Vermilion Township trustees respond to multiple resident complaints

The Vermilion Township Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, June 6, for a regular meeting. The following are from the unapproved minutes of that meeting. Resident concerns: Resident Carl Hill brought up a concern regarding garbage receptacles at Shore Acres.  Robert Kurtz stated he would follow-up with the Erie County Health Department since they have…

Two residents draw attention to plastic problem

By Jennie Pryor, Shore Thing Our “disposable” plastic lifestyle is getting our human health and the entire ecosystem into BIG trouble! Vermilion residents Madison and Kipton Paden attempted to make us aware of the impact plastic disposables by participating in the Recycled Runway fundraiser event in Sandusky on Friday, April 13. They were sponsored by…

Suspect attempts to rob bank, flees on a bike

By Karen Cornelius After a robbery suspect was arrested by Vermilion Police on Monday afternoon, April 16, he commented he was just joking around. However, the entire incident was no joke to Huntington Bank personnel who feared for their lives and to the officers who responded to a suspect that could have been dangerous. According…

School board updated on safety and securing upgrades

By Melanie Williamson At the Monday, April 9, school board meeting superintendent Phil Pempin provided an update on the safety suggestions made by parents and communities members during the community safety forum. He shared that the district does have a crisis team, which has been in place for several years. Over the last few weeks,…

Vermilion history summed up in a collection of lists

By Rich Tarrant According to a report published by the Ohio Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics; Estimated Population of Counties, Cities and Villages in Ohio, the population of the Village of Vermilion in Erie County Ohio as of the first day in July 1961 was a whopping 3, 507 persons. It also lists…

City calls in experts to help with its critical risk debt

By Karen Cornelius The Finance Committee of city council met on Monday night, April 9, and were party to an impressive debt management presentation by Sudsina & Associates discussing the city’s debt service and what long-range planning can be done to save the city a significant amount of money and eventually cure their present financial…