Police Beat

May 30, 2017 12:35 – 700 block of Grand Street: Civil issue over a TV. 17:49 – South Shore Court: Dog at Large complaint filed. 19:21 – 800 block of Dogwood Lane: Assault complaint filed. 21:45 – 4700 block of Liberty Ave: Report of a suicidal male in the area. Subject was located and transported…

Stories of friends that have come and gone

By: Rich Tarrant Several years back I was shocked when I opened the local paper (VPJ 05/12/2013) and found that an old buddy of mine had passed on. “Cripes”, I thought, “He was only 68.” His name is Stuart White. When we were kids we attended Ginny Hain-Osberg’s kindergarten class in the room above the…

Wicked Trees

The last column discussed medicinal benefits that trees might have.  However, there is an opposite side to the coin.  Trees can also have chemical or pharmaceutical aspects that may be detrimental or even deadly to humans and other living things.  Trees are not necessarily “wicked” in this sense, but they have these properties for self-defense…

Four malnourished dogs found in barn

By: Melanie Williamson The Erie County Sheriff’s department is currently investigating four malnourished dogs found in a Vermilion Township barn. According to the incident report, Deputy Craig Ritz responded to a caller concerned for the welfare of dogs in a barn in the 13000 block of West Lake Road. The caller, a care taker for…

Enjoying the fleeting moments captured in photographs

By: Rich Tarrant Technically, every photograph is a “one shot thing”.  But in this instance the photos that accompany this essay certainly are. It is highly doubtful that there will ever come a day when any crowd the size of that on the west breakwall or along the river will ever again gather there to…