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  • __Volunteers at the Barnhisel Open House in Girard July 29, 2015

    The Girard Historical Society will host an open houses at the Barnhisel Estate , August 9 and 23 from 1-4 p.m.In addition to the restored home and furnishings, the GHS has a new display that features artifacts from the Ohio Leatherworks, once a thriving business in Girard.Joseph W. Smith, lived in the Barnhisel, patented the process of leather preparation and founded the Ohio Leatherworks.One of their products was the luxurious Florsheim shoe.  The public is welcome to visit at open houses or by private tour booked by appointment .  The Barnhisel Estate is located at 1011 N. State Street, Girard. For more information phone 330-545-4899 or visit the web at


  • __Mahoning County Junior Fair Board meets July 29, 2015

    At the July meeting of the Mahoning County Junior Fair Board, members volunteered to be counselors for the Agricultural Camp to be held at Bobcat Space Center on West South Range Road in Salem, Ohio on July 27 and 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    This year’s theme is “Ag Camp Down on the Farm”. Sponsors for this annual event include Witmer’s Feed and Grain, The Junior Fair Advisory Committee, Rustic Acres Farm, Bobcat Space Center and Canfield Collision. Youth Kindergarten through the sixth grade can download registration forms on the Junior Fair web site,
    In other business it was announced that a new route was designed for the Second Annual 5K Rooster Run at the Canfield Fair.
    The event will take place on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. on the Canfield Fairgrounds.
    Plans to visit the Portage County Fair in August was discussed and work schedules for the 2015 Canfield Fair were passed out to be filled in and returned to Kim Moff by August 27.
    The Junior Fair Board will meet again on August 6 at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds.

  • __Car show in McDonald July 29, 2015

    Joe Detelich and  McDonald Mayor Glenn Holmes proudly show the Mayor’s Award presented to Detelich for his 1938 2 door Chevy sedan.The award was part of the Thunder In the Park annual car show in McDonald. Larry and Tina Black won the Police Chief’s Award for their 1954 Chevy Bel Air.Larry and Debbie Lacivita also earned recognition for their 1930 Ford Model A.

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