Village of Grand River, Ohio
Village of Grand River, Ohio

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   The Village of Grand River is located 30 miles east of Cleveland between the city of Mentor and Painesville Twp. along the beautiful Grand River. The Village of Grand River is the hometown of Don Shula, former professional football coach for the National Football League, who coached the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories, and an undefeated season in 1972.


   On February 14th, 2018 Village Council during their regularly scheduled meeting promoted Assistant Fire Chief David Shook to the position of Fire Chief. Chief Robert Lloyd will be heading across the river as Fairport Harbor Fire Chief. Congratulations are in order for both chiefs! Both communities will benefit from the tremendous amount of experience and professionalism Chief Lloyd and Chief Shook bring to the departments. Congratulations Chief Shook! 

Santa completed his annual visit to the village on December 9th. 2017. He traveled around the village with the Grand River Fire Department to give presents to children throughout the village. Thank you to Santa Claus for taking the time to visit the village  and to the GRFD for driving him around in the fire truck to brighten so many children's faces.


Drone Video of River Ice

Grand River Fire Department was out on 1/11/18 inspecting the ice on the Grand River as the temperatures continued to rise to an unseasonably warm 62 degrees. Video Footage Courtesy of Drone Operator Firefighter Radcliffe.

Attention Grand River Village and our neighbors in Painesville Twp

We've had a few reports of UNLOCKED cars in the area being ransacked and items stolen. Be aware of your surroundings, lock your cars, garages, doors and report any suspicious activity. Keep your outside lights on, thieves don't like that. Be safe!


Grand River PD - (440) 352-1287

Painesville PD - (440) 352-9301

Lake County Sheriff's Office (440) 350-5500


If you are seeing a crime in progress call 9-1-1


Please remember to look out for your neighbors, especially the elderly and sick. If you have an emergency please DIAL 911! Lake County Central Dispatch will then send the appropriate personnel to assist you with your emergency. 

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2nd & 4th Wednesday 7:30PM Grand River Village Hall.

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