Vermilion resident chosen to christen museum tug boat

On Friday June 21, 2019, long time Vermilion resident Jane Smith will smash a ceremonial bottle of beer (yes, beer) over the bow rail of the recently restored tugboat, OHIO, which will open as a museum ship at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio. Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director of the museumContinue reading “Vermilion resident chosen to christen museum tug boat”

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Take time to visit Vermilion’s “Rubberneck” park

By Rich Tarrant There’s a reason many local folks refer to it as “Rubberneck” Park – and if you look close you can actually see why in this photo. The official name for it is “Exchange Place”. That’s because, a billion [an exaggeration of course] years ago Exchange Street was ostensibly supposed to run toContinue reading “Take time to visit Vermilion’s “Rubberneck” park”

YMCA Day Camp is grateful and still in need of life jackets

The Vermilion YMCA Day Camp set out looking for life jackets for their campers to ensure safety while having fun. They were overwhelmed with gratitude for those that stepped up to support their efforts including Ferry Legal, LLC, ACC Adult Home Care, Bulan’s Boatyard, Julie Mac, Joyce Sherwood, Rick Thrasher, and Romp’s. The first dayContinue reading “YMCA Day Camp is grateful and still in need of life jackets”

Bennett named 2019 Festival of the Fish Father’s Day Parade Marshall

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce has announced the Morgan Bennett, the 2018 Festival of the Fish Queen will be the Parade Marshall for the 2019 Festival of the Fish Father’s Day parade. Executive director Sandy Coe shared that they chose Bennett because of the amazing job she has done over the lastContinue reading “Bennett named 2019 Festival of the Fish Father’s Day Parade Marshall”

Police Blotter

June 3, 2019 06:33- 900 block of Decatur: Vandalism complaint involving school buses. 10:08- 2400 block of Sunnyside: Traffic stop resulting in citations for DUS, Open Container, and Littering from an auto. 12:54- 4200 block of Telegraph: Property damage complaint. 16:09- 4600 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in citations for DUS and Drug ParaphernaliaContinue reading “Police Blotter”

Friends of Harbourtown 1837 line Liberty Avenue with flags

By Melanie Williamson Friends of Harbourtown 1837 under the leadership of “Flag Chairperson” Charl Gabel has completed their mission of placing United States flags along Liberty Avenue from the downtown area to Overlook Drive. This project was completed in two phases with the help of many generous donors. The first phase of the project coveredContinue reading “Friends of Harbourtown 1837 line Liberty Avenue with flags”

Superintendent Pempin makes clear statements about school and bus safety

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion School Board of Education met on Monday, May 13, for a regular meeting. Following the Vermilion Elementary School citizens of the month being recognized, the board started with the student liaison report. Summer Camps Nancy Mitchel and Jim Balotta spoke to the board about two summer camps opportunities that willContinue reading “Superintendent Pempin makes clear statements about school and bus safety”

Mayor’s Notes – May 30, 2019

By Mayor Jim Forthofer Last week, our heroic middle school teachers took their students on the annual town walk. They visit the water plant, police department, downtown merchants and…the Mayor’s office among other places. EVERY group asks me the same question, “What is your favorite thing about being mayor?” I always say, “You are.” AndContinue reading “Mayor’s Notes – May 30, 2019”

Vermilion Township trustees receive department updates

The Vermilion Township trustees met on Wednesday, May 15, for a regular meeting. Road foreman Steve Young reported on the following: Berm cutting and tree trimming has been completed; Issue with the bus bar was discussed; The street light on Cemetery Road and Darrow Road has not been put back up; Poorman Road Drainage ProjectContinue reading “Vermilion Township trustees receive department updates”

Pavilion Food Truck becomes first to be approved under new legislation

  At the Wednesday, April 10, Vermilion Municipal Planning Commission meeting, the board reviewed the conditional use permit requested by Tim Pence of Pence Lake Erie Lanes for a mobile food unit. Jeremy Crawford and Joe Jesko co-owners of the “The Pavilion Food Truck” were present to represent Tim Pence who applied for a conditionalContinue reading “Pavilion Food Truck becomes first to be approved under new legislation”