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!
Lake County Crime Lab Levy
May 8th is an extremely important day for the Lake County Crime Lab! The lab has not had any additional funding since 1999 even though it has to stay certified and keep updating equipment necessary for the proper analysis of evidence for the adjudication of cases here in Lake County. If it weren’t for the crime lab there would have been several cases that were unsolved with guilty going free or innocent being incarcerated.
The Crime Lab is asking for an additional $14
annually per $100,000 home valuation - less than $1.25 per month. The laboratory is pivotal in ensuring justice is served equitably. So many crimes are solved here in Lake County that would go
unsolved without the Crime Lab. Crimes that involve our homes, our family spaces.
The Lab asks for your support on May 8th and if possible, your assistance in spreading the word about the lab. Please visit the Lake County Crime Laboratory Facebook page to view their publications - cases solved, services provided, and the personnel who make the lab shine.
Please support the levy on May 8th and vote YES!
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.
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!
REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY!!
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.