At a certain age, you don’t know these things

By Rich Tarrant “I live upon a raft of words. / My compass is the wind / And the changing tides of time / My friend.” When I recently came across an article, which appeared in The Vermilion News on July 19, 1917, I became curious about the person who authored it. It is aContinue reading “At a certain age, you don’t know these things”

School Zone

 By Superintendent Philip Pempin This article, titled “Manufacturing is Not Necessarily a Dirty Job and Someone Will Be Paid Well to Do It” is written by Steve Gratz for “Extra Credit”, the official blog of the Ohio Department of Education.  Dr. Gratz is senior executive director of the Center for Student Support and Education Options atContinue reading “School Zone”

City council receives department updates from administrators, continues food truck discussion

The Vermilion City Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, October 22. The meeting started with Gwen Fisher sharing an email the council received from Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board President Terry Parker in response to comments made by resident Homer Taft at a previous council meeting. Taft questioned why the parks board seemedContinue reading “City council receives department updates from administrators, continues food truck discussion”

Hartung, Holmes accepted to law enforcement executive leadership program

By Candace Barczyk Vermilion Police Chief Chris Hartung and Sgt. Scott Holmes have both been accepted to participate in the Certified Law Enforcement Executives (CLEE). The executive leadership program runs Dec. 7, 2018 to Feb. 7, 2020, and covers such topics as management, interpersonal skills, human resources, ethics, strategic planning, risk management, and police resourcesContinue reading “Hartung, Holmes accepted to law enforcement executive leadership program”

VHS yearbook staff launches district-wide shoe drive to help those in need

The Vermilion High School Yearbook Staff is running their second shoe collection drive until Wednesday, December 19th. The Yearbook Staff’s first ever shoe drive kicked off three years ago and had great success with the help of many community partners. “Now that people’s closets have had time to fill up again” says Yearbook adviser AnnContinue reading “VHS yearbook staff launches district-wide shoe drive to help those in need”

Vermilion Township trustees discuss employee health insurance options

The Vermilion Township Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, October 17, for a regular meeting. The following is from the unapproved minutes of that meeting. Road foreman Steve Young reported that the heaters are hooked up in the old building; propane tank has been moved; new building is progressing nicely; battery box has been orderedContinue reading “Vermilion Township trustees discuss employee health insurance options”

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce gives back while organizing fun events

As the leaves on the trees begin to change and flutter down to the ground, the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce begin to adjust their sails in the direction of the fall season.  The absents of the boats along the shores of Lake Erie does not mean that our beautiful small quaint town goes into hibernation. Continue reading “The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce gives back while organizing fun events”

Blotter

October 15, 2018 12:48- 4300 block of Edgewater: Squad assist. 15:50- 1100 block of Sweetbriar: Warrant arrest. 18:42- 900 block of Jefferson: Fraud complaint. 20:44- Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in an Possession of Marijuana citation.   October 16, 2018 14:30- 300 block of Niagara: Minor 2 vehicle accident. 15:04- 5700 block of Liberty: Fraud complaint.Continue reading “Blotter”

Vermilion students enjoy benefits of free afterschool program

By Melanie Williamson Through a grant, the Vermilion Local School District has been able to provide a free afterschool program for students at the elementary and middle schools in cooperation with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County started in 1999 and is now the largestContinue reading “Vermilion students enjoy benefits of free afterschool program”

Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church celebrates 75 years in Vermilion

By Melanie Williamson This past weekend, Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church celebrated their 75th anniversary with a reception and special service. Over the course of the weekend, hundreds of people came together to celebrate the occasion including 20 of the church’s former pastors. As part of the festivities, congregants watched a video history of the churchContinue reading “Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church celebrates 75 years in Vermilion”