east side of State St… where Commercial Truck and Trailer is located, his father Fredrick lived where Boardman Medical is now. )

11 years ago
03/20/2022

11 years ago

The End of an Era ... March 16, 2011... GHS...the Principals office thanks Judy Barber for pic..

A 3 car accident is cleaned up in Downtown Girard  this afternoon at the corner of Market Street and West Liberty.  Gira...
03/20/2022

A 3 car accident is cleaned up in Downtown Girard this afternoon at the corner of Market Street and West Liberty. Girard Police and Fire arrived quickly on the scene. No word of any injuries at this time.

Did You Know?1938When John Ezzo former Mahoning Country Club owner was in his younger days he helped save 200 children f...
03/19/2022

Did You Know?

1938
When John Ezzo former Mahoning Country Club owner was in his younger days he helped save 200 children from what could have been a tragedy…

Something you may not know…. John Ezzo was an usher in 1938 at the Wellman theatre and received National “ink” for this story. He would go on to purchase the Mahoning Country Club off of Pete Wellman. Ezzo’s children still operate today.

North East 8 All League Honors
03/07/2022
North East 8 All League Honors

North East 8 All League Honors

We would like to congratulate the following athletes for being selected for the ALL NE8 Basketball team. First Team: Thomas Cardiero Sieasia Triplett Second Team: Gus Johnson Mia Malito

Girard Boat Launch today and June of 2018 on dedication day…the Mahoning River waters are still high but no longer flood...
02/27/2022

Girard Boat Launch today and June of 2018 on dedication day…the Mahoning River waters are still high but no longer flooding currently in Girard.

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Girard Alumni Association is hosting the 4th Annual Designer Purse Bingo on Saturday, April 18th! Donations from this event support all GHS Athletic Programs. https://facebook.com/events/s/gaa-designer-purse-bingo-2020/477596303132410/?ti=icl
Did anyone receive my Amazon package:'(
Vote for Steve #7 We are Girard! 🏈❤ Vote for the Avalon Downtown Play of the Year! - WFMJ.com https://www.wfmj.com/story/41368566/vote-for-the-avalon-downtown-play-of-the-year
Are there any photos of the original Jib Jab (where the veterinary place now is)?
Never forget 💙