Committe will start raising funds to demolish former museum building

The Harbor View Subcommittee report and recommendation was provided at the Tuesday, June 18, Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board meeting. Parks board chair Terry Parker conveyed the Harbor View Project Committee is suspending activity until they hear back from the parks board. The Harbor View Project Committee recommended to the Parks and Recreation Board thatContinue reading “Committe will start raising funds to demolish former museum building”

Some dreams do come true

By Rich Tarrant Every now and then, I dream of those years: Riding my bicycle up down the streets of town with a newspaper bag over my neck filled to the top. It was so long ago. This was a time when newspapers; weeklies and dailies were still a primary source of news. In theContinue reading “Some dreams do come true”

Council receives report for proposed improvements to Route 6 Corrdior

By Melanie Williamson At the Monday, June 17, Vermilion City Council Streets, Buildings, Grounds Committee meeting, provided the members of council with the results of a study done on the US Route 6 Corridor presented by Don Romanchek, director of Lorain County Community Development and Valeria Croasmun of MS Consultants. Following the presentation, mayor ForthoferContinue reading “Council receives report for proposed improvements to Route 6 Corrdior”

Slow down and enjoy the weather this summer

By Judge Zack Dolyk As summer arrives in Vermilion, I would like to remind you when driving please use patience and follow the posted speed limit signs. Children are biking, skateboarding and walking around town. Many drivers fail to obey the speed limit signs which can result in the issuance of a citation for speeding.Continue reading “Slow down and enjoy the weather this summer”

Special education director reviews programs with school board

By Kevin Smith Special needs improvements were discussed in a presentation at a May 2019 Vermilion Board of Education meeting which included Little Anchors Preschool, school counseling services, highlights in pupil services, and future goals for the district. Karen Blackburn, the special education director for Vermilion Local Schools, broke down the statistics at the meeting.Continue reading “Special education director reviews programs with school board”

Police Blotter

June 17, 2019 13:05- 4700 block of Liberty: Property damage complaint involving a car backing into Goodwill. 13:17- 4700 block of Liberty: Property damage complaint involving a spray-painted wall. 14:08- 1100 block of Jackson: Trespassing complaint. June 18,2019 13:00- 5200 block of Shoreline Way: Property damage complaint. 14:10- 3900 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resultingContinue reading “Police Blotter”

Park board reviews erosion issue, approves events and playground proposal

The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, June 18, for a regular meeting. Board chair Terry Parker, vice-chair Brad Scholtz, board member Bill Warden, board member Dennis Brudney, board member Elizabeth Wakefield, board member Jeff Keck, and board member Erica Cann were all in attendance, as well as parks operations supervisor Marc WeisenbergerContinue reading “Park board reviews erosion issue, approves events and playground proposal”

Police Department saw dramatic increase in fraud and vehicle entries in 2018

Vermilion Police Chief Chris Hartung released the 2018 annual police department report at the recent Vermilion City Council Health and Safety Committee meeting stating it is being released later than normal. The following are excerpts from that report. Investigative Bureau The investigative bureau includes Detective Sergeant Stephen Davis and Detective Corporal Daniel Shupe. They workContinue reading “Police Department saw dramatic increase in fraud and vehicle entries in 2018”

Birmingham Community Center dedicated to the late Leota Bettcher

On May 26, 2019, the Birmingham United Methodist Church held a dedication ceremony to rename the Birmingham Community Center to the Leota Bettcher Hall, in honor of the late Leota Bettcher. In 1979, Mrs. Bettcher, a member of the Birmingham United Methodist Church, was instrumental in the creation of the hall and the birth ofContinue reading “Birmingham Community Center dedicated to the late Leota Bettcher”

Walk envisions a bright future with great programs for Ritter Public Library

By Kevin Smith In April, one of Ritter Public Library‚Äôs former faculty members returned to Vermilion with big plans as the new director. Joy Walk, the current director of Ritter Library, did not always know that she wanted to go into library science, but she found her love of research driving her that direction. WalkContinue reading “Walk envisions a bright future with great programs for Ritter Public Library”