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October 15, 2018 12:48- 4300 block of Edgewater: Squad assist. 15:50- 1100 block of Sweetbriar: Warrant arrest. 18:42- 900 block of Jefferson: Fraud complaint. 20:44- Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in an Possession of Marijuana citation.   October 16, 2018 14:30- 300 block of Niagara: Minor 2 vehicle accident. 15:04- 5700 block of Liberty: Fraud complaint.…

As always, parades and time keep marching on

By Rich Tarrant The accompanying photographs are those of an early 20th century parade in good ol’ Vermilion. I believe this one occurred around 1906. While I am unable to be 100% certain it appears that the procession was on Ohio Street just east of Vermilion’s St. Mary’s Catholic church. Among the many interesting things…

Lakefront Park receives upgrade

By Melanie Williamson Brownhelm Township owns and cares for the Brownhelm Lakefront Park located at the northern most end of Woodside Avenue just East of Showse Park. More of a passive park, this small green space provided visitors with a calm and quiet vie of the lake. However, thanks to the efforts and donation of…

Vermilion businesses get needed upgrades with the help of grant

By Melanie Williamson 17 Vermilion businesses recently had the opportunity to make significant improvements to their properties with the help of the Community Development Block Grant. Projects that were partially funded by the grant included new siding, HVAC repairs and upgrades, painting, masonry work, façade repairs, accessibility projects, and gutter installation. Main Street Vermilion administered…

Downtown merchants and Main Street Vermilion look for solutions

By Melanie Williamson After months of complaints to both city council and the parks and recreation board by merchants regarding public land usage, Ward 1 councilman John Gabriel organized a town hall style meeting inviting both merchants and representatives from Main Street to attend, share their positions, and hopefully come to a resolution. Six business…