Police Beat

July 24th, 2017 0109 – Sanford Street: Report of a suspicious male in the area who may be attempting to enter cars.  The suspect was located and identified but no vehicles were observed to have been entered.  The male was taken home and released. 1546 – 1100 block of Adams Street: Report of a disturbance…

A reminder of the past and his name was Richard Johnson

By: Rich Tarrant Some who know me may already understand that I do not like telephones. However, out of practical necessity my wife and I do have a landline, and now, of course, we both have cell phones. From my narrow point of view one of the saving features of either device during the last…

Public invited to ALICE training

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion Police Department School Resource Officer Brian Beckwith will be offering training to anyone interested in learning more about ALICE, a program to respond to an active shooter situation. ALICE stands for Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate. The Vermilion Local Schools and other school districts across the country are now using this federal Homeland Security Department…

Charting the Course

By: Mayor Eileen Bulan As our City tax dollars diminish every year, it is necessary for the City of Vermilion to find different ways to save money and to work together with other entities. The City of Vermilion is quite unique because we are located in two counties, Erie and Lorain and two school districts,…

Parks Board Briefs

By Karen Cornelius Community use permits: According to the minutes, board members approved several more community event group use park permits at their Tuesday, April 18, regular business meeting. One permit went to Maria Santoferraro for beach yoga from June through August. She was also thanked for her $300 donation. Another permit was approved for…

Sailorway athletes prove competitive

Sailorway Middle School spring sports are in full swing, and the young athletes are proving the have what it takes to be competitive. On Thursday, April 13, the 7th grade softball team played a tough game against Rocky River only leading by a few points until the girls got their bats moving, which is when…

Sharing old memories of old friends and a simpler time

By: Rich Tarrant Tommy Dale Boone was my first best friend when I was about eight. He lived across the street from us (i.e. the Tarrant family) on Perry Street back in the 1950s and 60s. When the accompanying snapshot was taken we were outside the newsstand (currently the Olive Scene) on Liberty. I can…