Municipal court and police department thankful for new transport van

By Judge Zack Dolyk The Vermilion Municipal Court and the Vermilion Police Department have acquired a transport van.  We want to thank the Erie County Commissioners, William Monaghan, Mathew Old, Patrick Shenigo as well as Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. Chief Christopher Hartung had attended a meeting of area police chiefs and learned the Erie County Sheriff…

SCHOOL ZONE  

By Superintendent Philip Pempin   Check the internet for articles about school safety and you will find an abundance of columns like the one below.  Parents are frightened to send their children to school, and they want to know what schools are doing to keep students safe.   School shootings and armed teachers: Sending my…

Louis “Cloudy” Noel: gone but certainly not forgotten

By Rich Tarrant I am aware of the existence of only three tokens like the one pictured with this essay. The first was one owned by Vermilionite Irvin G. Howell (1906–1997) that was apparently misplaced during a local history celebration. A person walking along the beach near Linwood Park found the second token. Vermilionite John…

Mayor’s Notes

By Mayor Jim Forthofer Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive in the Mayor’s office.   Why did my water bill double?! Your consumption may change but the water rates rose only $1.00 per CCF (19%) in 2017. Our water rates are on par with those in other communities…lower than…

Mayor’s Notes

Mayor’s Notes, June 14th The warm weather puts people in contact with our police officers more frequently at festivals, in parks and on the water. Occasionally, questions about the Vermilion Police Department will reach my office. I will try to answer a few of the broader questions I am asked aboutour VPD.   Can’t we…

Vermilion history summed up in a collection of lists

By Rich Tarrant According to a report published by the Ohio Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics; Estimated Population of Counties, Cities and Villages in Ohio, the population of the Village of Vermilion in Erie County Ohio as of the first day in July 1961 was a whopping 3, 507 persons. It also lists…

Next Chapter

By Holly Lynn Now that Ritter is celebrating its centennial, I think about the persistence and dedication of our ancestors. They made plans for the future, hoping their hard work and sacrifice would pay off for the next generation. Nothing was easy for them. They often worked hard, physically demanding jobs; yet, they found time…

Understanding the collections system for municipal court fees

By Judge Zack Dolyk Courts are established to provide justice they are not created for the purpose of generating revenue.  However, we understand our responsibility to collect the fines and costs imposed at sentencing. The Clerk’s office of the Vermilion Municipal Court attempts to collect all fine and costs in a timely manner.  When the…