Remembering the Lake Erie Drive-In

By Rich Tarrant Several weeks ago the owner of the Vermilion Martino’s restaurant asked someone if they knew of any pix of the old Lake Erie Drive-In when previous owner (Phil Provenzano of the Philbo House) owned it. As a result the question eventually came to me and…well this is what followed: Well, someone mayContinue reading “Remembering the Lake Erie Drive-In”

Mayor’s Notes

By Mayor Jim Forthofer You and I may love Vermilion. But the past couple weeks of coping with winter have stressed out residents and city workers alike. VPD Police Chief Hartung appreciates the cooperation of the citizens who respected the emergency warnings during the Level 3 snow storm the weekend of the 19th& 20th. CommunityContinue reading “Mayor’s Notes”

City celebrates the grand opening of the new Highbridge Road bridge

By Melanie Williamson On Tuesday, October 30, city and state officers, residents, and project participants gathered on Highbridge Road for the grand opening of the new bridge that now connects the southern and northern portions of the road allowing for quicker access. The Highbridge Road bridge has been a focus and point of discussion inContinue reading “City celebrates the grand opening of the new Highbridge Road bridge”

Residents once again gather together for community prayer breakfast

By Melanie Williamson The Community Prayer Breakfast held Thursday, October 18, has been going on for over 30 years providing several local churches the opportunity to come together along with residents and other community stake holders to discuss issues pertinent to the community, as well as simply come together in fellowship to strengthen community bonds.Continue reading “Residents once again gather together for community prayer breakfast”

The story of Vermilion Fire Department Chief “Dad” Tischer

By Rich Tarrant I have often thought of making a list of persons that in my view were the “Most Influential Vermilionites of the 20th Century”. It’s a novel idea but, in truth, there are so many persons from which to choose the task is practically, and realistically speaking, impossible. For instance, a list mightContinue reading “The story of Vermilion Fire Department Chief “Dad” Tischer”

Administrators and SRO respond quickly to threat of violence at Sailorway

By Melanie Williamson On Tuesday, October 23, Sailorway Middle School students, teachers, and administrators were preparing to participate in a district-wide evacuation drill, which involved every student leaving the school and walking to a secondary location. This type of drill requires a great deal of preparation and practice to ensure that in the event ofContinue reading “Administrators and SRO respond quickly to threat of violence at Sailorway”

City receives much needed good news for the debt restructuring plan

By Melanie Williamson Since Amy Hendricks took the position of finance director for the city of Vermilion in early 2018, she has faced an uphill battle sorting out the city’s complicated financial situation. One of the many steps she has taken is to look at options in restructure the city’s debt in order to payContinue reading “City receives much needed good news for the debt restructuring plan”

Port discusses end of year finances and possibility of an ADA restroom

The Vermilion Port authority met on Thursday, October 11, for a regular monthly meeting. All members were in attendance as well as port operations manager Bill Yancar and city council representative Frank Loucka. The port authority received correspondence from a Gary Pildner of Rocky River complimenting them on the installation of the kayak launching facility.Continue reading “Port discusses end of year finances and possibility of an ADA restroom”

Blotter

October 22, 2018 06:20- Liberty: Minor Car Vs. Deer accident. 15:39- 1800 block of Liberty: Warrant arrest. 16:42- West River: Juvenile Complaint. 17:32- 3000 block of Liberty: Warrant arrest.   October 23, 2018 07:42- 5000 Liberty: Criminal mischief complaint. 16:01- 5300 Sailorway: Menacing complaint resulting in charges for Menacing and Inducing Panic. 20:59- 5100 Liberty:Continue reading “Blotter”

Letters to the Editor – Santa by Fire Truck

Below is the first letter to the editor announcing the change, and the second is a resident’s letter in response to the change. Our understanding of the decision is that it was made in response to complaints from residents in areas outside the traditional Santa by Fire Truck neighborhoods that the social club should notContinue reading “Letters to the Editor – Santa by Fire Truck”