Vermilion schools Superintendent explains proposed levy to city council

By Melanie Williamson During the Monday, October 1, city council meeting, Council president Steve Herron invited Vermilion Local Schools District Superintendent Phil Pempin up to address the board regarding the proposed safety and security levy that will be on the November ballot. Pempin stated that the proposed levy will mean approximately $2 per month perContinue reading “Vermilion schools Superintendent explains proposed levy to city council”

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Relatively small improvements will provide big benefits to park-goers

By Melanie Williamson             At the Tuesday, September 18, Parks and Recreation Board meeting, there were several improvements discussed for Vermilion parks. While relatively small, these improvements would provide big benefits to residents using these parks. Sherod Park Resident Katie Lalonde addressed the board regarding a proposal for a new playground for Sherod Park. SheContinue reading “Relatively small improvements will provide big benefits to park-goers”

Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board discusses fees and recent conflict

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 18. Starting off the meeting, Char Gabel shared that all the veteran bricks in the Exchange Park have been counted and documented, and she reported that none of the bricks are broken. From the audience, Brian CrandallContinue reading “Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board discusses fees and recent conflict”

Watch for new traffic pattern

By Melanie Williamson   City service director Tony Valerius stated at the Money, September 10, city council meeting that he wanted to make residents aware of a change in the traffic pattern at Sunnyside Road and Brownhelm Station Road on the north side of the train tracks.  The stop sign on Sunnyside Road has beenContinue reading “Watch for new traffic pattern”

Resident questions Vermilion’s age restriction on golf cart passengers

By Melanie Williamson   Resident Julie Horn addressed city council at the Monday, September 10, city council meeting regarding the golf cart law that prohibits young children from riding as passengers on golf carts in town even if they are wearing seatbelts. According to Vermilion ordinance 475.03 Usage and Restrictions, “any child who falls underContinue reading “Resident questions Vermilion’s age restriction on golf cart passengers”

Traffic light project is finalized

By Melanie Williamson   City service director Tony Valerius shared at the Monday, September 10, city council meeting that the employee training on the new traffic lights was completed two weeks ago, which means the traffic light project is complete. Members from both the street department and the police department took part in the training.Continue reading “Traffic light project is finalized”

Children try new activities at Lorain County Metroparks’ Adventure Fest

By Melanie Williamson On Saturday, September 8, the Lorain County Metroparks hosted their annual Adventure Fest at Vermilion River Reservation. This one-day event gave children an opportunity to try a variety of new things from kayaking and fishing to knot tying and panning for gold. There was live music, crafts, and activities for all agesContinue reading “Children try new activities at Lorain County Metroparks’ Adventure Fest”

Vermilion High student’s dream of going to Harvard comes true this summer

By Karen Cornelius   Returning to classes, the question of what did everyone do over the summer vacation usually comes up. Vermilion High School junior Mackenzie Harco will have quite a story to tell about her adventures at Harvard University for seven weeks during the summer. Seeing Harvard’s campus and eventually attending Harvard after graduationContinue reading “Vermilion High student’s dream of going to Harvard comes true this summer”

Eagle Scout project at Sailorway Middle School is relaxing reading garden

By Karen Cornelius   Scout Troop #214 member Zachary Redmon is on his way to fulfilling his goal to be an Eagle Scout. Part of the process is to create an Eagle Scout project to inspire and share with others. Redmon, 15, has just completed his project and it’s a quiet, relaxing spot located inContinue reading “Eagle Scout project at Sailorway Middle School is relaxing reading garden”

Parks board listens to merchants’ concerns about some summer local events

By Karen Cornelius   The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday night, August 21, at the municipal complex on Decatur Street. Five board members were present: Terry Parker, Elizabeth Wakefield, William Warden, Brad Scholtz, and Jim Schoene. Absent were members Jeff Keck and Dennis Brudney. Also present were parks supervisor Dana Corogin andContinue reading “Parks board listens to merchants’ concerns about some summer local events”