Community comes together to learn about and support police K-9 program

By: Melanie Williamson On Saturday, April 22, at Huggy’s Social House was the fundraising event, Coffee with a K-9, to raise money for the Vermilion police K-9 program. K-9 officer Miro and his handler Sergeant Scott Holmes coordinated the event and welcomed K-9 officers and their handlers from other departments to attend. K-9 units fromContinue reading “Community comes together to learn about and support police K-9 program”

Police receive marine patrol grant

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft has announced its annual financial assistance from the Waterways Safety Fund in support of community marine law enforcement programs to help enhance waterways safety. The Vermilion Police Department was awarded a grant of $32,000 for its marine patrol. This is a matching grant.   In ErieContinue reading “Police receive marine patrol grant”

Vermilion students stand out as top performers in EHOVE programs

           As the school year begins to wind down, several Vermilion students have made their mark with their impressive accomplishments. Among those accomplishments are graduating from the EHOVE police academy with special recognition and landing a $500 cash prize in a construction bid contest. Donn Timko of Vermilion has been namedContinue reading “Vermilion students stand out as top performers in EHOVE programs”

LIFE takes strides in making Vermilion a dementia-friendly community

By: Melanie Williamson Vermilion is home to a new organization that is working to help people with dementia and those who care for them. LIFE: A Dementia Friendly Foundation is taking a holistic approach that includes programs for the individuals with dementia, help for their caregivers, as well as community training and awareness programs, soContinue reading “LIFE takes strides in making Vermilion a dementia-friendly community”

Mayoral candidates answer key questions, and look to May 2 Primary

The Vermilion Photojournal invited all four candidates running for mayor of Vermilion to answer a few key questions. They were given a two-week notice and a limit of 600 words for their answers. All candidates were asked the very same questions. According to the city charter if more than two people run for mayor, thereContinue reading “Mayoral candidates answer key questions, and look to May 2 Primary”

An apartment fire was contained

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion Fire Chief Chris Stempowski reported details of an apartment fire to the Health and Safety Committee of city council on Monday, April 10. He said the fire started in an apartment at 325 Nantucket on Friday, March 31, around 5:30 p.m. Fortunately, everyone involved was safe and the fire was knockedContinue reading “An apartment fire was contained”

Marijuana growing operation found in home

By: Melanie Williamson After an investigated that lasted several weeks, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department with assistance from the Vermilion Police Department acted on a search warrant for a home on the 6700 block of Joppa Road in Vermilion Township on Tuesday, March 28. In the basement of the home, they found 68 marijuana plantsContinue reading “Marijuana growing operation found in home”

Sailorway student Molly Wade breaks record and wins archery championship

By: Melanie Williamson What started as something fun to do on a Saturday has turned into a passion for one young girl. Two years ago, Molly Wade and her father went to Bad Boy Bait and Tackle on a Saturday to try archery as something different to do together. She shared that neither of themContinue reading “Sailorway student Molly Wade breaks record and wins archery championship”