A corrupt, mafia-controlled town just north of Youngstown. Girard is French for "laissez-fair for sale." If you pay off the corrupt city officials, they will let you build or do anything you want. Girard contains over 3000 rental units, in varying stages of disrepair.
Girard is a town bordering Youngstown, Ohio in Trumbull County, located in Northeast Ohio. Girard is a relatively middle class city with a small downtown area that includes the Ohio and Pennsylvania famous Jib Jab Hot Dog Shoppe. Girard has a relatively low crime rate, but it seems to be on the rise as Youngstown, Ohio begins to "consume" its suburbs. Girard is most notable for its "Traffic Camera", which is a medium sized steel box that contains a camera and sends drivers speeding tickets without the use of an ACTUAL police officer. The traffic tickets issued were usually $85 dollars but on July 6, 2006, a Trumbull County Judge deemed the camera illegal and it was shut down. Other notable events are the disapperance of Charlotte Nagy Polis, the overly polluted Mahoning River, and its High School Superintendant Joseph Shoaff, who was involed in a sex scandal more than 4 years ago. Girard has a population of about 11,000 people, about 4,700 households, and a median family income of $42,000. Girard's high school mascot is "The Indians".