Young resident helps out in a big way

By Melanie Williamson Riley Krichbaum has learned at the young age of four that even the youngest members of the community can make a big difference in the world. Leading up to the Woollybear Festival, Riley asked her mom, Katie Krichbaum if she could make and sell shell necklaces during the festival. Her mom asked…

Firefighters host Fire Prevention Week

To celebrate Fire Prevention Week coming up from October 8-14, the Vermilion Fire Department will host an open house at both fire stations, #1 on Ohio Street and fire station #2 on Overlook on Sunday, October 8, from 1-4 p.m. There will be an opportunity to meet the firefighters, see all the trucks and equipment,…

Contractor gets longer deadline for North Main Street construction

By Karen Cornelius The Streets, Buildings, and Grounds Committee met on Monday night, September 18, and passed a motion to prepare legislation to give contractor, Abraham-Miller Excavating, an extended deadline until December 31, 2017 for the construction project on North Main Street. Unfortunately for residents and businesses, this street going north to Lake Erie will…

Permits are required for solicitors

By Karen Cornelius The Legislative Committee of Vermilion City Council met on Monday, September 18, to review the city’s chapter on peddlers, canvassers, and solicitors who go door-to-door in Vermilion. After discussion, it was determined there could be a few updates to the 1962 ordinance that is still used today.   Councilman Fred Ostrander asked…

Support “Sunflowers for Melanie”

Melanie Stainbrook has touched the lives of many. Through her passion for teaching she made a positive impact on children and their families. The love she carried for her family and friends was boundless. She embodied everything that was warmth, positivity, strength, and most of all – happiness. All direct associations to the sunflower. After…