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 the…

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 Forthofer…

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.…

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.…

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 resulting…

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 work…