Slow down and enjoy the weather this summer

By Judge Zack Dolyk As summer arrives in Vermilion, I would like to remind you when driving please use patience and follow the posted speed limit signs. Children are biking, skateboarding and walking around town. Many drivers fail to obey the speed limit signs which can result in the issuance of a citation for speeding.Continue reading “Slow down and enjoy the weather this summer”

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Municipal court and police department thankful for new transport van

By Judge Zack Dolyk The Vermilion Municipal Court and the Vermilion Police Department have acquired a transport van.  We want to thank the Erie County Commissioners, William Monaghan, Mathew Old, Patrick Shenigo as well as Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. Chief Christopher Hartung had attended a meeting of area police chiefs and learned the Erie County SheriffContinue reading “Municipal court and police department thankful for new transport van”

Understanding the collections system for municipal court fees

By Judge Zack Dolyk Courts are established to provide justice they are not created for the purpose of generating revenue.  However, we understand our responsibility to collect the fines and costs imposed at sentencing. The Clerk’s office of the Vermilion Municipal Court attempts to collect all fine and costs in a timely manner.  When theContinue reading “Understanding the collections system for municipal court fees”

Vermilion Municipal Court releases 2017 year-end report capping a busy year

By Judge Zack Dolyk Every year the Ohio Supreme Court requires that every Court in Ohio report its case load statistics. 2017 was again a very busy year in our Court. The Vermilion Municipal Court collected over 1.4 million dollars in fines and costs. Our goal is to continue to provide excellent service to ourContinue reading “Vermilion Municipal Court releases 2017 year-end report capping a busy year”

Protect yourself and loved ones against financial elder abuse scams

By Judge Zack Dolyk We have had reports of residents receiving letters from companies offering to obtain a Deed and Property Assessment Profiles for them.  The letters look official and offers this service to you along with a large “processing fee.”  In one case the fee is $86.00.  This information can be obtained at theContinue reading “Protect yourself and loved ones against financial elder abuse scams”

Important facts, information and resources regarding domestic violence

By: Judge Zack Dolyk October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. People are encouraged to wear purple ribbons as a symbol of their stand against domestic violence. Domestic violence is a misdemeanor of the first degree carrying a maximum jail sentence of six months and up to a $1000.00 fine.  Once a person is convicted ofContinue reading “Important facts, information and resources regarding domestic violence”

Court advises drivers to take caution with school back in session

By: Judge Zack Dolyk Summer is coming to an end.  The 2017-2018 school year for students and faculty of the Vermilion and Firelands Local Schools will begin on August 29. 2017.  This also means that extracurricular activities will be in full swing.  Every year at this time I remind parents and children of the trafficContinue reading “Court advises drivers to take caution with school back in session”

Amnesty program is continued through August

By: Judge Zack Dolyk The Lorain County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) is continuing the Back to School Amnesty Program through the month of August 2017.  The month of August is recognized throughout the State of Ohio as Child Support Awareness month. In an effort to promote child support awareness, the Agency will be extendingContinue reading “Amnesty program is continued through August”

Municipal court starts monthly program to offer addiction resources

By: Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Municipal Court is exploring news ways to help people find help for addiction. In the February 23, 2017 edition of the Photojournal, Vermilion Municipal Court Judge Zack Dolyk and probation officer Beth Beatty explained some of the many problems they are facing due to the recent heroin epidemic. They eachContinue reading “Municipal court starts monthly program to offer addiction resources”

Municipal Court receives $63,198 Supreme Court Technology Grant

By Judge Zack Dolyk The Vermilion Municipal Court is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a technology grant from the Supreme Court of Ohio. This grant opportunity was open to eligible Court of Appeals, Common Pleas Court (any divisions therein), Municipal Court and County Courts.   Over the past two years, the SupremeContinue reading “Municipal Court receives $63,198 Supreme Court Technology Grant”