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”

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 disturbanceContinue reading “Police Beat”

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 lastContinue reading “A reminder of the past and his name was Richard Johnson”

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 DepartmentContinue reading “Public invited to ALICE training”

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,Continue reading “Charting the Course”

It’s time to file for city council, school board, and township offices

By Karen Cornelius Now is the chance for anyone interested in stepping up and serving for a public office. This is the big year for local elections. There are seats open to serve on Vermilion City Council, Vermilion Local School Board, Vermilion Township, and Brownhelm Township. Candidates who will be running for these positions inContinue reading “It’s time to file for city council, school board, and township offices”

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 forContinue reading “Parks Board Briefs”

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 whenContinue reading “Sailorway athletes prove competitive”

LIFE takes strides in making Vermilion a dementia-friendly community

By: Melanie Williamson Vermilion is home to a new organization that is working to help people with dementia and those who care for them. LIFE: A Dementia Friendly Foundation is taking a holistic approach that includes programs for the individuals with dementia, help for their caregivers, as well as community training and awareness programs, soContinue reading “LIFE takes strides in making Vermilion a dementia-friendly community”

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 canContinue reading “Sharing old memories of old friends and a simpler time”