The Leaves Are Turning, But When?

As sunlight decreases and days become cooler, the trees are beginning to prepare for winter.  Winter is a bad time for trees to grow – too little sunlight, too little water, and too much cold.  Trees need to store nutrients (sugars) in their roots as well as water to survive over winter. They also have…

Charting

By Mayor Eileen Bulan The City of Vermilion works with many entities on a day to day basis to help improve our City.  One of these organizations that we work very closely with is the Erie County Regional Planning Commission.  They help us with our grants and plans for the community.  A part of Regional…

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,…

Police Beat

September 18, 2017 11:09 – 1100 block of Jackson Street: Report of a disturbance between two subjects over a civil matter. Parties were separated. 11:39 – 1200 block of Liberty Ave: Local business reports 25 wooden pallets were stolen from the rear of the business overnight. No suspects at this time. 12:56 – 1100 block…

School Zone

By Phil Pempin I’m sure most, if not all, of the Photojournal readers are aware of the protests involving the National Anthem at various football games around the nation.  These protests might have our readers wondering what should or will happen in the event these protests find their way to any of our events.  I…

The Next Chapter

By Holly Lynn I have a funny story to tell. When I was in my twenties, I was invited to a friend’s house for a special party. She had a friend who was a fortuneteller, and my friend Hannah paid for everyone to have a private session with her. The first thing the fortuneteller told…

Council hears update on city projects

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion City Council met on Monday, September 25, and heard about a wrap-up of some city projects from service director Tony Valerius covering Edison Estates, catch basins, and patching of streets.   He stated that as the construction season winds down, he wanted to report on some of the projects that are…