Stories of friends that have come and gone

By: Rich Tarrant Several years back I was shocked when I opened the local paper (VPJ 05/12/2013) and found that an old buddy of mine had passed on. “Cripes”, I thought, “He was only 68.” His name is Stuart White. When we were kids we attended Ginny Hain-Osberg’s kindergarten class in the room above the…

Wicked Trees

The last column discussed medicinal benefits that trees might have.  However, there is an opposite side to the coin.  Trees can also have chemical or pharmaceutical aspects that may be detrimental or even deadly to humans and other living things.  Trees are not necessarily “wicked” in this sense, but they have these properties for self-defense…

The short history of a Vermilion ship captain

By: Rich Tarrant In 1839 a man named William B.H. Stone, his spouse Eliza and three children moved here from a small town called Port Burwell on the northern shore of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada. The newly incorporated Village of Vermillion – with two “ells” – of 1839 had even at that early time…

Charting the Course

By: Mayor Eileen Bulan This week begins all the Spring activities for Vermilion.  The first Third Thursday of the year is this evening at 6:30 PM.  Come downtown and enjoy all the music in front of the stores. This coming Saturday, May 20 Is Pride Day in Vermilion and all over Lorain County.  Vermilion has…

School Zone

 By Superintendent Philip Pempin As we approach the end of another school year, I am always amazed at how much faster each year goes by.  It also seems that the older I get the more people remark about how quickly time passes. It is likely that one reason we feel time is passing quickly is…

How Vermilion burned its way into the 20th century

By; Rich Tarrant During the early years of the 20th century there were a number of very significant fires in Vermilion. In December of 1903 nearly all the buildings on the west side of Division (now Main) Street, just south of the railroad tracks, went up in flames. And just seven years later, on April…

Tis the season

  The springtime season is here, with its changing weather, blooming flowers, leafing out trees, and just getting out.  Unfortunately, it is also a season for sneezing, sniffling, itching, watery eyes, and even rashes and emphysema in many people.  In springtime, most of these allergic reactions or “hay fever” is due to pollens in plants…

Municipal Court receives $63,198 Supreme Court Technology Grant

By Judge Zack Dolyk The Vermilion Municipal Court is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a technology grant from the Supreme Court of Ohio. This grant opportunity was open to eligible Court of Appeals, Common Pleas Court (any divisions therein), Municipal Court and County Courts.   Over the past two years, the Supreme…

School Zone

By: Superintendent Phil Pempin As we approach the end of another school year, I am always amazed at how much faster each year goes by.  It also seems that the older I get the more people remark about how quickly time passes. It is likely that one reason we feel time is passing quickly is…