School board discusses state testing in light of possible student protest

By: Melanie Williamson At the Monday, May 1, special school board meeting, board member Michael Stark brought it to the board’s attention that there are students attempting to organize a group to protest state testing at the next regular board meeting. Although not on the original agenda and not something the board has direct controlContinue reading “School board discusses state testing in light of possible student protest”

District clarifies severance package

By: Melanie Williamson The Vermilion school board met on Monday, May 1, for a special meeting regarding the severance plan that was introduced. Superintendent Pempin stated that there were changes made to the “language to ensure who we want to be eligible.” Based on discussion, there appeared to be some question as to who wasContinue reading “District clarifies severance package”

Remembering the people and places of yesteryears

By: Rich Tarrant I was actually searching through my files for a photograph on quite another subject when I came across those accompanying this week’s essay. In the yesteryear the scenes portrayed in these snaps would have been commonplace. And that is most likely the reason they caught my eye. These pix portray Vermilion asContinue reading “Remembering the people and places of yesteryears”

Vermilion police investigate stabbing

According to the investigative report prepared by Vermilion police Detective Stephen Davis, he was dispatched to Mercy Hospital on Friday, April 21, due to the fact a man was being treated for a stab wound. According to the report, the victim stated he had gone to Showse Park to walk and get some exercise aroundContinue reading “Vermilion police investigate stabbing”

Tree Tips – Spring Colors

One the many attributes trees have (among many benefits) is that they are indicators or heralds of the seasons.  For example, the vibrant fall colors of leaves announce that the season of autumn is here and winter, with its cold and bare branches, will soon arrive.  Spring, too, with it tree blossoms and emerging flowers,Continue reading “Tree Tips – Spring Colors”

School Zone

 By Treasurer Suzanne Wilson We were very excited and pleased when the Auditor of State’s office announced in March that Vermilion was selected receive the Auditor of State Award for 2016.  The award recognizes exemplary financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). To qualify for this award, school districts must complete anContinue reading “School Zone”

Sailors, Bay Rockets dedicate baseball games to ALS and local resident

By Karen Cornelius   Even though they were rivals on a double-header on Saturday, April 22, the Vermilion Sailors and the Bay Village Rockets came together to dedicate the baseball events of the day to “Playing Harball Against ALS” (PHAALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Gehrig was a Hall of Fame baseball player forContinue reading “Sailors, Bay Rockets dedicate baseball games to ALS and local resident”

Vermilion baseball dominates winning four out of five games in one week

The Sailors varsity baseball defeated Margaretta 10-4 in SBC contest on Wednesday, April 12. The Sailors pounded out 10 hits and scored 10 runs in the 10-4 win. Mason Montgomery was the winning pitcher with relief help from Evan Ozmun. Both pitchers struck out 3 batters. Cromer took the loss for Margaretta. Mason Montgomery hadContinue reading “Vermilion baseball dominates winning four out of five games in one week”

Township trustees go forward on new garage project; discuss recycling

The Vermilion Township Trustees held a regular business meeting on Wednesday, April 5. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chairman Christopher R. Decker. Present were: Decker, trustee; Charles T. Trinter, trustee; Ronald L. Dickel, trustee; Brenda J. Zsebik, fiscal officer; Robert Kurtz, building official/zoning administrator; Frank R. Triana, Vermilion Township fireContinue reading “Township trustees go forward on new garage project; discuss recycling”