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Amid the rubble is recovery: Garrettsville residents rally that they will rebuild

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On the day following the intense inferno residents came out as a community to sort through the rubble. On the day following the intense inferno residents came out as a community to sort through the rubble.
GARRETTSVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

On the top of Connie Knop's shopping list are nonperishables to help her beloved Garrettsville rebuild from the destructive fire that ravaged the entire side of one historic downtown block Saturday, March 22.

"Yeah, I just bought a bunch of stuff for the food cupboard," Knop expressed her initial action.

Most of the residents and anyone watching the events unfold will never forget seeing the structures collapse.

"There it goes. There it goes," spectators said in awe. 

The old Buckeye Building built in 1860 has been completely burned to the ground; in fact, hours earlier the call came in as, "Main Street is burning!"

The following day, Sunday, March 23, amid the rubble is the recovery. Boy Scout Troop 62 had young men out at two locations to collect money and more nonperishables.

"Everybody has fond memories of the building. Everybody is heartbroken about it," one shared with our Blake Chenault.

At Village Printing located inside the town's newspaper there was a t-shirt fundraiser.

The organizer explained, "$12 and $14 for extra-large and all proceeds will benefit the rebuilding of downtown Garrettsville."

Matthew Bell called himself, "a Garrettsville lifer." He told 19 action news, "I would definitely buy a t-shirt! I have lived here my whole life."

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